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Love is the Greatest Treasure of All
One of my favorite scriptural quotations can be found in Matthew (6:19-21), “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal. But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal....

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Haiti, Norwich, Catholic
Ride for Haiti Stops at Cathedral of Saint Patrick
FCC News Desk A team of four bike riders taking part in the annual "Ride for Haiti" across Connecticut made a stop Thursday, September 17, at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich.  The team chatted with Bishop Michael R. Cote and stopped for pictures with Father Frank ...

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Haiti, Norwich, Catholic, schools
Outreach to Haiti: 'We Belong To Each Other…'
Haiti has seen more than its share of strife: earthquakes, hurricanes, epidemics, and violent civil unrest. In all my visits to Haiti I have never had a Haitian say to me, “Why us? What did we do to deserve this?” I believe this is due to Haitians having a deep reservoir of hope thanks t...

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Norwich, Catholic, Outreach, haiti

Prayers From Haiti

Posted on June 23, 2020 in: Outreach to Haiti

Prayers From Haiti
 As we deal with the pain, sorrow and fear from the coronavirus, one of our friends in Haiti, an artisan, sent the following sentiments to one of our board members. How are you doing these days? I was thinking about you. By the grace of God, we are fine in Croix-des-Bouquets. My only c...

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Sa ou plante se sa ou rèkolte (A Haitian Proverb): What you plant is what you harvest
For nearly 40 years the Diocese of Norwich has had a presence in Haiti, the poorest and most densely populated country in the Western Hemisphere. A series of pilgrimages by clergy, religious and lay people in the early 1980s profoundly impacted all who came to this little island country approxima...

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Outreach to Haiti: Easter Hope, Easter Joy
Recently, while I was celebrating Mass for the Missionaries of Charity in Port au Prince, Haiti, a four-year- old boy came up to me as I was listening to the First Reading being proclaimed. He pointed to the Crucifix on the wall above me. The Mass was celebrated in English. The child doesn’t s...

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Haiti, Norwich, Catholic
Outreach to Haiti: We Are Ambassadors for Christ
As we continue our Lenten journey together and individually, let us remember “We are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us.” (2 Corinthians 5:20). Our daily lives, especially during Lent, should reflect our faith in and love for God. These reflections can take the f...

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Outreach, haiti
God’s Plan Includes Helping Others
Those of you who have been fortunate to visit Haiti know firsthand that on the surface it looks beautiful and peaceful in many areas. This belies the fact that the Haitian people have seen more than their fair share of challenges, especially the January 12, 2010 earthquake that killed approximate...

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Haiti, Norwich, Catholic
Love: The Most Beautiful Gift Of All
I believe God’s greatest gift to us is His love, which is given to us unconditionally. I am truly thankful for God’s gift of love, freely given, because I know if I had to earn His love, I would be in trouble more often than not. St. Matthew (22:37-39) reminds us of Christ’s com...

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God’s Christmas Gifts to Us: Faith, Hope, Love, and Charity
Most of us have been blessed with cherished memories of celebrating Thanksgiving with family, friends and loved ones. While our traditions may vary, sharing love and giving thanks are the foundations which usher in December and the season of gift-giving. Through the birth of God’s only son,...

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Haiti, Norwich, Catholic
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