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Discover Catholic Schools Week, November 2020
Diocese of Norwich Office of the Bishop 201 Broadway Norwich, Connecticut  06360 (860) 887-9294 October 15, 2020 (To be read at all Masses or reprinted in the parish bulletin on the weekend of October 31-November 1, 2020.) Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Discover Catholic Schools Week, which is celebrated from November 3 to November 9, is now a second annual celebration of Catholic education in our country, together with Celebrate Catholic Schools Week that will take place from January 31 to February 6, 2021.  During both weeks, our school...

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 “Respect Life Month” 2020 and the 25th Anniversary of The Gospel of Life
 “Respect Life Month” 2020 and the 25th Anniversary of The Gospel of Life One year ago, even before the unthinkable effects of the pandemic and the social unrest and division that we are now witnessing, a piece in the New York Times stated: “The world we live in now is one in which no place is safe, no lives really matter, when it comes to violence” (9/2/19). This statement was prompted by the tragedy of repeated mass shootings in our country. To this we must now add the outbreaks of random violence and the deaths that have prompted outrage a...

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Virtual Rosary Month of October
During the month of October, the time dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary, come and pray the rosary online with the Office of faith Events each Tuesday at 3 pm. For more information visit the Diocese Website

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Respect Life Sunday, October 3/4
English Spanish Diocese of Norwich Office of the Bishop 201 Broadway Norwich, Connecticut  06360 (860) 887-9294 September 24, 2020 To be read at all Masses or published in the parish bulletin on Respect Life Sunday, the weekend of October 3 & 4, 2020. My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Saint John Paul II’s landmark encyclical, Ev...

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23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time 6 September 2020
September 6, 2020, 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time It’s all about reconciliation and conversion, not punishment. Relationships are not static adventures but wonderful gifts that continue to develop, grow, change, and mature. We are meant to be social beings, so isolating ourselves from others is rarely helpful. But, because human beings are on the one hand tremendously gifted, talented, and blessed creations, they are on the other also flawed, broken, and sinful. We all need to humbly admit that we are works in progress and not only capable of enriching each othe...

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22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time 30 August 2020
August 30, 2020, 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Secular pursuits only bring a temporary amount of satisfaction and fulfillment. As much as we may think that achieving worldly success, economic security, personal well-being, and self-fulfillment are worthy goals to obtain, they all are dependent on external variables and can lead to emptiness. We are trained to be very pragmatic and productive. Unless we are able to check off all of the boxes or comply with specific measurable requirements, our value and worth becomes questionable. Corporations, educational institution...

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21st Sunday of Ordinary Time, 23 August 2020
GOSPEL MEDITATION - ENCOURAGE DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF SCRIPTURE 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time The only way to know God is to love God. Our minds will never fully grasp the mystery of God, but our hearts and souls can learn to love the mystery. Years ago, when life had a more innocent quality to it, we believed what we were told or witnessed, unless there was direct evidence otherwise. This was especially true if the information came from someone in authority. In a sense, we were a bit more gullible on one hand but also more trusting on the other. The latter is an admir...

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20th Sunday of Ordinary Time, 16 August 2020
We are hardwired for wholeness and crave it. When something is broken, we want it fixed. If a part of our body is not working properly, we want it healed. How often do we find ourselves saying, “i’m tired of struggling with this cold, i can’t wait for my surgery to heal, or i want my treatments to make me better.” Wholeness and healing restore our relationships and make us free to love as we desire. We know very well how our limitations, imperfections, and brokenness really limit us. They can easily prevent us from being and doing what we want to do....

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19th Sunday of Ordinary Time, 9 August 2020
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Be still and know that I am God. Silence is sacred. Silence speaks the language of the soul and is the foundation of all life and eternity itself. Silence takes us beyond the limits of our minds and allows us to seek and to love the essence of all love, perfect love, and being. In silence, we can be non-verbally present to things and to God in ways that words cannot accomplish. We can discover, encounter, and be present to truths that our minds struggle to conceive and then set aside the boxes we put around things when comprehending them is c...

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