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Pope Francis: Evangelize with a language of merciful love

May 29, 2015

VATICAN RADIO, by Lydia O'Kane-During the course of their Plenary session the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization has been discussing the relationship between evangelization and catechesis and it was on that theme that Pope Francis addressed members of the Council, including its President Archbishop Rino Fisichella. Speaking to them at the end of their session the Holy Father told them that the Church is called to evangelize at a time of great change. But he stressed in order to proclaim the Gospel, the language used needs to be renewed so it can be understood by all who hear it.

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Delegates to vote on final recommendations

May 28, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Delegates will gather to vote on final initiatives and proposals  at the 6th  and last General Session of 2014 Synod this  Saturday, May 30,  at St. Catherine of Siena Parish Center in Trumbull.

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Breakfast of Champions

May 27, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—“This morning, we are here to celebrate the best of news,” said Bishop Frank J. Caggiano in his opening remarks at the Breakfast of Champions, held at the Catholic Center each year to recognize students who display academic excellence and live the values of their faith. In his welcoming speech, Bishop Caggiano called the students “champions, scholars, and role models.”

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Farewell, Sister Mary John O’Rourke, OSU

May 26, 2015

DANBURY—Sister Mary John O’Rourke, OSU, principal of St. Gregory the Great School in Danbury for the past twenty years, went to her eternal reward on May 22 after a courageous battle with cancer. Sister Mary John had been on medical leave and recently announced her plan to retire effective June 30.

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good food, dancing, fun games and raffles at Our Lady of Fatima School, 225 Danbury Rd., Wilton on Sat., May 30 at 6pm in the gym. Adults only.  Get your ticket for $30,000 Tuition Raffle!  $25pp, BYOB. Dinner dress attire. For info email:

AUDITIONS FOR MALE ROLES IN WEST SIDE STORY at Sacred Heart Academy, 265 Benham St., Hamden on Sat., May 30 from 12noon-4pm. Prepare 16 bars of a song from the show, be ready to learn a dance combination, and plan on staying the entire time. Open to male actors ages 13-18 and enrolled in high school for the fall. For info contact the Director, MaryLee Delaney at The production will run Nov. 6 and 7 at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven.

TAG & BAKE SALE at St. Patrick Parish, Redding Ridge (Rt 58) on Sat., May 30 from 8:30am-4pm. Gently used treasures for all ages. Boutique items, designer purses & jewelry, folk art and country decor, name brand NEW clothing, housewares, furniture, toys, sports equip., small electronics & more. Delicious home-baked goods. For info call 203-938-2253

"The Rosary of our Lives” with Amy Ekeh on Sat., May 30 at Saint Margaret Shrine, 2523 Park Ave., Bridgeport beginning with 8:15am Mass, breakfast, then talks, discussions, meditations, and lunch. The day concludes at 2:30pm. $25pp; bring a rosary or one will be provided if you do not have one. Click here for flyer. RSVP to Gina Donnarummo at 203-416-1446 or To register, mail check, made payable to: “Office of Faith Formation,” Attn: Gina, 238 Jewett Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06606.

YOUTH LEADERS MEET WITH BISHOP CAGGIANO - Bishop Caggiano calls "Leaders of the Youth" meeting at St. Luke Parish, June 2 from 7-9pm.  We had a great turnout last year and now we need a follow-up! What is going on? Where are we going? Don't miss the boat!  Food, fellowship with other youth leaders, guest speaker Sr. Clare Matthias CFR and updates from Bishop Caggiano on: Synod progress and opportunities for involvement of our youth at the September 19th Synod Closing Mass at Webster Bank Arena, including important info on special youth service initiative that will give witness to all gathered and those in the secular world that we are a church of mercy, love and action!  Click here to sign up.

on Tues., June 2 at Mill River Country Club, 4657 Main St., Stratford starting at 11am rain or shine.  Click here for details and to register

to be held on June 2 at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Wilton at 7:30pm. For info email Looking for a deeper relationship with God? Grow in faith? What is Cursillo? Find out at Cursillo of Fairfield County

CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF AMERICAS Court St. Cecelia #735 holding their monthly meeting Tues., June 2 at 6:30pm at Sterling House Community Center, 2283 Main St., Stratford. Please bring unwrapped items for a baby shower for a local charity. For info call call Regent Lorraine Faiella at 203-377-3295.

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Patrick Turner discusses upcoming Synod General Session

May 26, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—We are just a few days away from our final general session, where we'll be voting on initiatives that will shape the future of our Diocese.

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Serra Club supports vocations

May 26, 2015

FAIRFIELD—The Serra Club, an international organization dedicated to promoting and nurturing vocations to the priesthood and religious life, has a new chapter.

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Catholic Youngsters March
in Memorial Day Parades

May 25, 2015

BROOKFIELD—At the Memorial Day Parade in Brookfield, Handy Dandy Handyman Ministry (HDHM) sported its own float with family in tow. A fun day was had by all.

TRUMBULL—Students from St. Catherine of Siena School in Trumbull gather before marching as a group in Trumbull's Memorial Day Parade on May 25, 2015 (view larger photo).

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Living Water: Father Emil Kapaun,
‘Shepherd in Combat Boots’

More than six decades later, Bill Funchess recalls how
in a Chinese POW camp the priestly Medal of Honor winner modeled Christ's love to all, regardless of faith.

May 25, 2015

CLEMSON, S.C.—“Would you care for a drink of water?”

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Vigil of Pentecost Mass
with Bishop Caggiano

BRIDGEPORT—All Ecclesial Movement, Apostolic Societies, Fratnerities & 3rd Orders. Bishop Frank J. Caggiano invites all members and all those who wish to attend, to a special Mass on the Vigil of Pentecost, tonight, Saturday, May 23 at 6:30 pm at St. Augustine Cathedral, 359 Washington Avenue, Bridgeport. 

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Bishop will ordain Deacon Class
of 2015

May 22, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will ordain six men as deacons for the Diocese of Bridgeport on June 13 at 11 am in St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Fairfield.

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Two men to be ordained transitional deacons

May 22, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Late June will see the ordination of two young men as deacons on their last step before ordination to the priesthood.

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Red Noses for a good cause
at Assumption School

May 21, 2015

FAIRFIELD—More than 200 students, teachers and administrators at Assumption School in Fairfield wore red noses Thursday as part of Red Nose Day, to raise money to fight hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world.

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C4Y auditions are underway!

May 20, 2015

WILTON—When Mary Bozzuti Higgins accepted the job as director of the diocesan youth choir, she probably did not realize that in addition to molding young singers into concert ready performers, she would also have to fill the role (at least initially) of “chief recruiter.” (click for video)

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Music events planned at St. Emery

May 20, 2015

FAIRFIELD—St. Emery Church will hold its Third Annual Guest Artist Day on May 31 at the 9 am Mass, according to parish music director Anthony Procaccini.

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Church needs women's voices, input, experiences, pope tells religious

May 19, 2015

VATICAN CITY—Women can be appointed heads of some offices of the Roman Curia, Pope Francis said, but that will not be enough to "recover the role" women should have in the Catholic Church.

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Carl Anderson and the Knights of Columbus has received Notre Dame’s 2015 Evangelium Vitae Medal

May 18, 2015

INDIANA—The University of Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture has awarded the 2015 Evangelium Vitae Medal to Carl A. Anderson and the Knights of Columbus.

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

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

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