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Strengthen Your Marriage

Posted on March 18, 2021 in: Events, Marriage, Lent

Strengthen Your Marriage
The Stations of the Cross for Couples Friday, March 26 7 PM Registration Required Sign-Up Today The Catholic Family Services Office and Worldwide Marriage Encounter are sponsoring a virtual Stations of the Cross for Couples on Friday, March 26 at 7 P.M.  Join us as we accompany Je...

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A Prayer to Saint Joseph

Posted on March 18, 2021 in: Reflections

A Prayer to Saint Joseph
The prayer is ordinarily enriched with a partial indulgence (Handbook of Indulgences, conc. 19). During the Year of Saint Joseph, however—which lasts from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021—the use of this prayer has been included among those enriched with a plenary indulgence (se...

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Reminder: Winter Decoration Cleanup Dates
Winter decorations in all Diocesan Cemeteries should be picked up by March 21st, 2021.    Our Norwich Diocesan Cemetery winter decoration cleanup will start March 22nd, 2021.

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Lenten Reflection - Deacon Dennis Dolan
March 17, 2021 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Deacon Dennis Dolan speaks on renewal during the season of Lent. For more resources to help you on your Lenten journey Visit and Bookmark  NorwichDiocese.org/Lent

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Did You Miss the Third Lenten Mission Meeting? Here's the Video!
Did you miss last week’s Lenten Mission??  Bishop Michael Cote explored faith through the eyes of the apostle Judas.  Bishop Cote reflected on Judas' remorse, but called us to take the step to ask for Jesus' forgiveness. Click the link below and use the passwo...

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Must I Abstain from Eating Meat on the Solemnity of St. Joseph?
As you know, this year, the Solemnity of St. Joseph falls on a Friday. This has given rise to a number of questions from both clergy and faithful concerning whether or not the usual requirement to abstain from the eating of meat applies. Canon 1251 of the Code of Canon Law states: Abstinence f...

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Novena to St. Joseph: For Those on the Path of Adoption
Invoking the intercession of St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, we pray that the Lord will bless all who travel upon the path of adoption. And, recalling the mercy which God our Father has shown to us, we also ask that, through our words and actions, they may encounter the outstretched hands of his...

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 Keep Connecticut Healthy - Stop Legalization of Recreational Marijuana
 Action Alert Keep Connecticut Healthy - Stop Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Is Money the Only Thing that Matters?       The Governor and the promoters of marijuana, including many legislators, only seem to be talking about the financial gain to the state. The...

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Did You Miss the Second Lenten Mission Meeting? Here's the Video!
Did you miss last week’s Lenten Mission? Father Peter explored faith through the eyes of the apostle Peter. We hope you will take time to hear this wonderful example of forgiveness and love.   Click the link below and use the password to view the video: CLICK ...

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St. John School Congratulates 8th Grader on Xavier High School Scholarship
A 'Well done' to Saint John School 8th grade student Owen Jones, who received the Bishop Vincent Hines Honors Memorial Scholarship from Xavier High School recently. This scholarship is attained by scoring in the 99th percentile in the Xavier High School entrance exam and applies to all ...

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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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