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Lent Through the Parable of the Prodigal Son
Parish Lenten Mission:  Lent through the Parable of the Prodigal Son Presented by Deacon Benedict LoCasto It has been said that if all the Bibles in the world and all the words of God suddenly disappeared, and if only one piece of Scripture remained, The Parable of the Prodigal Son, this...

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Help Stop State-Sponsored Suicide: Sign the Petition
Help Stop State-Sponsored Suicide    Politicians in Hartford are again considering assisted suicide legislation. The Public Health Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly is considering legalizing a form of suicide in our state commonly referred to as "aid-in-dying"...

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Faith Through the Eyes of Scripture - Lenten Mission
Diocesan Lenten Mission Presenters:Bishop Michael R. Cote Fr. Peter Langevin The Lenten Mission is an opportunity for us as individuals to deepen our faith, take up the call to conversion and renew our commitment to Christ and His Church. Please join us as we are renewed through the people...

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Ash Wednesday Message - Bishop Cote
The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich delivered his Ash Wednesday message during the Noon Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich. Drawing on Pope Francis' Ash Wednesday message of last year - as the pandemic began to take hold in Italy and around the world - Bishop Cote...

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Storge Love - Hope & Faith Video Series
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 42 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Marianne Nicholas- Administrative Assistant in the Office of Faith Events, provides us with a wit...

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St. Mary Troop 21 Scouts Learn How to Fix Cars
Do you have an upcoming parish or school event that would be of interest to others in the Diocese? Saint Mary Troop 21 Scouts in Putnam started the Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge recently. In the coming weeks the Scouts will learn how to change the fluids and oil, change a tire, do minor r...

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Lenten Message 2021

Posted on February 11, 2021 in: Lent

Lenten Message 2021
Lenten Message, 2021 “And your Father who sees what is hidden will repay you.” Matthew 6:18 Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,             In the Gospel reading offered for our reflection each Ash Wednesday, the Lord ins...

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The Humility of Dust - February Bishop's Column
February 2021 Four County Catholic The Humility of Dust   My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Lent is nearly upon us. It begins with a simple mark of ashes on our forehead and a reminder of our own mortality. “Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.&rd...

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Ash Wednesday Will Look Different This Year
Pandemic safety protocols bring changes to the distribution of ashes. This year you will notice some differences in the distribution of ashes. The changes are being implemented during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to ensure the safety of both the clergy and faithful. Catholics around the wo...

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Resources to Help You on Your Lenten Journey
During Lent, we prepare for the celebration of Christ’s resurrection through prayer and reflection. We contemplate the promised Second Coming of Jesus as Savior. And amid the flurry of preparations, we look for practical ways to observe the holiness of the season in our everyday lives. ...

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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 28, 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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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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Celebrate with Us  - The Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe
On Sunday, December 12, 2021, faithful from across our Diocese will gather at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick to celebrate The Annual Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Join us at 6:30 pm to pray the Rosary and attend Confession. The bilingual  Eucharistic Celebration will begin at 7pm. The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich is the Principal Celebrant. Following the Liturgical celebration, please join us for a fiesta of delightful music, delicious food & warm fellowship, as together we honor Our Lady and ask her intercession for...

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