Monthly Newspaper • DIOCESE OF BRIDGEPORT

Articles By: Dan Carney

Arise and Shine

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“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 ››

Night in a Box

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 ››

Remote Learning Experience with NASA

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 State of Abortion in Connecticut

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 ››

Getting Ready for Winter

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 ››

Trinity Observes Pink Week

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“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 ››

Bishop at Consecration Mass

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 ››

St. Aloysius School Gets Spooky!

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 ››

Bishop Inspires at All Souls Mass

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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 ››

Honors, Laughs, and Even Some Tears

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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 ››

Painting for a Purpose

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 ››

2016 St. Augustine Medal Recipients

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
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50 States in 40 Days

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 ››

A Week of Prayer and Service

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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 ››

Catholic Girl Scouts Serve Others

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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 ››

A Diocesan Journey of Faith

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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 ››

Week in Review

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 ››

Week in Review

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 ››

Bishop on Instagram

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 ››