World War I, fought from 1914-1918, was the modern world’s first international conflict, and its impact was felt for generations. The Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven opens an exhibition April 6, 2017, commemorating WWI, often referred to as the “Great War.”
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BRIDGEPORT— More than 150 young people throughout the Diocese will participate in the “Service at the Shrine” Spring clean-up for St Margaret’s Shrine this Sunday April 2, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
The Shrine has been the recipient of two previous Catholic Service Corps service projects.
Sacred Heart University (SHU) and St. Vincent’s College (SVC) have agreed to enter into a management agreement that will merge valuable resources of two of the region’s longstanding venerable learning institutions. This agreement, mutually beneficial to both, will support the goal of increasing academic excellence and distinctiveness. It will also afford an opportunity for Sacred Heart’s College of Nursing, St. Vincent’s College and St. Vincent’s Medical Center to work together to create new models for student transfer and greater access to clinical education.
FAIRFIELD — Don’t stop trying to change the world, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano told Sacred Heart University Students tonight in the first Bergoglio Lecture in honor of Pope Francis.
But he quickly added that if they can’t take on the big structural issues, the best way to transform the world is through a commitment to love and justice, “one person at a time.”
DANBURY– One of the biggest problems facing doctors today comes “when the sense of awe wears off,” Fr. Myles Sheehan, Jesuit priest and physician said at the 24th White Mass Breakfast for healthcare professionals at Ridgewood Country Club.
MILFORD—After conducting an extensive nationwide search, the Lauralton Hall Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Miller as the next President and Head of the college-prep, all girls’ school in Milford.
NEW CANAAN—St. Aloysius School students Kaloyan Dimitrov and Andrew Tully of Norwalk and Alex Lanzillotti of Stamford won First Place for seventh-grade teams in the Physical Science Division at the Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair, held at Quinnipiac University from March 14-18.
TRUMBULL– On Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2:30pm at St. Theresa Parish in Trumbull, Bishop Caggiano will be celebrating the 2017 Wedding Jubilee Mass. This Mass is for couples celebrating 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 plus year wedding anniversaries.
During Lent we take up many spiritual practices to renew us and help us to refocus. Lent also challenges us to enter more deeply into the mystery of God.
Trumbull—Erin Welch was recently named Miss Shamrock 2017 for the Greater Bridgeport St Patrick’s Day Parade. Contestants were evaluated based on numerous essays on Irish history, culture and tradition and were interviewed by a panel of judges. Mr. and Miss Shamrock as well as their runner-ups will receive a college scholarship, perform a reading at the St Patrick’s Day Mass, participate in ceremonies throughout the day and ride on the float in the parade.
Tom Burns, Director of Admissions for Immaculate High School in Danbury, CT, recently received the prestigious William A. MacNeill Award from the Association of Catholic Admissions and Advancement Professionals (ACAAP) of New England. The honor was presented to him at the 2017 ACAAP Recognition Awards ceremony at The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA on March 16, 2017.
ARMAGH, Northern Ireland (CNS)—The leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland has urged Irish people and those of Irish descent celebrating St. Patrick’s Day to remember the plight of migrants.
Archbishop Eamon Martin—St. Patrick’s modern-day successor as archbishop of Armagh—used his message for the March 17 feast to recall that St. Patrick was first brought to Ireland as a slave by traffickers.
Fairfield University will kick off its 75th Anniversary celebration on its official birthday, March 17, 2017.
On St. Patrick’s Day, 1942, with the backdrop of World War II, Rev. John J. McEleney, S.J. and six of his Jesuit brothers created the articles of association and by-laws for a Jesuit high school and college, originally named The Fairfield College of St. Robert Bellarmine—the beginning of both Fairfield College Preparatory School and Fairfield University.
DANBURY — Knights of Columbus McGivney Council #29 in Danbury held its Seventh Annual Regional Catholic Geography Bee on Saturday, March 11, with 28 students in grades 4 through 8 representing 11 Catholic schools in southwestern Connecticut.
BRIDGEPORT— Physician and priest Fr. Myles N. Sheehan, SJ, MD, will be the featured speaker at the 24nd annual White Mass breakfast set for Sunday, March 26, at 9:00am at St. Peter Church, 104 Main Street in Danbury.
“Pope Francis’ vision of the Church as a Field Hospital: What does it mean to health care providers?” will be his topic at the breakfast, which will immediately follow Mass.