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What's New in the June/July 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.   Weekday public worship resumes at Mass Read up on the Parishioner Guide for the Restoration of Public Worship, as weekday public worship resu...

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Xavier Students Serve Others During COVID -19
You've seen the pictures, the ones with the healthcare workers taking off their masks after a long day and exposing bruises. You can't help but have a reaction, especially considering what doctors, nurses and first responders are already dealing with these days. Alex Rowlins '23 and his ...

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Faith in Action: Easter People Respond in Time of Need
 In the worst of times, the best of people shine through. That is how to describe Operation Parish Hands, a mask-making outreach ministry currently under way at the yoked parishes of St. Columba in Columbia and the Church of the Holy Family, Hebron. Within days after the state directed that...

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Public Worship Resumes-Many are Grateful
Hundreds of faithful availed themselves of the opportunity to return to the public celebration of Mass this week. Public Masses have not been celebrated in the Diocese since Bishop Michael R. Cote, together with bishops throughout the region made the decision to suspend public worship in mid-March. ...

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Faithful Come Together for Peaceful Prayer Vigil
A one-hour prayer vigil, hosted by the Norwich Area Clergy Association, was held at Wednesday evening at Chelsea Parade in memory of all of those who have died due to racism in the country. Religious leaders of various faiths shared words of unity and hope, and led the nearly 100 faithful pa...

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The Cracked Pot- Hope and Faith Video Series Week 11
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 11 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Andrea Hoisl, the Director of the Office of Faith Events, reflections on the story of the Cracked...

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Stations of the Cross Parallel Grief During COVID-19
Someone we loved died during the COVID-19 quarantine. Unfortunately, this has become a very common experience for so many people across the globe and in our diocese. This unique period in time has afforded us and so many others a new way of experiencing the process of dying with our loved ones. Alth...

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"Hold On" - A Musical Reflection- Hope and Faith Video Series
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 10 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, the Office of Faith Events presents a Musical Reflection.  John Angotti ...

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A Message from Bishop Cote

Posted on June 10, 2020 in: News, ProLife

A Message from Bishop Cote
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I have used that salutation in hundreds of letters, columns, and homilies throughout my 45 years of ministry as a priest and bishop. They remind us that as Christians we share a common kinship in the Lord Jesus; that we are created and loved equally, withou...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on June 10, 2020 in: News, Vocations

Clergy Appointments
The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D. D., Bishop of Norwich, has made the following clergy and diocesan appointments in the Diocese of Norwich   Reverend George Busto, from Hospital Chaplain, Middlesex Memorial Hospital, Middletown, with Residence at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Middleto...

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Posted on July 07, 2024 in: Events, Around the Diocese

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Diocese Celebrates the Ordination of Three Men to the Priesthood
On June 29, 2024, the Diocese of Norwich celebrated the ordination of three young men to the priesthood, marking a joyous event for the community. “You bring with you many gifts granted to you by God in His goodness,” said The Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich, to deacons Eric Carl Hosmer, Julian Felipe Cuervo-Lozada, and Alexander James Pandolfe during his homily. “Put them to good use, always, for the glory of God and the good of His holy people.” Bishop Cote expressed deep appreciation to Mount Saint Mary’s seminary faculty ...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on July 01, 2024 in: News, Vocations

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Clergy Appointments
July 1, 2024 The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D. D., Bishop of Norwich, has made the following clergy and diocesan appointments in the Diocese of Norwich   Reverend Henry Agudelo, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Brendan the Navigator Parish-Saint Joseph Church and Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church, New London, Saint Paul Church, Waterford, and Our Lady of Grace Church, Fishers Island, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Mary Parish, Clinton.                       ...

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Faith and Freedom: Reflections on Independence Day
As the night sky explodes with vibrant fireworks and the tantalizing scents of barbecues drift through the air, Americans from every corner of the nation unite in celebration of the Fourth of July. For us, as Catholics, this day isn't just about national pride; it's a profound moment to delve into the intricate connection between our unwavering faith and the precious freedoms that define our lives. Cast your mind back to 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was boldly signed, proclaiming the inalienable dignity and rights bestowed upon every individual b...

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Annual Blessing of the Fleet Returns to Stonington Borough
As Stonington has done for over 60 years, the St. Mary community will celebrate the annual Blessing of the Fleet. This is to honor present and past commercial fishermen, lobstermen and their families. The traditional celebration returns this year. THURSDAY, July 25 at 6 p.m.: The 2024 Blessing of the Fleet 5K Race is an in-person timed race through historic Stonington Borough. The certified course starts and ends at the Town Dock, 1 High Street, Stonington. You can also choose to register for a non-competitive 2-mile walk. Register today: www.runreg.com/blessingofthefle...

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Pope Francis Asks Sacred Heart of Jesus to Convert Hearts Who Want War
Pope Francis prayed for the intercession of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Sunday to convert “the hearts of those who want war” to projects of dialogue and peace. On the last day of June, a month that the Catholic Church dedicates to the Sacred Heart, the pope asked people to continue praying for Ukraine, Palestine, Israel, Myanmar, and other parts of the world where there is much suffering caused by war. Pope Francis also asked people to remember the suffering of persecuted Christians during his Angelus address on June 29.  “Tod...

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