Monthly Newspaper • DIOCESE OF BRIDGEPORT

Bishop announces “Reconciliation Monday”

BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Caggiano has designated Monday, March 26 as “Reconciliation Monday” throughout the Diocese of Bridgeport. Three parishes within each of the nine Deaneries will offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm, so that the lay faithful may experience God’s mercy as Holy Week begins.

“The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation provides a profound opportunity to be freed from our personal sins and to experience the healing love of Christ for you and me,” said Bishop Caggiano.

In terms of spiritual healing, we must never forget that this precious gift of the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation is always available, simply for the asking.

The Bishop, who will also hear confession on that day, said he is grateful for the pastors and parishes participating in Reconciliation Monday and he hoped that Catholics throughout the diocese would take advantage of the opportunity.

“Many people have misconceptions about what Confession really is. It is not solely a spiritual exercise during which you tell the priest your sins. Rather, it is a profound encounter with the Lord Jesus, who through the words and actions of the priest, meets us in our sinfulness and forgives, liberates and empowers us with the Holy Spirit so that we can go forth and sin no more,” he said.

Priests will be hearing Confessions at the following locations on Reconciliation Monday from 3 pm to 9 pm:

DEANERY A (QUEEN OF PEACE)
1. St. Andrew Parish: 435 Anton Street, Bridgeport
2. St. Ann Parish: 481 Brewster Street, Bridgeport
3. St. Augustine Cathedral: 399 Washington Avenue, Bridgeport

DEANERY B (MYSTICAL ROSE)
1. Our Lady of Grace Parish: 497 Second Hill Lane, Stratford
2. St. James Parish: 2070 Main Street, Stratford
3. St. Lawrence Parish: 505 Shelton Avenue, Shelton

DEANERY C (QUEEN OF MARTYRS)
1. Christ the King Parish: 4700 Madison Avenue, Trumbull
2. St. Jude Parish: 707 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe
3. St. Rose of Lima Parish: 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown

DEANERY D (OUR LADY, QUEEN OF CONFESSORS)
1. Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish: 46 Stone Street, Danbury
2. St. Edward the Confessor Parish: 21 Brush Hill Road, New Fairfield
3. St. Joseph Parish: 8 Robinson Avenue, Danbury

DEANERY E (SEAT OF WISDOM)
1. St. Francis of Assisi Parish: 35 Norfield Road, Weston
2. St. Mary Parish: 55 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield
3. St. Patrick Parish: 169 Black Rock Turnpike, Redding

DEANERY F (QUEEN ASSUMED INTO HEAVEN)
1. Church of the Assumption: 98 Riverside Avenue, Westport
2. Our Lady of the Assumption Parish: 545 Stratfield Road, Fairfield
3. St. Pius X Parish: 834 Brookside Drive, Fairfield

DEANERY G (MOTHER OF DIVINE GRACE)
1. St. Aloysius Parish: 21 Cherry Street, New Canaan
2. St. John Parish: 1986 Post Road, Darien
3. St. Matthew Parish: 216 Scribner Avenue, Norwalk

DEANERY H (CAUSE OF OUR JOY)
1. Church of St. Cecilia: 1184 New eld Avenue, Stamford
2. Holy Name of Jesus Parish: 325 Washington Boulevard, Stamford
3. Sacred Heart Parish: 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford

DEANERY I (MARY, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH)
1. St. Catherine of Siena Parish: 4 Riverside Avenue, Greenwich
2. St. Mary Parish: 178 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich
3. St. Michael the Archangel Parish: 469 North Street, Greenwich