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Entries for November 2020

ACA Continues with the Help of Many ‘Grandpa Mahoneys’
Each November as we celebrate All Saints and then All Souls Day I, like many of you, think about who the Lord has taken home during the past year. While the pandemic has certainly caused many Americans unimaginable loss, I lost my father-in-law, Grandpa Mahoney, in early March, right before our area...

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Xavier Junior Kolb Now An Eagle Scout
Tristan Kolb of Madison started in Scouting when he was in kindergarten, joining the St. Mary Cub Scout Pack 428. The Xavier junior is now an Eagle Scout, the highest achievement one can attain from the Boy Scouts of America. He was awarded the distinction during a virtual Board of Review in Augu...

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A Busy Year for the Communications Ministry - Your Help is Needed
  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. This year is no exception. Please consider a donation to the Communication Ministry - Click Here ...

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Raffle Nov. 27 to Help Outreach to Haiti Efforts
Your support is needed now more than ever to help our brothers and sisters in Haiti with emergency food and nutritional supplements for malnourished children and expectant mothers, health care, education sponsorships, training, and start-ups for micro-businesses. Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Ha...

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Gratitude - Hope and Faith Video Series Week 32
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 32 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Marianne Nicholas from the Office of Faith Events, speaks about the virtue of Gratitude. ...

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A Message from Bishop Cote

Posted on November 08, 2020 in: News

A Message from Bishop Cote
MOST REVEREND MICHAEL R. COTE, D.D. November 3, 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,             One year ago, as part of our ongoing commitment to protect our children and young people, the Diocese of Norwich published a list of ...

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Retired Judge Michael E. Riley Leads Diocesan Accountability Investigation
Norwich - Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D, Bishop of Norwich, announced today that retired Connecticut Superior Court Judge Michael E. Riley, a member of the Internal Investigations and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice at Pullman & Comley, is leading a Clerical Sexual Abuse Accou...

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Vocations Corner: A Seminarian Reflection
I learned in early October that the seminary community at Mount St. Mary Seminary has been doing very well and they have no COVID infections. They have continued to social distance, wear masks and be very mindful of hygiene. Thank you, God, and our Blessed Mother, for keeping our seminarians all saf...

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Despite the Snow, 40 Days for Life Rosary Rally Outshines!
With late October snowflakes as big as golf balls, many prayer warriors came out in the cold to hear 40 Days For Life National Campaign Director Steve Karlen share his stories from campaigns across our country that had moms change their minds, do 180’s, and choose LIFE, while vigil participant...

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Sacraments 101: Form and Matter - Why They Are Important
Last month we began to describe the incredible gift that Baptism is, showing how Baptism both forgives us from sin and gives us new birth in the Holy Spirit.         But it’s also important to look closer at precisely what is required for the Sacramen...

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Virtual Rosary Prayed Live Online Every Tuesday in October
October is the month of the Most Holy Rosary so the Office of Faith Events has put together a simple program to do a Group Rosary Virtually on Every Tuesday at 3pm.  It is a great opportunity for children and youth to learn the Rosary as a Community Online!  The first week will kick off on Tuesday, October 5th at 3pm.  We will do the first mystery of the Rosary and then the next mystery the following week.  By the end of the month, we will complete the 4 mysteries. In honor of 40 Days for Life, we will be offering a special Project Rachel Rosa...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on September 27, 2021 in: News

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Clergy Appointments
The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D. D., Bishop of Norwich, has made the following clergy and diocesan appointments in the Diocese of Norwich   CLERGY APPOINTMENTS Reverend Francis Gilbert, from Parochial Vicar, The St. John Paul II Parish-Moodus and East Hampton, to Parochial Vicar, Divine Mercy Parish-Uncasville, Oakdale, and Quaker Hill. Effective: September 27, 2021. Rev. Msgr. Leszek T. Janik, from Vicar General for the Diocese of Norwich and Pastor, Sacred Heart Church, Norwichtown, to Vicar General for the Diocese of Norwich, Pastor, Sacred Hea...

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Willimantic Shelter in Need of Executive Director

Posted on September 30, 2021 in: News

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Willimantic Shelter in Need of Executive Director
The Sisters of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church seek a full-time Executive Director for Holy Family Home and Shelter in Willimantic CT, Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity, this 26-bed not-for-profit facility is funded by HUD, FEMA, and other grantors. "The successful applicant will be a powerful voice for the homeless, committed to faithful stewardship while developing community among a diverse population", Mother Marie Julie, SCMC said. "They must possess skills necessary for effective leadership and government grant writing."&...

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Couples Attend Special Mass to Celebrate the Enduring Sacrament of Marriage
Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Robert Barron once said that, “in marriage we do not only administer the sacrament to each other, but we also become a sacrament.”  Loving husbands and wives married for 25, 50 and even 65 years joined hands with their spouse and renewed their sacramental commitment to each other before the Lord at the Diocese of Norwich Silver and Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, October 3. One of the four longest married couples at Sunday's Mass at the Cathedral of St. Patrick, ...

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Bishop's Column: Respect Life, Always

Posted on September 30, 2021 in: Reflections, ProLife

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Bishop's Column: Respect Life, Always
October 2021 Four County Catholic Respect Life, Always My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, October is Respect Life Month. The theme this year is Saint Joseph, Defender of Life. In this year of Saint Joseph, we recall how Joseph protected the infant Jesus and His mother Mary. In his apostolic letter, “With a Father’s Heart” our Holy Father, Pope Francis wrote, “God trusted Joseph, as did Mary, who found in him someone who would not only save her life but would always provide for her and her child.” Saint Joseph, through his devot...

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RSVP Today: Outreach to Haiti 35th Anniversary Celebration is November 8th
You are cordially invited to attend 35th Anniversary Celebration Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti Building a Legacy of Hope – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Monday, November 8, 2021 Mercy High School, Middletown, CT 5:30 Reception, Dinner, Silent Auction   Honorees: Most Reverend Bishop Michael R. Cote, D.D. Ellen Flynn, RSM Reverend Gerald Kirby Mr. Daniel O’Sullivan And our Inaugural Works of Mercy Award to The Padre Pio Foundation   Reservations $75 per person or $50 per religious RSVP by Octo...

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