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Annual Catholic Appeal

ACA Thankful and Looking Ahead to a New Year!
As we look ahead to a new year, the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) would like to thank each of you for your generous support of our 2023 campaign. Unfortunately, because this article was submitted mid-December, ahead of our final 2023 ACA tally, we are not able to give you the final ACA progress to go...

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ACA Thanks Christopher Society Donors
Every spring, Bishop Cote and the ACA hold a dinner to personally thank our Christopher Society donors, those who give $1,000 or more to the Annual Catholic Appeal, for their continued kindness. This year’s dinner was held at the Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station. No matter the difficulties they...

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Donors' ACA Generosity Knows No Bounds
The Annual Catholic Appeal is thrilled to announce that two wonderful donors, the Rossi Foundation and the Padre Pio Foundation of America, have generously agreed to match 50% of every new donation that the ACA receives between September 12, 2022, through December 15, 2022.   This is th...

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ACA: It's Not Too Late to Give
Please help us reach our 2022 Annual Catholic Appeal goal! We are 9% away from goal and the majority of our parishioners have not yet dontated. All new and additional gifts made between now and December 15th, will be matched with a 50% gift, thanks to the generosity of the Rossi Foundation and...

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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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