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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 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. The wound in your heart may not yet have healed. Certainly what happened was and remains terribly wrong. But do not give in to discouragement and do not lose hope….The Father of mercies is ready to give you His forgiveness and His peace in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. ...

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Help Needed

Posted on January 15, 2021 in: General News

Help Needed
Then Linen Ministry needs your help! We are 5 volunteers looking for a 6th who share in caring for the Mass linens used at St. Thomas throughout the year. It is a small commitment of time, done at your convenience, and a valued service to our community. Please call Judy McChesney at 860-487-0750 for more information and/or to volunteer.

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Project Rachel Rosary

Posted on January 07, 2021 in: General News

Project Rachel Rosary
Please join the Office of Faith Events staff online the third Tuesday of each month as we pray the Project Rachel Rosary for an end to abortion and healing for those who have been involved in an abortion. The next Rosary will be Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Contact Liza Roach at lroach@norwichdiocese.net to receive a link for the Rosary.

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VIRTUAL YOUTH EXPLOSION

Posted on January 07, 2021 in: General News

VIRTUAL YOUTH EXPLOSION
The Diocese of Norwich invites Grades 6 12 to VIRTUAL YOUTH EXPLOSION. National singer, song writer, composer, and speaker John Angotti presents through lyric and witness how God is Forever Faithful. Youth Explosion is ONLINE Sunday, January 31st; 1pm 3pm. There is no cost. Please see your Catechetical Leader to register. Questions? Feel free to email Liza Roach at: lroach@norwichdiocese.net or call (860)848-2237 ex. 305. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

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Year of St. Joseph

Posted on January 07, 2021 in: General News

Year of St. Joseph
Pope Francis has declared this church year, “The Year of St. Joseph”. To commemorate The Year of St. Joseph, Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish will be offering a Consecration to St. Joseph opportunity to all parishioners that will unveil the wonders of St. Joseph. Deacon Kim will be using Rev. Donald Calloway’s book, The Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father. The 33Day Preparation opportunity will BEGIN on Monday, February 15 at 7:00 pm via Zoom, Subsequent WEEKLY MEETINGS will be held on WEDNESDAY at 7:00 pm via Zoom. The prepara...

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Blood Drive

Posted on December 30, 2020 in: General News

Blood Drive
Blood Drive at St. Mary Church Monday, January 11, 2021 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak. Go to redcross.org, put in the zip code 06238Coventry, then choose St. Mary and make your appointment today. Walkins will be accepted also. Donating blood is a safe process and people should not hesitate to give or receive blood. Right now, eligible and healthy donors are strongly urged to make an appointment to give soon.

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First Friday for January 1st, 2021

Posted on December 30, 2020 in: General News

First Friday for January 1st, 2021
Just a reminder that First Friday will be held in the church at St. Mary’s on Friday, January 1, 2021. Let’s start off 2021 with prayers, petitions and thanksgiving to God for a great New Year!

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Catholic Charities

Posted on December 17, 2020 in: General News

Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities are in need of Toys for Birth to 12 years old and gift cards for Teens. (If anyone will be giving gift cards to please leave them with Eileen or Joyce. There will be boxes at both churches to collect the toys in but please do not leave the gift cards in the boxes; hand them to Eileen at St. Mary or Joyce at St. Thomas. The Mission of Catholic Charities is to provide service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same. Any questions? Contact Susan Palmer at: ...

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