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Mercy High School Opens Nationwide Search for New President
The Presidential Search Committee has recently posted criteria that they are seeking in the next leader of Mercy High School, a Christ-centered Catholic diocesan college preparatory high school for young women, located in Middletown, Connecticut. Founded in 1963, Mercy is a highly rated, private high school committed to providing a challenging educational experience in a safe and nurturing environment, as well as to exemplifying Catholic values and the mission of the Mercy Education System of the Americas (MESA). Mercy aims to provide a learning environment that fosters ...

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EWTN to Stream Pro-Life Events

Posted on January 22, 2020 in: ProLife

EWTN to Stream Pro-Life Events
EWTN Pro-Life Programmming MARCH FOR LIFE – OPENING MASS OF THE NATIONAL PRAYER VIGIL--Live Coverage of the Opening Prayer Vigil for the Annual March for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC Thursday, 01/23 AT 5:30 PM ET CLOSING MASS OF THE NATIONAL PRAYER VIGIL FOR LIFE--Live Coverage of the Closing Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. Friday, 01/24 AT 7:30 AM ET MARCH FOR LIFE--Live and complete coverage of the...

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WalkforLife
Students Welcome Refugees and Immigrants
Recently the third through sixth grade faith formation students at St. Matthew Church completed a stewardship project benifitting refugees and immigrants that are being helped by Sr. Mary Jude from the parish of Sagrado Corazon de Jesus in Windham and the organization IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services) from New Haven. The students gathered donations and filled two-gallon zip lock baggies with essential items for the refugees and immigrants.  Accompanied by a welcome card the bags included toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, deodorant, dish ...

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Diocese Honors Teens for Leadership and Character
Bishop Michael Cote recently presented three high school students with the St. Timothy Award for outstanding Catholic character, integrity and Christian leadership. The three recipients are Ann Lucia Bernadette Geoly, a student at Ledyard High School and member of Our Lady of Lourdes in Gales Ferry; Nathalie O’Neill, a student at Mercy High School and member of St. Pius X in Middletown; and Olivia Riccio, a student at Morgan High School and a member of St. Mary of the Visitation in Clinton. The St. Timothy Award is sponsored by the National Federation for Cathol...

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Pope Francis Calls Us to Bear Witness to Jesus
  It has been said that one of the hallmarks of good writers is the ability to connect their audience to a story. If this is true, then one of the gifts of Pope Francis’ ministry is his ability to connect each of us with the story the Lord wants us to write with our lives. Last October, in launching an Extraordinary Missionary Month, Pope Francis gave a stirring homily in which he spoke about the call each of us has been given to be missionaries. We are missionaries, he wrote, “By living as witnesses: bearing witness by our lives that we have come...

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Pope, FaithSparks

Overcoming a Weary World

Posted on January 16, 2020 in: News

Overcoming a Weary World
January 2020 Four County Catholic Overcoming a Weary World “They that hope in the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar on eagles’ wings; They will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint.” Isaiah 40:31 My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, “A Thrill of Hope, the Weary World Rejoices.” These words, which graced last month’s cover of the Four County Catholic, speak to a  hope that flows from within us centered on principles of faith larger than ourselves. Based on what we see on TV, hear on the r...

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Bishop, Communication

Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations

Posted on January 09, 2020 in: Events, Vocations

Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations
Join us at St.Mary Church in Jewett City at 6pm on January 16, 2020 as we pray for men to answer the call to be instruments of God’s grace as priests and for women to answer the call to consecrated life.  February Holy Hour for Vocations will take place at St. Joseph Church, Norwich at 6pm on the 20th.

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Adoration

Face-to-Face with Jesus- An Hour of Peace

Posted on January 09, 2020 in: News

Face-to-Face with Jesus- An Hour of Peace
Have you ever gone to Adoration?  As Catholics we believe that Christ is truly present in the Blessed Sacrament and His presence endures after Mass is concluded.  Eucharistic Adoration is an opportunity to sit with Jesus, face-to-face. It is a time of prayer and reflection. Of course we believe that God is everywhere, However, in the Eucharist His presence is most powerful. For those of you who have never been or haven't been in a while then the Video above and the prayer below may help convince you that the time is right to attend.- We have included ...

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Catholic, Adoration
We Can Help. Promise to Protect-Pledge to Heal
We Can Help To report inappropriate contact of any kind by a representative of the Diocese of Norwich or for assistance for victims, please call The Diocesan Reporting Line @ 1-800-624-7407 If the incident involves a minor (persons under the age of 18), you must also call: State of Connecticut Department of Children and Families Care Line 1-800-842-2288 –OR– State of New York Child Protective Services 1-800-635-1522 Incidents involving abuse of vulnerable adults aged 18-59 should be reported to: Connecticut Department of Developmental Serv...

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January 1, 2020 is a Holy Day of Obligation

Posted on December 31, 2019 in: News

January 1, 2020 is a Holy Day of Obligation
January 1, 2020 is One of Seven Holy Days of Obligation. The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God The title “Mother of God” goes back to the third or fourth century, but the Greek term Theotokos (“The God-bearer”) was officially consecrated as Catholic doctrine at the Council of Ephesus in 431, thus becoming the first Marian dogma. At the end of the Council of Ephesus, crowds of people marched through the streets shouting: “Praised be the Theotokos!” This Catholic doctrine is based on the doctrine of Incarnation, as ex...

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