STAMFORD—The dedication and blessing of the Peggy O’Malley Performing Arts Center took place at Villa Maria School in Stamford on Friday, May 17 with Bishop Frank J, Caggiano of the Diocese of Bridgeport officiating. Thomas and Mary Alice O’Malley from Greenwich have been generous benefactors to Read More ››
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WILTON—Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School-Wilton held its annual gala on Saturday, May 18 at the Silver Spring Country Club in Ridgefield. Sponsored by the Fatima School Board, the gala is the major fundraising event for the school. This year’s event was entitled Pink Gala “Celebration Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School inducted 19 rising eighth-graders into the National Junior Honor Society in a ceremony last night. Founded in 1929, The National Junior Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle school students. More than just an honor roll, Read More ››
UNION—Scouts BSA Troops from across Fairfield County, Conn. gathered at Connecticut Yankee Council’s Camp Pomperaug in Union, Conn. May 17-19 at the annual Spring Camporee.
The twelfth point of the Scout law, a Scout is reverent, was beautifully demonstrated on Saturday, May 18 when Father Martin Noe, Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—Bishop Caggiano unveiled a plan for a spiritual association called the Diaconate Confraternity of Saint Stephen, whose mission would be to deepen the personal holiness of members by fostering a spirituality centered on the Eucharist, at the Deacons Convocation held recently at Fairfield University.
“We are living Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—Today, Assumption Catholic School in Fairfield hosted a “Tape the Teacher” event, during which the teacher (or Father Cipriani, pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Church) who raised the most money towards the school fund was taped to the side of the building.
By a huge Read More ››
WESTPORT—One of the readings at the Mass celebrating Religious life on May 7at St. Luke Church was from Revelation 3:20, “Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, then I will enter his house and dine with Read More ››
DANBURY—Immaculate High School’s major 2018-19 theatre productions received a total of 16 HALO nominations. The High School Halo Awards honors high school students’ achievements in all aspects of theatre and is sponsored by the Seven Angels Theatre. Immaculate’s Fall Drama “Our Town” and the Spring Musical Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—More than 2,200 Sacred Heart University students received diplomas recently at two separate commencement ceremonies at the Webster Bank Arena. The SHU class of 2019 includes 1,122 undergraduates who earned bachelor’s and associate’s degrees and 1,152 graduate students who earned master’s degrees, professional certificates and doctorates.
In Read More ››
NORWALK—The Knights of Columbus Bishop Fenwick 4th Degree Assembly No. 100 recently hosted its 3rd Annual Patriot Dinner on Saturday, May 11 at the Knights Hall next to St. Ann Club in Norwalk. The dinner raised over $2,000 for veterans at Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes and Read More ››
DANBURY—Forty years ago on a cold winter night, Alberto Boyer and his wife Hilda showed up at the rectory of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission in Danbury, holding a battered statue of the Blessed Mother. The 300-pound lead statue of Our Lady of Miracles had been Read More ››
The Diocese of Bridgeport is committed to assisting those who are seeking help through the Entering Canaan model of healing. There are many upcoming Entering Canaan Retreats this summer. Please contact our confidential phone line at 203.416.1619 or email for more information.
Entering Canaan – Day of Prayer and Healing will Read More ››
DANBURY—Please join Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Danbury in this tenth year of the Annual Global Rosary Relay for a Day of Adoration for the Sanctification of Priests on Friday, June 28, 2019.
Worldpriest was established by a group of lay people to support various aspects Read More ››
NORWALK – On Saturday, May 4, one hundred middle school students from twenty-one parishes around the Diocese of Bridgeport and New York gathered at All Saints Catholic School in Norwalk for the first Middle School Youth Rally. The theme of the day was BRAVE–Be Ready and Read More ››
Bishop Frank, brother Deacons and our wives, brothers-in-formation and your wives, brothers and sisters. I am honored to have been asked to preach at this Mass.
Peter denied the Lord three times, as Jesus said he would, on Holy Thursday night, as he stood by a charcoal Read More ››
STAMFORD—There is a lot happening in the month of May for Villa Maria School! Our word of the month for May is Creativity, and needless to say, it is evident in all the events taking place: Art Fair, STEM Fair, Career Day, Grandparents Day, Dedication and Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—On Sunday, June 9, Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs will celebrate its 20th Anniversary “Joy & Gratitude” Dinner at Fairfield University. More than 300 guests are expected.
The Center has come a long way since 1999 when Saint Catherine Academy opened in the Queen of Saints Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—The Leadership Institute began its final round of face-to-face formation sessions at the Catholic Center in Bridgeport last week.
Face-to-face gatherings were established as part of the introduction to the revised Norms Governing Liturgical Ministries and have been attended by more than 4,000 people throughout the diocese Read More ››
TRUMBULL—St. Joseph High School, southern Connecticut’s premier college preparatory school, announced today the names of four senior student-athletes who will sign National Letters of Intent. With the addition of 4 new student-athlete signings, the Class of 2019 celebrates 20 signings total, a new record for the Read More ››
BROOKFIELD—At the third and final abuse crisis listening session held in the chapel of St. Joseph Church in Brookfield the discussion between Bishop Caggiano and those in attendance was candid, at times deeply personal, and ended on a hopeful note.
The Bishop said that the crisis may Read More ››
TRUMBULL—There was standing room only at the Parish of Saint Catherine of Siena (220 Shelton Road, Trumbull) on Monday evening, April 29, as people from far and wide gathered for a joyful and beautiful Mass in the presence of the incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney, Read More ››
NEW ROCHELLE—Provincial Kevin Griffith, C.F.C., has announced the selection of Dr. James P. Keane as director of educational services for the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers, North American Province. “Dr. Keane brings decades of Catholic school experience, an enthusiasm for innovation, and a highly trained vision to Read More ››
NEWTOWN—My name is Tim Reilly and I am a parishioner at St. Rose of Lima in Newtown. I was praying for an idea to do something different for lent this year and as I asked God to show me how I could strengthen my relationship with Read More ››
NEWTOWN—The St. Rose School Advanced Math Club has been notified that its Gold Level Project received the Gold Level Award—the highest level—for the ninth consecutive year. Currently St. Rose the only school in Conn. to have reached the Gold Level this year.
Last November, the students began Read More ››
VATICAN CITY (CNS)—God never tricks, traps or tempts his children to sin or commit evil, Pope Francis said.
God is with his people every step of the way—during times of joy and sadness, triumph and tribulation—and he always helps lead people away from the devil and his Read More ››
NORWALK—Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Council #14360 in Norwalk was honored with awards at the Knights of Columbus CT State Council’s 126th convention April 26-28 in Hartford.
As the fraternal year is concluding, K of C Council no.14360 in Norwalk is finishing one of the busiest years in Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School opened its annual student art show with a reception last night for an enthusiastic crowd of families, faculty and guests. This year’s show theme was “Elements of Art” and displayed classroom work created by each grade, Pre-K through 8th grade. Ms. Read More ››
BROOKFIELD— Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will host the third and final listening session for the sexual abuse crisis at St. Joseph Church in Brookfield at 7 pm tonight, May 1st.
The past few months have been a time of crisis in the Church with local, national and Read More ››
WATERBURY — Hundreds of faithful came from across Connecticut to Holy Land and gathered in the cold spring rain to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday and honor the life and legacy of Waterbury native Venerable Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus.
Bishop Juan Miguel Betancourt Read More ››
GREENWICH—Greenwich Catholic School presents their Spring Musical, “Seussical, Jr.,” from May 3rd-5th in the GCS gymnasium, which has been transformed into the magical land of Seuss.
The show will take the audience on a fun-filled trip through Dr. Seuss’ whimsical world. Mandy Capogrossi, a GCS Alumni Parent, Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—The fifth grade at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School spent this week at Nature’s Classroom in Andover, Conn. Fifth-grade teachers, Colleen Fallon and Paul Piorek, collaborated to offer this program which enhances the STEM curriculum with environmental science in a “living laboratory.”
The week-long field trip is Read More ››
SAN DIEGO—San Diego Catholic Bishop Robert W. McElroy issued a statement after today’s shooting, which left one person dead and three injured at a local synagogue. And he asked all the priests in the diocese to say prayers in Sunday Masses for the victims and for Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT— Mercy is not simply teaching and preaching the truth, it is about becoming “believable messengers” who represent the living presence of God’s love in the world, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano said at the Divine Mercy Mass at St. Augustine Cathedral on Sunday afternoon.
“We must become Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT— Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will celebrate The Divine Mercy Mass on Sunday, April 28, 2:30 pm at St. Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport. It is open to all throughout the diocese.
The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed at 3:30 pm following Mass with an Read More ››
DARIEN—Matthew Razzaia of Darien portrayed Jesus on Good Friday in the St. John’s Youth Group Annual Living Stations.
His mother, Janice Razzaia, said that Matthew, who was born on Christmas, has always had an interest in portraying Jesus, and that she was deeply moved by the reverence and Read More ››
TRUMBULL—Recently, the St. Theresa School 8th grade students went on their annual field trip to Washington, D.C. On the trip, the students were able to meet with legendary United States Senator Bob Dole.
The students have been corresponding with Senator Dole since they were in 6th grade. Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—Notre Dame High School Fairfield is proud to announce their 2019 spring musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. This tale as old as time will play at Sacred Heart University’s Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts.
The show is directed by Karen Randazzo (Trumbull) with musical direction by Stephen Read More ››
TRUMBULL—The relic of the intact heart of St. John Vianney, the Cure of Ars, will be here in the Diocese of Bridgeport, at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Trumbull on April 29 and 30. “I would like to extend this warm invitation to all in Read More ››
Over my 31 years as a deacon, the Lord has blessed me with many varied opportunities to serve Him at the Altar and to serve the people of God through my ministry. I have spent my ministry at two parishes during that time. One parish was Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT — Bishop Frank J. Caggiano in his Easter Vigil homily urged Catholics to take their faith outside the four walls of the church “to a world that does not want to proclaim Jesus for who he is — the Savior and Conquerer of all.”
“We have Read More ››
Vatican City, Apr 20, 2019 / 02:16 pm (CNA).- In his Easter Vigil homily, Pope Francis said that the Risen Christ desires to “roll back the stone” that blocks the entrance to one’s heart, so that God’s light and love can enter.
“The Lord calls us to Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—An air of reverent silence filled the Cathedral Parish of Bridgeport as hundreds gathered for the Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion service at St. Augustine’s.
“He who was forever such in the glory that is his right as God, emptied himself so that you and I, Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—“The Lord asks of us, Watch with me,” but most of us fall asleep out of complacency, fear or self-righteousness, said Bishop frank J. Caggiano at the Chrism Mass held this morning at St. Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport.
Hundreds of priests, deacons, religious and laity filled the Read More ››
WASHINGTON D.C.—This week we watched with sadness as fire tore through historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, causing severe damage to the centuries-old structure. The impact of the fire on the faithful of the city and of the world is immense and the full extent will Read More ››
GREENWICH — For Msgr. J. Peter Cullen, it was a day to put the green in Greenwich, leading the 45th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade as grand marshal in a town he loved so much and served for many years.
Thousands lined the streets on a chilly and Read More ››
NORWALK—A priest in Norwalk says it’s a blessing the Notre Dame cathedral’s structure remains intact after a fire partially destroyed the building.
Father Peter Lenox, of St. Joseph Church in Norwalk, studied at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute in Rome and spent a summer studying French in Paris.
He Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—This past Palm Sunday, St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Bridgeport held their fifth annual passion play, which was entirely directed and acted by the parishioners and friends of St. Michael’s.
“Mrs. Eva Kaminska has been most diligent in the past five years in organizing and directing Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano was recently honored by the Murphy Center for Ignatian Spirituality with its Bowler Award in appreciation of his “lifetime of service exemplifying the spirit of St. Ignatius Loyola.”
More than 200 people gathered at Fairfield University on April 12 for the dinner and Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will celebrate the Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday, April 18, at 10 am at St. Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport. All are invited to attend.
More than 300 priests and deacons will process into the cathedral for the yearly Chrism Mass, in which priests Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT— “Then he said to them, “My soul is sorrowful even to death. Remain here and keep watch with me” (Matthew 26:38).
At the end of Mass on Holy Thursday, the Blessed Sacrament is placed on a temporary “altar of repose.” It has become a tradition for Read More ››
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano—HOLY WEEK, 2019
Contact: Brian Wallace 203.416.1464
Holy Thursday April 18, 10 am
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 Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—Thousands across the diocese turned out yesterday for Reconciliation Monday.
Bishop Caggiano called for participation in Reconciliation Monday for the second year in a row to encourage people to experience the healing and blessing of Confession and “so that the lay faithful may experience God’s mercy as Read More ››
PARIS—Shortly after midnight Tuesday, firefighters said the main structure of Notre-Dame de Paris, the city’s cathedral, had been preserved from collapse.
“We now believe that the two towers of Notre-Dame have been saved,” Jean-Claude Gallet, Paris’ fire chief, said April 16. “We now consider that the main Read More ››
PLANTSVILLE—Father James Sullivan, rector of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury was honored by the Knights of Columbus with its 44th annual Father Michael J. McGivney Award for advancing the ideals embodied by their founder.
More than 650 people attended the dinner, sponsored by the Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, for the second year in a row, has designated the Monday of Holy Week, April 15, 2019 as “Reconciliation Monday” throughout the Diocese of Bridgeport.
A total of 25 parishes, two or three from each of the nine Deaneries, will offer the Sacrament Read More ››
Vatican City, Apr 14, 2019 / 04:37 am (CNA).- On Palm Sunday, Pope Francis warned against the temptation of “triumphalism,” encouraging Catholics to follow Jesus’s way of humility and obedience exemplified in His Passion.
“Joyful acclamations at Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem, followed by his humiliation. Festive cries Read More ››
DARIEN—More than 250 guests provided extraordinary generosity, while Catholic school students delivered the inspiration at the Spring Gala of Foundations in Education held last night at Woodway Country Club in Darien.
The evening began on the right note when members of the Select Choir of Saint Aloysius Read More ››
WATERBURY—The Second Annual Mountaintop Mass at Holy Land USA, honoring the life and legacy of Venerable Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, will be held April 28, Divine Mercy Sunday.
Auxiliary Bishop Juan Miguel Betancourt will celebrate the Mass, which is cosponsored by the Read More ››
TRUMBULL—St. Joseph High School, southern Connecticut’s premier college preparatory school, is proud to announce that Anna Argulian and Christopher Rossetti are this year’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian respectively.
Anna Argulian has attained the highest academic record among her class and will deliver the Valedictorian’s Farewell Address at the Read More ››
TRUMBULL—Accountability of Church leadership for the abuse crisis was the focus of the second listening session led by Bishop Caggiano and held at St. Joseph High School.
In his update on the diocesan response to the sexual abuse crisis, the bishop said the diocese has taken major Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—The Murphy Center for Ignatian Spirituality Dinner & Award Ceremony Honoring Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will be held on April 12, 2019, in the Oak Room in the Barone Campus Center of Fairfield University. A reception is set for 6 pm with dinner to follow at Read More ››
HARTFORD—Hundreds of Catholics from across the state and beyond gathered at Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford on April 7 for a special Mass commemorating the recent beatification of Blessed Clelia Merloni, foundress of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Archbishop Leonard P. Blair celebrated Read More ››
NORWALK—On May 4, the Diocese of Bridgeport is hosting a Middle School Youth Rally open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students at All Saints Catholic School in Norwalk.
The day will be kicked off by a local, Catholic band who will lead participants in praise and worship Read More ››
TRUMBULL—On Tuesday, March 19, the feast of St Joseph, at the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport it was confirmed that there is a strong appetite for the Pro-life message in the Bridgeport Diocese as well as in the state of Conn.
The St Theresa Trumbull Knights of Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—SHU Journey, an extraordinary six-day residential summer experience of faith education, self-discovery and enjoyment for high school youth, will be held on the university campus from Sunday, June 23 to Friday, June 28.
The university is inviting Catholic high school students from rising sophomores to rising seniors Read More ››
TRUMBULL—The incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney will visit the Parish of St. Catherine of Siena on April 29 and 30, 2019. The Shrine of Ars, France, has entrusted this major relic, which is perhaps the most visual piece of evidence pointing to Vianney’s holiness and Read More ››
BETHEL—More than 150 items that once belonged to various saints will be on display Thursday at St. Mary Church.
The traveling exhibit, called “Treasures of the Church,” features one of the largest pieces of the cross where it is believed Jesus Christ was crucified. Another highlight is Read More ››
DANBURY—For 40 years, David D’Andrea kept a secret from the rest of the world, a secret so dark and spiritually corrosive that it affected his health and led to post-traumatic stress disorder.
When he was 13, he was molested by his parish priest, and although his mother Read More ››
DANBURY — Joseph Cann Sr. soon will be ordained a deacon in the Catholic Church — a special office that gives him limited priestly duties while allowing him to remain a married father of two.
When Cann stands to deliver his first homily in June, it will Read More ››