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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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Partnership on Disability Mass - October 28th
Pontifical Mass for the Diocesan Partnership on Disability Please bring a friend and join us for a celebration of the Liturgy for people living with disabilities; for their family, friends, care-givers, co-workers, support staff and health care professionals. Principal Celebrant Bishop Michael R. Cote Sunday October 28, 2018 @11:00 a.m. Our Lady of Lourdes, 1650 Rt. 12, Gales Ferry Brief presentation & refreshments to follow in Church Hall For more information please contact the Office of Faith Events, 860-848-2237 x304 or faithevents@norwichdiocese.net

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October is Respect Life Month

Posted on October 02, 2018 in: News

October is Respect Life Month
As Catholics, we believe that every life is cherished and chosen, from the moment of conception until natural death. Every person is made in the image and likeness of God — the pre-born, those struggling with illness or a disability, those who are reaching the twilight of their life — and so each and every person has inherent dignity. We also believe that our baptism calls us to be the Light of Christ to others.  Resources Soon after the birth of my son Charlie*, who has Down syndrome, a visitor asked whether he was “mild, moderate, or ...

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Appreciating and Defending the Catholic Faith is the theme of an upcoming workshop by renowned Biblical Scholar and Author Tom Smith October 13, at Christ the King Parish in Old Lyme. The workshop is sponsored by the Diocesan Office of Faith Events. “I think the Church more than ever needs hope and healing,” said Smith. ““Our Christian hope is grounded on the sure promises of Christ to his Church. This hope sustains us through the storms we may be facing. Our seminar is an invitation to appreciate more deeply some of the core truths of our faith and learn how we can continue to share those joyfu...

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USCCB Administrative Committee Releases Next Steps
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Administrative Committee Statement on Sex Abuse Scandals; Committee Releases Actions to be Taken Within Its Authority September 19, 2018 WASHINGTON--The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Administrative Committee has issued the following statement today in response to the recent sex abuse scandals. In the statement, the bishops say they pledge to “heal and protect with every bit of the strength God provides us.” Turning to the Lord “When each of us was ordained as a bisho...

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Register Now for NDCCW Convention

Posted on September 19, 2018 in: News, Events

Register Now for NDCCW Convention
Convention Details Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women 63rd Annual Convention                       The Joy of the Gospel Saturday, October 6, 2018 Saint Matthew Church, 111 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Registration Deadline is September 25, 2018 Click Here to Download a Registration Form        

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NCDDW Delegation Attends National Convention

Posted on September 14, 2018 in: News

NCDDW Delegation Attends National Convention
National Council of Catholic Women Convention Six women from the Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women attended the 98th Annual Convention of the National Council of Catholic Women.  They joined with more than 500 women and 42 priests from throughout the United States in Pittsburgh, PA from August 29-September 1, 2018.  The theme for this year’s convention was NCCW Reflecting God’s Joy: Missionary Disciples – Mission Possible! The Keynote speaker was the Most Reverend Frank Caggiano, Bishop of Bridgeport.  Bishop Caggiano gave a p...

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Catholic Funeral Workshop-November 3rd

Posted on August 30, 2018 in: Events

Catholic Funeral Workshop-November 3rd
Register Now! Catholic Funerals Rites, Cremation, Planning, Pre-planning, Cemetery Policies Sponsored by the Diocesan Office of Worship SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018 St. Matthew Parish Hall 111 Tolland Green Tolland, CT  06084 Click Here for a Registration Form Registration begins at 9:00 Program from 9:30 – Noon Fee:  $10 For all parishioners, liturgy committees, music ministers, bereavement committee members Opening presentation:  The Funeral Rites of the Church Cremation and Organ Donation Diocesan Cemetery Polici...

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If you are seeking to find hope, strength and comfort from a loss, burden or sorrow, join us for A Journey with Mary Through Her Seven Sorrows, a seven-week program sponsored by the Catholic Family Services Office. The program will explore each of the seven sorrows of Mary’s life and the message of strength and encouragement each one contains. The program is based on the book Your Sorrow is My Sorrow by Sr. Joyce Rupp. The program will run in two sessions in two locations: Wednesday mornings September 26, October, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14 from 10-11:30 A.M. at St. Mary Parish Hall, 1600 Main St., Coventry, C...

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Mass of Remembrance Nov. 7th
MASS OF REMEMBRANCE – The Annual Diocesan Mass of Remembrance to honor children who have died from stillbirths, miscarriages or abortions, whether recently or years ago, will take place Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at Christ the King Church, 1 McCurdy Rd., Old Lyme, CT. The Mass of Remembrance is an opportunity for family members to memorialize and honor the dignity of the precious lives of pre-born children. Light refreshments will be served following the Mass. For more information, call the Catholic Family Services Office at 860-848-2237, Ext. 306.

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