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Christmas Commercialism Clouds Advent's Patient Waiting
Advent dawns upon us and once again we begin our journey of patient waiting for the arrival of Christmas – which can be a special challenge and struggle for children and young people, but also for adults. The culture decorates for Christmas even before Halloween is over. The Hallmark Channe...

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Norwich, Catholic

An Advent Prayer

Posted on November 26, 2020 in: Advent

An Advent Prayer
A Prayer for Advent God of Love, Your son, Jesus, is your greatest gift to us. He is a sign of your love. Help us walk in that love during the weeks of Advent, As we wait and prepare for his coming. We pray in the name of Jesus, our Savior  - Author Unknown The National Black ...

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Diocesan Advent Mission is Online

Posted on November 26, 2020 in: Events, Advent

Diocesan Advent Mission is Online
The Advent Mission is online each Thursday, 7-7:45pm December 3rd: Patience December 10th: Love December 17th: Peace To register, call (860) 848-2237 Ext. 304 or e-mail manicholas@norwichdiocese.net

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advent, Norwich, Catholic
Monthly Pro-Life Mass to be Held December 5th
The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, December 5 at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Rev. Walter Nagle at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Mass, the Rosa...

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Norwich, Mass, Catholic

Gratitude- An Everyday Practice

Posted on November 25, 2020 in: FaithSparks

Gratitude- An Everyday Practice
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 34 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Andrea Hoisl- the Director of the Office of Faith Events, suggests that focusing on gratitude doe...

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Bishop's Column: A Christian is a Missionary of Hope
November 2020 Four County Catholic  A Christian is a Missionary of Hope   My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, As we approach this Thanksgiving, we find ourselves challenged on many fronts.  Political and social unrest is in our streets and in the media. We are hind...

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Bishop, Norwich, Catholic
Benefiting Mothers in Need: Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Holds Drive-Through Layette
The Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (NDCCW) held its annual layette on October 17th at St. Sebastian Church in Middletown Connecticut. The NDCCW has organized and held this layette for over 40 years in parishes throughout the diocese, due to the pandemic, this particul...

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Norwich, Catholic
Catholic Charities: Virtual  Group Pregnancy Services Begin
If you are a parent-to-be, single mother, or parent of an infant one year and under, you can expect major challenges starting from before the child is born and throughout their infancy. Let’s not even talk about the challenges of raising adolescents, as that is a topic for another article. The...

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Norwich, Catholic
Outreach to Haiti: Why We Do Parish Twinning
“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a person took and sowed in a field” Matthew 13:31 Why are we involved in parish twinning? I was asked this question recently. Parish twinning allows us to help our sisters and brothers in the Faith in geographic areas less fortu...

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Haiti, Norwich, Catholic

K of C is Offering Free Online Membership

Posted on November 23, 2020 in: News

K of C is Offering Free Online Membership
BECOME AN ONLINE MEMBER FOR FREE!* Now through December 31st, enter Promo Code MCGIVNEY2020  for 12 months of free online membership Since 1882, membership in the Knights of Columbus has been open to men 18 years of age or older who are "practical" (that is, practicing)...

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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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