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"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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Make this a Holy Week to Remember

Posted on April 09, 2020 in: News, Lent

Make this a Holy Week to Remember
"While it is true that we are not physically present to one another it is also true that we are not apart. For the church through God‘s grace and power will accomplish among us what God has always done – He remains with us. The moment we face is no greater than God‘s grace....

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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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Norwich, Catholic
"Be Not Afraid" - Hope & Faith During the Pandemic- OFE Launches New Video Series
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, Liza Roach, Youth and Young Adult Minister for the Diocese of Norwich, kicks off the series during Holy Week speaking about the numerou...

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