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Families need prayers, mercy, courage, including from synod,
pope says

July 07, 2015

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador—Even if a pastoral proposal for helping a Catholic family with problems seems scandalous at first, it is possible God could use that proposal to bring healing and holiness, Pope Francis said.

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St. Joseph High School to Induct Honorees into Athletics Hall of Fame

July 07, 2015

TRUMBULL—The St Joseph High School Athletic Hall of Fame 2015 Induction Ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 6 pm, at St. Joseph High School in Trumbull. The ceremony recognizes nine outstanding individuals and one team who were nominated for performing with distinction or having been instrumental in the overall development and success of athletics at St. Joseph High School.

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St. Anthony Parishioners visit Bethel AME in Bridgeport, a Sister Church to Mother Emanuel AME in Charleston

July 05, 2015

FAIRFIELD—Fr. John Baran and a group of 12 St. Anthony of Padua Parishioners in Fairfield demonstrated their prayer solidarity with the victims and families of the Charleston shootings when they attended a prayer service last week at Bethel AME in Bridgeport, sister Church to Charleston AME.

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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

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 or visit

"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: or call 203-375-5887

Join other young adults in the area for a night of fun and inspiration. Fr. Shawn Cutler will give a talk at a local restaurant (location & time TBA) on July 15. Open to all, ages 21-35. For info call 203.798.6923 or email Facebook: Catholic Young Adults of Greater Danbury

by Cardinal Shehan Center on Wed., July 15 from 5:30-8:30 pm at Insports Center, 29 Trefoil Drive, Trumbull. Team entry fee $650 – up to 9 players – men and women. First drink on the house! This is a great organization and great cause for donation. For info contact Lorraine Gibbons at 203.336.4468 or email

, 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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Faith, Freedom and the Founding Fathers

July 04, 2015

Catholic Churches Have Witnessed to Religious Liberty

PHILADELPHIA—As the Fourth of July nears, crowds swell at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, where the Declaration of Independence was signed, and the nearby Liberty Bell.

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Brookfield girl struck and killed by car
“a wonderful, wonderful person”

July 04, 2015

DANBURY—The Diocese of Bridgeport extends its deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of Rebecca Draper Townsend who was struck and killed by an automobile in Danbury on Thursday evening.

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National Shrine Pilgrimage rescheduled

July 01, 2015

Please read Bishop Caggiano’s statement:

BRIDGEPORT—“A few months ago, Pope Francis declared an extraordinary Holy Year entitled a ‘Jubilee of Mercy’.

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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! Catholic Center at 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.

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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.

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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.

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President of the UCCB statement
on gay marriage

June 27, 2015

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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Project Rachel
Healing Ministry

Come begin your healing journey
and experience God’s hope and mercy! Entering Canaan Day of Prayer and Healing, Saturday, July 25, 2015 for women suffering from a past abortion. Spiritual Director, Fr. Sean Kulacz.
For further information or to register
call our confidential phone line
at 203.416.1619
or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Click here to view Patrick Turner
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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