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Hundreds Return to Annual Chrism Mass in 2022
The annual Chrism Mass took place Tuesday morning, April 12, at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich.  Hundreds of faithful communicants continued the celebration of Holy Week leading up to Easter. It was the first time in three years that the cathedral was open for the Chrism Mass. ...

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In Case You Missed It: Virtual Diocesan Lenten Mission - Explore the Saints
The Lenten Mission is an opportunity for us to deepen our faith, take time for reflection, and pray. Please join us as we explore the Saints and how they call us to renew our relationship with Christ. Thursday- March 10, 17, 24, 31, & April 7 at 7:00 - 7:45PM To register, contact Mariann...

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Cathedral Holy Week Schedule

Posted on April 10, 2022 in: Events, Lent

Cathedral Holy Week Schedule
Holy Week Masses for the Cathedral of Saint Patrick Masses will be live-streamed as indicated by * NorwichDiocese.org/Masses   Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord April 10 7:30am + 9am + 10:30am* + 5pm Vigil Saturday April 9th   Chrism Mass Tuesday, April 12 ...

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Vocations: From ‘Ashes to Life,’ Lent is a Time for Spiritual Renewal
Our Lenten journey began with Ash Wednesday on March 2. Catholics from throughout our diocese came to Ash Wednesday Masses and services and were marked with ashes. These ashes represented our mortality. They reminded us that we are dust and to dust we will return.  Yet, as Pope Fra...

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In Case You Missed It: Virtual Diocesan Lenten Mission - Explore the Saints
The Lenten Mission is an opportunity for us to deepen our faith, take time for reflection, and pray. Please join us as we explore the Saints and how they call us to renew our relationship with Christ. Thursday- March 10, 17, 24, 31, & April 7 at 7:00 - 7:45PM To register, contact Mariann...

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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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