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Employment Opportunities in the Diocese of Norwich
Looking for a job? We have a number of open positions that can be found at  NorwichDiocese.org/Employment.   The updated page includes listings for several employment opportunities within the diocese.   Food Pantry Manager - St. Vincent de Paul Place, Norwich     School job postings are online as well Director of Admissions - Xavier High School, Middletown Substitute Teachers - St. Joseph School, Baltic Math Teacher - Xavier High School, Middletown   Be sure to keep the link to NorwichDiocese.org/Emplo...

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Diocesan Woman Honored for Vision and Leadership
At the 10th anniversary Diocesan Women’s Conference held in March, Bishop Michael Cote honored Elizabeth Percy for her vision and leadership in the Church by presenting her with the newly created Our Lady, Queen of Hope Award. Percy is a parishioner at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in Coventry.  The award will be given to a woman of faith in the diocese each year during the Annual Diocesan Women’s Conference. Members of the women’s conference committee who selected Percy from a slate of nominations agreed that she embodied the attributes for which...

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Hidden to Our Senses - Bishop Cote's Easter Message
April 2021 Four County Catholic Hidden to Our Senses “The two recounted what had taken place on the way and how He was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.” Luke 24:35 Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Risen Lord, One of the most interesting and often puzzling aspects about the appearances of our Lord after His resurrection is that in most cases, those to whom He appears fail to recognize Him. Mary Magdalen, the Apostles, and the two disciples on the road to Emmaus all fail to recognize that it is Jesus with whom they are speaking, at f...

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Action Alert: Human Trafficking Bill Before State Legislators
  Below is an Action Alert message from "The Underground" regarding Human Trafficking and House Bill No. 6657. Please consider showing support for this bill by sending a letter to your house member. A sample letter is provided below that you can cut and paste. Your participation is greatly appreciated.   TESTIMONY & ADVOCACY   H.B. No. 6657, AN ACT CONCERNING HUMAN TRAFFICKING, raises some important and necessary statutory remedies to issues regarding trafficking in Connecticut. Of particular importance to The Underground are...

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Explore Holy Week Photos and Videos
Holy Week 2021 Resources Below are several links to photo galleries and video produced by the Office of Communications to highlight Holy Week 2021. Click on a link to be taken to a photo gallery.       PALM SUNDAY GALLERY CHRISM MASS GALLERY EASTER VIGIL GALLERY     Replays of Cathedral Masses and Services Easter Sunday April 4, 2021                

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The Light of Resurrection: Faithful Return at Easter Vigil
A sea of candlelight brought a comforting glow to those gathered in the darkened Cathedral of Saint Patrick, where an in-person Easter Vigil returned on Holy Saturday, April 3. The Liturgy of Light (Lucernarium) began as Bishop Michael R. Cote and ministers proceeded in silence and darkness to the rear of the Cathedral. There, the Bishop read to the faithful about the meaning of the vigil before performing a blessing of the new fire, which is used to light the Paschal candle. “On this most sacred night in which our Lord Jesus Christ passed over from death to lif...

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How to Help: April is Autism Awareness Month
April is Autism Awareness Month   One Heart Ministry has lovingly designed and made Heart Pins to raise awareness in our Diocese.       If you would like some pins for individuals or for your parish please contact the Office of Faith Events 860-848-2237, ext. 304 Or email faithevents@norwichdiocese.net

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In Case You Missed It: Palm Sunday Mass Video
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Sunday, March 28, 2021   Bishop Cote's Palm Sunday Homily     Photos from the Mass                        

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Lessons of the Basin and the Towel - Bishop's March Column
March 2021 Four County Catholic Lessons of the Basin and the Towel “I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.” John 13:15   My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Our 40-day Lenten journey of sacrifice and self-reflection is well underway. As we move toward Holy Week it is easy for us to become distracted by current events.  I pray that you can free yourself from the distractions of the world to contemplate Christ’s suffering, death, and resurrection and allow the peace of ...

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Connecticut Bishops Release Joint Statement on Vaccines
        Statement from Connecticut Catholic Bishops Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines   People should feel free in good conscience to receive any of the vaccines currently available (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson) for the sake of their own health and the common good, which requires the prompt vaccination of as many people as possible. This guidance is in accord with what has been stated by both the U.S. Conference of Bishops and the Holy See in Rome. At the same time, the Church continues to advocate for the creation o...

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