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Celebrating A Century of Providing Help and Creating Hope!

Posted on August 02, 2021 in: Upcoming Events

Celebrating A Century of Providing Help and Creating Hope!

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year.  We can trace our beginnings to a meeting of the New London branch of the Connecticut Council of Catholic Women in May 1921.  The following month, the Diocesan Bureau of Social Services was formally organized.  Other Diocesan Bureaus of Social Services were opened in Norwich, Middletown, and Willimantic.  Then, in 1953, with the establishment of the Diocese of Norwich, all the Bureaus came under the authority of the Bishop of Norwich. 

This year, as we celebrate our 100th Anniversary, Catholic Charities still continue to serve those in need in Middlesex, New London, Tolland, and Windham counties.  We provide a number of services to not only fulfill the immediate needs of our clients such as food, clothing, and Infant and toddler needs, but also provide Rental and Utility Assistance, Pregnancy Support, Job Readiness, SNAP Assistance, Adoption Research, and Financial and Budgeting Education.

Join us in celebrating this amazing milestone on October 30th, 2021.  We will begin our family celebration with a Mass at 4:30 p.m. at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in New London, followed by an evening of food, fun, and all the great attractions at Mystic Aquarium at 6:00 p.m. 

Tickets are $100 for adults and $35 for children 12 and under.  Family packages are also available for two adults and two children for $250.  Tickets prices include admission to the Aquarium. All proceeds from this event will help us continue our mission of Providing Help & Creating Hope!

Tickets can be purchased with a check or money order payable to
Catholic Charities, 331 Main St. Norwich, CT  06360 Attn: Susan Connelly.
To purchase tickets by credit card, call Susan Connelly at 860-889-8346 ext. 264.


For more celebration information, please email sallyvelcofsky@ccfsn.org or call  203-556-0115.


Catholic Charities
Diocese of Norwich

331 Main Street
Norwich, CT 06360