NORWALK—During this time of uncertainty, many of our parishes are stepping up to meet a need wherever that may be. St. Matthew Parish in Norwalk recently raised money for parishioners who expressed a need.
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MONORE—As a reminder that God is always near, especially in times of trouble, our parishes are going to great lengths to provide parishioners with spiritual fulfillment.
Father Henry Hoffman, pastor of St. Jude in Monroe and Father Jim Bates, parochial vicar began offering a new way for Read More ››
DANBURY—Many of our pastors and parish priests have been keeping up with their parishioners through letters, posts and emails. The following reflection is from Father Chris Ford of St. Gregory the Great in Danbury!
Late last week, I received a call from the hospital asking me to Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—On Monday, March 30, The Thomas Merton Center was informed that due to the program’s collaboration with Sacred Heart University’s College of Health Professions, the program had been selected to receive the College of Health Professions 2020 Community Partner Award in recognition of contributions to the Read More ››
DARIEN—Pastors from all over the diocese are issuing letters and reflections to their faithful in this time of trial. One pastor, Father Frank Hoffmann of St. John Parish in Darien, issued the following letter to his parishioners!
Dear Parishioners of St. John Church,
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BRIDGEPORT—These are unsettling times. Life has changed in an instant and in order to protect ourselves and those around us we have had to give up things that are important to our weekly lives. This includes attending Mass. During the Lenten season, our churches are usually Read More ››
VATICAN CITY—As more and more countries start to feel the economic pinch due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis urged business leaders to seek solutions that will not hurt employees and their families.
“Each (country) must find concrete solutions depending on their situation, but of course, ‘every Read More ››
MONROE—In a recent online article, the Holy Father has reminded us of the value of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, particularly in a time of crisis: “I encourage the faithful to draw near sincerely to the mercy of God in Confession and to pray especially for those Read More ››
FAIRFIELD COUNTY—While all diocesan school academy buildings are closed through the end of March, they will continue to serve the educational needs of their students.
“Schools have launched their distance learning programs to ensure continuity of education, and teachers and staff are working remotely using various technological Read More ››
DANBURY—Immaculate High School announced two new appointments to its Counseling Department, with the goal of providing new and enhanced educational, intervention, mental health and specialized student college placement services.
Kathleen Maloney of Bethel will serve as the Dean of Student Counseling and Special Services, a new administrator Read More ››
TRUMBULL—St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Trumbull is offering a special Stations of the Cross experience in these difficult times.
In an email to parishioners, Father Marcello writes, “We invite you and your family to take some time this afternoon or evening to pray the Stations of Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—Daily life looks and feels very different in these unprecedented times but what remains is our desire for God. St. Ignatius reminds us that paying attention to what is happening in our heads and hearts is especially important right now. Through the Spiritual Exercises, we learn Read More ››
MONROE—Father Henry Hoffman, pastor of St. Jude Parish in Monroe, recently issued the following email newsletter to his parishioners.
March 18, 2020
Fellow St Jude Parishioners:
Please know that you are very much in my thoughts and prayers. Every morning as I do my Holy Hour. Every day as I celebrate Read More ››
VATICAN CITY—At the end of the general audience March 18, the pope said he is joining the initiative promoted by the Italian bishops to pray the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary at 9 pm (Italian time) on March 19, the feast of St. Joseph.
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‘Mixing childhood experience with mission’
FAIRFIELD—Paola Pena, one of the youth ministers of Fairfield Life Teen and an employee at St. Pius X in Fairfield, saw a need in the community and saw a way that she could fill that need.
“I saw a post on social media Read More ››