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Catholic Charities Enacts Continuity Plan to Serve Clients During Crisis
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Norwich recognizes that with the constantly changing COVID-19 situation around the world, these are unprecedented times for everyone.  A time that, for many, is filled with much uncertainty. Our hearts, thoughts and especially our prayers go out to each and ...

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Norwich, Catholic
'One Faith, One Family' Lived Everyday by the Families of Our Diocese
This year’s Annual Catholic Appeal theme, “One Faith, One Family,” is lived every day by families in the Diocese of Norwich. Many of our parishioners face daily challenges in their lives. One very difficult challenge that many confront is the selection of an assisted living cent...

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Norwich, Catholic
"Hope and Faith" Video Series Week 2
As the Lenten Series has ended, the Office of Faith Events has decided to continue weekly videos focused on Hope and Faith during the Pandemic.  This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Mary-Jo McLaughlin, coordinator of Catholic Family Services in the Office of Faith Events, speaks about no...

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Norwich, Catholic, faith
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
Vocations Corner: A Seminarian Reflection
This month, Larry Barile presents us with a brief look at his journey as he prepares to be called to ordination as a Transitional Deacon. Please keep Larry in your prayers, Larry was ordained a transitional deacon, April 15, 2020 at Pope John XXIII National Seminary where he is presently in h...

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Vocations, Norwich, Catholic

Masses Go Online for Holy Week

Posted on April 16, 2020 in: News

Masses Go Online for Holy Week
Services for Holy Week in the Diocese of Norwich this year were unlike any in memory, with hundreds attending Masses online or listening on radio and clergy celebrating Mass in empty churches. Churches in the diocese have been closed to parishioners because of social distancing orders put in plac...

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Norwich, Mass, Catholic
Faith Sparks: Celebrating Easter as a Season Not a One-day Holiday
The Lenten season is over and Jesus is out of the tomb. It is time to celebrate the joy of the Resurrection and Christ’s victory over sin and death for as St. Augustine tells us, “We are an Easter people.” But, what does that mean for most of us? As a child growing up in what I ...

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Norwich, Catholic, sparks
Christ is Risen; He is Truly Risen! Alleluia!!
Easter Message, 2020 "For they did not yet understand the Scripture that He had to rise from the dead." John 20:9   Dear brothers and sisters in the Risen Lord, The passage from the Gospel of John cited above is the last verse proclaimed in the Gospel for the Mass of Eas...

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Additional Resources to Enhance Your Good Friday and Beyond
Here are Two Additional Resources to Help You with Your Journey On Good Friday we are being asked by Archbishop Gomez, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops President to Pray Together at Noon on Good Friday.   Go to Facebook.com/usccb to view the Live stream ...

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What's New in the April 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.   Bishop's Easter Message Bishop Michael R. Cote shares his Easter message for 2020, words of hope amidst the challenging times in which we...

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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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