Bishop Praises Women for “Walking with Purpose”

October 02, 2015

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STAMFORD— “We’re here celebrating the great gift Walking with Purpose is to the church and to the Diocese of Bridgeport,” Bishop Frank Caggiano told 330 women throughout the diocese who gathered at the Italian Center.

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Bishop Caggiano visits Sacred Heart, holds Mass, blesses new gym

October 01, 2015

GREENWICH—Growing up in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y., the future Bishop Frank Caggiano was fascinated by a November ritual of the father of his good friend, Gino.

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Red Mass set for Sunday

September 29, 2015

FAIRFIELD—The 2015 Red Mass will take place on Sunday, October 4,  9 am at the Egan Chapel of Fairfield University, 1073 N. Benson Road, Fairfield, Connecticut. 

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Pope says he left U.S. praying for, impressed by its people

September 28, 2015

PHILADELPHIA—As the American Airlines plane taking him to Rome from Philadelphia took off, Pope Francis said he pictured the faces of all the people he met, and he prayed for them.

Busloads from area attend final Mass.
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MEMORIAL MASS at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church: Fri., Oct. 2, at 7 pm. On the Feast of the Guardian Angels, we will have a special Mass to celebrate the lives of all of our children—living and deceased. St. Marguerite Bourgoeys Parish is located at 138 Candlewood Lake Road in Brookfield, CT.

ANNUAL BLESSING OF ANIMALS, Sat., Oct. 3, at 4 pm in the Grotto Plaza, Lourdes in Litchfield, 50 Montfort Rd., Rte. 118, Litchfield, CT. All pets, large or small are welcome, rain or shine.

FAIRFIELD PEP OPEN HOUSE Sun., Oct. 4, from 2-4 pm. Meet students, faculty, and administrators to learn about Fairfield Prep’s excellent academics and extracurricular offerings. To create an online Prep Admissions Account, visit  and click on Admissions. Entrance exams will be held on Sat., Oct. 17, and Sat., Nov. 14, at 8:30 am. The Jesuit prep school for boys is located at 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. For more info, call the admissions office: 203.254.4210.

LIFE CHAIN, Sun., Oct. 4, Atlantic St., Stamford—in front of St. John's down to Tresser Blvd. (Rain or Shine) 1 - 2:30. The Life Chain is a peaceful witness of prolife Americans praying side by side for an end to abortion for 15 minutes to 1-1/2 hours, holding signs such as: Abortion Kills Children, Adoption: The Loving Option, Pray to End Abortion. It's a faith-filled and satisfying family outing! Parking is available in the lot behind St. John the Evangelist Church. Questions: contact Frank Carpanzano, 203.975.8833 x3004

A LIVING ROSARY, Sun., Oct. 4, hosted by the CT Knights of Columbus at 2 pm in the Grotto Plaza, 50 Montfort Rd., Rte. 118, Litchfield, CT. In the event of rain, the event will take place in Pilgrim Hall.

OUTSIDE ROSARY RALLY in honor of Our Lady of Fatima will be held Sat., Oct. 10, at 12 noon at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Parish, Join us as we gather to say the Rosary at our Blessed Mother Statue in front of the church. For more info, call the parish: 203.775.5117.

- We are having a reunion for all students, nuns, priests, and lay teachers of St. Johns School in Stamford on Oct. 10 at the Basilica of St. John’s in Stamford, starting with 6pm Mass and Dinner & Reception beginning at 7 pm. Spread the word to family and friends, young and old, near and far, the more the merrier. If you, or someone you know is interested email with your first last (maiden) name, contact info (email and home address), and year you graduated. Or you may call Ann Cody at 203.325.3128. Let us know if you would like to join the committee. More details as date draws nearer. 

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Pope: “Encounter Christ” in the faces of the city

September 26, 2015

NEW YORK—An incredible mildness overtook the city, perhaps because Pope Francis—“Papa Francisco” as many called out to him joyfull as he passed—appeared to be everywhere.

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In New York service, pope offers encouragement to men, women religious

September 25, 2015

NEW YORK—During an evening prayer service at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, Pope Francis thanked the nation’s priests, brothers and women religious for their service and gave particular thanks to women religious saying, “Where would the church be without you?”

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Pope to Congress: Stop bickering, world needs your help

September 24, 2015

WASHINGTON—The past, the promise and the potential of the United States must not be smothered by bickering and even hatred at a time when the U.S. people and indeed the world need a helping hand, Pope Francis told the U.S. Congress.

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Esty sounds alarm on climate change at Sacred Heart University forum panelists echo sentiments

September 23, 2015

FAIRFIELD—Dan Esty was commanding, compelling and quite passionate in the message he delivered at Sacred Heart University’s Schine Auditorium Wednesday evening, September 16th—climate change is real, and we must quickly unify under new leadership to make a moral and spiritual commitment to addressing the ecological crisis our world faces.

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Sacred Heart University
to offer new program

September 22, 2015

FAIRFIELD—Sacred Heart University’s College of Health Professions is working with Stamford Hospital to launch a new full-time, 27-month master of physician assistant studies (MPAS) program, with an initial class of 28 students starting in fall 2016, pending accreditation.

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St. Aloysius School takes STEM by storm

September 22, 2015

NEW CANAAN—St. Aloysius School is kicking off the 2015-2016 school year with the implementation of a comprehensive, kindergarten-through-eighth-grade STEM program.

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Scout gathers eyeglasses for Eagle Project

September 22, 2015

NEWTOWN—Kyle Keeping is a scout with Troop 770, which meets at St. Rose of Lima Parish.

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Emmy award winner Paul Piorek joins Greenwich Catholic

September 22, 2015

GREENWICH—Greenwich Catholic School is proud to announce and welcome Paul Piorek as a full-time middle school math and science teacher.

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Bishop reflects on Papal visit

September 22, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—In a few hours I will be traveling to Washington DC to prepare for this extraordinary week of grace and blessings for our Church and country.

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Grand Opening of New Covenant Center

September 21, 2015

STAMFORD—More than 150 invited guests turned out for the Grand Opening of the new location of New Covenant Center last week.

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Celebration to air on Cablevision

September 18, 2015

HARTFORD—The  Synod Celebration Mass will be broadcast on WCCTV Channel 20,  and on Cablevision Channel 84, on Sunday, September 20, from 10:30 am-12:30 pm on both stations.  

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Papal music reflects joy and wonder

September 17, 2015

MONROE—If you are planning to take a walk through the woods along the shores of Lake Zoar, the music you hear may prove to be more than bird songs.

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Diocese of Bridgeport
Catholic Women's Conference 2015

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YOU are invited for a day
of reflection and prayer
on Saturday, November 7th!
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8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Greenwich
1800 East Putnam Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT

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Annual Respect
Life Mass

Sunday, October 18

12 pm at St. Matthew Parish, Norwalk

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