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Enders Island Connections: A New Way for Seniors to Connect
Enders Island is excited to announce a new, free program for seniors. With the generous support of The Rotary Club of Mystic we've created this program to help us thrive through the long winter and the pandemic. While we need to stay separated for health reasons, we invite you to come together on the last Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. for a virtual Zoom call with Katy Giffault, who brings energy and positivity to provide resources and inspiration to seniors.   Katy and special guests will share information and ideas about things ...

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Putnam Knights of Columbus Sponsor Blood Drives
Over the last five months, Cargill Council 64, Knights of Columbus, has collected 89 pints of blood for the Connecticut Chapter of the American Red Cross. On Friday, December 4, the Catholic family fraternal group sponsored its third and final blood drive of 2020. Red Cross blood donor teams went to work in the basement of St. Mary Church of the Visitation on Providence Street in July, October, and December screening donors from the public and taking their blood. The blood drives were the brainchild of Cargill Council 64 Brother Knight David G. Lamontagne, Sr., who pr...

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Local Businesses Show Support to Catholic Schools
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, the Patron Saint of Catholic Schools, whose feast day is today, January 4, is the first American born saint to be canonized by the Church. She founded the first American religious community for women, the Sisters of Charity. She opened the first American parish school and established the first American Catholic orphanage. All this she did in the span of 46 years while raising her five children. This is why Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton is the saint whose name we attach to the Annual Scholarship Dinner.  Due to the pandemic the 11th Annual S...

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Multicultural Celebration of Three Kings Day Takes on a New Look
Three Kings Day is celebrated all across the world.  Not to be deterred by the pandemic the Joint Norwich Catholic Cluster of Saint Mary, Saint Joseph, and  Saints Peter and Paul, stepped up their celebration to include YOU! View this virtual event, in the convenience of your own home, to witness: a message of joy and hope for our families from the Three Kings.  greetings from Father Washabaugh and others. recorded music performances by church musicians and surprise guests. Click the image below to begin watching. ...

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Watch & Listen to the 41st Lessons & Carols
The Festival of Lessons and Carols was held on Sunday, January  3, 2021 on the Feast of the Epiphany. One of the most festive ways to enjoy the beauty of the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, there were readings of sections of the Christmas story, choir music, and singing of carols appropriate to the season.  Recorded January 3, 2021 Cantor, Carroll Mailhot Soprano, Persephone Marien Alto, Patricia Johnson Tenor, Richard Schumacher Bass, James Conover Musical Director & Organist, Michael Steven Lianos

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A Square and A Prayer Ministry Knitting and Sharing Love and Hope
A new Square and a Prayer Ministry through the Office of Faith Events provides comfort and solace to shut-ins and those in medical facilities throughout the diocese. The idea for the ministry came from Alice Pelletier, a lifelong knitter and secretary to Bishop Cote. Her original design of a three-inch knitted square is coupled with an inspirational prayer to spread love and hope to those who need encouragement during the pandemic. Squares are bagged individually to be kept sanitary for distribution to rehabilitation centers and medical centers around the diocese. The pr...

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Bishop Cote's Video Christmas Message
Bishop Michael R. Cote shares his Christmas Message with us, the men, women, and children of the Diocese of Norwich. Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas! May the light of Christ, shine brightly during this holy season and throughout the year. We hope you enjoy this video reflection from Bishop Cote. Click here to read Bishop Cote's Christmas Message as published in the Four County Catholic  

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A Special Thank You from the Four County Catholic
Wishing you every blessing this Christmas and in the New Year

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What's New in the December 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.   Christmas Observance News Get the latest information on Christmas Mass times, where the Masses will be broadcast, a Christmas prayer and reflections on the holiday in this month's issue.    Saint Bernard Choir Learns Sign Language to Make Music Junior Emma Lemire is fluent in sign language and co-directed the Concert Choir for this special program to make music during the pandemic.  &nbs...

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Pope Francis Proclaims Year of Saint Joseph
  A YEAR OF SAINT JOSEPH On this solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis has released an Apostolic Letter about Saint Joseph and has declared a “Year of St. Joseph” which will be observed from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021.  The letter, Patris corde (“a Father’s heart”)  is released on the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of Saint Joseph as patron of the Universal Church. The Pope writes:  After Mary, the Mother of God, no saint is mentioned more frequently in...

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