Bishop says Synod is all about people

August 28, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—As the Diocese awaits the Synod Mass of Thanksgiving and Celebration on September 19, at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has offered this reflection on the Synod and what it means in the lives of the faithful throughout the Diocese.

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“Immigration & the Church Today”
on the plate for Red Mass Breakfast

August 28, 2015

FAIRFIELD—The 2015 Red Mass will take place on Sunday, October 4, 9 am at the Egan Chapel of Fairfield University, 1073 N. Benson Road, Fairfield, Connecticut.

Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will celebrate and be the principal homilist at the Red Mass. Fairfield University will host this year’s event and University President, Rev. Jeffrey P. von Arx S.J. will be in attendance.

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Family prayer time can start with small, simple gestures, pope says

August 27, 2015

VATICAN CITY (CNS)—Parents who juggle packed work and family schedules deserve a Nobel Prize in mathematics for doing something not even the most brilliant scientists can do: They pack 48 hours of activity into 24, Pope Francis said.

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Katrina odyssey brought many blessings for New Orleans priest

August 25, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (CNS)—Like many of his brother priests, Father Dennis Hayes decided to take his chances and stay put as Katrina teased the Louisiana coast, hoping the storm's Category 5 fury would spare his parish of St. Louise de Marillac in Arabi.

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– 12-session program over nine months will begin at St Jude’s Parish in Monroe on Sept. 9. Will meet Wednesdays from 2:30-4 pm in the Social Hall. Sessions will be held twice a month Sept thru November and then once a month the rest of the year concluding in May. Registration is required. For more info or to register, call the parish office at 203.268.8418.

sponsored by the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) leaves from NY from Sept. 11-19. For info and reservations call Josephine Lifrieri 800.993.7763 or email:

A TAG SALE will be held at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church on Saturday, Sept. 12, 8 am-6 pm St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church is located at 138 Candlewood Lake Road in Brookfield. There will be many “treasures” to be found including household items, children's books, toys, games, handmade items, Christmas decorations, small furniture, working electronics, vases, and much more!

REGISTER NOW FOR THE 5TH ANNUAL ALUMNI AND FRIENDS 5K RUN—On Sept. 12 at 10:30 am. Kids Fun Run a 10 am. Please register by Sept. 2, 2015, a registration fee of $25 includes Alumni Run T-shirt, no fee for Kids Fun Run. To pay online visit or mail registration and check to: David Scrivines: Boys Cross Country Coach, St. Joseph High School, 2320 Huntington Tpke., Trumbull, CT 06611 (checks made payable to St. Joseph High School)

PERFORMING IN CONCERT KRISTA ADAMS SANTILLI at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Ave., Stamford on Sun., Sept. 13 at 4 pm. Open to the public. Tickets $75pp with reception to folllow in Church Hall.  Proceeds benefit the church. Click here for flyer. For info or to purchase tickets call 203.968.1234.

POLKA MASS AND PARISH PICNIC at Holy Cross Parish, Fairfield, on Sun., Sept. 13 starts with Mass at 11 am. Live entertainment all day by the Polka Quads of PA starting at noon. Slovenian & American foods. Beverages include cold beer, wine & sodas. Specialty desserts made by the ladies of the parish. Children’s games & crafts, and raffles. Rain or shine. Indoor and outdoor seating. Free admission. For more info, call the parish office: 203.372.4595.

MASSES OF HEALING AND HOPE—Charismatic Renewal Services announces the following special Mass of Healing and Hope with Fr. Larry Carew, Mon., Sept. 14, at 7:30 pm, Christ the King Church, 4700 Madison Ave., Trumbull. For more info call 203.268.8253.

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Father Nichalas Calabro,
former pastor of St. Roch Parish

August 26, 2015

GREENWICH—Father Nicholas J. Calabro, former pastor of St. Roch Parish in Greenwich, died on August 24 in Stamford Hospital following a long illness. He was 73 years old.

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Protests against Planned Parenthood across state

August 24, 2015

STAMFORD—#ProtestPP is a coalition of pro-life groups that called for a National Day of Protest on August 22, 2015 at Planned Parenthood facilities all across America.

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Penitential path: Theologians discuss promise, pitfalls of process

August 24, 2015

VATICAN CITY (CNS)—The discussion at last year's extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family was lively—some media coverage made it sound like a battle—and a new book from the Pontifical Council for the Family shows the debate continues.

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St. Thomas More Food Drive

August 21, 2015

DARIEN—Members of the St. Thomas More Youth Group collected over 700 cans and more than 50 boxes and jars of food during its recent parish food drive for New Covenant House of Hospitality in Stamford—and they had fun doing it! Before delivering the food to NCH, they made a miniature St. Thomas More Church.

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Cardinal O'Malley urges support for Senate Bill
to defund Planned Parenthood

August 21, 2015

WASHINGTON—Federal funds should be reallocated so women can obtain their health care from providers that do not promote abortion, Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, archbishop of Boston, said in an August 3 letter to the U.S. Senate.

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Sacred Heart University to host
Dan Esty for talk on climate change

August 20, 2015

FAIRFIELD—Pope Francis’ call for Stewardship with Dan Esty, Hillhouse Professor at Yale University and former Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will be hosted at Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, on Wednesday, September 16, at 7 pm.

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Televised Mass offers a preview
of the Diocesan Youth Choir

August 19, 2015

PROSPECT, CT—People throughout the state will get a preview of the new Diocesan Youth Choir (C4Y) this Sunday (August 23) on the “Celebration of the Eucharist” Television Mass on Cablevision 12 (Channel 84 at 5 am and 10 am) and on WCCT-TV Channel 20 at 10 am.

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Fanning the Fire

August 17, 2015

NEWTOWN—This weekend hundreds of young people throughout the first had an opportunity to deepen their faith at the 10th Annual Fan The Fire Youth Rally for High School teens held at St. Rose of Lima Parish on Saturday.

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Chilling with Chili: St. Matthew Knights Chili Cook-Off raises money for Charity

August 17, 2015

WESTPORT—On a day when chill worked with chili, St. Matthew Council 14360 in Norwalk hosted their inaugural “Chili for Charity Cook Off” event on August 9th at Saugatuck Sweets in Westport.

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Bishop Caggiano's reflection
on Our Lady, Mary, the Mother of God

August 14, 2015

WASHINGTON—Yesterday I traveled to the Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Washington, NJ to celebrate Mass as part of their 98th anniversary celebration of the apparition of Our Lady to the three children of Fatima.

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Diocesan Statement on Court’s Decision

August 13, 2015

HARTFORD—The Diocese of Bridgeport welcomes today’s decision by the Connecticut Supreme Court to abolish the death penalty.

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This weeks success story:
Handy Dandy Handy Men

August 12, 2015

BROOKFIELD—Read the account below about Peter Brady, “Boss Man” of the Handy Dandy Handy Men (and women), who recently performed yet another public service, volunteer project.

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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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