Articles By: Renee Stamatis

Student vs. Faculty Basketball

BETHEL—What a fun (and entertaining!) evening for mid-February at St. Mary School. The eighth-grade students and some recent grads took on the the “old folks:” faculty, parents—even a couple of priests!

In the end, the young ones had their victory, in spite of the clock-keeper’s attempts to “even-up” Read More ››

St. Ann Corner Bookstore

BRIDGEPORT—St. Ann Black Rock’s Corner Store is now open for business! The Corner Store is packed with great Catholic treasures and gifts. A variety of crucifixes, books, cds, prayer aids, statues, jewelry, art, candles, medals and more fill every corner of our little store. Open for 30 Read More ››

Family Comes First

Our unmarried daughter met us for dinner and announced that she was pregnant with her third child. I tossed and turned that night as I thought about this third grandson who would be born into my daughter’s single-parent family.

Less than twenty-four hours later, my son called Read More ››

Notre Dame Student Wins Gold

FAIRFIELD—Congratulations to Notre Dame High School’s Marisa Panuczak, class of ’18, who competed in the ISI Lake Placid Championships for figure skating in early January.

She won gold medals in each solo program she skated. Her artistic program earned her an entry into the final round competition Read More ››


Now that we are nearing the end of the first two weeks of the New Year, it is likely that most of our New Year’s resolutions have begun to fizzle. Then again, if you are still going strong, God bless you!

One year, I really made a

March for Life

WASHINGTON, D.C.—“Every Life is a Gift” will be the theme of the 2015 March for Life this January 22. The March for Life began as a small demonstration and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world.

The peaceful demonstration that has marked this somber Read More ››

The Christmas We Need

Catholic by Grace
I have dipped my toes in the chaos of the Christmas-before-Advent scene. I’ve been to the mall once. I’ve landed on radio stations that play Christmas music around the clock—and quickly popped in my Rosary CD to escape the noise. I’ve seen enough of Read More ››

Bits & Pieces

Traditional Latin Mass
When: The first Sunday of each month (November 5) at 4:00 pm
St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Parish, Brookfield
For more info, call the parish: (203) 775-5117

Join in Praying 
Pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary for Persecuted Christians from your home/car/office.

When: The first Tuesday of every month (November Read More ››