Pope on Ash Wednesday:
Mercy Involves Generosity

February 10, 2016

VATICAN CITY—For Pope Francis, mercy is something that ought to be expressed in concrete acts of service and in sharing one’s goods with the poor, which was a key tradition during jubilee years throughout Scripture.

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Immaculate Sophomores thank Religious Women

February 09, 2016

DANBURY—On Tuesday, February 2, the Catholic Church closed the “Year of Consecrated Life.” The students in Miss Gina Donnarummo’s religion classes watched the documentary “For Love Alone” which describes the life of various religious communities of women sharing what it means to be a bride of Christ.

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Danielle Rose to Perform at Catholic Underground

February 06, 2016

Also: Click here to read Paul Chu's interview with Danielle Rose

Listen to Danielle's song "Pursue Me"

BRIDGEPORT—Catholic recording artist Danielle Rose will perform at the next CATHOLIC UNDERGROUND evening set for Saturday, Feb. 13, 7:30 pm at Saint Ann Parish, Bridgeport.

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CATHOLIC UNDERGROUND evening will take place Sat., Feb. 13, at Saint Ann Parish, Bridgeport. The evening will begin at 7:30 pm with Eucharistic Adoration, prayer, praise and worship music and the availability of Confession followed by a performance by Catholic recording artist Danielle Rose. All are encouraged to attend. For more info, contact Evan Psencik, coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Formation: epsencik@diobpt.org.


“COME AND SEE” if you are being called to a vocation in the Secular Franciscan Order. The Secular Franciscan Holy Spirit Fraternity invites everyone to St. Emery Parish, Fairfield, on Sat., Feb. 13, at 9:30 am. Fr. Milan Dimic will celebrate Mass, followed by a social and business meeting. All are welcome! For more info, call Pat Heile, OFS: 203.255.8801 or pheile5713@aol.com.


A DAY WITH MARY—a FREE Marian Eucharistic Day Retreat. A free one-day retreat offered by the Franciscan friars of Sat., Feb. 20 at Our Lady of the Assumption in Fairfield. The day starts at 8:45 am and includes Sat. daily Mass, Confession for those who wish, Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Marian Procession, recitation of the Rosary, conferment of the Brown Scapular and the Miraculous Medal, a Fatima video, and preaching by the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate. The day ends at 3 pm. Pre-registration is not required. All ages are welcome. Please bring a bag lunch and invite your friends! More information and video: www.daywithmarywest.org or visit us on Facebook at Day with Mary - West: Griswold!


GREAT SHEEHAN TRIVIA CONTEST to benefit the Shehan Center will be held, Tues., Feb. 23, at the Holiday Inn, 1070 Main St., Bridgeport. Time: 5:30 pm registration & cocktails; 6:15 dinner; 7 Trivia Contest. For more info and for tickets, call 203.336.4468 or email Terry: tjo@shehancenter.org.


CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS of Greater Danbury (ages 18-35) meets at the Newman Center (off the campus of Western CT State University) #7 8th Ave., Danbury on Tues., Feb. 23, 6:30-8:30 pm, Lenten Talk on "Mercy" with Fr. Jeff Couture, Newman Center chaplain.


MARIAN LADIES at St. George Parish, Bridgeport, will have a Lenten Retreat on Wed., Feb. 24. The day will begin with Mass in the chapel at 9 am. All are invited. For more info, call 203.261.8020.


NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING (NFP) starts at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Danbury, Tues., Feb. 26, and continues on Sat., April 1 and Fri., April 29, 7-9:30 pm. It takes a full series of three classes to learn the method. For more info, contact Adrienne and Al Keogler: a.keogler@att.net. To register or for more info about NFP, visit the Couple to Couple League International: www.ccli.org


CASINO NIGHT to benefit the Shehan Center will be held Sat., Feb. 27, at The Inn at Longshore, 260 Compo Road S., Westport, from 7–11 pm. For more info and for tickets, call 203.336.4468 or email Terry: tjo@shehancenter.org.


THE 13th ANNUAL 30 HOUR FAMINE will take place on Sat., Feb. 27-Sun. Feb. 28. The 30 Hour Famine is sponsored by World Vision. Every year, upwards of 200 teens from 20 local schools and over 18 faith communities fast for 30 hours and raise money to fight world hunger both globally and locally. This year local teens will join in this fight during which time they fast, pray, serve, play games and raise money. They collect food to stock Norwalk’s Manna House and Open Door shelter. They do service projects around Fairfield County throughout the course of the day. Please join us. We begin at 9 am with a walk from St Jerome Church to St Philip Church in Norwalk; stay together at St. Philip through the night and break our fast at 10 am Mass on Sun.


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Uplift the World

CONVIVIO, a worldwide high school congress, was introduced to the U.S. in 2010 by the Diocese of Bridgeport.

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Teens to Fast 30 Hours to Fight Hunger

February 04, 2016

NORWALK—St. Philip Parish will again be participating in World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine during the weekend of February 27-28.

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Christian Music Pioneer and TV Host John Michael Talbot coming to Monroe

February 04, 2016

MONROE—Christian music legend, best-selling author and host of The Church Channel’s popular TV show “All Things Are Possible”, John Michael Talbot, is coming to St. Jude Church for three special evenings, April 25, 26 & 27, 2016.

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St Joseph High School Students Sign National Letters of Intent

February 03, 2016

TRUMBULL—St Joseph High School located at 2320 Huntington Tpke. Trumbull, Connecticut is pleased to announce senior student athletes who signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at a press conference.

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National Catholic Schools Week!

February 03, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2016 is January 31-February 6.

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CAPP holds educators breakfast
in March

February 01, 2016

FAIRFIELD—Thomas W. Burnford will be the keynote speaker at Sacred Heart University’s Eighth Annual Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice (CAPP) Educators’ Communion Breakfast on Sunday, March 13. His talk is titled “Why I Send My Kids to Catholic School.”

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Catholic Art in the Style of Norman Rockwell

February 01, 2016

NEW HAVEN—Whether you’ve seen many or just a few of his scores of paintings and illustrations primarily for the cover of Saturday Event Post, you’ll easily remember and identify Norman Rockwell’s work.

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Bishop Reflects on Jubilee of Mercy

January 29, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—In this video Bishop Caggiano reflects on the celebration of the  Jubilee Year of Mercy in the diocese and the importance of responding to the call of Pope Francis to welcome God’s mercy into our own lives.

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Sweet Somethings

January 28, 2016

STRATFORD—St. Mark School recently conducted a school-wide collection of “goodies” for the men and women serving in the Armed Forces in Kuwait.

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Appeal provides funding to implement Synod Renewal

January 28, 2016

GREENWICH—Serving the needy and reaching out to evangelize the young and those who have left the Church were very much on the mind of speakers who gathered last night at the reception to launch the Annual Catholic Appeal in the Greenwich area.

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A Brush and A Smile: St. Matthew Norwalk Knights of Columbus Paint Rooms at Malta House

January 27, 2016

NORWALK—In a continuing relationship that has blossomed over the years, Knights of Columbus Council #14360 at St. Matthew Parish has helped out Malta House since 2010, mostly with fix-it and painting projects.

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Sacred Heart junior named finalist in National Chase the Race 2016 Competition

January 27, 2016

HAMDEN—The Academy is proud to announce that Abigail Kelly ’17 has been selected as one of twelve in the nation as an Envision Chase the Race 2016 finalist.

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