Bridgeport, CT, October 14, 2016 - - Sports fans do you really know sports? Test out your knowledge on October 24th when you and your team compete against other teams of sports fanatics during the 8th Annual “Stump the Schwab” competition to benefit the Cardinal Shehan Center’s After School & Saturday Program.
FAIRFIELD—Fairfield University’s Center for Catholic Studies presents Sister Nancy Murray, OP in a one-woman performance of St. Catherine of Siena: A Woman for Our Times, on Wednesday, November 9 at 7:30 pm. The performance will take place in the Dolan School of Business Dining Room. The 2016 Catholicism and the Arts “Lecture” is free and open to the public.
DANBURY—Sister Clare Fitzgerald, SSND was the keynote speaker at Immaculate High School's first Annual Scholarship Breakfast. She shared her experiences of visiting and working with Catholic school students of all ages and locations, the need for kindness and justice more than ever in today's world.
NORWALK—Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Council 14360 in Norwalk continued their strong relationship with Malta House on October 8 when some Brother Knights did some more painting at the facility and plans are in the works to continue more work in January.
NOTRE DAME High School (Boy's and Girls) Class of 1966 is planning a 50th Reunion for the spring of 2017. If you are interested in working on the Class of 1966 Reunion committee or would like to receive more information, contact the Alumni Office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 203.372.6521 ext. 242.
AL’S ANGELS Holiday Toy Drive needs 10,000 toys this year. If you, your company, retail business, school etc would like to host a toy drive, contact Al Diguido at email@example.com
BRING THE YEAR OF MERCY to a special close by making a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Mass., from St. Marguerite Parish, Brookfield, on Thurs., Oct. 20. Bus leaves the parking lot of St. Marguerite's at 9 am. Luxury bus transportation, gratuities and a box lunch are included in the $60 cost. For more info, contact Mary Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203.775.5117. Visit www.stmarguerite.org for the Trip to Divine Mercy Shrine flyer.
S’MORES AND STARS with Catholic Young Adults of Greater Danbury (CYAD), ages 18-35. Have fun around the fire and enjoy some s’mores while watching the stars on Fri., Oct. 21, 7-10:30 pm at St. Ann Parish, 181 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury. For more info, email email@example.com or join us on Facebook at “Catholic Young Adults of Greater Danbury.”
DIVORCED AND SEPARATED Catholics are invited to join “Hearts Renewed,” a support group for divorced or separated men and women. Meetings are held in Fairfield on the first and third Fri. (Oct.21; Nov 4; Nov. 18) at 7:30. For more info and for directions, call Bette: 203.338.0503 or Peggy: 203.834.1287.
STEPHEN MINISTRY, a one-to-one interfaith lay caring ministry to help people who are hurting, will be holding an introductory workshop at Jesse Lee Methodist Church in Ridgefield on Sat., Oct. 22, from 9 am-1 pm. For more info, call Jack Hughes, Stephen Ministry leader at St. Mary Parish, Ridgefield: 203.655.0054 or go to www.stephenministries.org/workshop.
SEMI-ANNUAL TAG SALE—Thurs., Oct. 20-Sat., Oct. 22 from 9 am–4 pm; Sun., Oct. 23, 11:30 (after Mass) until 12 noon. Donated items may be dropped off at Pilgrim Hall on Tues. & Wed. Oct. 18 & 19, 9 am to 4 pm. Donations may include small furniture items, china, clothing & tools. All donated items must be in good condition and all electronic items must be in working order. No upholstered furniture or mattresses. Lourdes in Litchfield, 50 Montfort Rd., Rte. 118, Litchfield, CT 06759, 860.567.1041.
“SHREK THE MUSICAL”—Lauralton Hall will be presenting "Shrek the Musical" at the Parsons Center, 70 West River Street in Milford on Oct. 21 at 7:30 pm, Oct. 22 at 7 pm and Sun. matinee Oct. 23 at 2 pm. $10, seniors and students, $15 general public. The performers are students from Lauralton Hall, Fairfield Prep, Notre Dame and a few of them are Diocese of Bridgeport, High School Apostles.
PARISH RETREAT—You are invited to attend St. Mary’s Disciples 4 Life Parish Retreat, held on Oct. 21-23, at the Seton-Neumman Center in Danbury, CT! This is a personal retreat, open to all adult men and women. Make this Fall season the one where you not only recharge your spiritual battery but grow ever closer to our Lord and find strength and joy through him. The weekend schedule includes talks on spirituality, reconciliation, the Mass, Eucharistic Adoration and quiet time. Make a decision to change your life today! For more info contact Marilyn Kain at 203.431.0832 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONCERTS IN THE CHAPEL, part of St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Riverside, features “Two Masters of Bel Canto,” on Sun., Oct. 23, at 3 pm with bass baritone John Dominick, and lyric tenor Lawrence Broderick. Tickets: $20; seniors and children, $15. For more info or for tickets, go to www.stcath.org or call 203.637.3689, ext. 322.
GOLF TOURNAMENT—The First Annual Holy Name of Jesus Golf Tournament on Sun., Oct. 23 at Sterling Farms Golf Course, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. 4 Person Scramble Tournament, $600 a team or $150 for an individual. Dinner to follow at Holy Name of Jesus Church. For more info and registration call Parish office: 203.323.4967 or Boga Davidson at 203.803.7411. Click here for flyer.
CARDINAL SHEHAN CENTER’S 8th Annual “Stump the Schwab” – Can Howie Schwab, formerly of ESPN, stump your sports trivia knowledge? Register a team for the Cardinal Shehan Center’s “Stump the Schwab” contest on Mon., Oct. 24, and find out. Check-in and dinner at 5:30 pm; contest begins at 6:30. Location: Cast Iron Chop House (formerly Marissa’s Ristorante) at 6540 Main Street, Trumbull. For more info or to register, call 203.336.4468.
WATERFORD, Ireland—The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus launched a new mission in Waterford, Ireland this August. In reflecting on the sacrifices religious priests, sisters and brothers made in coming to the United States as missionaries, the Apostles felt it only fitting to return this gesture in some small way.
RIDGEFIELD—The St. Mary Catholic Scouts of Ridgefield hosted a Diaper Drive outside of their local Stop & Shop on October 9. The response was amazing. Scouts handed out a small list of items and invited shoppers to add a much needed baby item on to their grocery list and then deposit it in the Pack n Play on their way out of the store.
BRIDGEPORT—“Wear this medal with our gratitude and recognition as an outside sign of what is already in your heart and soul. The medal simply allows the world to know that what they see on the outside already exists on the inside,” said Bishop Frank J. Caggiano to the 160 St. Augustine Medal recipients this afternoon at St. Augustine Cathedral.
BRIDGEPORT—It was a week for gratitude, prayer and celebration! Sunday started on a joyful note when Bishop Frank J. Caggiano cut the ceremonial ribbon on the new 16-suite wing of the Catherine Dennis Keefe Queen of Clergy Residence in Stamford.
NORWALK—Nearly one in seven Connecticut residents is an immigrant, according to a 2015 report from the American Immigration Council. Understanding the law and how to apply basic rights are among the many challenges faced by immigrants.
GREENWICH—The fall sun was shining brightly on the Greenwich Catholic School community as they gathered together at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly expanded and renovated Upper School building on October 10.
BRIDGEPORT—Changing times demand that we re-imagine how we live faithfully in the modern world, which has turned its back on the Gospel,” said Bishop Frank J. Caggiano at last night’s Vespers Prayer Service for members of the parish Strategic Plan Taskforces.
BRIDGEPORT—The Saint Augustine Medal of Service prayer service and awards ceremony will be held at St. Augustine Cathedral on Saturday, October 15, beginning at 1 pm. A reception will follow at Kolbe-Cathedral High School on the grounds of the cathedral campus.
STAMFORD—“We offer our thanks to Almighty God for the gift of this beautiful facility and for the priests that live here, wonderful men who have served us faithfully, generously and quietly for many years, priests that we know well, priests who are dear to us,” said Bishop Frank J. Caggiano yesterday at the Catherine Dennis Keefe, Queen of Clergy Residence in Stamford.
VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis will conclude the Year of Mercy by creating 17 new cardinals, including three from the United States: Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago; Bishop Kevin J. Farrell, prefect of the new Vatican office for laity, family and life; and Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin of Indianapolis.
NEW YORK—The Archdiocese of New York has initiated a voluntary Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program to promote healing and serve as a "tangible sign of the church's outreach and reparation" by providing compensation to victim-survivors of sexual abuse as minors by clergy of the archdiocese.