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Ministries are Grateful for Help in Carrying Out Their Missions
The 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal, “One Faith, One Family“ is in full swing, having been conducted throughout the diocese in our parishes on the weekend of March 13-14. Please know how grateful our diocesan-supported programs and ministries are for your continued kindness. Last year, we we...

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Lenten Reflection - Deacon Christopher Deskus
March 24, 2021 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Deacon Christopher Deskus helps us to focus on the reflective time of our Lenten journey which leads to a better relationship with God. For more resources to help you on your Lenten journey Visit and Bookmark  Norwi...

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Did You Miss the Fourth Lenten Mission Meeting? Here's the Video!
Did you miss last week’s Lenten Mission??  Fr. Peter Langevin explored faith through the eyes of Mary Magdalene.  Fr. Peter reflected on Mary Magdalene as a sinner forgiven by Jesus, but also as the one who was chosen to first announce the Resurrection to the apostl...

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Life in the Spirit Seminar Weekend Retreat : April 23 - 25, 2021
“Is something missing in your life and you can’t seem to figure out what it is?” A Life in the Spirit Seminar is an OPPORTUNITY for YOU to EXPERIENCE the GIFT OF PENTECOST! Presented by Spiritual Renewal Services, a ministry of the Diocese of Norwich The Life in t...

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Cathedral Holy Week Schedule

Posted on March 22, 2021 in: Events, Lent

Cathedral Holy Week Schedule
Holy Week Masses for the Cathedral of Saint Patrick Space is limited due to social distancing guidelines as mandated by the state of Connecticut  Masses will be live-streamed as indicated by * NorwichDiocese.org/Masses   Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord March 28 9am +...

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Saint Bernard Students Learn About the Stock Market in a Fun Way
For the past three years, Kelli Hammond’s eighth-grade history classes have learned valuable lessons using the Stock Market Game. Since its inception in 1977, the Stock Market Game has helped almost 20 million students prepare for financially independent futures. Students are introduced to ...

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Vocations Corner: Dive Into Lent
At the beginning of the first week of Lent, the Church celebrated the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. The next day, during Holy Mass, we heard proclaimed the Gospel of Matthew chapter 6: verses 7-25 where Jesus teaches the apostles to pray. I highlight these two points as a way to simply yet signif...

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A Reflection on Saint Joseph

Posted on March 18, 2021 in: Reflections

A Reflection on Saint Joseph
Mary-Jo McLaughlin, Coordinator of Catholic Family Services, gives a reflection and prayer on St. Joseph.    

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Connecticut Bishops Release Joint Statement on Vaccines
        Statement from Connecticut Catholic Bishops Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines   People should feel free in good conscience to receive any of the vaccines currently available (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson) for the sake of their own health an...

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Sacraments 101: Jesus Transforms the Ordinary into Something Heavenly
As we’ve seen in both the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation, each Sacrament of the Church comes to us with a particular form and a particular matter which are required in order for the Sacrament to be valid. But if we step back for a minute, we can see that there is a coherent reason w...

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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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