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Finding intimacy with God Though prayer is one of the essentials of a thriving faith, we often feel as if we're talking to ourselves. Or, worse, we feel like we're talking to no one at all. How can something so vital to the faith be so elusive? Join us now, in exploring an ancient Church's tradition of lectio divina, to sho...

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What’s In a Name? As parish clusters mature, they are invited to choose a particular name or to identify a particular patron saint for their community of parishes. For example, the parishes in Montville, Quaker Hill and Oakdale are known collectively as “The Divine Mercy Community”. Can you think of a worth collectiv...

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Palm Sunday! Domingo de Ramos! Dimanch Dè Ramo!
Palm Sunday and Holy Week: Only Two Weeks Away! The Holiest Days of the Year are approaching, the time when we plunge into the Paschal Mystery of Our Lord’s Passion, Death and Resurrection. Get ready for Holy Week. Renew your resolve to keep Lent: fast, pray, give alms. If you haven’t received the Sacrament of Penance, take ti...

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The Holy Triduum in our Parish Cluster All Triduum services will be multicultural. Prayers, readings and song will be in the languages of our cluster. Holy Thursday, March 29, Mass of the Lord’s Supper: At Saints Peter and Paul Church, 7 p.m. The Church will be open after the Mass of the Lord’s Supper for Adoration, w...

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There will be a bake sale to benefit our LifeTeen program after all of the masses for Sunday April 29th, 2018 (including vigil masses) Please come out and show your support by purchasing a few treats!!

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Welcome, Mr. Larry Barile!
Bishop Cote has assigned Mr. Larry Barile to our parish cluster for his summer pastoral work, starting June 1st. Larry will be entering his second year of theology this coming fall at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary in Weston Massachusetts. Larry is a native son of the diocese, growing up in Coventry and having lived in South Windso...

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September 7, 8 & 9  7, 8 y 9 de Septiembre  7, 8, 9 Septanm Now is the time for us to engage in prayers of inter-cession, for our souls, for our families, for our world, and for our Church. Now is a time when God will pour out His blessings upon us if we seek them and ask for them. As we take up our shared mission...

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Greeters Needed!
A fundamental ministry for communities of welcome is that of greeter. In some cases, ushers who take up the Sunday collection also function as greeters. However, ushers do not always have the particular skills that are needed to stand at, or outside, the door to greet people warmly. So, we are inviting parishioners to take up thi...

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St. Vincent de Paul Place invites you to consider becoming involved in its ministry to people in our area who are living on the margins. Some are homeless; some are struggling to put their lives together; all visit St. Vincent de Paul Place because they lack the financial and personal resources we take for granted. Come to help serve lunc...

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Recall that in order to protect your privacy (HIPAA rules), it is no longer a regular practice for healthcare facilities to notify your church or priest that you are in the hospital unless directly instructed to do so by you or your family. Yet we know how important it is for you to have spiritual and sacramental support while hospitalize...

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St. Joseph’s church is in need of kitchen volunteers for our Golabki dinner scheduled for Saturday, September 16 from 4 pm – 6:30 pm. Please call Kasia 860-608-3546 Volunteers are very much needed. If we don’t have at least 5 volunteers by July 21st we will have to reschedule this event 

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Please spread the word St. Joseph's Church is now accepting applications for a part time secretary position. Please contact Fr. Bob St. Joseph School, Baltic has two positions opened: a first/ second grade teacher and teacher aide. For further info. Call Sister Mary Patrick, Principal 860 -822-6141 or email sistermarypatrick@gma...

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Come Young; Come Old An Invitation to Serve Christ and His Church at Mass Now that we’ve celebrated First Communions and Confirmations, we are calling young and old to consider serving the Church as altar servers, lectors, ministers of song and music, and Eucharistic Ministers. Younger children who have received their First Com...

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Sunday, September 17 will be a very special day of prayer at our Parish of St. Joseph. While we will not be engaged in the full traditional 40 hours of watching and praying before the Blessed Sacrament, we as a parish, will keep the final day of this devotion with Sunday Mass, prayer before the Blessed Sacrament throughout the day, and th...

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Golabki dinner is now scheduled for Saturday, September 23 from 4 pm – 6:30 pm at St. Joseph's on Cliff St!
Starting Sunday, October 22, there will be a single Sunday morning Mass at St. Joseph’s at 8:30. It will be a Mass in both English and Polish, a celebration of our parish’s unity and diversity. It has become necessary to suspend the 10 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph’s because we no longer have a priest who is regularly avail...

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This Advent, We Honor Our Blessed Mother Friday, December 8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary At Lourdes, young Bernadette asked the beautiful lady her name. She responded, “I am the Immaculate Conception”. At least, that is what St. Bernadette reported. She did not have the least idea what that title mean...

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Our Cluster of Parishes will hold its Advent Penance Service on Monday, December 11 The Vigil of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Mary Church at 6 p.m. Confessors will be available for individual confessions following a communal service. Is there a better, brighter time to turn back to the Lord Jesus, Mary’s Son? 

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Many Hands Make Light Work Volunteers Needed! If you have some time and love decorating, then we are looking for volunteers to help St. Joseph’s get ready for Christmas on Monday Dec. 18th and Tuesday the 19th at 9am. Any help is greatly appreciated! 

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This year, Christmas Day falls on a Monday, and its vigil, Christmas Eve, takes place on Sunday evening. The day before Christmas, the Fourth Sunday of Advent begins with its own vigil Mass on Saturday evening, but ends with the vigil Mass of Christmas at 4 p.m. on Dec. 24th. Be sure to come to Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Advent as well...

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Because January 1st falls on a Monday this year, there is no canonical obligation to attend Mass. However, the Octave of Christmas remains a significant day of prayer. Come with devotion to our Blessed Mother! Join together to beg God for peace in a time when peace is increasingly in peril! Start the New Year right! If that isn’t en...

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The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Rev. Walter Nagle at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Mass, the Rosary will be prayed both at the Cathedral and Pla...

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On Sunday, February 4, 2018, the 21st Annual Mass of Thanksgiving for the Gift of Consecrated Life will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Norwich. All are invited to join Bishop Cote in thanking God for the gift of consecrated life and for the sisters, brothers, and religious priests who enrich the Church ...

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Give your Valentine something special this year – the gift of your time. Come celebrate your marriage at a day-long enrichment that will renew your dreams, increase your passion and refresh and celebrate your marriage. This marriage enrichment aptly entitled, “Celebrate Marriage” and will take place on Saturday, Febru...

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On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, we plunge into the penitential season of Lent. By fasting, prayer, and works of charity, we prepare our hearts for victory: Christ’s death and resurrection. The night before Lent begins, however, is a time for festivity and revelry as we say “good-bye” to feasting for the 40 days of Lent. Th...

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  When you hear the word “Conversion,” what comes to mind? Catholicism defines “conversion” as a life-long process of turning one’s attention and energy toward an ever-deepening relationship with Christ. Join us as we begin the DVD-based program, Conversion: Following the Call of Christ, presented by ...

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  This Sunday Night Catholic Youth Ministry For High School Students Mass at 5 p.m. Followed by a Pot Luck Dinner and Lifenight Our theme: We Are The Beggers! At Sts. Peter and Paul Church Facebook and Instagram @NorwichLifeTeen     Lifeteen: Este Domingo por la noche Ministerio de la juvent...

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This Monday evening, join in a Lenten Celebration of the Communal Rite of Penance at Sts. Peter and Paul Church The service will be conducted in English, and it will include the individual confession of sins. Confessions will be heard in all the languages of our cluster parishes. The entire service will last approximately one hour. ...

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  Join us for an in-depth look at Pope Francis and the past five years of his papacy: Pope Francis: HOW HE CHALLENGES THE CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES   Our Presenter: Michael Sean Winters writes the column, “Distinctly Catholic” for the National Catholic Reporter. He is also the U.S. Corre-spondent ...

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  Now that we have begun, the challenge is to keep our Lenten resolutions faithfully. Remember to avoid meat on Friday in Lent and on other days if you are able. Take time to pray and to lis-ten to Our Lord speak through Scripture or spiritual reading. Simplify your life by cutting back: on food, on entertainment, on drink, on bei...

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During Lent, we are called to conversion of heart in preparation for the great feast of Christ’s victory over sin and death at Easter. Our cluster churches are invited to come together for a communal service of the forgiveness of sins. The service will be conducted entirely in English, but it will include the individual confession o...

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  CCD Classes K-7 Sundays March-11th and 25th After 10 a.m. Mass . Confirmation Classes Sundays March- 4th and 18th
  Next Sunday Night, a family night  March 25 Catholic Youth Ministry For High School Students Mass at 5 p.m. Followed by pot - luck supper and Lifenight At Sts. Peter and Paul Church Facebook and Instagram @NorwichLifeTeen

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  Will be celebrated at Saint Patrick Cathedral on Tuesday March 27 at 10:30am. After Mass,come by Saints Peter and Paul Church hall for a bite to eat.
Saint Joseph Church Lenten Fish & Chips Dinner FRIDAYS 4:30-6:30PM February 16th-March 30th   Full Meals ($10) , 1/2 Meals ($9) & Clam Chowder ($5) available Meals include fish, French fries, coleslaw, dessert and beverage! VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! Contact Dennis O’Brien at 860-949-4646 BAKED GO...

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Sacred Story
Would you like to nurture a sacred space for Christ in your life? The Sacred Story prayer program translates St. Ignatius of Loyola's classic spiritual insights into contemporary terms that will help you grow in your Christian journey of prayer, discernment, and discipleship. No matter what your story in life has been, Sacred Story...

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The Office of Faith Events and the Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women welcome women of all ages. Offering workshops on parenting, relationships, prayer, scripture and more. Keynote speaker ValLimar Jansen, and Mass with Bishop Cote…Saturday, April 14, 2018, 8:30-3:30, St. Bernard High School, Uncasville. Find the registrati...

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Because w we are in the flu season, Bishop Cote has asked us to adapt temporary safety measures. At the Sign of Peace, please do not make hand to hand contact! A glance and a kind work can convey the meaning, but not the flu virus. Holy Communion will be distributed only under the species of the consecrated host. Communicants are encourag...

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  If your marriage has become troubled and stressed, unloving or uncaring, or, if you are divorced or separated but want to try again, the Retrouvaille program can help. Retrouvaille provides tools to communicate better, resolve conflicts fairly and re-discover why you fell in love. The next local Retrouvaille weekend is April 20-...

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Next Sunday the church throughout the world prays for vocations. Will you make a special effort to ask the Lord for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life? Pray for the priests who have ministered to you throughout your life, both living and dead. Keep our parish priests in your prayers throughout the week. Encourage your chi...

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Join Bishop Cote Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti annual Charity Gala, Saturday, April 28, atVilla Louisa in Bolton CT. RSVP online http://www. outreachtohaiti.org or call Outreach to Haiti 860 800 3601. Proceeds benefit the diocese’s longstanding mission in Haiti: nutrition & feeding programs, medical care, orphanages,...

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CCD Classes K-7 Sundays April-8th and 29thAfter 10 a.m. Mass .
Confirmation Classes Sundays April-8th and 29thFrom 3 to 5 pm .
On Monday morning of this past week, Pope Francis issued a major document, an apostolic exhortation titled: Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad!). In it Pope Francis “re-proposes the call to holiness in a practical way for our time”. Our Holy Father states: “Seeing and acting with mercy: that is holiness”. He...

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If you are widowed, separated or divorced and want help in resolving the pain and grief of losing the marriage relationship and create a more peace-filled future, consider attending a Beginning Experience weekend May 4-6 at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, CT. The fee for the weekend is $265, which covers food, lodging, materials and a ...

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Ascension Thursday A Holy Day of Obligation The Ascension embraces the mystery of the mo-ment when Jesus presented our human body in its most perfect state to the Father….Our faith and consolation are focused on this mystery that when Christ ascended, he took everything that is ours with him. In the icon of the Ascension, we co...

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  The Church celebrates the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua on June 13. Many ethnic groups have embraced St. An-thony as their patron saint, but no people love this saint more than the people of Cape Verde. After all, St. Anthony was Por-tuguese, a culture and language that belongs richly to Cape Verde. The large Cape Verdean commun...

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Paint Night Fundraiser!!!
To Benefit LifeTeen Thursday May 17th at 6pm At The Drunken Palace in New London Tickets are $40 per person and include all of the supplies needed to create your own masterpiece! Contact Stephanie Gromko at s.gromko@yahoo.com 860-917-9776 Or The Drunken Palette directly (860)326-7646 (reference Norwich Lifeteen) BYOB optional,...

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St. Joseph Parish would like to thank all those involved with the 2018 Fish Fry! Every Thursday and Friday during Lent, these dedicated volunteers gave of their time and talent coordinating, preparing , baking, serving cleaning and all of the jobs that make this fish fry a success. This year $8565.56 is the total donation from the fish an...

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Attention, Parents and Grandparents: PASS THIS ON TO THE YOUTH IN YOUR LIFE! Young people ages 16 – 29, (Catholic and non-Catholics ) are invited to participate via social media. Pope Francis wants to hear ideas, feelings and recommendations from our youth on the topic: ”Y oung People, the Faith and Vocational Discernmen...

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Many Thanks go out to all who helped make our bake sale to benefit Lifeteen a success ! Thanks to your generous giving, we raised over $800 !!! A special thanks to those that donat-ed baked goods! We greatly appreciate all of your support! Your Lifeteen Core Team

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Memorial Day. May 28th, 2018 Take a little time on this great national holiday to join in prayer for those who have given their lives for our country and for all of our departed loved ones. There will be an open-air Mass at St. Joseph Cemetery at 9 a.m. on Memorial Day. Msgr. Les Janick, the Vicar General of the diocese and pastor of ...

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  Applications for the $500 Annual Monsignor William J. Baldwin College Scholarship can be picked up at the Rectory Office or by calling (860) 887-9857 to request one. 1. This Scholarship is open to members of families who are registered and financially supportive parishioners of Saints Peter and Paul Church. Maximum scholarshi...

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Congratulations and Welcome to John and Mariah Begazo who were joined to Christ and His Church at the Easter Vigil Mass through Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist. Y ou have risen with Christ, now re- joice to walk with Christ all the way to His kingdom!

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Please come by the hall at Sts. Peter and Paul Church Saturday, June 2nd after the 5:30 Mass for a joyful celebration of Fr. Tomasz Albrecht’s 10th anniversary to ordination to priesthood! We will be having a potluck style supper. Please plan on helping us celebrate! Call the parish office (860-887-1565) to let us know if you ...

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If you are a divorced Catholic who would like to know more about annulments or is considering beginning the annulment process but aren’t quite sure what it is or how to go about doing so, consider attending this informational workshop Wednesday, June 6, 2018, from 7-9 P.M. at St. Mark’s Church Hall, 222 McVeagh Rd., Westbrook,...

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So many people contribute to the life of our parish at St. Joseph's in so many ways: Council and committee members, liturgical and pastoral ministers, fundraisers and fish fryers, collection counters, food preparers, volunteers at the St. Vincent de Paul Place, and not least of all, faithful and steady givers. We hav...

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Friday June 8th, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday June 9th, 10:00 – 3:00 p.m. St Mary’s Parish is once again hosting an early summer Bazaar. There will be a sale of new and quality second hand items, Basket Raffle, Pizza, Popcorn, Ice Cream, Baked Goods. Special activities will be available on Saturday for our childr...

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On Thursday May 24th, Michael Castiblanco was ordained a transitional deacon of the Diocese of Norwich at St. Mary Church of our cluster. Our heartiest congratulations and prayers go to him! This summer, Deacon Michael will serve in the Groton parishes of Sacred Heart and St. Mary before returning to Mount St. Mary Seminary in Maryland to...

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  You’re Invited! Next Sunday, the 10 o’clock Mass at St. Mary Church will be a multicultural Mass in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole. Parishioners from the entire cluster are invited. The occasion is Fr. Washabaugh’s 40 th anniversary of ordination to priesthood. After Mass, there will be a reception in t...

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Confirmation for our three parishes of the Norwich Cluster will be held this year on Friday night, June 15 at 7 p.m., at Sts. Peter and Paul Church. Fr. Peter Langevin, the vice-chanceller of the Norwich Diocese will preside. Save the date!   Konfimasyon pou twa pawas nou yo nan Norwich la ap fèt ane sa a nan Vandredi swa, 15 j...

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  The Church celebrates the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua on June 13. Many ethnic groups have embraced St. Anthony as their patron saint, but no people love this saint more than the people of Cape Verde. After all, St. Anthony was Portuguese, a culture and language that belongs richly to Cape Verde. The large Cape Verdean communit...

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This year again we will be participating in the Care Net baby Bottle Campaign as usual it starts on Mother’s Day May 14 and ends on Father’s Day June 18. This really helps young mothers and single parents with food, diapers, formula and counseling. Thank you for your Support

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Many thanks to all who participated in the St. Mary Bazaar this Friday and Saturday, making it a great success. Thanks, also, to all who gave time, donations, and attention to the bazaar. The bazaar is helping to fund our Lifeteen efforts for Catholic High Schoolers and also helps our par-ishes grow in unity and common purpose.

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Led by missionaries of Maryknoll, June 22,23,24 Immaculate Conception Spiiritual Renewal Center, Putnam, CT. Cost: $150 / person (financial aid is available) In English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole Reserve your place now: We are asking for a $50 deposit (returnable up to June 17) Themes: God’s invitation to par...

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We gladly announce the coming marriage of Caroline Ramos and Hunter Kliphon. Should you know of any reason why these two should not be joined as one, please contact the parish office.
If the weather cooperates, let’s get the entire cluster together for an outdoor summer celebration! The beautiful grounds at Ss. Peter and Paul Church beckon us to hold an outdoor Mass for everyone and then to share a picnic lunch. It is a celebration of our unity in diversity: our many sounds, rhythms, flavors, styles, and cultural...

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  If the weather cooperates, let’s get the entire cluster together for an outdoor summer celebration! The beautiful grounds at Sts. Peter and Paul Church beckon us to hold an outdoor Mass for everyone and then to share a picnic lunch. It is a celebration of our unity in diversity: our many sounds, rhythms, flavors, styles, a...

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On Monday evening, July 9 at 6 p.m., the Cluster Council will meet at 6 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul. This summer season calls us to less activity, but more planning. Council members (and all interested parishioners): mark this date for discussion of evangelization, shared religious education, 40 Hours Devotion, shared feast days, Christma...

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FREE MOVIE Night every 2nd Sat. of the month at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Quaker Hill Pizza, popcorn, juice and water are provided. Doors open at 5:30. Movies start at 6:30 This weekend, showing Woodlawn. An inspiring true story! For more info contact Brian Johnson at brian@journeyforlife.org or visit www.journey...

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Please consider sponsoring-either partially or in full– a teen to attend Steubenville NYC , an exciting conference held at Saint John’s University July 20th-22nd. The cost to attend is $355 per teen. This three day event will be incredibly enriching for our youth,but as you can imagine the cost is a burden on our fami-lies....

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Pray For Our Teens!
This coming weekend, July 20,21,22, young people from throughout the Northeast will gather at St. John's University for Steubenville NYC, a summer youth retreat and rally. Busloads of Catholic teens from our diocese, including 8 from our parish cluster, will be attending. What a great time to intercede for our Catholi...

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Currently, the Planning Committee for this Mass is seeking additional members to assist in preparing this very meaningful tribute to educators and to become an active member of the planning committee. The next Mass Committee meeting will be held on and August 27, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in the Bishop Hines Conference Room of the Chancery. Pleas...

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Children from 5 years of age up to sixth grade are welcome to attend our Summer Bible School Children: our dearest friend, the Lord Jesus, invites you to come and share! When? Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27 Where? St. Mary Church, 70 Central Ave., Norwich Hours? From 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. On Friday, July 27th, from 9:00 ...

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  This Monday, August 6, the Cluster Council for our three parishes will meet at 6 p.m. in the parish hall of Saints Peter and Paul Church. The meeting is open to all parishion-ers. We will continue to explore ways that our three parishes can grow in our shared mission and in unity while embracing their remarkable diversity.

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In last week’s pastoral message, Bishop Cote used strong language: Our resolve to stand with immigrant families and to help encourage permanent solutions to a now further broken immigrant system has remained steadfast…If we continue to raise our voices against injustices such as the separation of families at the border, we...

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LIFE TEEN- Ice Cream Social & Movie Night!
We hope to see our teens for an Ice Cream social and movie night on Sunday August 12th from 6:30 –9:00 pm. The movie will begin at 7:00 pm. More information on events at facebook.com/NorwichLifeTeen

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If you would like to know more about annulments or considering beginning the annulment process , consider attending this informational workshop Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, from 7-9 P.M. at St. Bernard Church Hall, 25 St. Bernard’s Terrace, Rockville, CT. A panel of experts from the Diocesan Marriage Tribunal will be here to answer que...

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  Wednesday, August 15, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation. The mystery we celebrate on a solemnity such as this is so important that the Church treats the day as it does Sunday, the Lord’s Day. We gather at the table of the Eucharist to let the mystery come into us. Is Mary’s Assum...

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  We bid farewell to a dear friend: Larry Barille, our "summer seminarian" has now finished his two-month stay with is in the Norwich Parish Cluster. All who have gotten to know Larry will agree that he has been a wonderfully happy addition to our parishes during his brief stay. We wish Larry a good rest dur-ing his few ...

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  It is time to improve our Sunday experience of welcoming! Our goal is to make sure that everyone who enters our church for Sunday Mass enters a festive environment where it is clearly communicated: “We’re waiting for you. We’re glad you’re here!” Here is a brand new ministry that is apart from the i...

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Sometimes great gifts appear when one least expects them. That was the case last week when I was told of a bequest left to St. Joseph Parish “to be used solely for the religious purposes of the Church, in liturgy or in programs that advance the message and spirit of the Church and its parishioners.” The bequest, amounting to a...

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In the month of August, Haiti will be the focus of special concern for us all. Haiti’s severe economic situation and the crushing poverty of its population, seems to catch the world’s attention only when desperate people explode in anger. But that poverty is there all the time. Here is what is happening in August: Next Sunday,...

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  Deacon Phil Hayes, a volunteer from the Haitian Health Foundation (HHF), will speak at all Masses and a second collection will be taken for the Annual Mission Cooperative Program. Dr. Jeremiah J. Lowney founded the Haitian Health Foundation in 1982. This outreach to rural Jeremie, Haiti and 105 mountain villages provides food, m...

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“Going Forth in Joy”, the formation retreat in Putnam on June 22, 23, 24 was attended by 28 members of our parish cluster! This marks a new and accelerated phase in the transformation of our parish cluster into missionary parishes. It is time to change our orientation from being concerned principally about the ...

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The Twenty-Third Annual Diocesan Mass for Those Dedicated to Education will be celebrated on Sunday, September 9, 2018, in the Cathedral of St. Patrick, at 8:45 a.m. Bishop Cote will cele- brate this Mass for all teachers and support staff, public, pa-rochial, and private, active and retired, of all faiths. All are welcome. For informatio...

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On Saturday afternoon, Sept 8, a single multicultural vigil Mass will be held at 4 pm at St. Joseph Church, followed by a shared supper and Holy Rosary. No vigil Mass at St. Mary’s.
Attention: Divorced or Separated Catholics Are you separated or divorced and in need of support? The Church is here to help. The Catholic Family Services Office is sponsoring a monthly Support Group for Divorced and Separated Catholics the third Wednesday of each month from 7-8:30 P.M. beginning Sept. 19th at St. John the Evangelist Pa...

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To all parishioners in our Norwich cluster – It’s time to sing! We welcome new members to the various choirs in our parishes. In addition, we are looking to encourage musicians and singers to join in when we have multicultural cluster Masses. There are many ways we can make our Music Ministry stronger; If you appreciate worshi...

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Our parishes in the Norwich cluster provide religious education for children from Kindergarten through High School, including preparation for Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation . Weekly classes for children in grades kindergarten through Jr. High begin on Sunday, September 16th following the 10 am Masses at St. Mary Church a...

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Our parishes in the Norwich cluster provide religious education for children from Kindergarten through High School, including preparation for Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation . Weekly classes for children in grades kindergarten through Jr. High begin on Sunday, September 16th following the 10 am Masses at St. Mary Church a...

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This Sunday Night, 5 p.m. At Sts Peter and Paul’s High School students and young people, take heart! Lifeteen is starting up, a joyful, experience of faith, prayer, friendship and learning. Grow closer to Christ, His Mother and the Church. For more information, visit our website, http://www.jnccfaith.org. 

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The Mission of Lifeteen is guided by the Holy Spirit to help Teens build a community wherein they help each other grow closer to Christ ,His Mother, and the Church. Lifeteen will begin Sunday September 16th at 5 pm with Praise and Worship, dinner and then social night. It is open to all teenagers from 8th through senior year in high schoo...

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The Disciples of Mercy at our cluster churches of St. Joseph, St. Mary and Sts. Peter and Paul will be collecting non perishable foods for the Sts. Peter and Paul food pantry. Suggested items are juices, rice, pasta, pork and beans, peanut butter , jelly, cereal, canned fruits and vegetables. Your support of this act of mercy is appreciat...

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Kindly remember in your prayers Robert E. Brulotte whose funeral was recently celebrated in our parish cluster. May the souls of the departed share in the fullness of life and peace with God. 
ATTENTION ALL GOLFERS: SAVE-THE-DATE Catholic Charities 13th Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at the Fox Hopyard Golf Club in East Haddam CT. Entry fee of $175.00 includes: green fees, cart, lunch, dinner buffet and awards. Registration begins at 10:30 AM; Lunch at 11:30 AM; Shotgun Start at 1:00 PM ...

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  Our parishes in the Norwich cluster provide religious education for children from First Grade through High School, including First Communion and Confirmation preparation. Weekly classes for children in primary grades and Jr. High begin on Sunday, September 23rd after the midmorning Masses at St. Mary Church and Sts. Peter and Pa...

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All law enforcement officers (federal, state, and municipal, active and retired) and their families are invited to the Twenty-seventh Annual Blue Mass and Reception, Sunday, September 23, 2018, in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, 10:15 a.m. All parishioners are cordially invited to attend this Mass. Bishop Cote, the Bishop of Norwich, will...

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The Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (NDCCW) membership drive begins the weekend of September 28-29, 2018 and runs through the month of October. NDCCW invites all women in the diocese to become members of this organization. The annual dues are $5.00 per year. Please join by dropping your membership envelope into any offertory...

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A sincere thank you to all who helped make our 40 Hour Eucharistic Devotion on September 7th, 8th and 9th a prayerful and beautiful celebration. Thank you to the devoted volunteers and parishioners who coordinate and support our monthly coffee hour. Your generous donations purchased our beautiful altar flowers for this Holy celebration. ...

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Next Sunday Night, 5 p.m. at Sts Peter and Paul’s High School students and young people, take heart! Lifeteen is starting up, a joyful, experience of faith, prayer, friendship and learning. Grow closer to Christ, His Mother and the Church For more information, visit our website, www.jnccfaith.org. 

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Please come to pray in grateful memory for Deacon Tom Lewis, a dear friend and servant of St. Joseph Parish. Deacon Tom died last summer at age 85. He was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Parish and the first Permanent Deacon to serve there. Deacon Tom was revered for his gentleness, steadiness in ministry, and generous love. At Mass, a pi...

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This colorful and very beautiful feast has its origins in Peru. It celebrates the faith of people, often poor and oppressed, that they are never alone or abandoned, but that God constantly works miracles on their behalf. This faith found its expression in a picture of Christ’s crucifixion that remained standing on the ruin of a Chur...

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On Saturday, October 13, 2018, at 5:00 p.m., Bishop Cote will celebrate Mass for all Firefighters/EMS personnel, in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick. Each year, brothers and sisters of all faiths gather to thank God for their calling, to pray for their safety, and to remember their fallen colleagues. Assembly at Chelsea Parade for the line-...

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On the weekend of June 22,23,24, twenty-four people from our parish cluster gathered at Immaculata Retreat House to participate in a training for missionary disciples sponsored by the Maryknoll Missioners. Now we are taking the next step by inviting everyone in our cluster of parishes to learn about our call to be missionary disciples and...

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If you are married for 25 years, 50 years, or any other significant length of time, you are invited to attend Mass with Bishop Cote at St. Patrick Cathedral and there to renew your marriage commitment, at 2.00 pm, October 21 this year . A reception will follow the Mass, during which Bishop Cote will present certificates to those celebrati...

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Calling all 1983 Graduates from Saint Bernard High School! Our 35th “Reunion To Remember!” is now set for Friday, November 23,2018, 6:00 pm at the Port ‘n Starboard Banquet Hall in the City of New London. Reserve a seat with a $40 per person (personal check or money order) with choice of dinner options indicated on memo ...

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Are you interested in seeing what Haiti is like? Or seeing it again? Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti is organizing an Immersion Trip for October 24-31. Visitors will experience many different aspects of Haiti. You will see some of the work our ministry is doing visit our clinic, a school, experience Mass at a twinned parish. You'...

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All of us are looking to live the Catholic life as richly and joyfully as we can. There are plenty of us who need a little help, or maybe some “catch-up” to come to Catholic practice or to receive the sacraments. We have a way to catch up called the R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). It is flexible and easy to ...

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