Monthly Newspaper • DIOCESE OF BRIDGEPORT

Articles By: Dan Carney

Charity Through Action

“For me it was really the kids,” says Jessica Carroll, explaining why she and her husband Brian agreed to become lay chairs at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Trumbull for the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal. “They are at the age, nine and ten years old, Read More ››

I Phone Fast! Will u?

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The Archdiocese of Hartford is recording a “first” this year by inviting people to “fast” from using cell phones on Ash Wednesday, March 1st, and Good Friday, April 14th. The initiative in an initiative called: “I Phone Fast!” and it has the blessing of Archbishop Leonard Blair.

‘Silencing Read More ››

Teens Fast to Fight Hunger

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The St. Philip Youth Group is sponsoring its fourteenth annual 30 Hour Famine the weekend of February 25 and 26 for middle and high school students in Norwalk and the neighboring towns.

“The teens will fast for the 30 hours while performing service in the community and Read More ››

Catholic Underground Tonight

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On Saturday, February 11, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will lead the participants of Catholic Underground in a Eucharistic Holy Hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, including praise and worship, prayerful silence, and the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

The Holy Hour is the first Read More ››

Happy Birthday Emily!

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Best Wishes to Emily Symeon as she celebrates her 101st Birthday with her friends at Holy Name Church Senior Circle in Stamford.

Emily is a life long resident of Stamford as well as an active life -ong parishioner of Holy Name of Jesus Church. “She enjoys life, Read More ››

ACA “Roadshow” Visits Danbury

DANBURY—More than 80 parishioners from the greater Danbury area attended the recent Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) reception at Ethan Allen Hotel in Danbury. Msgr. Robert Weiss, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Newtown, hosted this Appeal event for the second year in a row.

The reception Read More ››

Catholic Education

This week is our national celebration of Catholic Schools Week. It is a special time during which we reflect and celebrate the great gift and enduring mission that Catholic education offers to the children and families entrusted to our care.

In addition to providing a superior education, Read More ››

Life is Winning in America

Vice President Mike Pence told pro-life advocates from across the U.S. January 27 that “life is winning in America, and today is a celebration of that progress.”

Pence addressed the March for Life on the National Mall in Washington, making him the highest government official to address Read More ››

March for Life Preview

The annual March for Life will take place on Friday, January 27, in Washington D.C. This year’s theme is “The Power of One.” The largest pro-life rally in the world, the March is held on or around the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion in Read More ››

ACA Comes to New Canaan

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More than 85 guests turned out for the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) kick off reception held at New Canaan Country Club. Bishop Frank J. Caggiano and ACA chair couple Steve nod Elena Schlegel greeted the men and women who came by to celebrate the Appeal Read More ››

Ministry Formation Day

“Prophets of a Future Not Our Own will be the theme of a Ministry Formation Day set for Saturday January 28th, 8:30-2:30, Queen of Saint Hall at the Catholic Center, 238 Jewett Avenue, Bridgeport, CT.

The day is sponsored by the new Diocesan Leadership Institute, and is Read More ››

Walking with Purpose

Walking with Purpose is not your grandmother’s Bible study group. Founded in Maryland in 2002 by a young mother and Catholic convert who was looking for material that was relevant to her situation.

Walking with Purpose has evolved into a program that strives to reach out to Read More ››

Diocesan Leadership Institute Launching Soon

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The Diocese will formally launch its new Diocesan Leadership Institute with Evening Prayer and brief presentation on Encounter, Formation and Discipleship on Wednesday, January 11, 7:00pm at Assumption Church in Westport.

Music will be provided by the Assumption Parish music ministry, and Chris Padgett an internationally known Read More ››

Bishop’s Christmas Message

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In this audio message, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano reflects on the meaning of Christmas in troubled times when many people around the globe are suffering from wars, terrorism and other dislocation.

The Bishop says that Christmas gives us “the enduring mystery of the incarnation,” that God is Read More ››

Christmas Crèche on the Green

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Braving the rain members of St. John XXIII Council 5987 of the Knights of Columbus Monroe joined by St. Jude parishioners blessed the council’s Creche that was placed on the Monroe town green. Council Chaplain Msgr. Dariusz Zielonka, pastor of St. Jude, performed the blessing.

The ceremony Read More ››

Religion on the Line

On Gaudete Sunday, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano was the guest on “Religion on the Line,” the long-running WABC-Radio program hosted by Rabbi Joseph Potasnik and Deacon Kevin McCormack of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

In the conversation the bishop discussed Advent and preparations for the joy of Read More ››

Seminarians Sing the Season

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Diocesan seminarians at St. John Fisher Seminary gathered recently with their families and friends of the seminary to host their Annual Christmas Concert, with the assistance of the Serra Club of the Diocese of Bridgeport.

With the help of Thomas Marino and David Harvey, the seminarians led Read More ››

St. Leo’s Annual “Wish” Tree

After many weeks of collecting donations, packaging presents, and volunteering at Mass, the parishioners of St. Leo Parish delivered over 800 Christmas gifts and hundreds of toiletries to eight different organizations throughout the Stamford area.

The efforts were part of the parish’s annual Wish Tree initiative, and Read More ››

Tree Lighting Brings Holiday Joy

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Christmas came to St. Vincent’s on November 30 as the 18 foot Christmas tree received its  crowning touch of the Snow White Angel during the 14th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting  held in the lobby.

President/CEO Vince Caponi  welcomed the gathering of employees and visitors and introduced young Read More ››