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23rd Annual Educators Mass - September 9th
Diocese to Honor Educators Xavier Graduate Chosen as Homilist The 23rd  ANNUAL Diocesan Mass for Those Dedicated to Education will take place 8:45 am on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich.  Each year this special Mass is held to honor teachers, administrators and support staff from private, parochial and public schools of all faiths from across the Four Counties that comprise the Diocese of Norwich.  This year the homilist will be newly ordained Reverend Francis Gilbert, Parochial Vicar of Saint Patrick in East Ha...

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Bishop Addresses Recent Events in Pastoral Letter
Bishop Michael R. Cote, D.D. addressed parishioners throughout the Diocese in a pastoral letter read and/or distributed at all masses this weekend.  See letter below and links to the Office for Safe Environments Statement and webpage.   August 21, 2018   My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We are, as one family in Christ, heartsick over what we have learned in recent days and weeks from the Pennsylvania grand jury report and the accusations against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.  These revelations have reopened the pain and sorr...

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Support Catholic Education

Posted on August 24, 2018 in: School News

Support Catholic Education
Catholic Elementary School Collection This September 8th and 9th the Annual Catholic Elementary School Collection will be conducted throughout the Diocese.  This will only be an in-pew collection.  Donation envelopes will be available in church.   Appropriately titled, Faith for the Future, the collection recognizes that our futures truly do belong to the children we are educating in our schools today.  Our 11 Diocesan elementary schools offer families a safe and nurturing environment in which to entrust their children’s academic, social an...

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9th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner

Posted on August 12, 2018 in: Events

9th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner
A Celebration of Current and Past Leaders of Catholic Education by: Kathy Gaito The tradition of celebrating Catholic education in the Diocese of Norwich continues this year with the 9th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner.  The Seton Dinner will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 4:00pm at the Mystic Marriott Hotel, 625 North Road, Groton, Connecticut.  At the dinner, individuals are honored for their contributions to Catholic education and all proceeds from the dinner are distributed by The Catholic Foundation to elementary school students in the form...

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The U.S. bishops urge our participation each Friday in a nationwide Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life, August 3–September 28. Participants will receive weekly email or text reminders to pray and fast, along with little-known facts about Roe v. Wade to share with others. Sign up at www.usccb.org/pray!

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 Wedding Anniversary Mass -October 21st
All couples married 25 & 50 years, or celebrating a significant anniversary, are invited to attend this year’s Silver and Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass Celebrated by Bishop Michael R. Cote Sunday, October 21, 2018, at 2 P.M. Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Norwich   Come and share your witness of enduring love and renew your commitment to live your marriage in holiness    Family and friends are also invited to share in this special testimony and witness to love and marriage. Light refreshments will be served following the...

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What is an Annulment?

Posted on August 06, 2018 in: Events

What is an Annulment?
If you are a divorced Catholic who would like to know more about annulments or is considering beginning the annulment process but aren’t quite sure what it is or how to go about doing so, this informational workshop is for you. Join us: Thursday, September 13, 2018, 7-9 P.M. St. Bernard Church Hall 25 St. Bernard’s Terrace, Rockville, CT Fr. Ted Tumicki, judicial vicar, and Fr. Brian Romanowski, vice-chancellor and adjutant judicial vicar of the Diocesan Marriage Tribunal, will be part of a panel that will cover the numerous aspects of the annulment pro...

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WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement noting the steps the U.S. Bishops Conference will take in addressing the failures of the Church in protecting the people of God. Cardinal DiNardo’s full statement: “The accusations against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick reveal a grievous moral failure within the Church. They cause bishops anger, sadness, and shame; I know they do in me. They compel bishops to ask, as I do, what more could have been done to protect the People of Go...

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Humanae Vitae- The Timeless Teaching from the Church on Marital Love
July 25, 2018 marked the Fiftieth Anniversary of Blessed Paul VI's landmark encyclical Humanae Vitae. Written in a turbulent era, the encyclical was prophetic in what it stated about human sexuality and the transmission of life. The document is counter-cultural and it is a treasure. It is a teaching full of hope. There are many good resources available for young couples to become aquainted with the teachings of HumanaeVitae and Saint John Paul II's Theology of the Body. Many young people are embracing Church teaching on ...

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NDCCW Choose Keynote Speaker for Convention
Sister Elissa Rinere, C.P.,J.C.D. Chancellor of the Diocese of Norwich will be the Keynote Speaker at 2018 Convention Sister Elissa Rinere, C.P. is a member of the Sisters of the Cross and Passion.  She is originally from New York City, but has lived most of her religious life in New England.  In addition to an M.A. in Secondary Education from URI, Sister has a doctorate in canon law (J.C.D.) from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.  Sister Elissa taught for ten years at what was then “Prout Memorial High School” in R...

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Bishop Ordains Three Permanent Deacons
In Service to the Church     Article by Edyta Wolk Photos by Marie Wynn On July 14 at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, three men were ordained to the order of the permanent diaconate. Bishop Michael R. Cote, D.D. welcomed candidates Dan D’Amelio, Bryan Jones, and Kim Thompson, as well as their wives and families, to the church for the celebration of the rite of ordination. “We all rejoice with you,” the Bishop said to the ordinands. “We likewise congratulate you for your willingness to pursue this calling and for your re...

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Francis J. Gilbert Ordained to the Priesthood
Laborer for the Vineyard Article by Edyta Wolk Photos by Wayne Gignac Family, friends, and Catholics from around the Diocese of Norwich joyfully celebrated as Bishop Michael R. Cote, D.D. ordained Francis John Gilbert to the holy priesthood on June 30 at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick. Many gathered for the momentous occasion, and the large cathedral was brimming as the elect, joined by fellow diocesan priests and deacons, processed into the church to the beautiful sound of the cathedral choir. The Rite of Ordination began with the presentation to the bishop of...

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Bishop Ordains Michael Castiblanco - Deacon
Article by Wayne Gignac Photos by Marie Wynn “We congratulate you on your openness to God’s work in your life and we thank you for responding to His call with such generosity.” These are the words spoken by Bishop Michael R. Cote, May 24th in a beautiful bilingual ceremony at Saint Mary Church in Norwich, prior to ordaining Michael Castiblanco to the order of Deacon.  Bishop Cote also acknowledged Michael’s mother watching in Columbia via Facebook’s Live Streaming service. Deacon Michael will spend the summer in Groton assisting Father...

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