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2020 Annual Catholic Appeal News

Parishes step up participation in ACA May 7th, 2021 - During the COVID-19 lockdown, Father Norbert Siwinski O.F.M., pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Bridgeport,…

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Investing in their faith and future October 27th, 2020 - BRIDGEPORT—Putting two boys through Catholic school is a labor of love for Janet and Sergio Bran of Bridgeport. It’s also a sacrifice they’re willing to make because they want their sons to carry the gift of Catholic faith throughout their lives. Eight-year-old Alexander and 13-year-old Sebastian…

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‘Emergency Funds’ seeks to raise $1.5 million October 27th, 2020 - BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has appealed to Catholics in the Diocese of Bridgeport to raise $1.5 million as part of the Annual Catholic Emergency Appeal because of an increased demand for services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused “continuing uncertainty and suffering.” “In…

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Bishop asks all to step up to support ACA September 30th, 2020 - BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano is asking Catholics throughout the diocese for help in closing the $1.5 million gap between current Annual Catholic Appeal  (ACA) resources and the increasing needs of people as a result of the pandemic. The bishop said in time of  unprecedented crisis and much uncertainty…

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Bringing Christ to the sick and dying September 10th, 2020 - NORWALK—Every day, Father Paul Sankar, chaplain at Norwalk Hospital, sees opportunities for Catholics to come back to…

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Retired executive reaches out to faithful, one phone call at a time August 30th, 2020 - After retiring as director of sales and marketing for Eli Lilly and Company 15 years ago, Ford…

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Diocese names new Chief Development Officer July 10th, 2020 - BRIDGEPORT—Joseph Gallagher of Armonk, New York, has been named chief development officer of the Diocese of Bridgeport.…

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Emergency appeal leads to strong response May 30th, 2020 - BRIDGEPORT—Response to the emergency needs outlined in this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal has been strong, personal and…

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Bishop re-launches Annual Appeal April 30th, 2020 - BRIDGEPORT—On April 20, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano sent a letter to the faithful throughout the diocese announcing…

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‘What we do for others, we do for Christ’ March 30th, 2020 - TRUMBULL—When Kelly Anne Murphy talks about the good works the Church does, she recalls her grandmother Margaret…

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Diocese launches 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal February 27th, 2020 - BRIDGEPORT—“Renew” is the theme of the 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) launched by the diocese in January.…

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Snow Birds Gather! February 23rd, 2020 - NAPLES, FLORIDA—Connie Von Zwehl hosted over 120 parishioners from the Diocese of Bridgeport who reside in Florida…

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News From Past Appeals

Joy in Christ, Our Gift to Share June 18th, 2018 - “There’s a joy in giving back if you have been blessed in terms of your own life,”…

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Construir una comunidad de amor May 18th, 2018 - “De una u otra manera, la Campaña Anual Católica es de un gran impacto entre todos los…

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Build a community of love May 18th, 2018 - “In some way or another, the Annual Catholic Appeal has a big impact on all the members…

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ACA supports programs of Catholic Charities April 18th, 2018 - Among the many programs and ministries it supports, the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal, “Joy in Christ, Our…

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Making a Charitable Gift through an IRA March 20th, 2018 - BRIDGEPORT– Supporting the Diocese with a gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal or securing a legacy that…

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“Snowbirds” Support ACA March 7th, 2018 - NAPLES, FLORIDA—When you give to the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA), you are there for other people, even…

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Chair couples make Annual Appeal a priority January 29th, 2018 - BRIDGEPORT—“It’s about spreading the word,” says Elena Schlegel, lay co-chair with her husband, Steve, for the Annual…

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ACA Knits Diocesan Family Together January 27th, 2018 - DARIEN— Bishop Caggiano said the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) helps to make the diocese one large family…

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ACA Reception Celebrates Parish and Family January 25th, 2018 - BRIDGEPORT—More than 200 individuals and families from twelve Bridgeport parishes turned out for a reception to launch…

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Video Debut: Joy in Christ, Our Gift to Share January 4th, 2018 - BRIDGEPORT— Here’s a first look at the new Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) video for 2018. Joy in…

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‘Luces se Encenderán por Todo el la Diócesis’ April 27th, 2017 - “La gente de fe siempre querrá ayudar a otros”, dice el Padre Gustavo Falla, párroco de Santa…

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‘Lights Will go on All Over Fairfield County’ April 27th, 2017 - “People of faith want to reach out to other people,” says Father Gustavo Falla, pastor of St.…

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‘Show Charity Through Action’ April 26th, 2017 - “For me it was really the kids,” says Jessica Carroll, explaining why she and her husband Brian…

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ACA Chair-Couples: ‘We Feel Blessed’ April 26th, 2017 - “It was a calling,” say Elena and Steve Schlegel, who have accepted the invitation to be lay…

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A Spirited Start for the 2017 Appeal April 26th, 2017 - BRIDGEPORT—The ACA got off to a spirited start in the Bridgeport area, where at 300 people filled…

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