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The Hallowed Tradition of Cemetery Masses

Posted on October 28, 2019 in: News

The Hallowed Tradition of Cemetery Masses
By Christine Rousselle Mobile, Ala., Oct 31, 2019 (CNA) - The end of October and the first few days of November comprise of “Allhallowtide” in the Church--All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day. During the month of November, the Church takes special notice to remember, honor and pray for the dead. There are many different cultural traditions around this period, but one of the most consistently honored is the practice of visiting cemeteries.  Some dioceses mark this tradition in an especially solemn way, by celebrating a Mass on A...

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Turning 40 in Style

Posted on October 24, 2019 in: News

Turning 40 in Style
St. Vincent de Paul Place (SVdPP) hosted a celebration and open house Thursday, October 10th  to showcase its facility and many services. Volunteers, clients and friends were treated to tours, fellowship and food. The ministry, now housed on Cliff Street in the former St. Joseph School building, began 40 years ago in the Shannon Building in downtown Norwich. “We were delusional young people trying to change the world,” “We were delusional young people trying to change the world,” said Deacon Tom Casey, reflecting on the gene...

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The Family Catechesis Workshop is Cancelled
The FAMILY CATECHESIS: MODELS AND RESOURCES workshop scheduled for this Saturday October 26, 2019 at St. Mary Church in Coventry:  has been CANCELLED. .  We hope to reschedule this workshop in the spring or next fall.  Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. Andrea Hoisl, Office of Faith Events  

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Photo Gallery: Mass For Firefighters and EMS
Firefighters and EMS personnel from throughout the Diocese and beyond came to the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich Sunday, October 20, for the annual Mass for Firefighters and EMS.  Members of departments from Norwich, Danielson, Cromwell, Groton and elsewhere, including Rhode Island, attended. Click here to see a gallery of photos from the Mass. Also, be sure to check out the story and photos about the Mass in next month's Four County Catholic. 

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November 3rd - Active and Retired Military Honored at Red, White & Blue Mass
DIOCESE OF NORWICH TO HONOR SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN AND THOSE WHO HAVE DIED IN SERVICE TO THE COUNTRY. 28th Annual Red, White and Blue Mass Sunday, November 3, 10:15 a.m. Cathedral of Saint Patrick Norwich, CT The Annual Red, White and Blue Mass will take place Sunday morning, November 3rd, at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich for all service branches: ARMY, NAVY, MARINES,  AIR FORCE, MERCHANT MARINE AND COAST GUARD. Rev. Thomas Hoar, S.S.E., President, St. Edmund’s Retreat is the celebrant and homilist. Parishioners from acr...

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Silver and Gold Jubilee Anniversary Mass Coming Oct. 27
All couples married 25 & 50 years or celebrating any significant anniversary year are invited to attend a Silver and Gold Jubilee Anniversary Mass at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 2 p.m. Come and renew your commitment to live your marriage in holiness in a Pontifical Mass celebrated by Bishop Michael R. Cote. Family and friends are invited to share in this special testimony and witness to love and marriage. Dessert and beverages will be served following the Mass in the Cathedral Hall.

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Meet the Catholic Chaplain to the Washington Nationals
By Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Oct 22, 2019 (CNA).- A professional baseball clubhouse might not be considered a particularly religious place today, but one chaplain says the Catholic priesthood is needed—and desired—as much as ever there. “When I walk in the [clubhouse], they kind of light up a little bit,” Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, a chaplain to the Washington Nationals professional baseball team, told CNA. “It’s not me,” he clarified, “it’s that they see a Catholic priest.” “I think that the prie...

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Treasures of the Church

Posted on October 17, 2019 in: News, ProLife

Treasures of the Church
Often times hidden, they can be found in the most unexpected places By Wayne Gignac Saint Lawrence, a deacon under Pope Sixtus II during the reign of the Emperor Valerian, was given three days by the Roman Prefect to bring to the imperial palace the treasures of the Church. Quickly Lawrence sold off all the vessels and distributed the money to the widows, the sick and the poor. After three days had elapsed, he returned but he did not return alone.  The imperial forces, greedily expecting to see gold, silver, and precious jewels, were enraged when the humble deac...

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Your Guide to Church Bazaars and Craft Fairs
Use the Handy List Below to See Where All the Best Church Bazaars and Craft Fairs are Being Held Throughout the Diocese. You Can Also Add Events to Your Google Calendar from Ours.    October 26 Annual Fair/Tag/Bake Sale Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Quaker Hill 9am -2pm Fresh Polish babka and cinnamon bread, jewelry, books/records/DVDs, plants, huge hall of white elephant/household goods, toys/games, seasonal items, pictures, frames, knick-knacks, baked goods, lunch. November 2 Holiday Bazaar St. Patrick Church, East Hampton 9am-2...

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In Case You Missed It: Are We Good Stewards of God’s Creation?
 Environmental Awareness Evening October 23, 2019, 6:30-8:00 pm Sacred Heart Church Hall, Norwichtown Are we good stewards of God’s Creation? How is God challenging us to take care of the planet?  What does catholic social teaching ask of us today?  What can we do to reduce our carbon footprint? How do we recycle effectively?     Come explore the answers to these questions and so many more! This interactive environmental awareness workshop will also provide updates on current legislation here in CT and will present...

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