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Returning September 19: Virtual Bingo
Great Fun! Prizes! Bingo played on the internet! Virtual Bingo will take place September 19th 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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We Can Help. Promise to Protect-Pledge to Heal
We Can Help To report inappropriate conduct of any kind by a Diocesan Bishop please contact ReportBishopAbuse.org or call 1-800-276-1562 To report inappropriate contact of any kind by a representative of the Diocese of Norwich or for assistance for victims, please call The Dioce...

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Gallery: 2021 Blessing of the Fleet

Posted on August 05, 2021 in: News

Gallery: 2021 Blessing of the Fleet
Click the photo below to be taken to a gallery page for the 2021 Blessing of the Fleet  

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Special Notice Regarding Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case
This notice has important information about the case for creditors and debtors, including information about the meeting of creditors and deadlines. Click Here to Read the full notice. For additional Info on the Bankruptcy visit NorwichDiocese.org/Reorganization.

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Be Not Afraid - Bishop's August Column
August 2021 Four County Catholic Be Not Afraid My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Fear is often the default state of human nature, especially when it comes to the unknown. Whether spoken by angels, or the Lord Himself, God, through His Word, assures us countless times to not be afraid....

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Catholic Foundation Selects Rev. Roughan Scholarship Recipients
The Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Norwich Inc. is pleased to announce the two 2021 recipients of the Rev. Richard F. Roughan Scholarships as Kevin McEntarfer, son of Paul and Elena McEntarfer of Waterford, and Walker Sutman, son of Heston Sutman of Pawcatuck and Elizabeth Walker Sutman of Wa...

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Xavier Students Have 'Awesome Opportunity' to Serve
On a rainy Monday morning in June, 25 Xavier High School students departed for Camden, N.J., for a weeklong service trip. There were 10 rising seniors, five rising juniors and 10 rising sophomores. Last year Xavier could not take this trip due to COVID precautions. Service is a hallmark of the Xa...

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Superintendent's Letter: Each of Us is Truly God's Work of Art
“The influence of a Catholic educator depends more on what he or she is as a person and the way he or she lives than what they say, and therefore need their own solid formation to prepare for giving witness to the faith.” Pope Francis   My Dear Friends, I write to you humbl...

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God Bless Our Families and Devoted Caregivers
I hope this summer has given you the opportunity to safely attend birthday parties, baptisms, weddings, graduations and picnics with friends and family. Many of us have waited quite a while to visit with our parents, grandparents and loved ones.  My husband, daughter and I were finally able ...

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U.S. Bishops’ Chairmen Respond to House Vote to Force Taxpayers to Fund Elective Abortions
July 29, 2021 WASHINGTON - Today, the House voted 219 to 208 in favor of H.R. 4502, a package of appropriations bills that currently excludes the 46-year-old Hyde Amendment and other longstanding, bipartisan provisions like the Weldon Amendment. Eliminating these provisions would force taxpa...

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Twenty Years on from 9/11, How a NYC Firefighter Became a Catholic Priest
It’s been 20 years since the attacks of September 11, the most devastating terrorist attack in recorded history. If you were old enough, it’s likely you remember exactly where you were when you first learned of the attacks. Maybe you watched them, in real time, on the news. Maybe you learned about them from your parents when they picked you up from school that day. Tom Colucci was a lieutenant in the NYC Fire Department, and one of the first responders that fateful day. This week on CNA Newsroom, Tom shares his memories of September 11th. He says the witness ...

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Catholic Men's Conference to Host Speakers, Activities for Spiritual Growth
  2021 CT Catholic Men's Conference  -  get your tickets today Calling all men of the diocese! It’s time to step up and join us for the 14th Annual Connecticut Catholic Men’s Conference. This year is going to be our best year ever! We have lined up some great speakers and some great activities to help you grow spiritually as men. This is an opportunity to share your faith with Catholic men from all over Connecticut, experience powerful worship, go to Confession, and have an all-around great time! The ticket price is $45 and in...

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Vigil Mass September 21 to Mark Start of 40 Days for Life Campaign
  The Norwich 40 Days-For-Life Campaign will begin with a Vigil Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Tuesday, September 21, at 7 PM. Bishop Michael R. Cote will be the principal celebrant and Fr. Michael Bovino will be the homilist. This year, The 40 Days for Life Campaign runs from Wednesday, Sept. 22nd through Oct. 31st. Please join-in with your fellow parishioners by praying, fasting, and signing-up to participate in the peaceful prayer vigil held outside the planned parenthood facility at 12 Case St. in Norwich. For more information, go to https://www....

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Reflecting on Summer Assignments

Posted on September 07, 2021 in: Vocations

Reflecting on Summer Assignments
An integral part of a seminarian’s priestly formation is his summer assignment. Each summer, upon returning home from the seminary, our seminarians are assigned to different parishes in the Diocese for eight weeks of pastoral work and experience. This time in the parish is important for them. It serves to assist them in developing pastoral competency, it teaches them about pastoral leadership, and it provides them with opportunities for collaboration with others. Most of all, it helps them become true shepherds after the heart and example of Jesus Christ. Just befo...

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World Day for Migrants and Refugees 2021: Toward an Ever Wider “We”   
Can you imagine being 14 years old and having the courage to make the life-threatening decision to cross the borders of two countries, with complete strangers, traveling part of the way on foot, at times in an over-crowded van?  When Maria was two months old her father disappeared.  Her mother, left with a toddler and a two-month-old, often went without food in order to feed her children.  Hunger was a constant companion to Maria.  There must be a better life, she thought.  So she decided to try to go to the United States, even though she knew sh...

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Saint Bernard School Welcomes Students for New Year
The first day of Saint Bernard School's 2021-2022 school year on Aug. 30 was a great success.   Below are some photos from the first day.    Prayers to the students, faculty and staff for a healthy, educational and inspirational year.  

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