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Face-to-Face with Jesus- An Hour of Peace

Posted on January 09, 2020 in: News

Face-to-Face with Jesus- An Hour of Peace
Have you ever gone to Adoration?  As Catholics we believe that Christ is truly present in the Blessed Sacrament and His presence endures after Mass is concluded.  Eucharistic Adoration is an opportunity to sit with Jesus, face-to-face. It is a time of prayer and reflection. Of course we believe that God is everywhere, However, in the Eucharist His presence is most powerful. For those of you who have never been or haven't been in a while then the Video above and the prayer below may help convince you that the time is right to attend.- We have included ...

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Catholic, Adoration
Former Student Honors Sister Barbara Gould
Sister Barbara Gould, R.S.M. gets a big surprise during the annual Teachers' Institute held on November 12 at the Holiday Inn in Norwich. Dr. Patrick Slattery, Executive Director of the Xaverian sponsored schools was the keynote speaker for the Institute. Sister Barbara was his elementary school principal of Our Lady of Mercy School in Madison, CT during the 1980s. During Dr. Slattery's presentation, Sister Barbara was shown a surprise slide of the dedication to her from his class yearbook. She was also honored with a lovely gift and a cake whic...

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Norwich, Catholic
Bishop Cote Congratulates Catholic Campaign for Human Development  Grant Recipients
The recipients help provide vital services and initiatives to help lift the lives of low income individuals and families in our communities. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, working to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ, supported generously by parishioners across the Diocese of Norwich.       Pictured from left to right- Bishop Michael R. Cote, D.D. with this year's Catholic Campaign for Human Development grant recipients. Edward Stolz-Birthright of Greater Norwi...

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Bishop, Norwich, Catholic

Project Rachel Can Help

Posted on January 09, 2020 in: ProLife

Project Rachel Can Help
Are you grieving from an Abortion? Trust in the mercy of God’s love. Consider these words from St. John Paul II to those suffering because of abortion: “The church is aware of the many factors which may have influenced your decision, and she does not doubt that in many cases it was a painful and even shattering decision. The wound in your heart may not yet have healed. Certainly what happened was and remains terribly wrong. But do not give in to discouragement and do not lose hope….The Father of mercies is ready to give you His forgiveness and His peac...

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In Memoriam: Fr. Patrick G. McCorry, December 19, 2019
The Rev. Patrick G. McCorry passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2019 in Cromwell, Connecticut. He was 78. Father McCorry graduated from American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts with a bachelors degree in Liberal Arts and was employed as a municipal bond analyst for Standard and Poors for 29 years. He later received his Master of Divinity from Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut and was ordained as a priest in 2001 in the Diocese of Norwich. He served in St. Sebastian's in Middletown and in St. Joseph's in Willimantic before re...

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Norwich, Priest, Catholic
Saint Bernard School Students Celebrate Achievements
Students at Saint Bernard School in Uncasville recently celebrated several noteworthy achievements: The Mock Trial team won both of its trials against Xavier and will be advancing to the next round of the competition.               Also, the SBS Debate Team earned first place in the preliminary round of the Dr. Grace Sawyer Jones Debate at Norwich Free Academy and will advance to the semi-finals in February.       And the Spanish Honor Society collected 140 pairs of children...

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A Time To Encounter Christ

Posted on January 04, 2020 in: News

A Time To Encounter Christ
Being open to an encounter with God should be the most important thing in each person’s life was the message nearly 200 youth at this year’s Youth Explosion heard from Cooper Ray, a national speaker and musician. “God should be with you in all parts of your lives, not just when you go to bed and pray, and not just when you have a crisis or a sudden need,” said Mr. Ray, who dynamically blended music and personal testimony to inspire youth to make God a priority in their lives. “Cooper encouraged young people to not sit on the sidelines, bu...

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Norwich, Catholic, youth
Superintendent's Letter: Let's Keep Jesus at the Center of Advent and Christmas
My Dear Friends, Advent is upon us. It is a time of great anticipation of the coming of our Savior, Jesus. We hear a lot from the prophet Isaiah in our readings during this season. Isaiah is the most quoted prophet in the New Testament and his book is second only to Psalms in the number of quotations from scripture in the New Testament. He was troubled by the moral breakdown of his time. His message is as relevant today as it was many centuries ago. He tried to remind the people of the need to keep God’s covenant if Israel was to remain God’s chosen peo...

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Norwich, Catholic, schools
Kind Hearts Fuel Catholic Foundation Growth
If the Catholic Foundation had ears, they would be ringing! More and more often people are discussing the Catholic Foundation as being a good place to donate some of their hard-earned money. During 2019, the Catholic Foundation has added new endowments at a very steady pace. People realize that by establishing an endowment within the Catholic Foundation, they can ensure that their favorite parish, school or diocesan ministry will receive financial support long after they have moved on to a better life with Jesus. Potential donors also understand that their donation will ...

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Norwich, Catholic

The Beating Heart of One Ministry

Posted on January 02, 2020 in: News

The Beating Heart of One Ministry
A beating heart is the life maintaining organ and without this organ our bodies would not be able to function or grow. The same can be said for Dina Bienvenu, one of the leading forces behind the One Heart Ministry – a partnership for people with disabilities, their family members and caregivers. Dina is the women who has hand crafted thousands of pins, keychains, afghans and crafted baby blocks that can be seen throughout the diocese. These items have been donated as raffle baskets at Church craft fairs, bazaars and fundraisers at numerous parishes and schools....

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Norwich, Catholic, Heart
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