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The Galaxy and Beyond: Mercy students explore Earth and the Universe during their Astronomy Trip
By Marie Kalita-Leary Mercy High School Dean of Academics and Technology Mrs. Melissa Bullock and Science teacher Ms. Gianna Iannucci have been involved with the University of Notre Dame Science and Religion Initiative since 2015. The Initiative is designed to help secondary Catholic school teachers to integrate Catholic teaching into the science classroom in terms of ethics, awareness of the history of Catholic scientists, and clarifying superstition from religion. They have also been involved in helping the Vatican Observatory advance its website and tools for teachers...

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Mercy’s Robotic Team Wins Another FIRST Robotics Championship
By Marie Leary The Mercy TechTigers 3654 won their second FIRST® Robotics championship banner in March at the Waterbury District event. The TechTigers, an all-girl robotics team from Mercy High School Middletown, excelled at this year’s game Destination: DEEP SPACE and earned the win with two consecutive victories FIRST®, an acronym “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,” was founded in 1989 to help design programs that help the building of science and technology and generate interest in the STEM field for young people. T...

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Twenty-Fourth Annual Diocesan Secretaries Mass
The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich, cordially invites you to the Twenty-Fourth Annual Diocesan Secretaries Mass which will be held at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, 213 Broadway, Norwich, Connecticut, at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.  Secretaries of all faiths are invited to attend as well as their families, friends, and employers.           This Mass is an opportunity for you and your loved ones to thank the Lord for the blessing of being called to serve in this way.  It affords us ...

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Holy Week Schedule- Cathedral of Saint Patrick
Holy Week The Week that Forever Changed the World HOLY THURSDAY EVENING - April 18th Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7pm Confessions following Mass    Good Friday APRIL 19th The Lord’s Passion - 3pm Confessions following Service The Way of the Cross  - 6pm   HOLY SATURDAY APRIl 20th Confessions - 10:am - 11:00Am Only EASTER Vigil Mass - 8pm   EASTER SUNDAY APRIL 21st The Resurrection of the Lord Masses 7:30am, 9:am, 10:30am and 5pm

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Holy Saturday Easter Vigil 8pm

Posted on April 19, 2019 in: Events

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil  8pm
Join us as we welcome new members into the Church and celebrate the many Liturgies that contribute to this most beautiful of celebrations. The Liturgy of Light (Lucernarium) First there is the fire that becomes light. As the procession makes its way through the church, shrouded in the darkness of the night, the light of the Paschal Candle becomes a wave of lights, and it speaks to us of Christ as the true morning star that never sets – the Risen Lord in whom light has conquered darkness.     The Easter Proclamation When the...

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Mass of the Lord's Supper - Holy Thursday 7p
Join us as we begin the Paschal Triduum 2019 with the Mass of the Lord's Supper celebrated by the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote at 7p in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick. Confessions will be heard following this beautiful liturgy.

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Diocesan Lenten Videos-Week 7 Prayer
Week 7 - Prayer   Week 6 - Almsgiving   Week 5 - Fasting   Week 4 - Sacrifice   Week 3 - Reconcilliation   Week 2 - Temptation   Week 1 - Ash Wednesday   Get More Out of Your Lenten Season: Enrollment Now OPEN…   This Lent, grow in a deeper, more intimate relationship with God through our weekly Diocesan Lenten Videos.  Break open the scriptures, delve into our Lenten traditions, enhance ...

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The Way of the Cross - Good Friday, April 19th
Join the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich and other area clergy to commemorate Christ’s journey.  The Way of the Cross will be held at the Cathedral of St. Patrick. beginning at 6pm. All are welcome.  

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Tenebrae Service - 7:30 on Friday, April 19 at St. Columba Church in Columbia, CT
Join us at St. Columba Church in Columbia, CT at 7:30 on Friday, April 19 for this moving and dramatic service. Tenebrae is an occasion to pray and contemplate Matthew's account of Jesus's death and burial while mediating on the words of our sacred scripture, meditations and powerful music. This service consists of 7 readings of lamentation and gradual extinguishing of candles. On Good Friday, we are fully aware that the story does not end on Calvary. Tenebrae reflects this understanding of Christ's Paschal sacrifice and its fulfillment. All are welcome. ...

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Spiritual Enrichment Night

Posted on April 17, 2019 in: Events

Spiritual Enrichment Night
Looking for a new way to pray? Want the Bible to be relevant in your life? Looking for a way to get closer to God? Want to better understand the Holy Spirit at work in your life? Come to a Spiritual Enrichment Night, to learn about ways to enhance your spiritual life. April 25, 2019 Christ the King Parish Hall-Old Lyme Sponsored by the Office of Faith Events and Spiritual Renewal Services, Call the Diocese of Norwich Office of Faith Events at 860-848-2237, ext. 304 for more details and/or to register. We hope you can come!!

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Hundreds attend Annual Chrism Mass
The annual Chrism Mass took place Tuesday morning at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, where hundreds of faithful communicants continued the celebration of Holy Week leading up to Easter. The Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Norwich, blessed the sacramental oils that will be used by parishes throughout the diocese in the coming year for baptism, confirmation, anointing of the sick and the ordination of priests. Bishop Cote also acknowledged the terrible fire that almost completely destroyed the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Notre Dame in ...

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Encouraging Reactions to the New Faith Formation Curriculum
By Mary-Jo McLaughlin Based on encouraging feedback thus far for the new faith formation curriculum, Andrea Hoisl, director of the Diocesan Office of Faith Events, said she believes, “The Holy Spirit is moving the Diocese in the direction it needs to go regarding life-long faith formation.” “People seem to be energized by the shared vision that the new curriculum provides,” Hoisl said. It takes the way we have taught children for years, with a focus on prayers and traditions that lay the foundation for our faith and has added an experiential co...

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President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference Issues Statement on Notre Dame Cathedral Fire
April 15, 2019 WASHINGTON—Amidst the devastating fire taking place at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Pairs, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement to the people of Paris. The full statement follows: “The horrific fire that is engulfing the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris is shocking and saddens us all, for this particular cathedral is not only a majestic Church, it is also a world treasure. Noble in architecture and art, it has long been a symbol of the tran...

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Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra brings Mozart's 'Requiem' to Cathedral
By Ryan Blessing The timeless music of Mozart’s “Requiem,” his final composition, filled the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich during a special Palm Sunday evening concert by the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra on April 14. The orchestra and chorus performed before an audience that almost filled the cathedral, and which included The Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich. “God has many titles. He is called omnipresent, he is everywhere. He is called omniscient, he knows everything,” the Bishop said. “But one ...

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Leadership Meeting Launches ACA Campaign
By Kathy Gaito The Holiday Inn in Norwich was the setting for the Diocese of Norwich Annual Catholic Appeal Leadership Meeting on March 7. Priests, parish secretaries and parishioners from all across the diocese who volunteer their time to assist with the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) came together to begin the vital work that will make a difference in the lives of God’s children and help make this year’s appeal a success! At the meeting, the ACA leadership teams were the first group to see this year’s ACA video, “Hand in Hand with All God&rsquo...

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