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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 Wa...

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ACA Continues with the Help of Many ‘Grandpa Mahoneys’
Each November as we celebrate All Saints and then All Souls Day I, like many of you, think about who the Lord has taken home during the past year. While the pandemic has certainly caused many Americans unimaginable loss, I lost my father-in-law, Grandpa Mahoney, in early March, right before our area...

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October Celebrates Our Guardian Angels
As October unfolds, we welcome cooler temperatures and colorful foliage, and celebrate many feast days. One of my favorites, which I find to be particularly comforting in today’s world, is the Feast of the Guardian Angel on October 2. This feast day celebrates God’s loving care for ea...

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Grateful for Efforts of Properties and Cemeteries Office
The summer of 2020 has certainly been one for the record books. We continued to social distance, perhaps returned to work, and had to consider all options regarding childcare and school academics. In addition to all these difficult tasks Connecticut experienced some severe weather. When I drove t...

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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 mini...

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Ministry to the Sick Shows God’s Presence And The Power Of Prayer
It has been a long six months for most of us. I hope that you have enjoyed your summer and  been able to participate in some safe social-distancing outdoor activities. As we move forward together as “One Faith, One Family,” this crisis has provided a new perspective.  Most p...

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One Faith, One Family: Thankful For A Return To Sunday Mass
"Thank you, thank you to all of you who have remembered us in your prayers and continued to support our parish during the pandemic, it has meant so much to us,” Father Richard Breton enthusiastically said during the July 5 Mass at St. Andrew Church in Colchester. We were finally back to S...

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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” f...

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Annual Catholic Appeal: Unwavering Commitment in Uncertain Times
There has never been an Annual Catholic Appeal theme that was more applicable to the lives of our entire diocesan community than this year’s theme, “One Faith, One Family.” Together, as one family of God, we are experiencing a pandemic gripping the entire world. Whether we live ...

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'One Faith, One Family' Lived Everyday by the Families of Our Diocese
This year’s Annual Catholic Appeal theme, “One Faith, One Family,” is lived every day by families in the Diocese of Norwich. Many of our parishioners face daily challenges in their lives. One very difficult challenge that many confront is the selection of an assisted living cent...

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Coronavirus Stymies 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal “One Faith, One Family”
By Mary Ellen Mahoney When we decided on our 2020 ACA theme, “One Faith, One Family”, we did so in the summer of 2019, well in advance of any coronavirus concerns. While we selected this theme very purposefully because we felt that it was critical for everyone in the diocese to unders...

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Another Year of Gratitude for ACA Donors and Ministries
Each year, the members of our diocesan family come together to support the Annual Catholic Appeal as best they can, by donating their hard-earned money throughout the year. With the close of 2019, we are happy to report that we have received a total of $2,522,300.25 in gifts and pledges. While we...

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Ministries Still Need Help
Americans are some of the most generous people in the world, giving much time and money to those organizations that they best identify with and feel are the worthiest of their support. As the year comes to an end, some of us look back and realize that although we had intended to volunteer our time o...

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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 p...

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Community Pride Prospered at Tenth Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner
By Gina Foster In addition to providing an excellent education, our Catholic schools instill strong community pride which was apparent at this year’s Tenth Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner held on November 3rd at St. Clements Castle & Marina in Portland. In its largest dinner to date,...

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