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Diocese Honors Enduring Love of Anniversary Couples
On marriage, Pope Francis has written: “Love is not a feeling. Feelings come and go with the days and weeks. Love is more. It is a commitment to live through good times and difficult ones, through sickness and health, through thick and thin. Love comes from only one source: God. God is the bas...

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Blessing of the Animals is Coming to Saint Bernard Church
A Blessing of the Animals will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 4th, at St. Bernard Church in Rockville. You are invited to bring your pets for this special blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi (whose feast day is October 4th), patron saint of animals. Due to scheduli...

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Norwich, Catholic
Bishop's Column: Following in His Footsteps
October 2020 Four County Catholic Following in His Footsteps   My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, The devastating fires that have been raging in Oregon, California, and Washington and the storms that are impacting the Gulf coast states and the Atlantic shoreline, have taken...

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What Next? Putting Pope Francis' Message into Action
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 26 This week on the Hope and Faith series, Andrea Hoisl, the Director of the Office of Faith Events, reflects on Pope Francis’ message...

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Origins of Halloween Rooted in Catholic Faith
Halloween. It is perhaps one of the most misunderstood holidays, but one that has definite roots within the Catholic faith. Halloween comes from the word ‘hallow’ which means holy and ‘e’en’ a shortened form of the word evening.  November 1 is All Saints’ ...

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Saints Celebrate Safe Return to School
Excitement and anticipation were in the air as more than 340 Saint Bernard School students returned to campus. After several months of planning and preparation by the administration and faculty, students resumed in-person learning for the first time since March.   To make students and parent...

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New Session Added-Take a Journey With Mary Through Her Seven Sorrows
Due to popular interest, another session of this virtual program will take place Monday evenings from 7-8:15 P.M. October 19, 26 and November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 If you are seeking to find hope, strength and comfort from a loss, burden or sorrow, join us for A Journey with Mary Through Her Sev...

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Norwich, Catholic
Faithful Gather to Pray for an End to Abortion
The 13th year of participation in the 40 Days for Life Campaign  began with a Mass from the Cathedral of Saint Patrick.  In addition to the five clergy who concelebrated the Mass, the cathedral was near COVID-19 guideline capacity of 100 socially distanced participants. Click the&nb...

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Virtual Forum: Life in the Thought of Pope Francis
Please join us for our virtual forum Life in the Thought of Pope Francis October 4, 2020 7:00-8:00 pm   sponsored by the Diocese of Norwich. The forum will include 3 National speakers highlighting 40 Days for Life Laudato Si World Day of Migrants and Refugees   ...

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Forced Like Jesus Christ to Flee - Virtual Bilingual Prayer Service
“Forced Like Jesus Christ to Flee.” “Obligados como Jesucristo a huir.” World Day for Migrants and Refugees 2020 Jornada Mundial del Migrante y del Refugiado 2020 “When we talk about migrants and displaced persons, all too often we stop at statistics; bu...

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