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Sacraments 101: Holy Orders Part I
In concluding our look at the Sacrament of Matrimony in the previous article, we’ve now covered six of the seven sacraments instituted by Christ. That leaves us to discuss one last sacrament which falls into the same category as Matrimony/Marriage. It is the Sacrament of Holy Orders. Holy Orde...

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Advent Mission Week 4 Video

Posted on December 19, 2021 in: Advent

Advent Mission Week 4 Video
On the fourth and final week of Diocesan Advent Mission, the Office of Faith Events invites Msgr. Les Janik to speak on Jesus.   Bookmark and visit NorwichDiocese.org/Advent for additional resources this Advent season. See all the Advent Mission 2021 videos below:  ...

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Christmas Joy: One of Many Gifts
As Christians from different cultures throughout the world come together to celebrate the birth of Jesus, it is our opportunity to step off the treadmill of our daily lives and appreciate the true gifts of Christmas. Through our gift of faith, we know Jesus Christ is the Son of God. God’s gift...

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'They are like clean windows...' - A Young Person's View of Vocations
On October 28, 2021, Sister Mary Grace of the Sisters of Life came to the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas in Storrs for a talk on religious vocation and a panel discussion on discernment with Sister Mary Loreta of the Sisters of Life and Fathers Gabriel and Immanuel of the Franciscan Friars of the Rene...

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Video: Learn About the St. Joseph Churches in the Diocese
Celebrating the Year of St. Joseph Learn more about places named St. Joseph in the Diocese of Norwich during the Year of St. Joseph. This week the Office of Faith Events visits the residences and staff at St. Joseph's Living Center in Windham.   View Additional Churches w...

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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 He...

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Happy Guests Return to Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner
After a two-year hiatus, guests were happy to gather in person for the 11th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner on Nov. 7 at the Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station.  Dr. Gail Kingston, superintendent of schools for the diocese, discussed the importance of a Catholic education. The Saint Bernard Sch...

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Reflect on the Peace of Christmas - Hope & Faith Video Series
This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Marianne Nicholas-the Administrative Assistant for the Office of Faith Events, speaks about Advent peace. Bookmark and visit NorwichDiocese.org/Advent for additional resources this Advent season.   View previous videos or more ar...

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Rest in Peace - Monsignor Michael T. Donohue
Reverend Monsignor Michael T. Donohue Reverend Monsignor Michael T. Donohue retired priest of the Diocese of Norwich died Sunday, December 12, 2021, at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London. Obituary and arrangements are below.  East Lyme - Monsignor Michael T. Donohue,...

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The Festival of Lessons and Carols Returns December 19th
Sunday, December 19, at 7:30 PM Festival of Lessons and Carols Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Norwich Join us for the  Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols. Recount our Savior's awaited arrival and birth through scripture, prayer, and song. Bring your good cheer and voices to help us j...

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Calendar of Events

Posted on October 02, 2022 in: Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
  Brothers in Christ   Brothers in Christ: A Men’s Virtual Faith Group Meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month. Join this gathering of men who will share faith, personal experiences, and discussion. If you are interested in developing fellowship and discipleship with other men devoted to Christ, register by emailing Liza Roach at lroach@norwichdiocese.net or call 860-848-2237 ext. 305.    Virtual Program Explores Mary’s Seven Sorrows  The Catholic Family Services office is offering a virtual seven-week program e...

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Sept. 19 is Deadline to Register for Anniversary Mass
The September 19 deadline for registering for the 2022 Silver and Golden Jubilee Anniversary Mass is fast approaching. This is a firm date, so please register soon if you plan to attend. The Mass, which will take place October 16 at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, is open to all couples married 25 & 50 years or celebrating any significant anniversary year. Bishop Michael Cote will celebrate this annual Mass which honors the enduring love of married couples.  To register, send the following information:  husband and wife’s name, address, te...

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Let His Love Shine Through What You Do - Colleen Puscas
Music, especially Liturgical music, has always been a passion for Colleen Puscas. Some 30 years ago, she was the director of liturgy and music at Christ the Teacher Parish/Newman Center at Northern Illinois University. Then her husband, Michael, had a job opportunity in Connecticut, so she and her family moved to Colchester. One Sunday morning, after moving there, the family was running late preparing their four children for church, so they ended up attending a later Mass, 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Church. That was the first time Colleen heard the choir sing for Mass, and al...

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'Happy Hour for Couples' Will Enrich Relationships

Posted on September 22, 2022 in: Events

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'Happy Hour for Couples' Will Enrich Relationships
Couples, are you looking for a unique date night idea that will enrich both your relationship and your spiritual lives? Grab your favorite beverage and join other couples for an uplifting Couples’ Happy Hour that will inspire you and offer different perspectives about romance, relationships and family life.  The Diocesan Catholic Family Services Office is sponsoring a virtual Couples’ Happy Hour the second Friday every other month beginning September 9 from 7-8:30 p.m.. Each evening will include a presentation on topics relevant to today’s couples,...

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Marriage Encounter
The Celebration of the Eucharist Daily Television Mass - Streaming Video
The Office of Radio and Television (ORTV) streams the Celebration of the Eucharist (daily television Mass) Live Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. Other live stream liturgical celebrations will be announced on the ORTV home page. The LIVE stream broadcasts Monday thrpugh Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  On weekends, there is no LIVE stream of the Mass.  To view a weekend Mass, click the Vimeo link below. Vimeo Link In addition to streaming live on the ORTV website, the TV Mass is also live streamed on its Facebook page and its YouTube...

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Diakonia - Prison Ministry

Posted on September 08, 2022 in: Vocations

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Diakonia - Prison Ministry
Prison Ministry Having been a high school religion teacher for 18 years, I was in diaconal formation when my second high school was closed and I was jobless. At a retreat for deacon candidates and lay ministers on Ender’s Island, I was mulling over where I would do my six-week ministry rotation. I believed that deacons needed to go where no one else would go and where the need was great. One of the lay ministers I had met was a deputy warden at JB Gates. So I asked him about doing something at his institution. After teaching a class called, “How to M...

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