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Standing Together To Build A Future - ACA
This Sunday, March 4th,  we launch the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal, “Standing Together to Build the Future”. We all hope for a bright future and many of us have been blessed with gifts that allow us to live comfortably. Others may need help in building their future as struggles prevent them from achieving a better li...

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LifeTeen Schedule
Lifeteen Catholic Youth Ministry For High School Students Sunday nights Aprill 22nd May 6th May 20th June 3rd Mass at 5 p.m. Followed by supper and Lifenight. At Sts. Peter and Paul Church Facebook and Instagram @NorwichLifeTeen

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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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New Missals With the arrival of Advent, Sunday, December 2, we will place new missals at Church entrances for our common use. However, you may want to have your own missal to take home with you. For the next two Sundays, missals will be available at the low, low cost of $2.oo /copy. Look for the basket of missals with payment envelopes. S...

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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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With a physical banner in front of our churches, we send out the message of welcome. Even more, our parish cluster now takes on the great task of actively welcoming God’s children to our community of believers. An important step in our becoming parishes in mission to the people around us is the formation of missionary disciples. Men...

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We welcome a young man, Albert Colon, to our cluster to help us organize evangelization and youth ministry. Albert will work for our parishes 15-18 hours each week while continuing his college studies. Bilingual and bi-cultural, he has a deep commitment to the Church and a wealth of experience in sharing faith with others. Our Sunday cong...

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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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 The Knights of Columbus are hosting a Charity Golf Tournament at Mohegan Sun Golf Club to benefit St Joseph's school in Baltic...It is not too late to sign up a foursome for the 2017 St. Joseph School Golf Tournament scheduled on Friday, June 30, 2017! If you know of someone who would enjoy a great day of golf or would like to j...

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DIOCESE OF NORWICH - SIX FLAGS CATHOLIC YOUTH AND FAMILY DAY Join the Diocese of Norwich at the Catholic Youth and Family Day at Six Flags New England on Tuesday, August 8th. The day includes free parking, Mass with Bishop Rozanski at 9:30am, Christian Music, buffet lunch, and admission to the park for a great price. The cost is $43.50...

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“I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly." Live your married lives “more abundantly” by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next WWME Weekends are Jul 7-9, 2017 in Manchester, CT and Nov 3-5, 2017 in Manchester, CT. For more information, call Dennis & Jane La...

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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 out to St Mary's on Central Ave in Norwich Sunday August 13th for a wonderful multicultural Mass at 10 a.m. After Mass we will come together to enjoy some delicious food as we have a breakfast social. Please feel free to bring a breakfast food to share! It's a great day to share in our love of God and neighbor!

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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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On Sunday, September 2 and 3, we are glad to welcome members of  The Little Flower Provincial House in  Gorakhpur, India.  Missioners from the Little Flower Province will be speaking at all Masses, and a second collection will be taken up to support the important mission work of our The Little Flower Province. &nb...

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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!
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 24, 2017, 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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Our cluster will be embarking on a great adventure early next year! We will be introducing LifeTeen Youth Ministy!  Teens and Parents: Save the date, Sunday September 24 for a first look at Lifeteen. An information session will be held at St. Mary Church from 5 to 6 p.m. Other information can be found at Lifeteen.com

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10th. Anniversary CT. Catholic Men's Conference. Our Theme is “.. YOU will be my witnesses.. ” ACTS 1:8 Get ready for a relaxed day. Experience the camaraderie of your fellow Catholic men. We have Adoration and Confession ALL DAY, and a Catholic Priest as musician and Traditional Music. Guest speakers include: Bishop...

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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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 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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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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Wine, Wisdom and Why Night The Advent Edition Join us for an evening of questions and answers about our Faith! Ask questions about Advent Traditions as well as any other Faith Traditions you have always wondered about! A panel of experts ready to answer any questions include: · Bishop Michael Cote, Bishop of the Norwich Diocese ...

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Saturday, December 2nd, Sister Patricia Cook, RSM will share a reflection on: “Advent : Opening the Door to God’s Presence” at Saints Peter and Paul church hall from 9:30 to 12:00. If you are interested in going please call the office at 860-887-9857

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YOUNG ADULT MASS WITH BISHOP COTE On Sunday, December 3rd, St. Joseph’s in Willimantic is delighted to host Bishop Michael Cote for the 1st Annual Diocesan Mass & Reception for Young Adults. All Young Adults (ages 18 - 39, single and married) are invited and encouraged to attend! We encourage Young Adults to invite friends t...

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 Hurricanes, flooding, fires and earthquakes have affected many areas to our south and west, but nowhere has been devastated so dramatically and for so long a time as Puerto Rico. Most of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is still without electricity or running water. Commerce and employment has been disrupted, affecting countless fami...

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36th Annual Convocation For the Priests in the Diocese of Norwich The Annual Convocation for Priests will be held from December 4-6, 2017, at Gurney’s Newport Resort on Goat Island in Newport, RI. It will be a time for all priests to gather with their bishop for spiritual renewal, support, education and rest. There will be no mornin...

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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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CCD CLASSES K-7 Sunday December 10th After 10am Mass. Next class Dec. 17th Play practice is from 12:00 to 1:00. 
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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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Tuesday, December 12 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe In Mexico, Mary did what Spanish preachers, soldiers, and overlords could not do. She taught the Mexican people that they were loved by God and His Son, Jesus Christ. At the same time, she taught the Spaniards that the native people were children of God, especially beloved. Come t...

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CONFIRMATION CLASSES Sunday from 6-8pm Class will be on December 17th 
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Advent this year takes on special meaning as we invite brothers and sisters in our neighborhood to consider making our Church their spiritual home. Large numbers of Catholics and former Catholics live in our neighborhoods. Maybe they are waiting to be invited in. Here’s what we hope to do this Advent and Christmas: Billboards In ...

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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, January 6 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, January 13, 14, Fr. Washabaugh and Fr. Albrecht will present the parish pastoral and financial reports for Fiscal Year 2016/2017. This is a great occasion to thank you for giving life to our communities of faith through your gifts of time, talent, and treasure. It is also a time to look ahead, not only looking at the New Year, ...

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Is your marriage tearing you apart? Is there little or no meaningful communication? Are you considering separation or divorce? For serious marriage building and repair: Retrouvaille is a lifeline. At a Retrouvaille weekend, couples are given tools to re-establish communication, work on their issues, gain new insights and heal. The week...

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How has our reality of family changed and how do we continue to make God a priority in our families? Topics to be addressed… blended families, social media, scheduling, sports, prayer, catechesis and so much more! Come join us for a night of discussion and reflection : January 24, 2018, 7:00 pm , Our Lady of Lourdes, Gales Ferry...

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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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  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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Annual Easter Egg Hunt!
Saturday, March 31st at 10:30 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish. All children are invited to participate and meet everyone's favorite bunny. We are in need of candy for the egg hunt. Please drop off wrapped, small Easter candy at your parishes during the next four weeks. Thank you!   

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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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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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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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  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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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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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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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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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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