MONORE—As a reminder that God is always near, especially in times of trouble, our parishes are going to great lengths to provide parishioners with spiritual fulfillment.
Father Henry Hoffman, pastor of St. Jude in Monroe and Father Jim Bates, parochial vicar began offering a new way for Read More ››
GREENWICH—A Greenwich parishioner who is ill and under quarantine wrote this beautiful prayer and asked that Fairfield County Catholic print it anonymously. The writer reports deeply missing receiving Jesus in the most Holy Sacrament, and attending Mass, and wrote this prayer after looking out the window.
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DANBURY—Many of our pastors and parish priests have been keeping up with their parishioners through letters, posts and emails. The following reflection is from Father Chris Ford of St. Gregory the Great in Danbury!
Late last week, I received a call from the hospital asking me to Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—On Monday, March 30, The Thomas Merton Center was informed that due to the program’s collaboration with Sacred Heart University’s College of Health Professions, the program had been selected to receive the College of Health Professions 2020 Community Partner Award in recognition of contributions to the Read More ››
WILTON—While cases of COVID-19 continue to rise and opportunities for face-to-face learning become comprised, schools around the diocese and across Connecticut have had to adjust both their standard curriculum and their approaches to teaching. A majority have had success transitioning to distance learning, though Our Lady Read More ››
BROOKFIELD—Antoinette Gloria Bosco, 91, of Brookfield, died peacefully in her home on March 20, 2020 with her devoted daughter, Margee Minier by her side. She was born in Rome, New York on September 18, 1928, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Sgambellone) Oppedisano of Albany, Read More ››
WESTON, MA—There was a ray of light and hope at Pope Saint John XXIII Seminary amidst the darkness and confusion that has been surrounding the world lately. On the evening of March 24, in conjunction with sung Evening Prayer, nine men who have dedicated themselves to Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—In order to inform and console the faithful throughout the Diocese of Bridgeport who are temporarily unable to avail themselves of the Sacraments of the Catholic Church and having a “desert experience,” Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has asked pastors to distribute the following Frequently Asked Questions Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—The demand for food resources at Catholic Charities of Fairfield County has increased 50 percent in recent weeks and may double because of the COVID-19 crisis, according to Executive Director Michael Donoghue.
The three soup kitchens that serve the county have seen a significant rise in demand Read More ››
STRATFORD—While virtual open houses and online campus tours are common practice among universities, they are rare among elementary schools. However, during these unprecedented times, a Catholic elementary school in Stratford found themselves in the unknown territory of live stream marketing.
St. Mark School in Stratford recently hosted Read More ››
TRUMBULL—Clear skies and light winds made Tuesday the perfect day for an inspiring mission of hope and healing—abroad a Cessna 172. Accompanied by the Blessed Sacrament encased in a monstrance and a statue of the Blessed Mother, Father Brian Gannon, pastor of St. Theresa Church in Read More ››
DARIEN—Pastors from all over the diocese are issuing letters and reflections to their faithful in this time of trial. One pastor, Father Frank Hoffmann of St. John Parish in Darien, issued the following letter to his parishioners!
Dear Parishioners of St. John Church,
How do I start this Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—These are unsettling times. Life has changed in an instant and in order to protect ourselves and those around us we have had to give up things that are important to our weekly lives. This includes attending Mass. During the Lenten season, our churches are usually Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—Online giving and other funding methods will become increasingly important over the coming weeks as parishes feel the significant negative and lasting impact of the Coronavirus on their finances.
The Bishop said that many people want to continue to contribute to their parish and help others during Read More ››
MONROE—In a recent online article, the Holy Father has reminded us of the value of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, particularly in a time of crisis: “I encourage the faithful to draw near sincerely to the mercy of God in Confession and to pray especially for those Read More ››