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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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  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 Bishop Robert Barron. Using six stories from the Bible, Bishop Barron demonstrates how ordinary, sinful people like us are met by Jesus and called to a better life through him. On February 15, 6.30 PM in Ss. Peter and Paul parish hall, our cluster will begin eight weeks long the C...

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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 juventud Católica Para estudiantes de secundaria Misa a las 5 p.m. Seguido por una Cena y compartir Nuestro tema: ¡Somos los mendigos! En la Iglesia de Sts. Peter and Paul Facebook e Instagram @NorwichLifeTeen  

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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. Remember that individual confessions are celebrated each Saturday afternoon before the Vigil Mass: 3:15 to 3:45 p.m.

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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 for The Tablet, the London-based international Catholic weekly. He is the author of Left At the Altar: How Democrats Lost The Catholics And How Catholics Can Save The Democrats (Basic Books, 2008). His biography of the Rev. Jerry Falwell, God's Right Hand: How Jerry Falwell Made God a ...

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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 being busy. Use your ricebowls to make a gift for the world’s hungry at Lent’s end. This week: We have daily Mass in English at 8 a.m. in our cluster parishes. Also, Mass in Spanish, Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary, And Mass in Haitian Creole, Friday at 10:30 a.m. at ...

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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 of sins. Confessions will be heard in all the languages of our cluster parishes. The entire service will last approximately one hour. Turn back to Our Lord! Examine your consciences and plan to come to our service of reconciliation with our God! A second service, conducted in Spanish, but w...

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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 GOODS ARE NEEDED! In addition to volunteers, baked goods are needed each Friday of the Fish Fry All proceeds benefit St. Joseph Church . Thank you for your continued support! 

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