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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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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
Renovated Playground Dedicated at St. Joseph School
FCC News Desk St. Joseph School in North Grosvenordale marked the first day of autumn through a special dedication of its newly renovated playground area.  Leading the SJS community in the beginning of the school day ceremony was Father Steven Gulino, Associate Pastor of St. Therese of Lisieux Parish, who offered a special prayer and blessing for the playground. Joining him in congratulatory remarks was Henry Fiore, superintendent of schools for the diocese, David Sizemore, principal of SJS, Lindsay Lehmann, chair of the Parent School Connection (PSC)...

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Diocesan Policy Review Board Posts Revised Policies
Office for Safe Environments The Diocesan Policy Review Board has recently revised the following diocesan policies: Pastoral Code of Conduct, Sexual Misconduct Policy, Comprehensive Screening Policy, and Electronic Communications, Internet, and Computer Use Policy. Copies are available from your parish/school office, Child Advocate, on the diocesan web site https://www.norwichdiocese.org/Find/Diocesan-Offices/Safe-Environments , on Praesidium’s Armatus program, and from the Office for Safe Environments (860-848-2237 ext. 212 -or- ose@norwichdiocese.net). As a...

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Seek Justice – Be a Blessing

Posted on September 29, 2019 in: News

Seek Justice – Be a Blessing
“Our dignity as human beings is not found in the accumulation of stuff and things but by being a blessing –– helping people who cross our path in our professional lives and in our personal lives,” said Reverend Brian J. Romanowski, J.C.L., Adjutant Judicial Vicar for the Diocese. Father Romanowski was the homilist for the 29th Annual Red Mass, celebrated Sunday, September 29th at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich. He went on to say, The rich man in Jesus parable could not save the world but he could’ve helped Lazarus. May ...

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Pope’s Message for 2019 World Day of Migrants and Refugees: Full Text
Pope Francis releases his message for the 105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which is commemorated on Sunday, September 29, 2019. The full text of the message is below:   "It is not just about migrants" Dear Brothers and Sisters, Faith assures us that in a mysterious way the Kingdom of God is already present here on earth (cf. Gaudium et Spes, 39). Yet in our own time, we are saddened to see the obstacles and opposition it encounters. Violent conflicts and all-out wars continue to tear humanity apart; injustices and discrimination foll...

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