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Traditional Latin Mass
When: The first Sunday of each month (November 5) at 4:00 pm
Where:
St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Parish, Brookfield
Contact:
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 7) at 7:00 pm
How?
Before 7:00 pm, call (877) 216-5269 and type in the pin number 96869


Divorced and Separated Catholics 
Are invited to join “Hearts Renewed,” a support group for divorced or separated men and women.

When: The first and third Friday of every month (November 3 and 17) at 7:30 pm
Where:
Meetings are held in Fairfield
Contact:
For more info and for directions, call Bette: (203) 338-0503 or Peggy: (203) 834-1287


Bereavement 
The Bereavement Support Group will offer a free-month session.

When: Beginning Wednesday, September 13, from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm; The group will meet twice a month on Wednesday from September to November, then once a month December through May, 2018
Where:
St. Jude Parish, Monroe
Contact:
For more info, call the parish: (203) 261-6404


Knights of Lithuania 
Knights of Lithuania Council 141 will resume its monthly meetings with Mass and meeting following.

When: Sunday, October 15, and Sun., November 19, at 12:00 pm
Where:
St. George Parish in Bridgeport
Contact:
For more info, call (203) 878-0519


MOMs+DADs prayer/support group
Prayer/support group for those with Down syndrome, their family and friends.

When: The group meets the third Thursday of every month (November 16) at 7:30 pm
Where:
St. Mary Parish, Norwalk
Contact:
For more info, contact strapostolate@optimum.net


Call to Zion
Heal the wounds of the past and celebrate your gifts through a program of healing and love. Program meets once a month starting Thursday, October 19. Cost: $40; includes book.

When: Thursday evenings, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: St. James Parish, Stratford
Contact: For more info and to register, call the parish center: (203) 375-5887


Toy Drive
Toy Drive Hosts needed for Al’s Angels. The Angels goal is to collect and distribute toys to over 13,000 children and families battling cancer, rare blood diseases or financial hardship.

When: The Toy Drive will be held November 8-December 11
Contact: If you can help, contact Al DiGuido as soon as possible: adiguido@yahoo.com


Heroically Feminine Retreat
For young women ages 18-25. Discover what it means to be an authentic woman in today’s world! Cost: $20; includes breakfast. Bring bag lunch. Register by December 30.

When: Saturday, January 7, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: in the Holy Innocents Building at St. Rose of Lima Parish, 46 Church Hill Rd., Newtown
Contact: Pre-registration: Contact Pat Paniccia at pat.pan@hotmail.com or Fran Hood at s.m.hood@sbcglobal.net


Pilgrimage to Israel and Jordan
Pilgrimage with Fr. Arthur Mollenhauer a 12-day pilgrimage will visit, among others, Mt. Nebo, Petra, Nazareth, Bethlehem, the Sea of Galilee and Jerusalem. Cost: $4,165, includes airfare, hotels, meals and tips.

When: February 19-March 2, 2018
Contact: For more info, contact Sharon MacKnight: smacknight@optonline.net or (203) 327-1806


Centers of Mercy Sacrament of Reconciliation

When: Tuesdays, from 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: St. Catherine of Siena, Trumbull (with Eucharistic Adoration), St. Joseph, Brookfield, Our Lady of the Assumption, Fairfield (with Eucharistic Adoration)

When: Wednesdays, from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 
Where: St. Pius X, Fairfield

When: Thursdays, from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: St. Theresa, Trumbull, Sacred Heart, Danbury, St. Charles Borromeo, Bridgeport

When: Monday – Friday, from 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Where: St. Augustine Cathedral, Bridgeport


Calling All Kolbe High School Men
Class of 1967! We are planning your 50th Reunion event and want to hear from you. We are looking for your updated contact information and ideas for this great celebration.
Please email rsantoli@kolbecaths.org to update your contact information and to learn more!


The Prophets
A Bible study course featuring Thomas Smith from Ascension Press, meets at St. Cecilia Parish, Stamford, Thursday’s at 7:15 pm, repeated Friday’s at 9:15 am in the Parish Center.

Contact: Vicki Alton: (203) 322-8526 or VickiA@optonline.net


Thomas Merton Center House of Hospitality
We need volunteers. Also consider giving to the pantry of your local parish or social concern center.

When: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 1:30 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: 43 Madison Avenue, Bridgeport
Contact: (203) 367-9036


Encourage
Apostolate for friends and family of loved ones with same sex attractions or gender ID confusion holds confidential meetings monthly.

Contact: For more info email EnCourageNorwalk@gmail.com


Courage
Apostolate provides pastoral care and support for men and women who experience same-sex attractions and want to live chaste lives. Confidential meetings are held weekly.

Contact: For more info call (203) 803-1564 or email Courage@diobpt.org


Mass Cards
Available from the diocesan Mission Office for all intentions. The donations support missionaries throughout the world.

Contact: If you are interested in purchasing a Mass card, call Elaine Bissenden in the Mission Office: (203) 416-1447


Car Donation Program “Donation Angel”
Presented by Catholic Charities of Fairfield County. We will tow your vehicle away absolutely free! Donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of your un-wanted car, van, truck, motorcycle, RV or boat directly to Catholic Charities of Fairfield County. You will receive full fair market value for your donation as an IRS tax deduction. Donation Angel is a nationwide service, so even if your vehicle is far away from Fairfield County, it can still support Catholic Charities of Fairfield County. You will receive a receipt from Donation Angel for the fair value of your property. For info go to www.donationangel.org.