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Share Your Talents

Posted on October 11, 2019 in: Volunteer Opportunities

Share Your Talents
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.  1Peter 4:10 Communications Ministry Volunteer Opportunities Do you like to take photos? Write? Or perhaps social media is your thing.  Then why not share your talents with us?. Perhaps God is calling you to put them to use by helping us spread the Gospel and the awareness of the good works performed by our ministries and parishes. The Communications Ministry is in the early stages of creating a volunteer gro...

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Vocations Corner

Posted on October 10, 2019 in: Vocations

Vocations Corner
  Father Gregory Galvin, Director of Priestly Vocations Signs of fall’s arrival are popping up everywhere. The leaves are changing colors and cooler air has arrived. Before we know it, we’ll prepare to cook a turkey with all the fixings as we visit our relatives and give thanks to God for our many blessings of faith, family and country. Fall is here, and life has quickened from the slower, more relaxing months of summer. School students and seminarians returned to their studies within the past month. While these changes take place, the Diocese o...

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Vocations, Norwich, Catholic
Teaching Children the Art of Joyful Giving
By Mary-Jo McLaughlin Do you recall as a child viewing commercials of famine-stricken children in Africa while watching Saturday morning cartoons? Seeing those pictures, how many of us were compelled to break open the piggy bank and send money to charities hoping to ease the guilt of having more than those hungry children? I remember trick-or-treating with the orange UNICEF box, asking for donations for those same starving children. I guess it eased some guilt I was experiencing by overindulging in candy while children around the world were suffering. One Halloween, ...

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Norwich, FaithSparks
The Final Word? Trust Me, Men… It’s Not Us!
By Mark C. McCann Recently, I attended a series of Christian talks on the “Gifts of the Holy Spirit” given at a local Protestant church. I thought it would be good to understand more clearly the evangelical point of view on the subject of gifts and how it compared to Catholic teaching. As I listened to the speaker offer his opinions on the subject, I was called to consider the Spirit behind those gifts and the role he plays in guiding the Church. One thing Catholics have is an anchor to the teaching and traditions of the Church that have been passed down t...

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Creative Children Enhance the Pontifical Mass Reception
By Andrea Hoisl The Pontifical Mass for the Partnership on Disability had a few hundred extra members on the planning committee this year!  The students at St. Joseph School in North Grosvenordale played an active role in the Mass as well as the reception. A member of the seventh-grade class, Maya Chojnicki, was a reader at the Mass and a member of the kindergarten class, Kelsey Terranova accompanied by her parents, were the gift bearers. But participation did not stop there - every student made a drawing with a special message about how people with disabilities ...

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Norwich, Mass, Catholic, schools, disability

OFF TO A GREAT START !

Posted on October 04, 2019 in: 40DaysForLife, ProLife

OFF TO A GREAT START !
Thanks to a number of parishes and churches, and hard-working pro-life reps, we began our 40 Days For Life campaign with a great turnout. Following the kick-off Vigil Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, prayer warriors were out and about at 12 Case St. early the next morning. Even though we didn’t have the first day adopted by a parish, we still managed to cover the hours. Many thanks to the parishioners from St. John’s in Uncasville, St. Matthias in East Lyme, St. Agnes in Niantic, St. Michaels in Pawcatuck, All Saints in Somers, St. Patrick’s Cathe...

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40DaysforLife, ProLife, 40DaysNorwich, 40DaysforLife
Saint Joseph School Golf Tournament A Big Success
FCC News Desk St. Joseph School in North Grosvenordale recently held its sixth annual Julia Marcoux Memorial Golf Tournament at CT National in Putnam on Thursday, October 3. With prayers and divine intervention, the skies stayed rain-free throughout the tournament, allowing for the approximately 125-player field to enjoy a day at the links in support of the Pre-K through Grade 8 school. As golfers arrived to register in the late morning hours, they were greeted with a delicious luncheon sponsored by Day-Kimball Hospital, the Foster Corporation, and the MacKe...

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St. Joseph, School, golf, fundraiser
Annual Blue Mass Draws Police From Many Departments
  Monsignor Robert J. Romano Video Homily    By Ryan Blessing Photos by Annette Hanrahan The Reverend Monsignor Robert J. Romano was at Ground Zero in New York City on a daily basis, ministering to the needs of police officers immediately after the Sept. 11 attacks. “Some people say 9/11 is over, that it’s history and happened 18 years ago,” Monsignor Romano, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Brooklyn, New York and NYPD Chaplain since 1998,  said in his homily du...

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Norwich, Mass
October is Respect Life Month- Read Bishop Cote's Column
Respect Life Month Although we must cherish, protect, and defend human life year-round, the Catholic Church in the United States sets aside each October as Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is observed as Respect Life Sunday. As Catholics, we are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between. During the month of October, the Church asks us to reflect more deeply on the dignity of every human life.  Bishop Cotes Column from the October Four...

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Pro-Life

Parishes "Adopt a Day"

Posted on October 01, 2019 in: 40DaysForLife, ProLife

Parishes "Adopt a Day"
The 40 Days for Life Campaign continues in front of the Planned Parenthood office on 12 Case Street in Norwich. Parishes within the Diocese have chosen to  ‘Adopt-A-Day’ for parishioners come out and pray, fast, and participate in this peaceful community outreach to preserve the lives of unborn children alive in their mothers’ wombs. Contact your parish and find out who your Pro-Life representative is or go to 40DaysForLife.com/Norwich and sign up. More info can be found at NorwichDiocese.org/40DaysforLife   Here are a list of...

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Pro-Life, 40DaysNorwich, 40DaysforLife
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