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The Blessings We Share

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For a very long time I found it puzzling that of all the holidays that we celebrated as a family, the one that my father loved the most was Thanksgiving Day. It appeared strange in part because there is no comparable holiday in Italy. Growing up, Read More ››


St. Augustine medal award recipients

Saint Mary Parish, Bethel: Mr. Eric & Mrs. Kathleen Keener
Nominated by Reverend Corey Piccinino, Pastor

Saint Mary School, Bethel: Ms. MaryGert McCollam
Nominated by Mr. Greg Viceroy, Principal

Blessed Sacrament Parish, Bridgeport: Ms. Ina Mariano
Nominated by Reverend Joseph J. Karcsinski, Parochial Administrator

Blessed Sacrament Parish, Bridgeport: Ms. Balbina Ortiz
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A Celebration of Education

BRIDGEPORT—“How delighted we are to be celebrating these wonderful students,” said Holly Doherty-Lemoine, executive director of Foundations in Education.

Bishop Frank J. Caggiano and Foundations in Education hosted the annual “Leaders of Tomorrow” breakfast reception for students, their parents and donors on Thursday, November 8 at the Read More ››

The Many Faces of Poverty

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In the Webster’s online dictionary, the word “poverty” is defined as “the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions”. This definition reflects the modern world’s understanding of poverty, seen solely in material terms. However, for those who Read More ››

St. Rose Hosts Documentary Screening

|   By Eliza Hallabeck | The Newtown Bee
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NEWTOWN—St Rose of Lima Church hosted a film screening of Lessons from a School Shooting: Notes from Dunblane and a discussion, on October 22.

A description on the film’s website,, explains, “Following the Peabody Award-winning Newtown documentary, Lessons from a School Shooting: Notes from Dunblane depicts Read More ››

Quick Wins in Faith Formation

BRIDGEPORT—“We’re not watering down formation by using digital methods,” said Rose-Talbot Babey, director of parish engagement for the Diocese of Bridgeport. “The expectation is still high.”

The Office of Faith Formation for the Diocese of Bridgeport hosted a “Quick Wins for Faith Formation” session on October 26, Read More ››

N.D. celebrates seniors

FAIRFIELD—Notre Dame Fairfield Girls’ Soccer celebrated the accomplishments of their Senior players on Saturday, October 20th before their last regular season home game against Norwich Free Academy. Prior to the game, the five seniors and their families were announced during a pre-game ceremony. Speeches were read Read More ››

Blessing of Animals

NORWALK—The Blessing of Animals has become a much anticipated and favorite tradition at St. Matthew Parish in Norwalk to commemorate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi and commend our beloved pets to the protection of our heavenly Father.

Beginning at 3 pm last Sunday (October7) in Read More ››