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Conclusions of V Encuentro to Be Presented to Pope Francis
  Archbishop Gomez to present conclusions of V Encuentro to Pope Francis By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Sep 17, 2019 / 11:19 am (CNA).- A delegation from the U.S., including Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, will present the conclusions and proceedings of the National V Encuentro of Hispanic and Latino Ministry to Pope Francis Wednesday. The Encuentro was a September 2018 meeting of around 3,000 Hispanic and Latino Catholics on issues such as the accompaniment of immigrants, access to higher education, lay leadership formation, community outreach, an...

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Accompanying our Youth on Their Faith Journey
New Curriculum Involves Accompanying Our Youth by Andrea Hoisl  “Walking with our youth in faith is dependent upon our trust in the Holy Spirit – trusting that it will take us where we need to go – closer to Christ,” said Fr. Frank Donio, director of the Catholic Apostolate Center in Washington, D.C.,  at a recent presentation to catechists, catechetical leaders and parents in the diocese.  Here is the complete video of Fr. Donio's Talk- Accompanying our Youth on their Faith Journey The topic of Fr. Donio&r...

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Father Francis Xavier McMahon, S.S.E., May 18, 1925 -- Sept. 15, 2019
Townshend, Vt. - Father Francis Xavier McMahon, S.S.E., died Sept. 15, 2019, in Townshend, Vt. Father McMahon was born in Bronx, N.Y. May 18, 1925, the son of Francis Patrick McMahon and Teresa McCrea McMahon. After service in the United States Army Air Forces from 1943 to 1945 he attended Saint Michael's College, Winooski Park, Vt., graduating in 1949. He professed his first vows in the Society of Saint Edmund Oct. 20, 1950, and was ordained to the priesthood June 5, 1954. Father McMahon's assignments in the Society of Saint Edmund were as Secretary to the Super...

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HASC to Observe Day of Remembrance Mass & Gravesite Prayer Service
Amidst historic state abortion battles, area residents gather on September 14 to mourn abortion’s unborn victims on seventh annual Day of Remembrance As the fate of Roe v. Wade hangs in the balance, state legislatures across the country have passed some of the most extreme abortion bills ever seen. While states like New York and Illinois have swept away abortion restrictions, other states like Ohio and Alabama have passed abortion bans that could provoke the overturning of Roe. But on Saturday, September 14, at 8:00 a.m. local residents will gather to remind the...

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Pro-Life
Everyday Blessings Recognize God’s Gifts to Us
By Andrea Hoisl Blessings are words that express gratitude for something or show God’s favor. What does the word “bless” actually mean? In Hebrew, the root means “to increase” or “bring down Divine abundance.” So if I bless you, I am asking God to increase your well-being, happiness, or circumstances – in essence, to give you more of Himself. In a world where there is so much going on, we often forget to take time to recognize and acknowledge the many blessings in our lives. Those can include the times when God has given...

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40 Days For Life - Why We Do It! - A Reflection
Here we are - peacefully praying and fasting for 40 Days - for Life! Started by some college students – young people – that knew ‘taking life’ was wrong. Young people – who started this prayer vigil –  to pray and fast for what is right – and stand up against – what is evil. Answering a call from God to defend the innocent unborn and build a better world. Here we are – in the greatest nation in the world – and we have so many thinking they know better than God. So many who justif...

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Executive Director of the Connecticut Catholic Conference, Takes Issue with Planned Parenthood of CT
Chris Healy, Executive Director of the Connecticut Catholic Conference, takes issue with Planned Parenthood of CT attempt to get taxpayers to pay for more abortions after it declined federal money. Listen Here     Connecticut Planned Parenthood Rejects Federal Title X Family Planning Funds The Trump administration’s new regulations concerning Title X funding has resulted in Planned Parenthood organizations nationwide, including in Connecticut, to refuse to accept any further Title X funds. Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (...

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Off to a Good Start
NDCCW Award Scholarships to Mercy Freshmen Two incoming Mercy High School freshmen were each presented a scholarship by the Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women(NDCCW).  Marian Hall of St. Bridget of Kildare Parish in Moodus and Isabella Baldassini of St. Mary Częstochowa Parish in Middletown submitted applications in the spring.  The $500 scholarships are awarded to eighth grade girls who will be attending a Catholic high school in the fall. Isabella, the daughter of Paul Baldassini and Susanne Lee-Baldassini, graduated from St. John Paul II School...

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In Memoriam - Sister Mary Rita Clare Hoffner
Sister Mary Rita Clare Hoffner, 91, a Sister of Mercy, died on August 17, 2019 at St. Mary Home in West Hartford after a brief illness. Born of the late William and Olivine (Gardner) Hoffner in Manchester, CT she was also raised there. After graduating high school, Rita became a Sister of Mercy on December 28, 1946 and pronounced her vows on June 28, 1949 taking the religious name, Sister Mary Rita Clare. She began teaching primary grades in parish schools within the Hartford Archdiocese, earning a B.S. degree in education, studying on a part time basis. She continued to...

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Students Continue Their Ascent

Posted on August 28, 2019 in: School News

Students Continue Their Ascent
Students around the diocese returned to school starting August 27th, when St. Bernard School in Uncasville opened its doors for a new year of classes. Then on Wednesday, August 28th, more than 1400 students in the 11 Catholic elementary schools throughout the diocese began the new academic year. The Academy of the Holy Family resumes classes on August 29th, with Mercy and Xavier schools doing so on Sept. 3. Teachers and staff greeted students with enthusiastic smiles, ready to embark on another fun year of learning. Henry Fiore Jr., who heads up ...

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