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Christmas Message 2018

Posted on December 24, 2018 in: News

Christmas Message 2018
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means “God is with us.” Matthew 1:23 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the spirit of this holy season fill your hearts with joy and your homes with peace! Chris...

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FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Posted on December 21, 2018 in: Reflections

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
  The Fourth Sunday of Advent   Goal for the Week…  Welcome our Savior into the World! "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16   This last wee...

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advent, reflections, 2018
Over 700 People Venerate St. John Vianney Relic in Gales Ferry
"There is nothing so great as the Eucharist. If God had something more precious, he would have given it to us." -St. John Vianney Over 700 people flocked to Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Gales Ferry on December 13th to venerate the incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney. The major relic...

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St. John Vianney, Relic, Interrupt Heart

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Posted on December 15, 2018 in: Reflections

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
The Third Sunday of Advent:  Gaudete Sunday Rejoice in the Lord, always: again, I say, rejoice. Indeed, the Lord is near. Goal for the Week… Spread Christian JOY! This is the week to express our joy at the coming of our Savior.  If we truly believe in the “gift of Chr...

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By Morningstar Stevenson RENTON, WA – After Noel Ramos returned from visiting a Catholic school in Haiti, he felt even more blessed by the resources he has teaching at St. Anthony School in Renton, Washington. “All they have are blackboards, but they are eager to learn,” said Ramos. “Education is so powerful, and the kids in Haiti understand that.” Ramos was ...

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Haiti, Catholic School, St. Anthony Parish, Outreach to Haiti

Second Sunday of Advent

Posted on December 08, 2018 in: Reflections

Second Sunday of Advent
Goal for the Week…  Let’s use technology to enhance our Advent preparation! Sometimes we hold the answers to our deepest Spiritual questions right in the palm of our hand. That being said take a look at what we hold in our hands most of the day- our cell phones.  Th...

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First Sunday of Advent

Posted on November 30, 2018 in: Reflections

First Sunday of Advent
The First Sunday of Advent: Goal for the Week… Let’s gain some perspective! Ready or not Advent has begun! It is now December and we all find ourselves looking ahead to the Christmas Season remembering all the preparation and work that is involved in making it special for our fami...

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2019 Women's Conference Save the Date

Posted on November 30, 2018 in: Events

2019 Women's Conference Save the Date
Please Save the Date for the 2019 Catholic Women's Conference. This year's conference will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 8:30- 3:00 p.m. at Mercy High School in Middletown. The keynote speaker joining us all the way form the west coast is author and EWTN contributor, Lis...

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Catholic Women, Norwich Diocese, 2019
Visitation of Major Relic – St. Jean Vianney
At the behest of Bishop Cote we are very excited to announce that the Diocese of Norwich has been blessed with the opportunity, through the Knights of Columbus, to host the major relic of St. Jean Vianney on December 13, 2018 at the Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes in Gales Ferry. The evening begins...

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Let's Stand Together to Build the Future this #GivingTuesday
On #GivingTuesday, we thank our generous ACA donors. Unfortunately, our shelves still need stocking.   If you are able to share your resources #GivingTuesday (Nov 27th) is the day to do it!  Please consider making a gift today! Thank you for being a good steward and shar...

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Calendar of Events

Posted on February 23, 2024 in: Events, Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events   SACRED HEART ON THE LAKE RETREAT CENTER UP-COMING LENT RETREAT DAYS   THREE LENTEN RETREAT DAY CHOICES  Saturday, February 24th; Saturday, March 2nd; Tuesday, March 5th  How do we turn away from sin and live the Gospel through the three traditional disciplines of Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving?   ALL OUR RETREAT DAYS are from 9:30am – 3:00pm. A complete write-up of all our retreat days and programs can be found  on our WEBSITE www/sacredheartonthelake.org SACRED HEART ON THE LAKE RETREAT CE...

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What is Lent?

Posted on February 07, 2024 in: Lent

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What is Lent?
Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. Here are a couple of videos that explain the season of Lent. It's a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms, and we practice self-control through fasting. We are called not only to abstain from luxuries during Lent but to a true inner conversion of heart as we seek to follow Christ's ...

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New London Couple Recognized as State’s Longest Married Couple
New London Couple Recognized as State’s Longest Married Couple   In each of the 71 years that Russell and Pauline DeMarco have been married, their love for each other has grown stronger. How does such an enduring love last despite the challenges and differences that all married couples face? The answer, the couple says, lies with two necessary and key ingredients – patience and understanding. As a way of recognizing and honoring the enduring love of couples like the DeMarcos, Worldwide Marriage Encounter, (WWME) a faith-based marriage enrichment pr...

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A Beautiful Act Of Contrition

Posted on February 17, 2024 in: Lent

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A Beautiful Act Of Contrition
Lent, a period of penitence and fasting, serves as an ideal time for the Sacrament of Reconcilliation due to its deep emphasis on introspection, repentance, and spiritual renewal. This season offers a profound opportunity to receive God's mercy, cleanse the soul, and renew one's relationship with God.    Lent calls us to return to God with all one's heart, making it a spiritually enriching experience that enhances the Lenten journey towards Easter's promise of redemption and new life.   A Beautiful Act of Contrition Fo...

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Let’s Fast!: Biblical Origins of Fasting

Posted on February 16, 2024 in: Lent

From archdioceseofhartford.org: In the first proper episode of this year’s ‘Lent with the Lord,’ Fr. Matt brings us the Biblical origins of fasting and why the act of fasting is such a meaningful gift that we can give to God.

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Resources to Help You on Your Lenten Journey

Posted on February 15, 2024 in: News, Lent

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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. To help you with this preparation, we have gathered various Lent resources into one convenient online location. Here you will find several articles and videos about Lent, along with tools and links to help guide you in the understanding of this holy time.    ...

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