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Advent Sacrament of Penance

Posted on December 09, 2019 in: General News

Advent Sacrament of Penance: There is no better way to prepare the way for the Lord’s coming than by self-examination, repentance, confession and forgiveness. Be sure to go to confession this Advent. St. Joseph,, Special Confession time: Saturday, Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00p.m. Sts. Peter and Paul, Special confession times: Friday, Dec. 13, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 14, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. St. Mary: Special Confession time: Saturday, Dec. 21, 10:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m.,

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Adviento está en camino!

Posted on November 07, 2019 in: General News, St. Mary

La brillante temporada de anticipación o El domingo 1 de diciembre comienza una nueva temporada de oracio n con el primer doming de Adviento. En Adviento y en el pro ximo an o, haremos el Evangelio principalmente de los relatos de San Mateo. Adviento nos invitara a anhelar ma s profundamente la venida de Cristo en sus tres venidas: Su futuro viene como nuestro Sen or y Juez Su llegada mí stica en nuestro tiempo y lugar. Su primera venida por su nacimiento como hijo de Marí a. Aquí hay eventos y devociones que tendrán lugar en nuestro grupo este Adviento: • El primer domingo de Adviento, 1 de diciembre: la bendic...

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Lavan ap mache sou nou!

Posted on November 07, 2019 in: General News, St. Mary

Sezon Limyè antisipe Nan Dimanch 1er desanm, yon nouvo sezon lapriyè ap kòmanse ak premye Dimanch nan Lavan. Nan tan Lavan ak nan ane kap vini an, nou pral koute sitou Levanjil Sen Matye. Lavan an ap envite nou pou nou dezire Kris la pi pwofondman nan twa vini li yo: Li gen pou l vini tankou Seyè nou ak Jij nou Vini mistik li nan tan nap viv kounye a e kote nap viv la Premye vini l pa nesans li kòm Pitit Manman Mari. Men evènman ak devotions kap genyen nan gwoup Pawas nou yo Lavan sa a: Premye Dimanch nan Lavan, 1 desanm: benediksyon kouròn Lavan an ak limen premye bouji a. Nou envite tout moun pou nou pote kourò...

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The Bright Season of Anticipation On Sunday, December 1, a new season of prayer begins with the First Sunday of Advent. In Advent and in the coming year, we will the Gospel mostly from St. Matthew’s accounts. Advent will invite us to long more deeply for the coming of Christ in His three comings: His future coming as our Lord and Judge His mystical coming in our time and place His first coming by His birth as Mary’s child. Here are events and devotions that will take place in our cluster this Advent: The First Sunday of Advent, December 1: The blessing of Advent wreaths and the lighting of the first ...

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Things continue to move along with the revovations of the convent building. Attached please find minutes from the last meeting discussing the project. Those that would like to be involved or offer services can call the rectory for more info.

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Planning for Three Kings day party is under way! Families may begin registering their children to recieve a gift from one of the kings at the party. More information on the pary will be coming in time. please click the link below to register: CLICK HERE to register

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Christmas & New Year Schedule

Posted on December 09, 2019 in: General News

Schedule of Christmas Masses: Please take note of the times of Christmas Masses in our three cluster parishes this year: Christmas Eve: Plan to arrive 30 minutes early! At all three Masses, we will have a carol-sing before Mass begins 4 p.m. Saints Peter and Paul (with Christmas pageant!) 5:30 p.m. St. Mary (multicultural) 12:00 midnight St. Joseph Christmas Day: 8:30 a.m. Saints Peter and Paul 8:30 a.m. St. Joseph (English/ Polish) 10:30 a.m. St. Mary (Spanish and Haitian Creole) Vigil of the Octave of Christmas / Solemnity of Mary: Dec 31 4 p.m. St. Joseph 5:30 p.m. Sts. Peter and Pau...

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The Joint Norwich Catholic Cluster will celebrate the Feast of the Three Kings by opening the doors free of charge to children and their families for a great Three Kings Party. There will be food, entertainment, gifts and a visit from the Three Kings for children in our parishes and neighborhoods. Last year more than 150 children attended! In addition, we are using this party as a way to help children in a very poor community in La Gonave, Haiti. Instead of paying to attend our party, we are asking our families to donate to a very special cause. With very little resources, the Parish of Sainte Madeleine gives an education ...

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On January 12, 2020, after the 8:30 morning mass, we will convene in the cafeteria area of the former St. Joseph School for a celebration of Christ. Following a Polish tradition, everyone will have the opportunity to express their love for Christ in some way. Please share a song, dance, poem, drawing, painting, craft, or culinary creation. It would be wonderful if everyone contributed something. We will have plenty of seating, food and coffee/tea, so plan to stay a bit. Please contact Merina Corby at merinacorby@gmail.com to let us know what you would like to contribute and if you need musical accompaniment.

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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 hospitalized. Here are some things you can do: Have someone, a family member or friend, to give us call beforehand, so we know when you will be in the hospital. During the admission process, be sure to provide both your religion and the name of your church. If the hospital fails to ask this q...

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Dios Nos Invita a Servirlo en la Misa

Posted on February 01, 2019 in: St. Mary

Nuestra parroquia estas buscando a hermanos que están interesado en ayudar con ministerios en nuestra Iglesia currently. Todos los servicio que necesitamos ayuda en están puesto abajo. Por favor hermanos anotarse para que podamos ayudar con la organización y la evangelización de nuestra parroquia Cualquier ayuda que puede ofrecer se los agradecemos. Esta servicio es para Dios y Dios se los pagara. Si estas interesado por favor apuntarse o puede llamar/ mandar un correo electrónico a: Albert Colon Cell: (860)857-2175 Email: Albertcolon503@gmail.com . Ministries that are needed/ Ministerios que se necesi...

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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 this ministry. During these summer months our minister for evangelization, Albert Colon, will be preparing greeters to take up this all-important role. Here’s how you can find out more: Let us know that you are interested in learni...

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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 “catchup” 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 take. What is required is an open heart and open mind, some of your time, and good will. If you want to talk about Catholic practice and the R.C.I.A., contact us at the parish office. We can get you started.  

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Please, familiarize yourself with our Annual 2018 Raport for St. Mary parish. Clicking with the link below will redirect you to the Raport. St. Mary 2018 Annual Report

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The Annual Report - St. Joseph 2018

Posted on January 19, 2019 in: St. Joseph

Please, familiarize yourself with our Annual 2018 Raport for St. Joseph parish. Clicking with the link below will redirect you to the Raport. St. Joseph 2018 Annual Raport

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Please, familiarize yourself with our Annual 2018 Raport for Ss. Peter and Paul parish. Clicking with the link below will redirect you to the Raport. Ss. Peter and Paul 2018 Annual Raport

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Are you grieving from an Abortion? Trust in the mercy of God’s love. Consider these words from St. John Paul II to those suffering be-cause of abortion: “The church is aware of the many factors which may have influenced your de-cision, and she does not doubt that in many cases it was a painful and even shattering decision. The wound in your heart may not yet have healed. Cer-tainly what happened was and remains terribly wrong. But do not give in to discouragement and do not lose hope….The Father of mercies is ready to give you His forgiveness and His peace in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. You will com...

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Next Sunday, the Disciples of Mercy at the cluster churches of St. Joseph, St. Mary and Saints Peter and Paul will again collect non-perishable foods for the St. Peter and Paul Food Pantry. The collection will occur on the first Sun-day of each month at St. Joseph and St. Mary Churches. Parishioners at Saints Pe-ter and Paul Church can continue to bring food on any Sunday as they have in the past. Food can be left in the vestibule of the church. Suggested items are: canned pasta, canned vegetables, canned fruit, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, macaroni and cheese, soups, baked beans, pork and beans, tuna, spaghetti sauce, pa...

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A Critical Need! We don’t have enough volunteers to count the Sunday collections. At present, on one or more Sundays each month we have to employ valuable staff time to get our collections ready for the bank. Can you help by taking a couple of hours one Sunday a month to help get our collections to the bank? Give a call to the parish office today!

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Updates at St Joseph

Posted on May 14, 2019 in: St. Joseph

Improvements The past week or two have certainly been traumatic for everyone concerned. We plan to find a way to continue to celebrate Holy Mass at St. Joseph each Sunday morning with elements of Mass in the Polish language and all of it in the spirit of Polish Catholicism. Please be patient. Finding our way forward demands a spirit of sacrifice and cooperation on everyone’s part. Meanwhile, it is important to report on some of our building and property issues: Our Parking Lot: Many thanks to volunteers from the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen who painted fresh lines on our par...

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New Mass Schedule

Posted on May 21, 2019 in: General News

Starting Sunday, May 25, 26, our cluster parishes begin a new schedule for Sunday and weekday Masses * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 4 p.m. vigil St. Joseph Church 5:30 p.m. vigil Sts. Peter and Paul Church 8:30 a.m. Sts. Peter and Paul Church 8:30 a.m. St. Joseph Church (English/Polish) 10:30 a.m. St. Mary Church (Spanish) 12:30 p.m. St. Mary Church (Haitian Creole)

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Cenacle For Life @ St Joseph

Posted on July 05, 2019 in: General News

Come every week on Tuesdays, 5 to 6 p.m. We will gather before the Blessed Sacrament to profess our love and devotion to Our Lord and Our Blessed Mother. As we pray together, we intercede for deeper respect for every human life, for peace in the world, for our Church, and for the needs of our families and friends. We close with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Bring your rosaries. Prayer books will be provided.

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In a few short weeks, just after Labor Day, we will welcome Ms. Maria Junco as our first Cluster Faith Formation Director. Maria, who is young, eager, and ready, brings a wealth of talents and skills to a critical task in our parishes as we strive to become a missionary Church that evangelizes the society around us as it nourishes its own members. Maria, who is of Colombian descent, is bilingual and bicultural. She has had long and intense experience with young Catholics, particularly through LifeTeen, and has engaged in social work. Maria is ideally situated to help guide our parishes in areas of critical need: nurturing ...

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Faith Events - Diocesan Newsletter

Posted on November 07, 2019 in: General News

A lot of good things are happening around the diocese. Take a look at the Diocesan Faith Events Newsletter, attached below, to see all that is going on in our regional Church. Also, look for the Office of Faith Events’ new column: “Faith Sparks” in the 4 County Catholic newspaper. This past month’s column is about “The Art of Joyful Giving”. Writer MaryJo McLaughlin says “Giving from the heart was something I saw during my 13 years of teaching at Sacred Heart School in Taftville, where the school motto is “Love Serves”. To read this entire article and find praye...

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Tómese un momento para celebrar a nuestros nuevos candidatos. Joshua e Iris son adultos que buscan finalizar su iniciación en la iglesia al recibir su último sacramento. Rose y Gabriella son niñas que se prepararán para la iniciación plena en la fe Católica a través del bautismo, la eucaristía y la confirmación. Los niños serán despedidos después de las lecturas y se unirán junto con dos nuevos candidatos para estudiar las palabras del Evangelio y discutir lo que se escuchó en las lecturas. Pedimos a la comunidad que apoye a nuestros candidatos. Nuestra visión del Rito de Iniciación Cristiana de Adultos (RCIA) es que todos...

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St Joseph's Fish Fry - helpers needed

Posted on September 26, 2019 in: St. Joseph

Our Fish Fry Preliminary meetings have been held and plans are being made for St. Joseph Parish’s traditional Friday night Fish Fry this coming Lent. Pass the word! We are planning for eight evenings between February 21 and Good Friday, April 10 with the full menu, featuring fried or baked fish, French fries, coleslaw, chowder and more. Are you interested in helping? Contact Tim Lawson via the parish office: 860-887-1565 / stjosephnorwich@yahoo.com.

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èt Twa Wa yo (Epifani)

Posted on December 14, 2019 in: St. Mary

Dimanch, 5 janvye, fèt Twa Wa yo (Epifani) Legliz Sent Mari 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM – Mass 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM - Pati Gwoup Pawas Katolik nou an nan Norwich pral selebre fèt Twa Wa yo. Antre a gratis pou timoun yo ak fanmi yo pou yon Gwo Fèt Twa Wa yo. Ap gen manje, amizman, kado ak yon vizit Twa Wa yo pou timoun ki nan pawas nou yo ak nan katye nou an. Ane pase te gen pi plis pase 150 timoun ki te vin fete ak nou! Anplis de sa, nap itilize fèt sa a kòm yon fason pou ede timoun nan yon kominote trè pòv nan La Gonave, Ayiti. Olye pou nou peye pou nou patisipe nan fèt sa a, nou mande fanmi nou yo fè yon don p...

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Domingo 5 de enero, fiesta de los Reyes Magos (Epifanía) Iglesia de Santa María 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Misa 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM - Fiesta El grupo católico conjunto de Norwich celebrará la fiesta de los Reyes Magos abriendo las puertas de forma gratuita a los niños y sus familias para una gran fiesta de los Reyes Magos. Habrá comida, entretenimiento, regalos y una visita de los Reyes Magos para niños en nuestras parroquias y vecindarios. ¡El año pasado asistieron más de 150 niños! Además, estamos utilizando esta fiesta como una forma de ayudar a los niños en una comunidad muy pobre en La Gonave, Haití. En...

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An Update on our Parish Facilities: We continue to pay attention to the physical plant of St. Joseph Parish, and would like to share updates with all parishioners so that you know about changes which are coming: • The new heating system has been installed in the rectory. At a cost of $31,000, J&M Plumbing and Construction has installed three gas heaters in the rectory, allowing us to employ smaller units for different zones at various temperatures according to their use. In addition, these units are highly efficient, so we will be saving on heating costs and at the same time exercising responsible stewardship f...

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