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Celebrating the Fraternas

March 31, 2015

TRUMBULL—The Marian Community of Reconciliation (MCR), commonly known as the Fraternas, celebrated the 24th anniversary of their founding with a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Catherine of Siena Church on Wednesday, March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation. Bishop Frank J. Caggiano was principal celebrant and Father Joseph Marcello, pastor of St. Catherine’s, was the homilist.

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St. Matthew Knights of Columbus Bring New Meaning to Outreach Week!

March 31, 2015

NORWALK—As the Knights of Saint Matthew Church celebrated their Orderwide Outreach Week; one of the Diocese of Bridgeport’s most active councils inspired many thru a variety of projects all designed to help those in desperate need. St. Matthew Council #14360 in Norwalk had it’s most active week in the seven and a half year history of the Council!

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Diocesan Retreatants
"visit" with St. Paul

March 30, 2015

STRATFORD—Snow and freezing rain did not hold back over 100 people who gathered at Our Lady of Peace Parish, Stratford on March 28 for the Diocesan Lent retreat which focused on the life of Saint Paul. The retreat began with morning Mass celebrated by the pastor Father Nicholas Pavia. His homily focused on Saint Paul which set the stage for the retreat. 

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New Diocesan Youth Choir announced

March 25, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has announced plans for the formation of a Diocesan Youth Choir that will sing in large diocesan liturgies with the bishop and at prayer services and other select performances.

The choir will draw students from grades 8-12 throughout the diocese. Auditions are expected to begin this spring.

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ON SALE NOW THROUGH APRIL 15! ST. PHILIP DAY AT THE RED SOX - Join us for fun and baseball on Sat., Aug. 1 Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays. $75pp for a ticket to the game plus round trip transportation to and from Norwalk to the stadium. Contact Michael Szarpa at 203-984-6529 or email by April 15.

ON SALE NOW THROUGH MAY 2 - FAIRFIELD PREP $25,000 TUITION RAFFLE can be used for any K-12 schools, colleges or universities, located and accredited in the U.S, or to pay college loans! 1,000 tickets sold @ $100 each, drawing Sat., May 2 at 10:30pm at Alumni Hall on the Fairfield University campus. Need not be be present to win. Tickets at FP Development Office Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm or call (203) 254-4237 or email More info at:

at St. Rose of Lima Parish, 46 Church Hill Rd., Newtown presented by the Mystery Players High School Students of Immaculate Heart Central High School on Wed., Apr. 1 at 7:30pm. The sanctuary is the stage for a powerful presentation with special lighting, music, pantomime, and para-liturgical readings. Meditation and contemplation on the death and resurrection of Jesus is the central mystery in the prayer life of the Catholic Church. Please be advised that small children may be frightened due to the nature of the play. Admission free. For info:

presented by St. Vincent’s Healthy Hearts on Wed., Apr. 1 with Dr. Clive Robinson at 7pm in the Hawley Conf. Room, level 4 of the Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care, St. Vincent's Medical Center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport. Presentations are free and open to the public. Q & A to follow talk. Light refreshments served. No registration is necessary. Call 1-800-255-7847.

BEAREVEMENT PROGRAM - A ten week program open to all starting Wed., Apr. 1 at Our Lady of Peace Parish, 10 Ivy St., Stratford for those grieving the loss of a loved one. The group will meet from 7-8:30pm on various Wednesdays. Register by calling the parish center office at (203) 377-4863, ext.10. Workbooks will be provided; there is no cost.

TENEBRAE SERVICE at St. Mary Parish, Norwalk on Wed., Apr. 1 at 8pm sponsored by St. Cecilia Society featuring The St. Mary’s Schola Cantorum and The St. Mary’s Student Schola. For info

by St. Mary Youth, 25 Sherman St., Bridgeport on Apr. 2 at 7pm. Youth will lead in prayers, praises and music.  All are invited – open to public. (203) 334-8811,

40 DAYS FOR LIFE PRAYER GATHERING Please join the 40 Days for Life Bridgeport Committee at 10am on Good Friday, Apr. 3 at the Summit Women’s Center, 3787 Main St. in Bridgeport to pray "The Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion".  Please RSVP to Christine Murphy at to ensure we have enough booklets for each participant.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS AT SHRINE OF LOURDES in Litchfield, 50 Montfort Rd., Rte. 118, Litchfield, CT on Good Friday, Apr. 3 at 11am, 12:15pm, & 3pm. For details go to:

LENT FISH DINNER sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Cabrini Council 4096 on Fri., Apr. 3 from 4-8pm at St. Andrews Church Hall, 395 Anton St., Bridgeport including: Baked fish, French fries, Cole slaw, and macaroni and cheese for the children as an alternative meal. Cost: a free will donation. Open to the public, all are welcome. 

- Attention all Catholic Young Adults of Fairfield County CT! Stop by our weekly Bible study on Sat., Apr. 4 at 10am, St. Theresa Parish, 5301 Main St., Trumbull in the Parish Center. Never been to a Bible study? No worries - no Bible study experience necessary. Walk-ins welcome! Light refreshments served. For info email

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Immaculate freshman wins Club Z! achievement award

March 31, 2015

DANBURY—The results are in and the local Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Annual Achievement Award turned out to be a huge success!

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New England Girls Champs!

March 31, 2015

FAIRFIELD—St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School JV Girls Basketball team won the C.Y.O. New England Championship on March 29. 

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World-wide Knowledge

March 31, 2015

DANBURY—Knights of Columbus McGivney Council #29 in Danbury held its Fifth Annual Regional Catholic Geography Bee on March 28, with 19 students representing eight schools (Our Lady of Fatima in Wilton, St. Mary in Ridgefield, St. Joseph in Danbury, St. Peter in Danbury, St. Gregory the Great in Danbury, St. Mary in Bethel, St. Joseph in Brookfield, and St. Rose of Lima in Newtown).

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St Joseph High School Students Take the Penguin Plunge for Connecticut Special Olympics

March 26, 2015

WESTPORT—More than sixty St. Joseph High School students and faculty members braved the stormy weather, cold waters and low tide of Long Island Sound on March 14  at Compo Beach in Westport for the annual penguin plunge to benefit the Connecticut Special Olympics.

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Teens gather for Praise and Pizza

March 26, 2015

BETHEL—Praise and Pizza was a hit once again!

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Chess masters celebrate win

March 26, 2015

NEWTOWN—Members of the St. Rose of Lima School Chess Team participated in the CT Association of Schools Chess Tournament in March at CH Booth Library in Newtown.

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Catholic School Standouts

March 23, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—While the country immerses itself in March Madness, local sports fans have much to be proud of here in Fairfield County.

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Mother Dolores Hart says “love” animates contemplative life

March 22, 2015

FAIRFIELD—“Kick the devil” in the backside and begin loving those who are close to you and the many more you meet in everyday life, Mother Dolores Hart told more than 200 in attendance at the 7th annual Educators Communion Breakfast at Sacred Heart University.

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Bishop outlines “principles”
for implementing Synod initiatives

March 21, 2015

TRUMBULL—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano called for a commitment to “substantial and lasting change” as he outlined seven guiding principles for implementing Synod recommendations in parishes and ministries throughout the Diocese of Bridgeport.

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Health Fair informs employees

March 20, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—A Benefits and Health Fair was held on March 19 at the Catholic Center for all diocesan employees.

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Bishop forms new Vicariate
for Bridgeport

March 19, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has announced the creation of a sixth vicariate in the Diocese of Bridgeport.

Click here to read the bishop's letter.

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4th Synod General Session
set for Saturday

March 19, 2015

TRUMBULL—“Best Practices and Models of Ministry” will be the focus of The 4th General Session of 2014 Synod set for this Saturday, March 21, at St. Catherine of Siena Parish Center in Trumbull

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22nd Annual White Mass
and Breakfast

honoring health care professionals
Sunday, April 12, 8:30 am
at St. Aloysius Church in New Canaan

The Mass is open to the public
All healthcare workers and their guests
are invited to attend the White Mass.
Brunch tickets: $35.

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For tickets, contact Debbie Charles:
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"Don't Jump" Campaign Challenges Physician-Assisted Suicide

An important message regarding the Physician Assisted Suicide Bill from Bishop Caggiano

Jesus: Walk to Calvary
Listen and watch this beautiful Lenten
meditation in words and music
on the Stations of the Cross.
Marlane Tubridy of Easton,
a parishioner of Notre Dame Parish,
performs her original composition
of profoundly spiritual music
and reflections.

Contest for the Year
of Consecrated Life!

To celebrate the Year
of Consecrated Life,
we are sponsering a contest
for age groups:
K-Gr. 4, Gr. 5-8 and High School.
Prizes $50-$200 gift cards!

Click here
for details.
Contest begins February 13!

World Youth Day
Krakow, Poland
July 22-August 1, 2016!

Bishop Frank Caggiano invites the youth
and young adults (ages 15 1/2-35)
of the Diocese of Bridgeport to join him
on a pilgrimage of a lifetime.


Scholarships available.
For info email Julie Rodgers at:
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or call 203.416.1449

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