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Memorial Day Cemetery Mass in Norwich, CT - May 27, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.
In Saint Joseph Cemetery, Boswell Avenue, Norwich, the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich will celebrate Mass on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. In case of inclement weather this Mass will be celebrated in the Cathedral of St. Patrick, 213 Broadway, Norwich. All priests are invited to concelebrate. Please bring alb and white stole.

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Memorial Day Cemetery Mass in New London, CT - May 27, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.
In Saint Mary Cemetery, Jefferson Avenue, New London, Msgr. Leszek Janik, VG, will celebrate Mass on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.  In case of inclement weather this Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary Church, New London.  All priests are invited to concelebrate.  Please bring alb and white stole.

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2019, Memorial Day, Mass, Cemetery, New London
Memorial Day Cemetery Mass in Montville, CT - May 27, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.
In Saint Patrick Cemetery, Depot Road, Montville, Reverend James Sucholet will celebrate Mass at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 27, 2019.  In case of inclement weather the Mass will be celebrated in Saint John Church, Uncasville.  All priests are invited to concelebrate.  Please bring alb and white stole.

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2019, Memorial Day, Mass, Cemetery, Montville
ACA Ministry Fair Welcomes Donors
By Mary Ellen Mahoney The Red Lion Hotel in Cromwell was the site of this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal Ministry Fair on Sunday, April 7. Twenty-two of the ministries of the Diocese of Norwich were represented by their directors and staff who manned booths showcasing the good works being done by each ministry within our communities. This year, the ministry fair was “open house” style with an expanded continental breakfast being served. It was hoped that by encouraging people to stop in any time between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., more people would attend the ...

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A Thank You to Donors to the Annual Diocesan Seminary Fund Collection
By Father Gregory Galvin, Director of Priestly Vocations A special thank you to all who participated in the Annual Diocesan Seminary Fund Collection. On behalf of our past, present and future seminarians, we thank you! Why is this particular collection so important? In case you did not have the opportunity to donate in years past or hesitated to donate because of all that has gone on with regards to the scandals of clergy in the news these past ten months, please take a few moments more and read on. First, consider the future of your Church, your diocese, your childr...

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St. Vincent de Paul Place volunteers clean up Norwich streets
On April 27, an ambitious group of 25 volunteers with St. Vincent de Paul Place spent two hours cleaning the streets around Cliff, Oak, Park and Roath Streets in Norwich. Three large trucks and a trailer were filled to the brim with old mattresses, furniture and debris which topped our biggest weight collection last month (6,500 pounds) with a whopping 6,600 pounds this month. It is amazing to see what can be done in a two-hour period of time with a dedicated group of volunteers. Each month, new people join the efforts. Some volunteers have attended most if not a...

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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
Pope Francis Issues Global Standards Addressing the Evil of Sexual Abuse
Pope Francis has issued new Vatican laws on how Catholic clergy around the world will handle reported cases of sexual abuse. The new rules, released May 9, are the result of a February summit on sex abuse, in which heads of bishops’ conferences from around the world met at the Vatican. The new papal document, called a "motu proprio," applies mandatory new procedures for all Catholic Church dioceses across the globe on the reporting of alleged sexual abuse. Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and president of the United States...

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Registrations Now Being Accepted for Upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend in the Manchester, CT Area
Connecticut 2019 Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend - Register Today! The weekend is designed to help married couples communicate more intimately with one another in order to deepen and enrich their relationship. The weekend is free from everyday routines, distractions and tensions. An atmosphere is created where the couple can concentrate exclusively on one another in a private, confidential environment. A series of presentations that touch on many aspects of marriage is given by three couples, and a Catholic priest. After each presentation, the couple has ti...

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Marriage Encounter, Worldwide Marriage Encounter, Love, Communication, Marriage
Hope and Healing for the Divorced, Separated - June 15, 2019 in Portland, CT
Hope and Healing for the Divorced, Separated The Catholic Family Services Office is offering a program for Catholics experiencing the pain and hurt of losing a marriage relationship. Entitled Hope and Healing: Surviving Divorce and Separation, it will take place Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. at St. Mary Church Hall, 45 Freestone Ave., Portland, CT. This workshop will give you time for personal reflection, group sharing, prayer, ritual, journaling, and support with other Catholics seeking hope and healing as you gently move forward in your life. The...

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healing, Catholic Family Services, Divorce, Separation, Marriage
Foundation gives $1,000 to St. Vincent de Paul Place & Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities and St. Vincent de Paul Place each are recipients of $1,000 in charitable grant funds distributed by the Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation. St. Vincent de Paul Place will use the funds for its food pantry, while Catholic Charities will use its award for emergency basic needs and intensive case management. The Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation has distributed $25,000 in grants to 19 nonprofit organizations in the region this year. Last year, the foundation awarded $100,000 in grants. The foundation, the philanthropic part of The Day news...

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St. Joseph School students showcase their work in Invention Convention
The middle school students of Saint Joseph School in Baltic participated in their third annual local Connecticut Invention Convention competition on March 29.   An original prototype was produced and tested by each student as a solution to a given problem. James Ruckert was the finalist for the 7th grade with his prototype Tie Shield. Daniel FitzGerald was the 6th grade finalist with his Faucet Friend. Brianna Smith was the 5th grade finalist for her prototype, the Higherase. The winners of the local competition will go on to represent the school in the Con...

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The Galaxy and Beyond: Mercy students explore Earth and the Universe during their Astronomy Trip
By Marie Kalita-Leary Mercy High School Dean of Academics and Technology Mrs. Melissa Bullock and Science teacher Ms. Gianna Iannucci have been involved with the University of Notre Dame Science and Religion Initiative since 2015. The Initiative is designed to help secondary Catholic school teachers to integrate Catholic teaching into the science classroom in terms of ethics, awareness of the history of Catholic scientists, and clarifying superstition from religion. They have also been involved in helping the Vatican Observatory advance its website and tools for teachers...

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Bishop Cote welcomes 11 Catechumens and Candidates at Easter Vigil Mass
By Ryan Blessing A dramatic transformation from darkness to light filled the Cathedral of St. Patrick as part of the celebration of the Easter Vigil on April 20. The Diocese of Norwich also welcomed three Catechumens, those who have never been officially baptized into a church prior to entering the Catholic Church, at the holy liturgy. The catechumens joined two Candidates – non-Catholic Christians requesting entrance in to the Catholic Church -- and six adults previously baptized as Catholic to receive the Sacraments of Initiation – Holy Communion and ...

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Mercy’s Robotic Team Wins Another FIRST Robotics Championship
By Marie Leary The Mercy TechTigers 3654 won their second FIRST® Robotics championship banner in March at the Waterbury District event. The TechTigers, an all-girl robotics team from Mercy High School Middletown, excelled at this year’s game Destination: DEEP SPACE and earned the win with two consecutive victories FIRST®, an acronym “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,” was founded in 1989 to help design programs that help the building of science and technology and generate interest in the STEM field for young people. T...

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