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Send in Your Nativity Scene Photos

Posted on November 28, 2021 in: News, Advent

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 resp...

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Lectio Divina for the First Week of Advent
Lectio Divina for the First Week of Advent We begin our prayer: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Stir up your power, we pray, O Lord, and come, that with you to protect us, we may find rescue from the pressing dangers of our sins, and with you to ...

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Saint Joseph School Holding Annual Basket Raffle and Auction
Visit https://go.rallyup.com/sjsclassroombasketraffle for more info   St. Joseph School Baltic is a small pre-k through 8th grade parochial school that educates and prepares children for high school and life by providing an excellent academic curriculum; a true spirit of charity, kindness...

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Advent Resources to Help You Prepare for Christmas
“Beloved now is the acceptable time spoken of by the Spirit, the day of salvation, peace, and reconciliation: the great season of Advent. This is the time eagerly awaited by the patriarchs and prophets, the time that holy Simeon rejoiced to see.” - St. Charles Borromeo ...

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Bishop's Column: Lord of Love

Posted on November 24, 2021 in: Reflections

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 ...

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Trashed 2- Roundtable Discussion

Posted on November 24, 2021 in: ProLife

Trashed 2- Roundtable Discussion
Did you miss Trashed 2 on Sunday, November 21st?  Panelists on the Unborn, the Migrant, and the Environment join Deacon Dennis Dolan to speak about the interconnection between the sacredness of life and creation. Watch it now!

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The Value of Vocations - Hope & Faith Video Series
This week on the Hope and Faith Series Fr. Jonathan Ficara, the Director of Vocations in the Diocese of Norwich and the Pastor of Our Lady Queen of Peace, speaks about using our vocations to respond to God's grace and using service as Thanksgiving.   View previous vid...

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Saint Bernard School Students are Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars
Saint Bernard seniors Angeljolee “Jojo” Carter and JoseManuel “Manny” Castillo have been named as two of the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars.  They will each receive a $20,000 scholarship from the Scholarship Trust to attend a college of their choice. Jojo Ca...

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Catholic Charities Diocese of Norwich: Key Dates and Milestones of the 1990s
1990 Bishop Reilly began the first Diocesan Synod. Parish delegates, clergy and advisors participated in sessions and submitted their proposals to Bishop Reilly in 1992. He formally promulgated them May 30, 1993. Among these was implementing the sacredness of human life, with Catholic Charities a...

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Video: Learn About the St. Joseph Churches in the Diocese
Celebrating the Year of St. Joseph Learn more about the Churches named St. Joseph in the Diocese of Norwich during the Year of St. Joseph. This week the Office of Faith Events visits Fr. Larry LaPointe at St. Joseph, Willimantic.   View Additional Churches with the honor of b...

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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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