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Lost and Found: Xavier Alum Reunited with Ring Almost 40 Years Later
In the summer of 1982, between his junior and senior years at Xavier, Dan Hoey and some friends went to Misquamicut Beach in Rhode Island. Just months earlier he had received his class ring.   “I lost the ring in the water,” Hoey said. “I remember the waves were awesom...

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Norwich, Catholic

Spread Easter Joy

Posted on April 28, 2021 in: Reflections, FaithSparks

Spread Easter Joy
April 28, 2021 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Andrea Hoisl -Director of the Office of Faith Events, reminds us that Easter is a whole season, not just a day and we need to keep on spreading Easter Joy! View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting Norwi...

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From the Superintendent's Desk

Posted on April 27, 2021 in: School News

From the Superintendent's Desk
Dear Friends: As the Easter season is upon us, we celebrate the greatest feast in our Catholic calendar, we share the joy of the resurrection. Easter is a day of celebration because it represents the fulfillment of our faith as Christians. St. Paul wrote that, “Unless Christ rose from the d...

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Norwich, Catholic

'Beauty of Their Dreams'

Posted on April 27, 2021 in: News

'Beauty of Their Dreams'
Knights of Columbus and their families are invited to sign up for an exclusive screening of the Emmy Award-winning documentary "Beauty of Their Dreams," which tells the stories of individuals and faith groups advocating for girls’ education around the world. It also highlight...

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Caring for the Environment: Xavier Students Pick Up 450 Pounds of Trash
Earlier this school year, Aidan Higgins, '22, approached Xavier High School Academic Dean Kyle St. George with a proposal.  After researching the Surfrider Foundation, which works to protect and preserve the world's oceans, waves, and beaches, Higgins wanted to start a new chapter at...

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Norwich, Catholic
2020 Ryken Award Winner Helps School Navigate Tough Times
The 2020 Ryken Award was presented to Mr. Robert Bernard, who has been the Director of Finance at Saint Bernard School for the past eight years. The award is given annually on the feast of St. Francis Xavier at each of the 13 Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools. This year’s presentation, ho...

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Norwich, Catholic
Brother James M. Kelly Endowment Fund at Xavier
In the spring of 1982, Brother James Kelly, C.F.X., was preparing to become the next principal of Xavier High School by attending a convention of the National Catholic Education Association in Chicago. One of the speakers talked about writing monthly letters to the parents of boys at his school. ...

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Vocations: We Respond to the Lord's Call with, 'Here I Am'
This month, Jacob Ramos presents us with a brief look at his journey as he prepares to be called by Bishop Cote to ordination as a Transitional Deacon on May 27, 2021. Please keep Jacob and all of our seminarians in your prayers. - Father Greg Galvin   Recently, I was meditating on the...

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Norwich, Catholic
Earth Day 2021:  Care for Our Common Home
Happy Earth Day: April 22, 2021 As we gather this Earth Day in praise and thanksgiving for Creation, offered to each of us by our Creator, let us call to mind how we depend on and care for our common home How do we return to the Earth the love, care and sustainment we receive fro...

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Save the Date: Evening of Reflection for Mothers
Evening of Reflection for Mothers All moms are invited to take time for their own personal growth and wellness by joining with other women for a virtual Evening of Reflection for Mothers on May 20th at 7pm. If you are a mom, consider taking the time you need and deserve to deepen your rela...

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Rest in Peace- Deacon Michael L. Puscas

Posted on November 10, 2021 in: News

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Rest in Peace- Deacon Michael L. Puscas
Deacon Michael L. Puscas, a Permanent Deacon of the Diocese of Norwich assigned to the Guardian Angels Parish in Colchester and Lebanon and the Director of Permanent Deacon Personnel for the Diocese of Norwich died on Sunday, November 7, 2021.   A wake will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2021, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Guardian Angels Parish-Saint Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Avenue, Colchester, Connecticut.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Guardian Angels Parish-Saint Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Avenue, Colchester, Connecticut, on Friday, November 12,...

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Your Guide to Church Bazaars and Holiday Craft Fairs
Use the Handy List Below to See Where All the Best Church Bazaars and Craft Fairs are Being Held Throughout the Diocese. You Can Also Add Events to Your Google Calendar from Ours.        Friday, November 19, 5 PM –– 7 PM Saturday, November 20, 9 AM –– 3 PM St. Peter Church Fair  30 St. Peter Lane, Higganum Our Christmas Fair is Back!!!  Visa Card Raffle - top prize $2500 gift card. Basket Raffle with 22 baskets for men, women, and children.  Holiday Decorations include wreaths and ot...

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Send in Your Nativity Scene Photos

Posted on November 28, 2021 in: News, Advent

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Send in Your Nativity Scene Photos
FCC News Desk In 2019, Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter, Admirabile signum, on the meaning and importance of nativity scenes, calling for this “wonderful sign” to be more widely displayed in family homes and public places throughout the world. For the last two years, in response, we asked parishioners, ministries, offices, churches, and schools to send us a picture of the nativity scene on display at their location. The response to this request was tremendous. Once again, we are asking for pictures of your creche. The photos will ...

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Bishop's Column: Lord of Love

Posted on November 24, 2021 in: Reflections

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Bishop's Column: Lord of Love
November 2021 Four County Catholic Lord of Love “They will fight with the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.” Revelation 17:14 My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, You can tell that it is Autumn in New England by the leaves on the ground, pumpkins on doorsteps, and the yard signs promoting candidates for the upcoming election. One sign in particular caught my eye –– “No matter who is elected, Christ is still King.” This i...

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Chapel Completed at New Saint Andrew Cemetery in Colchester
An old storage area has been transformed into a bright and inviting chapel at the New Saint Andrew Cemetery in Colchester. Guardian Angels Parish clergy, Pastor Fr. Marek Masnicki and Parochial Vicar Fr. Richard Breton, as well as a dozen other visitors, attended the short ceremony on Oct. 29. The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich, blessed the chapel with holy water.   "Let us ask the Lord, the all powerful Father, to continue to strengthen us and to thank Him earnestly for the completion of this holy project,"...

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Celebrate with Us  - The Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe
On Sunday, December 12, 2021, faithful from across our Diocese will gather at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick to celebrate The Annual Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Join us at 6:30 pm to pray the Rosary and attend Confession. The bilingual  Eucharistic Celebration will begin at 7pm. The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich is the Principal Celebrant. Following the Liturgical celebration, please join us for a fiesta of delightful music, delicious food & warm fellowship, as together we honor Our Lady and ask her intercession for...

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