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Religious Freedom Week 2021: June 26 - Catholics in Nicaragua
Here is the Pray - Reflect - Act for Day 5 of Religious Freedom Week Pray  For our Catholic sisters and brothers who are suffering in Nicaragua. Reflect When peaceful protests began in April 2018 in response to a decision to raise taxes and decrease pension benefits, the g...

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Religious Freedom Week 2021: June 25 - Church Vandalism
Here is the Pray - Reflect - Act for Day 4 of Religious Freedom Week PRAY That Christian witness in the face of attacks on our churches will convert hearts to faith in Jesus Christ. REFLECT Recent years have seen a number of high-profile attacks on houses of worship.  Begi...

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Video Replay - Summer Mission on the Parables
Did you miss any of the sessions of the Summer Mission on the Parables? Here they all are in one convenient place for you to watch whenever you would like. Each session was led by Sr. Elissa Rinere, former Chancellor for the Diocese. -Click the icon on the video you are watching to ex...

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Diocesan Youth Group Meetup is June 29th
Friendship - Fun - Faith   Meet other high school Catholic young people from around the Diocese at this special event.    Tuesday June 29th, 8 p.m. To register, contact Liza Roach at lroach@norwichdiocese.net or call (860) 848-2237 ext. 305   &n...

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Register for Faith and Fun for Children, June 28
Faith & Fun for Children The Office of Faith Events   Children's Faith and Fun is a place where kids can come to learn about Jesus and have a good time. Combining exciting activities with Bible-based teachings, the gospel is presented through a combination of ...

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Video: Learn About the St. Joseph Churches in the Diocese
Celebrating the Year of St. Joseph Learn more about the Churches named St. Joseph in the Diocese of Norwich during the Year of St. Joseph. This week the Office of Faith Events visits Fr. David Choquette at St. Joseph, North Grosvenordale.

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The Blessings of Fatherhood-June 23-Hope & Faith Video Series
June 23, 2021 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Kelsey Doherty from St. Bridget of Kildare in Moodus, speaks about the blessings of fatherhood. View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks

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Religious Freedom Week 2021: June 23 - Catholic Social Services During the Pandemic
Here is the Pray - Reflect - Act for Day 2 of Religious Freedom Week   PRAY That God would continue to grant Catholic institutions the wisdom and courage to serve a world suffering the effects of the COVID pandemic. REFLECT The COVID pandemic has inflicted deep wounds o...

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Religious Freedom Week 2021: June 22 - Adoption and Foster Care
Here is the Pray - Reflect - Act for Day 1 of Religious Freedom Week   PRAY That children waiting to be placed in a loving home and the caregivers who serve those children will find strength and support from the Church. REFLECT The command to care for the orphan appears thro...

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Monthly Pro-Life Mass to be Held July 3
The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, July 3rd 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, ...

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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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