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Entries for October 2017

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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This Saturday, Oct. 28, delegates from parishes in our diocese with Spanish-speaking communities will meet in Norwich for a day-long Encuentro of Hispano/Latino Catholics. Hopes and concerns, strategies and plans will be gathered together for a New England Encuentro in the Spring and eventually the National Encuentro next Fall in Dallas T...

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 On Saturday, November 4th, beginning at 9:30 am, with opening prayer in St. Mary Church, 70 West Main St, Baltic, CT, our parish will host a video conference featuring the work of Fr. Robert Spitzer. Presentations will be in St. Joseph School Hall from 9:45 am to 2:00 pm. Topics will include Evidence for God in Science, the Shroud o...

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Posted in: General News
 On Sunday, November 5, 2017, at 10:15 a.m., Bishop Cote will celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick for all military personnel. The purpose of this celebration is to honor our service men and women as we recognize the many sacrifices made by the families and loved ones of our military. The theme for the 2017, Red, White an...

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Posted in: General News
This year, The 40 Days for Life Campaign runs from Wednesday, Sept. 27th through Nov. 5th. It is hoped that you will join in prayer and fasting for life during these 40 days. Our Parish Cluster will take part in vigiling outside the Planned Parenthood facility (12 Case St., Norwich) on Tuesday, October 24. You can sign up to take part aft...

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Posted in: General News
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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Posted in: St. Joseph
New Rules! Effective immediately, our parish kitchen will operate under new guidelines: Talk with us ahead of time: Anyone interested in using the kitchen must call or e-mail us well in advance so that we can explain rules and expectations. Please call the parish office 860-887-2565 or e-mail Dan Chong at danielchong.usa@gmail.com. There ...

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Posted in: St. Mary