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The Life Of A New Mom In Haiti
By Marie Farrell Five Americans follow two Haitians along a winding narrow concrete lined corridor in the Christ Roi neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. Descending the path from the main road we bypass people’s homes and curious onlookers until we reach our destination. It is a smallish home. The...

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How Do We Pass On The Faith?

Posted on February 26, 2019 in: News

By Andrea Hoisl How do we reach our youth today? How do we make faith “real” for them? How do we help our children develop a relationship with God in today’s world? These and so many other questions are ones the committee charged with creating a Diocesan Curriculum for parish catechetical programs grappled with for two years. This team of busy professionals from across the ...

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By: Mary-Jo McLaughlin A new Diocesan curriculum guide for parish religious education programs reflects a major shift in how we teach children about their Catholic faith.  “We want to move away from just teaching our children the content of our Catholic faith to helping them build a lifelong relationship with the Church and Jesus Christ,” said Andrea Hoisl, director of the D...

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 “Hand in Hand with All God’s Children” By Kathy Gaito We all know someone who occasionally needs a helping hand.  Whether it’s a neighbor who asks you to pick up the mail or a family member who needs a ride to an appointment, we all do our best to accommodate them. These tasks may seem simple to the person who is helping, but the person receiving the assistan...

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Diocese Releases List of Clergy with Allegations of Substance of Sexual Abuse of a Minor
NORWICH, CT – This weekend a letter from the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D. Bishop of Norwich was shared with parishioners throughout the Diocese regarding the release of the list of names of accused clergy with allegations of substance of sexual abuse against minors. Click here for th...

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 Application Available for Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Scholarships
The Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (NDCCW) is offering a $500 Scholarship to four (4) graduating eighth grade girls who will be attending a Catholic High School in the fall of 2019.  You can access the application below. Completed applications must be received by April 15, 201...

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February Pro-Life Mass

Posted on January 14, 2019 in: News, Events

February Pro-Life Mass
Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 8:30 A.M The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Rev. Walter Nagle at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing fo...

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Communications Ministry Has Immediate Opening
 Part-time Senior Writer/Social Media Manager  The Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich Communications Ministry seeks a Part-time Senior Writer/Social Media Manager to promote the awareness of all diocesan ministries and initiatives. Summary of Position: The Senior Writer/Social M...

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Bishop's Pastoral Letter on Safe Environments
January 7, 2019 My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   Over the past several months trust in the leadership of the Catholic Church and a lack of transparency has been called into question.  For many, trust has been shattered in the wake of the revelations of the failures of bis...

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Bishop's Pastoral Letter on the March for Life
January 4, 2019 My dear sisters and brothers in Christ,               January 22, 2019 marks the forty-sixth anniversary of the Roe V. Wade Supreme Court decision. This year, as has become a tradition, hundreds of thousands of the ...

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Sometimes, the best stories come from unexpected moments of inspiration. Recently, I had a unique experience attending Mass at St. Columba in Columbia. Originally, I hadn't planned on going there; the church I regularly attend had canceled the early Mass for the summer. At the same time, I was struggling to find a topic for this month's Four County Catholic article. Writer's block had hit me hard, and the deadlines were looming. During the Communion meditation, something remarkable happened. My eyes caught sight of a large plaque on the wall listing the corporal...

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Posted on August 24, 2023 in: News, Events

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Youth and Family Explosion
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Posted on September 14, 2023 in: News, Hispanic Ministry

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Respect Life: Immigration
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me” (Mt 25:35-36).   Pope Francis, in his message for the 2023 World Day of Migrants and Refugees, writes, “These words are a constant admonition to see in the migrant not simply a brother or sister in difficulty, but Christ himself, who knocks at our door.” The Church has celebrated World Day of Migrants and Refu...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on September 20, 2023 in: News, Vocations

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Clergy Appointments
September 20, 2023 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 Marvin Bearis, OFM Cap., to Saint Pius X Parish, Middletown, Pastor. Effective:  September 1, 2023.      Reverend Peter J. Langevin, Chancellor    

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