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Easter Joy- Hope and Faith Video Series
April 7, 2021 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Marianne, Administrative Assistant for the Office of Faith Events, speaks about our Easter joy. To see past videos or more articles on Faith, visit NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks

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Action Alert: Human Trafficking Bill Before State Legislators
  Below is an Action Alert message from "The Underground" regarding Human Trafficking and House Bill No. 6657. Please consider showing support for this bill by sending a letter to your house member. A sample letter is provided below that you can cut and paste. Your participation is...

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Explore Holy Week Photos and Videos
Holy Week 2021 Resources Below are several links to photo galleries and video produced by the Office of Communications to highlight Holy Week 2021. Click on a link to be taken to a photo gallery.       PALM SUNDAY GALLERY CHRISM MASS GALLERY EASTER VIGIL GALLER...

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The Light of Resurrection: Faithful Return at Easter Vigil
A sea of candlelight brought a comforting glow to those gathered in the darkened Cathedral of Saint Patrick, where an in-person Easter Vigil returned on Holy Saturday, April 3. The Liturgy of Light (Lucernarium) began as Bishop Michael R. Cote and ministers proceeded in silence and darkness to th...

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How to Help: April is Autism Awareness Month
April is Autism Awareness Month   One Heart Ministry has lovingly designed and made Heart Pins to raise awareness in our Diocese.       If you would like some pins for individuals or for your parish please contact the Office of Faith Events 860-848-2237, ext. 30...

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Pregnancy and New Parent Programs A Success
The Virtual Pregnancy and New Parent Support Group has been in full-swing these past few months. Just recently one of our caseworkers had a support group turnout of nine parents. The Pregnancy and New Parent Program aims to bring together new mothers and fathers to create a safe space to connect and...

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Safe Environments Protects Our Young People
Keeping Kids Safe April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month throughout the United States. This month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect. We in the Diocese of Norwich, our parishes, schools and ministries take child pro...

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Lenten Reflection- Deacon Tom Casey
March 31, 2021 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Deacon Tom Casey explores during Lent the scripture passage "Be still and know that I am God." For more resources to help you on your Lenten journey Visit and Bookmark  NorwichDiocese.org/Lent

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In Case You Missed It: Palm Sunday Mass Video
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Sunday, March 28, 2021   Bishop Cote's Palm Sunday Homily     Photos from the Mass                        ...

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Did You Miss the Fifth Lenten Mission Meeting? Here's the Video!
Did you miss last week’s Lenten Mission? Bishop Michael Cote explored faith through the eyes of Mary. Bishop Cote speaks about Mary as an example of motherhood and authority in a unique way. Click the link below and use the password to view the video: CLICK HERE ...

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Rest in Peace- Deacon Michael L. Puscas

Posted on November 10, 2021 in: News

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Rest in Peace- Deacon Michael L. Puscas
Deacon Michael L. Puscas, a Permanent Deacon of the Diocese of Norwich assigned to the Guardian Angels Parish in Colchester and Lebanon and the Director of Permanent Deacon Personnel for the Diocese of Norwich died on Sunday, November 7, 2021.   A wake will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2021, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Guardian Angels Parish-Saint Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Avenue, Colchester, Connecticut.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Guardian Angels Parish-Saint Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Avenue, Colchester, Connecticut, on Friday, November 12,...

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Your Guide to Church Bazaars and Holiday Craft Fairs
Use the Handy List Below to See Where All the Best Church Bazaars and Craft Fairs are Being Held Throughout the Diocese. You Can Also Add Events to Your Google Calendar from Ours.        Friday, November 19, 5 PM –– 7 PM Saturday, November 20, 9 AM –– 3 PM St. Peter Church Fair  30 St. Peter Lane, Higganum Our Christmas Fair is Back!!!  Visa Card Raffle - top prize $2500 gift card. Basket Raffle with 22 baskets for men, women, and children.  Holiday Decorations include wreaths and ot...

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Send in Your Nativity Scene Photos

Posted on November 25, 2021 in: News, Advent

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Send in Your Nativity Scene Photos
FCC News Desk In 2019, Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter, Admirabile signum, on the meaning and importance of nativity scenes, calling for this “wonderful sign” to be more widely displayed in family homes and public places throughout the world. For the last two years, in response, we asked parishioners, ministries, offices, churches, and schools to send us a picture of the nativity scene on display at their location. The response to this request was tremendous. Once again, we are asking for pictures of your creche. The photos will ...

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Seeking Applicants for the Our Lady Queen of Hope Award
The Our Lady Queen of Hope Award: Honoring Dedicated Women in Our Diocese This coming Spring, during the 2022 Virtual Women’s Conference,  the Norwich Diocesan Women’s Conference Committee will vote on and name the recipient of the second annual Our Lady Queen of Hope Award.   The Our Lady Queen of Hope award was created to honor a woman in the diocese for her vision and leadership in the Catholic Church.  Candidates display strong faith, are committed to living out Catholic values, display leadership, display love, and service, have be...

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Bishop's Column: Lord of Love

Posted on November 24, 2021 in: Reflections

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Bishop's Column: Lord of Love
November 2021 Four County Catholic Lord of Love “They will fight with the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.” Revelation 17:14 My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, You can tell that it is Autumn in New England by the leaves on the ground, pumpkins on doorsteps, and the yard signs promoting candidates for the upcoming election. One sign in particular caught my eye –– “No matter who is elected, Christ is still King.” This i...

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Chapel Completed at New Saint Andrew Cemetery in Colchester
An old storage area has been transformed into a bright and inviting chapel at the New Saint Andrew Cemetery in Colchester. Guardian Angels Parish clergy, Pastor Fr. Marek Masnicki and Parochial Vicar Fr. Richard Breton, as well as a dozen other visitors, attended the short ceremony on Oct. 29. The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich, blessed the chapel with holy water.   "Let us ask the Lord, the all powerful Father, to continue to strengthen us and to thank Him earnestly for the completion of this holy project,"...

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