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Christians and Muslims Alike Welcome Pope Francis' Trip to Iraq
EWTN will Begin Coverage with Pope Francis' Arrival in Iraq, March 5th at 6 am Eastern Time  Rome Newsroom, CNA- March 3, 2021 - Iraqi Christians and Muslims alike have expressed excitement for Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to Iraq, an aid worker based in Erbil told CNA this wee...

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CT Catholic Conference Executive Director Speaks Out to Stop Assisted Suicide
A proposal will be heard in a public hearing this Friday before the Connecticut Legislature’s Public Health Committee that would allow doctors and others to help our fellow brothers and sisters take their own lives without safeguards and often through painful means. In this video, Chris Healy,...

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Host a Parish Book Club

Posted on February 25, 2021 in: News

Host a Parish Book Club
After meeting author Jim Sano at the final diocesan Book Club session, many participants were motivated to start a book club in their own parish. The author of the book “The Father’s Son” encouraged the participants to help evangelize by sharing their faith through love of literatu...

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Norwich, Catholic
Mystic Teaches Message of God’s Encompassing Love
Although mystic, spiritual guide and visionary Julian of Norwich died 600 years ago, her writings reveal a powerful message for us today – God looks on all of us with great love.   “Julian of Norwich saw in God only love and in the context of this wrote her famous quote, &ls...

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Women's Conference Virtual Basket Raffle: Open to ALL
Virtual Basket Raffle *Raffle is open to all* To benefit the 2021 Norwich Diocesan Women’s Conference February 13 through March 14 *Winners will be notified March 15* 14 Beautiful Baskets to choose from ONLY $1 a chance Simply use the link below to participate! https://go.rall...

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Norwich, Catholic
Monthly Pro-Life Mass to be Held March 6th
The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, March 6th at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Rev. Ray Introvigne at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Mass, th...

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Norwich, Catholic
Agape Love- Hope and 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 43 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Andrea Hoisl- Director of the Office of Faith Events, gives insight into what agape love is. ...

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Watch Doug and Dave Show On-Demand

Posted on February 22, 2021 in: Events, Lent

Watch Doug and Dave Show On-Demand
Missed It- Watch it Here THE DOUG AND DAVE SHOW!! Aired Live on Thursday, Feb 11th at 7:00 pm Available until March 2nd Did you miss the Doug and Dave show last week? We had a blast and laughed so much!! The event was called Family, Fun, and Faith. This show was filled with de...

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Virtual Parish Auction, ACTS Raffle are Coming in March
St. Pius X Church in Middletown is holding its 21st Annual Extraordinary Year, Extraordinary Giving Auction virtually.  This means ALL in the community are invited to participate in the online auction for the first time. From March 6th through March 14th you will be able to go to saintpiu...

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Norwich, Catholic
Shattered Dreams to Self-Forgiveness: A Journey of Pain, Prayers and Mercy
Years ago, when I was teaching here in our Academy, I had a student who often shared her dreams with me, the way that happens in a boarding school. After she graduated, she called me one evening at the end of her freshman year of college. She was sobbing. She told me she had become involved with a m...

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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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Bishop, Column
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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