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Sunday Mass A Return to Normal (or nearly so!)
English Kreyol Spanish Sunday Mass A Return to Normal (or nearly so!) The Catholic Bishops of Connecticut have issued a statement calling the faithful to return to the practice of attending Sunday Mass: “Now that there are clear signs the pandemic is loosening its grip on our l...

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Holy Week and Easter are here!
Holy Week and Easter are here!  Plan to celebrate these holiest of days in our cluster of parishes   Tuesday of Holy Week, March 30  Chrism Mass: Bishop Cote gathers with priests of the diocese to renew their priestly promises and bless the holy oils. Due to the COVID p...

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Diocesan Lenten Mission

Posted on February 04, 2021 in: Cluster News

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Posted on January 14, 2021 in: Cluster News

COVID-19 Vaccine Information
All persons in our communities 75 or older are now eligible for receiving the Covid-19 vaccine and can follow the instruction below for making an appointment in their My Chart Plus. If they do not have access they can call 860.972.4993 (currently option 5  but this number may change.) D...

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Important News - UPDATED 1/14

Posted on January 09, 2021 in: Cluster News

Important News - UPDATED 1/14
UPDATE 14 January: We are glad to report that now everyone (except Maria!) has tested free of the coronavirus - and Maria is nearing the end of her quarantine time. Masses will resume as normal this weekend. We hope you and your families are safe and well. Some unfortunate news is that our Faith ...

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Christmas Mass Times

Posted on December 19, 2020 in: Cluster News

Christmas Mass Times
Christmas Mass Schedule Christmas Eve Masses 4 pm    At Saints Peter and Paul 5:30 pm    At Saint Mary (Multicultural) Christmas Midnight Mass 12:00 am    At St. Joseph (Polish/English)    Msgr. Leszek Janik will be the presider at...

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Thank you from Catholic Charities

Posted on December 18, 2020 in: Cluster News

Thank you from Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities would like to THANK you for your generosity in assisting us to care for those who are in need.  Your donations of prayers, monetary donations, much needed baby & personal care items, food donations and volunteering at our locations are greatly appreciated, especially duri...

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A Year of St Joseph

Posted on December 08, 2020 in: Cluster News

A Year of St Joseph
A YEAR OF ST JOSEPH On this solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis has released an Apostolic Letter about Saint Joseph and has declared a “Year of St. Joseph” which will be observed from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021. The letter, Patris corde (&ldqu...

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40 Hours of Devotion / 40 Horas de Devoción
English Spanish 40 Hours of Devotion St. Joseph Church December 4, 5, & 6 This weekend we gather before Our Savior in the Blessed Sacrament to seek grace and favor, strength, and healing in this time of need. Here is an invitation to come to Christ in solemn adoration. &...

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Donate to Help Families in Need / Ayuda tras 2 Huracánes en Centroamérica
English Spanish We have a couple of Honduran families at St Mary Parish and the reports they're giving are awfully grim. Honduras and neighboring countries, already terribly poor, are suffering with the Covid infection and have been hit by two Category 4 hurricanes in the past two wee...

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Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of The Universe / Boletín Semana 22 de Noviembre 2020
Sts Peter and Paul St Joseph St Mary Our cluster Mass schedule is as follows: Sunday Masses:  Saturday vigil            4 p.m. @ St. Joseph Saturday vigil            5:30 p.m.  @ Saints Peter &...

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33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 15 de Noviembre 2020
Sts Peter and Paul St Joseph St Mary Our cluster Mass schedule is as follows: Sunday Masses:  Saturday vigil            4 p.m. @ St. Joseph Saturday vigil            5:30 p.m.  @ Saints Peter &...

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32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 8 de Noviembre 2020
Sts Peter and Paul St Joseph St Mary Our cluster Mass schedule is as follows: Sunday Masses:  Saturday vigil            4 p.m. @ St. Joseph Saturday vigil            5:30 p.m.  @ Saints Peter &...

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All Saints / Boletín 01 de Noviembre 2020
Sts Peter and Paul St Joseph St Mary Sunday Masses! If you can’t physically attend Sunday Mass because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the canonical obligation to attend Sunday Mass is temporarily suspended. Nevertheless, the obligation to worship the Lord on Sunday remains. &nbs...

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30th Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 25 de Octubre 2020
Sts Peter and Paul St Joseph St Mary Sts. Peter & Paul Church  Fiscal Year, June ’19-June ’20 Assets Parish Operations Account: As of June 30, 2020: $6,672.65   Investments: Mixed Portfolios with  Edward Jones, Baldwin Schol...

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29th Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 18 de Octubre 2020
Sts Peter and Paul St Joseph St Mary Guidelines for Attending Sunday Mass Those who are sick or symptomatic must stay home. At Saints. Peter & Paul Church, a maximum of 70 people can gather at each of our two Sunday Masses. Face masks are mandated. Maintai...

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28th Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 11 de Octubre 2020
Sts Peter and Paul St Joseph St Mary Guidelines for Attending Sunday Mass Those who are sick or symptomatic must stay home. At Saints. Peter & Paul Church, a maximum of 70 people can gather at each of our two Sunday Masses. Face masks are mandated. Maintai...

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27th Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 4 de Octubre 2020
Sts Peter and Paul St Joseph St Mary Guidelines for Attending Sunday Mass Those who are sick or symptomatic must stay home. At Saints. Peter & Paul Church, a maximum of 70 people can gather at each of our two Sunday Masses. Face masks are mandated. Maintai...

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26th Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 27 de Septiembre 2020
Sts Peter and Paul St Joseph St Mary Guidelines for Attending Sunday Mass Those who are sick or symptomatic must stay home. At Saints. Peter & Paul Church, a maximum of 70 people can gather at each of our two Sunday Masses. Face masks are mandated. Maintai...

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25th Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 20 de Septiembre 2020
Sts Peter and Paul St Joseph St Mary Sunday Masses! If you can’t physically attend Sunday Mass because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the canonical obligation to attend Sunday Mass is temporarily suspended. Nevertheless, the obligation to worship the Lord on Sunday remains. &nbs...

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24th Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 13 de Septiembre 2020
Sts Peter and Paul St Joseph St Mary Sunday Masses! If you can’t physically attend Sunday Mass because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the canonical obligation to attend Sunday Mass is temporarily suspended. Nevertheless, the obligation to worship the Lord on Sunday remains. &nbs...

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23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 6 de Septiembre 2020
Sts Peter and Paul St Joseph St Mary Sunday Masses! If you can’t physically attend Sunday Mass because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the canonical obligation to attend Sunday Mass is temporarily suspended. Nevertheless, the obligation to worship the Lord on Sunday remains. &nbs...

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22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 30 de agusto 2020
Sts Peter and Paul St Joseph St Mary Sunday Masses! If you can’t physically attend Sunday Mass because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the canonical obligation to attend Sunday Mass is temporarily suspended. Nevertheless, the obligation to worship the Lord on Sunday remains. &nbs...

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21th Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 23 de agusto 2020
Sts Peter and Paul St Joseph St Mary   Sunday Masses! If you can’t physically attend Sunday Mass because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the canonical obligation to attend Sunday Mass is temporarily suspended. Nevertheless, the obligation to worship the Lord on Sunday remains...

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20th Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 16 de agusto 2020
Sts Peter and Paul St Joseph St Mary Sunday Masses! If you can’t physically attend Sunday Mass because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the canonical obligation to attend Sunday Mass is temporarily suspended. Nevertheless, the obligation to worship the Lord on Sunday remains. &nbs...

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19th Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 9 de agusto 2020
Sts Peter and Paul St Joseph St Mary Sunday Masses! If you can’t physically attend Sunday Mass because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the canonical obligation to attend Sunday Mass is temporarily suspended. Nevertheless, the obligation to worship the Lord on Sunday remains. &nbs...

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18th Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 2 de agusto 2020
Sts Peter and Paul St Joseph St Mary Sunday Masses! If you can’t physically attend Sunday Mass because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the canonical obligation to attend Sunday Mass is temporarily suspended. Nevertheless, the obligation to worship the Lord on Sunday remains. &nbs...

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2020 Annual Catholic Appeal One Faith, One Family
Many thanks to those of you who have already made your pledge or gift.  For us to achieve our overall goal, it will require the personal sacrifice of all members of our parish.  If you have not yet responded to the appeal, please set aside a moment to consider prayerfully a gift that refle...

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17th Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 26 de julio 2020
Sts Peter and Paul St Joseph St Mary   Sunday Masses! If you can’t physically attend Sunday Mass because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the canonical obligation to attend Sunday Mass is temporarily suspended. Nevertheless, the obligation to worship the Lord on Sunday remains...

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16th Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 19 de julio 2020
Sts Peter and Paul St Joseph St Mary Sunday Masses! If you can’t physically attend Sunday Mass because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the canonical obligation to attend Sunday Mass is temporarily suspended. Nevertheless, the obligation to worship the Lord on Sunday remains. &nbs...

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15th Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 12 de julio 2020
Sts Peter and Paul St Joseph St Mary Sunday Masses ! Mass will be celebrated with precautions in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The Spanish 10:30 a.m. Mass will continue to be live-streamed and the 8:30 a.m. Mass will be recorded from St. Joseph Church and l...

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2 July 2020 Weekly Bulletin

Posted on July 03, 2020 in: Cluster News

2 July 2020 Weekly Bulletin
Sts Peter and Paul St Joseph St Mary Sunday Masses Resume! Bishop Cote announced that we will invite our faithful to attend Sunday Masses once more, starting THIS Sunday, the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time, July 4&5. Mass will be celebrated with precautions in place to prevent the ...

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25 June 2020 Weekly Bulletin / Boletín Semanal
Sts Peter and Paul St Joseph St Mary Dear Brothers and Sisters of Sts Peter and Paul Parish: There is so much to tell you that you may not get past the headlines, but please be sure to read the big print! In this strange season of crisis upon crisis, starting with Covid-19, let us keep...

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Upcoming Holy Hour for Vocation and Mass of Ordination
The Diocesan Communications Office will be livestreaming the upcoming Mass of Ordination of Reverend Mr. Michael Bovino taking place on Saturday, June 27th at 10:30am and the Holy Hour  for Vocations that will take place the evening before, at 7:00 pm. Due to the social distancing requiremen...

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Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time / Duodécimo Domingo Ordinario
English Spanish Dear Brothers and Sisters:     Irrepressible. That's an important word for our time. It is what we want to be.  A pandemic can threaten our health; public health measures can threaten the economy; a failing economy can raise the terrible specter of ...

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Parish Updates / Actualizaciones parroquiales 6/11/2020
English Spanish This Sunday is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Join in parish prayer through our live-streamed Masses: 8:30 a.m. English 10:30 a.m. Spanish 12:30 p.m. Haitian Creole To watch our live transmission, visit our website linked here. ...

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Parish Updates / Actualizaciones parroquiales
English Spanish At Last! Weekday Masses Begin! - Here's a Guide for Public Worship It is with great joy we announce that beginning June 8th we will have weekday Masses in our churches. Sunday and Sunday Masses are still suspended until further notice.  A reminder o...

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Parishioner Guide for Public Worship / Pautas Para la Asamblea Sobre el Culto Público
English Spanish A Phased Approach - Parishioner Guide for the Restoration of Public Worship Our main priority is the restoration of the public worship of God through the celebration of Mass and the sacraments in a way that conforms with established liturgical norms and mandates is...

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St Anthony's Bread / El Pan de San Antonio
English Spanish St Anthony, The Saint of Legends Saint Anthony of Padua might be regarded as the saint of miracles, but he was also the saint of legends, too.  One famous legend is the one called “Saint Anthony’s Bread.” The oldest version of Saint Anthony’...

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Pentecost / Pentecostés
English Spanish Resuming Public Worship It is with great joy we announce that beginning June 8th we will have weekday Masses in our churches. Sunday and Sunday Masses are still suspended until further notice. Parishioners should look on the Diocesan web page for the guidelines for...

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Ascension of the Lord / Ascensión del Señor
English Spanish 10 Days For Prayer Ascension Thursday, this Thursday May 21, is the 40th day after the Lord's Resurrection. Pentecost Sunday is the 50th day.  The Lord Jesus returns to heaven to send us the Holy Spirit who will renew the face of the earth -...

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Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Laudato Si'
To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the encyclical Laudato Si', Pope Francis has invited Catholics to participate in Laudato Si'  Week, a nine-day global campaign taking place May 16-24, 2020 Learn more and register to for daily events at https://laudatosiweek.org/ ...

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Family Support / Apoyo Familiar
English Spanish In terrible times, there is support Housing: no evictions until July 1 Most evictions and foreclosure proceedings in CT have been placed on hold through July 1, 2020 per the Governor’s order. This means that landlords cannot start eviction proceedings until J...

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Pray.. Practice Charity... Give...
English Spanish Brothers and Sisters: When we cannot gather at the altar for Holy Mass, there are other ways to stay connected with Christ and with one another – all of them disappointing compared to gathering for Mass!  The truth is that we won’t feel like Our Lor...

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In This Time of Pandemic Let's Come Together in Prayer
In This Time of Pandemic… Prayer, First, Last, and Always! All Christian prayer is in a sense, intercession.  When we pray we put ourselves in the presence of God who has the power to save us.  It is not a matter of getting God’s attention, but rather, giving God our...

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Divine Mercy Sunday
Sunday April 19th is Divine Mercy Sunday. The Cathedral of St Patrick will be live streaming the Divine Mercy Chaplet on Vimeo at 3pm in English. Fr Bob will be celebrating the Chaplet in the Saints Peter and Paul Chapel at 3pm in Spanish on our Facebook Page. Information on how to Pray the...

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Holy Week Schedule
Holy Thursday This day begins the holiest three days of the year. Jesus gathered the disciples to His supper to make them sharers of His great work of redemption. At Mass, on this night WE ARE THOSE DISCIPLES. We share in work of redemption and are fed by His body and blood. Mass of the Lord'...

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It's late Lent... Almost Easter
English Kreol Spanish Brothers and Sisters, Now more than ever we stand before God in need!  This Lent has brought a remarkable transformation. We are separated from one another, but it won’t be for long. Easter is coming!  Easter Sunday will be marred by the pand...

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Connecticut COVID-19 Resources
English Spanish Kreol Connecticut announced that Access Health CT is opening a Special Enrollment Period starting today, March 19 through April 2. Coverage is available for uninsured Connecticut residents who don’t otherwise receive insurance through their job or beco...

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Ash Wednesday

Posted on February 19, 2020 in: Cluster News

Ash Wednesday, the solemn inauguration of our 40 day season of spiritual renewal. Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting and abstinence. We limit our consumption of food (only one full meal / no meat) and we come to church to receive ashes the sign of our repentance and, if possible, to celebrate Holy Ma...

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Lent is Coming!

Posted on January 31, 2020 in: Cluster News

Ash Wednesday is on February 26, the solemn inauguration of our 40 day season of spiritual renewal. May this Lent be both comfort us and challenge us as we prepare to celebrate the Easter mysteries of Christ’s death and resurrection and the pouring out of the Holy Spirit. We accompany catechum...

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Pilgrimage to Poland

Posted on January 31, 2020 in: Cluster News

Aug. 23-31, 2020 Msgr. Les Janik invites you on a Pilgrimage to Northern Poland. We will visit: Warsaw- capital of Poland, Niepokalanow- city of the Immaculata founded by St. Maksymilian Kolbe, Glogowiec – family home of St. Faustyna Kowalska, Lichen – Basilica of Our Lady, Torun –...

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Life Teen! Eng / Esp

Posted on January 31, 2020 in: Cluster News

Thank you to all the teens who came out to our social night last Sunday. We had a wonderful time, and cannot wait for what is to come this semester. As a reminder Life Nights are now from 4pm7pm. Our next Life Night will be on Sunday, February 9th. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Graci...

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STEUBENVILLE NYC 2020- HIGH SCHOOL Join 3,000 teens from throughout the US for three days of fellowship, faith, the sacraments, and awesome music at Steubenville NYC on Friday July 24 – Sunday July 26, 2020. Begin your faith journey with a sendoff Mass with Bishop Cote, put on your new Diocese...

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Pastoral Council for the Cluster

Posted on January 08, 2020 in: Cluster News

Now that the New Year, 2020 is upon us, it is time to engage in planning for the future. We have long postponed the formation of a Pastoral Council for the Parish Cluster. We hope to have a minimum of three council members from each of our three parishes. The council will meet monthly, beginning, we...

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Upcoming Cluster E-Newsletter

Posted on January 08, 2020 in: Cluster News

Upcoming Cluster Newsletter As you may know we are planning on launching a cluster newsletter as way of building community and bridging all three parishes in our cluster. To clarify, this newsletter will be sent out via e-mail. This is a great way to stay informed and go green! The newsletter wil...

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LIFE TEEN back for 2020!

Posted on January 08, 2020 in: Cluster News

Who’s ready for Life Teen? We will be kicking-off our 2020 Life Nights on January 26th with a social night! Let’s make this our largest Life Night yet, bring your friends. We will be raffling a prize to any teen who follows our Instagram account, and also attends our first social nigh...

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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. L...

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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, drawin...

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Advent Sacrament of Penance

Posted on December 09, 2019 in: Cluster 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....

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Christmas & New Year Schedule

Posted on December 09, 2019 in: Cluster 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!) ...

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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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Lavan ap mache sou nou!

Posted on November 07, 2019 in: Cluster 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 Sey...

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Adviento está en camino!

Posted on November 07, 2019 in: Cluster 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 v...

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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 c...

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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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Welcome Nicole!

Posted on October 23, 2019 in: Cluster News

A young lady, Nicole Rios, who has been preparing for the past two years will be given the sacraments of initiation and welcomed to Christ and his Church at the 7 p.m. All Saints Day Mass at St. Mary Church.

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All Souls day

Posted on October 23, 2019 in: Cluster News

All Souls Day Day of Commemoration of the Faithful Departed Although it is not a day of obligation, All Souls Day is a special day of prayer for our deceased loved ones and for all the faithful departed. An 8:30 multilingual Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary Church. On All Souls’ Day and ...

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  Please take note of the schedule of Masses for All Saints Day, a day of obligation: 5:30 p.m. vigilSaint Joseph Church 8:00 a.m. Saints Peter and Paul Church (multilingual) 7 p.m. Saint Mary Church (multilingual)

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Saturday November 9th from 9am to 3pm, come to Sts Peter and Paul hall to see the different vendors and pick up some unique gifts! We are asking for donations of baked goods, if you would like to donate a tasty treat to our bake sale table on November 9,you can bring it to the church hall on Frid...

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A workshop on prayer, personal reflection, journaling and tips on how to navigate the upcoming holidays. Saturday, Nov. 9, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. St. Mary Church Hall, 70 Central St., Norwich. To register (it’s required!) call Norwich Catholic Family Services at 860-848-2237 ext. 304 (ask for Marian...

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Confirmation - November 17th

Posted on October 23, 2019 in: Cluster News

On Sunday, November 17, Bishop Michael Cote will celebrate the 10:30 Sunday Mass at St. Mary Church. At Mass, he will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on 9 candidates from our cluster parishes. All are invited to join in the prayer and celebration.

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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...

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Life Teen!

Posted on August 30, 2019 in: Cluster News

LifeTeen starts back up on Sept 15th from 5pm to 8pm. A fun social night including dinner! bring a friend or two!

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40 Hours Devotion Schedule!

Posted on August 22, 2019 in: Cluster News

Schedule of Devotions Friday: Morning devotions in Haitian Creole. 11 am Mass in English and Creole Adoration: 12 noon to 1 p.m. _______________________ 1 p.m. to 2 ____________________________ 2 p.m. to 3 ___________________________ 3 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet 4 p.m. to 5 ________...

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The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary August 15 Mark your calendars and plan to keep this holy feast. Recall that the Church teaches that a Holy Day of Obligation celebrates a mystery so important to our faith that we are obliged, as we are on Sundays, to gather at Mass in celebration. Vigil...

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Our Mission as Catholics Begins with Adoration 40 Hours Devotion A Time of Renewal for Our Three Parishes September 6,7,8    Saint Joseph Church Reserve time for spiritual renewal as we gather in adoration and place in our Lord’s hands our families and our parishes - and the...

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On July 15, 16, in Nairobi, Kenya, an international conference will be held on the 4th anniversary of the ecumenical letter, LADAUTO SI and the fifth anniversary of “The Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa”. The theme of the conference is “LAUDATO SI G...

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This past Sunday I had the privilege of preaching the missionary coop appeal for our own Outreach to Haiti. The priests and people of Holy Redeemer Parish who welcomed me with exceptional hospitality, send to our three parishes greeting and prayers. They also gave very generously to our expanding ef...

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Fr. Michael Castiblanco: Ordination and First Mass on Saturday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m. Bishop Cote will ordain Deacon Michael Castiblanco to priesthood at St. Patrick Cathedral. Our parishes where Michael lived and worked are blessed to be part of this great moment. All are welcome to attend and p...

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As you may know, Saint Anthony of Padua was a Franciscan friar of the 12th century who lived, worked and preached in Italy. St. Anthony wasn’t Italian. He was Portuguese, and so he is dearly beloved in Portugal and in every place where Portuguese is spoken. Like St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anth...

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On Sunday, June 22, 23, Priests from the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary will be in our parish-es to tell us of their mission work in Tonga and India. Please be generous in a special collection to support their work. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * El domi...

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On this great feast of the coming of the Holy Spirit to enliven the community of believers, we celebrate the work of the Holy Spirit among us here and now. At Saints Peter and Paul Church, at the 8:30 a.m. Mass, we will celebrate the Rite of Acceptance into the order of catechumens with Christoph...

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After a lifetime of teaching religion and many, many years of leading our parish religious ed-ucation program, Mrs. Betty Adams is going to slow down just a little and retire as our parish religious education director. We will be holding a reception for Betty after the 8:30 a.m. Sunday Mass on Su...

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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....

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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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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 prom...

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September 7, 8 & 9  7, 8 y 9 de Septiembre  7, 8, 9 Septanm Now is the time for us to engage in prayers of inter-cession, for our souls, for our families, for our world, and for our Church. Now is a time when God will pour out His blessings upon us if we seek them and ask fo...

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Welcome, Mr. Larry Barile!
Bishop Cote has assigned Mr. Larry Barile to our parish cluster for his summer pastoral work, starting June 1st. Larry will be entering his second year of theology this coming fall at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary in Weston Massachusetts. Larry is a native son of the diocese, growing up in C...

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There will be a bake sale to benefit our LifeTeen program after all of the masses for Sunday April 29th, 2018 (including vigil masses) Please come out and show your support by purchasing a few treats!!

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The Holy Triduum in our Parish Cluster All Triduum services will be multicultural. Prayers, readings and song will be in the languages of our cluster. Holy Thursday, March 29, Mass of the Lord’s Supper: At Saints Peter and Paul Church, 7 p.m. The Church will be open after the Mass of ...

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Palm Sunday! Domingo de Ramos! Dimanch Dè Ramo!
Palm Sunday and Holy Week: Only Two Weeks Away! The Holiest Days of the Year are approaching, the time when we plunge into the Paschal Mystery of Our Lord’s Passion, Death and Resurrection. Get ready for Holy Week. Renew your resolve to keep Lent: fast, pray, give alms. If you haven’t re...

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New Missals With the arrival of Advent, Sunday, December 2, we will place new missals at Church entrances for our common use. However, you may want to have your own missal to take home with you. For the next two Sundays, missals will be available at the low, low cost of $2.oo /copy. Look for the bas...

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What’s In a Name? As parish clusters mature, they are invited to choose a particular name or to identify a particular patron saint for their community of parishes. For example, the parishes in Montville, Quaker Hill and Oakdale are known collectively as “The Divine Mercy Community&rd...

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Finding intimacy with God Though prayer is one of the essentials of a thriving faith, we often feel as if we're talking to ourselves. Or, worse, we feel like we're talking to no one at all. How can something so vital to the faith be so elusive? Join us now, in exploring an ancient Church&...

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2021 Annual Catholic Appeal One Faith, One Family
The weekend of March 6/7 we started the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal. If you have not yet responded to the appeal, please set aside a moment to consider prayerfully a gift that reflect your blessings.  Your gift, no matter how big or small, will help enable the diocese to provide essential pa...

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Banns of Ordination

Posted on June 05, 2020 in: Cluster News

Banns of Ordination The following deacon will be ordained to the Order of Priesthood on Saturday, June 27, 2020: Rev. Mr. Michael Patrick Bovino Should you know of any reason why this man should not be ordained a priest, please write to: The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, Bishop ...

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Letter from Fr Washabaugh in Response to COVID-19
English Kreol Polish Spanish In the Body of Christ… “When one part suffers, all parts suffer with it” I Corinthians 12:26 With the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19 Coronavirus (A good 5 Minute Video Explaining COVID-19), we see the stark reality of St. Pa...

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Small Faith-Sharing Groups

Posted on March 06, 2020 in: Cluster News

This Lent, we are deepening our spirituality by following together Paula Huston’s book, Simplifying the Soul, Lenten Practices to Renew Your Spirit. Books are available (a $10 donation per copy, please). Here are the times and places where groups are meeting: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. @ 10 Cedar...

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Annual Norwich Women's Conference

Posted on February 19, 2020 in: Cluster News

Our Tapestry of Faith: Affirming Feminine Gifts and Strengths Annual Norwich Women’s Conference Co-sponsored by: Office of Faith Events and Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Saturday, March 28, 2020, 9 am-3 pm St. Bernard School , Uncasville Keynote Speaker Danielle Bean A...

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Financial Responsibility As with many older congregations, our three parishes are surviving because of financial reserves. None of our three cluster parishes is presently able to balance annual income with expenses, but all three parishes need to achieve this balance. Beginning this week, we will...

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The Cluster in the News

Posted on January 09, 2020 in: Cluster News

The Day of New London wrote up a very nice piece on our Three Kings Celebration on the Feast of the Epiphany. The article can be viewed at: https://www.theday.com/article/20200105/NWS01/200109716

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Free Citizenship Classes

Posted on January 08, 2020 in: Cluster News

Free Citizenship Classes January 18 until March 21 Every Saturday 10-12 at Otis Library Have you been a permanent resident for at least 5 years? Consider citizenship. Applicant must: • Read, write and understand English • Attend all 10 weeks of classes To Register: Call: 860-889-2355 e...

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A great celebration took place at St. Mary’s last Sunday on the Feast of the Epiphany. Families and children from our three parishes gathered, first for a multicultural Mass – The Three Kings joined us! – and then at a great party. More than 200 children took part. We took up a col...

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Faith Events - Diocesan Newsletter

Posted on November 07, 2019 in: Cluster 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 new...

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Jozelaine Jean Pierre is now well established in her apartment in New London, and she is enjoying a degree of self-sufficiency that she has not had for quite a long time. She will be staying in her present apartment only until March, so more patient planning is needed. Thankfully, Jozelaine has made...

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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...

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Plan to keep 40 DAYS FOR LIFE

Posted on September 14, 2019 in: Cluster 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 cu...

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Learn Polish!

Posted on August 22, 2019 in: Cluster News

Polish Language Classes Starting Saturday, September 14, 2019 Adults- 10 am Children - 12 noon Classes to be held in the rectory dining room. The cost is $6 for each class attended. Please bring a notebook and pen. Interested adults can order the following books online: Polski, Krok P...

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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 s...

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Sister Eugenia has been a member of the Enders Island staff for more than 28 yrs. She is the Spiritual Director of the Sacred Arts Institute and leads Guided and Directed retreats as well as Days of Recollection. “The Garden is a sacred space of encountering the Divine. Let us open our hearts ...

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Cenacle For Life @ St Joseph

Posted on July 05, 2019 in: Cluster 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 famili...

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  Sunday June 2nd, 5 p.m.  At Saints Peter and Paul Church  As we wind down and begin our summer break, all Jr High & Highschool-Aged kids are welcome to have fun and great food! We will be sharing a BBQ/Picnic style meal and playing games ( outside, a...

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Thursday, May 30, Solemnity of Our Lord’s Ascension into Heaven (day of obligation) * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 5:30 p.m. vigil St. Joseph Church (English/Polish) 8:30 a.m. Saints Peter and Paul Church (multicultural) 5:30 p.m. St. Mary...

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New Mass Schedule

Posted on May 21, 2019 in: Cluster 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...

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Dear Friends, The last four years I have spent in St. Joseph and Ss. Peter and Paul, as well as the three years of my work in St. Mary, have been a time of learning and enrichment. Through it, I was growing in appreciation of all of the cultures and nationalities of our cluster com...

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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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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 collectio...

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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 ...

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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 Commu...

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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 proj...

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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 ba...

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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 ...

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24th Annual Secretaries Mass

Posted on April 11, 2019 in: Cluster 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.c...

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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 wi...

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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 Famil...

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  Lent: A Time for Confession!  The confession schedule in our parishes is: Ss. Peter and Paul,  Saturday’s from 6:30pm–7:00pm.  St. Joseph Saturday’s from 3:15pm - 4:00pm. St. Mary Saturday’s from 3:15pm - 4:00pm.   Also, there w...

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  APRIL 14 at 7:30 PM  CATHEDRAL OF SAINT PATRICK  EASTERN CONNECTICUT SYMPHONY OR-CHESTRA  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart-Requiem  Featuring members of the ECSO, Toshiyuki Shimada, Music Director and Conductor;  Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus, Wendy Moy...

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  Candelight Concert & Compile (Night prayer)  Sunday,March 24,2019  7:30PM  Norwich Diocesan Choir  Denise Plaza-Martin, oboe  Free Admission  Saint Patrick Cathedral  213 Broadway  Norwich CT 06360 

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The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Nor-wich on Saturday, April 6 at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Rev. Walter Nagle at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Mass, the Rosary will ...

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  A reminder: if you have not turned in your commit-ment paper to the mission of our church do so as soon as possible!  Right now our parish has particular needs. Maybe you can help:     Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers  Acolytes (that is, altar server...

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Because our food pantry at Sts. Peter and Paul Church is very low, we are requesting your help this coming Sunday, Please help us restock our shelves Suggested items are: canned pasta, canned vegetables, canned fruit, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, macaroni and cheese, soups, baked beans, pork and be...

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Please prayerfully contemplate how you can help others in need within our Diocesan communities by pledging generously to this year’s ACA campaign, “Hand in Hand with All God’s Children”. Please come prepared next weekend to make your pledge by either taking home a pledge enve...

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Join us on April 6 at Mercy High School in Middletown from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help us shine Light in a Darkened World. Our uplifting day offers enrichment workshops, mass with Bishop Cote, basket raffle, vendors, and much more! Lunch is included in $40 registration fee. Go to http://www.norwichdioc...

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This devotion is a wonderful prayer by which we join ourselves to Christ, Our Lord, who overcame sin and death by suffering and dying for us all. Plan to join us on the Fri-days of Lent:               10:00 a.m. Mass and Stations (Haitian) at St. Mary&rsquo...

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Please join us!  An International Food Festival: Help for the Jean Pierre Family Sunday Afternoon, between 11:30a.m. and 3 p.m.  St. Mary Church Hall. Free-will donations accepted for Jozelaine and her family  Many thanks to fine gourmet chefs from our three par-ishes wh...

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The CCD Program is requesting donations of candy for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Individually wrapped candy is suggested .  Thank you !

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Take a look at the information and prayer packet that comes with your rice bowl.  In Uganda, we encounter Annet, a 16 year-old or-phan who fled her native South Sudan and now cares for her three younger siblings. Reflect on the terrible circumstances of millions of refugees throughout the wo...

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On Thursday, March 21, join in praying with Bishop Cote during a Eucharistic Holy Hour for Vocations. This month the holy hour will be at St. Mary Church, Baltic from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Come pray for those who are called to priestly or consecrated religious life. Pray for our semi-narians and th...

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This Lent our focus is on our call to become an evangelizing Church. Essential to that process is our prayer for God to lead us and strengthen us. I invite you to join Fr. Tomasz and me in pray-ing at all Masses this Lent for the Holy Spirit to lead us powerfully. A prayer for the new evan-gelizatio...

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Join us for a bilingual forum in Honor of Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador Sunday, March 24, 2019 3pm- 5pm Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church hall 10 Huntington Street New London CT Presentation in English Anne Gebelein, Ph.D. Presentation in Spanish Walter Mena, MA for more information, plea...

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The 2019 Ministry Fair showcasing our Diocesan ministries and programs will be held this year in Cromwell on April 7, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. We will offer a continental breakfast through-out this open house style event. If you would like to attend this event to learn how donations to the 201...

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Join us for a bilingual forum in Honor of Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador Sunday, March 24, 2019 3pm- 5pm Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church hall 10 Huntington Street New London CT Presentation in English Anne Gebelein, Ph.D. Presentation in Spanish Walter Mena, MA for more information, plea...

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Take a look at the information and prayer packet that comes with your rice bowl.  In Guatemala, we encounter Norma, who as a young mother supports her family and shares her skills with her community. Reflect on the importance of family in your life. How can you con-tribute to support familie...

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On Thursday, March 21, join in praying with Bishop Cote during a Eucharistic Holy Hour for Vocations. This month the holy hour will be at St. Mary Church, Baltic from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Come pray for those who are called to priestly or consecrated religious life. Pray for our semi-narians and th...

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Take a look at the book and CD racks in the back of Church. They hold many spiritual treasures for your Lenten spiritual reading. In particular, we invite you to pray with Pope Francis’ Apos-tolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel, a rich spiritual treasure and our guide to becoming mis-siona...

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Please join in adoration and prayer for on opening of dialogue and reconciliation between our parish and the staff of the St. Vincent de Paul Place. We gather on the evening of the Feast or our Parish Patron, St. Joseph to ask his intercession: 7:00 p.m. Holy Mass Adoration until 9:00 p.m.

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This past week, Elaine Volmuth, the parish secretary at St. Mary Church, has let go of secretarial responsibilities there. Elaine will, however, continue as the bookkeeper for our three parishes. We will be looking to have our two remaining cluster secretaries serve our three parishes with some slig...

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Meet Dieufait Jean Pierre and his son, Kensley. Dieufait has come from Haiti to care for his wife, Jozelaine who is, in a sense trapped in Backus Hospital. You can see their full story on our parish web - page. Joselaine has suffered an infection that put her in a coma for two months and developed i...

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Because our food pantry at Sts. Peter and Paul Church is very low, we are re-questing your help this coming Sunday, Please help us restock our shelves Suggested items are: canned pasta, canned vegetables, canned fruit, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, macaro-ni and cheese, soups, baked beans, pork and ...

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Take a look at the information and prayer packet that comes with your rice bowl.  In Guatemala, we encounter Norma, who as a young mother supports her family and shares her skills with her community. Reflect on the importance of family in your life. How can you con-tribute to support familie...

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On Thursday, March 21, join in praying with Bishop Cote during a Eucharistic Holy Hour for Vocations. This month the holy hour will be at St. Mary Church, Baltic from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Come pray for those who are called to priestly or consecrated religious life. Pray for our semi-narians and th...

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Take a look at the book and CD racks in the back of Church. They hold many spiritual treasures for your Lenten spiritual reading. In particular, we invite you to pray with Pope Francis’ Apos-tolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel, a rich spiritual treasure and our guide to becoming mis-siona...

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This Lent our focus is on our call to become an evangelizing Church. Essential to that process is our prayer for God to lead us and strengthen us. I invite you to join Fr. Tomasz and me in pray-ing at all Masses this Lent for the Holy Spirit to lead us powerfully. A prayer for the new evan-gelizatio...

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Mèkredi Dèsann, 6 Mas.

Posted on February 28, 2019 in: Cluster News, St. Mary

Nou kòmanse dramatikman: nan maten, katolik yo rasanble pou yo lapriyè e resevwa yon siy ki montre nou kòmanse kase tèt tounen vin jwenn Bondye: lesann Pè-a mete sou fwon nou nan fòm yon kwa. Epi gen jèn Mèkredi Dèsann. Fòk nou santi nou grangou yon ti kras jou sa a. Moun ki kapab limite tèt yo a pa...

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Take a look at the book and CD racks in the back of Church. They hold many spiritual treasures for your Lenten spiritual read-ing. In particular, we invite you to pray with Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel, a rich spiritual treasure and our guide to becoming missionar...

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Recuerda que hay dos grandes signos por los cuales comenzamos la Cuaresma: cenizas y un día de ayuno. A todos los que pueden se les pide que ayunen, tal vez se limiten a una comida completa (¡sin carne!) Y, según sea necesario, dos comidas mucho más pequeñas para mantenerse saludables, ¡...

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Remember that there are two great signs by which we begin Lent: Ashes and a day of fasting. All who are able are asked to fast, perhaps limiting themselves to one full meal (no meat!) and as needed two much smaller meals to stay healthy, but not full! The receiving of ashes is best done early in the...

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Pandan Karèm lan

Posted on February 21, 2019 in: Cluster News, St. Mary

Pandan Karèm lan, nap jene. Lwa Legliz la mande nou pou nou jene e pou nou pa manje vyann Mèkredi Dèsann ak Vandredi Sen epi pou nou pa manje vyann nan vandredi pandan Karèm lan. Sepandan, tès reyèl la se jèn nou chwazi pou nou fè pandan tout 40 jou yo. Men yon sijesyon: gade nan ansiklik Pap Franco...

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Estasyon Lakwa

Posted on February 21, 2019 in: Cluster News, St. Mary

Devosyon sa a se yon bèl lapriyè ke nou mete nou ansanm ak Kris la, Granmèt nou an, ki te kraze peche ak lanmò lè Li te soufri e mouri pou nou tout. Planifye w pou vinn lapriyè avèk nou tout vandredi yo pandan Karèm la:  10:00 a.m. Mès ak Estasyon Lakwa (Ayisyen) nan Legliz Sent Mari  ...

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Nou pral distribye ricebowls ak kalandriye Karèm pou ede n gide lapriyè chak jou nou, jèn ak lacharite pandan Karèm la. Ricebowls yo patwone pa Sèvis Sekou Katolik pou nou ka mete lafwa nou an aksyon trè konkrè lè nou wè bezwen nan mond lan ki alantou nou, e lè nou pataje sa nou genyen ak moun ki na...

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Estaciones de la Cruz

Posted on February 21, 2019 in: Cluster News, St. Mary

Esta devoción es una oración maravillosa mediante la cual nos unimos a Cristo, nuestro Señor, que venció el pecado y la muerte al sufrir y morir por todos nosotros. Planea unirte a nosotros los Viernes de Cuaresma:  10:00 a.m. Misa y Estaciones (Haitiano) en St. Mary's  6 p.m. Es...

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  Mirando Hacia la Cuaresma  El Domingo anterior al Miércoles de Ceniza, 2,3 de Marzo, estaremos distribuyendo “tazones de arroz” y calendarios de Cuaresma para ayudar a guiar su oración diaria, ayuno y limosna durante la Cuaresma. Ricebowls está patrocinado por Catholic ...

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It saddens me to announce to you all that there won't be Friday evening Lenten Fish Fries this year. This doesn't mean that there will be no more fish fries in years to come, but it does indicate that there is important work of communication and reconciliation that needs to be done. It has b...

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On the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, March 2,3, we will be distributing ricebowls and Lenten calendars to help guide your daily prayer, fasting and almsgiving during Lent. Rice-bowls are sponsored by Catholic Relief Services so that we can put our faith into action very con-cretely by encountering an...

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How will you be a missionary disciple? Everyone has a calling. Renew yourself in ministry or begin your mission by returning this form in the Sunday collection, or email it back to us at : ssppnorwich@yahoo.com or stjosephnorwich@yahoo.com or secretary@stmarys1845.org A call to the Missionar...

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Prior to Lent: Take time to discern your particular calling.  During Lent: Fast, pray, and prepare for service.  During the Easter Season: Engage in missionary discipleship; pray that the Holy Spirit make us authen-tic missionary disciples.  We Can All Engage in a Campaign of...

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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...

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CRS RiceBowl is a Lenten faith-in-action program that goes perfectly with our parish call to missionary disci-pleship. It offers opportunities for your family to engage in daily with the spiritual pillars of Lent: prayer, fast-ing and almsgiving. It is an opportunity for us as a parish to reflect on...

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March 10th and 24th CCD Classes after 10am Mass  March 10th and 24th Confirmation Classes at 3pm 

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CCD CLASSES K-7 Feb. 24th and March 10th CONFIRMATION CLASSES Feb .24th & March 10th

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The Diocese of Norwich seeks a full-time Executive Director for the Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti ministry. Responsibilities include supervision of staff in U.S. and Haiti, fundraising, financial management, oversight of operations in U.S., oversight of programs in Haiti, including clinic, ed...

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Scout Promise: On my honor, I will do my best to do my Duty to God and my country….  12th Point of the Scout Law: A Scout Is Reverent. A Scout is reverent toward God. They are faithful in their religious duties. They respect the beliefs of others.  This year Mohegan District h...

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On Thursday, February 21, 2019, come join in praying with Bishop Cote a Eucharistic Ho-ly Hour for Vocations. This month the holy hour will be at Sacred Heart, Norwichtown, from 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.Come pray for those who are called to priestly or consecrated reli-gious life. Pray for our seminarians a...

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Fr. Albrecht and Fr. Washabaugh are announcing an invitation to everyone in our parish cluster to commit to intentional missionary discipleship by 1) committing to our own spiritual growth as disciples of our Lord Jesus, and 2) taking a specific role in the evangelizing mission of our church. Everyo...

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Padre Albrecht y el Padre Washa-baugh invitarán a todos en nuestro grupo parroquial a comprometerse con el discipulado misionero intencional al 1) comprometerse con nuestro propio crecimiento espiri-tual como discípulos de nuestro Señor Jesús, y 2) asumir un papel específico en la misión evangelizad...

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  Koulye a, li lè pou nou panse kouman nou pral viv Karèm ane sa a kap kòmanse Mèkredi Dèsann, 6 Mas. Nou kòmanse dra-matikman: nan maten, katolik yo rasanble pou yo lapriyè e resevwa yon siy ki montre nou kòmanse kase tèt tounen vin jwenn Bondye: sann Pè-a mete sou fwon nou nan fòm yon kwa....

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Nan gwoup pawas nou an, li tan pou:  1. Yon Apèl Inivèsèl Pou Nou Vin Disip Misyonè. Pan-dan Karèm 2019 lan, nou pral pran tan pou nou idantifye, devlope ak itilize kontribisyon chak moun nan misyon nou an. Karèm sa a: se yon tan pou fòmasyon ak kowòdinasyon.  2. Inite nan misyon an ...

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Durante la Cuaresma

Posted on February 07, 2019 in: Cluster News, St. Mary

  Durante la Cuaresma, nos estaremos preparando, orando y entrenando para asumir nuevos roles y ministerios en nuestras parroquias. Como lo discutiremos el Domingo 17 de Febrero, todos estamos llamados a asumir roles activos en la misión de la Iglesia. Una vez que distinga su rol, tendrá tie...

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En nuestro Grupo Parroquial, es hora de:  1. Un llamado Universal al Discipulado Mi-sionero. Durante la Cuaresma de 2019, se prestará atención a identificar, desarrollar y emplear la partici-pación de cada persona en nuestra misión. Esta Cua-resma será un tiempo para la formación y coordina-...

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Ahora es el momento de considerar cómo nos vamos a preparar durante la Cuaresma que comienza el Miércoles de Ceniza, el 6 de Marzo. Comenzamos dramáticamente: por la mañana, los Católicos se reunirán para orar y recibir una señal de arrepentimiento: las cenizas se colocan en nuestras frentes en form...

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Trust in the mercy of God’s love. Consider these words from St. John Paul II to those suffering because of abortion: “The church is aware of the many factors which may have influenced your decision, and she does not doubt that in many cases it was a painful and even shattering decision. ...

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If you are seeking to find hope, strength and comfort from a loss, burden or sorrow, join us this Lent for A Journey with Mary Through Her Seven Sorrows, a seven-week program that will explore each of the seven sorrows of Mary’s life and the message of strength and encouragement each one conta...

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During Lent, we will be preparing, praying, and training in order to take on new roles and ministries in our parishes. As we will discuss on Sunday, February 17, we all are called to take active roles in the Church's mission. Once you discern your role, you will have time to enter it thoughtfull...

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Now is the time to consider how to keep Lent which begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6. We start dramatically: in the morning, Catholics will gather to pray and to receive a sign of repentance: Ashes placed on our foreheads in the shape of a cross. Then there is the Ash Wednesday fast. We are meant to ...

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Give your Valentine something special this year – the gift of your time. Come celebrate your marriage at a day-long enrichment that will renew your dreams, in-crease your passion and refresh and celebrate your marriage. This marriage enrichment aptly entitled, “Celebrate Marriage,&rdq...

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Fr. Albrecht and Fr . Washabaugh will issue an invitation to everyone in our parish cluster to commit to intentional missionary discipleship by: 1) committing to our own spiritual growth as disciples of our Lord Jesus, and 2)taking a specific role in the evangelizing mission of our church. Eve...

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A Universal Call to Missionary Discipleship. Dur ing Lent 2010, our attention will be given to identifying, developing and employing each person's share in our mission. This Lent: a time for training and coordination. Unity in mission while embracing our diversity. The time has come to r...

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Principals from Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (2013) A Church Which Goes Forth: Mere administration can no longer be enough. Throughout the world, let us be permanently in a state of mission (25) Evangelization is the task of the Church (111) An Essential Renewal...

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If you use Netflix, you have an opportunity to see the marvelous recent documentary by director Wim Wenders about Pope Francis, A Man of His Word. It was produced by Universal Pictures and given general re-lease in theaters last spring 

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On Sunday, February 17, Fr. Albrecht and Fr. Washabaugh will issue an invitation to everyone in our parish cluster to commit to intentional missionary discipleship by: 1) committing to our own spiritual growth as disciples of our Lord Jesus, and 2)taking a specific role in the evangelizin...

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On  Sunday, February 10, Fr. Albrecht and Fr. Washabaugh will talk about the steps they see as needed to make our cluster of parishes faithful, vital and sustainable. These steps have to do with our shared mission to God's people in Norwich, administration, sharing, service, and the ce...

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Project Rachel

Posted on January 24, 2019 in: Cluster News

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 p...

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The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Rev. Walter Nagle at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Mass, the Rosary will be...

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On Jan. 8, Fr. Fanel sent us a brief note:  Dear Fr. Bob:  I want to confirm that I received the money you sent by Western Union. God bless you and the people of your parishes. I pray for you all every day. I want to thank each per-son who has given a contribution for a spon-sorsh...

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Lent begins this year on Wednesday, March 6. What better use of our 40 days this year than deepening our commitment to discipleship in our local parishes and our cluster? Our Lenten so-journ this year will take on deep meaning as we prepare for new life at Easter with our Risen Lord! 

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This Sunday  Fr. Albrecht and Fr. Washabaugh will issue a pastoral and financial report on our parish and our parish cluster in the year 2018 and the fiscal year 7/1/17 - 6/30/18. This report will give us a good base for evaluating our spiritual and financial health and for taking a look at the...

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The over 56 million abortions since the 1973 decisions of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton reflect the heartbreaking magnitude of what Pope Francis means by a “throwaway culture”. Even children at the earliest stages of life are seen as dispensable if they are not convenient. We are called ...

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Good news! Our cluster now has 18 sponsors helping children at LaGonav. Thanks to the organizers and everyone who attended the Three Kings Children’s party at St. Mary Church last Sunday. An estimated 55 families attended, and $972.10 was raised for our project. Many thanks! 

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Since 1974 National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. The theme of this year’s celebration is: “Catholic Schools Learn, Serve, Lead, and Succeed”. 

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This is a wonderful day, not just for a midwinter break from school or work, but for reflection on the continuing need to build “the beloved community” in which all are treated as equal. 

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The Church Unity Octave, a forerunner of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity was developed by Servant of God Father Paul Watson, SA at Graymoor in Garrison, N.Y and was first observed in 1908. Today, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity invites the whole Christian community throughout the world...

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  Sunday, January 13  5 p.m.  At Sts Peter and Paul’s  High School students and young people, take heart! Lifeteen is starting up, a joyful, experience of faith, pray-er, friendship and learning. Grow closer to Christ, His Mother and the Church  For more...

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  Martes 22 de Enero:  Un día de Oración por la Protección Legal de los Niños No Nacidos  Los más de 56 millones de abortos desde las decisio-nes de 1973 de Roe v. Wade y Doe v. Bolton reflejan la desgarradora magnitud de lo que el Papa Francis-co quiere decir con una "c...

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On Sunday, February 3, 2019, the 22nd annual Mass of Thanksgiving for the Gift of Consecrated Life will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich. All are invited to join Bishop Cote in thanking God for the gift of consecrated life and for the sisters, brothers, and r...

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Holy Name of Jesus Retreat Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 All young women from ages 14-17 are invited to the Holy Family Motherhouse in Baltic, CT from 9AM to 6:30PM. Come spend time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, pray and share with Sisters, meet other young women like yourself and much more. No ...

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Help for Saint Mary Magdalene School in LaGonav,Haiti. Thanks to everyone who was able to sponsor a child at Fr. Fanel's school in LaGonav! In our cluster, 9 people have agreed to sponsor children - and some folks have made separate donations (thanks!). We have put together a tota...

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Jan 20, 27, Feb. 3 We profess that the Gospel of Jesus Christ challenges us to our roots, but actually it doesn’t challenge us at all until it calls us to do something! The coming Stewardship Sundays in our parish cluster will present us all with such a call. How do we serve?...

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Sunday, January 6. This is the great 12th Day of Christmas when the Wise Men, following a star, found the king of kings in a manger bed. All Sunday Masses will be joyful celebrations, but the 10:00 multilingual Mass at St. Mary’s will be very special with sounds and flavors of many lands, page...

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Religious Education: Next classe Jan. 13, 2019 CCD CLASSES K-7 CONFIRMATION CLASSES

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Last year a party for children and their families was held at St. Mary Church in celebration of the Epiphany, the Feast of the Three Kings. Over 150 children participated with games, entertainment, lots of food, and a visit from the three kings themselves with small presents for everyone. This ye...

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“Chalking the door” is a way to celebrate and literally mark the occasion of the Epiphany and God’s blessing of our lives and home. With time the chalk will fade. As it does we let the meaning of the symbols written sink into the depths of our heart and be manifest i...

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Patriotic Rosary

Posted on December 27, 2018 in: Cluster News

As we begin the New Year, we pray that our elected officials will serve this country ethically and with wisdom. We place our country in God's hands as we pray the Patriotic Rosary. Please join us on Thursday evening, January 3rd, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Ave. in Colchester,...

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This Christmas, con-sider giving a gift that will give life to a poor child in a terribly poor place. Fr. Fanel Florestal is the pastor of Ste. Marie Magdalene Church, Port de Bonheur on the island of LaGonav in Haiti. He oversees one of the poorest parishes in the poorest country in the Americas. F...

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Domingo, 6 de Enero, La Epifanía (Fiesta de los Re-yes Magos) Este es el gran Día 12 de Navidad, cuan-do los Reyes Magos, siguiendo una estrella, encontra-ron al rey de reyes en un pesebre. Todas las Misas de los Domingos serán celebraciones alegres, pero la Mi-sa multilingüe de las 10:00 en St. Mar...

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!Navidad en Polonia!

Posted on December 20, 2018 in: Cluster News, St. Mary

El Museo de los Caballeros de Colón, en 1 State Street en New Haven, tiene una nueva exhibición de Navidad, Navidad en Polonia. La muestra presenta más de 100 artículos, algunos de la colección del museo. Los aspectos más destacados incluyen: Szopki de Drakow, pesebres de madera talladas a mano y ro...

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  Una invitación de Navidad: ¡Ayuda a un niño!  ¿Fue por casualidad que Cristo nació en la pobreza, pobre y sin hogar, y que Cristo se convirtió en un refugiado cuya familia huyó de la persecución del rey Herodes? Quizás no fue una mera casualidad. Quizás la humilde pobr...

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La Octava de la Navidad,

Posted on December 20, 2018 in: Cluster News, St. Mary

  La Octava de la Navidad, 1 de enero. Este día es un "día santo de obligación". Este importante día abarca muchas celebraciones: la solemnidad de María, Madre de Dios, el Día de Año Nuevo, el Día Mundial de Oración por la Paz y el Día de la Independencia de Haití. Las misas son...

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Wednesday, December 26: The Feast of St. Stephen. How odd to celebrate the feast of the first Christian martyr during such a happy season! On the other hand, what does the coming of Christ’s light to a world darkened by sin bring if not contradiction, challenge and a share in Christ’s cr...

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The Knights of Columbus Museum, at 1 State Street in New Haven, has a new Christmas exhibit, Christmas in Poland. The show features more than 100 items, some from the museum’s own collection. Highlights include: Szopki from Kraków, hand carved wooden creches and traditional Polish clothing. Th...

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Las Posadas,

Posted on December 13, 2018 in: Cluster News, St. Mary

A medida que se acerca la Navidad, ponemos maestro interés en la celebración de Las Posadas, tan popular en México. Durante nueve días antes del 25 de Diciembre, las personas se reúnen para recrear el viaje de María y José viajando a Belén y buscando un lugar (una posada) donde pueda nacer su hijo. ...

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Servicio de Adviento de la Penitencia, en la iglesia de Sts. Peter and Paul. Tenga en cuenta el día y la hora, ya que en años pasados, muchos de nuestros feligreses no han podido recibir el Sacramento de la Penitencia debido a la dificultad de sus horarios de trabajo para viajar de noche. Después de...

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Oktav Nwèl

Posted on December 13, 2018 in: Cluster News, St. Mary

  1 janvye. Jou sa a se yon "Fèt obliga-syon". Jou enpòtan sa a gen ladan anpil selebrasyon: Sola-nite Mari, Manman Bondye, Joudlan, Jounen Mondyal Lapriyè pou Lapè, ak Jou Endepandans Ayiti.  Orè Mès yo  31 desanm  4:00 p.m. Saint Joseph  4:00 p.m. ...

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¡Unidad!

Posted on December 13, 2018 in: Cluster News, St. Mary

Parece que nuestras parroquias están listas para dar un paso importante hacia la unidad. Al comienzo del próximo año, nuestros tres consejos pastorales parroquiales separados comenzarán el importante proceso de formar un solo con-sejo pastoral para el grupo parroquial. Nuestras parroquias mantendrán...

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Servicio de Adviento de la Penitencia, en la iglesia de Sts. Peter and Paul. Tenga en cuenta el día y la hora, ya que en años pasados, muchos de nuestros feligreses no han podido recibir el Sacramento de la Penitencia debido a la dificultad de sus horarios de trabajo para viajar de noche. Después de...

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  The Octave of Christmas, January 1. This day is a “holy day of obligation”. This important day encompasses many celebrations: The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, New Year’s Day, World Day of Prayer for Peace, and Independence Day for Haiti.    Masses are...

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Sunday, Dec. 30. The family is the domestic church, the basic building block of our larger community of faith. We celebrate the mystery of love in the home expressed in Jesus’ life in Nazareth with Mary and Joseph as we pray for our own families here and now. 

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It appears that our parishes are ready to take an important step towards unity. At the beginning of the coming year, our three separate parish pastoral councils will begin the important process of forming a single pastoral council for the cluster. Our parishes will maintain their own financ-es, and ...

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As Christmas draws near, the celebration of Las Posadas, so popular in Mexico, calls our attention. For nine days before December 25th, people gather to re-enact the drama of Mary and Jo-seph journeying to Bethlehem and seeking a place (una posada) where their child could be born. The dialogue of cl...

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  This Sunday Night, 5 p.m.  December 16 At Sts Peter and Paul’s  High School students and young people, take heart! Lifeteen is starting up, a joyful, experience of faith, prayer, friendship and learning. Grow closer to Christ, His Mother and the Church 

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22 Desanm: 10 AM: Sèvis penitans nan Legliz St Pyè ak Pòl. Sonje jou sa ap gen konfesyon pe-sonèl nan lang Anglè, Panwòl, kreyòl ak Po-lonè). Paske ane pase anpil pawasyen pat ka rese-vwa sakremsn penitans lan akoz travay yo ak difikilte nan voyaje nan mitan lannwit.  ... Tanpri, asire w ke ...

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Sèvis penitans

Posted on December 13, 2018 in: Cluster News, St. Mary

22 Desanm: 10 AM: Sèvis penitans nan Legliz St Pyè ak Pòl. Sonje jou sa ap gen konfesyon pesonèl nan lang Anglè, Panwòl, kreyòl ak Po-lonè). Paske ane pase anpil pawasyen pat ka resevwa sakremsn penitans lan akoz travay yo ak difikilte nan voyaje nan mitan lannwit. ... Tanpri, asire w ke ou prepare...

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December 22, 10 a.m., Advent Penance Service, at Sts. Peter and Paul Church. Please note the day and time. In or because of years past, many of our parishioners have been unable to receive the Sacrament of Penance because of their work schedules difficulty in traveling at night. After a brief commun...

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As we are preparing ourselves for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ as a newborn baby on Christmas Eve, we try to not only embrace him in our hearts but also in our brothers and sisters of this parish community. In the spirit of the joyful waiting of Advent, we would like to invite people, who fee...

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Improvements!

Posted on December 06, 2018 in: Cluster News, St. Joseph

Plans and preliminary work have begun for the opening up of a fully handicap accessible bathroom in our church building. The floor plan is in place; soon space near the Mass chapel will be opened up; and the necessary plumbing and décor changes will be in effect. We can’t promise this will be ...

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Volunteers needed!

Posted on December 06, 2018 in: Cluster News, St. Joseph

Are you interested in helping to get St. Joseph Church clean for Christmas? Please join us Sat., December 15th at 9AM Thank you!

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Tout moun envite pou yo al patisipe nan gwo sele-brasyon kap fèt chak ane nan de lang jou fèt Nòtre-dam Guadalupe a kote nap kontan wè Evèk nou an ki pral preside bèl selebrasyon sa nan Katedral St Patrik la. Depis mes la, genyen fet musik ak manje mejican 

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  Nwèl sa a, konsidere fè yon kado ki pral bay yon timoun pòv lavi nan yon kote ki pòv anpil. Pè Fanel Florestal se Kire nan Legliz Sent Marie Madeleine, Port de Bonheur nan zil LaGonav an Ayiti. Li responsab youn nan Pawas pi pòv yo nan peyi ki pi pòv nan Amerik yo. Lekòl pawas Pè Fanel la ...

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Dec. 11, Mananitas: English and Spanish, at St. Mary’s, starting at 9:30 p.m. It is a long tradition in Mexico and elsewhere to begin the celebration of Mary’s feast on the night before with prayer, song, and the sharing of food / friendship. The Mananitas will begin with the rosary, off...

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At the behest of Bishop Cote we are very excited to announce that the Diocese of Norwich has been blessed with the opportunity through the Knights of Co-lumbus, to host the major relic of St. Jean Vianney on December 13, 2018 at the Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes in Gales Ferry.  The evening ...

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  Dec. 2 through Dec. 10: Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe, 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary Church  Dec. 11, Mananitas: English and Spanish, at St. Mary’s, starting at 9:30 p.m. It is a long tradition in Mexico and elsewhere to begin the celebration of Mary’s feast on the night befo...

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Sèvis penitans

Posted on November 29, 2018 in: Cluster News, St. Mary

22 Desanm: 10 AM: Sèvis penitans nan Legliz St Pyè ak Pòl. Sonje jou sa ap gen konfesyon pesonèl nan lang Anglè, Panwòl, kreyòl ak Po-lonè). Paske ane pase anpil pawasyen pat ka resevwa sakremsn penitans lan akoz travay yo ak difikilte nan voyaje nan mitan lannwit.  ... Tanpri, asire w ke ou...

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Konvokasyon anyèl pou prèt yo ap fèt soti nan 3 Desanm jis nan 5 Desanm 2018, nan Newport Resort Gurney nan Goat Island, New-port, RI. Li pral yon tan pou tout prèt yo ak Evèk la, pou yo pase tan sa ansanm pou renouvèlman espiri-tyèl yo, sipò, edikasyon ak repo. Pap gen Lekòl nan pawas yo, oswa akti...

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Please join us on Thursday evening, December 6, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Ave. in Colchester, CT, for an evening of praising and worshiping God with music, teaching, witnessing, and prayer. The topic of Deacon Michael Puscas' talk will be, "Joy."

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Christmas Eve 4:00 p.m. Saints Peter and Paul 4:00 p.m. Saint Mary (multicultural) 10:00 p.m. Saints Peter and Paul 12:00 a.m. Saint Joseph Christmas Day 8:30 a.m. Saint Joseph (Polish & English) 10:00 a.m. Saint Mary (multicultural) 10:00 a.m. Saints Peter and Paul

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December 22, 10 a.m., Advent Penance Service, at Sts. Peter and Paul Church. Please note the day and time. because of year s past, many of our parishioners have been unable to receive the Sacrament of Penance because of their work schedules or difficulty in traveling at night. After a brief communal...

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Under this title, Our Blessed Mother is patroness of the United States. Because of this, December 8 remains a holy day of obligation, even though it is on a Saturday.   Mass Times: Friday, Dec. 7, 5:15 p.m. Vigil Mass (Engl./Polish)at St. Joseph 7:00 p.m. Vigil Mass (Spanish) at ...

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Fèt Nòtredam Guadalupe

Posted on November 23, 2018 in: Cluster News, St. Mary

Nòtredam Guadalupe se Patwòn nou nan Ame-rik la ak nan Mouvman Pro-Life.Mèkredi, 12 Desanm. 7 :00 PM Tout moun envite pou yo al patisipe nan gwo sele-brasyon kap fèt chak ane nan de lang jou fèt Nòtredam Guadalupe a kote nap kontan wè Evèk nou an ki pral preside bèl selebrasyon sa nan Katedral St Pa...

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Fet Imakile Konsepsyon,

Posted on November 23, 2018 in: Cluster News, St. Mary

  Fet Imakile Konsepsyon, samdi, 8 decem-bre. Se yon fet gwo inpotanz. San Mari Imakile Konsepsyon se sen pawon E.E.U.U. Mes Kre-yol: 10 a.m.. 

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Dimanch prochen nap rantre nan tan lavan. Se konmansnan ane litiji-c a. Pandan tout ane sa a nou pral li levanjil Lik la. Evanjelis sen Lik se pat yon Apòt, men se te asosye ak kolaboratè Pòl. Tankou anpil moun ki ekri nan Nouvo Testaman, kontrèman Lik pat Jwif, ni jantiy yo. Li pat ekri pou Jwif yo...

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  Dimanch prochen nap rantre nan tan lavan. Se konmansnan ane litiji-c a. Pandan tout ane sa a nou pral li levanjil Lik la. Evanjelis sen Lik se pat yon Apòt, men se te asosye ak kolaboratè Pòl. Tankou anpil moun ki ekri nan Nouvo Testaman, kontrèman Lik pat Jwif, ni jantiy yo. Li pat ekri p...

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  De el 16 al 24 de Diciembre Las Posadas, en la iglesia de Santa María: servicios de oración en prepa-ración para la Navidad, en español.  22 de diciembre, 10 a.m., Servicio de Penitencia de Adviento, en la Iglesia de los Santos Pedro y Pablo. Tenga en cuenta el día y la hora. En o ...

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  Del 2 al 10 de diciembre: No-vena a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, 6:30 p.m. en la igle-sia de Santa María.  11 de diciembre, Mañanitas: Inglés y español, en la Iglesia de Santa Maria, a partir de las 9:30 p.m. Es una larga tradición en Méxi-co y en otros lugares comenzar la celebrac...

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  Bajo este título, Nuestra Santísima Madre es patrona de los Estados Unidos. Debido a esto, el 8 de diciembre sigue siendo un día sagrado de obligación, aunque sea un sábado.  Horarios de Misa:  Viernes, 7 de diciembre,  5:15 p.m. Misa de vigilia (inglés / polaco) en la Iglesia ...

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  The Annual Convocation for Priests will be held from December 3-5, 2018, at Gurney’s Newport Resort on Goat Island in Newport, RI. It will be a time for all priests to gather with their bishop for spiritual renewal, support, education and rest. No parish, school or institutional acti...

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Please take note of significant dates and events in our Advent Calendar:   Dec. 2 through Dec. 10: Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe, 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary Church  Saturday, December 8, Feast of The ImmaculateConception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Under this title, Our Blessed Mothe...

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What better theme to end the liturgical year, anticipating the start of the Advent season the following Sunday? Jesus Christ is King; he reigns and will not be overcome. But take note: the throne of our King is a cross and his power is not that of fear, but of love and boundless forgiveness. Rightly...

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In Poland, this day is celebrated as the 100th anniversary of the restoration of Poland’s sovereignty as the Second Polish Republic, after 123 years of partition by the Russian Empire, the Kingdom of Prussia and the Habsburg Empire. A short service of prayer for Poland on this i...

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Our local scout pack is distributing Thanksgiving food bags to neighborhood families. If you'd like to participate by filling a bag or two, pick them up this Sunday at Mass. The plan is to return them the following Sunday, Nov. 18 for distribution in time for Thanksgiving. Thanks!

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  Thanks and congratulations to everyone who came to our All Saints Harvest Pot Luck Supper. The food was delicious; the company was delightful; we felt like family; and we are strengthened for our journey to God’s kingdom!

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  Last Friday, November 2nd was All Souls’ Day. Your offerings of the names of loved ones were included in Mass on that day and will be part of our Mass intentions throughout the month of November. The names of loved ones you’ve written onto All Souls’ envelopes are now wri...

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For Greater Glory - The story of a ragtag band of rebels that become a heroic force for Christ.Sat. Nov. 10th @ 6:30PM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 63 Old Norwich Rd. Quaker Hill CT Free Admission and snacks. Reserve your seats by emailing brian@journeyforlife.org or calling Brian Johnson @...

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Last Friday, November 2nd was All Souls’ Day. Your offerings of the names of loved ones were included in Mass on that day and will be part of our Mass intentions throughout the month of November. The names of loved ones you’ve written onto All Souls’ envelopes are now written in ou...

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Please join us this weekend for coffee hour after Mass. We look forward to seeing you there! In addition , there will be a special coffee hour on November 11th in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Polish Independence.

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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 ...

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  In addition to being the 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, next Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended World War I. It is also the 100th anniversary of Polish Independence. On November 11th each year, we celebrate Veterans’ Day. We pray for all veterans of milita...

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    November 4th & 18th CCD Classes after 10am Mass Confirmation Classes at 3pm Lifeteen Nov 18th at 5pm in the Parish hall.

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On Sunday, November 4, 2018, at 10:15 a.m., Bishop Cote will celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick for all military per-sonnel, those who are active, in the reserves and Veterans. The purpose of this celebration is to honor our service men and women as we recognize the many sacrifices mad...

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The Diocesan Catholic Family Services Office is sponsoring two workshops for the bereaved entitled: Praying Your Goodbyes.  Both workshops will include time for private reflection, prayer and journaling, and will give participants suggestions on how to navigate the upcoming holidays, and dis...

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The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, November 3 at 8:30 A.M. Bereavement Day of Prayer

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  “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a great feast”, the Lord tells us. Apparently, the Saints will be very enthusiastic party people. Let’s join in their merriment and anticipate heaven just a little by bringing food and good fellowship together at a table of sharing on the ev...

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Please take note of the time changes for Nov. 1st, All Saints Day. This year, we are combining the Church’s call to pray together at Mass (All Saints Day is a Day of Obligation) with the call to share a feast in anticipation of the great banquet to come.   Mass times: Vigil Masse...

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  Our thanks go out to the representatives of our diocesan mission project, Outreach to Haiti who spoke at Masses last Sunday. At our parish, we collected $1,042.75 to support their mission. Many thanks for your generous response. The principal goal of the Outreach to Haiti presentations,...

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Saturday, November 3, 9-4:30 pm @ Spiritual RenewalCenter, 11 Bath St, Norwich, CT. Space limited. Call 860-887-0702, leave name and phonenumber. Suggested Donation $25. for covering the cost of Conference.

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Sunday Oct. 28th 5 p.m @ Sts Peter and Paul’s Lifeteen is meeting  for another joyful, experience of faith, prayer, friendship and learning. Grow closer to Christ, His  Church. 

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A sincere thank you to all from St. Joseph who planned, set up, cooked and attended the Polish Festival. St. Joseph was a great addition to this event and the Hunters stew was delicious!

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As you are already aware, our diocese and many dioceses around the country are dealing with declining numbers of both priests and parishioners. Consequently, we must plan for the future as best we can, based on the projected number of priests available to minister, as well as the number of people in...

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Catholic Charities presents Parenting 101 Classes A fun, free 10 week class for parents of children ages birthteen Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.Oct. 24 – Dec. 5 Catholic Charities 28 Huntington St. New London For more information, Contact Tracy at tracymartone@ccfsn.org

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Global City Norwich presents : Polish Fest 2018 Sunday Oct.21st 2PM-6PM Franklin St. Norwich, CT Block party, Food Trucks, Food and Retail Vendors, Live Music All parishioners are invited to stop by and support our festival. St. Joseph will be a food vendor at the festival! ...

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  Catholic Funerals: Rites, Cremation, Plan-ning, Cemetery Policies Saturday, November 3, 2018 St. Matthew Parish, Tolland Registration at 9:00AM. Program from 9:30 to noon Fee: $10 For more information go to www.norwichdiocese.org Or call 860-848-2237x203

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  The Kris Kringle Fair Committee will like to thank all the parishioners who donated items or baskets to the raffle. A special Thank You to Terry & Andy Zevetchin who donated Christmas items for over half the 70 baskets to be raffle and to Ann Marie Canova who donated many, many it...

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This month we are hosting Father Fanel Florestal, pastor of Ste. Madeleine Parish in LaGonave, near Port au Prince. While resting from a very challenging parish and enjoying autumn in Ct. for a couple of weeks, Fr. Fanel will give us news of both Haiti’s great spiritual wealth and terrible phy...

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  Next Sunday October 28th CCD Classes after 10am Mass Confirmation Classes at 3pm Lifeteen at 5pm In the Parish hall.

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  Donations would be greatly appreciated to our “Food Pantry” as our supply is getting extremely low. Suggested items are: canned pasta, canned vegetables, canned fruit, pea-nut butter, jelly, cereal, macaroni and cheese, soups, baked beans, pork and beans, tuna, spaghetti ...

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  You are invited to join Catholics throughout the country for 40 days of prayer, penance, and vigils that God may move the heart of our na-tion towards attitudes that protect and promote the dignity of all human life from conception to natural death. 40 Days for Life in our dio-cese began o...

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Along with the rest of our cluster during the weekend of October 14th, our Life Teen group will be learning about what it means to be a Missionary Disciple. Teenages from 8th grade through High School are invited to join us! We begin at 5:15 for a Holy Hour in the church (Sts Peter & Paul)...

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On the weekend of June 22,23,24, twenty-four people from our parish cluster gathered at Immaculata Retreat House to participate in a training for missionary disciples sponsored by the Maryknoll Missioners. Now we are taking the next step by inviting everyone in our cluster of parishes to learn about...

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All of us are looking to live the Catholic life as rich-ly and joyfully as we can. There are plenty of us who need a little help, or maybe some “catch-up” to come to Catholic practice or to receive the sac-raments. We have a way to catch up called the R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiati...

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Upon the death of Pope St. John XXIII, Pope St. Paul VI took up the work of guiding the work of the Church’s reform at the Second Vatican Council. St. Oscar Arnulfo Romero, bishop and martyr. In 1977, Mons. Oscar Romero was chosen to be the Archbishop of San Salvador. At the time, the Centr...

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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 ...

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You are invited to join Catholics throughout the country for 40 days of prayer, penance, and vigils that God may move the heart of our nation towards attitudes that protect and promote the dignity of all human life from conception to natural death. 40 Days for Life in our diocese begins on September...

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This colorful and very beautiful feast has its origins in Peru. It celebrates the faith of people, often poor and oppressed, that they are never alone or abandoned, but that God constantly works miracles on their behalf. This faith found its expression in a picture of Christ’s crucifixion that...

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Next Sunday Night, 5 p.m. at Sts Peter and Paul’s High School students and young people, take heart! Lifeteen is starting up, a joyful, experience of faith, prayer, friendship and learning. Grow closer to Christ, His Mother and the Church For more information, visit our website, www.jnccfaith....

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If you are married for 25 years, 50 years, or any other significant length of time, you are invited to attend Mass with Bishop Cote at St. Patrick Cathedral and there to renew your marriage commitment, at 2.00 pm, October 21 this year . A reception will follow the Mass, during which Bishop Cote will...

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Please come to pray in grateful memory for Deacon Tom Lewis, a dear friend and servant of St. Joseph Parish. Deacon Tom died last summer at age 85. He was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Parish and the first Permanent Deacon to serve there. Deacon Tom was revered for his gentleness, steadiness in mi...

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  Lisa Elliott from Liturgical Publications will be in our office the week of September 24, 2018; working on securing new ads for the advertise-ment section of our bulletin. We need your help! Please consider purchasing an ad. Your ad and participation makes our bulletin successful, and you ...

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The Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (NDCCW) membership drive begins the weekend of September 28-29, 2018 and runs through the month of October. NDCCW invites all women in the diocese to become members of this organization. The annual dues are $5.00 per year. Please join by dropping you...

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On Saturday, October 13, 2018, at 5:00 p.m., Bishop Cote will celebrate Mass for all Firefighters/EMS personnel, in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick. Each year, brothers and sisters of all faiths gather to thank God for their calling, to pray for their safety, and to remember their fallen colleagues. ...

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All law enforcement officers (federal, state, and municipal, active and retired) and their families are invited to the Twenty-seventh Annual Blue Mass and Reception, Sunday, September 23, 2018, in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, 10:15 a.m. All parishioners are cordially invited to attend this Mass. ...

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This Sunday Night, 5 p.m. At Sts Peter and Paul’s High School students and young people, take heart! Lifeteen is starting up, a joyful, experience of faith, prayer, friendship and learning. Grow closer to Christ, His Mother and the Church. For more information, visit our website, http://www.jn...

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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 followi...

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A sincere thank you to all who helped make our 40 Hour Eucharistic Devotion on September 7th, 8th and 9th a prayerful and beautiful celebration. Thank you to the devoted volunteers and parishioners who coordinate and support our monthly coffee hour. Your generous donations purchased our beautiful al...

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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...

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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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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 s...

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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 fr...

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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 followi...

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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 Min...

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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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  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 bra...

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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 ...

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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 mys...

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Outreach for Haiti

Posted on August 10, 2018 in: Cluster 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 “...

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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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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 ...

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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 emb...

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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...

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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 Marr...

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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 w...

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Pray For Our Teens!
This coming weekend, July 20,21,22, young people from throughout the Northeast will gather at St. John's University for Steubenville NYC, a summer youth retreat and rally. Busloads of Catholic teens from our diocese, including 8 from our parish cluster, will be attending. What a ...

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LIFE TEEN- Ice Cream Social & Movie Night!
We hope to see our teens for an Ice Cream social and movie night on Sunday August 12th from 6:30 –9:00 pm. The movie will begin at 7:00 pm. More information on events at facebook.com/NorwichLifeTeen

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ATTENTION ALL GOLFERS: SAVE-THE-DATE Catholic Charities 13th Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at the Fox Hopyard Golf Club in East Haddam CT. Entry fee of $175.00 includes: green fees, cart, lunch, dinner buffet and awards. Registration begins at 10:30 AM; Lunc...

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Children from 5 years of age up to sixth grade are welcome to attend our Summer Bible School Children: our dearest friend, the Lord Jesus, invites you to come and share! When? Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27 Where? St. Mary Church, 70 Central Ave., Norwich Hours? From 9:00 a.m. to 1...

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“Going Forth in Joy”, the formation retreat in Putnam on June 22, 23, 24 was attended by 28 members of our parish cluster! This marks a new and accelerated phase in the transformation of our parish cluster into missionary parishes. It is time to change our orientation fro...

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FREE MOVIE Night every 2nd Sat. of the month at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Quaker Hill Pizza, popcorn, juice and water are provided. Doors open at 5:30. Movies start at 6:30 This weekend, showing Woodlawn. An inspiring true story! For more info contact Brian Johnson at brian@jour...

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Ministry to the Deaf

Posted on June 28, 2018 in: Cluster News

If you or anyone you know in our Diocese could benefit from deaf ministry outreach the Office of Faith Events has recently acquired numerous resources such as books, CDs, tapes, flashcards, and posters on teaching and learning sign language. If you are interested in any of these resources or in atte...

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Currently, the Planning Committee for this Mass is seeking additional members to assist in preparing this very meaningful tribute to educators and to become an active member of the planning committee. The next Mass Committee meeting will be held on and August 27, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in the Bishop Hine...

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On Monday evening, July 9 at 6 p.m., the Cluster Council will meet at 6 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul. This summer season calls us to less activity, but more planning. Council members (and all interested parishioners): mark this date for discussion of evangelization, shared religious education, 40 Hou...

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If the weather cooperates, let’s get the entire cluster together for an outdoor summer celebration! The beautiful grounds at Ss. Peter and Paul Church beckon us to hold an outdoor Mass for everyone and then to share a picnic lunch. It is a celebration of our unity in diversity: our many sounds...

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A Great Gift

Posted on June 28, 2018 in: Cluster News, St. Joseph

Sometimes great gifts appear when one least expects them. That was the case last week when I was told of a bequest left to St. Joseph Parish “to be used solely for the religious purposes of the Church, in liturgy or in programs that advance the message and spirit of the Church and its parishio...

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Are you interested in seeing what Haiti is like? Or seeing it again? Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti is organizing an Immersion Trip for October 24-31. Visitors will experience many different aspects of Haiti. You will see some of the work our ministry is doing visit our clinic, a school, exper...

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  If the weather cooperates, let’s get the entire cluster together for an outdoor summer celebration! The beautiful grounds at Sts. Peter and Paul Church beckon us to hold an outdoor Mass for everyone and then to share a picnic lunch. It is a celebration of our unity in diversity: our ...

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We gladly announce the coming marriage of Caroline Ramos and Hunter Kliphon. Should you know of any reason why these two should not be joined as one, please contact the parish office.

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Calling all 1983 Graduates from Saint Bernard High School! Our 35th “Reunion To Remember!” is now set for Friday, November 23,2018, 6:00 pm at the Port ‘n Starboard Banquet Hall in the City of New London. Reserve a seat with a $40 per person (personal check or money order) with cho...

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  The Church celebrates the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua on June 13. Many ethnic groups have embraced St. Anthony as their patron saint, but no people love this saint more than the people of Cape Verde. After all, St. Anthony was Portuguese, a culture and language that belongs richly to Cap...

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Many thanks to all who participated in the St. Mary Bazaar this Friday and Saturday, making it a great success. Thanks, also, to all who gave time, donations, and attention to the bazaar. The bazaar is helping to fund our Lifeteen efforts for Catholic High Schoolers and also helps our par-ishes grow...

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If you are a divorced Catholic who would like to know more about annulments or is considering beginning the annulment process but aren’t quite sure what it is or how to go about doing so, consider attending this informational workshop Wednesday, June 6, 2018, from 7-9 P.M. at St. Mark’s ...

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Confirmation for our three parishes of the Norwich Cluster will be held this year on Friday night, June 15 at 7 p.m., at Sts. Peter and Paul Church. Fr. Peter Langevin, the vice-chanceller of the Norwich Diocese will preside. Save the date!   Konfimasyon pou twa pawas nou yo nan Norwich l...

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  The Church celebrates the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua on June 13. Many ethnic groups have embraced St. An-thony as their patron saint, but no people love this saint more than the people of Cape Verde. After all, St. Anthony was Por-tuguese, a culture and language that belongs richly to C...

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  You’re Invited! Next Sunday, the 10 o’clock Mass at St. Mary Church will be a multicultural Mass in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole. Parishioners from the entire cluster are invited. The occasion is Fr. Washabaugh’s 40 th anniversary of ordination to priesthood. Af...

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Memorial Day. May 28th, 2018 Take a little time on this great national holiday to join in prayer for those who have given their lives for our country and for all of our departed loved ones. There will be an open-air Mass at St. Joseph Cemetery at 9 a.m. on Memorial Day. Msgr. Les Janick, the Vic...

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On Thursday May 24th, Michael Castiblanco was ordained a transitional deacon of the Diocese of Norwich at St. Mary Church of our cluster. Our heartiest congratulations and prayers go to him! This summer, Deacon Michael will serve in the Groton parishes of Sacred Heart and St. Mary before returning t...

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Friday June 8th, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday June 9th, 10:00 – 3:00 p.m. St Mary’s Parish is once again hosting an early summer Bazaar. There will be a sale of new and quality second hand items, Basket Raffle, Pizza, Popcorn, Ice Cream, Baked Goods. Special activities will ...

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Please come by the hall at Sts. Peter and Paul Church Saturday, June 2nd after the 5:30 Mass for a joyful celebration of Fr. Tomasz Albrecht’s 10th anniversary to ordination to priesthood! We will be having a potluck style supper. Please plan on helping us celebrate! Call the parish offic...

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Ascension Thursday A Holy Day of Obligation The Ascension embraces the mystery of the mo-ment when Jesus presented our human body in its most perfect state to the Father….Our faith and consolation are focused on this mystery that when Christ ascended, he took everything that is ours with ...

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This year again we will be participating in the Care Net baby Bottle Campaign as usual it starts on Mother’s Day May 14 and ends on Father’s Day June 18. This really helps young mothers and single parents with food, diapers, formula and counseling. Thank you for your Support

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Please consider sponsoring-either partially or in full– a teen to attend Steubenville NYC , an exciting conference held at Saint John’s University July 20th-22nd. The cost to attend is $355 per teen. This three day event will be incredibly enriching for our youth,but as you can imagin...

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Many Thanks go out to all who helped make our bake sale to benefit Lifeteen a success ! Thanks to your generous giving, we raised over $800 !!! A special thanks to those that donat-ed baked goods! We greatly appreciate all of your support! Your Lifeteen Core Team

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Paint Night Fundraiser!!!
To Benefit LifeTeen Thursday May 17th at 6pm At The Drunken Palace in New London Tickets are $40 per person and include all of the supplies needed to create your own masterpiece! Contact Stephanie Gromko at s.gromko@yahoo.com 860-917-9776 Or The Drunken Palette directly (860)326-7646 (refer...

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  If your marriage has become troubled and stressed, unloving or uncaring, or, if you are divorced or separated but want to try again, the Retrouvaille program can help. Retrouvaille provides tools to communicate better, resolve conflicts fairly and re-discover why you fell in love. The next...

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Join Bishop Cote Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti annual Charity Gala, Saturday, April 28, atVilla Louisa in Bolton CT. RSVP online http://www. outreachtohaiti.org or call Outreach to Haiti 860 800 3601. Proceeds benefit the diocese’s longstanding mission in Haiti: nutrition & fee...

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Led by missionaries of Maryknoll, June 22,23,24 Immaculate Conception Spiiritual Renewal Center, Putnam, CT. Cost: $150 / person (financial aid is available) In English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole Reserve your place now: We are asking for a $50 deposit (returnable up to June 17) The...

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Next Sunday the church throughout the world prays for vocations. Will you make a special effort to ask the Lord for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life? Pray for the priests who have ministered to you throughout your life, both living and dead. Keep our parish priests in your prayers...

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If you are widowed, separated or divorced and want help in resolving the pain and grief of losing the marriage relationship and create a more peace-filled future, consider attending a Beginning Experience weekend May 4-6 at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, CT. The fee for the weekend is $265, whic...

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On Monday morning of this past week, Pope Francis issued a major document, an apostolic exhortation titled: Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad!). In it Pope Francis “re-proposes the call to holiness in a practical way for our time”. Our Holy Father states: “Seeing and acting...

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Attention, Parents and Grandparents: PASS THIS ON TO THE YOUTH IN YOUR LIFE! Young people ages 16 – 29, (Catholic and non-Catholics ) are invited to participate via social media. Pope Francis wants to hear ideas, feelings and recommendations from our youth on the topic: ”Y oung Peo...

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Congratulations and Welcome to John and Mariah Begazo who were joined to Christ and His Church at the Easter Vigil Mass through Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist. Y ou have risen with Christ, now re- joice to walk with Christ all the way to His kingdom!

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Confirmation Classes Sundays April-8th and 29thFrom 3 to 5 pm .

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CCD Classes K-7 Sundays April-8th and 29thAfter 10 a.m. Mass .

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  Applications for the $500 Annual Monsignor William J. Baldwin College Scholarship can be picked up at the Rectory Office or by calling (860) 887-9857 to request one. 1. This Scholarship is open to members of families who are registered and financially supportive parishioners of Saints P...

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  Next Sunday Night, a family night  March 25 Catholic Youth Ministry For High School Students Mass at 5 p.m. Followed by pot - luck supper and Lifenight At Sts. Peter and Paul Church Facebook and Instagram @NorwichLifeTeen

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  Will be celebrated at Saint Patrick Cathedral on Tuesday March 27 at 10:30am. After Mass,come by Saints Peter and Paul Church hall for a bite to eat.

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt!
Saturday, March 31st at 10:30 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish. All children are invited to participate and meet everyone's favorite bunny. We are in need of candy for the egg hunt. Please drop off wrapped, small Easter candy at your parishes during the next four weeks. Thank you!  &nb...

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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 Repor...

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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 servi...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 a...

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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 ...

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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...

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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: Fol...

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Sacred Story
Would you like to nurture a sacred space for Christ in your life? The Sacred Story prayer program translates St. Ignatius of Loyola's classic spiritual insights into contemporary terms that will help you grow in your Christian journey of prayer, discernment, and discipleship. No matter what y...

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Give your Valentine something special this year – the gift of your time. Come celebrate your marriage at a day-long enrichment that will renew your dreams, increase your passion and refresh and celebrate your marriage. This marriage enrichment aptly entitled, “Celebrate Marriage&rdquo...

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The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Rev. Walter Nagle at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Mass, the Rosary will...

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On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, we plunge into the penitential season of Lent. By fasting, prayer, and works of charity, we prepare our hearts for victory: Christ’s death and resurrection. The night before Lent begins, however, is a time for festivity and revelry as we say “good-bye” to...

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On Sunday, February 4, 2018, the 21st Annual Mass of Thanksgiving for the Gift of Consecrated Life will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Norwich. All are invited to join Bishop Cote in thanking God for the gift of consecrated life and for the sisters, brothers, and ...

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How has our reality of family changed and how do we continue to make God a priority in our families? Topics to be addressed… blended families, social media, scheduling, sports, prayer, catechesis and so much more! Come join us for a night of discussion and reflection : January 24, 2018, 7:...

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Because w we are in the flu season, Bishop Cote has asked us to adapt temporary safety measures. At the Sign of Peace, please do not make hand to hand contact! A glance and a kind work can convey the meaning, but not the flu virus. Holy Communion will be distributed only under the species of the con...

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The Office of Faith Events and the Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women welcome women of all ages. Offering workshops on parenting, relationships, prayer, scripture and more. Keynote speaker ValLimar Jansen, and Mass with Bishop Cote…Saturday, April 14, 2018, 8:30-3:30, St. Bernard High...

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Retrouvaille

Posted on January 08, 2018 in: Cluster News

Is your marriage tearing you apart? Is there little or no meaningful communication? Are you considering separation or divorce? For serious marriage building and repair: Retrouvaille is a lifeline. At a Retrouvaille weekend, couples are given tools to re-establish communication, work on their issues,...

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Because January 1st falls on a Monday this year, there is no canonical obligation to attend Mass. However, the Octave of Christmas remains a significant day of prayer. Come with devotion to our Blessed Mother! Join together to beg God for peace in a time when peace is increasingly in peril! Start th...

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Pro-Life Mass

Posted on December 28, 2017 in: Cluster News

The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, January 6 at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Rev. Walter Nagle at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Mass, the Rosary will...

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Stewardship

Posted on December 28, 2017 in: Cluster News

On Sunday, January 13, 14, Fr. Washabaugh and Fr. Albrecht will present the parish pastoral and financial reports for Fiscal Year 2016/2017. This is a great occasion to thank you for giving life to our communities of faith through your gifts of time, talent, and treasure. It is also a time to look a...

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Advent this year takes on special meaning as we invite brothers and sisters in our neighborhood to consider making our Church their spiritual home. Large numbers of Catholics and former Catholics live in our neighborhoods. Maybe they are waiting to be invited in. Here’s what we hope to do this...

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CONFIRMATION CLASSES

Posted on December 08, 2017 in: Cluster News

CONFIRMATION CLASSES Sunday from 6-8pm Class will be on December 17th 

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Religious Education

Posted on December 08, 2017 in: Cluster News

CCD CLASSES K-7 Sunday December 10th After 10am Mass. Next class Dec. 17th Play practice is from 12:00 to 1:00. 

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This year, Christmas Day falls on a Monday, and its vigil, Christmas Eve, takes place on Sunday evening. The day before Christmas, the Fourth Sunday of Advent begins with its own vigil Mass on Saturday evening, but ends with the vigil Mass of Christmas at 4 p.m. on Dec. 24th. Be sure to come to Mass...

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Our Cluster of Parishes will hold its Advent Penance Service on Monday, December 11 The Vigil of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Mary Church at 6 p.m. Confessors will be available for individual confessions following a communal service. Is there a better, brighter time to turn back to the Lord Jesus, M...

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Tuesday, December 12 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe In Mexico, Mary did what Spanish preachers, soldiers, and overlords could not do. She taught the Mexican people that they were loved by God and His Son, Jesus Christ. At the same time, she taught the Spaniards that the native people were childr...

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This Advent, We Honor Our Blessed Mother Friday, December 8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary At Lourdes, young Bernadette asked the beautiful lady her name. She responded, “I am the Immaculate Conception”. At least, that is what St. Bernadette reported. She did not ...

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Collection for Puerto Rico

Posted on November 17, 2017 in: Cluster News

 Hurricanes, flooding, fires and earthquakes have affected many areas to our south and west, but nowhere has been devastated so dramatically and for so long a time as Puerto Rico. Most of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is still without electricity or running water. Commerce and employment has ...

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Young Adult Mass with the Bishop!

Posted on November 17, 2017 in: Cluster News

YOUNG ADULT MASS WITH BISHOP COTE On Sunday, December 3rd, St. Joseph’s in Willimantic is delighted to host Bishop Michael Cote for the 1st Annual Diocesan Mass & Reception for Young Adults. All Young Adults (ages 18 - 39, single and married) are invited and encouraged to attend! We en...

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Wine Wisdom & Why Night!

Posted on November 17, 2017 in: Cluster News

Wine, Wisdom and Why Night The Advent Edition Join us for an evening of questions and answers about our Faith! Ask questions about Advent Traditions as well as any other Faith Traditions you have always wondered about! A panel of experts ready to answer any questions include: · Bishop Mich...

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Pray for our Priests!

Posted on November 17, 2017 in: Cluster News

36th Annual Convocation For the Priests in the Diocese of Norwich The Annual Convocation for Priests will be held from December 4-6, 2017, at Gurney’s Newport Resort on Goat Island in Newport, RI. It will be a time for all priests to gather with their bishop for spiritual renewal, support, edu...

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Advent Reflection

Posted on November 17, 2017 in: Cluster News

Saturday, December 2nd, Sister Patricia Cook, RSM will share a reflection on: “Advent : Opening the Door to God’s Presence” at Saints Peter and Paul church hall from 9:30 to 12:00. If you are interested in going please call the office at 860-887-9857

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40 Days for Life

Posted on October 19, 2017 in: Cluster News

This year, The 40 Days for Life Campaign runs from Wednesday, Sept. 27th through Nov. 5th. It is hoped that you will join in prayer and fasting for life during these 40 days. Our Parish Cluster will take part in vigiling outside the Planned Parenthood facility (12 Case St., Norwich) on Tuesday, Octo...

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This Saturday, Oct. 28, delegates from parishes in our diocese with Spanish-speaking communities will meet in Norwich for a day-long Encuentro of Hispano/Latino Catholics. Hopes and concerns, strategies and plans will be gathered together for a New England Encuentro in the Spring and eventually the ...

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 On Sunday, November 5, 2017, at 10:15 a.m., Bishop Cote will celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick for all military personnel. The purpose of this celebration is to honor our service men and women as we recognize the many sacrifices made by the families and loved ones of our militar...

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 On Saturday, November 4th, beginning at 9:30 am, with opening prayer in St. Mary Church, 70 West Main St, Baltic, CT, our parish will host a video conference featuring the work of Fr. Robert Spitzer. Presentations will be in St. Joseph School Hall from 9:45 am to 2:00 pm. Topics will include E...

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LifeTeen is coming!

Posted on September 08, 2017 in: Cluster News

Our cluster will be embarking on a great adventure early next year! We will be introducing LifeTeen Youth Ministy!  Teens and Parents: Save the date, Sunday September 24 for a first look at Lifeteen. An information session will be held at St. Mary Church from 5 to 6 p.m. Other information...

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All law enforcement officers (federal, state, and municipal, active and retired) and their families are invited to the Twenty-seventh Annual Blue Mass and Reception, Sunday, September 24, 2017, in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, 10:15 a.m. All parishioners are cordially invited to attend this Mass. ...

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Our Mission Cooperative Sunday

Posted on August 28, 2017 in: Cluster News

On Sunday, September 2 and 3, we are glad to welcome members of  The Little Flower Provincial House in  Gorakhpur, India.  Missioners from the Little Flower Province will be speaking at all Masses, and a second collection will be taken up to support the important mission wor...

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40 Hours Devotion

Posted on August 26, 2017 in: Cluster News, St. Joseph

Sunday, September 17 will be a very special day of prayer at our Parish of St. Joseph. While we will not be engaged in the full traditional 40 hours of watching and praying before the Blessed Sacrament, we as a parish, will keep the final day of this devotion with Sunday Mass, prayer before the Bles...

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Come out to St Mary's on Central Ave in Norwich Sunday August 13th for a wonderful multicultural Mass at 10 a.m. After Mass we will come together to enjoy some delicious food as we have a breakfast social. Please feel free to bring a breakfast food to share! It's a great day to share in our...

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Golabki dinner is now scheduled for Saturday, September 23 from 4 pm – 6:30 pm at St. Joseph's on Cliff St!

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CT Catholic Men's Conference!

Posted on July 25, 2017 in: Cluster News

10th. Anniversary CT. Catholic Men's Conference. Our Theme is “.. YOU will be my witnesses.. ” ACTS 1:8 Get ready for a relaxed day. Experience the camaraderie of your fellow Catholic men. We have Adoration and Confession ALL DAY, and a Catholic Priest as musician and Tradition...

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DIOCESE OF NORWICH - SIX FLAGS CATHOLIC YOUTH AND FAMILY DAY Join the Diocese of Norwich at the Catholic Youth and Family Day at Six Flags New England on Tuesday, August 8th. The day includes free parking, Mass with Bishop Rozanski at 9:30am, Christian Music, buffet lunch, and admission to the pa...

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Job Openings

Posted on July 07, 2017 in: Cluster News, St. Joseph

Please spread the word St. Joseph's Church is now accepting applications for a part time secretary position. Please contact Fr. Bob St. Joseph School, Baltic has two positions opened: a first/ second grade teacher and teacher aide. For further info. Call Sister Mary Patrick, Principal 860 ...

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St. Joseph’s church is in need of kitchen volunteers for our Golabki dinner scheduled for Saturday, September 16 from 4 pm – 6:30 pm. Please call Kasia 860-608-3546 Volunteers are very much needed. If we don’t have at least 5 volunteers by July 21st we will have to reschedule this ...

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Come Young; Come Old An Invitation to Serve Christ and His Church at Mass Now that we’ve celebrated First Communions and Confirmations, we are calling young and old to consider serving the Church as altar servers, lectors, ministers of song and music, and Eucharistic Ministers. Younger ch...

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KofC Golf Tournament

Posted on May 31, 2017 in: Cluster News

 The Knights of Columbus are hosting a Charity Golf Tournament at Mohegan Sun Golf Club to benefit St Joseph's school in Baltic...It is not too late to sign up a foursome for the 2017 St. Joseph School Golf Tournament scheduled on Friday, June 30, 2017! If you know of someone who would enjo...

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Marriage Encounter Weekend

Posted on May 19, 2017 in: Cluster News

“I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly." Live your married lives “more abundantly” by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next WWME Weekends are Jul 7-9, 2017 in Manchester, CT and Nov 3-5, 2017 in Manchester, CT. For more...

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