The below resources have been compiled to address concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), which continues to be a developing situation. The Diocese of Bridgeport is continually monitoring the status of the virus in the Fairfield County community, consulting with health care professionals and experts when appropriate.
With the recent development of cases being identified in Fairfield County, the following precautions are now required to be implemented in our parishes, schools, and institutions. If you have any questions about parish events or liturgies, please contact your parish directly.
Last updated: May 29, 2020
Worship and Prayer Resources
With the help of The Diocesan Leadership Institute, as well as the Office of Faith Formation, these resources have been collected and organized for our parishes, Ministry leaders, and parishioners.
Latest Diocesan Updates
- Bishop Caggiano has announced that beginning May 21st, we will be able to begin the outdoor public celebration of Mass. As of June 13th, parishes will be able to resume public worship inside our church. In those parishes that are ready to follow our established norms, the celebration of weekday Masses, Funeral Masses, and Nuptial Weddings within our Churches may also resume after the weekend of June 13th and June 14th.
- General Guidelines for the Resumption of Public Mass
- Guidelines for the Celebration of Mass Outdoors
- Guidelines for the Celebration of Mass Indoors
- Guidelines for the Reception of Communion
- Campuses remain closed for the remainder of the Academic Year. Catholic Schools continue to deliver quality Catholic education remotely using our personalized learning platforms.
- Catholic Charities is open and continues to provide all services but needs your help.
Messages From Bishop Caggiano
As Christians we know that suffering will always be a part of our life. We understand and accept this mystery at the foot of the Cross of Christ. Yet we also know that the Lord suffered and died so that we might live and share in His victory over fear, suffering, and death itself. We are never alone in our sufferings. Christ is here to lead us along paths unknown to victory and life.
This is the time to do as Jesus commanded: to be brave despite fear, to be sensitive and responsive to the needs of others, and to pray. Especially pray. The health and life of so many now hang in the balance. Pray for miracles both medical and spiritual. Pray for the conversion of many hearts. Pray for an end to this scourge in our midst. Pray that the Lord will see us to safety and renewed life. In Him.
Click here to see all messages from Bishop Caggiano during the COVID-19 Pandemic.