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Gather at the Cathedral for an All-American Sing-a-long: July 3
On Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 6:30 p.m., come and join us in a scintillating concert of American music. “My Country ‘Tis of Thee,” “Star-Spangled Banner,” “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “Eternal Father, Strong to Save,” and others will be sung by ...

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Saint Patrick Church in Mystic Hosts Oil Paintings on the Mysteries of the Rosary
I have spent most of my adult life as a teacher of Oil Painting, fine artist, and lecturer. I am reminded of the writings of Albert Pike “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others remains and is immortal.” So it is with Fine Art. Six years ago, at age 65 I decide...

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We Can Help. Promise to Protect-Pledge to Heal
We Can Help To report inappropriate conduct of any kind by a Diocesan Bishop please contact ReportBishopAbuse.org or call 1-800-276-1562 To report inappropriate contact of any kind by a representative of the Diocese of Norwich or for assistance for victims, please call The Dioce...

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The Blessings of Fatherhood-June 30-Hope & Faith Video Series
June 30, 2021 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Wayne Gignac, Director of Communications for the Diocese of Norwich, speaks about the importance of creating memories for our children. View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSp...

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Legislative Wrap-up - June 2021

Posted on June 30, 2021 in: News

Legislative Wrap-up - June 2021
June 2021  Be sure to see the Summer Reading suggestion at the end of this Newsletter  The 2021 legislative session ended on June 9th. It was soon followed by a Special Session to enact legislation legalizing recreational marijuana and the budget implementer bill. Below is a list ...

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Legion of Mary to Mark its Centennial
The Legion of Mary is a world-wide Papally-approved organization of Catholic men and women who offer their services to their Pastor to aid him in performing spiritual works in the Parish. This is done by placing themselves under the banner of Mary so that with her help they may develop greater holin...

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Religious Freedom Week 2021: June 29 - Free Speech
Here is the Pray - Reflect - Act for Day 8 of Religious Freedom Week Pray  That Christians will have the courage to speak the truth with kindness and clarity, even in the face of adversity. Reflect One of the promises of our country is that many voices, even voices express...

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Catholic Video & Audio Resources are Just a Click Away
Are you looking for an alternative to the content on secular TV & Social Media? The Office of Faith Events has compiled a curated list of hundreds of links to Catholic video and music content. Have fun exploring the many categories. Find links conveniently sorted into topics such as Cathol...

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Religious Freedom Week 2021: June 28 -Christians in Iraq
Here is the Pray - Reflect - Act for Day 7 of Religious Freedom Week Pray  For Christians in Iraq, and that people of all faiths in the land of Abraham may live in peace. Reflect Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq March 5 – 8, 2021 represented a historic milestone for...

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Religious Freedom Week 2021: June 27 - Conscience Rights for Medical Professionals
Here is the Pray - Reflect - Act for Day 6 of Religious Freedom Week Pray  That governments would respect the consciences of all people who care for the sick and vulnerable. Reflect For centuries, Christians have carried on the healing ministry of Christ by building i...

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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 25, 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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Seeking Applicants for the Our Lady Queen of Hope Award
The Our Lady Queen of Hope Award: Honoring Dedicated Women in Our Diocese This coming Spring, during the 2022 Virtual Women’s Conference,  the Norwich Diocesan Women’s Conference Committee will vote on and name the recipient of the second annual Our Lady Queen of Hope Award.   The Our Lady Queen of Hope award was created to honor a woman in the diocese for her vision and leadership in the Catholic Church.  Candidates display strong faith, are committed to living out Catholic values, display leadership, display love, and service, have be...

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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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