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Entries for September 2020

11th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner Postponed
The 11th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner has been postponed until November 7, 2021 due to pandemic restrictions. The Honorees which were announced in June are Andrea D. Hoisl, Very Reverend Dennis M. Perkins, and Fredric S. Smith. For more information please call Gina Foster gfoster@norwichdioc...

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ACA “One Faith, One Family” Working Hard to Help
While we face uncertainty in some aspects of our lives, all of us can take strength and hope from our faith. We believe that God is always with us and will never forsake us. We can also find great comfort in knowing we are all in this together, each of us helping our family, friends and neighbors as...

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Coming Up: World Day for Migrants and Refugees: It’s About All of Us
“We lived in fear. We never knew when the gangs would decide it was our turn for them to take my daughter. One night they came looking for her. She was not home. They said they would return. They said they would kill me if I tried to hide her. That’s when I decided I had to take her and ...

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A Year of Service- Walking with Moms in Need
Heeding the call of Saint John Paul II to build a culture of life, our diocese, in union with an initiative from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, is partaking in a year of service titled “Walking with Moms in Need”. The purpose of this year of service is to increase the ...

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Day 9 Laudato Si from the Ninigret Conservation Area
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 23 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Marianne Nicholas, Administrative Assistant for the Office of Faith Events reflects on Laudato Si...

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Superintendent's Desk: We're Blessed to Be Able to Re-open Schools
My Dear Friends, The principals, head masters, deans, teachers and staff at all of the schools in the Diocese of Norwich are so excited and feel blessed to be able to re-open all the schools and deliver direct instruction to their students. The schools along with their committees have done a r...

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Catholic Charities SNAP Enrollment Services
Catholic Charities SNAP Enrollment Services Catholic Charities can assist you with food stamp application and determination.  Please call any of our locations to make an appointment. Norwich 860-889-8346, New London 860-443-5328, Middletown 860-346-0060, and Willimantic 860-423-7065. &...

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The Rite of Religious Profession

Posted on September 05, 2020 in: Vocations

The Rite of Religious Profession
"Do not forget that when the Lord calls, He also provides the necessary strength and grace to answer His call." -- Pope Saint John Paul II     On August 19, the chapel at Holy Family Motherhouse in Baltic was the place of this wondrous moment for two young women inv...

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Bishop's Column: Fortified With a Refreshed Understanding
September 2020 Four County Catholic Fortified With a Refreshed Understanding   My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, September marks the start of another school year. Since the beginning of this pandemic I have witnessed the unwavering dedication of our faculty and staff membe...

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USCCB Labor Day 2020 Statement: Rebuilding a Dignified Post-COVID World
"Behold, I make all things new" (Rev. 21:5) Here are highlights of the Labor Day 2020 Statement written by the Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley Archbishop of Oklahoma City and Chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development for United States Conference of...

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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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