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Treasures of the Church

Posted on October 17, 2019 in: News, ProLife

Treasures of the Church
Often times hidden, they can be found in the most unexpected places By Wayne Gignac Saint Lawrence, a deacon under Pope Sixtus II during the reign of the Emperor Valerian, was given three days by the Roman Prefect to bring to the imperial palace the treasures of the Church. Quickly Lawrence sold off all the vessels and distributed the money to the widows, the sick and the poor. After three days had elapsed, he returned but he did not return alone.  The imperial forces, greedily expecting to see gold, silver, and precious jewels, were enraged when the humble deac...

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Legal Assisted Suicide Puts People with Disabilities at Risk, Report Finds
Oct-16-2019  Washington D.C. (CNA) - Leaders in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops applauded the National Council on Disability for its recent research on the risks of assisted suicide for people with disabilities. “Every suicide is a human tragedy, regardless of the age, incapacity, or social/economic status of the individual,” said Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, and Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, Florida. Naumann is chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Dewane heads the Committee on Dome...

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Catholicism: The Pivotal Players

Posted on October 17, 2019 in: News, Events

Catholicism: The Pivotal Players
The Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Gales Ferry presents CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players, a series of segments from Bishop Robert Barron’s DVD that explores saints, artists, mystics and scholars who helped shape the life of the Church and the course of Western civilization. There is no fee for the series, which takes place on the following dates at the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish meeting room, 1654 Route 12 in Gales Ferry (across from CVS). October 24  St. JOHN HENRY NEWMAN, the Convert left a prestigious career to seek and preach the apostolic faith. N...

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CT Catholic Men's Conference is This Saturday
Gratitude I am writing this during a very hectic week as we prepare for the Connecticut Catholic Men’s conference on Saturday, October 19, 2019.  It’s not too late to buy your ticket (click here).  And if it is necessary you can purchase one at the door.  Please be sure to invite a friend. Many homilies about gratitude were given recently because of the Gospel reading.  It had me thinking that so many good things happen after we act with gratitude.  Personally, I am grateful that our small committee becomes an integral part of...

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Your Guide to Church Bazaars and Craft Fairs
Use the Handy List Below to See Where All the Best Church Bazaars and Craft Fairs are Being Held Throughout the Diocese. You Can Also Add Events to Your Google Calendar from Ours.    October 26 Annual Fair/Tag/Bake Sale Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Quaker Hill 9am -2pm Fresh Polish babka and cinnamon bread, jewelry, books/records/DVDs, plants, huge hall of white elephant/household goods, toys/games, seasonal items, pictures, frames, knick-knacks, baked goods, lunch. November 2 Holiday Bazaar St. Patrick Church, East Hampton 9am-2...

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Check Out What's New in the 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. This issue features a story and photos about the annual Blue Mass, which honors law enforcement officers from around the state for the tireless work they do to keep us all safe.  Other featured stories look at the Mass that honors our hard-working educators in Catholic schools, and at the yearly visit of bicyclists in the Ride to Rebuild for the Haiti mission. There also are columns by Bishop Cote, the Office of ...

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In Case You Missed It: Are We Good Stewards of God’s Creation?
 Environmental Awareness Evening October 23, 2019, 6:30-8:00 pm Sacred Heart Church Hall, Norwichtown Are we good stewards of God’s Creation? How is God challenging us to take care of the planet?  What does catholic social teaching ask of us today?  What can we do to reduce our carbon footprint? How do we recycle effectively?     Come explore the answers to these questions and so many more! This interactive environmental awareness workshop will also provide updates on current legislation here in CT and will present...

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Share Your Talents

Posted on October 11, 2019 in: Volunteer Opportunities

Share Your Talents
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.  1Peter 4:10 Communications Ministry Volunteer Opportunities Do you like to take photos? Write? Or perhaps social media is your thing.  Then why not share your talents with us?. Perhaps God is calling you to put them to use by helping us spread the Gospel and the awareness of the good works performed by our ministries and parishes. The Communications Ministry is in the early stages of creating a volunteer gro...

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The 27th Annual Mass For Firefighters and EMS Personnel on Oct. 19
The 27th annual Firefighters-EMS Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 19th. The procession of firefighters, EMS personnel, fire trucks and other rescue vehicles led by the Connecticut Pipes and Drums, will begin at Chelsea Parade in Norwich and make its journey along Broadway to the Cathedral of St. Patrick. The Most Reverend Bishop Michael R. Cote, concelebrants, family, friends and local community will welcome the many men and women who freely choose to risk their lives to save the lives of others. The Prayer for Personnel will be recited, followed...

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Norwich, Mass, Firefighters, EMS, CT

Vocations Corner

Posted on October 10, 2019 in: Vocations

Vocations Corner
  Father Gregory Galvin, Director of Priestly Vocations Signs of fall’s arrival are popping up everywhere. The leaves are changing colors and cooler air has arrived. Before we know it, we’ll prepare to cook a turkey with all the fixings as we visit our relatives and give thanks to God for our many blessings of faith, family and country. Fall is here, and life has quickened from the slower, more relaxing months of summer. School students and seminarians returned to their studies within the past month. While these changes take place, the Diocese o...

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