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Reunion Weekend
Fairfield Prep Alumni are invited for Reunion Weekend. Choose one or more events! All alumni are invited to the Golf Outing, Friday, June 2, followed by Prep’s first Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner in the quad. On June 2, for classes ending in 2’s and 7’s, alumni are invited to reunion breakfast, alumni sports games, Mass, and dinner on campus. Click here to register.

When: June 2-3; Golf Outing, Friday, June 2


Stop Human Trafficking
Will be the topic of the lecture sponsored by the Council of Religious. No charge; light refreshments offered.

When: Saturday, June 3, from 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Where: Catholic Center, Bridgeport
Contact: RSVP by Friday, May 26 to Sr. Nancy Strillacci: Strillacci@diobpt.org or 203.416.1511.


Saint Scholastica’s Shakespearean Players
A group of children ranging in age from 6-18, and Father Shawn W. Cutler will be performing The Merry Wives of Windsor, followed by English Low Tea (salads, sandwiches and dessert). Tickets: Adults $20; Seniors $15; Children $12 ages 6-12; Children 5 & under free! $60 Maximum per family. For tickets, go to http://stmarguerite.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MerryWivesofWindsor.pdf or call (203) 521-2390. Tickets must be purchased in advance; they will not be sold at the door.

When: 11:00am on Saturday, June 10
Where: 
St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Parish, Brookfield


Bacon and Brew Fest
(A 21 and over event) at Notre Dame High School, Fairfield, will provide afternoon of beer sampling, live music, food and fun on Saturday, June 10. The committee is looking for food truck vendors as well as groups and individuals to participate in the their 1st Annual Bacon Cookfoff! Calling all local firehouses, police stations, church groups, civic organizations, restaurants, etc.  Let’s see if you have the winning bacon-themed dish! Tickets can be purchased on line at https://ndbaconandbrew.eventbrite.com.

When: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: Notre Dame High School, Fairfield
Contact: 
For more info, contact Theresa Marzik: tmarzik@notredame.org


St. Anthony Feast 
Delicious Italian food, family-friendly fun, daily entertainment, rides and a raffle. An outdoor Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, June 11, at 11:00am, followed by a procession in honor of St. Anthony.

When: The weekend of June 9 – 11.
Fri., June 9 from 6:00pm – 11:00pm, Sat., June 10 , from 2:00pm – 11:00pm and Sun., June 11 from 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: 
St. Margaret Shrine, Bridgeport
Contact: 
For more info, call the shrine: 203.333.9627


Carnival of Fun 
Great food, rides, games, raffles. Live entertainment nightly; dining under the big tent. Bracelets every night.

When: Tuesday, July 11- Saturday, July 15, from 6-11 pm
Where:
St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Riverside
Contact:
For info, go to www.stcath.org or call 203.637.3661


Taste and See 
Summer Book Club: The selection is “Oneing”, a collection of sixteen essays about ongoing conversion. Authors include Paula D’Arcy, Richard Rohr and Cynthia Bourgeault.

When: Offered for five Thursday, July 13 thru August 10, from 10-11am
Where:
St. James Parish Center, Stratford
Contact:
For more info or to register, contact the parish: 203.375.5887


Come and See 
Are you are being called to a vocation in the Secular Franciscan Order. The Secular Franciscan Holy Spirit Fraternity invites everyone to St. Anthony of Padua Church to celebrate Mass with Msgr. Ernest Esposito. There will be a social and meeting after Mass. There will be no meeting in August.

When: Saturday, July 15, at 9:30 am, next meeting will be Saturday, September 16, same time and place
Where:
St. Anthony of Padua Church, Fairfield
Contact:
For more info, call Pat Heile, OFS: 203.255.8801 or pheile5713@aol.com


2017 Mass of Hope and Healing 
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, together with a planning committee of Survivors of Sexual Abuse as Minors by Priests, will hold a very special Mass for anyone who has been sexually abused as a minor and for others who have been impacted. Light refreshments will be served immediately following the Mass. If you are an adult survivor of abuse as a minor and would like to learn more about this Mass, upcoming gatherings, and resources that are available in our diocese.

When: October 29, at 2:00pm
Where: St. Anthony of Padua Church, 149 South Pine Creek Rd, Fairfield
Contact: RSVP by Friday, May 26 to Sr. Nancy Strillacci: Strillacci@diobpt.org or 203.416.1511.


Centers of Mercy Sacrament of Reconciliation
When: Tuesdays, from 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: St. Catherine of Siena, Trumbull (with Eucharistic Adoration), St. Joseph, Brookfield, Our Lady of the Assumption, Fairfield (with Eucharistic Adoration)

When: Wednesdays, from 7:00pm – 8:00pm 
Where: St. Pius X, Fairfield

When: Thursdays, from 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: St. Theresa, Trumbull, Sacred Heart, Danbury, St. Charles Borromeo, Bridgeport

When: Monday – Friday, from 11:30am – 12:00pm
Where: St. Augustine Cathedral, Bridgeport


Calling All Kolbe High School Men
Class of 1967! We are planning your 50th Reunion event and want to hear from you. We are looking for your updated contact information and ideas for this great celebration.
Please email rsantoli@kolbecaths.org to update your contact information and to learn more!


The Prophets
A Bible study course featuring Thomas Smith from Ascension Press, meets at St. Cecilia Parish, Stamford, Thursday’s at 7:15pm, repeated Friday’s at 9:15am in the Parish Center.
Contact: Vicki Alton: 203.322.8526 or VickiA@optonline.net


Thomas Merton Center House of Hospitality
We need volunteers. Also consider giving to the pantry of your local parish or social concern center.
When: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 1:30pm, Saturday 9:00am – 12:00pm
Where: 43 Madison Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
Contact: 203.367.9036


Car Donation Program “Donation Angel”
Presented by Catholic Charities of Fairfield County. We will tow your vehicle away absolutely free! Donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of your un-wanted car, van, truck, motorcycle, RV or boat directly to Catholic Charities of Fairfield County. You will receive full fair market value for your donation as an IRS tax deduction. Donation Angel is a nationwide service, so even if your vehicle is far away from Fairfield County, it can still support Catholic Charities of Fairfield County. You will receive a receipt from Donation Angel for the fair value of your property. For info go to www.donationangel.org.