Development Office News

Development Office News

STANDING TOGETHER TO BUILD THE FUTURE - Diocese of Norwich Catholic Schools
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. A Catholic education is a gift!  The Catholic schools in the Diocese of Norwich have been successfully developing their stewardship equation of time, talent and treasure…keeping our schools strong and constantly building toward the future.   Mr. Henry Fiore, Jr., Superintendent of Schools, answ...

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Love for School Leads to 23rd Catholic Foundation Endowment
by Mary Ellen Mahoney Many parents throughout our Diocese thank God every day for the wonderful education their children receive at our Catholic elementary schools. The exceptional teaching, moral development and passion for community service are hallmarks of our Diocesan schools and appreciated by many. This gratitude is shared by Loretta and Colin Rice, parishioners of St. Joseph Church, Willimantic who sent their 3 boys and 1 daughter to St. Mary – St. Joseph School in Willimantic. Married for 47 years this coming August and residents of Lebanon, the Rices have ...

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8th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner
A Resounding Celebration of Catholic Education 8th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner by: Kathy Gaito The 8th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner was held on Sunday, October 29th at The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station, Haddam - celebrating three individuals who have devoted much of their lives working in and supporting Catholic education in the Diocese of Norwich. These recipients, Ms. Sharon A. Briere, Principal, St. Joseph School, North Grosvenordale, Connecticut, Mrs. Robin A. Holtsclaw, Claims/Risk Manager representing Catholic Mutual Relief Society and Mr. James Leone,...

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Crocheting Gifts from the Heart
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.   Stewardship takes many forms. As Catholics we always hear the words – time, talent and treasure when someone refers to stewardship. The treasure referred to in this article is crocheted afghans. This form of stewardship was started by Mrs. Alice Pudvah and Ms. Becky Cady with many other Diocese of Norwic...

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STANDING TOGETHER TO BUILD THE FUTURE - Sisters of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church
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. The best way to describe the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church is… one group, many ‘great works’! While the Sisters of Charity are united as one religious order, their work can be seen and felt across the many communities that encompass the Diocese of Norwich. It was hard to decide w...

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“Our Faith Calls US To ACTION”! Volunteer – Maryann Boord
By Kathy Gaito The theme for the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal is “Our Faith Calls US to ACTION”. Each month we will feature someone who supports our Diocesan Ministries by following this motto. “You will be blessed.  You will meet people in need who will inspire you by their faith and hope, and work with people who will inspire you with their passion and generosity of spirit.” – Maryann Boord responding to the question: If someone were to ask you why they should volunteer in the Diocese, what would you tell them?  Mar...

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Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich
Office of Development
197 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360-4488
Phone: 860-886-1928
Fax: 860-886-2651