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Food Drive

Posted on May 07, 2020 in: General News

Food Drive
There will be a driveby nonperishable food drive, organized by the Knights of Columbus and the Pastoral Council, outside at St. Mary’s near the front doors on Saturday, 5/16, from 1:00 PM 3:00 PM. Similar to Palm Sunday, there will be volunteers outside in masks and gloves to remove the food from your vehicles. Please have all food in bags or boxes for quick removal. Please stay in your vehicles. Food donations will be delivered to Catholic Charities in Willimantic. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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First Friday Devotion

Posted on May 28, 2020 in: General News

First Friday Devotion
Join us in prayer on Friday, June 5, 2020, to celebrate First Friday Devotions. (Streamed only). In honor of this special day Father John will be celebrating a Holy Hour with Benediction at 3pm.To see it streamed, go to www.olqop.com and there will be a link to view it.

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Help Needed for Covent Soup Kitchen
Help is needed to pick up bread at Highland Park Market on Thursday mornings after 8:30 AM and deliver it to the Covenant Soup Kitchen on Valley Street in Willimantic. We have 2 volunteers so far, but would like more so we would only need to do this once a month. If you can help, or have any questions, please contact Rick Parr at: rick.parr@hotmail.com. Thank you.

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OLQOP Rosary and Novena

Posted on May 28, 2020 in: General News

OLQOP Rosary and Novena
Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish will be starting the Monday night Rosary and Novena beginning on Monday, 6/1 @ 7:00 pm.. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, the event will be held via Zoom technology. If you want to participate, please send an email to Rick Parr at: rick.parr@hotmail.com so he can send you a link via email 15 minutes before the Rosary starts. If you need help downloading Zoom, please indicate that in your email. The Novena prayers will also be sent to you via email and displayed on your screen after the Rosary.

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Knights of Columbus Second Food Drive
Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish will be conducting a second drive by food drive, organized by the Knights of Columbus and the Pastoral Council, outside at St. Mary’s near the front doors on Saturday, 6/13, from 1:00 PM 3:00 PM. Perishable food is acceptable as long as we don’t have to refrigerate it. Checks made out to Catholic Charities are also acceptable. Similar to Palm Sunday, there will be volunteers outside in masks and gloves to remove the food from your vehicles. Please have all food in bags or boxes for quick removal. Please stay in your vehicle...

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Beware of Phishing Emails and Texts
Please beware of any emails or text messages you may receive purportedly from Fr. John, asking for a favor, or money, or such. Although the email or text may look like it is coming from Fr John, we can assure you it is not. It is a scam that is going around trying to fool people into sending money to con artists. If you do send money to them (or Apple gift cards, or Western Union Moneygrams) you will lose that money forever, (and Fr John will not get any of it.) 

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Prayers for Vocations

Posted on May 19, 2020 in: General News

Prayers for Vocations
God our Father, You made each of us to use of gifts in the Body of Christ. We ask that You inspire young people whom you call to priesthood and consecrated life to courageously follow Your will. Send workers into Your great harvest so that the Gospel is preached, the poor are served with love, the suffering are comforted, and Your people are strengthened by the sacraments. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Help Wanted

Posted on May 14, 2020 in: General News

Help Wanted
Director for Catholic ministry office for child and youth protection. administration, organization, management, training/teaching, and communication. Computer literacy required, including in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access. Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing. By May 22, 2020, send resume and cover letter with salary expectations to: SE Search Committee 201 Broadway Norwich, CT 06360 For more information about this position go to: https://www.norwichdiocese.org/Employment

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Office of Faith Events

Posted on May 14, 2020 in: General News

Office of Faith Events

While our offices are closed, the Office of Faith Events staff is working remotely from home continuing to produce resources to support you during this time of pandemic. If you are not on our e-mail distribution list and would like to receive materials from our Office, send your e-mail address to manicholas@norwichdiocese.net.

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2020 Annual Catholic Appeal Update
While we were not able to conduct our video/ in pew 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal, “One Faith, One Family” weekend, we are still very much in need of your support. Please go to our website, www.norwichdiocesedevelopment.org to watch our video to see some of our ministries’ good works. You may also make your gift/pledge online on our website as well. If you have not returned your ACA envelope, please do so at your earliest convenience. Now, more than ever, our diocesan ministries need your help to support those of our brothers and sisters who are suffering...

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Join the Father Michael J. McGivney Guild
Did you know that there is a CT parish priest currently going through the process of canonization (to become a Saint)? The Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney is a Connecticut native who served parishes in New Haven and Thomaston in the late 1800s. Did you also know that you could help this process? You could do two things: Pray the Prayer for the Canonization of Fr McGivney and report any favors granted (see pray below). Join the Father Michael J. McGivney Guild. There is no cost and you will receive a periodic newsletter in the mail communicating progress on Father...

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Steubenville Cancelled

Posted on May 07, 2020 in: General News

Steubenville Cancelled
Dear Life Teen Leaders, Over the past several weeks, we have monitored the COVID19 pandemic very closely to fully understand how it might impact our Life Teen hosted Steubenville Conferences scheduled for Summer 2020. Because of several factors including the safety of teens, government regulations, college campus closures and diocesan guidelines, we have made the incredibly difficult decision to cancel our six Life Teen hosted Steubenville Conferences for the Summer of 2020. Life Teen Steubenville Conferences Being Cancelled Steubenville Lone Star June 1921, Irving...

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Conscious Grieving

Posted on May 07, 2020 in: General News

Conscious Grieving
Cultivating Hope in the Land of Loss As global losses mount, our personal losses can become “disenfranchised.” Our hearts may struggle to navigate the pervasive presence of loss around us. On May 23rd, 2020, Mercy by the Sea Retreat and Conference Center in Madison, CT presents a live, online gathering to explore and express our experiences of loss and grief, including those related to Covid19. Lisa Irish, MEd, MA, BCC will host a time of reflection and sharing, as she draws from her experience in bereavement chaplaincy and spiritual direction. This progra...

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We are called to live the Mission

Blessed Sacrament Parish invites area Catholics to join us for part 2 of our mission. Part 2 - Spirituality with Sister Patricia Cook, RSM. Monday, May 18th at 7pm.

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Knights of Columbus Events Canceled
The Mother’s Day rose sale scheduled for the weekend of 5/9 and 5/10 has been cancelled. We are also cancelling the Yankee Pot Roast Dinner scheduled for Saturday, 5/16. The monthly meeting on Thursday, 5/21 will most likely be by computer using Zoom technology. Rick Parr

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