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Leaders oppose Casino expansion

BRIDGEPORT—Casinos do far more harm than good, said religious leaders, elected officials and other at the first Coalition Against Casino Expansion (CACE) meeting in Connecticut held at the Catholic Center today.

The Coalition, which includes the Connecticut Catholic Conference and the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, Read More ››

Advent Resources

BRIDGEPORT—Prepare for Christ’s birth with this treasury of Advent resources compiled by the diocesan Leadership Institute. According to Patrick Donovan, Advent resources include a checklist for Advent practices, 10 things you need to know about Advent and other guidance to deepen your spiritual life and immerse Read More ››

Advent Lessons & Carols

The seminarians of St. John Fisher Seminary cordially invite you to their service of Advent Lessons & Carols on Sunday, December 3, 3:00pm at Saint Mary Church, 669 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850.

Bring your family & friends to prepare in your hearts a home for Our Lord Read More ››

Miles for Miracles

The Knights of Columbus and the Ancient Order of Hibernians are co-sponsoring a charity marathon run from Boston to New York to raise money for The American Wheelchair Mission; a non-profit organization with a goal to deliver brand new, free wheelchair and mobility aids to physically Read More ››

Second Annual Night on the Ridge

REDDING RIDGE—St. Patrick Church enthusiastically announces its Second Annual Night on the Ridge, featuring wines from around the world, paired with delicious international cuisines as only the Spinning Wheel can do it. New to this event will be a micro-brewery offering, featuring a selection of small Read More ››

The Privileged Call of a Catholic Father

|   By Fr. James Sullivan, pastor of Church of the Assumption in Ansonia, and chaplain for the 10th Annual Connecticut Catholic Men’s Conference.
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The prayer that Jesus taught us, “Our Father”, is one that most of us have known from our earliest years. Many pray it often, perhaps even several times daily. It is a prayer of adoration, thanksgiving, and supplication. We recognize God as our Father, not as Read More ››

Father Seraphim Rohlman, 52

BRIDGEPORT—Father Ralph Seraphim Rohlman, former director of the Propagation of the Faith, died on October 2 in Bridgeport. Father Seraphim was born on July 13, 1965, in Bridgeport, and attended area elementary schools and Central High School.

He was attending the University of Bridgeport on a Read More ››

Puerto Rico relief

When Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, its 155-mph winds knocked out electricity to the entire island, leaving its 3.4 million people in the dark. The situation could last up to six months, officials said.

“This is an event without precedent,” Puerto Rico Read More ››

Welcoming the Stranger

BRIDGEPORT—All are invited to “Welcoming the Stranger,” a Social Justice lecture exploring the ways the Church serves our immigrant brothers and sisters tonight (Tuesday September 26), 7 pm in the Catholic Center, 238 Jewett Avenue.

Featured speakers include Sister Mary Ellen Burns, ascj, Director of Apostle immigration Read More ››