Bishop to Celebrate Dedication Mass at St. Thomas More, Darien

The Dedication Mass at Saint More Church, celebrated with Bishop Frank Caggiano, will take place Saturday, September 21, at 4:30pm. A reception will follow on the Great Lawn. All are invited to attend!

Bellow is a letter from Bishop Caggiano to the parishioners of Saint Thomas More, followed by a poster for this event with more information.

Dear Parishioners of Saint Thomas More Parish:

Please accept my heartfelt congratulations and prayers on the joyful occasion of the Rite of Consecration for your newly constructed parish Church of St. Thomas More. The beauty of this sacred space gives witness to the spiritual and pastoral vibrancy of your parish community. It is a sign of your commitment to build upon what you have received from the parish families who came before you, and of your readiness to pass on our Catholic faith to future generations.

Allow me to express my personal thanks to Father Paul Murphy, for his hard work and excellent leadership throughout this project. I am grateful to the parish planning committee and everyone who helped to bring this important project to completion. It is truly an historic milestone in the life of your wonderful parish.

It gives me great pleasure to join with you at the altar for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Today, as we give gratitude to the Lord for the many blessings that Christ has bestowed upon St. Thomas More Parish, we also remember in our prayers all the clergy, religious, lay men and women who have gone before us, having dedicated their lives in service to this parish.

My hope is that this newly built church, your spiritual home, will be for you a true sanctuary. That it will inspire you to grow in holiness by your prayers, your celebration of the sacraments, your fidelity to the Gospel and the teachings of the Church, and by your loving service to one another, all in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior.

May the Blessed Virgin Mary, through her Immaculate Heart, and St. Thomas More, your Patron Saint, continue to intercede on your behalf and on behalf of your deacons, Reverend Mr. Michael V. Clark and Reverend Mr. Gauthier Vincent, and your pastor, Reverend Paul G. Murphy.

With every best wish,
I am Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano
Bishop of Bridgeport