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First Sunday of Advent-Patience

Posted on November 28, 2020 in: Advent

First Sunday of Advent-Patience
Patience --An ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay; quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care.                                          ...

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Christmas Commercialism Clouds Advent's Patient Waiting
Advent dawns upon us and once again we begin our journey of patient waiting for the arrival of Christmas – which can be a special challenge and struggle for children and young people, but also for adults. The culture decorates for Christmas even before Halloween is over. The Hallmark Channe...

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Norwich, Catholic

An Advent Prayer

Posted on November 26, 2020 in: Advent

An Advent Prayer
A Prayer for Advent God of Love, Your son, Jesus, is your greatest gift to us. He is a sign of your love. Help us walk in that love during the weeks of Advent, As we wait and prepare for his coming. We pray in the name of Jesus, our Savior  - Author Unknown The National Black ...

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Gratitude- An Everyday Practice

Posted on November 25, 2020 in: FaithSparks

Gratitude- An Everyday Practice
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 34 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Andrea Hoisl- the Director of the Office of Faith Events, suggests that focusing on gratitude doe...

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Bishop's Column: A Christian is a Missionary of Hope
November 2020 Four County Catholic  A Christian is a Missionary of Hope   My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, As we approach this Thanksgiving, we find ourselves challenged on many fronts.  Political and social unrest is in our streets and in the media. We are hind...

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Benefiting Mothers in Need: Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Holds Drive-Through Layette
The Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (NDCCW) held its annual layette on October 17th at St. Sebastian Church in Middletown Connecticut. The NDCCW has organized and held this layette for over 40 years in parishes throughout the diocese, due to the pandemic, this particul...

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Norwich, Catholic
Catholic Charities: Virtual  Group Pregnancy Services Begin
If you are a parent-to-be, single mother, or parent of an infant one year and under, you can expect major challenges starting from before the child is born and throughout their infancy. Let’s not even talk about the challenges of raising adolescents, as that is a topic for another article. The...

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Norwich, Catholic
Outreach to Haiti: Why We Do Parish Twinning
“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a person took and sowed in a field” Matthew 13:31 Why are we involved in parish twinning? I was asked this question recently. Parish twinning allows us to help our sisters and brothers in the Faith in geographic areas less fortu...

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Haiti, Norwich, Catholic

K of C is Offering Free Online Membership

Posted on November 23, 2020 in: News

K of C is Offering Free Online Membership
BECOME AN ONLINE MEMBER FOR FREE!* Now through December 31st, enter Promo Code MCGIVNEY2020  for 12 months of free online membership Since 1882, membership in the Knights of Columbus has been open to men 18 years of age or older who are "practical" (that is, practicing)...

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St. Bernard Teacher Adds National Award to His Achievements
Mr. Matthew Donnelly, ‘06, a mathematics teacher and department chair at Saint Bernard School, has been named a recipient of the Edyth May Sliffe Award for Distinguished Teaching from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).  Donnelly is also a published mathematical researcher, a c...

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