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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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Twenty Years on from 9/11, How a NYC Firefighter Became a Catholic Priest
It’s been 20 years since the attacks of September 11, the most devastating terrorist attack in recorded history. If you were old enough, it’s likely you remember exactly where you were when you first learned of the attacks. Maybe you watched them, in real time, on the news. Maybe you learned about them from your parents when they picked you up from school that day. Tom Colucci was a lieutenant in the NYC Fire Department, and one of the first responders that fateful day. This week on CNA Newsroom, Tom shares his memories of September 11th. He says the witness ...

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Vigil Mass September 21 to Mark Start of 40 Days for Life Campaign
  The Norwich 40 Days-For-Life Campaign will begin with a Vigil Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Tuesday, September 21, at 7 PM. Bishop Michael R. Cote will be the principal celebrant and Fr. Michael Bovino will be the homilist. This year, The 40 Days for Life Campaign runs from Wednesday, Sept. 22nd through Oct. 31st. Please join-in with your fellow parishioners by praying, fasting, and signing-up to participate in the peaceful prayer vigil held outside the planned parenthood facility at 12 Case St. in Norwich. For more information, go to https://www....

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Reflecting on Summer Assignments

Posted on September 07, 2021 in: Vocations

Reflecting on Summer Assignments
An integral part of a seminarian’s priestly formation is his summer assignment. Each summer, upon returning home from the seminary, our seminarians are assigned to different parishes in the Diocese for eight weeks of pastoral work and experience. This time in the parish is important for them. It serves to assist them in developing pastoral competency, it teaches them about pastoral leadership, and it provides them with opportunities for collaboration with others. Most of all, it helps them become true shepherds after the heart and example of Jesus Christ. Just befo...

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St. Joseph Church in Norwich to Exhibit Parish History
Honoring the Year of St. Joseph 8 December 2020- 8 December 2021 St. Joseph Church on 120 Cliff St.  Norwich,  will be holding an exhibition of the parish history at the parish Rectory on Oct. 2nd and 9th after the 4PM mass and Oct 3rd and 10th after the 8:30 AM mass.   The exhibit will be open for 2 hours.  All are welcome.  

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Saint Bernard School Welcomes Students for New Year
The first day of Saint Bernard School's 2021-2022 school year on Aug. 30 was a great success.   Below are some photos from the first day.    Prayers to the students, faculty and staff for a healthy, educational and inspirational year.  

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Special Outreach to Haiti Events Coming Up
6th Annual Outreach to Haiti Golf Tournament   Outreach to Haiti's 6th annual Golf Tournament will be held at Wintonbury Hills in Bloomfield, CT, on September 11, 2021. Wintonbury Hills is a Pete Dye course, rated the #5 Municipal Course in the US by Golf.com, the #11 Course in New England by Golfweek, and is on the list of the top 10 Pete Dye Golf courses by GolfAdvisors.com.  This is where the golf tournament has been held each year, and all have had a wonderful time at it! Click here for the registration and sponsorship forms.  ...

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