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Pope’s visits to Cuba, U.S. to highlight families, charity, tolerance

July 01, 2015

VATICAN CITY—In word and deed, Pope Francis will take his vision of a Catholic’s approach to family life, parish life, charity, economics, immigration and good governance to Cuba and the United States during a September 19-27 visit.

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Alleluia! Yale University promotes Catholic Music and Liturgy

June 30, 2015

NEW YORK—Anyone who has taken an art history course knows that the Renaissance was inspired by Catholicism. Beginning in the late 13th century, great artists began making religious paintings and sculptures that culminated in the works of Michelangelo and Leonardo.

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Change in Civil Law does not reflect understanding of Sacramental Marriage

June 29, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—“Last week’s Supreme Court decision reflects rapidly shifting attitudes in our secular American society. However, it does not change the teachings of the Catholic Church or its understanding of sacramental marriage.

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Knights deliver breakfast…
and a message of family

June 29, 2015

NORWALK—On June 14, St. Matthew Council #14360 hosted its Second Annual Family Communion Breakfast at St. Matthew Parish for over 180 guests. Besides the wonderful food provided by Zody’s 19th Hole in Stamford, the guest speaker delivered some treats of her own. Sister Lucie Monast of Notre Dame Convalescent Home in Norwalk delivered a wonderful talk on respect and family.

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CURSILLO OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY
—open to all on July 2 at St. James Parish, Stratford beginning 7 pm. For info email Anne Marie at amromano@att.net. Want to deepen your faith? We were not meant to walk our faith-life alone. What is Cursillo? Go to: www.cursillo.org/bridgeport



SHARE (Sacred Heart Adult Religious Education)
is a certificate program in Catholic Studies is intended to assist adult Catholics and help them understand their faith and empower them to put it into action. To register, mail a check, made payable to "Office of Faith Formation" to: Office of Faith Formation, attn: Gina, 238 Jewett Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06606.  For info contact Gina at SHARE@diobpt.org or 203.416.1446. LITURGY OF THE CHURCH on Mondays July 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 10 am-12 noon. Dr. Joan Kelly will lead us on a four-week celebration of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy. Promulgated by Pope Paul VI on December 4, 1963 the renewal of the liturgy was the first document written at the historic Second Vatican Council!  In this course you will be engaged in a thorough historical overview of the sacred signs and symbols that manifest the glory and pageantry of Catholic ritual! Held at Notre Dame Catholic High School, 220 Jefferson Street, Fairfield. Cost $140pp



CARNIVAL
at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 4 Riverside Ave., Riverside, CT July 7-11.  Tues. & Wed. 6-10 pm; Thurs., Fri. & Sat., 6-11 pm. Lots of foods, rides, a dunk-tank, a 50/50 raffle and raffle for 2015 BMW 228i! Live entertainment nightly, bracelet nights Tues., Wed., and Thurs. Admission free. Come for a great family outing. Click here for flyer. For info call 203.637.3661 or www.stcath.org



WORLD-WIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER—
Give your marriage a well deserved vacation. Plan to go on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend and come back with a marriage that is refreshed and full of energy! If you’d like to make your marriage even more special than it already is, consider this weekend which is a positive, simple, common sense private experience between husband and wife that revitalizes marriage. A weekend away renews the romance and excitement you experienced during your dating days. A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend will help you enjoy life with a new closeness to each other and with God. July 10-12 in Manchester, CT.  For info or to register contact Paul and Kim Gilbert at 860.376.0440 or meweekend@gmail.com or visit www.wwme.org.



SUMMER SCRIPTURE STUDY OPEN TO ALL
"Finding God in Fragile Places"  Saturdays, July 11- Aug. 22, 9:30-11:00 am. Cost of $15 includes study materials. Held at St. James Parish in Stratford; not far from beach! For info email Betsy Redgate at: bredgate.stjamesparish@gmail.com or call 203-375-5887



THE FEAST OF LA VIRGEN DEL CARMEN
, the patroness of Chile, will be celebrated on Sunday, July 19, at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Bridgeport with a 12:30 pm Mass, traditional music, folklore and food sponsored by the Chilean community. All are invited; the Mass will be celebrated Spanish. For more info, call the parish: 203.333.2147.


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President of the UCCB statement
on gay marriage

June 27, 2015

Read related CNS item "USCCB president calls Supreme Court ruling on marriage 'tragic error'"

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court decision, June 26, interpreting the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex "marriage" "is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us," said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

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Father Carl Dennis McIntosh!

June 27, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—An overcast day could not keep Deacon Carl McIntosh from smiling.

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“A Priest’s Priest”

June 26, 2015

GREENWICH—Monsignor William A. Genuario was buried today from St. Catherine of Siena Church in Greenwich, where he had been pastor from 1987-2004.

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Carl McIntosh to be ordained
this weekend

June 25, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—On June 27, at 11 am in St. Augustine Cathedral, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will ordain Carl Dennis McIntosh to the priesthood for the Diocese of Bridgeport.

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Msgr. William Genuario, former pastor of St. Catherine of Siena, Riverside

June 24, 2015

STAMFORD—Msgr. William A. Genuario, former pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Riverside, died the morning of June 24 at the Catherine Dennis Keefe Queen of Clergy Residence in Stamford.

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Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry serving New Canaan moves into new home

June 24, 2015

STAMFORD—The "new" New Covenant House is now officially open in its new home at 174 Richmond Hill Avenue in Stamford, according to Executive Director John Gutman.

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First Grade!

June 24, 2015

SHELTON—If you want to know why Catholic Schools are special, take a look at this video of the First Grade Class of Miss Jaime Peterson at St. Lawrence School in Shelton.

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Bishop Caggiano reflects on “Forgiveness” after Charleston

June 23, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—One of the most powerful ways we can evangelize in the name of the Lord Jesus is to forgive those who have hurt or betrayed us.

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Catholic Young Adults groups
gather for a social in Stamford

June 22, 2015

STAMFORD—On June 19th, Catholic young adults gathered at Brother Jimmy's BBQ in downtown Stamford for an evening of fellowship and socializing.

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People express heartache,
outrage as they mourn shooting victims

June 22, 2015

WASHINGTON—The tragic taking of nine lives at a historically black church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, brought an outpouring of solidarity, compassion and sorrow from around the country.
 

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Two men ordained transitional deacons

June 19, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano ordained seminarians Eric Silva and Philip Lahn Phan as transitional deacons on June 20 at St. Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport.
 

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Read encyclical on care for creation with ‘open heart,’ pope asks world

June 18, 2015

VATICAN CITY—Appealing to the entire world, Pope Francis urged everyone to read his upcoming encyclical on the care of creation and to better protect a damaged earth.

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discuss our Synod Closing Mass
in Webster Bank Arena!
9,000 faithful will gather in celebration,
worship, and praise!

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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.

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for a message from Bishop Frank


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



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