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Entries for December 2020

'Tis the Season to be Grateful
The act of reaching out and asking for a helping hand is difficult for many people to do. Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich is here to help those who are in crisis and need assistance. The only way we are able to keep helping others is because of our supporters. We would not be in the position ...

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Norwich, Catholic
Author, Speaker Addresses Virtual Women’s Conference
Throughout the Bible one can find stories of women who considered themselves failures, were disillusioned, suffered physical and emotional wounds, and felt abandoned and broken by the circumstances life had inflicted on them. Even so, their stories have a message for women today, says author and tel...

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Norwich, Catholic
Mercy Math Club Seeks to Extend First Place Streak
Mercy High School continues its unblemished track record with a string of three first-place finishes in the competitive Middlesex County Math League, which includes teams representing 11 high schools from throughout the county. Mercy has been the only all-girls team to participate in the Middlese...

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Norwich, Catholic
Superintendent's Letter: Advent is An Important Time in Our Schools
My Dear Friends, December is a very special month for all of us. It is certainly about Christmas, but for all of us it is also about Advent. Advent is the time to remember and prepare for the real meaning of Christmas and the coming of Jesus into the world. This is an important educational opp...

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Norwich, Catholic
Mercy Students Earn AP Scholar Awards  
Sixty students at Mercy High School earned Advanced Placement Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams for the 2019-20 school year. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to ta...

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Norwich, Catholic
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 sha...

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Bishop Cote's Christmas Message for 2020
December 2020 Four County Catholic Christmas Message 2020 “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; Upon those who lived in a land of gloom a light has shone” Isaiah 9:1 My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, These words of the prophet Isaiah, taken fr...

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Bishop, Norwich, Catholic
December Holy Hour- Important Change in Time and Venue
The Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations will be Virtual this month with a time change due to the storm. See Note from Fr. Greg Galvin, Director of Vocations for the details. Due to the storm beginning Wednesday night into Thursday afternoon, the Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations which was due to ...

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A Thank You to Our Volunteers
A very BIG Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who made hundreds of prayer squares and many prayer shawls for the Square and a Prayer Ministry.   Through your hard work, love, and prayers you have touched the hearts and hands of so many in need of hope.

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Catholic, Prayer, giving, COVID-19

Bishop Cote Reflects on Peace

Posted on December 16, 2020 in: FaithSparks, Advent

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 sha...

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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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