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Take a Walk for Jozelaine Saturday, October 19, sign-in @ 9 a.m. Bluff Point State Park in Groton, CT. Join in a beautiful 5K walk for a great cause. Walkers can register and pick up sponsor packets after Mass near the door of the church, or at the church office. Find sponsors who would donate by the kilometer, take the walk on Oct. 19, and return your donations to help Jozelaine and her family. Any questions? You can call our contact: Sister Yannick Saieh at St. Mary Church, 860-887-2565 or email her at secretary@stmarys1845.org. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ...

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St. Joseph's Communion Rite Practices

Posted on September 14, 2019 in: St. Joseph

During the past several weeks, we appear to have begun receiving communion in two different ways: kneeling at the altar rail and forming a processional line to receive while standing. We may have arrived at a point at which we should transition from the long –standing practice of kneeling, to the practice recommended by the Roman Missal… I believe that we should eventually put the norms of the Roman Missal into practice, but is now the time? I would appreciate hearing your thoughts regarding reception of holy communion. After a period of listening, we will need to adapt a rule for our parish so that we may hav...

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ANNIVERSARY MASS – All couples married 25 & 50 years or celebrating any significant anniversary year are invited to attend a Silver and Gold Jubilee Anniversary Mass at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 2 P.M. Come and renew your commitment to live your marriage in holiness in a Pontifical Mass celebrated by Bishop Michael R. Cote. Family and friends are invited to share in this special testimony and witness to love and marriage. Dessert and beverages will be served following the Mass in the Cathedral Hall. Register through your parish by Friday, October 11. For more informati...

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Plan to keep 40 DAYS FOR LIFE

Posted on September 14, 2019 in: General News

Plan to keep 40 DAYS FOR LIFE – Diocesan Prolife Campaign of Prayer, Fasting, and Peaceful Vigil, from Wednesday, September 25th through Sunday, November 3rd. “Only with prayer - prayer that storms the heavens for justice and mercy, prayer that cleanses our hearts and souls - will the culture of death that surrounds us today be replaced with a culture of life." - Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities, U.S. Catholic Bishops

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Catechists Needed at St Joseph's!

Posted on September 26, 2019 in: St. Joseph

Calling All Catechists! Since a large portion of this year's catechism students are from St. Joseph's we are looking into starting a program to be held Sunday's after mass, in the parish rectory. In order for this to become reality we need volunteers who are willing and able to share their faith with children. Might that person be you? Give us a call at 860-887-1565 or email us at stjosephnorwich@yahoo.com.

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Calling for Catechists! While we are able to begin catechism, our program would go so much better if we were able to split classes into smaller units according to grade level. For that we need a few more good believers who are willing and able to share their faith with children. Might that person be you? Give us a call at 860-887-9857 or e-mail us at ssppnorwich@yahoo.com.

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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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