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Diocesan Woman Honored for Vision and Leadership
At the 10th anniversary Diocesan Women’s Conference held in March, Bishop Michael Cote honored Elizabeth Percy for her vision and leadership in the Church by presenting her with the newly created Our Lady, Queen of Hope Award. Percy is a parishioner at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in Coventr...

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Celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick.
Join us on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 11 at 3 pm for the Sung Chaplet of the Divine Mercy This live event will be streamed from the Cathedral of Saint Patrick and can be viewed by clicking  NorwichDiocese.org/Masses   Social distancing guidelines will be in effec...

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Hidden to Our Senses - Bishop Cote's Easter Message
April 2021 Four County Catholic Hidden to Our Senses “The two recounted what had taken place on the way and how He was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.” Luke 24:35 Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Risen Lord, One of the most interesting and often puzzling a...

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Easter Joy- Hope and Faith Video Series
April 7, 2021 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Marianne, Administrative Assistant for the Office of Faith Events, speaks about our Easter joy. To see past videos or more articles on Faith, visit NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks

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Action Alert: Human Trafficking Bill Before State Legislators
  Below is an Action Alert message from "The Underground" regarding Human Trafficking and House Bill No. 6657. Please consider showing support for this bill by sending a letter to your house member. A sample letter is provided below that you can cut and paste. Your participation is...

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Explore Holy Week Photos and Videos
Holy Week 2021 Resources Below are several links to photo galleries and video produced by the Office of Communications to highlight Holy Week 2021. Click on a link to be taken to a photo gallery.       PALM SUNDAY GALLERY CHRISM MASS GALLERY EASTER VIGIL GALLER...

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The Light of Resurrection: Faithful Return at Easter Vigil
A sea of candlelight brought a comforting glow to those gathered in the darkened Cathedral of Saint Patrick, where an in-person Easter Vigil returned on Holy Saturday, April 3. The Liturgy of Light (Lucernarium) began as Bishop Michael R. Cote and ministers proceeded in silence and darkness to th...

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Returning April 25: Virtual Bingo

Posted on April 02, 2021 in: Events

Returning April 25: Virtual Bingo
Great Fun! Prizes! Bingo played on the internet! Virtual Bingo will take place April 25th from 3:30-5 p.m. Cards are $6 each and will be e-mailed to players To register: Go to https://bit.ly/2Laol7Y Or call Marianne at 848-2237 ext. 304

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How to Help: April is Autism Awareness Month
April is Autism Awareness Month   One Heart Ministry has lovingly designed and made Heart Pins to raise awareness in our Diocese.       If you would like some pins for individuals or for your parish please contact the Office of Faith Events 860-848-2237, ext. 30...

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Freedom to Live: Let Your Voice Be Heard
Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference Join the Rally  Let Your Voice Be Heard A public rally will take place at 6:30 p.m. April 7 at the State Veterans Memorial in Minuteman Park (at the entrance to the State Armory and the Legislative Office Building) in Hartford against H...

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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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