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God’s Plan Includes Helping Others
Those of you who have been fortunate to visit Haiti know firsthand that on the surface it looks beautiful and peaceful in many areas. This belies the fact that the Haitian people have seen more than their fair share of challenges, especially the January 12, 2010 earthquake that killed approximately 250,000 men, women and children. As Haitians mark the ten-year anniversary of this terrible tragedy, they again are facing major political unrest, but what is noteworthy is the indomitable spirit of the Haitian people. It’s a spirit filled with joy and hope reflecting...

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Lenten Resources  to Help You Prepare for Easter
During Lent, we prepare for the celebration of Christ’s resurrection through prayer and reflection. We contemplate the promised Second Coming of Jesus as Savior. And amid the flurry of preparations, we look for practical ways to observe the holiness of the season in our everyday lives. To help you with this preparation, we have gathered various Lent resources into one convenient online location. Here you will find several articles and videos about Lent, along with tools and links to help guide you in the understanding of this holy time.    ...

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Lenten Bible Study - The Eucharist in Scripture
The Cathedral of St. Patrick, Norwich invites you to participate in this six-week program and discover God’s plan of salvation as it is expressed through the Bible and the Mass. Built around three of Dr. Scott Hahn’s foundational talks: “The Lamb’s Supper,” “The Fourth Cup,” and “Consuming the Word,” The Eucharist in Scripture examines the biblical foundations of the Eucharist and explores the Church’s liturgy as the original context for the books of the Bible. The program includes prayerful Scripture read...

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Catholic Charities to Celebrate 99 years of Service to the Community!
Catholic Charities is pleased to announce the celebration of our 99th Anniversary on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at the Mystic Yachting Center in Mystic, Connecticut.  The funds raised through the “Hope Anchors the Soul” Gala will allow Catholic Charities to carry out the mission of Providing Help and Creating Hope for the poor and economically disadvantaged of all faiths in Eastern Connecticut.  Catholic Charities has been providing compassionate social services  for almost 99 years.  With your anticipated support, Catholic Charities will be ab...

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Witness to Steadfast Faith

Posted on February 18, 2020 in: News

Witness to Steadfast Faith
February 2020 Four County Catholic Witness to Steadfast Faith   My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, One of the many pleasures I have in being your bishop is witnessing the numerous acts of faith demonstrated throughout the diocese. As Christians, we are people of faith. It is faith that sets us apart in service to others and in reverence to life itself. Through this faith, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we accomplish amazing works. Recently, many of you traveled to Washington DC to participate in the March for Life – leaving the comf...

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Vocations Corner

Posted on February 15, 2020 in: News, Vocations

Vocations Corner
Father Gregory Galvin, Director of Priestly Vocations During New Year’s week, more than 8,500 Catholic college students, Focus Missionaries, priests and religious from across the country and around the world gathered for a four-and-a-half-day national conference on the Catholic faith. Its focus was how to be a disciple of Christ and how to draw others into His discipleship. Between 20 and 25 students from UCONN’s Storrs campus attended this phenomenal experience with four members of the UCONN FOCUS team. We had the honor of attending Mass with the Apost...

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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.   St. Michael Church Dedication There was a joyous celebration Jan. 18 when St. Michael Church in Pawcatuck reopened its doors after almost 10 years of rebuilding. Read the story about the dedication Mass and see photos in our online gallery HERE.   March For Life The Diocese of Norwich was well-represented at the March For Life in Washington, D.C., where the President addressed attendees for the first tim...

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The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist
The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist A Parish Mission A Pew poll that purported to show that a majority of U.S. Catholics do not believe church teaching about the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist had commentators blaming Communion in the hand, lay Eucharistic ministers, and even the Second Vatican Council. But sacramental theologians, liturgists and pollsters say the wording of the poll question likely skewed the data, since the results vary significantly from differently phrased surveys on the same topic from the past decade. Experts ag...

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Holy Family Parish, Hebron to Host Eucharistic Miracles Exhibition
Eucharistic Miracles of the World Exhibit to come to the Diocese of Norwich Over the centuries, there have been countless instances all, over the world, where God has chosen to have The Eucharist transform perceptibl into flesh and blood. That is, the Eucharistic bread manifesting itself physically into human flesh, and the wine into human blood. In fact, there have been over 160 such Eucharistic miracles approved by the Church. The Church of the Holy Family, in Hebron is hosting the Vatican International Exhibit of Eucharistic Miracles of the World. The exhibit ...

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Making Lent a Season to Welcome and Not Dread
The Lenten season in the Catholic Church is a time when we focus on fasting, sacrifice and prayer. The truth is that most people don’t look forward to doing so for 40 days. Giving up candy, screen time or your favorite celebratory beverage is really not something we ever desire or feel motivated to do. Yet, as Catholics, we have been taught that Lent calls us to focus on all of this. The question becomes, how can we make fasting, sacrifice and prayer more meaningful this Lent? How do we share this Lenten journey as a family? When I was a child, my family would sit ...

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