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  This Monday, August 6, the Cluster Council for our three parishes will meet at 6 p.m. in the parish hall of Saints Peter and Paul Church. The meeting is open to all parishion-ers. We will continue to explore ways that our three parishes can grow in our shared mission and in unity while embracing their remarkable diversity.

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Vandredi, 7 septanm

Posted on August 10, 2018 in: St. Mary

  Yon jou pou nou fè Egzamen konsyans nou, ak Sakreman Rekonsilyasyon Ap gen ekspozisyon Sen Sakreman de 10 a.m. a 9 p.m. Pandan tan sa a, pral gen Mès ak Sakreman Rekon-silyasyon nan plizyè lang nan gwoup pawas nou an.

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A Thank you message

Posted on August 03, 2018 in: St. Peter and Paul

  Care Net is so blessed by your continued finan-cial support and prayer support, This year Saints Peter and Paul Church raised $508.39 Thank you for partnering with us again this year!

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In last week’s pastoral message, Bishop Cote used strong language: Our resolve to stand with immigrant families and to help encourage permanent solutions to a now further broken immigrant system has remained steadfast…If we continue to raise our voices against injustices such as the separation of families at the border, we can help improve the outcome for all immi-grant families. Please speak to your local representatives and those who represent us in Washington… In our parishes, we not only have parishion-ers who are concerned citizens, but many immigrants who live with anxiety for their children...

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If you would like to know more about annulments or considering beginning the annulment process , consider attending this informational workshop Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, from 7-9 P.M. at St. Bernard Church Hall, 25 St. Bernard’s Terrace, Rockville, CT. A panel of experts from the Diocesan Marriage Tribunal will be here to answer questions. For information, contact the Catholic Family Services Office at 860-848-2237, Ext 306.

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  Marque estas Fechas! Miércoles, 15 de Agosto, la Asunción de la Santísi-ma Virgen María, un día Sagrado de Obligación. El misterio que celebramos en una solemnidad como esta es tan importante que la Iglesia trata el día como lo hace el Domingo, el Día del Señor. Nos reunimos en la mesa de la Eucaristía para permitir que el misterio entre en nosotros. ¿La Asunción de María se trata solo de Nuestra Santísima Madre, o se trata de nosotros y de nuestra esperanza también? ¡Asegúrate de celebrar esta fiesta y ser dueño de este misterio!   Mass Schedule as Follows: 5:15 pm vigil Sts Peter ...

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  Wednesday, August 15, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation. The mystery we celebrate on a solemnity such as this is so important that the Church treats the day as it does Sunday, the Lord’s Day. We gather at the table of the Eucharist to let the mystery come into us. Is Mary’s Assumption only about Our Blessed Mother, or is it about us and our hope as well? Make sure you celebrate this feast and own this mystery! Mass Schedule as Follows: 5:15 pm vigil Sts Peter and Paul Church 7:00 am Sts Peter and Paul Church 8:30 am English St. Mary Church 10:00am C...

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  We bid farewell to a dear friend: Larry Barille, our "summer seminarian" has now finished his two-month stay with is in the Norwich Parish Cluster. All who have gotten to know Larry will agree that he has been a wonderfully happy addition to our parishes during his brief stay. We wish Larry a good rest dur-ing his few brief weeks of vacation in August and great success in his theo-logical studies this coming academic year at Pope St. John Seminary in Wes-ton, MA.

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Ministry of Welcoming

Posted on August 10, 2018 in: St. Peter and Paul

  It is time to improve our Sunday experience of welcoming! Our goal is to make sure that everyone who enters our church for Sunday Mass enters a festive environment where it is clearly communicated: “We’re waiting for you. We’re glad you’re here!” Here is a brand new ministry that is apart from the important business of taking up the collection. The Ministry of Welcoming is the front line of evangelization and the call to discipleship. The way we welcome all who pass through our doors tells everyone that our Sunday Mass is not a watering hole for insiders, but a life-changing experien...

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  It is time to improve our Sunday experience of welcoming! Our goal is to make sure that everyone who enters our church for Sunday Mass enters a festive environment where it is clearly communicated: “We’re waiting for you. We’re glad you’re here!” Here is a brand new ministry that is apart from the important business of taking up the collection. The Ministry of Welcoming is the front line of evangelization and the call to discipleship. The way we welcome all who pass through our doors tells everyone that our Sunday Mass is not a watering hole for insiders, but a life-changing experien...

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Outreach for Haiti

Posted on August 10, 2018 in: General News, St. Mary

  THIS Sunday, Aug. 11, 12 Deacon Phil Hayes will be preaching about Haiti at St. Mary Church. A second collection will be taken up for the Haitian Health Foundation, a medical outreach to Haiti, founded by Norwich’s own Dr. Jeremiah Lowney. This will be St. Mary’s summer “Mission Coop Collection". That same Sunday, Aug. 11, 12, Fr. Washabaugh will visit Sacred Heart Church in Salinas, CA. to preach a mission coop appeal for Outreach to Haiti, our dio-cese’s mission which connects parishes in the U.S. with needy parishes in Haiti. Let us pray for Haiti and its people and respond g...

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Edikasyon Relijye

Posted on August 10, 2018 in: St. Mary

  Gwoup Pawas nou yo nan Norwich ofri edikasyon relijye pou timoun ki soti nan Premye Klas jis nan Lekòl Segon-dè, ki gen ladan preparasyon Premye komunyon ak Konfi-masyon. Klas chak semèn pou timoun nan klas primè ak Jr. High kòmanse nan Dimanch, 23 septanm apre Mès 9:45 am nan Legliz Sent Mari ak Legliz Sen Pyè ak Pòl. Kounye a li lè pou nou anrejistre timoun nou yo, swa apre lamès Dimanch, ou ka rele biwo pawas, oswa vizite sit wèb nou an, www.jnccfaith.org.

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In the month of August, Haiti will be the focus of special concern for us all. Haiti’s severe economic situation and the crushing poverty of its population, seems to catch the world’s attention only when desperate people explode in anger. But that poverty is there all the time. Here is what is happening in August: Next Sunday, Aug. 11, 12 Deacon Phil Hayes will be preaching about Haiti at St. Mary Church. A second collection will be taken up for the Haitian Health Foundation, a medical outreach to Haiti, founded by Norwich’s own Dr. Jeremiah Lowney. This will be St. Mary’s summer “Mission Coop...

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  Deacon Phil Hayes, a volunteer from the Haitian Health Foundation (HHF), will speak at all Masses and a second collection will be taken for the Annual Mission Cooperative Program. Dr. Jeremiah J. Lowney founded the Haitian Health Foundation in 1982. This outreach to rural Jeremie, Haiti and 105 mountain villages provides food, medical care, education, medicine and pre / post-natal treatment, as well as dental care for 250,000 of this hemisphere’s poorest people. Food, medicine and shelter continue to be desperately needed since Hurricane Matthew de-stroyed the entire Jeremie area in October of 2016. The sec...

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  Jou sa a, nou mete ansanm nan devosyon pou La Sent Vyèj, medite mistè yo pandan nap di chapelè, delivrans nou jan nou wè atravè je l', epi medite sou Mari jan nou kontanple imaj li: Notre Dame Guadalupe, Notre Dame du Perpetuel Secours, Notre Dame Chestawova. Nan tout Gwoup pawas nou yo pral gen yon sèl Mès Samdi swa, dimanch Vigil, a 4:00. Apre Mès sa a tout moun envite nan yon fèt, yon repa ke nou pral pataje ak tout manm nan gwoup pawas nou an.

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  Attention: Time Change for Mass in Spanish At St. Mary Church Starting on Sunday, September 9, Sunday morning Mass in Spanish will begin 15 minutes earlier, that is, at 9:45 a.m. in order to allow adequate time for reli-gious education classes that follow.

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Ahora es el momento de que participemos en ora- ciones de intercesión, por nuestras almas, por nues- tras familias, por nuestro mundo y por nuestra Iglesia. Ahora es el tiempo en que Dios derramará Sus ben- diciones sobre nosotros si los buscamos y pregun- tamos por ellos. Al asumir nuestra misión compartida como discípulos misioneros, estas 40 Horas de Devoción es nuestro tiempo para implorar que el Es- píritu Santo nos renueve, nos fortalezca, nos guíe y conduzca a muchas almas a nuestro alrededor a una nueva vida en Cristo, nuestro Salvador. Deje tiempo suficiente para venir a la Iglesia de St. Joseph duran- te e...

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Venga Uno Vengan todos!!!!!

Posted on August 29, 2018 in: St. Mary

A todos los feligreses de nuestro grupo de Norwich - ¡Es hora de cantar! Damos la bienvenida a nuevos miem- bros a los diversos coros en nuestras tres parroquias. Además, buscamos alentar a los músicos y cantantes para que se unan cuando tengamos Misas multiculturales. Hay muchas maneras en que podemos fortalecer nuestro Minis- terio de Música; • Si le gusta adorar a nuestro Señor a través de la música, únase a nosotros. • Si aprecia la música en la iglesia y sabe cómo tocar un instrumento musical, únase a nosotros. • Si te gusta cantarle al Señor, únete a nosotros. • Si tiene un ...

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40èdtan devosyon - 7,8,9 septanm

Posted on August 29, 2018 in: St. Mary

Koulye a, li lè pou nou pran angajman nou pou nou lapriyè, pou nanm nou, pou fanmi nou yo, pou mond nou an, ak pou Legliz nou an. Koulye a, se yon lè Bondye ap vide benediksyon li sou nou si nou chèche yo epi mande yo. Pandan nap pran pòsyon pa nou nan misyon kòm disip misyonè, 40 èdtan devosyon sa yo se tan pou nou sipliye pou Lespri Sen a renouvle nou, ban- nou fòs, gide nou, ak mennen anpil nanm toutalantou nou kote pou yon lavi nouvo nan Kris la, Sovè nou an. Mete anpil tan de kote pou nou vini nan Legliz Sen Joseph pandan tan sa a pou nou adore Seyè nou an nan Sen Sakre- man pou nou mete lapriyè nou yo ans...

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Pope Francis has long called for a compassionate poli- tics of immigration. Our own Bishop Cote has recently underlined the Catholic concern that enforcement of immigration rules respect the integrity of families. The Rodriguez family, strongly active in their Catholic par- ish, is now about to be broken apart as Julian, father and husband, has been given orders of deportation. He, his wife Diana, came to this country because they were threatened by violence in their home. They stayed be- cause their son, Santiago, born here, has a rare genetic disease that is life-threatening. Despite the strong pro- tests of Santiago&rsq...

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Missionary Coop Appeal

Posted on August 29, 2018 in: St. Peter and Paul

We welcome Deacon Phil Hayes, a volunteer who will speak at all Masses and a second collec- tion will be taken for the Annual Mission Cooperative Program. Dr. Jeremiah J. Lowney found- ed the Haitian Health Foundation in 1982. This outreach to rural Jeremie, Haiti and 105 moun- tain villages provides food, medical care, education, medicine and pre / post-natal treatment, as well as dental care for 250,000 of this hemisphere’s poorest people. Food, medicine and shelter continue to be desperately needed since Hurricane Matthew de-stroyed the entire Jeremie area in October of 2016. The second collection will be used to ...

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The Twenty-Third Annual Diocesan Mass for Those Dedicated to Education will be celebrated on Sunday, September 9, 2018, in the Cathedral of St. Patrick, at 8:45 a.m. Bishop Cote will cele- brate this Mass for all teachers and support staff, public, pa-rochial, and private, active and retired, of all faiths. All are welcome. For information or if you wish to help, please call Father Lange-vin or Rebecca McDougal at 860-887-9294.

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On Saturday afternoon, Sept 8, a single multicultural vigil Mass will be held at 4 pm at St. Joseph Church, followed by a shared supper and Holy Rosary. No vigil Mass at St. Mary’s.

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  Atención: Cambio de Horario para la Misa en Español En la iglesia de St. Mary Comenzando el Domingo, 9 de Septiembre, la Misa en Español del Domingo por la mañana comenzará 15 minutos antes, es decir, a las 9:45 a.m. para permitir el tiempo adecuado para las clases de educación religiosa que siguen.

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Attention: Divorced or Separated Catholics Are you separated or divorced and in need of support? The Church is here to help. The Catholic Family Services Office is sponsoring a monthly Support Group for Divorced and Separated Catholics the third Wednesday of each month from 7-8:30 P.M. beginning Sept. 19th at St. John the Evangelist Parish Hall, 22 Maple Ave., Uncasville, CT. To register, or for more information, call Catholic Family Services, 860-848-2237, ext. 306. Annulment Workshop ~ If you ar e a divorced Catholic who would like to know more about annulments or is considering beginning the annulment process but are...

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To all parishioners in our Norwich cluster – It’s time to sing! We welcome new members to the various choirs in our parishes. In addition, we are looking to encourage musicians and singers to join in when we have multicultural cluster Masses. There are many ways we can make our Music Ministry stronger; If you appreciate worshipping our Lord through music, join us. If you appreciate music at church and know how to play a musical instrument, join us. If you like to sing to the Lord, join us. If you have a child/children with some music inside, and every one of God’s children’s got gifts, join us We wo...

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Our parishes in the Norwich cluster provide religious education for children from Kindergarten through High School, including preparation for Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation . Weekly classes for children in grades kindergarten through Jr. High begin on Sunday, September 16th following the 10 am Masses at St. Mary Church and Saints Peter and Paul Church. Confirmation classes for students in 8th grade and above will begin September 16th at 3 pm with a meeting for parents and students at Saints Peter and Paul Parish. 

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The Mission of Lifeteen is guided by the Holy Spirit to help Teens build a community wherein they help each other grow closer to Christ ,His Mother, and the Church. Lifeteen will begin Sunday September 16th at 5 pm with Praise and Worship, dinner and then social night. It is open to all teenagers from 8th through senior year in high school. Now is the time to register, either after Sunday Masses, by calling the parish office at (860) 887-1565 or visiting our web site, http://www.jnccfaith.org/ 

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The Disciples of Mercy at our cluster churches of St. Joseph, St. Mary and Sts. Peter and Paul will be collecting non perishable foods for the Sts. Peter and Paul food pantry. Suggested items are juices, rice, pasta, pork and beans, peanut butter , jelly, cereal, canned fruits and vegetables. Your support of this act of mercy is appreciated. Thank you 

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Catechecis

Posted on August 29, 2018 in: St. Mary

Nuestras parroquias en el grupo de Norwich brindan educación religiosa para niños desde kínder hasta la secundaria, incluida la preparación para la reconciliación, la primera comunión y la confirmación. Las clases semanales para niños en los grados de kínder a Jr.high school comienzan el domingo 16 de septiembre después de las misas de las 10 a.m. En la iglesia St. Mary y la iglesia de San Pedro y San Pablo. Las clases de confirmación para los estudiantes de 8 ° grado y superiores comenzarán el 16 de septiembre a las 3 p.m. Con una reunión para padres y estudiantes en la Parroquia de San Pedro y San Pablo....

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Life - Teen

Posted on August 29, 2018 in: St. Mary

La Misión de Lifeteen es guiada por el Espíritu Santo para ayudar a los adolescentes a construir una comunidad en la que se ayuden mutuamente a crecer más cerca de Cristo, su Madre y la Iglesia. Lifeteen comenzará el domingo 16 de septiembre a las 5 p.m. Con Alabanza y Adoración, cena y noche social. Está abierto a todos los adolescentes desde 8 ° grado hasta el último año de la escuela secundaria. Ahora es el momento de registrarse, ya sea después de misas dominicales, llamando a la oficina parroquial al (860) (887-2565), o visitando nuestro sitio web, http:// www.jnccfaith.org/

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Kindly remember in your prayers Robert E. Brulotte whose funeral was recently celebrated in our parish cluster. May the souls of the departed share in the fullness of life and peace with God. 

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Comenzando el Domingo, 9 de Septiembre, la Misa en Español del Domingo por la mañana comenzará 15 minutos antes, es decir, a las 9:45 a.m. para permitir el tiempo adecuado para las clases de educación religiosa que siguen. Domingo, 16 de Septiembre, Domingo Catequético Oramos por nuestros hijos y maestros en educación religiosa. Después de la Misa de las 9:45, habrá una reunión para padres de niños en educación religiosa. El Domingo 23 de Septiembre comienzan las clases de educación religiosa.

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  Our parishes in the Norwich cluster provide religious education for children from First Grade through High School, including First Communion and Confirmation preparation. Weekly classes for children in primary grades and Jr. High begin on Sunday, September 23rd after the midmorning Masses at St. Mary Church and Sts. Peter and Paul Church. Confirmation Class will begin on September 16, 2018 with a mandatory meeting for all students 8 grade and above with their parents at 3 pm at Saints Peter & Paul church hall. Now is the time to register, either after Sunday Masses, by calling the parish office, or visiting o...

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Educación religiosa

Posted on August 10, 2018 in: St. Mary

  Nuestras parroquias en el grupo de Norwich brindan educación religiosa para niños desde el primer grado hasta la secundaria, incluida la preparación para la Primera Comunión y la Confirmación. Las clases semanales para niños de grados Primarios y Secundaria comienzan el Domingo 23 de Septiembre después de las Misas de media mañana en las Iglesias de St. Mary y de Sts. Peter y Paul. Confirmación comenzera 16 de Septiembre 2018 con una reunion mandatorio para todos estudianles del grado 8 para arriba con sus padres a las 3 pm en Saints Peter and Paul. Ahora es el momento de registrarse, ya sea después de Misas Domi...

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