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Lenten Resources  to Help You Prepare for Easter
During Lent, we prepare for the celebration of Christ’s resurrection through prayer and reflection. We contemplate the promised Second Coming of Jesus as Savior. And amid the flurry of preparations, we look for practical ways to observe the holiness of the season in our everyday lives. ...

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Catholic Charities to Celebrate 99 years of Service to the Community!
Catholic Charities is pleased to announce the celebration of our 99th Anniversary on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at the Mystic Yachting Center in Mystic, Connecticut.  The funds raised through the “Hope Anchors the Soul” Gala will allow Catholic Charities to carry out the mission of Pr...

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Witness to Steadfast Faith

Posted on February 18, 2020 in: News

Witness to Steadfast Faith
February 2020 Four County Catholic Witness to Steadfast Faith   My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, One of the many pleasures I have in being your bishop is witnessing the numerous acts of faith demonstrated throughout the diocese. As Christians, we are people of faith. It ...

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Vocations Corner

Posted on February 15, 2020 in: News, Vocations

Vocations Corner
Father Gregory Galvin, Director of Priestly Vocations During New Year’s week, more than 8,500 Catholic college students, Focus Missionaries, priests and religious from across the country and around the world gathered for a four-and-a-half-day national conference on the Catholic faith. It...

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POSTPONED:The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist
This event is Postponed UNTIL September as a precaution to halt the spread of the Coronavirus. The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist A Parish Mission A Pew poll that purported to show that a majority of U.S. Catholics do not believe church teaching about the real prese...

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Making Lent a Season to Welcome and Not Dread
The Lenten season in the Catholic Church is a time when we focus on fasting, sacrifice and prayer. The truth is that most people don’t look forward to doing so for 40 days. Giving up candy, screen time or your favorite celebratory beverage is really not something we ever desire or feel motivat...

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St. Vincent De Paul Place Gets Generous Donation
Saint Vincent De Paul Place in Norwich recently received a generous donation from ConnectiCare to support energy efficient upgrades to their facility. ConnectiCare presented a $4,234.43 donation to St. Vincent de Paul Place on Jan. 30 in collaboration with the Connecticut Neighborhood A...

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Sacred Heart Kindergarteners Learn About Giving
Giving Tree helps students fill backpacks for the less fortunate   How do you bring religion lessons to life for young children? This year for an Advent religion lesson on giving and sharing with children less fortunate, kindergarten teacher Trisha Fleury asked her class at Sacred Heart S...

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Pope Francis' Amazon Exhortation Calls for Holiness
By Courtney Mares Vatican City (CNA) - Pope Francis published his response to the Vatican’s 2019 Amazon synod in an apostolic exhortation Wednesday. Despite widespread speculation following the synod, the pope does not call for married priests, but seeks to expand "horizons b...

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Amber Grace Smith’s Lasting Gift
Few of us know the pain of losing a child. As a parent of three, I cannot imagine having to send one of them home to be with God, yet I know that every year, thousands of parents fight through the pain of just that as childhood cancer claims another life. In all my life, I have never met a more fait...

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