FAIRFIELD—True to its Jesuit mission, Fairfield’s faculty, staff, and students continue to serve those in need and on the front lines during this unprecedented time.
When the Connecticut Food Bank recently reached out to Fairfield University for a donation, they intended to collect a monetary one. Director Read More ››
NEW HAVEN—As the United States confronts the COVID-19 pandemic, the Knights of Columbus is asking its vast volunteer network of approximately 1.25 million U.S. members to help ensure that essential needs are met in communities from coast to coast.
For some individuals, buying essentials or leaving their Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—Sacred Heart University’s Alumni Association is hosting weekly discussions on Facebook Live for parents, educators and administrators about successfully homeschooling children during this time of self-isolation.
Michael Alfano, dean of SHU’s Isabelle Farrington College of Education, moderates the talks with education professionals every Thursday at 11 am Read More ››
NEWTOWN—St. Rose of Lima Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Donna Rahtelli travelled to all 17 of her students’ houses yesterday, April 1, to put a Math lesson in chalk on their driveways.
“Parents are telling us that the children were thrilled to look out their windows and see their Read More ››
SHELTON—Rayna Salemme has a special ministry, a ministry that provides physical healing and spiritual healing. As parish nurse at St. Margaret Mary Church, she offers free consultations and health education at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has upended lives and caused anxiety.
Working with pastor Father Read More ››
VATICAN CITY—As national and local governments have been issuing stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Pope Francis asked people to pray for and assist those who are homeless.
He offered his morning Mass March 31 for those who are homeless “at a Read More ››
GREENWICH—A Greenwich parishioner who is ill and under quarantine wrote this beautiful prayer and asked that Fairfield County Catholic print it anonymously. The writer reports deeply missing receiving Jesus in the most Holy Sacrament, and attending Mass, and wrote this prayer after looking out the window.
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(Editor’s note: The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live our lives and how we worship God. Few can recall churches ever being closed, except during the worldwide outbreak of the Spanish Flu more than a century ago when public Masses were suspended. And yet Read More ››
WILTON—While cases of COVID-19 continue to rise and opportunities for face-to-face learning become comprised, schools around the diocese and across Connecticut have had to adjust both their standard curriculum and their approaches to teaching. A majority have had success transitioning to distance learning, though Our Lady Read More ››
BROOKFIELD—Antoinette Gloria Bosco, 91, of Brookfield, died peacefully in her home on March 20, 2020 with her devoted daughter, Margee Minier by her side. She was born in Rome, New York on September 18, 1928, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Sgambellone) Oppedisano of Albany, Read More ››
Below is the full text of Pope Francis’ address during the extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing he delivered while praying for an end of the coronavirus.
“When evening had come” (Mk 4:35). The Gospel passage we have just heard begins like this. For weeks now it has Read More ››
WESTON, MA—There was a ray of light and hope at Pope Saint John XXIII Seminary amidst the darkness and confusion that has been surrounding the world lately. On the evening of March 24, in conjunction with sung Evening Prayer, nine men who have dedicated themselves to Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—In order to inform and console the faithful throughout the Diocese of Bridgeport who are temporarily unable to avail themselves of the Sacraments of the Catholic Church and having a “desert experience,” Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has asked pastors to distribute the following Frequently Asked Questions Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—The demand for food resources at Catholic Charities of Fairfield County has increased 50 percent in recent weeks and may double because of the COVID-19 crisis, according to Executive Director Michael Donoghue.
The three soup kitchens that serve the county have seen a significant rise in demand Read More ››
STRATFORD—While virtual open houses and online campus tours are common practice among universities, they are rare among elementary schools. However, during these unprecedented times, a Catholic elementary school in Stratford found themselves in the unknown territory of live stream marketing.
St. Mark School in Stratford recently hosted Read More ››