Lent

Make this a Holy Week to Remember
"While it is true that we are not physically present to one another it is also true that we are not apart. For the church through God‘s grace and power will accomplish among us what God has always done – He remains with us. The moment we face is no greater than God‘s grace." Bishop Michael R. Cote Excerpted from his Chrism Mass Homily. While our participation is from our individual homes, know that we are all together as One Family, One Faith. Below are the churches that are streaming Masses and Services for the next 4 da...

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Bishop Cote Shares a Timely Palm Sunday Homily
This morning, April 5th, the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote celebrated Palm Sunday Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick. He could be heard on radio station WICH 1310 AM and viewed via live stream on the diocesan website-NorwichDiocese.org.   In case you weren't one of the people who watched it live or viewed the replay, below is Bishop Cote's first homily since the suspension of public Masses last month. Except for a few clergy, musicians and tech crew for the live stream, the cathedral was empty. ...

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Stations of the Cross from the Cathedral of Saint Patrick
The Stations of the Cross began as the practice of pious pilgrims to Jerusalem who would retrace the final journey of Jesus Christ to Calvary. Later, for the many who wanted to pass along the same route, but could not make the trip to Jerusalem, a practice developed that eventually took the form of the fourteen stations currently found in almost every church.  The object of the stations is to help the Christian faithful make a spiritual pilgrimage through contemplation of the Passion of Christ. The Stations of the Cross, Cathedral of Saint Pa...

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Holy Week Masses from the Cathedral of St. Patrick
Holy Week Masses from the Cathedral of Saint Patrick The Cathedral will be CLOSED to the public during these liturgical celebrations. Masses will be livestreamed on the Diocesan Website - NorwichDiocese.org/Masses.Sunday Masses can also be heard on radio station WICH 1310 AM   Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord April 5th, 9AM   The Chrism Mass April 7th, 10:30AM   Holy Thursday Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper April 9th, 7PM   Good Friday The Passion of the Lord April 10th, 3PM   Holy Satur...

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Lenten Video and Reflection- Week 6
Here is a Video and a Reflection to help you on your journey this Lent. For more video's reflections, and resources visit NorwichDiocese.org/Lent Lenten Reflection: Week Six “Own It: Almsgiving” Alms (/ɑːmz/,) or almsgiving involves giving to others as an act of virtue, either materially or in the sense of providing capabilities free. Jesus talked about almsgiving as an important part of Christian life: "when you give alms, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they...

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The Cross is Our Hope: Pope Francis Gives Urbi et Orbi Blessing During Coronavirus
By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City (CNA) - On Friday, before an empty and rain-covered St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis held Eucharistic adoration and gave an extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing, praying for the world during the coronavirus pandemic which has killed more than 25,000 people. The holy hour March 27 included a reading from the Gospel and a meditation by Pope Francis, who spoke about faith and trust in God during a time when people fear for their lives, as did the disciples when their boat was caught in a violent storm. “We have an anchor: by...

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Online Resources Abound for the Faithful
FCC News Desk The new restrictions on public gathering and the enforcement of social distancing rules have affected us all, but online tools are freely availalbe to help Catholics remain connected to their faith in myriad different ways.   The Diocese of Norwich and its Office of Communications have adjusted quickly to provide communicants with different, and sometimes new and unusual, means of celebrating their faith and staying informed during a rapidly-evolving situation.   Bishop Cote has announced the temporary suspension of all Masses until fu...

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Miraculous Crucifix Moved to St. Peter’s Square for Pope Francis' ‘Urbi et Orbi’ Blessing 
Vatican City, Mar 25, 2020 / 03:10 pm (CNA) - The miraculous crucifix at which Pope Francis prayed Sunday for an end to the coronavirus has been taken down from its altar and transported to St. Peter's Square, so it can be present on Friday during the pontiff's benediction "Urbi et Orbi." The crucifix was removed from the Church of San Marcello al Corso by Vatican personnel Wednesday evening, and is expected to be installed temporarily at St. Peter’s Square on Thursday, according to Vatican journalist Francesco Antonio Grana. The crucifix ...

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Lenten Video and Reflection- Week 5
Here is a Video and a Reflection to help you on your journey this Lent. For more video's reflections, and resources visit NorwichDiocese.org/Lent Lenten Reflection: Week Five “Own It: Prayer” Prayer is having a conversation with God, as well as developing a personal relationship with Him. Through our prayers, God helps us to see the vision and plans he has for us personally.   With that in mind, we all need to set aside time to align ourselves with God’s plan for each one of us.  We cannot expect to know Go...

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Lenten Video and Reflection: Week 4
Here is a Video and a Reflection to help you on your journey this Lent.. For more video's reflections, and resources visit NorwichDiocese.org/Lent Lenten Reflection: Week Four “Own It: Service” “You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.” (Galatians 5:13) We cannot call ourselves Christians if we do not try to live out the commandment given to us by Jesus himself, to love one another, each and every day of our lives. ...

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