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Entries for January 2017

Catholic Schools Week

Posted on January 26, 2017

  My dear friends in Christ, Catholic Schools week is an annual national celebration of Catholic schools. This year this special week will be held from January 29 - February 4, 2017. Catholic schools in our diocese and across the country schedule special open houses and events, which emphasize the value Catholic education provides and its contribution to our church, communities, and our country. The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2017 is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” I would like to expound upon this theme as it relates to the schools in the Diocese of Norwich. ...

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The Epiphany of the Lord

Posted on January 05, 2017

  "They prostrated themselves and did him homage." The Magi were men of great faith. Their worldly position and power could have made them scoff at the sight of this humble infant. Their treasury of wealth could have blinded them to the true value of this child king. But instead these men placed themselves at the feet of Jesus in a gesture of complete submission. Then, as a sign of their devotion, they "opened their treasures" and offered this baby costly and precious gifts. Only a deep and sincere faith could justify such a surprising scene. Real faith often runs contrary to worldly wisdom. ...

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