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March 25: Consecration of Russia & Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
  CLICK HERE for Livestream Bishop Cote will join with the Holy Father, Pope Francis, by publicly offering a Prayer of Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at 12 Noon on Friday, March 25th, the Feast of the Annunciation. The Mass and Consecration will ta...

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Explore the Diocese’s Unique Places of Prayer
During Lent I like to visit places of calm and reflection where I can feel alone in prayer, and  in the presence of God. Over the years I have visited several such places which are conveniently located in our Diocese. One spot that I often visit is Enders Island. This is an 11-acre island of...

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Watch: Candlelight Concert and Compline at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick
Watch a full video replay of the hour-long, free concert of choral music followed by Compline in candlelight at the Cathedral of St. Patrick. on March 20th Compline is Night Prayer from the Catholic Liturgy of the Hours. It is where we pray to give thanks for the day and ask for protection whil...

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24 Hours for the Lord

Posted on March 17, 2022 in: News, Events

24 Hours for the Lord
In communion with Pope Francis, we are invited to join with the universal Church around the world in observing “24 Hours for the Lord” – a way to encounter God and His mercy this Lent through Reconciliation. This is a time of seeking God’s forgiveness and a change of heart.&n...

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Attend the Connecticut Mass for Life to be Held on Eve of March
On the eve of the Connecticut March for Life. a Connecticut Mass for Life will be held at St. Mary Church (5 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven, CT 06511) on Tuesday, March 22, at 5:00 p.m. His Excellency Archbishop Leonard Blair of Hartford will be the principal celebrant and homilist. Afterward, there ...

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Send Us Your CT March for Life Photos

Posted on March 10, 2022 in: News

Send Us Your CT March for Life Photos
Send Us Your CT March for Life Photos Are you attending the CT March for Life taking place on Wednesday, March 23rd in Hartford? If so, we are asking for your top three photos from the event to be published in the April issue of the Four County Catholic and on the diocesan website. Candid phot...

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Saint Patrick's Day - The Day Everyone is Irish
On March 17, the Church celebrates the Memorial of St. Patrick, Bishop of Ireland, who 1,500 years ago brought Christianity to the Emerald Isle. In addition to being the patron of the Diocese of Norwich, Saint Patrick is also the patron of Ireland where Irish monks were instrumental in preserving...

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Bishop Cote Approves Voluntary Collection to Help Humanitarian Efforts in Ukraine
In conjunction with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bishop Cote has authorized a voluntary appeal for financial support to assist in the relief efforts resulting from the humanitarian crisis that is unfolding in Ukraine and the surrounding countries. Bishop Cote asks all pastors to...

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Official Approved Notice from U.S. Bankruptcy Court  (English and Español)
Anyone who was sexually abused, on or before July 15, 2021, and believes the Diocese may be responsible for the sexual abuse must file a claim by March 15, 2022. Details Below. ~Click to open PDF~  ~Haga clic para abrir PDF en español~

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Exploring the Lives of Black Saints

Posted on February 24, 2022 in: News

Exploring the Lives of Black Saints
During this Black History Month, we are reminded of the Black Saints in our own Catholic history. How many saints of African descent are you aware of? Well, there are probably more than you know. Below are three more recently canonized black saints, as well as  some persons who are on their way...

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Employment Opportunities in the Diocese of Norwich
Looking for a job? We have a number of open positions that can be found at   The updated page includes listings for several employment opportunities within the diocese.     Administrative Assistant - Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich     School job postings are online as well   Be sure to keep the link to handy  

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Rest in Peace, Sr. Rita Johnson, SSND
Sr. Rita K. Johnson, SSND, Diocesan Director of Ministry to the Sick died on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at W.W. Backus Hospital in Norwich.  Born in Roxbury, Massachusetts on May 10, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Rita K. (Craven) Johnson and John Johnson. Sister Rita was born and raised in Roxbury, MA, and was taught by the School Sisters of Notre Dame at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Elementary School and Mission Church High School. After professing religious vows as a School Sister of Notre Dame in 1963, Sr. Rita taught in Catholic schools in New...

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Ill or Homebound? Here is a list of Daily and Weekend Livestream Masses
FCC News Desk A number of parishes in the Diocese continue to Livestream Weekend Masses online for those persons and their caretakers who are ill or homebound. Some parishes archive their Masses for on-demand replay.  All Masses and special services from the Cathedral are available for viewing at any time.  Check out the following resources for online Masses:     Broadcast and Streaming Mass Schedule:   Sunday morning Masses from the Cathedral of Saint Patrick are broadcast on t...

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A New Eucharistic Miracle in Mexico?
A video circulating on social media shows what appears to be a eucharistic miracle — a consecrated Host exposed for adoration by the faithful seems to “beat” like a heart. The video was recorded July 23 at Our Lady of the Rosary parish in the town of Zapotlanejo, near Guadalajara, in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Argentine priest Father Carlos Spahn, founder and superior of the Religious Family of the Immaculate Heart and Divine Mercy, who is currently ministering in Mexico, led the eucharistic adoration service. In a statement to ACI Prensa, CNA&...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on July 20, 2022 in: News, Vocations


Clergy Appointments
July 5, 2022 The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D. D., Bishop of Norwich, has made the following clergy and diocesan appointment in the Diocese of Norwich   Reverend Jacob Ramos, newly ordained, to Parochial Vicar, Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish - Coventry and Storrs. Effective: July 11, 2022     Reverend Peter J. Langevin, Chancellor

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Webb Telescope Images Feed the Mind and Spirit, Jesuit Astronomer Says
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Jesuits at the Vatican Observatory were wowed like most people by the beauty of the photos from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, but the director said they also are excited by the scientific information the telescope will reveal. “Such images are a necessary food for the human spirit — we do not live by bread alone — especially in these times,” said Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, the observatory director, after NASA released a first batch of images from what the space agency describes as “the largest, ...

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