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EWTN 2022 March for Life Programming and Re-airings
Watch Live by Clicking Here   Link to March for Life Information, including schedule and speaker lineup   Schedule & Re-airings: OPENING MASS OF THE NATIONAL PRAYER VIGIL This Solemn Opening Mass marks the beginning of the all-night National Prayer Vigil, an outpouring of prayer and support for the unborn held every year on the eve of the annual March For Life. January 20th @ 5:30 pm ET    CLOSING MASS OF THE NATIONAL PRAYER VIGIL FOR LIFE Live from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Wash...

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When Does Christmas Actually End?

Posted on January 05, 2022 in: News

When Does Christmas Actually End?
By Catholic News Agency How many days is Christmas? When should you finally take those lights off the porch, or remove the tree? Read on for some of the arguments for and against commonly agreed-upon end dates for Christmas. Christmas is one day This, of course, is the simplest answer. Christmas is typically celebrated on Dec. 25 for most of the world, and on Jan. 7 for Churches using the Julian calendar, and on Jan. 6 for yet another, considerably smaller, part of the world. On this day, the liturgy celebrated is the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord. Pr...

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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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Sr. Mary Jude Receives Liberty Bank's McRae Community Diversity Award
At its Corporate Headquarters, on December 6th, Liberty Bank presented Sister Mary Jude Lazarus of Willimantic with the Bank’s 2021 Willard M. McRae Community Diversity Award. Sister Mary Jude, who is the Director of the Office for Hispanic Ministry for the Diocese of Norwich, received the award at a presentation attended by Liberty Bank teammates, Board members and her friends and family.  “In choosing the recipient of the award, we look not just for people who have given their time in service to community organizations, but for those who have made i...

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Watch the Replay of Christmas Eve Midnight Mass
Couldn't Make it to Midnight Mass? Don't worry, we captured it all right here for you. Enjoy! Merry Christmas!

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on December 24, 2021 in: News, Vocations

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   Reverend Lawrence J. Barile, newly ordained, to Parochial Vicar, Blessed Sacrament Parish-Rockville and Tolland. Effective: December 17, 2021.   Reverend George Busto, from Parochial Vicar, Blessed Sacrament Parish- Rockville and Tolland, to Parochial Vicar, Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish-Coventry and Storrs. Effective: January 10, 2022.   Reverend Jeffrey Ellis, from Full-time Studie...

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A Busy Year for the Communications Ministry - Your Help is Needed
  Dear Faithful Readers . . .  Once a year we appeal to your generosity to help defray the production costs of our print, online, and email newsletter editions of the Four County Catholic. This year is no exception. Please consider a donation to the Communication Ministry - Click Here to Give A Busy Year The Office of Communications ministry is the public’s window into the Diocese, spanning Middlesex, New London, Tolland, and Windham counties in Connecticut, in addition to Fishers Island, New York. Disseminating pertinent information throughout ...

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Rest in Peace - Monsignor Michael T. Donohue
Reverend Monsignor Michael T. Donohue Reverend Monsignor Michael T. Donohue retired priest of the Diocese of Norwich died Sunday, December 12, 2021, at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London. Obituary and arrangements are below.  East Lyme - Monsignor Michael T. Donohue, age 74 of Niantic died Sunday evening December 12. Born in Westerly, Rhode Island, Entering the world on May 1, 1947, Monsignor Donohue was the second of five children born to the late John J. Donohue and Catherine Keegan Donohue. He was raised in Pawcatuck, attended St. Michael...

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"Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe"
On Sunday, December 12, 2021, faithful from across our Diocese gathered at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick to celebrate The Annual Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Very Reverend Laurence LaPointe celebrated the Mass.  Reverend Luis Henry Agudelo delivered a stirring Homily bookended by the words "Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!"  Upbeat mariachi music and a beautiful rendition of Ave Maria were among the many musical highlights. Full video below. Enjoy! “Do not let anything worry you; do not fear sickness, accide...

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Father Larry Barile Ordained to the Priesthood
A celebration of the ordination to the priesthood of Reverend Lawrence Barile for service as a priest in the Diocese of Norwich took place on December 8, 2021. The Ritual Mass for the Conferral of Holy Orders took place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, with the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich, as the ordaining celebrant. A gathering of invited congregants, fellow diocesan priests, and deacons were at the cathedral to witness the ordination. The Mass also was live-streamed.   Unabridged Video of Ordination  ...

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