Monthly Newspaper • DIOCESE OF BRIDGEPORT
NEW HAVEN—As the United States confronts the COVID-19 pandemic, the Knights of Columbus is asking its vast volunteer network of approximately 1.25 million U.S. members to help ensure that essential needs are met in communities from coast to coast.
For some individuals, buying essentials or leaving their Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—Sacred Heart University’s Alumni Association is hosting weekly discussions on Facebook Live for parents, educators and administrators about successfully homeschooling children during this time of self-isolation.
Michael Alfano, dean of SHU’s Isabelle Farrington College of Education, moderates the talks with education professionals every Thursday at 11 am Read More ››
NEWTOWN—St. Rose of Lima Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Donna Rahtelli travelled to all 17 of her students’ houses yesterday, April 1, to put a Math lesson in chalk on their driveways.
“Parents are telling us that the children were thrilled to look out their windows and see their Read More ››
NORWALK—During this time of uncertainty, many of our parishes are stepping up to meet a need wherever that may be. St. Matthew Parish in Norwalk recently raised money for parishioners who expressed a need.
Through Our Sunday Visitor, which serves Catholics and Catholic organizations globally through publishing, Read More ››
SHELTON—Rayna Salemme has a special ministry, a ministry that provides physical healing and spiritual healing. As parish nurse at St. Margaret Mary Church, she offers free consultations and health education at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has upended lives and caused anxiety.
Working with pastor Father Read More ››
VATICAN CITY—As national and local governments have been issuing stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Pope Francis asked people to pray for and assist those who are homeless.
He offered his morning Mass March 31 for those who are homeless “at a Read More ››
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.
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 ››
(Editor’s note: The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live our lives and how we worship God. Few can recall churches ever being closed, except during the worldwide outbreak of the Spanish Flu more than a century ago when public Masses were suspended. And yet 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 ››
Below is the full text of Pope Francis’ address during the extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing he delivered while praying for an end of the coronavirus.
“When evening had come” (Mk 4:35). The Gospel passage we have just heard begins like this. For weeks now it has 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 ››