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U.S. Bishops to Meet June 11-14 in Baltimore; Assembly to Be Live Streamed
June 7, 2019 WASHINGTON— The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will gather for the 2019 Spring General Assembly in Baltimore, June 11-14.   During the assembly, the bishops will discuss and vote on bishop accountability measures to respond to the abuse crisis and will also hear reports from the National Advisory Council and an annual progress report by the National Review Board. The bishops will also discuss and vote on the National Directory for the Formation, Ministry, and Life of Permanent Deacons in the United States (2nd ed...

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Catholic Charities Night at Dodd Stadium June 21st- Tickets on Sale NOW!
Want to help others while enjoying your hometown Connecticut Tigers?   Come join Catholic Charities at Dodd Stadium on June 21st at 7:05pm and enjoy a game, while helping others! Come for the game and stay for the fireworks. Perfect opportunity to thank your employees, volunteers and families! Contact 860-889-8346 x287 

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Memorial Day Prayer

Posted on May 24, 2019 in: News, Reflections

Memorial Day Prayer
God of power and mercy, you destroy war and put down earthly pride. Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears, that we may all deserve to be called your sons       and daughters. Keep in your mercy those men and women who have died in the cause of freedom and bring them safely into your kingdom of justice and peace. We ask this though Jesus Christ our Lord. R/. Amen   —from Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers Saint Joseph Church Occum CT

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Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate - Thursday, May 23 at 7:00p
You are cordially invited to attend the Mass of Ordination to the Diaconate of Mr. Michael Bovino on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. St. Mary Church 95 Main Street, Stonington. 

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ACTION ALERT-on H.B. 7070

Posted on May 14, 2019 in: News

ACTION ALERT-on H.B. 7070
ACTION ALERT Dear Catholic Legislative Network Member, Please Urge Your State Senator and Representative to Vote "NO" on H.B. 7070 "An Act Concerning Deceptive Advertising Practices of Limited Services Pregnancy Centers". Click on the link below or at the end of this email to send them an email. You may edit the pre-written email. Once you enter your address the system will send the email directly to your legislators. Click here to send an email to your legislators. H.B. 7070 is based on completely inaccurate and misleading information abou...

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May Crowning Reminds Us to Honor Our Heavenly Mother All Year
May Crowning May is the month of Mary.  It is also the month we celebrate Mother’s Day.  This year Mother's Day was extra special as the First Holy Communion class of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Baltic participated in the Crowning of the Virgin Mary statue prior to the 10:00a Mass.   The students, who received First Holy Communion on May 11th, processed down the aisle each carrying a red rose. The roses were placed in a vase which was then placed in front of a statue of the blessed Mother. Throughout the month of Ma...

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May crowning
Call to Action Against Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in Connecticut
The Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference, the public policy office of Connecticut’s Catholic Bishops, is uniting with the CT State Missionary Baptist Convention and the CT Chapter of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference to speak out against the legalization of recreational marijuana in Connecticut. We exhort our Catholic parishes throughout Connecticut to join with these urban faith communities to make this initiative successful. Need more information on the issue go to – www.ctactholicpac.org Action Needed: Call the phone nu...

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Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations-April 25th
APRIL 25th  6 pm St. Patrick, East Hampton

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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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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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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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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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