GRAPEVINE, Texas (CNS)—A video message from Pope Francis and a procession of Encuentro crosses representing all of the participating episcopal regions were the highlights during the first day of the National Fifth Encuentro gathering taking place Sept. 20-23 in Grapevine.
With hearts full of excitement and joy, Read More ››
St. Rose School turns 60 this year!
A 60th-anniversary celebration is planned for October 6th with an 11 am Mass of Thanksgiving and an Oktoberfest themed celebration on the grounds immediately following, from noon-4 pm.
The St. Rose of Lima community expects alumni and current families to join in Read More ››
PROVIDENCE- The Catholic Church must implement consistent practices that result in concrete progress in the fight against racism, said participants from five New England dioceses and Providence College who gathered for an evening symposium on “Racism in the Catholic Church.”
“Catholic social teaching on race suffers from Read More ››
BROOKFIELD—Marde Dimon, a teacher at St. Joseph Catholic Academy, signed up for a community garden plot this summer in one of the Trumbull parks where she works as a part-time park ranger. She named her first ever garden the “Long Shot Plot,” and planned for it Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—Mrs. Sandler’s classroom allows seating with a choice. Students working by the board on the floor. On a couch by the door. A table shuffled by the bathroom. Lockers as direct chair backs. Every student in Mrs. Sandler’s class makes a choice during flexible seating time and Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—The Most Rev. Frank J. Caggiano, Bishop of Bridgeport, will confer Pontifical Honors granted by His Holiness Pope Francis on twenty lay faithful of the diocese during a Vespers Prayer Service set for Saturday, September 29th at 4 pm in St. Augustine Cathedral, 359 Washington Avenue, Read More ››
VATICAN CITY— In his homily at Mass Tuesday, Pope Francis spoke harshly about what he considers one of the great dangers of clericalism: that it alienates members of the Church by refusing to be close to them, and reinforces the belief that priests are above the Read More ››
STAMFORD—While every scholarship recipient appreciates the donor that helps make their academic experience possible, it is unlikely that they get to meet the people who fund their scholarships. On September 11, six students from Trinity Catholic High School in Stamford and their families had the unique Read More ››
“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” —Audrey Hepburn
FAIRFIELD—St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School in Fairfield, CT has a vibrant and bountiful vegetable, herb and flower garden. Its “Giving Garden” opened in 2017, as a result of proceeds from its “Spring to Auction” fundraising event. Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—“There is tremendous hope in a difficult climate,” said diocesan director of Safe Environments Erin Neil, at the Safe Environments Leadership Summit held this morning in Queen of Saints Hall at the Catholic Center.
“Christ is our true healer and he will help guide us through this Read More ››
Christopher Bell, Co-Founder of Network Caring for Moms and Babies, Can Tell of a “Best-Kept Secret”
NORWALK—Getting the news out about America’s approximately 400 pro-life maternity homes is one way to respond to the coarse rhetoric with which Netflix program host Michelle Wolf recently celebrated abortion Read More ››
TRUMBULL—St. Catherine of Siena Parish celebrated their second annual kickoff weekend on September 8 and 9, where old and new friends were welcomed back from summer vacations.
Parishioners were welcomed by greeters into the McClinch family center, where Mass is being celebrated while construction is being done Read More ››
Diaconate Discovery Evenings
Have you ever wondered if you were being “called” to discern the diaconate? Has someone, your pastor, a priest or a deacon ever mentioned to you that they can see you as a deacon someday? Do you feel that God calling you to Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano invited all recipients of the Saint John Paul II grants to a reception on Tuesday, September 4 from 4:30 –6:00 pm at the Catholic Center to celebrate their award. Around 60 clergy, staff, and laypeople who share in the parishes’ ministry faith Read More ››
FAIRFIELD— Dan Schutte, American composer of Catholic liturgical music and contemporary Christian songwriter, will present a special concert in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield. Some of his most celebrated songs are “Here I Am, Lord,” “City of God” and Read More ››
The Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel will be recited at the end of every Mass in the Diocese, beginning on the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows, September 15, as instructed by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano earlier this month.
Michael the Archangel appears multiple times in Read More ››
Brother Steven Joseph DeMaio, SDB, made his perpetual profession of religious vows on September 7, 2018, in the chapel of the Marian Shrine in Haverstraw, N.Y.
Also professing their final vows were Brother Travis Gunther, SDB, of Conway, Ark., and Brother John Langan, SDB, of Winsted, Conn.
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BRIDGEPORT— In response to national priest sexual abuse, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will lead a Holy Hour with Rosary and a Mass of Reparation and Purification on the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, Saturday, September 15th, at the Cathedral of St. Augustine, 399 Washington Avenue Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—Saint Catherine Academy students and staff were excited to see each other again and get the new academic year rolling, settling into familiar routines and adjusting to new ones. Almost two weeks later we’ve already had our first fire drill—receiving a thumbs-up from the Fairfield Fire Read More ››
DANBURY—Bagpipes played a reverent tune at the annual diocesan Blue Mass honoring fire, police and first responders who serve the diocese. The Mass was held on Sunday, September 9 at 10:30 am at St. Joseph Church in Danbury in solemn commemoration of the 17th anniversary of Read More ››
The Diocese of Bridgeport was deeply disappointed to learn that Kevin Wallin failed another drug test during his house confinement and probation period.
The diocese realizes the challenges faced by those struggling with addiction and has worked to guide and support Kevin Wallin in the recovery process Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—Excited voices filled the air, calling to friends, meeting new co-workers, sharing news of the summer and taking the inevitable group selfies (“us-ies”?) on the steps of Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport. Teachers, administrators and staff were gathering for the second annual Catholic School Convocation to Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT- The Leadership Institute is currently holding an Effective Catechetical Leadership Series workshop that spans over three days, beginning on Tuesday, August 21 through Thursday, August 23rd. The workshop is being held at Queen of Saints Hall at the Catholic Center on 238 Jewett Avenue in Read More ››
RIVERSIDE—On Sunday, October 7, 2018, the Parish Partners-Ministry of Hope at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Riverside, CT will be hosting celebration of the Eucharist at 12 noon welcoming, accompanying and accommodating persons of all ages with disabilities and special needs. The Parish Partners are fellow Read More ››
NEWTOWN—24 couples and 22 children gathered Friday evening at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Newtown for a Mass in celebration of up to ten years of marriage.
Father Andy Vill celebrated Mass for all gathered. Couples were then able to partake in a wine and Read More ››
NEWTOWN—The theme of this year’s Fan the Fire Youth Rally, taking place at St. Rose of Lima Parish on August 11th, was “Be Courageous.”
“We live in a world that has very little time for God or Jesus,” Bishop Frank J. Caggiano said, addressing the teens during Read More ››
WILTON- Sister Sheila O’Brien, O.P., age 93, a member of the Dominican Sisters of Our Lady of the Springs of Bridgeport, went to the Lord on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Lourdes Health Care Center, Wilton. Born in Glen Cove, Long Island on March 11, 1925, Read More ››