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Check Out What's New in the 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.   Vocations Corner Deacon Michael Bovino reflects on his call to the priesthood in the first of a series of columns by our seminarians. &nbs...

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Good Hygiene Slows the Spread of Infection
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, health authorities have been urging us to pay attention to our hand hygiene — and for good reason. Washing your hands with soap and water is one of our cheapest forms of infection control, and also one of the most effective. It signif...

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Special Indulgences Granted to the Faithful in the Current Pandemic
N. 200320c Friday 20.03.2020 Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary on the granting of special Indulgences to the faithful in the current pandemic The gift of special Indulgences is granted to the faithful suffering from COVID-19 disease, commonly known as Coronavirus, as well as to health ...

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Pope Francis Calls for Prayer in Light of Pandemic
On Sunday, March 22, Pope Francis invited all Christians throughout the world, of all denominations, to unite in prayer by offering an Our Father at Noon on March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation. He also will give a special blessing to the world on Friday, March 27, delivering an&nbs...

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New Program to Report Sexual Misconduct Involving U.S. Bishops Launched
Hartford – In May 2019, Pope Francis released his apostolic letter, Vos estis lux mundi (“You are the light of the world”) to address the issue of sexual abuse and bishop accountability in the global Catholic Church. Vos estis calls upon the metropolitan archbishops to receive and ...

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Click Here: Coronavirus Resources, Information and Updates to Diocesan Events
The Diocese has created a special page for information about Masses and Church events affected by the coronavirus.    Bookmark and Visit NorwichDiocese.org/Coronavirus to stay Up-to-Date   Note: The Temporary Suspension of the Public Celebration of Mass in the Diocese of...

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On St. Joseph's Feast, Pope Francis Prays the Rosary
Vatican City (CNA) - On the Solemnity of St. Joseph, the protector of families and the Church, Catholics in Italy will pray the rosary together from their homes for protection from the coronavirus. Pope Francis said he will also be praying the rosary from his home at the Vatican. “M...

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Online and Broadcast Mass Schedules

Posted on March 19, 2020 in: News

Online and Broadcast Mass Schedules
Because of the COVID-19 ban on large group gatherings we have collected a list of Broadcast Mass times and Live/On-Demand Streams to help you fulfill the Third Commandment directive to keep holy the Sabbath.   Click Here  

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Outreach to Haiti: We Are Ambassadors for Christ
As we continue our Lenten journey together and individually, let us remember “We are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us.” (2 Corinthians 5:20). Our daily lives, especially during Lent, should reflect our faith in and love for God. These reflections can take the f...

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A Prayer in Times of a Pandemic

Posted on March 19, 2020 in: Reflections

A Prayer in Times of a Pandemic
The following prayer is being shared online as communities adapt to the affects of the coronavirus pandemic. Please share with your friends and loved ones.   May we who are merely inconvenienced      Remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no ris...

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Posted on July 07, 2024 in: Events, Around the Diocese

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Diocese Celebrates the Ordination of Three Men to the Priesthood
On June 29, 2024, the Diocese of Norwich celebrated the ordination of three young men to the priesthood, marking a joyous event for the community. “You bring with you many gifts granted to you by God in His goodness,” said The Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich, to deacons Eric Carl Hosmer, Julian Felipe Cuervo-Lozada, and Alexander James Pandolfe during his homily. “Put them to good use, always, for the glory of God and the good of His holy people.” Bishop Cote expressed deep appreciation to Mount Saint Mary’s seminary faculty ...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on July 01, 2024 in: News, Vocations

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Clergy Appointments
July 1, 2024 The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D. D., Bishop of Norwich, has made the following clergy and diocesan appointments in the Diocese of Norwich   Reverend Henry Agudelo, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Brendan the Navigator Parish-Saint Joseph Church and Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church, New London, Saint Paul Church, Waterford, and Our Lady of Grace Church, Fishers Island, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Mary Parish, Clinton.                       ...

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Faith and Freedom: Reflections on Independence Day
As the night sky explodes with vibrant fireworks and the tantalizing scents of barbecues drift through the air, Americans from every corner of the nation unite in celebration of the Fourth of July. For us, as Catholics, this day isn't just about national pride; it's a profound moment to delve into the intricate connection between our unwavering faith and the precious freedoms that define our lives. Cast your mind back to 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was boldly signed, proclaiming the inalienable dignity and rights bestowed upon every individual b...

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Annual Blessing of the Fleet Returns to Stonington Borough
As Stonington has done for over 60 years, the St. Mary community will celebrate the annual Blessing of the Fleet. This is to honor present and past commercial fishermen, lobstermen and their families. The traditional celebration returns this year. THURSDAY, July 25 at 6 p.m.: The 2024 Blessing of the Fleet 5K Race is an in-person timed race through historic Stonington Borough. The certified course starts and ends at the Town Dock, 1 High Street, Stonington. You can also choose to register for a non-competitive 2-mile walk. Register today: www.runreg.com/blessingofthefle...

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Pope Francis Asks Sacred Heart of Jesus to Convert Hearts Who Want War
Pope Francis prayed for the intercession of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Sunday to convert “the hearts of those who want war” to projects of dialogue and peace. On the last day of June, a month that the Catholic Church dedicates to the Sacred Heart, the pope asked people to continue praying for Ukraine, Palestine, Israel, Myanmar, and other parts of the world where there is much suffering caused by war. Pope Francis also asked people to remember the suffering of persecuted Christians during his Angelus address on June 29.  “Tod...

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