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Congratulations to seniors Michael Wyeth Bonser and Terrence Tang whose artworks were chosen from among 3,500 student entries from all over Connecticut for the Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Michael received a Gold Key and Best in Portfolio for his portfolio titled “Complexities of Life” which features 8 pieces of his work. He also received the Hartford Art School Scholarship and the CT Women Artists Scholarship. Terrence received a Gold Key for his watercolor painting “Earth to Earth.” Their work, which was exhibited at the 2019 Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards Show at Slipe Gallery, Hartford ...

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Superintendent Letter

Posted on February 12, 2019 in: School News

My Dear Friends, This year, the month of February falls in the Season of Ordinary Time. Generally speaking, the month is dedicated to the Holy Family. In our Catholic schools, we try to teach our students more about the Holy Family. The Reverend John L. McKenzie, a professor of Theology, indicated that “Roman Catholic teaching identifies the family as the social and moral center of the community.” The family, according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, is “the original cell of social life.” In this day and age people are communicating with electronics, it is important for us as parents ...

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Teens Helping Teens

Posted on January 02, 2019 in: News, School News

Teens Helping Teens
By Marie Kalita-Leary The Mercy High School National Honor Society (NHS) Christmas Drive for the second year benefitted the Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center. As a facility of the Connecticut Department of Youth and Families, the Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center provides brief treatment, residential care and educational instruction for abused and neglected teens between the ages of 13 and 17. Youth come to the facility from all over the state. The Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center- South Campus, formerly known as the Riverview Hospital for Children ...

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By Morningstar Stevenson RENTON, WA – After Noel Ramos returned from visiting a Catholic school in Haiti, he felt even more blessed by the resources he has teaching at St. Anthony School in Renton, Washington. “All they have are blackboards, but they are eager to learn,” said Ramos. “Education is so powerful, and the kids in Haiti understand that.” Ramos was part of a delegation of parishioners from St. Anthony Parish to visit their sister parish, Ste. Anne de Hyacynthe. The annual trip is a part of a twinning relationship, coordinated by the Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti, that...

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Haiti, Catholic School, St. Anthony Parish, Outreach to Haiti

A Letter from the Superintendent

Posted on November 07, 2018 in: School News

My Dear Friends, Our schools have been meeting great success so far this year. I am happy to report that our diocese has obtained licensing to implement the Cyber Awareness Safety Education Curriculum for Catholic Schools, which is a nationally known curriculum geared toward grade school and middle school students. The curriculum of this course is for students to develop a deeper understanding of the dangers of the Internet and inappropriate online behavior, therefore making a connection between actions and consequences. The students will engage in active learning techniques to personalize topics covered and take the ne...

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Diocese Honors Teachers at 23rd Annual Educators Mass “It was a very fulfilling career seeing the growth in my students through the school year was very gratifying.” Maryanne Leone has dedicated 29 years of her life to Education. By Stephanie Gallow On Sunday September 9th, at the Cathedral of St. Patrick educators from around the Diocese gathered for the 23rd Annual Diocesan Mass for those Dedicated to Education. The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich was the main celebrant. The Homilist Reverend Francis J. Gilbert, addressed the congregation, reminding us that we are all...

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Sarah Engel, Saint Edmund Honor Scholarship Honoree
The St. Edmund’s Honor Scholarship, established in memory of the members of the Society of St. Edmund who served as faculty and staff members of St. Bernard School was awarded to Sara Engel, Friday October 12th at a Mass and Dinner held at Enders Island Retreat center in Mystic. Instituted in 2007, the endowed Saint Edmund’s Honor Scholarship is given annually to a first semester senior of St. Bernard School who has shown through academics and service the virtues that St. Edmund heroically manifested in his life. Sarah, the daughter of Stephen and Eileen E...

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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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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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Congratulations Academy of the Holy Family Class of 2018
By Sister M. Kateri, SCMC Front row left to right: Audrey Jan Marie Tamani, Rebecca Starkey, Zahena Dieujuste, Tessa Waskin, Natalie Roy. Second row left to right: Sydney Dinh, Anna Wolk, Vicky Li, and Nina Ngo. The top row left to right: Jing Huang, Chelsea Popoola, Rebecca Wood, Jacqueline Johnson, and Faith Kowitz. “Our prayers are with them knowing that they will go forth in our world to do great things.” Sister M. Kateri, SCMC

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Mercy High Choir Wins First Place
Mercy High Choir Wins First Place With A Superior Rating In Recent Competition By Marie Kalita-Leary Back Row (L-R) Allison Mahr, Brynn Baltramaitis, Jaelena Rivera, Claire Bauman, Sara Conroy, Abigail Goff Middle Row (L-R) Emilee Apuzzo, Ava Bradford, Nathalie O’Neill, Chloe Tomasso, Claudia Tapler, Sarah Fosdick, Amanda Greco, Mary Darin Front Row (L-R) Caroline Gmyrek, Elana Puszka, Emily Acri, Mae Grochowski, Mr. Matt Campisi, Catherine Walsh, Madelyn Denvir, Abigail Malczon, Amanda Ross The Mercy High School Tour Choir traveled to Virginia Beach for ...

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Saint Bernard Graduation 2018

Posted on June 06, 2018 in: School News

Saint Bernard Graduation 2018
By Shari L. Marderness Saint Bernard School celebrated the graduation of 59 students on Friday, May 25, at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich. The ceremony included a lively speech from senior Henry Cox, of Pawcatuck, who was chosen by a faculty panel to give the Orator’s Address. “I speak for most everyone’s experience as a student here when I say that Saint Bernard is home. This is that one-of-a-kind special place that will make you feel welcome … and proud to by yourself,” he said. This year, 9 alumni parents and 2 alumni ...

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Xavier High School's Graduation
Xavier High School's Graduation Closes Stellar Year For Class Of 2018 Xavier High School graduated 159 students on May 20, 2018. Shawn R. Beals Xavier High School’s Class of 2018 graduated Sunday morning, ending a stellar year for the school in academics and sports. Some of the 159 graduates were part of the group that won an international engineering competition and a top-20 finish in the cross country national championships in Oregon, impressive feats even for a school already known for its success. Headmaster David Eustis said the Class of 20...

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Preserving Catholic Education in Middletown
Bishop Cote Celebrates Opening of New Blessed John Paul II Regional School By Shelley Wolf, FCC Contributor/Photos by Donna Antonacci Middletown - Nearly 175 eager young students clad in red, white and blue uniforms gathered at the modern St. Mary of Czestochowa Church in Middletown on Thursday, September 5 to welcome the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich. Teachers, administrators and parents were also on hand for the special 10:00 a.m. Mass and blessing, which marked the official opening of the new Blessed John Paul II Regional School. “T...

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