Development Office News

Development Office News

Take Time to Reflect on Your Year
By Mary Ellen Mahoney How many times have you heard people complain about the end of the year and how busy they are? From Thanksgiving onward, many feel overwhelmed with the responsibilities and busyness of the season.  As much as everyone loves Christmas and New Year’s, there are a good portion of people who feel rushed to...

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New Director of Development for Diocese-Mary Ellen Mahoney
FCC News Desk Mrs. Mary Ellen Mahoney was recently appointed as Executive Director of the Office of Development by the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich. Mary Ellen is not a new addition to the Office of Development. For over 5 years she has assisted people in planned giving and establishing endowments as Develo...

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STANDING TOGETHER TO BUILD THE FUTURE - Ministry to the Sick
By Kathy Gaito & Sister Rita Johnson, SSND The theme for the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal is “Standing Together to Build the Future”. Each month we will feature a group who supports our Diocesan Ministries by following this motto through their good works.   As we journey through life, it would be a rare occ...

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STANDING TOGETHER TO BUILD THE FUTURE  St. Joseph Living Center
By Kathy Gaito   When we or someone we know needs assistance, we want to know that those who are helping us are committed, friendly and most important, qualified. This is especially true as we grow older and need to seek services for family members or even ourselves. The Diocese of Norwich is blessed to be affiliated with St...

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Standing Together to Build the Future
St. Vincent de Paul Place By Kathy Gaito   The theme for the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal is “Standing Together to Build the Future”. Each month we will feature a group who supports our Diocesan Ministries by following this motto through their good works. St. Vincent de Paul Place (SVdPP) in Norwich, Connecticu...

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A Celebration of Current and Past Leaders of Catholic Education
9th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner by: Kathy Gaito The tradition of celebrating Catholic education in the Diocese of Norwich continues this year with the 9th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner.  The Seton Dinner will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 4:00pm at the Mystic Marriott Hotel, 625 North Road, Groton, Connectic...

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Outreach to Haiti
Standing Together to Build the Future By Kathy Gaito The theme for the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal is “Standing Together to Build the Future”. Each month we will feature a group who supports our Diocesan Ministries by following this motto through their good works. My work with Outreach has been humbling and i...

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Catholic Foundation Makes Largest Contribution to Students and Community Organizations in 18th Year of Giving
By Mary Ellen Mahoney   “Wow, look at all the people!” one brother exclaimed, holding the hand of his little sister, as they walked into the ballroom of the Holiday Inn, Norwich at this year’s Catholic Foundation Annual Awards Dinner. Nearly 300 people, the largest crowd ever, gathered together for this very spe...

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Barron Endowment Fund
By Mary Ellen Mahoney One of Pope Francis’ favorite topics is the family. As the Pope has said: “… the most beautiful thing that God made … was the family. He created man and woman, and He gave them everything ...” Pope Francis also told us that “God knocks at the door of hearts ... But, do you kno...

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STANDING TOGETHER TO BUILD THE FUTURE - Diocese of Norwich Catholic Schools
By Kathy Gaito   The theme for the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal is “Standing Together to Build the Future”. Each month we will feature a group who supports our Diocesan Ministries by following this motto through their good works. A Catholic education is a gift!  The Catholic schools in the Diocese o...

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Love for School Leads to 23rd Catholic Foundation Endowment
by Mary Ellen Mahoney Many parents throughout our Diocese thank God every day for the wonderful education their children receive at our Catholic elementary schools. The exceptional teaching, moral development and passion for community service are hallmarks of our Diocesan schools and appreciated by many. This gratitude is shared by Lor...

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8th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner
A Resounding Celebration of Catholic Education 8th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner by: Kathy Gaito The 8th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner was held on Sunday, October 29th at The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station, Haddam - celebrating three individuals who have devoted much of their lives working in and supporting Catholic education ...

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Crocheting Gifts from the Heart
By Kathy Gaito   The theme for the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal is “Standing Together to Build the Future”. Each month we will feature a group who supports our Diocesan Ministries by following this motto through their good works.   Stewardship takes many forms. As Catholics we always hear the words &nd...

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STANDING TOGETHER TO BUILD THE FUTURE - Sisters of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church
By Kathy Gaito   The theme for the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal is “Standing Together to Build the Future”. Each month we will feature a group who supports our Diocesan Ministries by following this motto through their good works. The best way to describe the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church ...

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“Our Faith Calls US To ACTION”! Volunteer – Maryann Boord
By Kathy Gaito The theme for the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal is “Our Faith Calls US to ACTION”. Each month we will feature someone who supports our Diocesan Ministries by following this motto. “You will be blessed.  You will meet people in need who will inspire you by their faith and hope, and work with p...

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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