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Rosary for 9/11

On Sunday, September 11th, Fr. Michael Clark led a group of 30 people in reciting the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary in remembrance of all who lost their lives on 9/11 and their families. Continue reading →

‘Heart to Heart’ in Adoration – Saturday, Sept 24th

‘Heart to Heart’ Evening of Prayer and Praise, 6:30 PM Holy Name of Jesus Church in Stamford – Join us as we kick off a season of Eucharistic Revival in the Diocese of Bridgeport with Fr. Malachy Napier, CFR. Continue reading →

Advent by Candlelight – Saturday, December 3rd, 6:30

Please save the date for our next beautiful ladies’ event. Advent by Candlelight will be an evening of friendship, joy and peaceful reflection as guests dine by candlelight. Continue reading →

Rosary 5:30 PM each Wednesday

At 5:30 PM each Wednesday, all are invited to pray the Rosary before the Missa Cantata. Whether permitting, the Rosary will be prayed in Our Lady’s Grotto. Continue reading →

Mass Intentions for 2023

Beginning at 9:00 AM on Monday, September 19th, the Mass Intentions Book for 2023 will be opened. Continue reading →

Online Giving

Online giving to the Guild is now possible! We have been working hard behind the scenes on a number of IT projects, not least of which is the capacity to receive donations online. Continue reading →


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WHAT: St. Vincent’s Medical Center and Aquarion Water Company are launching the 12th Annual “House of Hope” Food Drive with a blessing and ribbon cutting ceremony. Running until November 16, 2022, the House of Hope aims to help reduce hunger throughout the Greater Bridgeport area by addressing food insecurity.

BACKGROUND: In an effort to fight hunger with healthy foods, the organizers ask specifically for donations of nutritious, non-perishable, non-expired items. Last year more than 10 tons of food were donated and organizers hope to meet or surpass that total this year. The House of Hope Committee is taking a step beyond simply collecting food by attempting to educate both recipients and donors alike about healthy food choices. Suggestions for healthier food donations are listed on the back of all flyers supporting the drive.

WHO:

  • William M. Jennings, SVP & Fairfield Region President, Hartford HealthCare
  • Donald J. Morrissey, President, Aquarion Water Company
  • Bill Hoey, Vice President, Mission Integration, Fairfield Region, Hartford HealthCare
  • Peter Fazekas, Director, Communications, Aquarion Water Company
  • George Logan, Co-Chair, 2021 House of Hope Committee (Aquarion)
  • Ann Gorton, Co-Chair, 2021 House of Hope Committee (St. Vincent’s)
  • Representatives from Recipient Organizations: Bridgeport Rescue Mission (Bridgeport) | Healthy Choices for Seniors (Bridgeport) | Port 5 Naval Veterans (Bridgeport) | Spooner House (Shelton) | Sterling House (Stratford) | The Thomas Merton Center (Bridgeport)

WHEN: Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 11:00 AM

WHERE: House of Hope at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, in front of the Cancer Center entrance
2800 Main Street | Bridgeport, CT 06606

Message from our Leadership

Dear Fellow Serrans and Followers,

When my wife, Anita, and I travel to Rhode Island, we often attend a church in Bradford, only 10 minutes from our house there. The church is St. Vincent de Paul parish. For all of the times that we have attended Mass there,

I have never known much about the history of this saint….whose feast day is the 27th of this month. I decided to learn. Continue reading →

From The Editor

This months edition is focused on Priesthood Sunday. Say a Prayer for your Priests. Continue reading →

Igniting the Faithful Atarts with a Spark

Welcome to the Serra Promotion And Resource Kit (SPARK!) Brought to you by the U.S. Council of Serra International. SPARK is a free online collection of best-practices tools in religious vocation ministries-as curated from parishes, dioceses, and religious orders around North America. Continue reading →

Deacon Daves Corner

Jesus told the crowd that anyone who wants to be His disciple needs to renounce their possessions. Too many limit His command to their material possessions which is too narrow of an understanding of what Jesus is asking of us. Continue reading →

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I am outraged that a public school assistant principal should express anti Catholic sentiments.

As the Connecticut State President of The Ancient Order of Hibernians, we stand firmly for the constitutional protection of religion and the personal rights of all Americans.

While most Americans trust that our children are safe and protected while attending public schools, recently this trust has been betrayed by those who would indoctrinate our children.

All parents must be engaged and constantly vigilant against those teachers, administrators, and school boards who would disrespect our American values. There should be zero tolerance for promoting prejudice in our schools through policy or design.

This Greenwich Assistant Principal should be fired, as he is unworthy of the trust bestowed to him.

Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Please join us for our free annual stroke symposium, open to the public, to learn about stroke risk factors, treatment and prevention. You will also hear a patient testimonial journey from a stroke survivor. A live Q&A with our panel of experts will follow the presentations.

Enjoy free refreshments, parking, lunch and giveaways. Participate in an on-site stroke screening and learn more about our community partners to live a healthy life.

The annual stroke symposium will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport, CT in Hawley Conference Rooms on Level 4. To register, please call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373) or visit stvincents.org/events.

Contact
Jocelyn Maminta
Director, Multimedia, Fairfield Region
860.637.3815 (mobile)
jocelyn.maminta@hhchealth.org

WASHINGTON—Bishop David P. Talley of Memphis, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, has shared the statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago, Catholic co-chairman of the National Catholic-Muslim Dialogue.

Full text of Cardinal Cupich’s statement, “Catholics in the United States Stand in Solidarity with Our Muslim Neighbors,” follows:

“In light of the tragic loss of four Muslim lives in Albuquerque this past week, I affirm the Archdiocese of Santa Fe’s statement that ‘the Catholic community stands in support of our Muslim brothers and sisters during this time of crisis.’ As chairman of the national Catholic-Muslim dialogue, I have been blessed to walk on the journey of dialogue and friendship with our Muslim neighbors from around the United States. We join you in your sorrow and promise you a remembrance in our prayers.

“In his encyclical Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis highlighted an important observation of the Bishops of India: ‘The goal of dialogue is to establish friendship, peace and harmony, and to share spiritual and moral values and experiences in a spirit of truth and love’ (271). May all people of good will work together to deliver our communities from all forms of violence so that we might enjoy the gift of God’s peace.”