Official Approved Notice from U.S. Bankruptcy Court

for the District of Connecticut


Sexual Abuse and General Claims in

The Roman Catholic Diocese of

Norwich, Connecticut Bankruptcy

The Norwich Roman Catholic Diocesan Corporation, a/k/a the Roman Catholic Diocese of

Norwich (“Diocese” or “Debtor”) has filed bankruptcy in order to restructure its nonprofit

organization. Please read this notice carefully as it may impact your rights against the

Diocese and provides information about the case, In re The Norwich Roman Catholic

Diocesan Corporation (Bankr. D. Conn.). This notice is a short summary.


Who Should File a Sexual Abuse Claim?

Anyone who was sexually abused, on or before July 15, 2021, and believes the Diocese

may be responsible for the sexual abuse must file a claim. This includes sexual abuse in

connection with any entity or activity associated with the Diocese. Sexual Abuse Claims

include but are not limited to: sexual misconduct, touching, inappropriate contact, or sexual

comments about a person or other behaviors that led to abuse, and regardless of whether you

thought the behavior was sexual abuse or not.


When Should I File a Sexual Abuse Claim?

Regardless of how old you are today or when

the sexual abuse occurred, you need to file your

claim so that it is received by 5 p.m. (prevailing

Eastern Time) on March 15, 2022.


If you do not file a timely Sexual Abuse Claim, you may lose rights against the Diocese and

against Diocese Related Entities, including any right to compensation.

Your information will be kept private. For a list of names of clergy that have been identified

in connection with sexual abuse claims, go to

Accused-Clergy. For more information on the bankruptcy case, go to https://dm.epiq11.

com/case/rcdn or call 1-855-654-0902.

The Sexual Abuse Bar Date of March 15, 2022 is not subject to further extension, even if

there is a change in the applicable statute of limitations. You should consider submitting a

proof of claim even if you believe your claim may be subject to an affirmative defense such

as a statute of limitations.


When Should I File a General Bar Date Claim?

If you have a non-sexual abuse claim, you will need to file so that it is received by

5 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time) on March 15, 2022. More information is available at


ACT NOW Before Time Runs Out:

You can download and file a claim at the website or call the toll-free number listed below

for help on how to file a claim by mail.

File a Proof of Claim. Have questions?

Call or visit the website

for more information.

If your claim is approved,

you may receive compensation

from the bankruptcy. 1-855-654-0902



Welcome to our new parish website!

Guardian Angels Parish was established on July 1, 2021 and is the culmination of many years of preparation.  

Guardian Angels Parish was established through the combining of the Former Parishes of St. Andrew in Colchester, CT and St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Lebanon, CT

We are happy to welcome parishioners from these former parishes as we unite to form one vibrant family of faith.  

Come pray with us and become a member of our new family.  

                      Fr. Mark Masnicki, Pastor