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A Video Christmas Message from Bishop Cote
Bishop Michael R. Cote shares a childhood memory to remind us that "Christ is the Light of the World". Wishing all of you a blessed Christmas Season. Wishing you and your family have a blessed Christmas! May the light of Christ, shine brightly during this holy season and throughout the year. We hope you enjoy this reflection from Bishop Cote. Click here to read Bishop Cote's Christmas Message as published in the Four County Catholic

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January 1, 2020 - Holy Day of Obligation: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
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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Advent Video Series-Week 4-Love

Posted on December 19, 2019 in: Advent

Advent Video Series-Week 4-Love
Week 4 of the Advent Series! The Office of Faith Events invites everyone to experience the Advent season in a new impactful way. These powerful videos with inspirational information from Priests, from the Diocese of Norwich, demonstrate how God’s hope, peace, joy and love is still with us and can make a lasting impact on all our lives this Advent. This week, hear from Bishop Michael Cote, Bishop of the Diocese of Norwich, as he explains the Advent virtue of Love. For More Advent Resources Click Here  

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Fourth Sunday of Advent- Love

Posted on December 19, 2019 in: Reflections, Advent

Fourth Sunday of Advent- Love
As we celebrate the fourth Sunday of Advent our Advent journey comes to a close. The patient (or impatient) preparation and waiting now lies behind us and all that we did (or did not do) is history.  We move forward together into the Christmas Season overflowing with God’s love – an unconditional love that was freely given to all of us undeserving human beings. This gift was given to us so that, like all good gifts, we would share it with others. How are we going to share the amazing gift of God’s love for humankind this Christmas? Look for w...

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An Invitation to a Truly Sensory Experience- Christmas Eve Midnight Mass
Christmas Eve Midnight Mass You are invited to experience the beauty, the wonder, and the inspiration of Christmas at the Mass at Midnight in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich. If you’ve never been before, know that all your senses will be engaged. Upon walking up to the center doors of the cathedral, your eyes will be greeted by two large wreaths. This visual beauty spills out from the inside, where you will see the beautifully restored cathedral resplendent with the decorations that tell the glory of this day. It is a gift, given to us by the gener...

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Advent Video Series- Week 3 - Joy!
The Office of Faith Events invites everyone to experience the Advent season in a new impactful way. These powerful videos with inspirational information from Priests, from the Diocese of Norwich, demonstrate how God’s hope, peace, joy and love is still with us and can make a lasting impact on all our lives this Advent. This week, hear from Fr. Peter Langiven, Chancellor of the Diocese of Norwich, as he explains the Advent virtue of Joy. For More Advent Resources Click Here  

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Powered by the Son AND the Sun! Xavier High Goes Solar
As a Catholic high school, Xavier High School has always been fully powered by The Son. Now it also is fully powered by the sun. There are about 1,300 solar panels on the roof and the side of the school. That’s a big number, but these other numbers, Greenhouse Gas offset statistics, tell more of the story as Xavier is about six months into the solar process: 74.12 tons of methane 150.8 tons of carbon 0.55 kilotons of carbon dioxide. All of that while generating 422.6 megawatt hours of clean power. “Through the Greenhouse Gas offset, 74 to...

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Third Sunday of Advent - Joy

Posted on December 12, 2019 in: Reflections, Advent

Third Sunday of Advent - Joy
This season of Advent is known as one of “Joyful expectation.” In the Church we name the third Sunday of Advent as Gaudete Sunday or “Joyful Sunday” as our waiting for the Savior is almost at an end.  The joy that we highlight this week is the joy that we experience in knowing God is near. Although we know this is a joyful season many people struggle to find joy at Christmas. This is because we, as individuals and as a culture, confuse joy with “feeling good”. As a culture we are inundated with ads that encourage us to fe...

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Cathedral Presents 40th Annual Festival of Lessons & Carols
December 15th at 7:30 PM  The Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich will once again present Lessons and Carols. This festival is a way to recount our Savior's awaited arrival and birth through scripture, prayer, and song. The Norwich Diocesan Choir, Cathedral Choir, Young Choristers and Intergenerational Bells will be leading the music.  Bring your good cheer and voices to help us joyfully sing the hymns! Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Norwich  

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Attend an Exciting and Interactive Advent Experience
O Holy Night The Advent Season is a Time of Expectation! It is a time of hope! Come and join us at St. Joseph Church on Montauk Avenue in New London, CT on Monday, December 16 from 6-8 P.M.   We are honored to welcome Father John Gordon, Director of Evangelization and Vicar for Pastoral Life for the Archdiocese of Newark, NJ. Fr. Gordon will bring us an exciting and interactive Advent experience.  He will take us on a journey of the heart in preparation for the coming of Christ at Christmas and for His second coming which we await.   There ...

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