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Novena for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph
The spouse of Mary and the legal father of Jesus according to Jewish law, Joseph is a model of humility and obedience to God’s will. Today, St. Joseph’s Day is observed all over the world on March 19th with a feast. Celebrated as early as the ninth century, St. Joseph’s Day b...

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Bishop's Column: You Are the Light of the World
March 2022 Four County Catholic You Are the Light of the World My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, The Holy Season of Lent invites us to extend ourselves in preparation for Easter through prayer, fasting, and charity – The Three Pillars of Lent. These pillars, or practices, hel...

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Lenten Calendar 2022

Posted on March 01, 2022 in: Lent

Lenten Calendar 2022
“Dear brothers and sisters, every moment of our lives is a time for believing, hoping and loving. The call to experience Lent as a journey of conversion, prayer and sharing of our goods, helps us—as communities and as individuals—to revive the faith that comes from the living Chris...

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What is Lent?

Posted on March 01, 2022 in: Lent

What is Lent?
Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. Here are a couple of videos that explain the season of Lent. It's a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, w...

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Fasting - Abstinence - Lenten Meals
Fasting & Abstinence Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. The norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat o...

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2022 Lenten Bible Study: The Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ
  2022 Lenten Bible Study The Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ   Where: St. Patrick Cathedral Hall When: Wednesday March 16, 23, and 30 Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Prepare your hearts to celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ at Easter by participati...

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Resources to Help You on Your Lenten Journey
During Lent, we prepare for the celebration of Christ’s resurrection through prayer and reflection. We contemplate the promised Second Coming of Jesus as Savior. And amid the flurry of preparations, we look for practical ways to observe the holiness of the season in our everyday lives. ...

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Explore Holy Week Photos and Videos
Holy Week 2021 Resources Below are several links to photo galleries and video produced by the Office of Communications to highlight Holy Week 2021. Click on a link to be taken to a photo gallery.       PALM SUNDAY GALLERY CHRISM MASS GALLERY EASTER VIGIL GALLER...

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The Light of Resurrection: Faithful Return at Easter Vigil
A sea of candlelight brought a comforting glow to those gathered in the darkened Cathedral of Saint Patrick, where an in-person Easter Vigil returned on Holy Saturday, April 3. The Liturgy of Light (Lucernarium) began as Bishop Michael R. Cote and ministers proceeded in silence and darkness to th...

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Norwich, Catholic
'God is Truly Alive' - Chrism Mass Celebrated
'God is Truly Alive' - Chrism Mass Celebrated The annual Chrism Mass took place Tuesday morning, March 30, at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich. Although closed to the public because of COVID-19 restrictions, clergy attended in person and the Mass was live streamed. The Most Reve...

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