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Let's Stand Together to Build the Future this #GivingTuesday
On #GivingTuesday, we thank our generous ACA donors. Unfortunately, our shelves still need stocking.   If you are able to share your resources #GivingTuesday (Nov 27th) is the day to do it!  Please consider making a gift today! Thank you for being a good steward and sharing your gifts with those less fortunate. May God bless you as you continue to "Stand Together" with those in need. The Annual Catholic Appeal offers several electronic giving options,  including GIVE BY TEXT!  to (860 ) 37...

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USCCB President Issues Statement  Following Deadly Shooting at Mercy Hospital in Chicago
November 20, 2018 WASHINGTON—Following the tragic shooting yesterday in Chicago, Illinois, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement calling for prayers and steps to curb gun violence. The full statement of Cardinal DiNardo follows: "Yesterday, at a place which should be a center of healing, a police officer, a doctor and a pharmaceutical resident lost their lives in a senseless act of gun violence. The shooting was carried out at Mercy Hospital on the south side of Chicago. W...

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U.S. Bishops Approved “Open Wide Our Hearts:
The Enduring Call to Love, A Pastoral Letter Against Racism" November 14, 2018 BALTIMORE— The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved today, during its November General Assembly, the formal statement, “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love, A Pastoral Letter Against Racism." The full body of bishops approved it by a two-thirds majority vote of 241 to 3 with 1 abstention. The USCCB Cultural Diversity in the Church Committee, chaired by Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS, of San Antonio, Texas, spearheaded the lett...

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U.S. Bishops To Meet Nov. 12-14 in Baltimore
Will Address Abuse Crisis and Action Items; Assembly to be Live Streamed, Live Tweeted, Carried Via Satellite October 30, 2018 WASHINGTON—The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will gather for the 2018 Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, November 12-14.   The assembly will begin with an address by Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the USCCB and also an address by the Papal Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre. The body of bishops will then adjourn to an on-site chapel f...

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President of U.S. Bishops' Conference Issues Statement Following Shooting in Pittsburgh
October 27, 2018 WASHINGTON—Following the tragic shooting this morning at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement calling for prayer and action to put an end to violence. The full statement is as follows: "This morning violence, once again, struck one of our communities, this time in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is apparent at least eight souls lost their lives in a shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue. To our brothers and si...

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40 Days for Life

Posted on October 12, 2018 in: News, Events

40 Days for Life began with a vigil Mass, Tuesday September 25th at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick. Here is a brief portion of Father Brian Maxwell’s homily. In it he talks about the miracles in support of the cause that led to the upcoming (October 14th) Canonization of Pope Paul VI. “Pope Paul VI, who ordained Bishop Cote in 1975, will be proclaimed a Saint in just 19 days. I love one of Pope Paul’s explanations about our spiritual life — teaching us that “Holiness is within everyone’s reach”, and that we only need two elements in order to become saints, “the grace of...

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“Just Like You” Raises Disability Awareness
 “Children with disabilities are just like all children and they should not be defined by their disability,” said Andrea Hoisl, director of the Diocesan Office of Faith Events (OFE) in discussing a disabilities awareness presentation her office is offering to students in diocesan elementary schools and parish catechetical programs. The presentation, called “Just Like You,” is part of the One Heart Ministry, a disability outreach program sponsored by the Office of Faith Events. “In our culture today, raising awareness about the different...

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November 4th - Active and Retired Military Honored at  Red, White & Blue Mass
DIOCESE OF NORWICH TO HONOR SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN AND THOSE WHO HAVE DIED IN SERVICE TO THE COUNTRY. 27th Annual Red, White and Blue Mass Sunday, November 4, 10:15 a.m. Cathedral of Saint Patrick Norwich, CT The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich, will celebrate the Annual Red, White and Blue Mass, Sunday morning, November 4th, at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich for all service branches: ARMY, NAVY, MARINES,  AIR FORCE, MERCHANT MARINE AND COAST GUARD. Parishioners from across the Diocese will join with family, friends and supporters...

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Firefighters/EMS Personnel Honor October 13
Diocese of Norwich to Celebrate Mass Honoring Saturday, October 13, 2018, Procession 4:00 pm Mass at 5:00 p.m. Cathedral of Saint Patrick Norwich, CT Norwich -- Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich, will celebrate the 26th Annual Mass for Firefighters/EMS Personnel in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich.  The men and women firefighters and first responders of all faiths gather to thank God for their calling, to pray for their safety, and to remember their fallen colleagues.            ...

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Register Today!- Wine, Wisdom and Why- The Thanksgiving Edition
November 18, 2018, 3-5 pm Learn more about your faith and share some fellowship with other adult Catholics. Ask questions about our faith traditions, scripture and prayer that you have always wondered about! Our panel of experts ready to answer any questions include:  Most Reverend Michael R. Cote,D.D.  Bishop of Norwich Sr. Elissa Rinere CP, Chancellor, Director of Office of Worship/Pastoral Planning Deacon Chris Deskus, Director of Prison Ministry Office, Mr. Paul Kieda, Apologetics/Morality Teacher, Xavier High School, Middle...

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