FAIRFIELD—Bishop Caggiano unveiled a plan for a spiritual association called the Diaconate Confraternity of Saint Stephen, whose mission would be to deepen the personal holiness of members by fostering a spirituality centered on the Eucharist, at the Deacons Convocation held recently at Fairfield University.
“We are living Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—Today, Assumption Catholic School in Fairfield hosted a “Tape the Teacher” event, during which the teacher (or Father Cipriani, pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Church) who raised the most money towards the school fund was taped to the side of the building.
By a huge Read More ››
WESTPORT—One of the readings at the Mass celebrating Religious life on May 7at St. Luke Church was from Revelation 3:20, “Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, then I will enter his house and dine with Read More ››
DANBURY—Immaculate High School’s strong athletic program has nurtured many accomplished student-athletes, and several of them will play in college. At the third signing ceremony of the year, student-athletes represented ten sports at colleges and universities, including D1 and D2 schools.
JERUSALEM—In January 2018, Bishop Caggiano traveled with 22 young adult pilgrims to the Holy Land to study Sacred Scripture at the École biblique in Jerusalem and to chronologically visit the places where Jesus walked, taught, suffered, died and rose. These young people continue to gather and Read More ››
NORWALK—The Knights of Columbus Bishop Fenwick 4th Degree Assembly No. 100 recently hosted its 3rd Annual Patriot Dinner on Saturday, May 11 at the Knights Hall next to St. Ann Club in Norwalk. The dinner raised over $2,000 for veterans at Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes and Read More ››
DANBURY—Forty years ago on a cold winter night, Alberto Boyer and his wife Hilda showed up at the rectory of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission in Danbury, holding a battered statue of the Blessed Mother. The 300-pound lead statue of Our Lady of Miracles had been Read More ››
WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement regarding the release of Pope Francis’s Motu Proprio earlier today. The Motu Proprio, Vos estis lux mundi (“You are the light of the world”), Read More ››
OSSINING, NY—The Dominican Sisters of Hope joyfully announce the election of their new leadership team.
The election took place on Sunday afternoon, April 28, in Tarrytown, NY. Catherine (Cass) McDonnell, Vice Chancellor for Urban Ministry and Planning for the Diocese of Paterson, NJ, was elected Prioress. Patricia Magee, Read More ››
DANBURY—Please join Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Danbury in this tenth year of the Annual Global Rosary Relay for a Day of Adoration for the Sanctification of Priests on Friday, June 28, 2019.
Worldpriest was established by a group of lay people to support various aspects Read More ››
Bishop Frank, brother Deacons and our wives, brothers-in-formation and your wives, brothers and sisters. I am honored to have been asked to preach at this Mass.
Peter denied the Lord three times, as Jesus said he would, on Holy Thursday night, as he stood by a charcoal Read More ››
WASHINGTON—Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, issued the following statement in response to yesterday’s tragic shooting at the STEM School Highlands Ranch near Denver, Colorado.
The full statement follows:
“Yesterday, tragically just seven miles from Columbine Read More ››
STAMFORD—There is a lot happening in the month of May for Villa Maria School! Our word of the month for May is Creativity, and needless to say, it is evident in all the events taking place: Art Fair, STEM Fair, Career Day, Grandparents Day, Dedication and Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—On Sunday, June 9, Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs will celebrate its 20th Anniversary “Joy & Gratitude” Dinner at Fairfield University. More than 300 guests are expected.
The Center has come a long way since 1999 when Saint Catherine Academy opened in the Queen of Saints Read More ››
TRUMBULL—St. Joseph High School, southern Connecticut’s premier college preparatory school, announced today the names of four senior student-athletes who will sign National Letters of Intent. With the addition of 4 new student-athlete signings, the Class of 2019 celebrates 20 signings total, a new record for the Read More ››
NEW ROCHELLE—Provincial Kevin Griffith, C.F.C., has announced the selection of Dr. James P. Keane as director of educational services for the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers, North American Province. “Dr. Keane brings decades of Catholic school experience, an enthusiasm for innovation, and a highly trained vision to Read More ››
NEWTOWN—My name is Tim Reilly and I am a parishioner at St. Rose of Lima in Newtown. I was praying for an idea to do something different for lent this year and as I asked God to show me how I could strengthen my relationship with Read More ››
NEWTOWN—The St. Rose School Advanced Math Club has been notified that its Gold Level Project received the Gold Level Award—the highest level—for the ninth consecutive year. Currently St. Rose the only school in Conn. to have reached the Gold Level this year.
Last November, the students began Read More ››
NORWALK—Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Council #14360 in Norwalk was honored with awards at the Knights of Columbus CT State Council’s 126th convention April 26-28 in Hartford.
As the fraternal year is concluding, K of C Council no.14360 in Norwalk is finishing one of the busiest years in Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School opened its annual student art show with a reception last night for an enthusiastic crowd of families, faculty and guests. This year’s show theme was “Elements of Art” and displayed classroom work created by each grade, Pre-K through 8th grade. Ms. Read More ››
GREENWICH—Greenwich Catholic School presents their Spring Musical, “Seussical, Jr.,” from May 3rd-5th in the GCS gymnasium, which has been transformed into the magical land of Seuss.
The show will take the audience on a fun-filled trip through Dr. Seuss’ whimsical world. Mandy Capogrossi, a GCS Alumni Parent, Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—The fifth grade at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School spent this week at Nature’s Classroom in Andover, Conn. Fifth-grade teachers, Colleen Fallon and Paul Piorek, collaborated to offer this program which enhances the STEM curriculum with environmental science in a “living laboratory.”
The week-long field trip is Read More ››
SAN DIEGO—San Diego Catholic Bishop Robert W. McElroy issued a statement after today’s shooting, which left one person dead and three injured at a local synagogue. And he asked all the priests in the diocese to say prayers in Sunday Masses for the victims and for Read More ››
DARIEN—Matthew Razzaia of Darien portrayed Jesus on Good Friday in the St. John’s Youth Group Annual Living Stations.
His mother, Janice Razzaia, said that Matthew, who was born on Christmas, has always had an interest in portraying Jesus, and that she was deeply moved by the reverence and Read More ››
TRUMBULL—Recently, the St. Theresa School 8th grade students went on their annual field trip to Washington, D.C. On the trip, the students were able to meet with legendary United States Senator Bob Dole.
The students have been corresponding with Senator Dole since they were in 6th grade. Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—Notre Dame High School Fairfield is proud to announce their 2019 spring musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. This tale as old as time will play at Sacred Heart University’s Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts.
The show is directed by Karen Randazzo (Trumbull) with musical direction by Stephen Read More ››
TRUMBULL—The relic of the intact heart of St. John Vianney, the Cure of Ars, will be here in the Diocese of Bridgeport, at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Trumbull on April 29 and 30. “I would like to extend this warm invitation to all in Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—An air of reverent silence filled the Cathedral Parish of Bridgeport as hundreds gathered for the Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion service at St. Augustine’s.
“He who was forever such in the glory that is his right as God, emptied himself so that you and I, Read More ››
GREENWICH — For Msgr. J. Peter Cullen, it was a day to put the green in Greenwich, leading the 45th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade as grand marshal in a town he loved so much and served for many years.
Thousands lined the streets on a chilly and Read More ››
NORWALK—A priest in Norwalk says it’s a blessing the Notre Dame cathedral’s structure remains intact after a fire partially destroyed the building.
Father Peter Lenox, of St. Joseph Church in Norwalk, studied at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute in Rome and spent a summer studying French in Paris.
He Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—This past Palm Sunday, St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Bridgeport held their fifth annual passion play, which was entirely directed and acted by the parishioners and friends of St. Michael’s.
“Mrs. Eva Kaminska has been most diligent in the past five years in organizing and directing Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—Thousands across the diocese turned out yesterday for Reconciliation Monday.
Bishop Caggiano called for participation in Reconciliation Monday for the second year in a row to encourage people to experience the healing and blessing of Confession and “so that the lay faithful may experience God’s mercy as Read More ››
PLANTSVILLE—Father James Sullivan, rector of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury was honored by the Knights of Columbus with its 44th annual Father Michael J. McGivney Award for advancing the ideals embodied by their founder.
More than 650 people attended the dinner, sponsored by the Read More ››
WATERBURY—The Second Annual Mountaintop Mass at Holy Land USA, honoring the life and legacy of Venerable Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, will be held April 28, Divine Mercy Sunday.
Auxiliary Bishop Juan Miguel Betancourt will celebrate the Mass, which is cosponsored by the Read More ››
TRUMBULL—St. Joseph High School, southern Connecticut’s premier college preparatory school, is proud to announce that Anna Argulian and Christopher Rossetti are this year’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian respectively.
Anna Argulian has attained the highest academic record among her class and will deliver the Valedictorian’s Farewell Address at the Read More ››
TRUMBULL—Accountability of Church leadership for the abuse crisis was the focus of the second listening session led by Bishop Caggiano and held at St. Joseph High School.
In his update on the diocesan response to the sexual abuse crisis, the bishop said the diocese has taken major Read More ››
HARTFORD—Hundreds of Catholics from across the state and beyond gathered at Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford on April 7 for a special Mass commemorating the recent beatification of Blessed Clelia Merloni, foundress of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Archbishop Leonard P. Blair celebrated Read More ››
NORWALK—On May 4, the Diocese of Bridgeport is hosting a Middle School Youth Rally open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students at All Saints Catholic School in Norwalk.
The day will be kicked off by a local, Catholic band who will lead participants in praise and worship Read More ››
TRUMBULL—On Tuesday, March 19, the feast of St Joseph, at the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport it was confirmed that there is a strong appetite for the Pro-life message in the Bridgeport Diocese as well as in the state of Conn.
The St Theresa Trumbull Knights of Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—SHU Journey, an extraordinary six-day residential summer experience of faith education, self-discovery and enjoyment for high school youth, will be held on the university campus from Sunday, June 23 to Friday, June 28.
The university is inviting Catholic high school students from rising sophomores to rising seniors Read More ››
TRUMBULL—The incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney will visit the Parish of St. Catherine of Siena on April 29 and 30, 2019. The Shrine of Ars, France, has entrusted this major relic, which is perhaps the most visual piece of evidence pointing to Vianney’s holiness and Read More ››
DANBURY — Joseph Cann Sr. soon will be ordained a deacon in the Catholic Church — a special office that gives him limited priestly duties while allowing him to remain a married father of two.
When Cann stands to deliver his first homily in June, it will Read More ››
NORWALK— Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Council #14360 continued its relationship with Family & Children’s Agency (FCA) in Norwalk. The council rolled up their sleeves and got their mops and cleaning supplies to do a Spring clean up the Family & Children’s Agency Community Connections Center Read More ››
WESTON—Calming piano music filled the church of St. Francis of Assisi in Weston on a beautiful spring Saturday morning, making a perfect atmosphere of healing for those who gathered at the Healing and Anointing Mass, seeking to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.
“This Read More ››
ROME—During the flight bringing Pope Francis back to Rome after his two-day apostolic visit to Morocco, Francis spent over half an hour chatting to reporters and answering questions on different subjects.
Asked what he thinks the consequences of this visit will be for world peace and Read More ››
NEW YORK CITY—On Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30, a joint delegation of 13 students from St. Joseph Catholic Academy in Brookfield and St. Rose of Lima in Newtown took part in the Global Classrooms International Middle School Model UN Conference in New York City.
The delegates represented Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School revealed its “Greatest School” video on Saturday, March 30, to hundreds of parents, faculty and supporters gathered for the school’s annual auction fundraiser at the Pequot Library. The theme of this year’s auction was the circus, based on the 2018 motion Read More ››
NEW CANAAN – On March 21, 2019, Emma Ryder, coordinator of The Face of Prayer visited with the Level 1 and Level 2 Confirmation classes at St. Aloysius Parish in New Canaan. Youth & Family Ministry Coordinator, Chris Otis planned the hour-long class to introduce the Read More ››
WESTON—”Christ alone is the Divine Physician who can truly heal us with His love. It is Christ who is the face of Mercy Himself,” said Bishop Frank J. Caggiano at October’s Synod on young people, the faith and vocational discernment in Rome.
On Saturday, April 6 all Read More ››
GREENWICH—On Thursday, March 28th, Greenwich Catholic School’s First Annual Service Day brought students “Together in Kindness,” as they celebrated bringing Christ’s love to the broader, outside community.
Students in Grades Pre K-8 partnered with their “buddies” throughout the day to complete creative activities that filled baskets for Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—Entrepreneur, inventor and philanthropist, Brian Hamilton ’87, will deliver the commencement address at Sacred Heart University’s 53rd undergraduate commencement exercises on Sunday, May 12, at 10 a.m. He will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, degree. Sr. Rosemary Donley, professor, Jacques Laval Endowed Chair Read More ››
STAMFORD— On a crisp early spring morning, against the backdrop of a beautiful blue sky, newly flown flags of the United States, State of Connecticut and the Vatican flew majestically over the resurgent campus of Trinity Catholic High School.
As part of its multi-year, multi-million-dollar renovation to Read More ››
Finding God in all things
By Joe Pisani
FAIRFIELD — Five hundred years ago, a Spanish soldier named Inigo Lopez de Loyola y Onaz created a handbook of prayer and meditation that would forever change Catholic spirituality and help people find God in their daily lives … Read More ››
TRUMBULL — More than 600 people gathered for a Mass of dedication and consecration at St. Catherine of Siena Church that Bishop Frank J. Caggiano called “one of the most extraordinary liturgical celebrations I have ever done.”
A majestic ceremony with a solemn consecration of the new Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano is excited to build upon the momentum established with the JPII Fund grant awards in 2018 by raising the bar with a deeper focus on Reimagining Faith Formation!
According to Bishop Caggiano, we will actively seek religious education and youth ministry programs Read More ››
SHELTON—The Holy Trinity Catholic Academy Girls Junior Varsity Basketball team from Shelton, Conn. won the St. Ann’s Basketball League this past weekend.
The mostly sixth-grade HTCA girls team dominated the season and finished with a final record of 16-0 (12-0 regular season and 4-0 in the playoffs).
Offensively, the girls Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—Last night, hundreds of people around the diocese gathered in the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport to view a sneak preview of Unplanned, the story of Abby Johnson’s journey from clinic director of Planned Parenthood to pro-life witness and activist.
The night was sponsored and organized by Read More ››
STAMFORD—Monsignor Stephen M. DiGiovanni, pastor of the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist and founding rector of Saint John Fisher Seminary, will be honored at the Second Annual Rector’s Dinner. His tenure at the seminary produced 27 priests currently serving in the Diocese of Bridgeport.
The event, Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—James J. O’Connell M.D., president of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, will be the featured speaker at the 26th White Mass honoring Health Care professionals on Sunday, April 7, 9:30 am, at St. Augustine Cathedral, 399 Washington Avenue in Bridgeport.
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will celebrate Read More ››
STAMFORD—On Saturday, March 16, Olivier Czoch, Annika Natarajan and John Thomas represented The Catholic Academy of Stamford in the Knights of Columbus Geography Bee in Danbury, Conn. Twenty-six students from 11 schools faced 121 questions on world, North American and regional geography. Olivier tied six other students Read More ››
TRUMBULL—On Tuesday, March 19, the Solemnity of St. Joseph, His Excellency Frank Caggiano, Bishop of Bridgeport, Connecticut, visited the church of St Catherine of Siena in Trumbull, and deposited relics within the altar, in anticipation of the consecration of the altar and the church, which will take Read More ››
HARTFORD—Promote a culture of life. Reject the Physician-Assisted Suicide bill at the State Capitol.
We need you and all people of faith to tell your legislators that you value life and oppose CT House Bill 5898.
Please call the Public Health Committee now at 860.240.0560 and leave a Read More ››
STAMFORD—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will join with the students, faculty and staff of Stamford’s Trinity Catholic High School, along with students from The Catholic Academy of Stamford, grades 6-8 on Thursday, March 28 at 10 am. The bishop will dedicate newly-erected flagpoles and flags that will Read More ››
TRUMBULL — Father Joseph Marcello has made pilgrimages to the tomb of St. Andre Bassette in Montreal, the shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Maryland and the tomb of St. Catherine of Siena in Rome and prayed to the Blessed Virgin Mary for a very Read More ››
TRUMBULL—On Tuesday, March 19, St. Joseph High School will celebrate the annual Feast of St Joseph – a day-long celebration that includes Mass, multiple community service projects, and a school-wide meal pack in partnership with Catholic Relief Services.
“St. Joseph Feast Day will begin with a school-wide Read More ››
Dear members of the Sacred Heart University community,
Sadly, I am once again writing to you about a senseless mass shooting—this time one that killed 49 people in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. It is particularly horrifying to me because I know how deeply it has Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—Reverend Edward A. Colohan passed away at St. Vincent’s Medical Center on Thursday March 14, 2019, at the age of 86.
Father Colohan’s body will be received at Saint Stephen Church located at 6948 Main Street, Trumbull, at 9:30 AM on Friday, March 22, 2019 and will Read More ››
DANBURY—Immaculate High School was recently awarded $6,909 in grant money to create a music technology laboratory, which will enhance its popular music education programs. Immaculate received the monies from a grant from Foundations in Education, a non-profit initiative that assists the Diocese of Bridgeport’s ongoing mission Read More ››
AUCKLAND—New Zealand’s Catholic bishops have expressed horror and distress at a terrorist attack in two mosques in Christchurch that saw at least 49 people killed.
The shootings took place at or near the Al Noor Mosque, where 41 people were killed, and at the Linwood Mosque, where Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—New Canaan High School Class of 1978 Honors Memory of Katherine Schlegel
When Elena (Peters) and Stephen Schlegel lost their 20-year-old daughter Katherine last fall, members of the New Canaan High School Class of 1978 quickly focused their upcoming 40th Reunion celebration to make the event a Read More ››
NORWALK—On Saturday, March 9, Knights of Council 14360 held their 10th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner to raise funds for their charitable causes. Around 225 attendees packed the Masterpool Great Room at St. Matthew Church to enjoy some tasty corned beef with all the trimmings, as well Read More ››
STRATFORD—At five-foot-three, he was one of the most fearsome men on the New York City police force. He was a master of disguise known as the Italian Sherlock Holmes. And he was dauntless in his singlehanded fight against organized crime.
Lt. Joseph Petrosino was the first Italian Read More ››