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We Can Use Your Help

Posted on November 12, 2019 in: News

We Can Use Your Help
  Dear Faithful Readers . . .  Once a year we appeal to your generosity to help defray the production costs of our print, online, and email newsletter editions of the Four County Catholic.  Thank you in advance for responding to our annual appeal. We are grateful for your gener...

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Advent: A Time for Patient Waiting, Not Holiday Rushing
By Liza Roach Christmas is right around the corner. Do you feel like I do – behind already?  You have to make sure the house is decorated, the crèche is out for all to see, the Christmas tree is up in all its glory, the wreath on the door looks festive and inviting, and let’s not...

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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Posted on November 10, 2019 in: Events

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a common religious experience involving children and adults in which the religious values of childhood, primarily those values of contemplation and enjoyment of God, are predominant. This experience is shared in a place particularly prepared for the religious...

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New England Bishops Describe Ad Limina Meeting with Pope
Bishop Cote, (on the right of the photo) along with other New England Bishops, met with Pope Francis in the papal library. The two-hour meeting took place on November 7th as part of the “ad limina” visits to the Vatican to pray at the tombs of the apostles and report on the status of the...

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Saint Joseph School Greets Holiday Shoppers, Serves Breakfast
FCC News Desk St. Joseph School in North Grosvenordale recently held its inaugural Holiday Shopping Event in conjunction with a morning breakfast on Sunday, November 3. Altogether, there were 24 local vendors that attracted numerous breakfast patrons for a head start on the holiday shop...

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Bishop Cote in Rome to Meet with Pope Francis
Bishop Michael R. Cote, along with other bishops from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont began their “ad limina” visits with Pope Francis and Vatican officials November 4, 2019. An “ad limina apostolorum” visit is a papal meetin...

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Cardinal O’Malley to U.S. Bishops: Ask for Grace at St. Peter’s Tomb
By Courtney Mares Vatican City (CNA) - In St. Peter’s Basilica Thursday, Cardinal Sean O’Malley asked American bishops to pray for the grace to make a profession of faith, hope, and love at the tomb of St. Peter before meeting with Pope Francis. Cardinal O’Malley, the ar...

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Service and Sacrifice:  Red, White and Blue Mass Honors Armed Forces
By Ryan Blessing Photos by Annette Hanrahan Men and women in uniform, from battle-tested veterans with decades of service to new cadets in the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and ROTC programs, lined the pews at the Cathedral of St. Patrick during the 28th annual Red, White and Blue Mass on Sunday, Nov...

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CCC Releases 12th Annual State of Abortion in Connecticut Report
Executive Summary 12th Annual State of Abortion Report   The Connecticut Catholic Conference continues to monitor the issue of abortion in Connecticut with the publication of its 12th annual The State of Abortion in Connecticut report. Throughout the years, this report has provided a conc...

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The Return- We Humbly Honor Our Veterans

Posted on November 06, 2019 in: News

The Return- We Humbly Honor Our Veterans
The Return “The Return,” an emotional depiction of a World War I soldier kneeling before a crucifix inside the Church of the Holy Innocents on West 37th and Broadway in lower Manhattan built in 1866. Both the crucifix and the church are still in place today. God of peace, we pray f...

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More Employment Opportunities in Education
It's that time of year - back to school for teachers and support staff. There are a few positions that have not been filled - See the link below.     There are a number of schools in the diocese that are looking for teachers and administrators.    Openings are posted weekly. NorwichDiocese.org/Employment.   Bookmark the site and check back often.   Please share with educators that you know.

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Twenty Years on from 9/11, How a NYC Firefighter Became a Catholic Priest
It’s been 20 years since the attacks of September 11, the most devastating terrorist attack in recorded history. If you were old enough, it’s likely you remember exactly where you were when you first learned of the attacks. Maybe you watched them, in real time, on the news. Maybe you learned about them from your parents when they picked you up from school that day. Tom Colucci was a lieutenant in the NYC Fire Department, and one of the first responders that fateful day. This week on CNA Newsroom, Tom shares his memories of September 11th. He says the witness ...

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Catholic Men's Conference to Host Speakers, Activities for Spiritual Growth
  2021 CT Catholic Men's Conference  -  get your tickets today Calling all men of the diocese! It’s time to step up and join us for the 14th Annual Connecticut Catholic Men’s Conference. This year is going to be our best year ever! We have lined up some great speakers and some great activities to help you grow spiritually as men. This is an opportunity to share your faith with Catholic men from all over Connecticut, experience powerful worship, go to Confession, and have an all-around great time! The ticket price is $45 and in...

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Reflecting on Summer Assignments

Posted on September 07, 2021 in: Vocations

Reflecting on Summer Assignments
An integral part of a seminarian’s priestly formation is his summer assignment. Each summer, upon returning home from the seminary, our seminarians are assigned to different parishes in the Diocese for eight weeks of pastoral work and experience. This time in the parish is important for them. It serves to assist them in developing pastoral competency, it teaches them about pastoral leadership, and it provides them with opportunities for collaboration with others. Most of all, it helps them become true shepherds after the heart and example of Jesus Christ. Just befo...

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Faith Sparks: Welcome Back…Love, God
“Welcome back” is a common, familiar phrase we use in our daily lives all the time. We welcome people back from vacation, sick leave, summer break, holidays – the list goes on and on. It’s an innocent salutation that makes us feel like we were missed. However, in 2021, this simple phrase has taken on a whole new meaning for all of us. We are welcoming people back to work, to shopping, to restaurants, and to normal life activities after a year and a half of unprecedented sickness, death, quarantine and gathering restrictions. “Welcome back&rdquo...

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Vigil Mass September 21 to Mark Start of 40 Days for Life Campaign
  The Norwich 40 Days-For-Life Campaign will begin with a Vigil Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Tuesday, September 21, at 7 PM. Bishop Michael R. Cote will be the principal celebrant and Fr. Michael Bovino will be the homilist. This year, The 40 Days for Life Campaign runs from Wednesday, Sept. 22nd through Oct. 31st. Please join-in with your fellow parishioners by praying, fasting, and signing-up to participate in the peaceful prayer vigil held outside the planned parenthood facility at 12 Case St. in Norwich. For more information, go to https://www....

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