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Synod First General Session:
A time for asking tough questions

September 20, 2014

TRUMBULL—The first General Session of Synod 2014 came to a close this afternoon after seven hours of tightly formatted presentations and discussions about the challenges and opportunities facing the Catholic church in Fairfield County.

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350 Synod delegates commissioned at prayer service

September 19, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano officially commissioned more than 350 delegates to Synod 2014 at a Vespers Service on Friday night at St. Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport.

“Bless the members of the Synod and give them gifts of wisdom, understanding, knowledge and fear of the Lord. Commission them to go forth and be the new prophets of your divine plan for the Diocese of Bridgeport,” Bishop Caggiano said during the Prayer of Commissioning.

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  • Assumption Parish, 98 Riverside Ave., Westport on Mondays & Wednesdays from 8am-5pm and Thursdays at 7:30am. (203) 227-5477
  • St. Vincent's Medical Center Chapel from 7am-4pm on Sept. 26. Open to all faiths. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed throughout these times.

PUB THEOLOGY with Fr. Lynch held at Walrus + Carpenter Smokehouse Pub, 2895 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport from 6:30-8:30pm on last Wednesday of each month. Next meeting Sept. 24. Each gathering we will look at a different part of the Mass and explore the reason why, the meaning of prayers and their source. Come be surprised at what we discover. Age 21 & over. Call St. Ann Church (203) 368-1607, or on Facebook page: St Ann Black Rock

40 DAYS FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN from Sept. 24-Nov. 2.  In addition to 40 days of peaceful prayer and fasting for an end to abortion, please consider volunteering to pray outside of the Summit Women’s Center in Bridgeport for one or more hours during the 40 days, and help to spread the word to others about this important life-saving effort. To participate in the Summit Women’s Center prayer vigil, your parish Respect Life Coordinator or designate should contact Christine Murphy (203) 438-4866.

NEW BIBLE STUDY STARTING on Sept. 24 at St. Edward the Confessor Parish - OPEN TO ALL - 21 Brush Hill Rd., New Fairfield, CT from 7-8:30pm for 8 sessions.  "Mary - A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother" 8-part DVD/book study. $35pp includes: binder with study questions, outlines and rosary. Refreshments served.  For info or to register contact Carol Zinser at (203) 746-4270 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)Click here for flyer.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP for those grieving the loss of a loved one - a series of ten weekly meetings begins Wed., Sept. 24 from 4-5:30pm at St. Stephen’s Church in Trumbull. For info and to register call the Parish Office (203) 268-6217

9-WEEK BEREAVEMENT JOURNEY WORKSHOP begins Wed., Sept. 24 from 7-9pm at St. Anthony's Book & Gift Shop, 142 Main St., Derby. Healing for grieving persons, both men and women. $10 per session includes workbook. For info or to register call (203) 888-3390. Space is limited.

PIECING TOGETHER AUTISM DIAGNOSIS - A Listen & Learn Lecture with Jennifer Lee, MD and Susan Dieterich, PhD at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Thurs., Sept. 25 from 6:30–7:30pm, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport, Cancer Center/Hawley Conference Center 4th floor.  Q & A session will follow and refreshments served.  For more info or to register (877) 255-7847 or register online at

YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE! If you want a better understanding of our faith, and a deeper relationship with God, join us for The Bible Timeline Study at St. Stephen Parish, 6849 Main St., Trumbull beginning Thurs., Sept. 25 at 7pm. For info or to register call Parish Office at (203) 268-6217 or speak with one of our priests. $20pp for materials.

NEW BIBLE STUDY BEGINNING at St. Jude Parish, 707 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe on Fri., Sept. 26 at 9:30am. All welcome as we study St. Paul’s Letters from Prison. This is an adult study. $20 for materials. For more info call Mary Beth Rauser at (203) 261-6404

with guest speaker His Eminence, Pietro Cardinal Parolin, Secretary of State, Holy See at Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus, NYC on Fri., Sept. 26 from 12noon-6pm and dinner at 8pm at the Park at St. Bart’s and Sat., Sept. 27 starting with 8am Mass with conference from 9am-6pm. To register & schedule info go to Contact Robert Nalewajek, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); (888) 448-4788.

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Bishop Caggiano meets with his priests

NORWALK—Bishop Frank Caggiano believes that the best way to facilitate communication is to meet face-to-face.

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Preschool opened in Norwalk

September 18, 2014

NORWALK—Room to Grow Preschool of Catholic Charities has announced the opening of its second location in Norwalk at 139 West Rocks Road, behind All Saints School.

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“Religious Liberty after Hobby Lobby” is topic of Red Mass Breakfast

September 17, 2014

FAIRFIELD—The biennial diocesan Red Mass for members of the legal profession will be celebrated on September 28 at 9 am in the Egan Chapel of Fairfield University.

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Father Hribsek, former pastor
of Holy Cross Parish

September 16, 2014

FAIRFIELD—Father Aloysius Hribsek, former pastor of Holy Cross Parish in Fairfield, died on the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross, September 14, in Stamford Hospital. He was 92 years old.

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Bishop says service of First Responders is “victory of love”

September 13, 2014

DARIEN—At the 13th Annual Blue Mass, which was celebrated this morning on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, Bishop Caggiano reminded those in attendance that September 13 is the anniversary of the day a New York construction worker uncovered the cross that would become “a sign of hope and encouragement” to the country after the terrorist act of 9/11.

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“House of Hope” Food Drive to help Veterans and the underserved

September 12, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—St. Vincent’s Health Services and Aquarion Water Company are launching the 4th Annual “House of Hope” Food Drive, running from September 15 until November 14 to help reduce hunger throughout the Greater Bridgeport area.

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Progress for Trinity Catholic football in 2014

September 11, 2014

STAMFORD—Donny Panapada is proud to be a member of the FCIAC football head coaches fraternity.

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Bishop announces reorganization
of diocesan offices to prepare
for change and renewal

September 09, 2014

NORWALK— Bishop Frank J Caggiano told a gathering of more than 500 lay leaders, pastors and synod delegates that it is important to “get the diocesan house in order” as the 350 delegates of Synod 2014 begins their work to help plan for the future of the Catholic Church in Fairfield County.

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Ribbon cutting at St. Mark's

September 09, 2014

STRATFORD—St. Mark School began their 50th anniversary year with much to celebrate on September 4, the school held its playground ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Windows to the Soul: Fr. Giuliani’s icons
to be featured in Rome exhibit

September 04, 2014

ROME—Fr. John B. Giuliani, a major American artist and priest of the Diocese of Bridgeport, will be featured next week in an exhibit at the Gallery of Contemporary Sacred Art in the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo in Rome.

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Cathedral Academy Volunteer
is "Hometown Hero"

September 04, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—Stephen Mac McLaughlin is better known as Mr. Mac to the students at the St. Augustine upper school campus of Cathedral Academy in Bridgeport.

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Aiming to form amazing parishes

September 03, 2014

DENVER—Some 500 Catholic leaders and their pastors from across the United States met recently at the first-ever Amazing Parish conference in Denver to brainstorm and swap ideas about improving parish life.

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