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Watermelon, Wisdom and Why Family Night:  The ADVENT Edition!
A Great Way to Kick Off the Advent Season Come join us, Thursday, December 5th- 6:30-8:00 pm- St Pius X Church Hall, Middletown!  Families, children, parishioners and priests are all invited to come and ask Bishop Cote, and a panel of knowledgeable guests, questions about our Catholic faith traditions.  The evening will highlight the season of Advent. Questions can be submitted through your local parish Faith Formation program or to the Office of Faith Events when you RSVP.  All questions need to be submitted in advance. Come for a night of fun, fe...

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Candlelight Concert and Compline - November 17th
The Cathedral of St. Patrick will host the Annual Candlelight Concert.  November 17th 7:30PM Enjoy the beauty of the Cathedral and the sound of the Norwich Diocesan Choir in a program of music that we hope will be an instrument of peace.  The evening will conclude with Compline (night prayer) sung in candlelight. A few music selections on the program include Psalm 150 by César Franck and Ave Verum by Camille Saint-Saëns. This Event is Free

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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Posted on November 10, 2019 in: Events

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a common religious experience involving children and adults in which the religious values of childhood, primarily those values of contemplation and enjoyment of God, are predominant. This experience is shared in a place particularly prepared for the religious life of children called the Atrium. Join us on Saturday, December 7 St. Patrick Church, Mystic 9 am-12 pm Come learn new “hands on” methods and techniques to help children come to know God personally. Come listen to catechists speak about the techniques ...

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Praying Your Goodbyes

Posted on October 28, 2019 in: Bereavement Support, Events

Praying Your Goodbyes
~Bereavement Day of Prayer ~ The Diocesan Catholic Family Services Office is sponsoring two workshops for the bereaved entitled: Praying Your Goodbyes  Both workshops will include time for private reflection, prayer and journaling, and will give participants suggestions on how to navigate the upcoming holidays, and discover ways to grow through the experience of their loss.  It will be offered on two separate dates: Thursday, November 7  9 A.M. to 12 P.M. St. Sebastian Parish Hall, 155 Washington St., Middletown or Saturday, November ...

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Mass to Honor Children Who Have Died from Stillbirths, Miscarriages or Abortions
MASS OF REMEMBRANCE The Annual Diocesan Mass of Remembrance to honor children who have died from stillbirths, miscarriages or abortions, whether recently or years ago, will take place Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 7 P.M. at Sacred Heart Church, 52 West Town St., Norwichtown, CT. The Mass of Remembrance is an opportunity for family members to memorialize and honor the dignity of the precious lives of pre-born children.  For more information, call Mary-Jo McLaughlin at the Catholic Family Services Office, 860-848-2237, Ext. 312.    

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The Family Catechesis Workshop is Cancelled
The FAMILY CATECHESIS: MODELS AND RESOURCES workshop scheduled for this Saturday October 26, 2019 at St. Mary Church in Coventry:  has been CANCELLED. .  We hope to reschedule this workshop in the spring or next fall.  Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. Andrea Hoisl, Office of Faith Events  

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November 3rd - 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. 28th Annual Red, White and Blue Mass Sunday, November 3, 10:15 a.m. Cathedral of Saint Patrick Norwich, CT The Annual Red, White and Blue Mass will take place Sunday morning, November 3rd, at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich for all service branches: ARMY, NAVY, MARINES,  AIR FORCE, MERCHANT MARINE AND COAST GUARD. Rev. Thomas Hoar, S.S.E., President, St. Edmund’s Retreat is the celebrant and homilist. Parishioners from acr...

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Advocating for Life: 2019 CT Pro-Life Conference
Are you interested in learning how to effectively advocate for pro-life concerns in CT?   The CT Catholic Conference, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition- USA (www.epcc.ca), and Family Institute of CT are jointly sponsoring this event in collaboration with Pro-Life Ministry of the Archdiocese of Hartford.  It is a day of workshops and discussions on November 2, 2019 at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol. The St. Paul Catholic High School Pro-Life Club, recipients of the 2019 CT Right to Life Agnes Giannini Youth Award, will also be involved. Regist...

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Silver and Gold Jubilee Anniversary Mass Coming Oct. 27
All couples married 25 & 50 years or celebrating any significant anniversary year are invited to attend a Silver and Gold Jubilee Anniversary Mass at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 2 p.m. Come and renew your commitment to live your marriage in holiness in a Pontifical Mass celebrated by Bishop Michael R. Cote. Family and friends are invited to share in this special testimony and witness to love and marriage. Dessert and beverages will be served following the Mass in the Cathedral Hall.

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Catholicism: The Pivotal Players

Posted on October 17, 2019 in: Events

Catholicism: The Pivotal Players
The Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Gales Ferry presents CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players, a series of segments from Bishop Robert Barron’s DVD that explores saints, artists, mystics and scholars who helped shape the life of the Church and the course of Western civilization. There is no fee for the series, which takes place on the following dates at the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish meeting room, 1654 Route 12 in Gales Ferry (across from CVS). October 24  St. JOHN HENRY NEWMAN, the Convert left a prestigious career to seek and preach the apostolic faith. N...

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