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"Celebrate Marriage" Enrichment

Posted on January 03, 2019 in: Events, Marriage

"Celebrate Marriage" Enrichment
Celebrate Marriage – It’s not too early to begin thinking of Valentine’s Day. Give your Valentine something special this year – the gift of your time.    Come celebrate your marriage at a day-long enrichment that will renew your dreams, increase your passion and refresh and celebrate your marriage.   This marriage enrichment, aptly entitled “Celebrate Marriage,” will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 9 A.M to 3 P.M. at St. Joseph Parish Hall, 99 Jackson St., Willimantic. The cost is $35 per co...

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22nd Annual Consecrated Life Mass

Posted on January 03, 2019 in: Events

22nd Annual Consecrated Life Mass
  On Sunday, February 3, 2019, the 22nd annual Mass of Thanksgiving for the Gift of Consecrated Life will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich.   All are invited to join Bishop Cote in thanking God for the gift of consecrated life and for the sisters, brothers, and religious priests who enrich the Church and build up God’s Kingdom with the witness of their religious commitment.   The homilist will be Father Erik Lenhart, O.F.M. Cap., the former Episcopal Vicar for Consecrated Life for the Diocese o...

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2019 Women's Conference Registration
Thru March 8th- Buy One Ticket and get the second for Half Price! Register today for the 2019 Catholic Women’s Conference!  The conference will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 8:30- 3:00 p.m. at Mercy High School in Middletown. Lisa M. Hendey, author, EWTN contributor, and founder of Catholicmom.com, will be joining us as our keynote speaker. Our day will consist of workshops, Mass, and much, much more! This year we are offering online payment and registration. Click the button below to register for the confere...

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Over 700 People Venerate St. John Vianney Relic in Gales Ferry
"There is nothing so great as the Eucharist. If God had something more precious, he would have given it to us." -St. John Vianney Over 700 people flocked to Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Gales Ferry on December 13th to venerate the incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney. The major relic is in the early stages of a national tour organized by the Knights of Columbus, and at the request of Bishop Michael R. Cote, it was hosted as part of the diocese’s Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations. Housed in an ornate gold reliquary, the incorrupt heart was carried into th...

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St. John Vianney, Relic, Interrupt Heart

2019 Women's Conference Save the Date

Posted on November 30, 2018 in: Events

2019 Women's Conference Save the Date
Please Save the Date for the 2019 Catholic Women's Conference. This year's conference will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 8:30- 3:00 p.m. at Mercy High School in Middletown. The keynote speaker joining us all the way form the west coast is author and EWTN contributor, Lisa M. Hendey, founder of Catholicmom.com Our day will consist of workshops, mass, and much, much more! NEW! This year we will be offering online payment and registration, check back here for more information in the end of January!   Sponsored...

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Catholic Women, Norwich Diocese, 2019
Visitation of Major Relic – St. Jean Vianney
At the behest of Bishop Cote we are very excited to announce that the Diocese of Norwich has been blessed with the opportunity, through the Knights of Columbus, to host the major relic of St. Jean Vianney on December 13, 2018 at the Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes in Gales Ferry. The evening begins at 5pm with a time of quiet visitation and prayer with the relic followed by our Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations and finally an opportunity to venerate/touch the reliquary holding the relic. The Shrine of Ars, France, has entrusted to the Knights of Columbus the major relic o...

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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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World Youth Day Panama-January 21-28

Posted on November 25, 2018 in: Events

World Youth Day Panama-January 21-28
JANUARY 21- 28, 2019 Join us at the next World Youth Day in Panama! Ages 21+ / Cost $2895 / Spaces available  Double Occupancy (with En-Suite) in beautiful Hotel in Panama City Contact Liza at the Office of Faith Events: lroach@norwichdiocese.net DIOCESE OF NORWICH YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY 

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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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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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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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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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