Monthly Newspaper • DIOCESE OF BRIDGEPORT

“In such a difficult mission, one must be holy.” These are the words spoken by Saint Peter Chanel, whose feast day we celebrate today. Saint Peter, born in France, joined the Marists brothers and traveled to the Pacific Island of Futuna to serve as a missionary.
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Yesterday I began spring cleaning in the apartment in Brooklyn. In this way, I am continuing a tradition that my mother observed for all the years of her life. For mom, spring cleaning meant washing all the windows, draperies, cleaning out the closets, getting the backyard ready for entertaining and so much more. To be honest, my version of spring cleaning is not as thorough as my mother’s, but it is better than nothing!
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The following reflection on thankfulness originally appeared on Bishop Frank Caggiano’s Facebook page. Follow the Bishop for daily reflections and weekly videos! 

Last weekend I visited St. Aloysius Parish in New Canaan, to confirm 162 young people. They joined over 3,000 young women and men who will be confirmed in our parishes throughout the Diocese this year.

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The following reflection on thankfulness originally appeared on Bishop Frank Caggiano’s Facebook page. Follow the Bishop for daily reflections and weekly videos! 
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The following reflection on Divine Mercy Sunday originally appeared on Bishop Frank Caggiano’s Facebook page. Follow the Bishop for daily reflections and weekly videos as we journey through this Easter season together!

On Divine Mercy Sunday, we pray that the mercy of the Lord will help convert and heal our sinful hearts and for strength to attend to the needs of those around us with true, selfless love.
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As Christians celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection with joy, it is important to remember that we come to Christ’s empty tomb by way of His Cross.
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Bishop Frank invites you to walk with the Lord in these Three Holy Days, to discover what really matters in life, and to discover, in the empty tomb on Easter Sunday, the victory that will be ours, in Christ.

Click below to watch the latest Face of Prayer video from Bishop Caggiano.
 
 
 


The following reflection on Reconciliation Monday originally appeared on Bishop Frank Caggiano’s Facebook page. Follow the Bishop for daily reflections and weekly videos as we journey through this sacred season together!

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The following reflection on Holy Week originally appeared on Bishop Frank Caggiano’s Facebook page. Follow the Bishop for daily reflections and weekly videos as we journey through this sacred season together!

As we approach Holy Week, many parishes follow the ancient custom of covering all sacred images, statues and crosses in purple cloth, in part to draw our attention to the sacred time that begins in Holy Week. It also forces us to recall the image of the cross in our mind, since we cannot see it with our eyes. Such an exercise helps each of us to realize how much we take for granted the Cross of Christ, with all the suffering that it conveys.

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The following reflection on St. Joseph originally appeared on Bishop Frank Caggiano’s Facebook page. Follow the Bishop for daily reflections and weekly videos throughout this sacred season!

As we celebrate the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, today is also the fifth anniversary of the installation of Pope Francis as the Supreme Pastor of the Universal Church and Successor of Saint Peter. Read More ››

DARIEN—“Never walk in a patient’s room and leave half of yourself at the door. They need the other half,” said Orthopedic Surgeon and author Dr. Joseph Dutkowsky, at the 25th Annual White Mass Breakfast at Woodway Country Club.
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The following Lenten reflection originally appeared on Bishop Frank Caggiano’s Facebook page. Follow the Bishop for daily reflections and weekly videos throughout this sacred season!
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The following reflection originally appeared on Bishop Frank Caggiano’s Facebook page. Follow the Bishop for daily reflections and weekly videos throughout this sacred season!
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The following Lenten reflection originally appeared on Bishop Frank Caggiano’s Facebook page. Follow the Bishop for daily reflections and weekly videos throughout this sacred season!
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The following reflection originally appeared on Bishop Frank Caggiano’s Facebook page. Follow the Bishop for daily reflections and weekly videos throughout this sacred season!
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