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St. Joseph School Offers More Clubs, Sports
Over the past two years, St. Joseph School (SJS) in North Grosvenordale has increased its offerings to students in interscholastic athletics and extracurricular activities. The expansion of these activities stemmed from a summer meeting in late July 2018 when a group of parents brainstormed ways to improve the student experience at SJS. The SJS athletic program, led by athletic director and parent volunteer Lindsay Lehmann, consists of multiple sports in which student-athletes participate. The interscholastic offerings are in soccer (fall season) and basketball (winte...

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Xavier Students Shine in Yale Model Congress
Xavier High School students Benjamin Pitruzzello ’22, Jordan Hetu ’21, Daniel Lyons ’21 and Cole Sierpinski ’21 recently won awards for individual pieces of legislation they wrote and presented in their committees at the Yale Model Congress. Pitruzzello also won an award at the Yale Model Congress last year. “This is the largest number of awards our Model Congress team has taken home from a conference in living memory, and I was very proud of how well our students represented the school,” Xavier teacher and Model Congress moderator ...

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Lenten Calendar of Daily Inspirations

Posted on February 25, 2020 in: Lent

Lenten Calendar of Daily Inspirations
Reflect – Repent – Restore “The path to Easter demands that we renew our faces and hearts as Christians through repentance, conversion and forgiveness, so as to live fully the abundant grace of the paschal mystery.”  Pope Francis, Message for Lent, 2019   The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has published a 2020 calendar of daily inspirations for Lent, which begins February 26. Check the calendar daily by clicking the included link below, which will open a PDF file you can print or save....

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Catholic Charities: Providing Help & Creating Hope
Catholic Charities is observing its 99th anniversary of Providing Help and Creating Hope to those most in need throughout Eastern Connecticut. Our rich history of ministering to people of all faiths during their time of crisis is the foundation of our daily work. For 99 years, Catholic Charities has continued to love the most vulnerable of every faith and background in Eastern Connecticut. That love remains the clearest evidence of God’s grace in our lives. After so many years, people certainly know Catholic Charities well enough that it may sometimes go unnoticed....

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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 approximately 250,000 men, women and children. As Haitians mark the ten-year anniversary of this terrible tragedy, they again are facing major political unrest, but what is noteworthy is the indomitable spirit of the Haitian people. It’s a spirit filled with joy and hope reflecting...

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Ash Wednesday Prayer

Posted on February 21, 2020 in: Lent

Ash Wednesday Prayer
Ash Wednesday is the first day of the 40 days of Lent dedicated to prayer, fasting, and reflection in preparation for the great celebration of Christ’s Paschal Mystery in the Easter Triduum. We pray that this day marks the beginning of your spiritual renewal. If we can help you with prayers or resources during this Lenten Season please contact us at 860-848-2237, ext. 312 or at faithevents@norwichdiocese.net. God’s blessings and peace…Andrea, Liza, Marianne and Mary-Jo Office of Faith Events, Diocese of Norwich

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Lenten Resources  to Help You Prepare for Easter
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. To help you with this preparation, we have gathered various Lent resources into one convenient online location. Here you will find several articles and videos about Lent, along with tools and links to help guide you in the understanding of this holy time.    ...

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Lenten Bible Study - The Eucharist in Scripture
The Cathedral of St. Patrick, Norwich invites you to participate in this six-week program and discover God’s plan of salvation as it is expressed through the Bible and the Mass. Built around three of Dr. Scott Hahn’s foundational talks: “The Lamb’s Supper,” “The Fourth Cup,” and “Consuming the Word,” The Eucharist in Scripture examines the biblical foundations of the Eucharist and explores the Church’s liturgy as the original context for the books of the Bible. The program includes prayerful Scripture read...

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Catholic Charities to Celebrate 99 years of Service to the Community!
Catholic Charities is pleased to announce the celebration of our 99th Anniversary on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at the Mystic Yachting Center in Mystic, Connecticut.  The funds raised through the “Hope Anchors the Soul” Gala will allow Catholic Charities to carry out the mission of Providing Help and Creating Hope for the poor and economically disadvantaged of all faiths in Eastern Connecticut.  Catholic Charities has been providing compassionate social services  for almost 99 years.  With your anticipated support, Catholic Charities will be ab...

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Witness to Steadfast Faith

Posted on February 18, 2020 in: News

Witness to Steadfast Faith
February 2020 Four County Catholic Witness to Steadfast Faith   My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, One of the many pleasures I have in being your bishop is witnessing the numerous acts of faith demonstrated throughout the diocese. As Christians, we are people of faith. It is faith that sets us apart in service to others and in reverence to life itself. Through this faith, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we accomplish amazing works. Recently, many of you traveled to Washington DC to participate in the March for Life – leaving the comf...

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