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 https://www.norwichdiocese.org/Find/
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.
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