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Advent Resources to Help You Prepare for Christmas
“Beloved, now is the acceptable time spoken of by the Spirit, the day of salvation, peace and reconciliation: the great season of Advent. This is the time eagerly awaited by the patriarchs and prophets, the time that holy Simeon rejoiced to see.” - St. Charles Borromeo During the four weeks of Advent, we prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth through prayer and reflection. We contemplate the First Coming of Jesus as Savior, and anticipate His promised Second Coming. And amid the flurry of Christmas preparations, we look for practi...

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Sharing the Reason for the Season

Posted on December 05, 2019 in: News, Advent

Sharing the Reason for the Season
"I wish to encourage the beautiful family tradition of preparing the nativity scene in the days before Christmas, but also, the custom of setting it up in the workplace, in schools, hospitals, prisons and town squares."  Pope Francis Holiday Greetings from the Communications Office, On the First Sunday of Advent Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter, Admirabile signum, on the meaning and importance of nativity scenes, calling for this “wonderful sign” to be more widely displayed in family homes and public places throughout the world. I...

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Bishop Cote to Celebrate Young Adult Mass December 8 in Coventry
On Sunday, December 8th, St. Mary Church in Coventry is delighted to host the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich, for the Third Annual Diocesan Young Adult Mass & Reception. All Young Adults (ages 18 - 39, single and married) are invited and encouraged to attend!  We encourage Young Adults to invite friends to join us! Mass with the bishop will begin at 10:30am and following liturgy there will be a coffee social in the hall.

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Norwich, Mass, Catholic
St. Bernard School Senior is Recipient of St. Edmund's Honor Scholarship
By Shari L. Marderness St. Bernard School senior Lauren O’Donnell was recognized as the 2020 St. Edmund’s Honor Scholarship Recipient on October 25th during the 16th Annual St. Edmund’s Medal of Honor Dinner at the Mystic Marriott Hotel. The scholarship was established in memory of the members of the Society of St. Edmund who served as faculty and staff members of St. Bernard School. Instituted in 2007, the endowed Saint Edmund’s Honor Scholarship is given annually to a first semester senior of St. Bernard School who has shown, through acade...

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Norwich, Catholic, Youth
Hands On, Hearts In: Lowe's Gives St. Vincent de Paul Place a Makeover
FCC News Desk The weekend of October 19th saw a flurry of activity at St. Vincent de Paul Place. Crews from the Lowe’s in Lisbon and Waterford worked all weekend alongside community service workers, volunteers and staff painting the second-floor hallway and dining room. The effort started about two months ago, with a tour of the facility, and culminated with a weekend of transformation and two truckloads of donations. The donations included shelving, cleaning supplies, a power washer, table saw, floor mats for the kitchen, a freezer and lots of pa...

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Norwich, Catholic, St. Vincent de Paul Place
Many Voices Sing as One in Candlelight Concert and Compline
By Ryan Blessing The voices of the Norwich Diocesan Choir echoed through the Cathedral of St. Patrick and candlelight washed over the faces of those present during the annual concert and Compline on Sunday, November 17th. The concert and Compline were organized under the supervision of new music director Michael Lianos, who conducted the choir in the cathedral loft. Michael McCarthy was the organist for the concert. “Where charity and love are, God is there,” is the translation of the Latin verse, “Ubi Caritas et amor, Deus ibi est,” the first ...

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Norwich, Catholic
Check Out What's New in the Four County Catholic
The latest issue of the Four County Catholic is available now, and is filled cover to cover with news from within the Diocese of Norwich. Inside is a look at three very special Masses: The Anniversary Mass, the Mass for Firefighters and EMS personnel and the Red, White and Blue Mass for our military members and veterans. The annual Seton Scholarship Dinner is also featured, along with photos from the dinner and the above Masses. There also are columns by Bishop Cote, the Office of Faith Events, the schools, and news from the ministries within the D...

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Catholic, schools
Second Graders Send 188 Pairs of Warm Socks to Local Shelters
Second grade students at The Church of the Holy Family in Hebron ran the church’s annual “Socktober” drive that collected 188 warm pairs of socks.  Socks were donated to the No-Freeze Shelter and Holy Family Home and Shelter for Battered Women & Children, both in Willimantic.

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Catholic Charities Board Member, Dr. Christopher Lipinski Invested into the Order of Malta
On November 15, 2019, Dr. Christopher Lipinski was invested into the Order of Malta. The investiture took place at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City during the Solemn Mass of Investiture celebrated by Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, OFM Cap, Archbishop of Boston. Dr. Lipinski was invested with 70 Knights and Dames into the Sovereign Order of Malta, American Association. Founded in 1099, the Order of Malta is more than 900 years old and runs hospitals, medical centers, nursing homes and hospice care. From its origin and throughout history, it has emphas...

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