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Christ is Hope! Happy Easter!

April 20, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—Enjoy these photos from The Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass celebrated by Bishop Caggiano at St. Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport. The liturgy began with with the lighting of the Paschal Candle outside of the Cathedral. Holy Saturday was also the day that Elected Catechumens and candidates (new Catholics) from the parish received their sacraments from Bishop Caggiano.

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Pope's Easter Message

April 20, 2014

VATICAN—Pope's Easter Message: "Christ is hope and comfort to the Christian communities suffering most for their faith on account of discrimination and persecution ... is close to all human situations of suffering and injustice"

"Vatican City (Agenzia Fides)—"If Jesus is risen, then—and only then—has something truly new happened, something that changes the state of humanity and the world."  

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In Rome's Colosseum,
Pope, thousands reflect
on world's injustices

April 19, 2014

ROME—Seated atop a hillside overlooking Rome's Colosseum, Pope Francis presided over the nighttime Way of the Cross, joining thousands of people gathered in prayer.

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Bishop Leads Living Stations
of the Cross

April 17, 2014

STAMFORD—A large gathering joined Bishop Caggiano on Good Friday as he led the Living Stations of the Cross in Stamford. The procession started at Cummings Park and the faithful processed to St. Mary Church on Elm Street.

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1ST ANNUAL STROKE SYMPOSIUM & HEALTH SCREENING at St. Vincent’s Medical Center on Wed., Apr. 23. Talk 10am-12Noon; Screenings 12Noon-2pm in Hawley Conference room, Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center. Discuss Stroke Basics, Life after Stroke and Stroke Prevention. Lunch provided. Professional program 5:30–7:30pm includes a buffet dinner. Seating limited. For professional program call (203) 576-5440. For the public program call 1-877-255-7847.

OUR JOURNEY TO PENTECOST held Thursday evenings Apr. 24-June 5 at St. Andrew Parish,  435 Anton St., Bridgeport. We are not lost sheep after Easter Sunday. Jesus says "I am the way, and the truth and the life". Jesus offers you peace. Join us as we study scriptures that lead to Pentecost Sunday.  All welcome! Invite friends.  For info call (203) 374-8118.

LECTURE: SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH IN THE YOUNG Thurs., Apr. 24 from 6:30-7:30pm in the St. Vincent’s Hawley Conference Center, Level 4 of the Cancer Center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport. SCD may be prevented with awareness and effective screening. Most recent research findings, effective risk detection, diagnosis and treatment discussed. For info or to register call 1-877-255-7847 or online Open to all.

CURSILLO ULTREYA held Apr. 24 at St. Mary Parish, Bethel at 7:30pm. For info contact Jeanette at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For info on Cursillo go to:

“LES MISERABLES” the Tony Award winning story of redemption and love presented by Immaculate High School, 73 Southern Blvd., Danbury on Apr 24, 25 and 26. Shows 7pm; Sat. matinee 1:30pm. Tickets:

CATHOLIC SINGLES (age 21 & over) SINGLES MINGLE CHARITY EVENT on Thurs., Apr. 24 at Iron Bar, 713 8th Ave at W45th St., NYC (few blocks off Times Square) from 6:30-10pm. The Catholic Fellowship & team up for this fundraiser to benefit Food for the Poor Charity. $20pp. For info email Toan at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Click here for flyer. To purchase tickets online use discount code "FELLOWSHIP" at

ST. MARY’S RECITAL featuring Judith Malafronte, mezzo-soprano, David Hughes, piano, BOULANGER & CO.:  Parisian music of the fin-de-siècle on Fri., Apr. 25 at 7:30pm at St. Mary Parish, 669 West Ave., Norwalk;

13TH ANNUAL SPRING AUCTION to benefit St. James School to be held Sat., Apr. 26 from 6pm-Midnight at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 200 Shelton Rd., Trumbull.  Appetizers, silent auction, full buffet dinner by Vazzy’s of Bridgeport, coffee & dessert, BYOB and cash bar, DJ and dancing! Tickets $50pp click here for reservation form. Cash, check and credit cards accepted for Auction purchases.

OPEN HOUSE AT CAROLINE HOUSE on Sat., Apr. 26 from 11am-1pm 574 Stillman St., Bridgeport. Tour our facility and learn about the many ways you can get involved to help the women and children of Caroline House. Volunteer opportunities for all ages! For more info call (203) 605-2728 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)Click here to register.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER for St. Joseph Youth Group, Brookfield on Apr. 27 at 8am or 9pm at Applebee's Restaurant in Danbury.  Tickets $8pp or $25 per family of four or more, available after Sunday Mass. Proceeds go to youth group retreats. or (203) 775-1035

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Ladies luncheon
honors Sister Magnetti

April 17, 2014

GREENWICH—Nearly 300 guests turned out at Greenwich Country Club for The Fourth Annual Ladies Luncheon to benefit the Catholic Academies of Bridgeport.

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Bishop celebrates first Chrism Mass in Bridgeport

April 16, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—The procession into St. Augustine Cathedral lasted almost ten minutes as more than 300 priests and deacons of the Diocese of Bridgeport attended the first Chrism Mass celebrated by their new bishop.

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Renovated organ set for Holy Week liturgies

April 15, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—When Bishop Frank J. Caggiano celebrates the liturgies of Holy Week, the newly-restored organ at St. Augustine Cathedral will provide suitable accompaniment to these solemn and joyous occasions.

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Bishop Caggiano leads the Stations
of the Cross on Palm Sunday

April 14, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano led the Stations of the Cross, followed by Benediction at the statue of the Pieta, at St. Margaret's Shrine on Palm Sunday, April 13.

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Pope Francis ignores prepared Homily in Palm Sunday speech

April 13, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP)—Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice.

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Pope praises police-church network to stop trafficking, meets victims

April 10, 2014

VATICAN CITY (CNS)—Meeting four victims of human trafficking, dozens of religious sisters and senior police chiefs from 20 countries, Pope Francis praised their coordinated efforts to fight against a "crime against humanity."

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St. Mary’s athletes break records

April 09, 2014

DANBURY—Five League records were broken at the April 6 Danbury Parochial League track meet, held at Immaculate High School, and four of them were from St. Mary School!

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Stations of the Cross and Benediction

April 07, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—On Palm Sunday, April 13, the Stations of the Cross, followed by Benediction at the statue of the Pieta, will be at St. Margaret’s Shrine.

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Danbury, Newtown Catholic school leaders promoted

April 05, 2014

DANBURY—Kathleen Casey, president of Immaculate High School, has been named assistant superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Bridgeport.

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Sacred Heart Senior Published in New Haven Magazine

April 03, 2014

MONROE—Senior Jessica Venable's essay "Manual Labor" is published in this month's New Haven Magazine in their "High School Confidential" issue.

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Pope says married couples called
to be icons of God's love

April 03, 2014

VATICAN CITY—Through the sacrament of matrimony, married couples are called to be living icons of God's love in the world, Pope Francis said; and when they fight—and all couples do—they don't have "to call the United Nations," but find simple words and gestures to say they are sorry.

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You’ve been ‘flocked!’

April 02, 2014

MONROE—The St. Jude flamingo FUNraiser kick off is officially underway!

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Jesus Walk to Calvary
(Contemporary Stations of the Cross)
by Marlane Tubridy

Canonization of Two Popes: A Blog Series

The canonizations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II April 27 will mark a historic moment for the Catholic Church. Read posts from scholars and theologians that explore the meaning of their lives and contributions.

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