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Notre Dame Receives Two Grants To Support Student Learning; Stem and Arts

FAIRFIELD—Notre Dame High School recently received two grants from Foundations in Education. Foundations in Education is a non-profit initiative created to assist the Diocese of Bridgeport’s ongoing mission to support Catholic education in Fairfield County by supporting innovation in academic and extra-curriculum programs, fostering opportunities for the Read More ››

Parish and School Administrative Staff Explore How to Become “The Welcoming Face of Christ”

BRIDGEPORT—“Speed and familiarity” often get in the way of effective service and ministry, speaker and author Mike Patin said at the Catholic Center this morning.

Speaking to more than 100 parish and school administrative staff as part of a special Formation Day and workshop, Patin said it’s Read More ››

Charity Through Action

“For me it was really the kids,” says Jessica Carroll, explaining why she and her husband Brian agreed to become lay chairs at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Trumbull for the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal. “They are at the age, nine and ten years old, Read More ››

Catholic Education

This week is our national celebration of Catholic Schools Week. It is a special time during which we reflect and celebrate the great gift and enduring mission that Catholic education offers to the children and families entrusted to our care.

In addition to providing a superior education, Read More ››

St. Leo’s Annual “Wish” Tree

After many weeks of collecting donations, packaging presents, and volunteering at Mass, the parishioners of St. Leo Parish delivered over 800 Christmas gifts and hundreds of toiletries to eight different organizations throughout the Stamford area.

The efforts were part of the parish’s annual Wish Tree initiative, and Read More ››

Night in a Box

On November 19, 36 teens from St Jerome Parish in Norwalk gathered for the parish’s fourth annual Night in a Box event. Night in a Box is a homeless awareness project in which TOTAL, the St. Jerome youth group, raises money and collects toiletries for the Open Read More ››

Remote Learning Experience with NASA

In honor of National Distance Learning Week, Greenwich Catholic School 3rd graders in Mrs. Lisa Barbieri’s class participated in a virtual lesson called “The Science of the Sun” courtesy of NASA’s Digital Learning Network.

Streaming from the Goddard Flight Center in Maryland, DLN Specialist Lindsey Jones taught Read More ››

St. Aloysius School Gets Spooky!

By Ellen McGinness
Almost 200 goblins, ghouls, and ghosts marched in the St Aloysius School Halloween parade on Monday. Honoring the longstanding school tradition, upper school students paired up with their lower school “buddies” to march the little ones down Elm Street in New Canaan.

Eighth graders and Read More ››

Polish Harvest Festival

Sylwester Kubisiak & Justyna Moczulski of Stamford carry the Wieniec (Harvest wreath) at the beginning of the 39th Annual Doźynki (Polish Harvest Festival) at Holy Name of Jesus in Stamford.

The event celebrates the Polish Culture and features live music, dancing, traditional Polish food and games for Read More ››

Youngest Graduates!

st_thomas_pre_kCongratulations to the Pre-Kindergarten class of 2016! On June 8, the Pre-Kindergarten students of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School successfully completed the rigorous Kindergarten program and are well prepared as they look forward to starting Kindergarten in September.

The graduation ceremony began with the Pre-K students reciting Read More ››

St. Jude Confirmation

On Saturday, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano confirmed young people from St. Jude Parish in Monroe. Among the parents in the Church was JoMarie Branco who was deeply moved by the ceremony and the Bishop’s homily.

Yesterday I experienced one of the most beautiful Masses in a long Read More ››

Student vs. Faculty Basketball

BETHEL—What a fun (and entertaining!) evening for mid-February at St. Mary School. The eighth-grade students and some recent grads took on the the “old folks:” faculty, parents—even a couple of priests!

In the end, the young ones had their victory, in spite of the clock-keeper’s attempts to “even-up” Read More ››