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ACA Ministry Fair Welcomes Donors
By Mary Ellen Mahoney The Red Lion Hotel in Cromwell was the site of this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal Ministry Fair on Sunday, April 7. Twenty-two of the ministries of the Diocese of Norwich were represented by their directors and staff who manned booths showcasing the good works being ...

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Tenth Annual Seton Scholarship Honorees Announced
By Kathy Gaito Our Catholic schools certainly know the meaning of this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) theme, “Hand in Hand with All God’s Children.” The education of each student involves various school personnel working together, putting the child’s best intere...

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Annual White Mass Celebrates Health Care Workers
By Ryan Blessing Doctors, nurses, specialists and other health care workers and caregivers were honored during the celebration of the 29th annual Diocesan White Mass. “In this Mass for all health care workers, may the divine physician always be a model for their ministry of healing, merc...

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Mom Knows Best: The Christopher Dinner
 By Mary Ellen Mahoney Two hours before the Christopher Dinner was set to begin at the Water’s Edge Resort, in Westbrook, my staff and I were on location setting up for the event just as we had done for countless other Diocesan events. While the routine was familiar, the venue was new ...

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Development Office is Hiring
The Development Office of the Diocese of Norwich is seeking a candidate for the part-time position of Stewardship Coordinator (20 hours per week).  Responsibilities include:   managing fundraising events, assisting with planned giving, writing articles for the Four County Catholic new...

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Please Join Us: 2019 ACA Ministry Fair – Reservations Required
The 2019 Ministry Fair showcasing our Diocesan ministries and programs will be held this year in Cromwell on April 7, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. We will offer a continental breakfast throughout this open house style event. If you would like to attend this event to learn how donations to the 2019...

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Diocese Announces ACA Theme
“Hand in Hand with All God’s Children” By Kathy Gaito We all know someone who occasionally needs a helping hand. Whether it’s a neighbor who asks you to pick up their mail, or a family member who needs a ride to an appointment, we all do our best to accommodate them. Th...

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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 ...

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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 g...

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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 givi...

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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 jour...

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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 ...

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Outreach to Haiti

Posted on August 14, 2018 in: Development Office News

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 wo...

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9th Annual Seton Honorees Named
Recipients of the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D. Award for Contributions to Catholic Education in the Diocese of Norwich are Monsignor Robert L. Brown (Posthumously), Reverend Mark D. O'Donnell and Mrs. Doris Messina.  They will be honored at the 9th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner tak...

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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 e...

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