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Annual Catholic Appeal

Faithfully Loved. . . Faithfully Remembered - All Souls Day
Because of their great concern for the welfare of others, each year, many of our dearly departed family and friends generously supported our Annual Catholic Appeal. In honor of their devotion to the Church and all its good works, we invite you to make a donation to the 2022 ACA, Faithfully Loved, Fa...

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June Is Legacy Month- What will be Your Legacy?
Every year, the Diocese of Norwich proclaims June as “Leave a Legacy” month. Through this initiative parishioners are reminded of the importance and benefits of giving through estate planning and planned gifts. The Annual Catholic Appeal provides an opportunity for our generous parishion...

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Pastoral Letters Received - 2022 Annual Catholic Appeal
The Annual Catholic Appeal is working hard to reach its 2022 goal and has enlisted the very gracious assistance of our pastors to help with this endeavor.  We began our 2022 ACA, One Faith, One Family in February and as we do every year we have asked our pastors to follow up with their paris...

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ACA Ministry Spotlight: Catholic Charities
The mission of the 25 plus ministries and programs of the Diocese of Norwich can best be expressed by the words of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew: For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you care...

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ACA Ministry Spotlight: Office of Faith Events
The mission of the 25 plus ministries and programs of the Diocese of Norwich can best be expressed by the words of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew: For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you care...

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ACA Ministry Spotlight- ST. Vincent de Paul Middletown
The mission of the 25 ministries and programs of the Diocese of Norwich can best be expressed by the words of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew: For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for...

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Ministries are Grateful for Help in Carrying Out Their Missions
The 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal, “One Faith, One Family“ is in full swing, having been conducted throughout the diocese in our parishes on the weekend of March 13-14. Please know how grateful our diocesan-supported programs and ministries are for your continued kindness. Last year, we we...

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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 Develo...

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'Be Still and Know That I Am God'
Of the many Scripture passages that I love, I think my favorite is the one I have framed in my office which reads, “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10). It is ironic because Psalm 46 was most probably written during a time of war. When God speaks, He is telling those caugh...

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Comfort from Our Lady of Guadalupe
When I was a high school student at St. Bernard School, I had the good fortune to travel on a school trip to Mexico where we visited the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. I remember feeling awestruck as I entered the building, reading the inscription above me, "¿No estoy yo aquí que soy...

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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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ACA “One Faith, One Family” Working Hard to Help
While we face uncertainty in some aspects of our lives, all of us can take strength and hope from our faith. We believe that God is always with us and will never forsake us. We can also find great comfort in knowing we are all in this together, each of us helping our family, friends and neighbors as...

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