Monthly Newspaper • DIOCESE OF BRIDGEPORT

Teens Invited to Take SHU Faith “Journey”

WESTPORT—SHU Journey, a six-day residential summer experience of faith education, self-discovery and enjoyment for high school students, is set to run from Sunday June 24 to Friday June 29 on the Sacred Heart University campus in Fairfield.

This conference is hosted each summer by Sacred Heart University Summer Theology Institute in partnership with the Leadership Institute of the Diocese of Bridgeport.

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Bishop’s 2018 Holy Week Schedule

Bishop Frank J. Caggiano—HOLY WEEK, 2018

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Contact: Brian Wallace 203.416.1464

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 Church. At the yearly Chrism Mass, priests renew their priestly promises and the bishop blesses the sacramental oils that are used throughout the year in parishes and at ordinations.

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Lenten Evening of Reflection: Sr. M. Gaudia Skass, OLM

STAMFORD – On March 12th, Sr. Gaudia Skass, OLM will speak on “God’s Surprising Remedy To Our Sins” at Holy Spirit Parish in Stamford, at 7:30pm. The event is free of charge. All are welcome! Born and raised in Poland, Sr. Gaudia studied painting at The Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw before entering The Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in 2005, making her perpetual profession of vows in 2014.
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Bible Study: The Spirituality of St. Paul

RIVERSIDE—The Spirituality of Paul will be eight sessions, held Monday evenings 7:30-9 pm, January 29-March 19, 2018 or Tuesday mornings 10-11:30 am, at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 4 Riverside Avenue, in room 101-102 of the parish O’Connor Center. $30 materials fee payable at the first class, cash or check payable to St. Catherine of Siena Church. Additional info: www.stcath.org or call: 203.637.3661.

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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)
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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 yourself in the Advent season.
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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 disabled children, teens and adults who are without mobility or means to acquire a wheelchair.
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Wine tasting to benefit the Caroline House Mather and Child Literacy program

BRIDGEPORT—Join the friends of Caroline House for a wine tasting sponsored by Black Bear Wine and Spirits and A Dash of Salt Catering. Presenting sponsors Santa Fuel and the Trimble Foundation. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, sample various wines, and tour the Fairfield Museum & History Center. Friday, November 10, 2017, 7 pm – 10 pm – tickets $40.
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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 craft brewery ales and lagers, also paired with foods to enhance the tasting experience.
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