Monthly Archives: December 2012

Obedience and Freedom

  Fr. Phil Bloom December 30, 2012 Holy Family   Bottom line: We ask the holy family, Jesus, Mary and Joseph, to know the right balance between freedom and obedience.   I love the Feast of the Holy Family, but … Continue reading

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Christmas Message- 2012 from Bishop Michael R. Cote

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, In the first days of the Year of Faith (October 11, 2012 through November 24, 2013) over three dozen pilgrims, most from the Diocese of Norwich, journeyed with me to the Holy Land. On … Continue reading

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What John the Baptist Teaches Us About Humility and Joy

Dr. Marcellino D’AmbrosioDecember 16, 2012Third Sunday in Advent On the third Sunday of Advent, the penitential purple of the season changes to rose and we celebrate “Gaudete” or “Rejoice!” Sunday. “Shout for joy, daughter of Sion” says Zephaniah. “Draw water … Continue reading

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Advent: The Reason for the Season

Dr. Marcellino D’AmbrosioDecember 2, 2012First Sunday in Advent “Advent” is simply the Latin word for “coming.” If we can manage to meditate on any “coming” in December besides the comings and goings of Christmas shopping, it would be Christ’s coming … Continue reading

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