Bishop to Host 11th Business Leaders Mass and Breakfast

FAIRFIELD— Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano, Bishop of Bridgeport invites business and finance executives to join him on March 24th for the Business Leaders Mass (The “Pin-Stripe Mass”) and breakfast at St. Matthew Church in Norwalk. Mass will begin at 9 a.m. and be followed by breakfast in the Great Room of St. Matthew Parish.

Bishop Caggiano said, “I am delighted to renew this effort in continuing to engage with business and finance leaders, as well as those in the public sector, to ensure the social dimension of economic activity is effectively promoted.”

The event, co-sponsored with Centesimus Annus – Pro Pontifice (CAPP-USA), represents the Eleventh (11th) gathering of the diocese’s business leaders by the Bishop of Bridgeport. Joining in co-sponsoring this year’s gathering is Legatus.

Bishop Caggiano is the Assistant National Ecclesiastical Counselor to CAPP in the United States and joined the group at the Vatican for their 25th anniversary in May 2018 where Pope Francis told them: “Your Foundation has a vital role to play in bringing the light of the Gospel message to these pressing humanitarian concerns, and in assisting the Church to carry out this essential aspect of her mission.”

CAPP’s US founder Robert A. Nalewajek, who was honored to close the 25th anniversary gathering at the Vatican, has been invited to address the breakfast. His topic will be: “Applying Catholic Social Teaching at Work and in the Public Square: Why it’s Our Job”. Bob is also a member of Legatus.

Bishop Caggiano invites all to join him on March 24th to help bring these words of Pope Francis to life: “Dear friends, by sharing your own knowledge and expertise, and by making known the richness of the Church’s social doctrine, you seek to form the consciences of leaders in the political, social and economic sectors.” (Address to CAPP, 26 May 2018)

Tickets for the event are $50.00 each or $400.00 for a table of eight. For more information or for tickets, visit or call Patricia Hansen at (203) 416-1342.

Founded by Pope Saint John Paul II in 1993 to promote the knowledge and practice of Catholic social teaching (CST), CAPP is unique in Church history as the only lay led organization with canonical standing in the Church and juridical standing in Vatican State. Its goal is to have CST implemented in society through lay Catholic business, academic and professional leaders. The Diocese of Bridgeport was the first diocese in the United States to establish a group.

Founded by Thomas S. Monaghan, Legatus members are business leaders – men and women with varying interests and diverse talents who all share one overriding goal: to become better Catholics and, in turn, positively impact their business and personal lives. With Bishop Caggnino’s support a chapter was re-established in the diocese in 2017.