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Chrism Mass This Tuesday , April 16, Bishop Cote and the priests of the diocese gather at St. Patrick Cathedral for the blessing of sacramental oils for use in baptism, confirmation, annointing of the sick and ordinations. At this solemn and splendid Mass, the priests of the diocese renew their promises of priestly ministry. You are invited! Mass starts at 10:15 a.m. After Mass, drop by the Saints Peter and Paul Church Hall to share friendship and a bite to eat! *********************************************************** Misa del Crisma, martes 16 de abril, en la Catedral de San Patricio, 10:15 a.m. Todos están invit...

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Our annual cluster Easter Egg Hunt will take place Saturday, April 20th at 10:30 at Sts Peter and Paul Parish FOR ALL CHILDREN! We are in need of wrapped candy to fill our 2000 eggs. You may drop the wrapped candy off at your parish for the next three weeks. Thank you!

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Holy Week Schedule Palm Sunday, April 14 We follow the usual Sunday schedule. At the following Masses, worshippers are invited to gather in front of the church (weather permitting) for a solemn entrance: 8:15 a.m. Saint Joseph’s 9:45 a.m. Saint Mary’s (Spanish) and 12:30 p.m. (Creole) 10:00 a.m. Saints Peter and Paul’s Chrism Mass, Tuesday, April 16, Saint Patrick Cathedral, 10:15 a.m. All are invited to this solemn Mass in which sacramental oils are blessed and the priests of the diocese renew their promises. After Mass, come to a light lunch at Saints Peter and Paul’s. Conf...

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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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Way of the Cross The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich, will join with clergy of other Christian Communities from the Norwich area in leading a communal celebration of the Way of the Cross on Good Friday, April 19, 2019, at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich. This service will begin at 6:00 p.m. Please note: Due to comments received from participants in recent years, the decision has been made to hold this annual celebration inside the Cathedral, rather than processing down Broadway. It is our hope that this will enable and encourage more members of our communities to participate, especially those ...

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Polish Blessing of the Baskets – St. Joseph Church on Holy Saturday April 20th 10AM and Noon Swieconka (sh-vee-en-soon-kah) is one of the most enduring and beloved Polish traditions. Baskets containing a sampling of Easter foods are brought to church to be blessed on Holy Saturday. These baskets usually contain a loaf of bread to remind us of Jesus, the risen Lord, eggs which are a sign of hope and resurrection, horseradish to remind us of the bitterness of Jesus’ Passion, ham and sausage, joyful signs of God’s generosity, a symbolic Paschal Lamb in the form of cake or butter, and salt as a reminder to...

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Rice Bowls This Sunday is Palm Sunday. Thank you for bringing your rice bowls and placing them in the collection basket that is located in the sanctuary, and if you haven’t bring them today please continue to do so until Easter Sunday. Thank you for participating in the CRS ricebowl project of fasting, prayer and generosity to the poor! ****************************************************************** Cuencos de arroz Este domingo es el Domingo de Ramos. Gracias por traer sus cuencos de arroz y colocarlos en la canasta de recolección que se encuentra en el santuario, y si no los ha traído hoy, contin...

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24th Annual Secretaries Mass

Posted on April 11, 2019 in: General News

24th Annual Secretaries Mass in thanksgiving for secretaries of all faiths, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 12:00 p.m., Cathedral of St. Patrick, Norwich. Following the Mass a complimentary luncheon will be served. Celebrant: Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D. Homilist: Reverend Francis Gilbert. For res.call 860-887-9294, ext. 234

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All are welcome to a special Devine Mercy Service at 3.p.m at St Joseph's on Sunday April 28th. Following the service there will be a Coffee Hour for all who wish to attend. More information on Divine Mercy Sunday can be found here: https://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/feast.htm

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Thank you! To all who helped to organize, to all who contributed great food, and to all who participated in last Sunday’s International Food Festival to benefit Jozelaine Jean Pierre and her family, many, many thanks! The event was a great success. The support fund for the Jean Pierre Family is now over 14 thousand dollars. We are now well towards the $20,000 goal to secure a stable residence for the family. With the help of Rep. Courtney’s office, we are working to secure immigration permission for Jozelaine’s husband, Dieufait to stay to care for her. We are establishing a list of volunteers who w...

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Saturday Evening, May 4, 5:30 p.m. Saint Peter and Paul Church Please join together at Mass as we pray in thanksgiving for Fr. Tomasz Albrecht’s faithful service in our parish cluster and in prayer for the success of his new calling to the Order of St. Dominic in Poland. Come to a reception in Fr. Albrecht’s honor immediately after Mass

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Join us at the Twenty-Ninth Annual White Mass for HealthCare Workers and Caregivers of all Faiths, which will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. The White Mass will be celebrated in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, 213 Broadway, Norwich, Connecticut. Following the White Mass, a brunch will be held in the Cathedral Auditorium. The Chairperson for the 2019 White Mass is Dr. Robert J. Keltner, Jr. . The featured speaker at the brunch will be Frank Maletz, MD. Dr. Maletz is a noted orthopedic surgeon and who, over the course of his career, has shown great concern for those struggling with opioid addiction. The title o...

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Coming Up in the Easter Season: Saturday, April 27 At St. Mary Church, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Conferencia de Evangelizacion: Seguimiento al V Encuentro, con Martin Zavala Sunday, April 28 Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday. Sunday May 12, Fourth Sunday of Easter, First Communions at Saint Joseph Church and Saints Peter and Paul Church. Happy Mothers’ Day Sunday, May 19, Fifth Sunday of Easter, First Communion at Saint Mary Church Saturday, May 25, Wedding of Zachary Hunter Sears and Erin Mari Konicki, (first announcement of wedding banns) Monday, May 27, Memorial Day. 10 a.m. Mass to be...

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