Monthly Newspaper • DIOCESE OF BRIDGEPORT
HARTFORD- In May 2019, Pope Francis released his apostolic letter, Vos estis lux mundi (“You are the light of the world”) to address the issue of sexual abuse and bishop accountability in the global Catholic Church.
Vos estis calls upon the metropolitan archbishops to receive and investigate Read More ››
My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Who among us could have imagined just a few months ago that our global society would be confronting such a crisis as the Coronavirus pandemic? In these days, who does not feel our collective vulnerability and personal frailty? This is Read More ››
GREENWICH- Pastors from all over the Diocese of Bridgeport are issuing pastoral letters and reflections to their faithful in this time of trial. One Pastor, Fr. La Pastina of St. Mary Parish in Greenwich, issued the following statement to his parishioners on the Parish Facebook page.
“I thought Read More ››
DANBURY- Pastors from all over the Diocese of Bridgeport are issuing pastoral letters to their faithful in this time of trial. One Pastor, Fr. Dunn of St. Gregory the Great Parish in Danbury, issued the following statement to his parishioners on the Parish Facebook page.
Do Not Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT– In a letter to priests issued today (March 18th), Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has updated sacramental guidelines and practices in response to the Coronavirus crisis. He offers further instructions and suggestions regarding the pastoral care of parishioners during this unique period of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Read More ››
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One of the unexpected consequences of the need for us to shelter at home and avoid all social gatherings is having a great deal of unstructured time in what is usually the busiest times of the year. For me, given my very busy pace of life, Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—Effective this evening at 8 pm, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has mandated that all weekday and Sunday public Masses celebrated in the presence of the lay faithful are temporarily suspended in the Diocese of Bridgeport.
The temporary suspension will remain in effect until Friday, April 3. You Read More ››
The Office of Safe Environments is taking precautionary measures with regards to live training sessions, VIRTUS, Protecting God’s Children for Adults as we continue to monitor the situation concerning the Coronavirus (Covid-19).
We will not be scheduling new VIRTUS classes through the end of March and the Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—For the third consecutive year, the Diocese of Bridgeport will hold Reconciliation Monday during Holy Week.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered on Monday, April 6, in a total of 23 parishes throughout the diocese from 3-9 pm.
Thousands of faithful across the diocese turned out for last Read More ››
As the coronavirus crisis deepens across the world, allow me to suggest three ways by which we can respond in a way consistent with our Catholic faith. For ease of remembrance, I can call this advice the “three p’s.”
Preparation: It is important that in every aspect Read More ››
As you have certainly heard by now, the first cases of Coronavirus connected to the State of Connecticut have been reported and linked to Fairfield County. Now that the virus has been identified within the Diocese of Bridgeport, I feel it is not only prudent but Read More ››
Recently two visiting Sacred Heart nuns from the Congo and Mexico who serve in Central Administration in Rome visited the Catholic Academy of Bridgeport on the St. Augustine campus in Bridgeport. They sought to understand the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart worldwide Read More ››
Some have contacted the Diocese seeking directives related to the Coronavirus and asking about preventative action to avoid any potential spread of sickness, especially when people are gathered for worship. Therefore, effective today, I am asking all Pastors to take the following steps until concerns related Read More ››