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A Friend of God

|   By Thomas Hicks
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Msgr. John Sanders died January 6, 2019 (Feast of the Epiphany).

John Sanders was always known as the priest who played with the Duke Ellington Band. His relationship with Duke Ellington went much deeper than that.

Here are some words Duke Ellington wrote about John Sanders: “John Sanders Read More ››

Liturgy as Source and Summit

BRIDGEPORT—”Liturgy as Source and Summit” will be the focus of Leadership Institute workshop set for Saturday, February 9, 8:30 a.m. at Trinity High School, 926 Newfield Ave, Stamford.

The ministry enrichment gathering is designed for liturgy coordinators, liturgy committee members, ministry coordinators, liturgical ministers, priests, deacons, seminarians, Read More ››

What are our real priorities?

The bishops’ retreat began last night here at Our Lady of the Lakes Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois with over 280 bishops in attendance. The first talk was given by Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the Papal Retreat Master, who will lead our retreat. His opening remarks were excellent, Read More ››

Governor-elect to Visit New Covenant Center

STAMFORD—In advance of Connecticut Governor-Elect Ned Lamont’s Inauguration on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, he will be visiting Catholic Charities of Fairfield County’s program, New Covenant Center, on Sunday, January 6.

The Governor-Elect chose the 40-year-old food insecurity program in Stamford in recognition of providing over 600,000 meals Read More ››

What does Jesus mean to me?

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Yesterday began a period of intense prayer and personal reflection for the coming feasts of the Christmas season. It is the traditional time when many cultures began their Christmas novena, ending with the celebration of Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. Another sign that these days are Read More ››

St. Theresa Youth Give Back

TRUMBULL—St. Theresa Church in Trumbull recently launched its new youth group comprised of 13 high schoolers committed to serving God through charitable works in the community. Under the guidance of Karen Lannigan, director of youth ministry at St. Theresa, and Father Brian Gannon, pastor, the goal Read More ››