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Bishop's column: Go into the Whole World and Proclaim the Gospel
October/November 2022 Four County Catholic Go into the Whole World and Proclaim the Gospel   My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, We are fortunate to live in New England. One of the highlights of living in New England is the change of seasons. Each season offers us something uniq...

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We Can Help. Promise to Protect-Pledge to Heal
We Can Help To report inappropriate conduct of any kind by a Diocesan Bishop please contact ReportBishopAbuse.org or call 1-800-276-1562 To report inappropriate contact of any kind by a representative of the Diocese of Norwich or for assistance for victims, please call The Dioce...

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From the Superintendent's Desk: Mercy High School - A Strong Catholic Foundation
My dear friends, this month we focus the spotlight on another one of the outstanding educational institutions in the diocese, Mercy High School, in Middletown. Mercy High School in Middletown, Conn. provides young women in grades 9-12 a challenging college preparatory education with a strong foun...

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'Mass Confusion' Connects Youth, Families to the Eucharist
In an effort to help people become more personally connected with Jesus in the Eucharist, the Office of Faith Events is combining this year’s Youth Explosion with a Family Eucharistic Celebration that will help youth and families do just that through “Mass Confusion.” Performed as ...

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40 Days for Life Begins with Mass
The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., along with diocesan priests kicked off 40 Days for Life in the Diocese of Norwich with a Mass. Bishop Cote thanked the congregants, "for the solidarity and the support that you show for the great gift of life." The passing of Roe v. Wade in ...

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The Peace of Saint Francis

Posted on September 28, 2022 in: Vocations

The Peace of Saint Francis
  On October 4, the Church commemorates the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi.  Francis, we know, is a very popular and beloved figure worldwide. He has inspired the hearts and minds of so many people, both religious and non-religious alike.  Founder of the Franciscan Orders of t...

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Exploring St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in New London
Join the Office of Faith Events as we visit the churches of St. Mary in the Diocese of Norwich. This week, we visit St. Mary Star of the Sea in New London. View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks    

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Asking Questions Can Help Grow Our Relationship with Christ 
Have you ever wondered why we say what we say at Mass? Have you ever questioned why we do “Catholic aerobics” (stand, sit, kneel, repeat) during the liturgy? Did you ever wish you knew why a priest did the things he does during Mass? If you are like me, you have wondered these things mos...

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The Celebration of the Eucharist Daily Television Mass - Streaming Video
The Office of Radio and Television (ORTV) streams the Celebration of the Eucharist (daily television Mass) Live Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. Other live stream liturgical celebrations will be announced on the ORTV home page. The LIVE stream broadcasts Monday thrpugh Friday from 10:00 a...

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Calendar of Events

Posted on September 23, 2022 in: Around the Diocese

Calendar of Events
  Brothers in Christ   Brothers in Christ: A Men’s Virtual Faith Group Meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month. Join this gathering of men who will share faith, personal experiences, and discussion. If you are interested in developing fellowship and discipleship wi...

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Calendar of Events

Posted on September 23, 2022 in: Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
  Brothers in Christ   Brothers in Christ: A Men’s Virtual Faith Group Meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month. Join this gathering of men who will share faith, personal experiences, and discussion. If you are interested in developing fellowship and discipleship with other men devoted to Christ, register by emailing Liza Roach at lroach@norwichdiocese.net or call 860-848-2237 ext. 305.    Virtual Program Explores Mary’s Seven Sorrows  The Catholic Family Services office is offering a virtual seven-week program e...

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Sept. 19 is Deadline to Register for Anniversary Mass
The September 19 deadline for registering for the 2022 Silver and Golden Jubilee Anniversary Mass is fast approaching. This is a firm date, so please register soon if you plan to attend. The Mass, which will take place October 16 at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, is open to all couples married 25 & 50 years or celebrating any significant anniversary year. Bishop Michael Cote will celebrate this annual Mass which honors the enduring love of married couples.  To register, send the following information:  husband and wife’s name, address, te...

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Let His Love Shine Through What You Do - Colleen Puscas
Music, especially Liturgical music, has always been a passion for Colleen Puscas. Some 30 years ago, she was the director of liturgy and music at Christ the Teacher Parish/Newman Center at Northern Illinois University. Then her husband, Michael, had a job opportunity in Connecticut, so she and her family moved to Colchester. One Sunday morning, after moving there, the family was running late preparing their four children for church, so they ended up attending a later Mass, 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Church. That was the first time Colleen heard the choir sing for Mass, and al...

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'Happy Hour for Couples' Will Enrich Relationships

Posted on September 22, 2022 in: Events

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'Happy Hour for Couples' Will Enrich Relationships
Couples, are you looking for a unique date night idea that will enrich both your relationship and your spiritual lives? Grab your favorite beverage and join other couples for an uplifting Couples’ Happy Hour that will inspire you and offer different perspectives about romance, relationships and family life.  The Diocesan Catholic Family Services Office is sponsoring a virtual Couples’ Happy Hour the second Friday every other month beginning September 9 from 7-8:30 p.m.. Each evening will include a presentation on topics relevant to today’s couples,...

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The Celebration of the Eucharist Daily Television Mass - Streaming Video
The Office of Radio and Television (ORTV) streams the Celebration of the Eucharist (daily television Mass) Live Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. Other live stream liturgical celebrations will be announced on the ORTV home page. The LIVE stream broadcasts Monday thrpugh Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  On weekends, there is no LIVE stream of the Mass.  To view a weekend Mass, click the Vimeo link below. Vimeo Link In addition to streaming live on the ORTV website, the TV Mass is also live streamed on its Facebook page and its YouTube...

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Diakonia - Prison Ministry

Posted on September 08, 2022 in: Vocations

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Diakonia - Prison Ministry
Prison Ministry Having been a high school religion teacher for 18 years, I was in diaconal formation when my second high school was closed and I was jobless. At a retreat for deacon candidates and lay ministers on Ender’s Island, I was mulling over where I would do my six-week ministry rotation. I believed that deacons needed to go where no one else would go and where the need was great. One of the lay ministers I had met was a deputy warden at JB Gates. So I asked him about doing something at his institution. After teaching a class called, “How to M...

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