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Photo Gallery: St. Michael Church Mass of Dedication
The Mass of Dedication for the rebuilt St. Michael Church in Pawcatuck took place Saturday, January 18. Parishioners filled the church for the special Mass, celebrated by the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich. See  photos from this joyous event in our gallery.   CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PHOTOS Also, be sure to read the full story about the Mass of Dedication in the February Four County Catholic, and online at NorwichDiocese.org.

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Norwich, Mass, Catholic, Pawcatuck
Annual Mass of Consecrated Life
On Sunday, February 2, the annual Mass of Thanksgiving for the Gift of Consecrated Life will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich.   All are invited to join Bishop Michael R. Cote in thanking God for the gift of consecrated life and for the sisters, brothers, and religious priests who enrich the Church and the Diocese of Norwich by building up God’s Kingdom with the witness of their religious commitment.  The homilist for the Mass will be Father Jacinto Chapin, FI.  Father Jacinto is a member of the Francis...

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Norwich, Mass, Catholic
Check Out What's New in the Four County Catholic
The latest issue of the Four County Catholic is available now, and is filled cover to cover with news from within the Diocese of Norwich. The annual Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, held in December, is featured, along with stories about the annual teen leadership award winners, the 2019 Ryken award recipient and special celebrations of teachers and students at Diocesan schools. Read about the Civilize It campaign, a national civility effort launched by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. There also are columns by Bishop Cote, Outreach to Haiti, the...

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Catholic, schools
Save The Date: Connecticut's First March for Life Event
Save The Date: April 15 The National March for Life organization, in cooperation with the Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference and the Family Institute of Connecticut, are holding Connecticut’s first official March for Life event on April 15, 2020 at the State Capitol.   The March will be a time for Connecticut citizens to express their support for the life of the unborn and their opposition to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.  Although the issues which the March will address are controversial in our society, people of faith mu...

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Pro-Life, Norwich, Catholic
In Memoriam: Sister Margaret Miriam Higgins
Sister Margaret Miriam Higgins of the Sisters of Mercy died peacefully at the age of 94 on January 11, 2020 at St. Mary Home in West Hartford. Born and raised in New London she was the daughter of Arthur Higgins and Anna Green Higgins. Sister entered the Sisters of Mercy on July 1, 1944 and professed her first religious vows on January 3, 1947. Most of Sister's teaching experiences were in the Norwich Diocese. Her teaching career began in 1944 with Kindergarten students where she quickly learned to give "the look"and with that look she never had to raise...

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Obituary
Register for The Joy of Love - A Day of Enrichment for Married Couples
Register today! (Registration due January 31) Escape from worldly pressures, commitments and worries for a few hours and focus on the most important person in your life – your spouse! This day will re-energize your marriage and deepen your faith with practical insights from Pope Francis’ wisdom on marriage and family life. The Diocesan Catholic Family Services Office, in conjunction with Connecticut World Wide Marriage Encounter, is sponsoring a day of enrichment for married couples of all ages and years married entitled: “The Joy of Love,” ...

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Marriage Encounter, Marriage, Catholic
Monthly Pro-Life Mass is February 1
The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, February 1 at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Fr. Ray Introvigne at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Mass, the Rosary will be prayed both at the Cathedral and Planned Parenthood. A brunch in the Cathedral Hall will follow the Rosary this month.  

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Pro-Life, Norwich, Mass, Catholic
Author Danielle Bean is 2020 Catholic Women's Conference Keynote Speaker
Danielle Bean, author of You Are Enough: What Women of the Bible Teach You About Your Mission and Worth, is the keynote speaker for the 2020 Norwich Diocesan Women's Conference. “Danielle Bean is the real Catholic deal – she talks the talk and walks the walk (in stunning high-heeled shoes, no less!) As an authentic wife, mother, daughter, and friend striving to serve God with her whole life. Danielle speaks directly to the hearts of women in the trenches with great wisdom, wit, and grace, and I can’t recommend her highly enough.” &ndash...

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Norwich, Catholic
Save the Date: Hope Anchors the Soul Gala for 2020 is coming up
Save the Date Come and celebrate 99 years of Providing Help & Creating Hope for our neighbors in need at our Hope Anchors the Soul Gala, on April 18, 2020. An evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing and a silent auction are part of the gala.    Through Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich, our community becomes stronger with your help!  For more information, call (860) 889-8346 ext. 285.    

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Norwich, Catholic
Former Student Honors Sister Barbara Gould
Sister Barbara Gould, R.S.M. gets a big surprise during the annual Teachers' Institute held on November 12 at the Holiday Inn in Norwich. Dr. Patrick Slattery, Executive Director of the Xaverian sponsored schools was the keynote speaker for the Institute. Sister Barbara was his elementary school principal of Our Lady of Mercy School in Madison, CT during the 1980s. During Dr. Slattery's presentation, Sister Barbara was shown a surprise slide of the dedication to her from his class yearbook. She was also honored with a lovely gift and a cake whic...

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Norwich, Catholic
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