Advent

Anticipating the Coming of Christ
This month’s Hope and Faith video series, sponsored by the Office of Faith Events, has a special guest speaker for the four weeks of Advent - The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote. His thought-provoking reflections will be a welcome addition to your Christmas preparation. Bishop Cote will share reflections on patience, love, peace, and anticipation.    The videos will be released every Wednesday throughout the month of December.  Week 4 Anticipation This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Bishop Cote of the Diocese of Norwich speaks ...

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Bishop Cote Reflects on Peace
This month’s Hope and Faith video series, sponsored by the Office of Faith Events, has a special guest speaker for the four weeks of Advent - The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote. His thought-provoking reflections will be a welcome addition to your Christmas preparation. Bishop Cote will share reflections on patience, love, peace, and anticipation.    The videos will be released every Wednesday throughout the month of December.  Week 3 Peace This week on the Hope and Faith Series, the Most Reverend Michael Cote, Bishop of Norwich,&n...

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Pope Francis Proclaims Year of Saint Joseph
  A YEAR OF SAINT JOSEPH On this solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis has released an Apostolic Letter about Saint Joseph and has declared a “Year of St. Joseph” which will be observed from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021.  The letter, Patris corde (“a Father’s heart”)  is released on the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of Saint Joseph as patron of the Universal Church. The Pope writes:  After Mary, the Mother of God, no saint is mentioned more frequently in...

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Bishop Cote Reflects on Love
This month’s Hope and Faith video series, sponsored by the Office of Faith Events, has a special guest speaker for the four weeks of Advent - The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote. His thought-provoking reflections will be a welcome addition to your Christmas preparation. Bishop Cote will share reflections on patience, love, peace, and anticipation.    The videos will be released every Wednesday throughout the month of December.  Second Week of Advent Love This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Bishop Michael Cote talks about love. ...

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Comfort from Our Lady of Guadalupe
When I was a high school student at St. Bernard School, I had the good fortune to travel on a school trip to Mexico where we visited the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. I remember feeling awestruck as I entered the building, reading the inscription above me, "¿No estoy yo aquí que soy tu madre?" ("Am I not here, I who am your mother?") I will never forget the amazement I felt when I beheld the tilma that Juan Diego unfolded to his bishop in 1531. As the story goes, Our Lady had presented herself to Juan Diego twice, asking him to go to his b...

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Send in Your Nativity Scene Photos to be Used in an Online Gallery
FCC News Desk Last Christmas season, Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter, Admirabile signum, on the meaning and importance of nativity scenes, calling for this “wonderful sign” to be more widely displayed in family homes and public places throughout the world. Last year, in response, we asked parishioners, ministries, offices, churches, and schools to send us a picture of the nativity scene on display at their location. The response to this request was tremendous. Once again, we are asking for pictures of your creche. The photos will...

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Bishop Cote Reflects on the Virtue of Patience
This month’s Hope and Faith video series, sponsored by the Office of Faith Events, has a special guest speaker for the four weeks of Advent - The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote. His thought provoking reflections will be a welcome addition to your Christmas preparation. Bishop Cote will share reflections on patience, love, peace, and anticipation.    The videos will be released every Wednesday throughout the month of December.  First Week of Advent Patience This week on the Hope and Faith Series, the Most Reverend Michael Cote, Bis...

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Advent Resources to Help You Prepare for Christmas
“Beloved, now is the acceptable time spoken of by the Spirit, the day of salvation, peace and reconciliation: the great season of Advent. This is the time eagerly awaited by the patriarchs and prophets, the time that holy Simeon rejoiced to see.” - St. Charles Borromeo During the four weeks of Advent, we prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth through prayer and reflection. We contemplate the First Coming of Jesus as Savior and anticipate His promised Second Coming. Amid the flurry of Christmas preparations, we look for practical w...

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First Sunday of Advent-Patience
Patience --An ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay; quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care.                                          As we begin the first week of Advent we focus our attention on the virtue of patience. A virtue that we see displayed in sacred scripture as we read about men and women, just like ourselves, patiently (or impatiently)waiting for God’s direct response in their lives. &nbs...

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Christmas Commercialism Clouds Advent's Patient Waiting
Advent dawns upon us and once again we begin our journey of patient waiting for the arrival of Christmas – which can be a special challenge and struggle for children and young people, but also for adults. The culture decorates for Christmas even before Halloween is over. The Hallmark Channel began showing Christmas movies with its countdown to Christmas on October 24. Holiday displays and advertisements for toys began circulating at the same time, and the Amazon toy catalog came in my mailbox in mid-October! This year, Santa is showing up in our homes for virtua...

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Advent Videos

Week 4

Anticipation

This week on Hope and Faith Series, Bishop Cote of the Diocese of Norwich speaks about the Anticipation of the coming of Christ at Christmas.

Week 3

Peace

This week on the Hope and Faith Series, the Most Reverend Michael Cote, Bishop of Norwich, speaks about the Advent peace.

Bookmark and visit NorwichDiocese.org/Advent for additional resources this Advent season.

Week 2

Love

This week on the Hope and Faith Series, the Most Reverend Michael Cote, Bishop of Norwich, speaks about the Advent theme of love.

Week 1

Patience

This week on the Hope and Faith Series, the Most Reverend Michael Cote, Bishop of Norwich, speaks about the Advent theme of patience.

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