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Outreach to Haiti: 'We Belong To Each Other…'
Haiti has seen more than its share of strife: earthquakes, hurricanes, epidemics, and violent civil unrest. In all my visits to Haiti I have never had a Haitian say to me, “Why us? What did we do to deserve this?” I believe this is due to Haitians having a deep reservoir of hope thanks t...

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Norwich, Catholic, Outreach, haiti
Faith Sparks: Positive Aspects of Technology Can Enhance Spirituality
As a young child, I remember my grandfather having a truck with two gas caps on it. I always wondered why this was so. Did the truck need a second fluid to run, was there something about the truck that made it special, or did it just need extra gas to function?  Puzzled after investigating this...

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New England Faith Forum 2020 Goes Virtual
To register, go to https://NEFaithForum2020.eventbrite.com   The 2020 New England Faith Forum has changed to become a virtual event, featuring presentations throughout the year starting on August 18. The first takes place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. om August 18. There is no cost...

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Prayer, faith, COVID-19
Cargill Knights of Columbus Council 64 Celebrates 128 Years of Service
Although much has changed in northeastern Connecticut since 1892, Putnam’s Cargill Council 64, Knights of Columbus, remains a force for good in the community. That was recognized on Sunday morning, July 26, when council members celebrated a Roman Catholic Mass to commemorate the council’...

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Norwich, Catholic
Bishop Blesses Local Fishermen And Their Boats
The tradition of the annual Blessing of the Fleet in Stonington continued this year, albeit with a much smaller crowd and scaled-back ceremonies. The blessing remembers local fishermen who have died at sea and honors the vessels -- along with their captains, owners, crews and families -- that wil...

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Norwich, fishing, fleet, bishop, Catholic
Hope & Faith Video - National Catholic Partnership on Disability Statement on Racism
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 17 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, listen to the statement on racism from the National Catholic Partnership on Disability. ...

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Norwich, Catholic, Hope, Faith, video
A Notice About the New School Year
We at the Diocese of Norwich School Office hope you are enjoying your summer. The diocese has made the decision to open schools for the 2020/2021 school year. The decision was made taking into consideration current information and guidance given to us by the Connecticut State Department of Education...

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Norwich, Catholic, schools
Thank You to Catholic Charities 15th Annual Golf Tournament Sponsors!
Catholic Charities would like to express our thankfulness to ShopRite of Norwich & New London, Conway, Londregan, Sheehan & Monaco, P.C., Attorneys at Law, and RAD Computing for their sponsorship of our 15th Annual Golf Tournament to be held September 16th! Catholic Charities Golf Tournam...

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Memory Page Established to Support Grieving Families
  In this time of social distancing due to Covid-19, the Diocese of Norwich Office of Faith Events seeks to support grieving families whose loved ones have died by including the names of their deceased loved ones on a Memory Page Click Here on the Diocese of Norwich Website. ...

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Pope's Homilies During Lockdown Are Published in a New Book
By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City (CNA) - A print book which includes Pope Francis’ homilies during the coronavirus lockdown in Italy has been published by the Vatican. “Strong in the Face of Tribulation: The Church in Communion – A Sure Support in Time of Trial,” collec...

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Catholic, Pope, Francis
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Rest in Peace- Deacon Michael L. Puscas

Posted on November 10, 2021 in: News

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Rest in Peace- Deacon Michael L. Puscas
Deacon Michael L. Puscas, a Permanent Deacon of the Diocese of Norwich assigned to the Guardian Angels Parish in Colchester and Lebanon and the Director of Permanent Deacon Personnel for the Diocese of Norwich died on Sunday, November 7, 2021.   A wake will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2021, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Guardian Angels Parish-Saint Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Avenue, Colchester, Connecticut.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Guardian Angels Parish-Saint Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Avenue, Colchester, Connecticut, on Friday, November 12,...

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Your Guide to Church Bazaars and Holiday Craft Fairs
Use the Handy List Below to See Where All the Best Church Bazaars and Craft Fairs are Being Held Throughout the Diocese. You Can Also Add Events to Your Google Calendar from Ours.        Friday, November 19, 5 PM –– 7 PM Saturday, November 20, 9 AM –– 3 PM St. Peter Church Fair  30 St. Peter Lane, Higganum Our Christmas Fair is Back!!!  Visa Card Raffle - top prize $2500 gift card. Basket Raffle with 22 baskets for men, women, and children.  Holiday Decorations include wreaths and ot...

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Send in Your Nativity Scene Photos

Posted on November 25, 2021 in: News, Advent

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Send in Your Nativity Scene Photos
FCC News Desk In 2019, Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter, Admirabile signum, on the meaning and importance of nativity scenes, calling for this “wonderful sign” to be more widely displayed in family homes and public places throughout the world. For the last two years, in response, we asked parishioners, ministries, offices, churches, and schools to send us a picture of the nativity scene on display at their location. The response to this request was tremendous. Once again, we are asking for pictures of your creche. The photos will ...

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Seeking Applicants for the Our Lady Queen of Hope Award
The Our Lady Queen of Hope Award: Honoring Dedicated Women in Our Diocese This coming Spring, during the 2022 Virtual Women’s Conference,  the Norwich Diocesan Women’s Conference Committee will vote on and name the recipient of the second annual Our Lady Queen of Hope Award.   The Our Lady Queen of Hope award was created to honor a woman in the diocese for her vision and leadership in the Catholic Church.  Candidates display strong faith, are committed to living out Catholic values, display leadership, display love, and service, have be...

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Bishop's Column: Lord of Love

Posted on November 24, 2021 in: Reflections

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Bishop's Column: Lord of Love
November 2021 Four County Catholic Lord of Love “They will fight with the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.” Revelation 17:14 My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, You can tell that it is Autumn in New England by the leaves on the ground, pumpkins on doorsteps, and the yard signs promoting candidates for the upcoming election. One sign in particular caught my eye –– “No matter who is elected, Christ is still King.” This i...

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Chapel Completed at New Saint Andrew Cemetery in Colchester
An old storage area has been transformed into a bright and inviting chapel at the New Saint Andrew Cemetery in Colchester. Guardian Angels Parish clergy, Pastor Fr. Marek Masnicki and Parochial Vicar Fr. Richard Breton, as well as a dozen other visitors, attended the short ceremony on Oct. 29. The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich, blessed the chapel with holy water.   "Let us ask the Lord, the all powerful Father, to continue to strengthen us and to thank Him earnestly for the completion of this holy project,"...

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