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11th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner Postponed
The 11th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner has been postponed until November 7, 2021 due to pandemic restrictions. The Honorees which were announced in June are Andrea D. Hoisl, Very Reverend Dennis M. Perkins, and Fredric S. Smith. For more information please call Gina Foster gfoster@norwichdioc...

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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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Ministry Fair Essay Winners Announced
Before this year’s Ministry Fair was cancelled due to the pandemic, the Office of Development held a contest for 4th and 5th grade students, requiring the submission of an essay entitled, “The Work of Christ Being Done Around Me.” We were so thrilled to receive many excellent essay...

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Catholic Foundation Selects Reverend Roughan Scholarship Recipients
The Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Norwich, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Reverend Richard F. Roughan Scholarships as Julia Kalrberg, daughter of Mark and Kathleen Karlberg of Waterford, and Payton Sutman, son of Heston and Elizabeth Sutman, also of Waterford. Juli...

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2020 Annual Catholic Appeal Collection Scheduled July 25-26
It is with a great deal of thanks to God and a sigh of relief that many of us have resumed our attendance at Mass. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our regular in-pew collection was postponed and will now be taking place July 25-26, 2020. With the help of our “One Faith, One Family” 2020 An...

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11th Annual Seton Scholarship Honorees Announced
For most of us it has been a very difficult few months dealing with the social isolation and stressrelated to the COVID-19 crisis. For those of us with children in school, we are experiencing an added challenge, but our teachers have been working exceptionally hard with students and their parents t...

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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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Ministry During Pandemic- Special "One Faith, One Family" Edition of the Four County Catholic
Approximately two months ago the Ministry Fair that was to be held on March 15 was postponed due to coronavirus concerns. This annual event is a way to showcase the good works of our diocesan ministries. It is at the Ministry Fair that ministry directors and their staffs update partic...

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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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Amber Grace Smith's Lasting Gift
Few of us know the pain of losing a child. As a parent of three, I cannot imagine having to send one of them home to be with God, yet I know that every year, thousands of parents fight through the pain of just that as childhood cancer claims another life. In all my life, I have never met a more fait...

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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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Living Every Day Hand in Hand
Gina Foster Hand in Hand with all God’s Children is lived every day by the parishioners of our Diocese. They are dedicated members of their communities, contributing their financial support to our ministries as well as their time as volunteers. We are so grateful to our donors and appreciat...

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ACA Supported Ministries Provide Respite from Heat
Gina Foster Many of us have a relative or good friend to turn to when we are in a tough spot; we know we can rely on them for help, no matter what. Others of us do not have anyone we feel confident we can depend on when we are in dire need. To these people, our ACA ministries are often a lifeline...

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Office of Development
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Norwich, CT 06360-4488
Phone: 860-886-1928
Fax: 860-886-2651