Entering the Desert

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As we contemplate the figure of Saint John the Baptist during this second week of Advent, his place in the desert can give us much to reflect upon. For it seems that in our own age, the Lord is guiding us into the desert (or otherwise Read More ››


Making Time to Prepare

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As we enter the holy season of Advent that seeks to prepare us for Christmas, we may wish to consider adopting a particular spiritual practice that can prepare our minds and hearts for the coming holy days of the Lord’s Birth. My experience has been that Read More ››

PBS Premiers New Movie on Faith

RIVERSIDE- SACRED, a movie that explores faith as a primary human experience, will have its national PBS telecast on Monday, December 10, 2018, at 10:00 PM on Channel Thirteen (WNET). St. Catherine of Siena in Riverside’s parishioner Bill Baker served as the film’s executive producer. It has been Read More ››

Adoption builds families

|   By Ellen McGinness
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BRIDGEPORT—For 102 years, Catholic Charities of Fairfield County (CCFC) has provided services for expectant parents and adoptive families. Over the last century the program’s core focus has remained the same: to help those who choose to build their family through adoption, and to help the expectant Read More ››

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
Nominated by

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 ››