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Calendar of Events

Posted on December 31, 2022 in: Around the Diocese

Calendar of Events
Brothers in Christ A Men’s Virtual Faith Group Meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month. Join this gathering of men who will share faith, personal experiences, and discussion. If you are interested in developing fellowship and discipleship with other men devoted to Christ, register b...

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USCCB President Reflects on the Death and Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI helped lead the Church to “a more profound love of truth and the mystery of God,” Archbishop Timothy Broglio, the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, said Saturday in reaction to the former pontiff’s death. “While we gr...

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A Busy Year for the Communications Ministry - Your Help is Needed
Dear Faithful Readers . . .  Once a year we appeal to your generosity to help defray the production costs of our print, online, and email newsletter editions of the Four County Catholic. This year is no exception. Please consider a donation to the Communication Ministry - Click Here to Gi...

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The Chair: A Conversation with Bishop Cote
Bishop Michael R. Cote was born in Sanford, ME. He first attended Our Lady of Lourdes Seminary in Cassadaga, NY, then went to Assumption College in Worcester, MA, later graduated from St. Mary's Seminary College in Baltimore, MD, where he received a Bachelor of Philosophy. Bishop Cote was ordain...

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Daily Bread for the Body and Spirit

Posted on December 27, 2022 in: Reflections

Daily Bread for the Body and Spirit
During the holidays, we can be prone to overindulging between Christmas and New Year festivities. An excessive variety and quantity of food find their way to our tables, making their flavorful contributions to our merriment. I mean, what would Christmas be without the family feast? Ham? Eggnog? Pump...

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Save the Dates: Virtual Adult Confirmation Program
Classes take place Tuesday evenings in 2023 Are you an active member of your parish? Have you been baptized and have received communion? Would you like to complete your sacraments of initiation by receiving Confirmation? This six-week virtual course gives candidates the opportunity to grow in ...

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The Joy of Eggnog

Posted on December 24, 2022 in: News

The Joy of Eggnog
From time to time, my husband enjoys coming home and surprising me or the kids with a random and unexpected treat. Just recently, he came home from work with a brown paper bag in his hand and a smile on his face. He called for the kids and they immediately ran up to him, staring and wondering what h...

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Monthly Pro-Life Mass to be Held January 7
The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, January 7 at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Rev. Walter Nagle at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Mass,...

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“Lord Jesus, receive my spirit” - Saint Stephen
The Church celebrates the feast day of Saint Stephen on December 26. Saint Stephen died shortly after the crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ. Filled with the Holy Spirit and hated for speaking the challenging truth, Stephen was cast out of the city and stoned to death. His last words were &ldquo...

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Experience Christmas Eve Midnight Mass

Posted on December 22, 2022 in: News

Experience Christmas Eve Midnight Mass
Christmas Eve Midnight Mass You are invited to experience the beauty, the wonder, and the inspiration of Christmas at the Mass at Midnight in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich. If you’ve never been before, know that all your senses will be engaged. Upon walking up to the cent...

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Calendar of Events

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

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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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