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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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Diocese Files Chapter 11 to Ensure Fairness and Equity for Abuse Survivors
July 15, 2021, Norwich, CT – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich today filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the federal Bankruptcy Code. Bankruptcy proceedings will be before Judge James J. Tancredi in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut in Hartford. In a letter from the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich which was posted to the Diocese’s website, Chapter 11 is described as the most equitable way to resolve numerous pending lawsuits alleging the abuse of students at Mount Saint John School filed against the ...

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More Employment Opportunities in Education
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Sponsors and Players Needed for Upcoming Catholic Charities Golf Tournament
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of others” – Charles Dickens Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich will be hosting its 16th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, September 13, 2021, at Great Neck Country Club, Waterford, CT.  Registration begins at 11:00 am.  Kick-off your day with an all-you-can-eat BBQ and an on-sight cigar roller!  Shotgun start at 12:30 pm, concluding after play with delicious small bites, raffle results, and award winners. The price is $175 per player. Golfers of all levels welcome. ...

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With Heavy Hearts and Gratitude, A Legacy Continues at Catholic Charities
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Updated: Pope Francis Offers Condolences After ‘Heinous Assassination’ of Haiti’s President
UPDATE: Outreach to Haiti has released a statement on their website. Click here to go to it (full statement also after this article)   Vatican City (CNA) - Pope Francis has offered his condolences to the Haitian people after their President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in his home Wednesday by a group of gunmen. “Hearing the news of the heinous assassination … His Holiness Pope Francis offers his condolences to the Haitian people and to his wife, also seriously injured, whose life he commends to God,” said a telegram sent on...

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God Journeyed Through Covid with Us
As I sat home day after day in quarantine, I began to think about my blessings. To be perfectly honest the one that kept popping into my head was how lucky I was not to have young children. I was living in a house filled with twenty-somethings – which presented its own challenges every day – but I did not have young children to accompany on this scary journey. All I could think about was how do you begin to explain this unprecedented situation to children?  What words or descriptive language would help them understand a pandemic? Professionally our offic...

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