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21 Ways to Spread the Gospel in 2021!
Happy New Year from the Diocese of Norwich! Andrea Hoisl of the Office of Faith Events kicks off 2021 with 21 ideas to Spread the Good News. Please Share with Family & Friends Visit NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks for additional resources.

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The Season of Creating Positive & Sustainable Change
“Catholic Charities provided hope and happiness when I lost hope, when no one was going to help me with my situation." This is just one of the many thank you messages Catholic Charities has received from our clients. Our mission, of Providing Help and Creating Hope is followed ever...

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Pope Francis: "Bearers of Gratitude" Make the World a Better Place 
Vatican City, Dec 30, 2020 (CNA) - Catholics can change the world by being “bearers of gratitude,” Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday. In his address on Dec. 30, the pope said that thanksgiving was a hallmark of an authentic Christian life. He said: &ldqu...

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Diocese of Norwich 2021 Marriage Preparation Brochure is Available
“Marriage is an intimate partnership of life and love.” ~ Gaudium et Spes The 2021 Diocese of Norwich Marriage Preparation Brochure If you are engaged to be married or know an engaged couple, please view the brochure by clicking THIS LINK Or for more information, please con...

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A Beauty in Broken Things- January Bishop's Column
January 2021 Four County Catholic A Beauty in Broken Things   My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I recently saw a photograph of a broken piece of pottery that had been repaired by filling in the cracks with a mixture of lacquer and powdered gold. The process is called ...

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'Be Still and Know That I Am God'

Posted on December 29, 2020 in: ACA

'Be Still and Know That I Am God'
Of the many Scripture passages that I love, I think my favorite is the one I have framed in my office which reads, “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10). It is ironic because Psalm 46 was most probably written during a time of war. When God speaks, He is telling those caugh...

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Sacraments 101: Confirmation, Part 2
In thinking about the Sacrament of Confirmation last month we held up St. Joan of Arc as a model for us. Her heroism as a soldier exemplified for us what Confirmation commissions us to do on the spiritual level as public witnesses of our Lord. While Confirmation is intrinsically connected to bein...

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Faith Sparks: Happy New Year?

Posted on December 26, 2020 in: FaithSparks

Faith Sparks: Happy New Year?
Happy New Year is what we say as we enter January, the first month of the year, filled with hope and promise. We look ahead at our hopes and dreams for the year knowing that all things are possible. But as we look ahead this year, with the next few months of winter enveloping us in darkness, we a...

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Bishop Cote's Video Christmas Message
Bishop Michael R. Cote shares his Christmas Message with us, the men, women, and children of the Diocese of Norwich. Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas! May the light of Christ, shine brightly during this holy season and throughout the year. We hope you enjoy this video reflection...

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A Special Thank You from the Four County Catholic
Wishing you every blessing this Christmas and in the New Year

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Calendar of Events

Posted on May 08, 2022 in: Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
Do you have an upcoming parish or school event that would be of interest to others in the Diocese? Promote Your Parish or School Event Around the Diocese Submissions Press releases announcing a diocesan, parish, or Catholic school-sponsored event must be received at least 14 days in advance of the event..  Your information should be typed into the body of an email. Please DO NOT submit flyers. Compose your submission as seen below. Provide the essential information about your event — what, when, where, and whom to contact. 175-word maxi...

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Gala Dinner Dance for the Missionaries of Holy Apostles
On Friday, June 17, Saint Clements Castle in Portland, Connecticut will be the site of a Gala Dinner/Dance in support of the senior members of The Society of the Missionaries of Holy Apostles (MSA). The MSA of the United States Province are a community of Priests and Brothers founded by Rev. Eusebe Menard in 1962. Their Charism, or mission, is to promote and form men to the priesthood, and lay leaders for service in the Universal Church. Their primary ministry in the United States is to provide priests and lay leaders that can serve the Church, and spiritual directors, t...

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Parish Helps Displaced Ukrainians in Poland 
It all started with a couch.  Rev. Richard Sliwinski, pastor of St. Mary Czestochowa Parish in Middletown, was visiting his mother in Konin, Poland, just as Russia began the invasion of Ukraine. Due to her medical issues, Fr. Richard’s mother was in need of a hospital bed, and in order to make room for it, a couch had to be removed. Fr. Richard asked around if anyone could use it, and a local priest knew a family that could. Thus began Fr. Richard’s relationship with Ivan Volvin. Ivan is a Ukrainian Catholic who emigrated to Poland some 12 years ago, and...

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Award Recognizes Judith Hughes for 45 Years of Service, Ministry
When Judith Hughes was asked how she felt receiving the Our Lady Queen of Hope Award at the Diocesan Women’s Conference last month, she replied in a soft voice, with gleaming eyes, and a gentle smile that exuded peace and warmth, with one simple word, “WOW!” Then she humbly added, “I feel I don’t deserve it. There are so many other women who are doing wonderful and important things who are more deserving than me.” But in reviewing the list of nominees for this year’s award, as well as the criteria for it, the members of the Di...

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Holy Week: View Online Photos and Videos of Norwich Masses
Click on the photos below to be taken to galleries of photos from the Chrism and Easter Vigil Masses at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich. Chrism Mass 2022   Easter Vigil 2022   View videos of Holy Week Masses - Below is a showcase of Masses from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday that took place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich

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Eucharistic Congress - Two Bus Trips

Posted on May 05, 2022 in: Events

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Eucharistic Congress - Two Bus Trips
Join Us on a Eucharistic Pilgrimage Ever since a 2019 Pew Research Center study found that only 31 percent of self- identifying Catholics said they believe that Jesus Christ truly becomes present in Holy Communion, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has been calling for a Eucharistic Revival in the Church.  A core tenet of the Catholic faith is that the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ is truly made present in the Eucharist. But belief in The True Presence has waned in recent years. Cardinal Seán O’Malley invites all the Catholic faithful...

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