Monthly Newspaper • DIOCESE OF BRIDGEPORT

BRIDGEPORT—Leland Melvin, NASA astronaut, will be addressing 6th-8th graders from the Catholic Academy of Bridgeport school in Sacred Heart University’s Performing Arts Center on Monday, May 22nd at 9 am.

Following that, he will be visiting two of the campuses: St. Raphael’s to read to children grades 1-3 and St. Augustine’s to meet with students in 4th and 5th grades.

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DARIEN—There was an excitement in the room at Woodway Country Club last night at the second Foundations in Education Spring Gala, which drew business and education leaders throughout Fairfield County.

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The Society of the Sacred Heart is an order of Catholic nuns created in 1800 by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat. It has more than 2,500 members around the world who dedicate themselves to teaching Catholic education.

It wasn’t this rich history or this particular line of work that attracted Sister Joan Magnetti to the group, however.
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BRIDGEPORT—Foundations in Education, which benefits Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport, will honor business leader George F. Landegger, Sister Joan Magnetti, executive director of the Catholic Academy of Bridgeport, and Tony Pavia, Stamford educator and principal, at a gala on May 11 at Woodway Country Club in Darien.
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NORWALK—The 600-seat auditorium at All Saints Catholic School was sold out as the cast of the school’s Drama Club performed “Annie Jr.” to capacity crowds on Friday night, March 31, and Saturday afternoon, April 1.

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Every other week, students at St. Ann Academy in Bridgeport can be found engaging in team-bonding games and drills. This exercise is part of a new positive climate initiative that St. Ann has kicked off this year.

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Saint Mary Parish, Bethel: Mr. & Mrs. James Kelly
Nominated by Reverend Corey V. Piccinino

Saint Mary School, Bethel: Mr. Richard Schlemmer
Nominated by Mr. Gregory Viceroy, Principal

Blessed Sacrament Parish, Bridgeport: Ms. Karen Soares-Robinson and Ms. Jackie Soares
Nominated by Reverend Joseph J. Karcsinski, III

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The sixth-grade class at Assumption Catholic School, under the direction of teacher Maureen Travers, raised $1,025 for Operation Rice Bowl, an international organization that is committed to helping to create positive change around the world.

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“Any time that we celebrate the goodness and intelligence of our young people is a day of blessing and hope,” said Bishop Frank J. Caggiano at the “Breakfast of Champions,” which honors Catholic school students who excel in academics, athletic achievement and above all strive to live a lifestyle that exemplifies Gospel values.

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All Saints Students help “Keep Christ in Christmas” with annual Knights’ poster contest. In a celebration of the true meaning of the Christmas season, nearly 500 students from All Saints Catholic School recently submitted entries in the Knights of Columbus’ annual Keep Christ in Christmas poster contest.

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