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...
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).
St. JOHN HENRY NEWMAN, the Convert left a prestigious career to seek and preach the apostolic faith.
Posted on October 16, 2019 in: News
Use the Handy List Below to See Where
All the Best Church Bazaars and Craft Fairs
are Being Held Throughout the Diocese.
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Annual Fair/Tag/Bake Sale
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Quaker Hill
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.
St. Patrick Church, East Hampton
Posted on October 15, 2019 in: News
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 ...
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...
, Sacred Heart Norwichtown
, Eco conscious
By Mark C. McCann
Recently, I attended a series of Christian talks on the “Gifts of the Holy Spirit” given at a local Protestant church. I thought it would be good to understand more clearly the evangelical point of view on the subject of gifts and how it compared to Catholic teaching. As I listened to the speaker offer his opinions on the subject, I was called to consider the Spirit behind those gifts and the role he plays in guiding the Church.
One thing Catholics have is an anchor to the teaching and traditions of the Church that have been passed down t...
Posted on October 02, 2019 in: News
Monsignor Robert J. Romano Video Homily
By Ryan Blessing
Photos by Annette Hanrahan
The Reverend Monsignor Robert J. Romano was at Ground Zero in New York City on a daily basis, ministering to the needs of police officers immediately after the Sept. 11 attacks.
“Some people say 9/11 is over, that it’s history and happened 18 years ago,” Monsignor Romano, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Brooklyn, New York and NYPD Chaplain since 1998, said in his homily du...
Respect Life Month
Although we must cherish, protect, and defend human life year-round, the Catholic Church in the United States sets aside each October as Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is observed as Respect Life Sunday. As Catholics, we are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between. During the month of October, the Church asks us to reflect more deeply on the dignity of every human life.
Bishop Cotes Column from the October Four...
Posted on September 29, 2019 in: News
“Our dignity as human beings is not found in the accumulation of stuff and things but by being a blessing –– helping people who cross our path in our professional lives and in our personal lives,” said Reverend Brian J. Romanowski, J.C.L., Adjutant Judicial Vicar for the Diocese.
Father Romanowski was the homilist for the 29th Annual Red Mass, celebrated Sunday, September 29th at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich. He went on to say, The rich man in Jesus parable could not save the world but he could’ve helped Lazarus. May ...
Posted on September 26, 2019 in: News
Pope Francis releases his message for the 105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which is commemorated on Sunday, September 29, 2019. The full text of the message is below:
"It is not just about migrants"
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Faith assures us that in a mysterious way the Kingdom of God is already present here on earth (cf. Gaudium et Spes, 39). Yet in our own time, we are saddened to see the obstacles and opposition it encounters. Violent conflicts and all-out wars continue to tear humanity apart; injustices and discrimination foll...