Trumbull CT – April 5, 2017. Living their faith through service to others is important to the students of Saint Catherine of Siena School, and they share their gifts and talents willingly.
Today, the 7th and 8th grade school students are playing an important part in Palm Read More ››
NORWALK– In a long standing council tradition, Knights of Columbus Thomas J. Finn Council No. 46 honored Altar servers from 6 parishes in the Greater Norwalk area at the St. Ann Club Banquet facility on March 23rd.
One hundred twenty Altar Servers from St. Mary, St. Philip, Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—The Office of Faith Formation will sponsor and End of the Year Gathering for Directors and Coordinators of Religious on Thursday, May 18, 8:30 am to 1:45 pm at the Catholic Center, 238 Jewett Avenue, Bridgeport.
“Connecting this Generation with the Eucharist as Source and Summit” is Read More ››
NORWALK—The 600-seat auditorium at All Saints Catholic School was sold out as the cast of the school’s Drama Club performed “Annie Jr.” to capacity crowds on Friday night, March 31, and Saturday afternoon, April 1.
Sophie O’Hara, an All Saints 7th grader, captivated the audience in the Read More ››
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.”
Few people were left Read More ››
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.
“It is Read More ››
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 Read More ››
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 Read More ››
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.
The Dartmouth Medical School graduate and Harvard trained physician Read More ››
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.
Miller succeeds Dr. Antoinette Iadarola, who will retire at the end of Read More ››
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.
Competing with over 600 students, Read More ››
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.
This will be the only Wedding Read More ››
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.
You are invited to step away from the routine of the day. and spend some time reflecting on Read More ››
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 Read More ››
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 Read More ››
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 Read More ››
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 Read More ››
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.
(All Saints Catholic School in Norwalk, Our Lady of Fatima Read More ››
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 Read More ››
FAIRFIELD— Sister Mary Grace Walsh, ASCJ, former Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport, was presented the CAPP “Educator of the Year Award” at the 9th Annual CAPP Communion Breakfast held at Sacred Heart University this morning.
“No one exemplifies the leadership that Catholic educators Read More ››
Notre Dame High School will be celebrating our 60th Anniversary (click this story to watch the video) on March 11 at Sacred Heart University. As the first Diocesan high school, this is a very exciting and special time for our school. The 60th Anniversary Celebration is Read More ››
VATICAN CITY (CNS, Carol Glatz) — Given the ongoing crises in the Middle East, North American, European and other Western nations will need to be more generous in coming to the aid of refugees and displaced peoples, said two prominent church leaders.
The answer is continued assistance, Read More ››
“The true meaning of election is there is only one vote: you say ‘Yes’ to God,” Bishop Bishop Frank J. Caggiano said to the nearly 400 candidates and catechumens preparing to enter the Catholic Church at the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion this Read More ››
The Diocese of Bridgeport has launched an online youth survey, www.TellBishopFrank.org, to better understand and meet the spiritual needs of young people and engage them in the Church.
The survey and other youth initiatives were announced this morning at the Catholic Center during a meeting of about Read More ››
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will lead the Celebration of the Rite of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion on Sunday March 5, 3:00pm at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Fairfield.
The service for those preparing to enter the Catholic Church is traditionally held on the first Sunday Read More ››
Sister Mary Grace Walsh, Provost for Education, Evangelization, and Catechesis of the Archdiocese of Hartford, and former Superintendent of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Bridgeport will be presented the Educator of the Year Award at Sacred Heart University’s Ninth Educators’ Communion Breakfast on Sunday, March Read More ››
If you think that soup kitchens are just about feeding the working poor and homeless, take a look at the latest New Covenant Center Email Newsletter. The Stamford-based center is a lively and generous community with people from all walks of life helping out!
New Covenant Center, Read More ››
Elise Fedele closed her eyes as one stripe and then a second formed a cross of ashes on her forehead. But instead of standing near the altar at church, Fedele was flanked by work stations with shears and swivel chairs on Ash Wednesday, the start of the Read More ››
ROME—Lent is a time to receive God’s breath of life, a breath that saves humanity from suffocating under the weight of selfishness, indifference and piety devoid of sincerity, Pope Francis said.
“Lent is the time to say no to the asphyxia born of relationships that exclude, that Read More ››
WESTPORT— Members of the newly formed Catholic Service Corps (CSC) were back in action yesterday to help out Al’s Angels with their Holiday Meal Assembly as part of their Christmas food basket preparations.
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano stopped by to thank members of the Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT (September 23, 2016)—Michelle Smith has been named coordinator of the new Catholic Service Corps (CSC), a synod initiative created in response to the call for service and the need to engage youth in faith and good works.
“Michelle’s experiences as a religious education teacher, events planner, Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—“Today is an historic day in our Diocese with the inauguration of the Catholic Service Corps,” said Bishop Frank Caggiano in his Facebook entry last Saturday.
The bishop was excited by the launch of the first Diocesan Day of Service sponsored by the newly formed Catholic Service Read More ››
OFFICE OF THE BISHOP
June 15, 2016
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It is with deep regret that I must inform you that I have placed Reverend John Stronkowski on administrative leave and have removed his faculties to exercise any and all forms of public ministry as a Read More ››
DANBURY—The Knights of Columbus McGivney Council #29 in Danbury held its Sixth Annual Regional Catholic Geography Bee on March 12, with 26 students in grades 5 through 8 representing ten schools (Our Lady of Fatima in Wilton, St. Mary in Ridgefield, St. Joseph in Danbury, St. Read More ››
In addition to establishing the Centers of Mercy throughout the diocese, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has announced a list of dates on which he will lead the diocesan observances of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy:
Diocesan celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday April 3, at 2 pm Read More ››
DANBURY—Knights of Columbus McGivney Council #29 in Danbury held its Fifth Annual Regional Catholic Geography Bee on March 28, with 19 students representing eight schools (Our Lady of Fatima in Wilton, St. Mary in Ridgefield, St. Joseph in Danbury, St. Peter in Danbury, St. Gregory the Read More ››
OFFICE OF THE BISHOP
My Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As the USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People (the “Charter”) requires, the Diocese of Bridgeport is re-promulgating its list of credibly accused clergy.
This list is published both ensure the ongoing protection of our Read More ››
WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has Named Judge Mary. K. Huffman of Centerville, Ohio; Assistant U.S. Attorney Donald J. Schmid of Granger, Indiana, and Marriage and Family Therapist Nelle Moriarty of Rochester, Minnesota to four-year terms Read More ››
DANBURY—Knights of Columbus McGivney Council #29 held its fourth annual Regional Catholic Geography Bee on March 15 at St. Joseph School in Danbury.
Thirteen fifth through eighth-graders from five parochial schools in the northern portion of the Diocese of Bridgeport participated.
Colman Tokar (center), a sixth-grader at St. Read More ››
DANBURY—The Knights of Columbus McGivney Council #29 in Danbury held its third annual Catholic Geography Bee March 9 at St. Joseph School in Danbury.
Fifteen fourth through eighth graders from six parochial schools in the northern portion of the Diocese of Bridgeport answered questions about world, the Read More ››
DANBURY—Six schools from the greater Danbury area sent contestants to the Knights of Columbus Catholic Geography Bee, held March 3 at St. Joseph School in Danbury.
Contestants from fourth through eighth grades answered questions about world, U.S., and Connecticut geography, including Catholic content. Freddy(Frederick) Rio, a seventh-grade Read More ››