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A Discernment Retreat for Young Women
The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus are offering a discernment weekend retreat for single, Catholic women (ages 18-30) at Mount Sacred Heart in Hamden, CT from March 2-4, 2012. The retreat begins Friday at 5:00 p.m. and concludes Sunday at noon. The retreat will include Eucharistic liturgies, Eucharistic adoration, Liturgy of the Hours prayed in common, vocation talks and time for quiet prayer and reflection. For more information contact Sr. Colleen Smith, ASCJ at email@example.com or by calling 203-988-4742.
Congratulations to Our Ordained!
Fr. Henry Agudelo
On Saturday May 28, 2011 at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Norwich Bishop Cote Ordained Deacon Henry Agudelo. Fr. Henry has been assigned to service at St. Joseph's Church in Willimantic, CT and assist at St. Mary Church and Sacrado De Corozon in Windham. We would like to congratulate Fr. Henry on this wonderful accomplishment.
Please Keep Father Henry in your prayers!
The Norwich Diocese website is featuring reflections from our Seminarins. A portion of each reflection has been provided below, we encourage you to read each reflection in its entirety. Thank you to all our Seminarins for taking the time to reflect on their Vocation journey.
Deacon Luis Henry Agudelo
"The Continuous Call of God"
The call of God in my life has been constant; God has called me to witness everything He has given me. The parable of the workers (MT. 20: 1-17); or as I call it, the continuous call of God, could be misunderstood by some if the details are not carefully studied. This parable of the laborers in the vineyard, teaches us to think well of God; as the last worker thought well of God. I have always admired this story and have kept it close to my heart. Faith in God is a love... Click Here to Read More
"My First Year in Rome: Gift and Mystery"
In his memoir recounting his spiritual journey of priesthood, Gift and Mystery, the now Blessed Pope John Paul II reflected on his two years in Rome as a doctoral student of the Angelicum. "I will never forget my feelings during those first 'Roman' days of mine," he writes, "when in 1946 I began to get to know the Eternal City." This marks my third reflection for the May Issue of the Four County Catholic as a seminarian, and as I did in my two previous articles, I turn to the words of my... Click Here to Read More
"Making Every Moment Count"
I arrived in Rome for the first time in July of 2010. I was both worried and excited. Upon looking at St. Peter's Basilica for the first time, I could not believe that I was actually here. Even more moving than seeing the Heart of the Church for the first time was the realization that it was this city that would be my home for the next four years. Throughout the following year, becoming accustomed to such a change of life proved to be quite an undertaking. Some adjustments included living with a large... Click Here to Read More
"But What Do You Do There?"
If there's one thing that my friends and family are always asking me, it is "What do you do at Mount St. Mary's Seminary?" They know all about how much I love the Mount, and how amazing my instructors and fellow seminarians are. They know that, with 160 seminarians, we are the largest seminary in the U.S. My parents, aunt, and cousin Tori even got the chance to visit the seminary during our annual Family Weekend, so they know what our campus looks... Click Here to Read More
Martin J. Noe
"With Your Prayers..."
My name is Martin J. Noe. I will be finishing my 1st year of theology as a seminarian for the Diocese of Norwich. I attend Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell CT. This year in the seminary has been particularly exciting for me for several reasons. First of all, being accepted as a seminarian for the Diocese of Norwich has brought me much joy. Bishop Michael Cote' and my vocation director Fr. Greg Galvin have been very helpful to me, and I'm looking forward... Click Here to Read More
"Joy is a Priest"
Seldom does it happen whereby one has an opportunity to pursue their dream or what I like to call vocation, a second time. As a young altar server, I admired our parish priest who was a catalyst in my choosing a vocation toward the priesthood. Keeping my dream alive, I attended catholic high school and upon graduation was accepted to the minor seminary to begin my studies. After graduating from the minor seminary and many months of contemplation, I decided to place my... Click Here to Read More
List of Norwich Seminarians
Year of Study
|Anticipated Year of Ordination|
|Rev. Henry Agudelo||Holy Apostles - 4th||2011|
|Brian Maxwell||Bl. John XXIII - 2nd||2013|
|Ian Bothur||North American - 1st||2014|
|Jonathan Ficara||North American - 1st||2014|
|Martin Noe||Holy Apostles - 4th||2014|
|Michael Salerno||Bl. John XXIII - 1st||2014|
|Jeff Ellis||Mt. St. Mary -
Pre The. - 1st
Those Preparing To Enter
Consecrated Religous Life
Year of Entry
|Christina Smith||Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate||2012|
|Andrew Skonieczny||Capuchin Franciscan Brothers||2011|
Those Recently Having Enter
Consecrated Religious Life
|Name||Religious Order||Year Entered|
|Sarah Jean Eddy||Our Lady of Grace Dominicans
N. Guilford, CT
|Carol Ann Eddy||Dominican Sisters Convent of Sacred Heart
|Katie Harazim||Sisters of Christian Charity
|Christine Anne Hoffner||Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Please Pray for These Vocations and More!
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