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Blue Mass to Honor Law Enforcement Personnel
The Diocese of Norwich's 29th annual Blue Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral of St. Patrick on Sunday, September 22, at 10:15 a.m., for law enforcement personnel and their families. The Mass honors all federal, state and local law enforcement officers, such as police and state troopers, who are both active duty and retired.

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Ride to Rebuild 2019 is Under Way, will Visit Norwich Thursday
FCC News Desk A small team from Outreach to Haiti is taking part in a five-day, 337-mile bike ride, touching five of the six New England states and climbing more than 13,000 feet.  The ride started Monday, Sept. 16, and its purpose is to raise awareness and funds to support the mission in Haiti. The specific goal of this year's ride is again to raise money for the rebuilding effort in Haiti. Construction of the Outreach Center is well underway.   See pictures of the rebuilding effort   Outreach to Haiti has raised most of the money ...

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Pope John Paul II Grieved with America and the World on 9/11
FCC News Desk As three airliners smashed into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, and Flight 93 crashed into a Pennsylvania field on September 11, 2001, Joaquín Navarro-Valls, at the time the director of the Vatican press office, delivered the news to Pope John Paul II. "I remember that terrible afternoon as if it were yesterday. I called the Pope, who was at Castel Gandolfo, I gave him the news. He was shocked not only by the tragedy itself, but also because he could not explain how man could achieve this abyss of evil..." he recalled in a 2011 ...

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A New Learning Resource Opens at Saint Joseph School in North Grosvenordale
By Ryan Blessing Saint Joseph School in North Grosvenordale celebrated a "grand" day on Sunday, September 8, by commemorating National Grandparents Day and celebrating the dedication of its new Bishop Vincent Hines Learning Center. The school celebrated all "Grandparents and Grand Friends" at its breakfast fundraiser to start the 2019-20 school year. Putnam restaurant Jessica Tuesday's and the Chrzanowski family sponsored the breakfast in memory of Ronald Chrzanowski, who passed away last year and who was the grandfather of several st...

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Mass Honors Diocese's Educators

Posted on September 09, 2019 in: News, School News

Mass Honors Diocese's Educators
By Ryan Blessing Teachers both past and present within the diocese were honored Sunday, September 8, with a special Mass for Educators at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich. The 24th annual educators' Mass, celebrated by the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich, also marked an observance of the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. "Let us rededicate ourselves to our mission as parents, teachers, administrators and support staff in education, confirming and strengthening each other's efforts in o...

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Mass, Education, schools

Back to School Photo Gallery

Posted on September 04, 2019 in: School News

Back to School Photo Gallery
Students across the Diocese returned to school last week. Teachers and parents were there to document the first day with their cameras, and they shared their photos. The September issue of the Four County Catholic will have a section featuring photos of students from the Diocese schools on their first day back.   To see a gallery of Back to School photos, click here or on the photo to the right.   

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Pope Francis Prays for Hurricane Victims at Start of Week-long Trip to African Countries
FCC News Desk Pope Francis arrived in Maputo, Mozambique on Wednesday, kicking off a Sept. 4-10 trip to sub-Saharan Africa. The pope was greeted by government officials at a welcoming ceremony, with singing crowds lining the streets. On the nearly 11-hour flight to Africa, Pope Francis offered prayers for victims of Hurricane Dorian, which tore through the Bahamas this week, causing widespread devastation. He encouraged people to pray “for the victims of the hurricanes in the Bahamas, poor people who in one day lost their homes, lost everything and lost their...

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Diocese Honors Those Dedicated to Education
Mass Will Honor Educators and School Staff The 24th Annual Diocesan Mass for Those Dedicated to Education will be celebrated on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 8:45 a.m., in the Cathedral of St. Patrick. The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich, will celebrate the Mass for all teachers and support staff, public, parochial and private, active and retired, of all faiths. All are welcome.  

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Fr. Donio to Lead Retreat & Workshop to Explore Faith Journey of Youth
Accompanying Our Youth on Their Faith Journey, a day-long retreat for catechetical leaders, catechists, pastors, parents and parishioners, will take place Sept. 12 at the Church of the Holy Family in Hebron. The keynote speaker will be Father Frank Donio, S.A.C., director of the Catholic Apostolate Center in Washington, D.C. Fr. Frank is a consultant to the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. He also collaborated with the Conference on the development of Living as Missionary Disciples: A Resource for Evangeli...

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Retreat, youth
Check Out What's New in the Four County Catholic
The latest issue of the Four County Catholic is available now, and is packed with news about the Diocese of Norwich. This issue features a story about Doug Green, the longtime music director at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich. Doug retired Aug. 15 after 40 years of harmonious service. There also are photos from this year's Blessing of the Fleet in Stonington Borough and photos and a story about the ordination of Father Michael Castiblanco, as well as columns and news from the ministries within the Diocese.    The issue is available in full,...

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