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The Coming Together of Heaven and Earth at Mass- A Video Representation
The Veil Removed is a moving 5 minute video that reveals the coming together of heaven and earth at Mass, as seen by saints and mystics, revealed by scripture and in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.   Enjoy and share. What love is there like to that of Jesus Christ? He chose for the institution of the Eucharist the eve of the day on which He was to be put to death! Men weave the darkest plots against Him, and He thinks only what is the most precious gift He can give them! They think only of lifting Him on an infamous cross to die. He thinks only of ...

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Mass, Catholic

The Catholic Faith of Kobe Bryant

Posted on January 30, 2020 in: News

The Catholic Faith of Kobe Bryant
Catholic News Agency Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in Southern California, along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. Bryant, the father of four, was Catholic. In all nine people were killed in the Jan. 26 crash. Bryant, 41, is widely considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He retired in 2016 after a 20 year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, in which the shooting guard won five NBA championships, a league MVP award, two scoring championships, and myriad other distinctions. Bryant was raised in a ...

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Another Year of Gratitude for ACA Donors and Ministries
Each year, the members of our diocesan family come together to support the Annual Catholic Appeal as best they can, by donating their hard-earned money throughout the year. With the close of 2019, we are happy to report that we have received a total of $2,522,300.25 in gifts and pledges. While we are $288,699.75 shy of our total, we are extremely grateful to those who recognize the invaluable services that our ACA supported ministries provide to all of us in the diocese. Whether it be to help to pay the tuition of our seminarians, to fund catechetical programs for our...

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Mercy High School Opens Nationwide Search for New President
The Presidential Search Committee has recently posted criteria that they are seeking in the next leader of Mercy High School, a Christ-centered Catholic diocesan college preparatory high school for young women, located in Middletown, Connecticut. Founded in 1963, Mercy is a highly rated, private high school committed to providing a challenging educational experience in a safe and nurturing environment, as well as to exemplifying Catholic values and the mission of the Mercy Education System of the Americas (MESA). Mercy aims to provide a learning environment that fosters ...

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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
Students Welcome Refugees and Immigrants
Recently the third through sixth grade faith formation students at St. Matthew Church completed a stewardship project benifitting refugees and immigrants that are being helped by Sr. Mary Jude from the parish of Sagrado Corazon de Jesus in Windham and the organization IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services) from New Haven. The students gathered donations and filled two-gallon zip lock baggies with essential items for the refugees and immigrants.  Accompanied by a welcome card the bags included toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, deodorant, dish ...

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Overcoming a Weary World

Posted on January 16, 2020 in: News

Overcoming a Weary World
January 2020 Four County Catholic Overcoming a Weary World “They that hope in the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar on eagles’ wings; They will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint.” Isaiah 40:31 My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, “A Thrill of Hope, the Weary World Rejoices.” These words, which graced last month’s cover of the Four County Catholic, speak to a  hope that flows from within us centered on principles of faith larger than ourselves. Based on what we see on TV, hear on the r...

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Bishop, Communication
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
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
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