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Send Us Your CT March for Life Photos

Posted on March 10, 2022 in: News

Send Us Your CT March for Life Photos
Send Us Your CT March for Life Photos Are you attending the CT March for Life taking place on Wednesday, March 23rd in Hartford? If so, we are asking for your top three photos from the event to be published in the April issue of the Four County Catholic and on the diocesan website. Candid phot...

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Vocation to the Single Life - Hope & Faith Video Series
This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Natasha Hagen from Our Lady Queen of Hope in Coventry and Storrs speaks about what the vocation to the single life means to her.   View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks

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Saint Patrick's Day - The Day Everyone is Irish
On March 17, the Church celebrates the Memorial of St. Patrick, Bishop of Ireland, who 1,500 years ago brought Christianity to the Emerald Isle. In addition to being the patron of the Diocese of Norwich, Saint Patrick is also the patron of Ireland where Irish monks were instrumental in preserving...

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Bishop's Column: You Are the Light of the World
March 2022 Four County Catholic You Are the Light of the World My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, The Holy Season of Lent invites us to extend ourselves in preparation for Easter through prayer, fasting, and charity – The Three Pillars of Lent. These pillars, or practices, hel...

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Bishop Cote Approves Voluntary Collection to Help Humanitarian Efforts in Ukraine
In conjunction with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bishop Cote has authorized a voluntary appeal for financial support to assist in the relief efforts resulting from the humanitarian crisis that is unfolding in Ukraine and the surrounding countries. Bishop Cote asks all pastors to...

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Official Approved Notice from U.S. Bankruptcy Court  (English and Español)
Anyone who was sexually abused, on or before July 15, 2021, and believes the Diocese may be responsible for the sexual abuse must file a claim by March 15, 2022. Details Below. ~Click to open PDF~  ~Haga clic para abrir PDF en español~

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Vocations Call Us to Serve Others - Hope & Faith Video Series
This week on the Hope and Faith Video Series, Fr. Jonathan Ficara, Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Norwich, kicks off the month of March on vocations.  Fr. Jon reminds us that our vocation is the way God is calling us to live to the full and calling us to serve others. &...

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Lenten Calendar 2022

Posted on March 01, 2022 in: Lent

Lenten Calendar 2022
“Dear brothers and sisters, every moment of our lives is a time for believing, hoping and loving. The call to experience Lent as a journey of conversion, prayer and sharing of our goods, helps us—as communities and as individuals—to revive the faith that comes from the living Chris...

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What is Lent?

Posted on March 01, 2022 in: Lent

What is Lent?
Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. Here are a couple of videos that explain the season of Lent. It's a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, w...

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We Can Help. Promise to Protect-Pledge to Heal
We Can Help To report inappropriate conduct of any kind by a Diocesan Bishop please contact ReportBishopAbuse.org or call 1-800-276-1562 To report inappropriate contact of any kind by a representative of the Diocese of Norwich or for assistance for victims, please call The Dioce...

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Calendar of Events

Posted on May 08, 2022 in: Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
Do you have an upcoming parish or school event that would be of interest to others in the Diocese? Promote Your Parish or School Event Around the Diocese Submissions Press releases announcing a diocesan, parish, or Catholic school-sponsored event must be received at least 14 days in advance of the event..  Your information should be typed into the body of an email. Please DO NOT submit flyers. Compose your submission as seen below. Provide the essential information about your event — what, when, where, and whom to contact. 175-word maxi...

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Gala Dinner Dance for the Missionaries of Holy Apostles
On Friday, June 17, Saint Clements Castle in Portland, Connecticut will be the site of a Gala Dinner/Dance in support of the senior members of The Society of the Missionaries of Holy Apostles (MSA). The MSA of the United States Province are a community of Priests and Brothers founded by Rev. Eusebe Menard in 1962. Their Charism, or mission, is to promote and form men to the priesthood, and lay leaders for service in the Universal Church. Their primary ministry in the United States is to provide priests and lay leaders that can serve the Church, and spiritual directors, t...

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Parish Helps Displaced Ukrainians in Poland 
It all started with a couch.  Rev. Richard Sliwinski, pastor of St. Mary Czestochowa Parish in Middletown, was visiting his mother in Konin, Poland, just as Russia began the invasion of Ukraine. Due to her medical issues, Fr. Richard’s mother was in need of a hospital bed, and in order to make room for it, a couch had to be removed. Fr. Richard asked around if anyone could use it, and a local priest knew a family that could. Thus began Fr. Richard’s relationship with Ivan Volvin. Ivan is a Ukrainian Catholic who emigrated to Poland some 12 years ago, and...

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Award Recognizes Judith Hughes for 45 Years of Service, Ministry
When Judith Hughes was asked how she felt receiving the Our Lady Queen of Hope Award at the Diocesan Women’s Conference last month, she replied in a soft voice, with gleaming eyes, and a gentle smile that exuded peace and warmth, with one simple word, “WOW!” Then she humbly added, “I feel I don’t deserve it. There are so many other women who are doing wonderful and important things who are more deserving than me.” But in reviewing the list of nominees for this year’s award, as well as the criteria for it, the members of the Di...

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Holy Week: View Online Photos and Videos of Norwich Masses
Click on the photos below to be taken to galleries of photos from the Chrism and Easter Vigil Masses at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich. Chrism Mass 2022   Easter Vigil 2022   View videos of Holy Week Masses - Below is a showcase of Masses from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday that took place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich

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Eucharistic Congress - Two Bus Trips

Posted on May 05, 2022 in: Events

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Eucharistic Congress - Two Bus Trips
Join Us on a Eucharistic Pilgrimage Ever since a 2019 Pew Research Center study found that only 31 percent of self- identifying Catholics said they believe that Jesus Christ truly becomes present in Holy Communion, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has been calling for a Eucharistic Revival in the Church.  A core tenet of the Catholic faith is that the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ is truly made present in the Eucharist. But belief in The True Presence has waned in recent years. Cardinal Seán O’Malley invites all the Catholic faithful...

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