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Catholic Charities Milestones for August
Catholic Charities Milestones for August    1930  The Great Depression and World War II presented new challenges and District Offices were established in Middletown and Norwich. New London District board members were instrumental in establishing the Council of Social Agencies...

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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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Gallery: 2021 Blessing of the Fleet

Posted on August 05, 2021 in: News

Gallery: 2021 Blessing of the Fleet
Click the photo below to be taken to a gallery page for the 2021 Blessing of the Fleet  

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Be Not Afraid - Bishop's August Column
August 2021 Four County Catholic Be Not Afraid My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Fear is often the default state of human nature, especially when it comes to the unknown. Whether spoken by angels, or the Lord Himself, God, through His Word, assures us countless times to not be afraid....

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Catholic Foundation Selects Rev. Roughan Scholarship Recipients
The Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Norwich Inc. is pleased to announce the two 2021 recipients of the Rev. Richard F. Roughan Scholarships as Kevin McEntarfer, son of Paul and Elena McEntarfer of Waterford, and Walker Sutman, son of Heston Sutman of Pawcatuck and Elizabeth Walker Sutman of Wa...

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Xavier Students Have 'Awesome Opportunity' to Serve
On a rainy Monday morning in June, 25 Xavier High School students departed for Camden, N.J., for a weeklong service trip. There were 10 rising seniors, five rising juniors and 10 rising sophomores. Last year Xavier could not take this trip due to COVID precautions. Service is a hallmark of the Xa...

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Superintendent's Letter: Each of Us is Truly God's Work of Art
“The influence of a Catholic educator depends more on what he or she is as a person and the way he or she lives than what they say, and therefore need their own solid formation to prepare for giving witness to the faith.” Pope Francis   My Dear Friends, I write to you humbl...

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God Bless Our Families and Devoted Caregivers
I hope this summer has given you the opportunity to safely attend birthday parties, baptisms, weddings, graduations and picnics with friends and family. Many of us have waited quite a while to visit with our parents, grandparents and loved ones.  My husband, daughter and I were finally able ...

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U.S. Bishops’ Chairmen Respond to House Vote to Force Taxpayers to Fund Elective Abortions
July 29, 2021 WASHINGTON - Today, the House voted 219 to 208 in favor of H.R. 4502, a package of appropriations bills that currently excludes the 46-year-old Hyde Amendment and other longstanding, bipartisan provisions like the Weldon Amendment. Eliminating these provisions would force taxpa...

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A Tradition Continues: Blessing of the Fleet
Fishing boats in Stonington’s fleet headed out toward the harbor’s breakwater on Sunday, July 25, after a brief rain shower so the fishermen could complete a tradition that they have observed for decades. The Blessing of the Fleet remembers local fishermen who have died at sea and hon...

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Virtual Rosary Prayed Live Online Every Tuesday in October
October is the month of the Most Holy Rosary so the Office of Faith Events has put together a simple program to do a Group Rosary Virtually on Every Tuesday at 3pm.  It is a great opportunity for children and youth to learn the Rosary as a Community Online!  The first week will kick off on Tuesday, October 5th at 3pm.  We will do the first mystery of the Rosary and then the next mystery the following week.  By the end of the month, we will complete the 4 mysteries. In honor of 40 Days for Life, we will be offering a special Project Rachel Rosa...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on September 27, 2021 in: News

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Clergy Appointments
The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D. D., Bishop of Norwich, has made the following clergy and diocesan appointments in the Diocese of Norwich   CLERGY APPOINTMENTS Reverend Francis Gilbert, from Parochial Vicar, The St. John Paul II Parish-Moodus and East Hampton, to Parochial Vicar, Divine Mercy Parish-Uncasville, Oakdale, and Quaker Hill. Effective: September 27, 2021. Rev. Msgr. Leszek T. Janik, from Vicar General for the Diocese of Norwich and Pastor, Sacred Heart Church, Norwichtown, to Vicar General for the Diocese of Norwich, Pastor, Sacred Hea...

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Willimantic Shelter in Need of Executive Director

Posted on September 30, 2021 in: News

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Willimantic Shelter in Need of Executive Director
The Sisters of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church seek a full-time Executive Director for Holy Family Home and Shelter in Willimantic CT, Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity, this 26-bed not-for-profit facility is funded by HUD, FEMA, and other grantors. "The successful applicant will be a powerful voice for the homeless, committed to faithful stewardship while developing community among a diverse population", Mother Marie Julie, SCMC said. "They must possess skills necessary for effective leadership and government grant writing."&...

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Couples Attend Special Mass to Celebrate the Enduring Sacrament of Marriage
Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Robert Barron once said that, “in marriage we do not only administer the sacrament to each other, but we also become a sacrament.”  Loving husbands and wives married for 25, 50 and even 65 years joined hands with their spouse and renewed their sacramental commitment to each other before the Lord at the Diocese of Norwich Silver and Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, October 3. One of the four longest married couples at Sunday's Mass at the Cathedral of St. Patrick, ...

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RSVP Today: Outreach to Haiti 35th Anniversary Celebration is November 8th
You are cordially invited to attend 35th Anniversary Celebration Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti Building a Legacy of Hope – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Monday, November 8, 2021 Mercy High School, Middletown, CT 5:30 Reception, Dinner, Silent Auction   Honorees: Most Reverend Bishop Michael R. Cote, D.D. Ellen Flynn, RSM Reverend Gerald Kirby Mr. Daniel O’Sullivan And our Inaugural Works of Mercy Award to The Padre Pio Foundation   Reservations $75 per person or $50 per religious RSVP by Octo...

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Bishop's Column: Respect Life, Always

Posted on September 30, 2021 in: Reflections, ProLife

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Bishop's Column: Respect Life, Always
October 2021 Four County Catholic Respect Life, Always My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, October is Respect Life Month. The theme this year is Saint Joseph, Defender of Life. In this year of Saint Joseph, we recall how Joseph protected the infant Jesus and His mother Mary. In his apostolic letter, “With a Father’s Heart” our Holy Father, Pope Francis wrote, “God trusted Joseph, as did Mary, who found in him someone who would not only save her life but would always provide for her and her child.” Saint Joseph, through his devot...

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