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Bishop’s Holy Week Schedule

Bishop Frank J. Caggiano—HOLY WEEK, 2018

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Chrism Mass
Wednesday March 28, 3:00 pm
St. Augustine Cathedral, Bridgeport

CHRISM MASS—One of the most beautiful and solemn liturgies of the year, the Chrism Mass celebrates the anniversary of that day the when Christ bestowed the Priesthood on the Read More ››

Women’s One-Day Retreat

NEWTOWN—What Are You Looking For? Explore our journey of faith as women who seek to answer this question from Christ.
Where: Holy Innocents Faith Formation Center, St. Rose Parish, Newtown
When: Saturday, March 10th, 2018
Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (concludes with Mass at 4:00 pm)

Questions: Call St. Rose Faith Read More ››

Advent Resources

BRIDGEPORT—Prepare for Christ’s birth with this treasury of Advent resources compiled by the diocesan Leadership Institute. According to Patrick Donovan, Advent resources include a checklist for Advent practices, 10 things you need to know about Advent and other guidance to deepen your spiritual life and immerse Read More ››

Advent Lessons & Carols

The seminarians of St. John Fisher Seminary cordially invite you to their service of Advent Lessons & Carols on Sunday, December 3, 3:00pm at Saint Mary Church, 669 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850.

Bring your family & friends to prepare in your hearts a home for Our Lord Read More ››

Miles for Miracles

The Knights of Columbus and the Ancient Order of Hibernians are co-sponsoring a charity marathon run from Boston to New York to raise money for The American Wheelchair Mission; a non-profit organization with a goal to deliver brand new, free wheelchair and mobility aids to physically Read More ››

Second Annual Night on the Ridge

REDDING RIDGE—St. Patrick Church enthusiastically announces its Second Annual Night on the Ridge, featuring wines from around the world, paired with delicious international cuisines as only the Spinning Wheel can do it. New to this event will be a micro-brewery offering, featuring a selection of small Read More ››

The Courage to Speak!

FAIRFIELD– The Courage to Speak Foundation Presentation Ginger and Larry Katz, Co-Founders of the Courage to Speak® Foundation will be speaking at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, 545 Stratfield Road, Fairfield on Thursday, October 19th at 6:30 PM in the Parish Hall.

The foundation was Read More ››

September Concert

DARIEN—St. Thomas More Church, Darien hosts Men En Masse in September. Join us on Saturday, September 16 at 7:30 pm for an evening of music with Men En Masse, the summer men’s chorus from Connecticut Chamber Choir, conducted by Galen Tate.

This free concert will feature a cappella Read More ››

Concert in Stamford

STAMFORD—Come hear Krista Adams-Santilli with Frank Mastrone and Friends in Concert on September 16 at 6:30 pm at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Tickets are $50 per person. For Information and tickets call 203.968.1234

Polka Mass

FAIRFIELD—Holy Cross Church, at 750 Tahmore Drive, across from Lake Mohegan, Fairfield is having its annual picnic starting with a Polka Mass at 11 am on Sunday September 10. Live entertainment by the Polka Quads of Pennsylvania will start at Noon and run throughout the day.

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Front and Center

STRATFORD—All are invited to learn more about sharing our faith at Our Lady of Peace Parish Hall, Stratford. The speaker is Kevin Dowd on Wednesday, August 30 at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP to olopreled@sbcglobal.net.

Kevin Dowd is a doctoral candidate in theology and education at Boston College, working Read More ››

I call you friends

BRIDGEPORT—Faith Formation teacher, writer and presenter Susan Kay of Sadlier Religious will deliver a keynote on “Friendship” at the DRE/CRE Kick-Off Gathering set for August 28, in Queen of Saints Hall of the Catholic Center.

The morning will began with a welcome and breakfast at 8:30. Programs Read More ››

Jennings Beach Carnival

FAIRFIELD—Jennings Beach Carnival at South Benson Road, Fairfield, sponsored by Holy Family Parish, will be held Friday-Sunday, May 19 – 21 with rides and games, food, a free concert by School of Rock, and a chance to win over $30,000 in prizes!

When:
Friday, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday, 1:00pm Read More ››

Spring Fling

DANBURY—What a better way to celebrate Spring joining Catholic Charities in celebrating 10 years of service to the hungry and homeless of Northern Fairfield County! Drinks, food, and dancing all in celebration of 300,000 meals served to those most in need. Join in the fun and Read More ››

2017 Wedding Jubilee Mass

TRUMBULL– On Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2:30pm at St. Theresa Parish in Trumbull, Bishop Caggiano will be celebrating the 2017 Wedding Jubilee Mass. This Mass is for couples celebrating 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 plus year wedding anniversaries.

This will be the only Wedding Read More ››

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

BRIDGEPORT—Catholic schools students throughout the greater Bridgeport area participated in last Friday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Bridgeport. The students proudly paraded their school spirit as they marched through downtown Bridgeport. Hundreds turned out for the parade. The day for many area Catholics also began Read More ››

I Phone Fast! Will u?

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The Archdiocese of Hartford is recording a “first” this year by inviting people to “fast” from using cell phones on Ash Wednesday, March 1st, and Good Friday, April 14th. The initiative in an initiative called: “I Phone Fast!” and it has the blessing of Archbishop Leonard Blair.

‘Silencing Read More ››

Teens Fast to Fight Hunger

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The St. Philip Youth Group is sponsoring its fourteenth annual 30 Hour Famine the weekend of February 25 and 26 for middle and high school students in Norwalk and the neighboring towns.

“The teens will fast for the 30 hours while performing service in the community and Read More ››

Catholic Underground Tonight

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On Saturday, February 11, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will lead the participants of Catholic Underground in a Eucharistic Holy Hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, including praise and worship, prayerful silence, and the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

The Holy Hour is the first Read More ››

Happy Birthday Emily!

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Best Wishes to Emily Symeon as she celebrates her 101st Birthday with her friends at Holy Name Church Senior Circle in Stamford.

Emily is a life long resident of Stamford as well as an active life -ong parishioner of Holy Name of Jesus Church. “She enjoys life, Read More ››

ACA Comes to New Canaan

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More than 85 guests turned out for the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) kick off reception held at New Canaan Country Club. Bishop Frank J. Caggiano and ACA chair couple Steve nod Elena Schlegel greeted the men and women who came by to celebrate the Appeal Read More ››

Diocesan Leadership Institute Launching Soon

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The Diocese will formally launch its new Diocesan Leadership Institute with Evening Prayer and brief presentation on Encounter, Formation and Discipleship on Wednesday, January 11, 7:00pm at Assumption Church in Westport.

Music will be provided by the Assumption Parish music ministry, and Chris Padgett an internationally known Read More ››

Christmas Crèche on the Green

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Braving the rain members of St. John XXIII Council 5987 of the Knights of Columbus Monroe joined by St. Jude parishioners blessed the council’s Creche that was placed on the Monroe town green. Council Chaplain Msgr. Dariusz Zielonka, pastor of St. Jude, performed the blessing.

The ceremony Read More ››

Seminarians Sing the Season

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Diocesan seminarians at St. John Fisher Seminary gathered recently with their families and friends of the seminary to host their Annual Christmas Concert, with the assistance of the Serra Club of the Diocese of Bridgeport.

With the help of Thomas Marino and David Harvey, the seminarians led Read More ››

Tree Lighting Brings Holiday Joy

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Christmas came to St. Vincent’s on November 30 as the 18 foot Christmas tree received its  crowning touch of the Snow White Angel during the 14th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting  held in the lobby.

President/CEO Vince Caponi  welcomed the gathering of employees and visitors and introduced young Read More ››