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Solemn Vespers - A Musical Prayer Through the Psalms
Solemn Vespers November 22 at 7PM We will be celebrating the Solemnity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, King of the Universe in a special way. We will be praying using the Office of the Liturgy of Hours. This will be a musical Solemn Vespers. Join us in the beauty of the Cathedral fo...

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St. Bernard Teacher Adds National Award to His Achievements
Mr. Matthew Donnelly, ‘06, a mathematics teacher and department chair at Saint Bernard School, has been named a recipient of the Edyth May Sliffe Award for Distinguished Teaching from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).  Donnelly is also a published mathematical researcher, a c...

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Be Grateful - Hope and Faith Video Series Week 33
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 33 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Liza Roach, the Youth and Young Adult Minister for the Diocese of Norwich, speaks about having an...

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What's New in the November 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.   NYC Sculpture Honors Mother Cabrini A scuplture of the first naturalized American citizen to be declared a saint and venerated as the patron ...

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Ancient Order of Hibernians Blessed with Members Who Help Others
The John P. Holland Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians is blessed with brothers who are using their skills to help those around us. Several of the brothers are also active members of the Knights of Columbus and support their community activities. One of our brothers is a Knight an...

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Saint Vincent de Paul Place Providing Weekly Turkey Lunches and Thanksgiving Dinner Deliveries
I like to refer to fall as hot chocolate season. I absolutely love sipping a good hot cocoa as the weather gets colder. My new nephew and Godson had his first visit to a pumpkin patch and enjoyed picking out his first pumpkin. It is special moments like these that help us keep things in perspective ...

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ACA Continues with the Help of Many ‘Grandpa Mahoneys’
Each November as we celebrate All Saints and then All Souls Day I, like many of you, think about who the Lord has taken home during the past year. While the pandemic has certainly caused many Americans unimaginable loss, I lost my father-in-law, Grandpa Mahoney, in early March, right before our area...

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Xavier Junior Kolb Now An Eagle Scout
Tristan Kolb of Madison started in Scouting when he was in kindergarten, joining the St. Mary Cub Scout Pack 428. The Xavier junior is now an Eagle Scout, the highest achievement one can attain from the Boy Scouts of America. He was awarded the distinction during a virtual Board of Review in Augu...

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A Busy Year for the Communications Ministry - Your Help is Needed
  Dear Faithful Readers . . .  Once a year we appeal to your generosity to help defray the production costs of our print, online, and email newsletter editions of the Four County Catholic. This year is no exception. Please consider a donation to the Communication Ministry - Click Here ...

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Raffle Nov. 27 to Help Outreach to Haiti Efforts
Your support is needed now more than ever to help our brothers and sisters in Haiti with emergency food and nutritional supplements for malnourished children and expectant mothers, health care, education sponsorships, training, and start-ups for micro-businesses. Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Ha...

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Calendar of Events

Posted on February 23, 2024 in: Events, Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events   SACRED HEART ON THE LAKE RETREAT CENTER UP-COMING LENT RETREAT DAYS   THREE LENTEN RETREAT DAY CHOICES  Saturday, February 24th; Saturday, March 2nd; Tuesday, March 5th  How do we turn away from sin and live the Gospel through the three traditional disciplines of Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving?   ALL OUR RETREAT DAYS are from 9:30am – 3:00pm. A complete write-up of all our retreat days and programs can be found  on our WEBSITE www/sacredheartonthelake.org SACRED HEART ON THE LAKE RETREAT CE...

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What is Lent?

Posted on February 07, 2024 in: Lent

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What is Lent?
Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. Here are a couple of videos that explain the season of Lent. It's a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms, and we practice self-control through fasting. We are called not only to abstain from luxuries during Lent but to a true inner conversion of heart as we seek to follow Christ's ...

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New London Couple Recognized as State’s Longest Married Couple
New London Couple Recognized as State’s Longest Married Couple   In each of the 71 years that Russell and Pauline DeMarco have been married, their love for each other has grown stronger. How does such an enduring love last despite the challenges and differences that all married couples face? The answer, the couple says, lies with two necessary and key ingredients – patience and understanding. As a way of recognizing and honoring the enduring love of couples like the DeMarcos, Worldwide Marriage Encounter, (WWME) a faith-based marriage enrichment pr...

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A Beautiful Act Of Contrition

Posted on February 17, 2024 in: Lent

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A Beautiful Act Of Contrition
Lent, a period of penitence and fasting, serves as an ideal time for the Sacrament of Reconcilliation due to its deep emphasis on introspection, repentance, and spiritual renewal. This season offers a profound opportunity to receive God's mercy, cleanse the soul, and renew one's relationship with God.    Lent calls us to return to God with all one's heart, making it a spiritually enriching experience that enhances the Lenten journey towards Easter's promise of redemption and new life.   A Beautiful Act of Contrition Fo...

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Let’s Fast!: Biblical Origins of Fasting

Posted on February 16, 2024 in: Lent

From archdioceseofhartford.org: In the first proper episode of this year’s ‘Lent with the Lord,’ Fr. Matt brings us the Biblical origins of fasting and why the act of fasting is such a meaningful gift that we can give to God.

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Resources to Help You on Your Lenten Journey

Posted on February 15, 2024 in: News, Lent

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Resources to Help You on Your Lenten Journey
During Lent, we prepare for the celebration of Christ’s resurrection through prayer and reflection. We contemplate the promised Second Coming of Jesus as Savior. And amid the flurry of preparations, we look for practical ways to observe the holiness of the season in our everyday lives. To help you with this preparation, we have gathered various Lent resources into one convenient online location. Here you will find several articles and videos about Lent, along with tools and links to help guide you in the understanding of this holy time.    ...

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