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Immaculate High School Class of 2018

Danbury, CT – One of its largest graduating classes triumphantly tossed their caps into the air when Immaculate High School graduated 120 seniors at their Commencement Ceremony held on Wednesday, June 6 at Western Connecticut State University’s O’Neill Center in Danbury, CT.

Kevin McCoy of Danbury was Valedictorian and Nicole Palmieri of Sandy Hook Read More ››

St Joseph’s 178 Graduating Seniors Earn $25 Million in College Awards and Scholarships

TRUMBULL—St Joseph High School, striving to be southern Connecticut’s premier college preparatory school, is proud to announce that on Saturday, June 2, 2018, they graduated 178 students who have collectively earned more than 25 million dollars in scholarships and financial aid.

The 2018 Commencement was held at Dalling Field on the school’s campus. Dr Read More ››

Notre Dame upsets Class S champion Holy Cross

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BRISTOL—Coach Bill Mazzucco gripped the alligator-shaped shoehorn tightly in his hand as he brought his Notre Dame-Fairfield players into a huddle in the middle of the Muzzy Field locker room. Over the past two years, the alligator shoehorn—a token given to Mazzucco by Austin Allen—has become a good-luck charm of sorts, despite its Read More ››

James Bates to be ordained Saturday

DANBURY—On June 2, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will ordain Deacon James K. Bates as a priest for the Diocese of Bridgeport. The Ordination Mass will be celebrated at 11 am in St. Joseph Church, Danbury, his home parish.

Father Samuel Scott, St. Joseph’s pastor, notes that three recent vocations to the priesthood have from St. Read More ››

Faith Friday Live: A tremendous Success

BRIDGEPORT—It’s Friday morning and we all know what that means. It’s time for another segment of Faith Friday with Fr. Sam Kachuba!

Only this video, sponsored by the Communications Office of the Diocese of Bridgeport, will be special: it will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the beginning of Faith Friday.

This wildly popular segment began Read More ››

Diocese honors Consecrated Life

WESTPORT—The annual Celebration of Consecrated Life was held at St. Luke Church, Westport, on May 15. Bishop Frank J. Caggiano was the main celebrant of the Mass , with ten other clergy concelebrating. Directly after Mass, a dinner was provided for 125 Religious, clergy and friends. During this time, Bishop Caggiano recognized Religious Read More ››

Humanae Vitae symposium set

STAMFORD—Fifty years ago, Pope Paul VI issued his seventh and last encyclical, Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life), which upheld the Church’s teaching against artificial birth control, reaffirmed the sanctity of life and marital love, and emphasized the importance of responsible parenthood. The encyclical incited an immediate controversy among theologians, the laity and the Read More ››

Breakfast of Champions 2018

BRIDGEPORT—“This is what we are all about—creating students focused on excellence,” said Dr. Steven Cheeseman, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Bridgeport. Speaking on what he called “one of my favorite days of the year,” he welcomed students and parents to the annual Breakfast of Champions.

Joined by their administrators and pastors, Read More ››

Seminarians reflect on Vocations

Jesus is always at work, calling men to the priesthood.  Sometimes, he calls them when they are young. Other times, he calls them later in life. Sometimes, they respond to the call immediately, but many times the process of discernment can take months or years.
Fr. John Connaughton, Vocation Director for the Diocese of Read More ››

IHS athletes sign commitments to compete in college

DANBURY—Student-athletes from Immaculate High School signed with colleges to run cross country/track & field or play college football, baseball, basketball, golf or lacrosse at a special signing ceremony recently.

Abigail Allen of New Miford will golf, Emma Connolly of Danbury, Sean Connolly of Danbury, Patrick Cropsey of Ridgefield, Connor McNerney of Sandy Hook, Ayanna Read More ››

Social Night of Service

STAMFORD—Who knew that volunteering in a soup kitchen could be social and fun? If you stopped by a Social Night of Service at New Covenant Center in Stamford, you would see that it certainly can be.

What exactly is Social Night of Service? It started as an initiative to engage young adults to volunteer Read More ››

Celebrating Fairfield U’s 68th Commencement

FAIRFIELD—On Sunday, May 20, Fairfield University’s Class of 2018 undergraduate and graduate students received their degrees during the University’s 68th Commencement exercises.

This was the first Fairfield University Commencement for Mark. R. Nemec, PhD, the University’s 9th President. He asked the graduates to commit to three things: to never stop learning, to always develop Read More ››

Perpetual Profession is Moment of Joy

TRUMBULL—Faithful from around the Diocese of Bridgeport came together last Saturday to celebrate the Perpetual Profession of Maria del Pilar (Mapi) Cerdeña Perochena at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Trumbull.

The beautiful day began with the Mass of Profession, celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, in which Mapi promised to live her life Read More ››

Pentecost Vigil set for Saturday Night

BRIDGEPORT—Hundreds of faithful are expected to fill St. Augustine Cathedral this Saturday, 7:00 pm (May 19) for the Vigil of Pentecost Mass celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano. All are welcome to attend.

The evening will begin with Evening Vespers at Sunset followed by a procession into the Cathedral for Mass, which will be Read More ››

The “Encuentro” Journey Continues

BLOOMFIELD-Delegates from the Archdiocese of Hartford and the Dioceses of Bridgeport, Norwich and Springfield gathered yesterday at the Archdiocesan Center at Saint Thomas Seminary, in Bloomfield, to further the V Encuentro (Fifth Encounter) journey that has been described as one of the most significant pastoral events of the past decades in the U.S. Read More ››

Rain Down: Stamford Youth Rally

STAMFORD-RAIN DOWN! Is a celebration of the Holy Spirit who animates, guides, forms and transforms us! Started in 2015 by Fathers Bert Pinciaro and Joseph Gill, RAIN DOWN has grown from 60 youth from four Parishes to 140 youth from six parishes in 2017. This October, with the backing and support of the Read More ››

Msgr. John Hossan, 90

STAMFORD—Msgr. John Bernard Hossan died on May 6 at the Catherine Dennis Keefe Queen of the Clergy Residence in Stamford. The retired pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Redding Ridge was 90 years old.

Born in Danbury on August 21, 1927, he graduated from St. Joseph School in Danbury in 1941 and Danbury High Read More ››

Food Drive fills pantry

NEWTOWN—At the beginning of May, St. Rose School’s National Junior Honor Society held a food drive for the Faith Food Pantry. They placed boxes in all K-8 classrooms, encouraging students and families to support this good cause. As an extra incentive, Sister Colleen offered a pizza party to the class who collected the Read More ››

Norwalk Youth from St. Matthew Parish honored at Connecticut State Knights of Columbus 125th State Convention

The Knights of Columbus Connecticut State Council celebrated its 125th Anniversary serving the state of Connecticut at its annual state convention on the weekend of May 5th. Supreme Knight Carl Anderson was the special honoree at the convention banquet on Saturday night.

Each year the state council honors the good works of Knights Read More ››

Compassion and healthcare

BRIDGEPORT—When Dominic Vachon’s brother was dying of cancer, it gave him a profoundly personal insight into healthcare and the importance of empathy and compassion.

His brother died in 1983 after four years that Vachon said “gripped my life” and led him on a lifelong professional journey, exploring empathy in the health professions and the Read More ››

Miracle of Fatima Musical

Barbara Oleynick had a vision—one forming within her mind and heart for the last 20 years: to bring the story of the miracle of Fatima to all those who wish to hear it. As a producer, director, writer and composer, Oleynick dreamed of a multi-media virtual production to share the story of the Read More ››

New Board of Directors for Greenwich Catholic

GREENWICH, CT –  April 25, 2018 –  Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has appointed the new Board of Directors for Greenwich Catholic School, which announced its transition to a new governance structure, known as an Academy model, in March.

“These individuals bring extensive experience, talent, and energy to the School,” Bishop Caggiano said. “It is a Read More ››