“Due to the generous support from so many wonderful people and local businesses the Cardinal Shehan Center is now only $500,000 away from reaching our goal to raise $2 million for our Capital Campaign,” said Shehan Center Executive Director Terry O’Connor in his spring newsletter.
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The Sisters of Life celebrated the 25th anniversary of their founding on June 1 with a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Patrick’s Cathedral followed by a block party on 51st Street. Over 1,000 people, including laypeople, priests, and other religious men and women, gathered for the community’s joyous jubilee.
Parishioners of Our Lady of Peace Church and other local residents gathered on Saturday, May 21st for a bike blessing followed by a brief ride along the shore and a lunch special at Stanziale Restaurant on Main Street.
“God I know that you are real. Thank you for being in the wind with me even before I ask,” begins the Biker’s Prayer, which was led by Fr. Nick Pavia, Pastor.
Thanks to the hospitality of Father Feszek Szmasek, pastor, and the parish council of St. Paul Parish, Catholics of Indian heritage can celebrate Mass in the ancient Syro-Malabar Rite of India on the second Sunday of the month at 3 pm at St. Paul’s.
The sixth-grade class at Assumption Catholic School, under the direction of teacher Maureen Travers, raised $1,025 for Operation Rice Bowl, an international organization that is committed to helping to create positive change around the world.
On June 1, St. Joseph High School introduced Paul Dudzinski, Class of ‘82, as the school’s new head coach for Boys’ Basketball.
The graduate commencement ceremony at Fairfield University on May 22 conferred an honorary degree on Sister Maureen Fleming, SSND, coordinator of Pastoral Outreach at St. Luke Parish in Westport, for her advocacy for the rights of women and children, and for those in poverty.
Damien, a one-man play written by Aldyth Morris and starring Casey Groves, will be performed Tuesday, June 14, 7:00 pm at. St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church in Brookfield.
Catholic chaplains and veterans remember, honor and pray for the fallen. Memorial Day 2016 falls on May 30, the day it was celebrated for decades after it began as Decoration Day to honor the war dead after the Civil War.
“The Eucharist is not merely a symbol of Jesus. The Eucharist is not just a reminder of Jesus. The Eucharist is not blessed bread,” Father Joseph Marcello told his congregation at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Trumbull. “The Eucharist is Jesus Christ himself: body, blood, soul, and divinity.”
Reading 1. Genesis 14: 18-20
Reading II. 1 Corinthians 11: 23-26
Gospel. Luke 9: 11b-17 (Loaves and Fishes).
The feast of the Body and Blood of Christ used to be called the feast of Corpus Christi, from the Latin words which literally mean the Body of Christ. The feast commemorates not just the Body of Christ but also the fact that it was given up or sacrificed for us. That’s probably why each of the Mass readings features a priest who makes an offering to God.
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A Corpus Christi procession should honor Christ’s gift of himself in the Eucharist, but also should be a pledge to share bread and faith with the people of the cities and towns where the processions take place, Pope Francis said.
Breiana Campbell, Class of 2016 and daughter of Rodney and Charlene Campbell of Bridgeport, has been named a Gates Millennium Scholar.
More than 150 men and women religious recently attended a Consecrated Life Mass and Listening Session with the Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano at St. Luke Church in Westport.