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Love for God - Our Lady Queen of Hope Award
Love for God spurs award recipient to serve others   Janet Larson sat in her Andover home looking out over the ice-covered lake abutting her property. With tear-filled eyes and fighting hard to hold back emotion, she said softly, “I am honored. I am humbled. It is hard for me to...

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'This is a Gift for You' - Hope & Faith Video Series
This week on the Hope and Faith series, Andrea Hoisl, Director of the Office of Faith Events, tells the story of a person amazed at a Mass at La Sallete Shrine. View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks    

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Paths to the Cross- Journeys into the Heart of Catholicism
In the heart of our Catholic tradition lies the understanding that faith is not merely inherited or adopted out of convenience; it is a living, breathing journey that demands engagement, questioning and, above all, an open heart. Some find their faith in the meticulous study of Scripture, seeking Go...

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The Secret Weapon to a Stronger Marriage
Embracing Forgivness in Four Words   “Will you forgive me?” I will never forget the power of those four words the first time my husband asked them of me. In many ways, they meant more to me than him saying, “I love you,” because the very fact that he acknowled...

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A Question of Faith- What is Papal Infallibility?
Have you ever questioned or wondered about some aspect of the Catholic faith? Well now is your chance to do just that! Four County Catholic Magazine is introducing a new column entitled A QUESTION OF FAITH. Every edition will offer our readers’ the opportunity to ask and have their questions a...

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Sharing in Our Humanity

Posted on April 07, 2024 in: Reflections

Sharing in Our Humanity
At Mass, the deacon is the minister of the cup. He prepares the chalice of wine and elevates the cup of blessing with the priest in his elevation of the host.  It always humbles me when I pray the Prayer of Preparation for the chalice: “By the mystery of this water and wine, may we com...

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Family and Community Are Key to Overcoming Secularism, Pope Says
Pope Francis said people must live the experience Christian community in order to have a "life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ."   VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Faced with decades of rising secularism, the Catholic Church must invest in families and in strengthening other forms of ...

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Singing ‘Alleluia’ to Praise the Lord: Experience the Seasonal Difference
Have you ever noticed that the liturgical seasons affect the use of the word “Alleluia”? In the spring, it comes and goes and comes back again – from Ordinary Time, to Lent, to the Easter Season. This shift in language – coupled with music, instrumentation and mood –...

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Here’s When Easter Officially Ends

Posted on April 04, 2024 in: News

Here’s When Easter Officially Ends
Catholics recognize Easter — when Jesus Christ rose from the dead after sacrificing his life for all of humanity — as the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the spring equinox. But, as it turns out, they can continue saying “Happy Easter” into May or, in some ...

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How to Revive the Celebration of Eastertide
Easter Sunday begins the Easter season. The 50-day Eastertide, running to Pentecost, is the longest season on the Church calendar (not counting Ordinary Time). Everything starts with the joyous celebrations of Easter Sunday and the Easter Octave to Divine Mercy Sunday. This week is the perfect time ...

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Calendar of Events

Posted on May 10, 2024 in: Events, Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events Sunday, May 19, June 16, July 21 Healing Mass & Healing Service Church of the Holy Family, Hebron 2 PM to 4 PM, the third Sunday of every month Fr. Ray Introvigne and Fr. Michael Phillippino. Music by: Joe D’Ambrose, Jayvee & Tina Mateo. “Remember- Jesus is the Healer!” For more information contact Andrea Hoisl at faithevents@norwichdiocese.net or 860-848-2237 ext. 203 Thursday, May 23  "Open Your Heart" Gala to benefit St. Vincent de Paul Middletown. Thursday, May 23, 2024, 5:30 to ...

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Why Mary is Our 'Perfect Mother'

Posted on May 09, 2024 in: Reflections

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Why Mary is Our 'Perfect Mother'
Mary is our heavenly mother and the month of May, dedicated to her, always provides us an opportunity to consider how much our Mama loves us and cares for us. Nowhere is her maternal protection over us more evident than in the numerous visits from heaven that she has made. Each apparition of Our Lady demonstrates that the Queen of the Universe loves us and will do all that she can to aid us and bring us to her Son. Many people know about the marvelous visit of Mary to Fatima, Portugal, in 1917, beginning in May and culminating in October with the great miracle of the ...

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Healing Mass Schedule for 2024

Posted on May 09, 2024 in: Events

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Healing Mass Schedule for 2024
Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. -Matthew 11:28 Come join us for a Healing Mass & Healing Service 2:00-3:00 pm 3:00-4:00 pm 2 PM the third Sunday of every month with Fr. Ray Introvigne and Fr. Michael Philippino All masses will be celebrated at the Church of the Holy Family 185 Church St, Hebron, CT, 06248 (RT 85) January 21 February 18 March 17 April 21 May 19 June 16 July 21 August 18 September 15 October 20 November 17 December 15 Music by Joe D’Ambrose, and Jayvee & ...

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Monthly Pro-Life Mass to be Held June 1

Posted on May 20, 2024 in: ProLife

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Monthly Pro-Life Mass to be Held June 1
The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, June 1 at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Rev. Raymond Introvigne at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Mass, the Rachel Rosary will be prayed at the Cathedral. A brunch in the Cathedral Hall will follow the Rosary this month.      

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The Most Reverend Christopher J. Coyne Formally Succeeds Archbishop Leonard P. Blair as Archbishop of Hartford
At 6 AM local time (noon in Rome) today, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Archbishop Leonard P. Blair upon reaching the retirement age of 75. At the same time, the Most Reverend Christopher J. Coyne immediately assumed office as sixth Archbishop and 14th Bishop of Hartford. A Mass to mark the inauguration of his ministry will be held on Sunday, May 5th at 11 AM, as the Archbishop takes possession of the Cathedral of St. Joseph, the mother church of the Archdiocese. Upon his succession as chief shepherd of the Archdiocese, Archbishop Coyne said, “After a ...

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The 2024 Annual Catholic Appeal: How to Help

Posted on May 01, 2024 in: ACA

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The 2024 Annual Catholic Appeal: How to Help
Together we can all be the loving hands and feet of Jesus Christ!   Thank you for your generosity! Gifts and pledges received: $1,752,541 Progress toward meeting our goal: 64.9% Parishioners who have donated: 10.63%  Please help the ACA reach our goal of $2.7 million!   Watch Bishop Cote's 2024 Annual Catholic Appeal Message:

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