Although she was just a humble young woman from a small town, Mary’s total “yes” to God was “the most important ‘yes’ of history” and overturned Adam and Eve’s prideful “no,” which unleashed sin into the world, Pope Francis said.
“With generosity and trust like Mary, may Read More ››
“Arise and Shine,” the annual Christmas Concert by the Diocesan Youth Choir is set for Sunday December 18, 6 pm at the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport.
Under the direction of Mary Bozzuti-Higgins of Wilton, the 75-member choir will present a joyous program of Christmas songs and Read More ››
Social Media Leader John Grosso’s “Week in Review” takes us around the Diocese for an eventful week including the 3rd Post-Synod session at St. Catherine of Siena Parish Center in Trumbull.
In addition, the closing of the Holy Door at St. Augustine Cathedral to formally end the Read More ››
On November 19, 36 teens from St Jerome Parish in Norwalk gathered for the parish’s fourth annual Night in a Box event. Night in a Box is a homeless awareness project in which TOTAL, the St. Jerome youth group, raises money and collects toiletries for the Open Read More ››
St. Joseph High School located at 2320 Huntington Turnpike in Trumbull, Connecticut announced that two of the faculty members are currently on a U.S. Delegation trip in El Salvador located in Central America.
Dr James Keane, Principal, stated, “As an important part of faculty professional development, St Read More ››
Faced with two possible career paths—journalism or the priesthood—Father Damian Pielesz chose faith. That path has led the Polish native to Wilton, where he is parochial vicar of Our Lady of Fatima, assisting Pastor Reggie Norman.
He comes from Jastrzebie Zdroj, a city in the southern part Read More ››
In a delicious response to the Pastoral Plan, Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Stratford held its first ever International Festival of Foods this fall. Father Andrew Marus, Holy Name’s pastor, led parishioners in grace before the meal.
This event was the initial response to the parish’s Read More ››
“We all know what hunger is. We need nutrients to feed our bodies,” said Msgr. Thomas Powers, vicar general of the Diocese of Bridgeport, during a blessing of the Advent Wreath at the Catholic Center. “Just as we need food for our bodies, we all need Read More ››
Student Council moderators Katrina Egan and Rebecca Corso announced that Trinity Catholic High School continued their mission of serving others. Sponsored by the Student Council, the school’s long-standing community service project.
The Thanksgiving Food Drive, donated a grand total of over 5,900 lbs of non-perishable food and Read More ››
Norwalk’s Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Council 14360 has many traditions including helping our Veterans and children in need.
First Knights of Columbus Saint Matthew Council 14360 and students at Fox Run, Wolfpit and All Saints Catholic Schools sponsored a donation drive for the veterans at the Read More ››
“Jesus is the sun and Mary is the dawn announcing His rising.” Pope Francis. This quote takes on new meaning on the streets of the city of Danbury these days. The sun now rises and sets on the Dawn and The Son, a new mosaic commissioned by Fr. Read More ››
The president and vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said November 23 that Thanksgiving Day is a time for the nation to pause and “give God thanks for the abundant blessings he has bestowed upon us.”
“It is a grateful tradition people of many Read More ››
Prayer is empty if it is not accompanied by a conversion of heart and commitment to justice, religious leaders said at tonight’s interfaith prayer service for peace and racial healing held at St. Augustine Cathedral.
Almost 150 men and women turned out the readings and reflections, which Read More ››
Lisa Brenninkmeyer, founder, Walking with Purpose Women’s Catholic Bible Study, spoke to over 400 Catholic women and pastors from throughout the Diocese of Bridgeport on November 16th at the Italian Center in Stamford.
Brenninkmeyer’s talk, Brave and Beloved: Overcoming Fear, empowered women of the diocese to make Read More ››
Sacred Heart University has entered into an agreement with General Electric to purchase its 66-acre former global headquarters in Fairfield. “This is a transformational moment in the history of Sacred Heart University,” said SHU President John J. Petillo.
“With this property, SHU has a unique opportunity to Read More ››
This morning as Bishop Frank J. Caggaino closed the Holy Door on the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, he urged all those present to become “living doors” to others by carrying mercy and love in their hearts for all those they encounter.
The Diocesan observance of the Read More ››
Fourteen months after the close of the Synod, its initiatives and recommendations are beginning to be felt at every level of parish life and diocesan ministries. However, there is much more work to be done to renew faith life by engaging active Catholics in the renewal efforts Read More ››
The 3rd Post-Synod session will take place on Saturday, November 19, 8:15 am at St. Catherine of Siena Parish Center in Trumbull.
Many of the men and women who served as delegates during last year’s Synod process will reconvene for an update on Synod initiatives now underway Read More ››
In honor of National Distance Learning Week, Greenwich Catholic School 3rd graders in Mrs. Lisa Barbieri’s class participated in a virtual lesson called “The Science of the Sun” courtesy of NASA’s Digital Learning Network.
Streaming from the Goddard Flight Center in Maryland, DLN Specialist Lindsey Jones taught Read More ››
“The Face of Mercy,” a new Knights of Columbus documentary that uses personal accounts to highlight the impact of God’s mercy on people’s lives, will air on many ABC-affiliated TV stations from October 16 to December 16.
“Throughout the 20th century, the Catholic understanding of Divine Mercy became Read More ››
The Connecticut Catholic Conference continues to monitor the issue of abortion in Connecticut with the publication of its ninth annual “The State of Abortion in Connecticut” report.
Throughout the years, this report has provided a concise overview of abortion trends in Connecticut, along with highlighting other issues Read More ››
The Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy will conclude on Sunday, November 20, 9:30 am one the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, when Bishop Frank J. Caggiano celebrates Mass and presides over with the solemn closing of the Holy Door at St. Read More ››
A major interfaith prayer service event, “Prayer for a Path to Peace and Racial Healing,” will be held on Tuesday, November 22, at 7 pm at St. Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport.
The service is open to people of all faiths and is the beginning of a major Read More ››
“Often our idea of perfection is not to have struggles. But God’s idea is for us to trust in Him,” said Msgr. Thomas Powers in his homily at the Third Annual Women’s Conference today at the St. Catherine of Siena Family Center, 210 Shelton Rd, Trumbull, Read More ››
Join us for “A Celebration of Mother Frances Cabrini and the Italian American Experience,” a discussion on immigration in America. Anthony Riccio, a Connecticut-based author of several books about the immigrant experience, will enlighten us about the struggles of newcomers to this country, with particular emphasis Read More ››
On Saturday, 10/29 members of Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Council #14360 continued their relationship with Notre Dame Convalescent Home by making some winter adjustments to the facility. After a quick basement cleanup of old equipment, the Knights and Notre Dame Catholic School (Fairfield) student Sean Read More ››
Congratulating Donald Trump for his victory in the U.S. presidential election, the Vatican secretary of state expressed hope that people would work together “to change the global situation, which is a situation of serious laceration, serious conflict.”
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Pope Francis’ top aide, spoke about the Read More ››
“Pink Week” was sponsored by the National Honor Society at Trinity Catholic High School. All 34 members of the National Honor Society, both juniors and seniors, were involved in the many events during the week.
Students and teachers could write the names of loved ones touched by Read More ››
Health care is not a commodity, it’s a human and social right that is being threatened by over-commercializing the system, said Dr. John Murphy, president and chief executive officer of the Western Connecticut Health Network at the CAPP Business Leaders Breakfast at Fairfield University.
I am concerned Read More ››
More than 1,100 faithful throughout Fairfield County turned today out at St. Augustine Cathedral for the Special Mass to Consecrate the Diocese of Bridgeport to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
They sang and prayed in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Portuguese and Polish. They were young and old, residents of Read More ››
By Ellen McGinness
Almost 200 goblins, ghouls, and ghosts marched in the St Aloysius School Halloween parade on Monday. Honoring the longstanding school tradition, upper school students paired up with their lower school “buddies” to march the little ones down Elm Street in New Canaan.
Eighth graders and Read More ››
It was an evening of hope, quiet dignity and courage, even as three adult survivors of priest sexual abuse shared disturbing and unsettling accounts of its impact on their lives and families.
Click to hear Bishop Caggian’s reflection
More than 60 friends, family members and others turned out Read More ››
Over 150 people joined Bishop Frank J. Caggiano at Gate of Heaven Cemetery for the First Annual All Souls Day Mass this morning. Beginning this new Diocesan tradition, Bishop Caggiano thanked all who were in attendance, and shared a beautiful homily that moved many to tears.
”Even Read More ››
A Service of peace, hope and healing for those who have been impacted by sexual abuse as minors by clergy, will be held at Fairfield University Egan Chapel at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 2nd.
The Most Rev. Frank Caggiano, Bishop of Bridgeport, will lead the gathering Read More ››
The saints are blessed because they were faithful and meek and cared for others, Pope Francis said. At the end of an ecumenical trip to Sweden, Pope Francis celebrated the feast of All Saints November 1 with a Catholic Mass in a Malmo stadium.
He highlighted the Read More ››
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will celebrate an outdoor Mass on All Souls Day, Wednesday, November 2, 11 am at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 1056, Daniels Farm Road in Trumbull.
The Mass will be offered for all the faithful departed souls in the diocese. It is open to Read More ››
Every other week, students at St. Ann Academy in Bridgeport can be found engaging in team-bonding games and drills. This exercise is part of a new positive climate initiative that St. Ann has kicked off this year.
Wingman is the name of the program, created in 2015 Read More ››
St. Matthew Knights of Columbus host 5th Annual Columbus Day Macaroni Dinner
On Saturday, October 22 the Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Council 14360 held its 5th Annual Columbus Day Macaroni Dinner in St. Matthew Parish’s Masterpool Great Room.
Over 180 friends and family enjoyed a fine Italian Read More ››
During the past week Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has joined nearly 80 others on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. They have been walking in the footsteps of Our Lord Jesus, from the place of His birth, to the sites where he preached and ministered, to Read More ››
Fairfield University’s Center for Catholic Studies presents Sister Nancy Murray, OP in a one-woman performance of St. Catherine of Siena: A Woman for Our Times, on Wednesday, November 9 at 7:30pm. The performance will take place in the Dolan School of Business Dining Room. The 2016 Read More ››
Sister Clare Fitzgerald, SSND was the keynote speaker at Immaculate High School’s first Annual Scholarship Breakfast. She shared her experiences of visiting and working with Catholic school students of all ages and locations, the need for kindness and justice more than ever in today’s world.
She explained that Read More ››
Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Council 14360 in Norwalk continued their strong relationship with Malta House on October 8 when some Brother Knights did some more painting at the facility and plans are in the works to continue more work in January.
“Working with Malta House is Read More ››
The Stamford District Council of Catholic Women held their annual Mothers of the Parish presentation on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima on October 13 at Sacred Heart Parish. Father Matthew Mauriello, diocesan CCW moderator and Chaplain at St. Camillus Nursing Home in Stamford, presided over Read More ››
Saint Mary Parish, Bethel: Mr. & Mrs. James Kelly
Nominated by Reverend Corey V. Piccinino
Saint Mary School, Bethel: Mr. Richard Schlemmer
Nominated by Mr. Gregory Viceroy, Principal
Blessed Sacrament Parish, Bridgeport: Ms. Karen Soares-Robinson and Ms. Jackie Soares
Nominated by Reverend Joseph J. Karcsinski, III
Catholic Charities, Bridgeport: Ms. Louise Gidez
Nominated Read More ››
“Wear this medal with our gratitude and recognition as an outside sign of what is already in your heart and soul. The medal simply allows the world to know that what they see on the outside already exists on the inside,” said Bishop Frank J. Caggiano Read More ››
Changing times demand that we re-imagine how we live faithfully in the modern world, which has turned its back on the Gospel,” said Bishop Frank J. Caggiano at last night’s Vespers Prayer Service for members of the parish Strategic Plan Taskforces.
The bishop bean his brief homily Read More ››
A Service of Peace, Hope and Healing for those who have been impacted by Sexual Abuse as Minors by Clergy, will be held at Fairfield University Egan Chapel at 7:00pm on Wednesday, November 2.
The Most Rev. Frank Caggiano, Bishop of Bridgeport, will lead the gathering in Read More ››
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Harry Connick, Jr., will perform at the 25th Annual Benefit Dinner for the Inner- City Foundation for Charity & Education on November 1 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich. The annual benefit provides critical funding for the charity’s support of programs serving the Read More ››
Two Catholic musicians and composers who have written some of the most enduring and memorable songs for contemporary worship in the Church, will join forces for a rare concert together on Sunday, October 23, at 6:00pm at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Fairfield.
Gregory Norbet, who Read More ››
Recognizing the urgency for ending America’s abortion crisis, 40 Days for Life is launching an unprecedented 40-day bus tour to bring its message of hope to cities and towns across the United States that are united in prayer and fasting during this fall’s UNITED 40 Days Read More ››
St. Catherine of Siena Church, Riverside is presenting a musical series, Concerts in the Chapel, featuring different guest artists. On Sunday, September 25, Dr. Liya Petrides, Director of Music Ministries and organist, was accompanied by Dr. Elena Peres, violinist, in a concert featuring works by Vivaldi, Read More ››
United States District Judge Edgardo Ramos will discuss the current crisis in the justice system and incarceration trends at the 2016 Red Mass and breakfast that will take place on Sunday, October 2, at 9 am in the Egan Chapel of Fairfield University.
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano Read More ››
By Don Harrison – Pilgrims of all ages have been walking the Camino de Santiago since the 8th century. Their reasons vary for making the trek on the main route, from the French side of the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela, the city in the northwest corner Read More ››
What a great week in the Diocese! The Catholic Service Corps performed the first diocesan Day of Service and celebrated a day of volunteering by attending Mass with Bishop Caggiano in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit of Sacred Heart University. Catholic Charities also had its Read More ››
United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York Judge Edgardo Ramos said that mandatory sentencing on the 1980’s and 1990’s has led to “mass incarceration and a justice gap,” in our society.
Speaking to 150 attorneys, judges, and legal professionals at the 2016 Red Read More ››
In late spring, two Fairfield County Knights of Columbus Councils partnered to hold a Golf Tournament for Charity named the Sword & Shield Golf Classic.
Under the leadership of co-chairs George Ribellino of Norwalk Council 14360 from St. Matthew Parish and Greg Matera of Fairfield Council 11077 Read More ››
”God gave us a bountiful garden, but we have turned it into a polluted wasteland of debris, desolation, and filth,” Pope Francis writes in Laudato Si, a papal document released to coincide with the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.
Each year the cast Read More ››
Michelle Smith has been named coordinator of the new Catholic Service Corps (CSC), a synod initiative created in response to the call for service and the need to engage youth in faith and good works.
Youth Day of Service set for Saturday – click here for more info
“Michelle’s Read More ››
The diocese will formally launch the new Catholic Service Corps (CSC) with a day of service and a Mass celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano on Saturday, September 24.
More than 100 young people who are participating in pilot programs for the service corps will be at Read More ››
It’s not clear if he ever threw a Hail Mary pass when he played football at Shelton High School in 1929, but he later made goals few achieve in a lifetime.
Shelton’s scrappy left end went on to become a priest, a civil rights-era advocate—and the world’s Read More ››
The Saint Augustine Medal of Service prayer service and awards ceremony will be held at St. Augustine Cathedral on Saturday, October 15, beginning at 1:00pm. A reception will follow at Kolbe-Cathedral High School on the grounds of the cathedral campus.
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will lead the Read More ››
In light of Pope Francis’ call to pray for the victims of sexual abuse, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will support a Worldwide Day of Prayer for Sexual Abuse Survivors, highlighting the importance of healing and noting the progress the Church has made over the Read More ››
On Saturday, September 17, the American Heritage Girls organization celebrated its “Day of Service” encouraging all its members to serve their local communities.
American Heritage Girls Catholic Troop CT6877 of Ridgefield spent their morning serving at The Thomas Merton Center Soup Kitchen. The girls ages 6-13 began Read More ››
On Saturday, November 5, 1:00pm – 6:00pm, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will consecrate the Diocese of Bridgeport to the Sacred Heart of Jesus at St. Augustine Cathedral.
This act is the culmination of the consecration of the diocese to Mary’s protection under the title of the Immaculate Read More ››
A new exhibit featuring artifacts revolving around St. Thomas More has opened at the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington.
Titled “God’s Servant First: The Life and Legacy of Thomas More,” the exhibit runs through March 31. The title comes from what are believed to Read More ››
The Office of the Superintendent of Schools recently took a sort of “school field trip.” The education department attended a Bridgeport Bluefish baseball day game to represent the 31 Catholic schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport.
The Bluefish offered the Superintendent, Dr. Steven Cheeseman, and his staff Read More ››
Sixteen months after the Most Reverend Bishop Frank Caggiano presided over the ground breaking for the new Trinity Catholic High School multi-purpose athletic field, Interim Principal, Tony Pavia, welcomed donors, students, faculty, staff, parents, and dignitaries from the Diocese of Bridgeport to the christening of the Read More ››
In a solemn outdoor ceremony held on Saturday morning, September 11 on the beautiful grounds of Notre Dame Convalescent Home in Norwalk, members of Council 14360 were joined by their families as well as residents and staff of Notre Dame at a special Mass in remembrance of those Read More ››
Diocesan Social Media Leader John Grosso has posted a new Week in Review, which offers a 60-second glimpse into many of the good things happening in the Diocese.
This week John takes you to MetLife Stadium, where Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, a lifelong Mets fan, hosted an Read More ››
Bridgeport– Diocesan Social Media Leader John Grosso has posted a new Week in Review, which offers a 60-second glimpse into many of the good things happening in the Diocese. This week John takes you to MetLife Stadium, where Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, a lifelong Mets fan, Read More ››
The Annual Diocesan Blue Mass honoring fire, police and rescue workers will be held on Sunday September 11, 9:00am at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1719 Post Rd., Fairfield.
A reception immediately following Mass will be held in the St. Thomas Parish Center. Police, Fire and other First Read More ››
Sister Ana Wim confesses she did not know who she was meeting during her encounter with Mother Teresa in 1976. Yet, she was awestruck. Click here for CT post story
“This woman, growing in fame, was so humble and so simple and so easy to relate to,” Wim, Read More ››
Trinity Catholic Middle School in Stamford welcomed 53 incoming 6th graders with a very special orientation on their first day of school. The Class of 2019 was treated to a bagel breakfast, compliments of the Home School Association, and a special “Blessing of the Backpacks” by Read More ››
Bishop Frank Caggiano joined the social networking site Instagram this morning. In a post on his Facebook page, the Bishop shared his enthusiasm for the new account.
I’m very excited to join you on Instagram today,” the Bishop wrote, “As I begin a new part of my social Read More ››
A Mass of Thanksgiving for the Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta and the Jubilee for Workers and Volunteers of Mercy Volunteers will be celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano this Sunday, September 4, 2:00 pm at St. Peter Church, 695 Colorado Avenue, Bridgeport. The Read More ››