Monthly Newspaper • DIOCESE OF BRIDGEPORT

Bits & Pieces

 


Spring Fling
Celebrate a decade of service by the Moring Glory breakfast program. Drinks, food, and dancing all in celebration of 300,000 meals served to those most in need. Tickets: $65.
When:
Friday, April 28 at 6:30 pm.
Where: St. Edward Parish, New Fairfield


Annual Legacy Gala
Trinity Catholic High School gala will honor Bishop Caggiano at this year’s event.
When: Friday evening, April 28
Where: The Italian Center in Stamford.
Contact: Betsy Mercede: bmercede@trinitycatholic.org or 203.322.3401, ext. 303


Pasta Dinner
Doors open at 5:30 pm; dinner served at 6 pm. Includes pasta, meatballs, sausage, Italian bread, salad, dessert and beverage. Vegetarian dinner available. Cost: $10 adults; $5 children 6-12.
When: Saturday, April 29, 5:30 pm
Where: Our Lady of Good Counsel Chapel, Bridgeport
Contact: For more info or to make a reservation, call Marge: 203.372.2784


Wedding Jubilee Mass
This Mass celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano is for couples celebrating 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 plus year wedding anniversaries. This will be the only Wedding Jubilee Mass for 2017. Mass will be followed by a reception in the parish hall. To register for the Mass, contact your local parish or visit: http://x.co/diobpt. Please RSVP before April 24th. Download flyer here: Wedding-Jubilee-Mass-2017
When: Sunday, April 30, 2:30 pm
Where: St. Theresa Parish in Trumbull
Contact: For more info, contact Kim Quatela: 203.416.1334 or kquatela@diobpt.org


Discover Lauralton 
An opportunity for middle-school girls to be in high school for an afternoon. For more info and to register, go to:  https://www.lauraltonhall.org/admissions/visit-lauralton/discover-lauralton.
When: Sunday, April 30 from 1-3:30 pm; Registration deadline: Thursday, April 20
Where: Lauralton Hall, 200 High Street, Milford


Adult Abuse Survivors
Adult Survivors of abuse as a minor are invited to two upcoming gatherings. This is an opportunity to meet with fellow adult survivors of abuse, together with the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator. You are important to us and we want to know how we may assist you in your journey towards healing. If you are an adult survivor of abuse as a minor, and you would like to learn more about these gatherings or the 2017 Mass of Hope and Healing planned for Sunday, October 29 at 2 pm contact us.
When: Wednesday, May 3, from 6-7 pm and Thursday, June 1, 6-7 pm
Where: Bridgeport Public Library at their North Branch,  3455 Madison Ave, Bridgeport
Contact: Victim Assistance Coordinators, Erin Neil, LCSW: 203.650.3265 or Michael Tintrup, LCSW: 203.241.0987


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 1-3 pm
Where: Catholic Center, Bridgeport
Contact: RSVP by Friday, May 26 to Sr. Nancy Strillacci: Strillacci@diobpt.org or 203.416.1511.


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 pm
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 1967l! 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.