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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 particular year was unlike any other. This year the President of the NDCCW, Connie Gillies, made it possible to hold a drive-through event, even with state restrictions on gatherings and social distancing. Women from the Council along with Father Brian Maxwell, Outreach Coordinator,...

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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) Catholics in union with the Holy See. Since that time, the Knights of Columbus has understood "practical catholic" to mean a Catholic who accepts the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the prece...

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What's New in the November Four County Catholic
The latest issue of the Four County Catholic is available now, and is filled cover to cover with news from within the Diocese of Norwich.   NYC Sculpture Honors Mother Cabrini A scuplture of the first naturalized American citizen to be declared a saint and venerated as the patron saint of immigrants has a new home at the gateway to the United States.    The First Millennial to be Declared Blessed Carlo Acutis, the Italian computer whiz who died of leukemia at 15, was beatified Oct. 10 in a Mass at the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. ...

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Ancient Order of Hibernians Blessed with Members Who Help Others
The John P. Holland Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians is blessed with brothers who are using their skills to help those around us. Several of the brothers are also active members of the Knights of Columbus and support their community activities. One of our brothers is a Knight and also has a full-time job as a general manager for the Aramark Food Services company. This company endorses charitable works in their local work site communities, and our brother is always alert to help those in the community. For several years he had responded to the ...

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Xavier Junior Kolb Now An Eagle Scout
Tristan Kolb of Madison started in Scouting when he was in kindergarten, joining the St. Mary Cub Scout Pack 428. The Xavier junior is now an Eagle Scout, the highest achievement one can attain from the Boy Scouts of America. He was awarded the distinction during a virtual Board of Review in August. Kolb enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, hiking and biking. Nature is important to him, and for the past six years he has been a steward for several osprey nests in the state. He has regularly observed and reported on these nests throughout the nesting season. Hi...

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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 Thank you to the many of you who have informed us how much you appreciate the work we do in keeping you informed, especially during the pandemic. This is one of the responsibilities of the Diocesan Communications Office.  In March, as w...

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A Message from Bishop Cote

Posted on November 08, 2020 in: News

A Message from Bishop Cote
MOST REVEREND MICHAEL R. COTE, D.D. November 3, 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,             One year ago, as part of our ongoing commitment to protect our children and young people, the Diocese of Norwich published a list of clergy who have had substantive allegations made against them regarding sexual abuse of a minor. The list, presented in February of 2019, was the result of a review of all clergy files by an independent team of volunteer lay people with law enforcement and canonical expertise. I ...

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Retired Judge Michael E. Riley Leads Diocesan Accountability Investigation
Norwich - Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D, Bishop of Norwich, announced today that retired Connecticut Superior Court Judge Michael E. Riley, a member of the Internal Investigations and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice at Pullman & Comley, is leading a Clerical Sexual Abuse Accountability Investigation for the Diocese of Norwich. Judge Riley and his team have been overseeing a comprehensive analysis and review of claims of clerical sexual abuse of minors, the Diocese’s knowledge of such abuse and its response to allegations and information prese...

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A Veterans Day Prayer

Posted on November 05, 2020 in: News, Reflections

A Veterans Day Prayer
A prayer for all of our veterans who have served our country.

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The Real Presence of Christ and Eucharistic Miracles- Video Seminar
“The Real Presence of Christ in The Eucharist” A Parish Mission Presented by Deacon Benedict LoCasto Recorded at the Church of the Holy Family, Hebron Clicking the image below to watch the complete presentation Hear what Catholics believe about the Eucharist (Holy Communion), and why we believe it. What does Jesus say in the Scriptures? What did the Apostles believe? What did the Early Church believe? What does the Church now teach? What are the hundreds of miracles worldwide, where the bread has actually turned into flesh, and th...

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