It’s natural for children to think about what they’re going to do when they grow up, but they might not think about becoming a Catholic priest or a nun.
Monthly Newspaper • DIOCESE OF BRIDGEPORT
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 and learn more about the ministries it supports.
The Diocese of Bridgeport is nearing completion of a 16-month planning process for the future of its elementary schools in Stamford and the greater Danbury and Shelton area.
“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.
With temperatures near zero on the evening of Jan. 4, a baby boy spent one of his first hours in a laundry basket left in a cathedral vestibule, where an astonished custodian discovered him as he locked up the church. Uncertain about the baby’s health, the rector of the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul, Minnesota, baptized the infant while waiting for 911 responders.
A gathering of almost 300 people filled the Queen of Saints Hall at the Catholic Center on Sunday for the kickoff reception for 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal.
The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, issued the following statement in relation to the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Immaculate High School (IHS) recently hosted a special Accepted Students Night for the more than 250 accepted students who are eligible to make up the class of 2021.
Pope Francis asked young people to tell him, their bishops and pastors about their hopes and struggles and even their criticisms. In preparation for a meeting of the Synod of Bishops focused on youth, the pope wrote a letter to young people, saying the church wants “to listen to your voice, your sensitivities and your faith, even your doubts and your criticism.”
In this “First Things” blog entry, nationally syndicated columnist and Catholic theologian George Weigel reviews “Aggiornamento on the Hill of Janus,” the new book by Msgr. Stephen DiGiovanni, pastor of the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist in Stamford.
Here’s the first look at “Sharing God’s Gift, Transforming Lives,” the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) video. This year’s video includes an introduction and closing remarks from Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, and interviews with many faithful and fascinating people throughout the diocese.
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.
By Beth Griffin Catholic News Service
The chasm between faith and life is the greatest challenge facing the Catholic Church today, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin said at his installation Mass, and he urged the church to be salt for the earth so that the presence of Christ does not become “a comforting, nostalgic memory.”
A Safe Environment Training for parents will be offered by the Diocese of Bridgeport on Thursday January 12th, 2017 at the Catholic Center.
The middle school students of St. Theresa School in Trumbull recently honored some of our nation’s Veterans by creating and sending them Veteran’s Day cards. On November 11th, the students wrote to several veterans from both World War II and the Korean War.