Catholic Foundation

Catholic Foundation

Diocese of Norwich Educational Endowment Fund

The Rev. Thomas Ahern Endowment for the Hungry Poor

The Rev. Thomas Ahern Seminarian Fund

All Saints Parish Endowment Fund

The Rev. Richard Archambault Endowment Fund

The Leo E. & Lorraine A. Barron Endowment Fund

The Elise F. & J. Marshall Brown Endowment Fund

The Jane Couture Memorial Endowment Fund

The Mary E. Curtin & Rev. J. Clifford Curtin Seminarian Scholarship Fund

The David Endowment Fund

The Mabel Enos English Endowment Fund

The Eric B. Evans Scholarship Fund

The Theodora Goberis Endowment Fund

The Maria & Edward Hargus Family Endowment Fund

The Bishop Daniel A. Hart Fund for the Homeless

The Thomas & Grace Harvey Endowment Fund

The Barbara Hvizdo Endowment Fund

The Joseph & Frances Hvizdo  Endowment Fund

The Gordon & Ann Jackson Trust

The Margaret L. Keller Catholic Charities Heritage Endowment Fund

The Anne Lachowicz Trust

The John & Virginia Manning Endowment Fund

The Rev. Robert McNulty Endowment Fund

The Edward G. Moran Family Endowment Fund

The Joseph J. & Elizabeth A. Morrone Endowment Fund

The Rev. Michael O'Hara Endowment Fund

The William F. & Flora L. O'Neil Scholarship Fund

The Eugene & Anne O'Neill Endowment Fund

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Endowment Fund

The Charles & Jane Pelletier Endowment Fund

The Genevieve Rafferty Endowment Fund

The Theresa N. Reardon Endowment Fund

The Colin & Loretta Rice Endowment Fund

The Roach Family Endowment Fund

The Rev. Richard F. Roughan Scholarship Fund

Sacred Heart Church Education Endowment Fund

St. Edwards Parish Endowment Fund

St. Francis of Assisi Parish Endowment Fund

St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish Endowment Fund

The Very Rev. William F. Schneider Endowment Fund

The Amber Grace Smith Scholarship Fund

The Robert W. Talmadge Endowment Fund

The Wronowski Family Scholarship Fund in Honor of Msgr. Robert L. Brown

For Information, please contact:

Executive Director, Catholic Foundation
Mary Ellen Mahoney
Phone: 860-886-1928 ext. 113
Email: memahoney@norwichdiocese.net

2021 Board of Directors

Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D.
Reverend. Monsignor Leszek T. Janik, J.C.L.
Reverend Peter Langevin, S.T.B., Ph.L.
Tom Kasprzak, President
Daniel Adams, Vice President
Angela V. Arnold
Jean Barrasso
Bill Butchka
Shane Kuzel
Anne Ogden
Todd Postler
Robert Reed
Robert Ricca
Mother Mary David Riquier, S.C.M.C.
Tara Whitehead

Date, Honorees set for 11th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner
Now that many restrictions are being lifted in the State of Connecticut, we are so happy to announce that this year’s 11th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner will be held on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 4 p.m. at The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station, located at 55 Bridge Road, Haddam. This is the new rescheduled date from 2020. The commitment of those involved in our Catholic school education in the diocese has been well known for years. Recognizing the exceptional work of our educators, in 2010, Bishop Cote established the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D. Award for ...

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Catholic Foundation Selects Rev. Roughan Scholarship Recipients
The Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Norwich Inc. is pleased to announce the two 2021 recipients of the Rev. Richard F. Roughan Scholarships as Kevin McEntarfer, son of Paul and Elena McEntarfer of Waterford, and Walker Sutman, son of Heston Sutman of Pawcatuck and Elizabeth Walker Sutman of Waterford. Kevin will enter his freshman year at the University of Connecticut, Avery Point, where he plans to study mechanical engineering. Walker is beginning his junior year at Fairfield University, where he is a double major in finance and marketing.  Each year, the Fou...

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In for a Treat-A Message of Hope and Appreciation
2021 ACA Video with Bishop Cote  Throughout this pandemic, I have had the pleasure of being able to meet with my boss, Bishop Cote, on a regular basis. I cannot begin to tell you how much I’ve treasured these meetings. We of course talked about my job responsibilities in the Development Office, how our Annual Catholic Appeal, Catholic Foundation, and planned giving efforts were doing amidst so much uncertainty and such an increase in the needs of those in our communities. Although he always gave me productive advice and support, it was Bishop Cote’s ...

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Outside Gift Benefits Office of Faith Events
Occasionally, we have the great fortune to receive gifts from people who are not members of our diocese. This was the case on August 4, when Robert N. Roach (Nick), chief executive officer of The Chemical Company of Jamestown, Rhode Island and his daughter, Liza Roach, the youth and young adult minister for the Diocese of Norwich Office of Faith Events, gave Bishop Cote a $10,000 check. This was not the first time that the Roach family gifted their money across state lines. In 2018, they established the Roach Family Endowment to support the Diocesan Office of Faith Event...

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Catholic Foundation Selects Reverend Roughan Scholarship Recipients
The Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Norwich, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Reverend Richard F. Roughan Scholarships as Julia Kalrberg, daughter of Mark and Kathleen Karlberg of Waterford, and Payton Sutman, son of Heston and Elizabeth Sutman, also of Waterford. Julia is entering her sophomore year at the University of Rhode Island, where she is majoring in mechanical engineering. Payton will begin his freshman year at the College of the Holy Cross this fall. Each year, two students are selected by the Foundation to receive the Reverend R...

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June is 'Leave a Legacy Month' - What Will Your Legacy Be?
The pandemic we are all experiencing together has introduced a new sense of busy into our lives. We are now faced with balancing working from home, schooling our kids, shopping and preparing meals in the safest way possible, keeping our home virus-free and looking out for our “at risk” family and community members who need help getting food and supplies. On top of these day to day activities, we have the added stress of worrying about the health of our loved ones. During this challenging time, our greatest source of love and guidance is as always, our Savior,...

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Amber Grace Smith's Lasting Gift
Few of us know the pain of losing a child. As a parent of three, I cannot imagine having to send one of them home to be with God, yet I know that every year, thousands of parents fight through the pain of just that as childhood cancer claims another life. In all my life, I have never met a more faith filled family than the family of Matt and Caron Smith, who endured such a tragedy in December 2018. The Smiths’ second youngest child, Amber Grace Smith, became sick with a rare brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme, when she was only 6 years old. After being hospitali...

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Kind Hearts Fuel Catholic Foundation Growth
By Mary Ellen Mahoney 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...

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The Catholic Foundation Continues 19th Year of Giving
By Mary Ellen Mahoney The Catholic Foundation celebrated its 19th year of giving on June 20th during its Annual Awards Dinner held at the Holiday Inn, Norwich. The dinner was attended by the largest number of families, students and ministry representatives to date and tuition assistance, amounting to $117,890 was distributed to the largest number ever, a whopping 281 elementary students! In addition, another $15,805 was distributed among the four diocesan secondary schools. A total of $117,647 in grant money was distributed to beneficiaries of the foundation’s rest...

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Two New Endowments Added to Catholic Foundation
By Mary Ellen Mahoney Generous and kind people continue to look to endowments in the Catholic Foundation as a great way to support their favorite Diocesan ministry in a substantial and lasting way. The Catholic Foundation’s 28th and 29th ministries were recently established. Liza Roach and her father, Robert N. Roach, Jr (Nick) through their family owned company, The Chemical Company, located in Jamestown, Rhode Island established the Roach Family Endowment Fund this past September. Liza is the Youth and Young Adult Minister in the Office of Faith Events. The Roach...

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Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich
Office of Development
197 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360-4488
Phone: 860-886-1928
Fax: 860-886-2651