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Turning 40 in Style

Posted on October 24, 2019 in: News

Turning 40 in Style
St. Vincent de Paul Place (SVdPP) hosted a celebration and open house Thursday, October 10th  to showcase its facility and many services. Volunteers, clients and friends were treated to tours, fellowship and food. The ministry, now housed on Cliff Street in the former St. Joseph School building, began 40 years ago in the Shannon Building in downtown Norwich. “We were delusional young people trying to change the world,” “We were delusional young people trying to change the world,” said Deacon Tom Casey, reflecting on the gene...

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Photo Gallery: Mass For Firefighters and EMS
Firefighters and EMS personnel from throughout the Diocese and beyond came to the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich Sunday, October 20, for the annual Mass for Firefighters and EMS.  Members of departments from Norwich, Danielson, Cromwell, Groton and elsewhere, including Rhode Island, attended. Click here to see a gallery of photos from the Mass. Also, be sure to check out the story and photos about the Mass in next month's Four County Catholic. 

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All Souls Prayer

Posted on October 24, 2019 in: Reflections

All Souls Prayer
November 2 is the Commemoration of All of the Faithful Departed, or All Souls. On this day, we pray that all those who have died— our loved ones, and also those people around the world who we will never meet— through the mercy of God, will rest in peace. Merciful Father, On this day, we are called to remember those who have died, Particularly those who have died in the past year, And pray for their joyful reunion with you, their loving creator. As your son taught us to call the stranger neighbor, our fallen are many— Names we will never know, Voices ...

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Meet the Catholic Chaplain to the Washington Nationals
By Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Oct 22, 2019 (CNA).- A professional baseball clubhouse might not be considered a particularly religious place today, but one chaplain says the Catholic priesthood is needed—and desired—as much as ever there. “When I walk in the [clubhouse], they kind of light up a little bit,” Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, a chaplain to the Washington Nationals professional baseball team, told CNA. “It’s not me,” he clarified, “it’s that they see a Catholic priest.” “I think that the prie...

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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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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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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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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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Teaching Children the Art of Joyful Giving
By Mary-Jo McLaughlin Do you recall as a child viewing commercials of famine-stricken children in Africa while watching Saturday morning cartoons? Seeing those pictures, how many of us were compelled to break open the piggy bank and send money to charities hoping to ease the guilt of having more than those hungry children? I remember trick-or-treating with the orange UNICEF box, asking for donations for those same starving children. I guess it eased some guilt I was experiencing by overindulging in candy while children around the world were suffering. One Halloween, ...

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