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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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Catholicism: The Pivotal Players

Posted on October 17, 2019 in: News, Events

Catholicism: The Pivotal Players
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). October 24  St. JOHN HENRY NEWMAN, the Convert left a prestigious career to seek and preach the apostolic faith. N...

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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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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. 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 ...

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In Case You Missed It: Are We Good Stewards of God’s Creation?
 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...

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The Final Word? Trust Me, Men… It’s Not Us!
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...

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Annual Blue Mass Draws Police From Many Departments
  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...

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October is Respect Life Month- Read Bishop Cote's Column
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...

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Seek Justice – Be a Blessing

Posted on September 29, 2019 in: News

Seek Justice – Be a Blessing
“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 ...

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Pope’s Message for 2019 World Day of Migrants and Refugees: Full Text
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...

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