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New Banners Adorn Xavier’s Dining Hall
The Xaverian values of humility, trust, compassion, simplicity and zeal are on display as part of a new set of banners that hang in Xavier High School’s dining hall.   The new banners, with words written in white on a black background, replace older blue felt banners. Also shown o...

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Outreach to Haiti: The Gifts of Christmas
For many of us, the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas has become a special time for us to reflect on the approaching birth of Christ and to thank God for His many gifts by allowing His love to shine through us to help others.   Faith, our most important gift, allows us to know G...

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Vocations Corner: A Seminarian Reflection
It’s hard to believe we have celebrated All Saints, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, and now find ourselves at Advent. Recently, three of our seminarians, Eric, Julian and Alex, received Admission to Candidacy. They did so on November 20th at Holy Mass. Each candidate petitions their bishop in w...

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Sacraments 101: Confirmation Makes Us Witnesses for the Lord
Imagine yourself in the middle of an ongoing war, the two sides battling back and forth to put themselves in a place of command over the other side. However, there is never a clear victor in the midst of the fighting. The war goes on and on without either side gaining dominance over the other. Now, ...

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What's New in the December Four County Catholic
The latest issue of the Four County Catholic is available now, and is filled cover to cover with news from within the Diocese of Norwich.   Christmas Observance News Get the latest information on Christmas Mass times, where the Masses will be broadcast, a Christmas prayer and refl...

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Pope Francis Proclaims Year of Saint Joseph
  A YEAR OF SAINT JOSEPH On this solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis has released an Apostolic Letter about Saint Joseph and has declared a “Year of St. Joseph” which will be observed from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021.  The letter, P...

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Christmas is a Time of Giving in Our Schools
Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. In Catholic elementary and high school, we decorated our classrooms, prepared for our Christmas pageant, and made Christmas cards for veterans and our elderly community. There was an air of love and joy among the students and teachers, which we still se...

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Bishop Cote Reflects on Love

Posted on December 09, 2020 in: FaithSparks, Advent

Bishop Cote Reflects on Love
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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CT Catholic Conference Responds to Efforts to Eliminate Hyde Amendment
Connecticut Catholic Conference Executive Director, Chris Healy, Releases Statement on Current Congressional Efforts to Eliminate the Hyde Amendment. This statement is in response to Congressional efforts, lead by Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D) and other pro-abortion advocates to elim...

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On Demand Viewing of Mass of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
While the Obligation to attend Mass in person has been dispensed by Bishop Cote due to the coronavirus, there are still ways to fulfill your obligation. Today's Noon Mass can be viewed all day.  Click Here for Additional Ways to Fulfill your Obligation.

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Calendar of Events

Posted on May 10, 2024 in: Events, Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events Sunday, May 19, June 16, July 21 Healing Mass & Healing Service Church of the Holy Family, Hebron 2 PM to 4 PM, the third Sunday of every month Fr. Ray Introvigne and Fr. Michael Phillippino. Music by: Joe D’Ambrose, Jayvee & Tina Mateo. “Remember- Jesus is the Healer!” For more information contact Andrea Hoisl at faithevents@norwichdiocese.net or 860-848-2237 ext. 203 Thursday, May 23  "Open Your Heart" Gala to benefit St. Vincent de Paul Middletown. Thursday, May 23, 2024, 5:30 to ...

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Why Mary is Our 'Perfect Mother'

Posted on May 09, 2024 in: Reflections

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Why Mary is Our 'Perfect Mother'
Mary is our heavenly mother and the month of May, dedicated to her, always provides us an opportunity to consider how much our Mama loves us and cares for us. Nowhere is her maternal protection over us more evident than in the numerous visits from heaven that she has made. Each apparition of Our Lady demonstrates that the Queen of the Universe loves us and will do all that she can to aid us and bring us to her Son. Many people know about the marvelous visit of Mary to Fatima, Portugal, in 1917, beginning in May and culminating in October with the great miracle of the ...

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Healing Mass Schedule for 2024

Posted on May 09, 2024 in: Events

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Healing Mass Schedule for 2024
Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. -Matthew 11:28 Come join us for a Healing Mass & Healing Service 2:00-3:00 pm 3:00-4:00 pm 2 PM the third Sunday of every month with Fr. Ray Introvigne and Fr. Michael Philippino All masses will be celebrated at the Church of the Holy Family 185 Church St, Hebron, CT, 06248 (RT 85) January 21 February 18 March 17 April 21 May 19 June 16 July 21 August 18 September 15 October 20 November 17 December 15 Music by Joe D’Ambrose, and Jayvee & ...

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Monthly Pro-Life Mass to be Held June 1

Posted on May 20, 2024 in: ProLife

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Monthly Pro-Life Mass to be Held June 1
The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, June 1 at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Rev. Raymond Introvigne at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Mass, the Rachel Rosary will be prayed at the Cathedral. A brunch in the Cathedral Hall will follow the Rosary this month.      

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The Most Reverend Christopher J. Coyne Formally Succeeds Archbishop Leonard P. Blair as Archbishop of Hartford
At 6 AM local time (noon in Rome) today, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Archbishop Leonard P. Blair upon reaching the retirement age of 75. At the same time, the Most Reverend Christopher J. Coyne immediately assumed office as sixth Archbishop and 14th Bishop of Hartford. A Mass to mark the inauguration of his ministry will be held on Sunday, May 5th at 11 AM, as the Archbishop takes possession of the Cathedral of St. Joseph, the mother church of the Archdiocese. Upon his succession as chief shepherd of the Archdiocese, Archbishop Coyne said, “After a ...

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The 2024 Annual Catholic Appeal: How to Help

Posted on May 01, 2024 in: ACA

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The 2024 Annual Catholic Appeal: How to Help
Together we can all be the loving hands and feet of Jesus Christ!   Thank you for your generosity! Gifts and pledges received: $1,752,541 Progress toward meeting our goal: 64.9% Parishioners who have donated: 10.63%  Please help the ACA reach our goal of $2.7 million!   Watch Bishop Cote's 2024 Annual Catholic Appeal Message:

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