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“Religious Liberty after Hobby Lobby” is topic of Red Mass Breakfast

September 17, 2014

FAIRFIELD—The biennial diocesan Red Mass for members of the legal profession will be celebrated on September 28 at 9 am in the Egan Chapel of Fairfield University.

The Mass and the breakfast reception are being hosted by Father Jeffrey von Arx, S.J., president of Fairfield University.

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Father Hribsek, former pastor
of Holy Cross Parish

September 16, 2014

FAIRFIELD—Father Aloysius Hribsek, former pastor of Holy Cross Parish in Fairfield, died on the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross, September 14, in Stamford Hospital. He was 92 years old.

Father Hribsek, who lived at the Catherine Dennis Keefe Queen of Clergy Retired Priests’ Residence since 1996, served as pastor at Holy Cross Parish for twenty-three years. 

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Bishop says service of First Responders is “victory of love”

September 14, 2014

DARIEN—At the 13th Annual Blue Mass, which was celebrated this morning on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, Bishop Caggiano reminded those in attendance that September 13 is the anniversary of the day a New York construction worker uncovered the cross that would become “a sign of hope and encouragement” to the country after the terrorist act of 9/11.

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OPEN TO ALL:

BIBLE STUDIES - NEW FALL STUDIES BEGINNING!
YOUTH GROUPS


PRAYERS FOR PEACE - OPEN TO ALL:

  • Assumption Parish, 98 Riverside Ave., Westport invites all to stop in to pray for Peace on Mondays & Wednesdays from 8am-5pm and Thursdays at 7:30am. For info (203) 227-5477
  • St. Vincent's Medical Center Chapel - Adoration Prayer for Peace from 7am-4pm on: Sept. 18 & 26. Open to all faiths. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed throughout these times.

BEREAVEMENT PROGRAM - A ten week program at Our Lady of Peace Parish, 10 Ivy St., Lordship/Stratford starts Wed., Sept. 17 from 7-8:30pm for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Registration required. Call parish office at 203-377-4863, ext.10 for questions or to register. Workbooks provided.


"DINNER WITH A CAUSE" presented by St. Catherine of Siena Social Justice Committee invites you to this event through which we introduce area organizations that are supporting the principles of social justice.  This dinner will highlight the work of The New Covenant House (The "Soup Kitchen") on Thurs., Sept. 18 at 6:30pm in Lucey Church Hall, 4 Riverside Ave., Riverside, CT.  $10pp at the door to benefit NCH.  RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or www.stcath.org


NEW BIBLE STUDIES STARTING at St. John Parish, 1986 Post Rd., Darien. Bring a Bible and join the discussions as you learn from Scriptures, encouraging a deeper relationship with Jesus. OPEN TO ALL! No Bible study experience necessary - beginners welcome. Contact Maryann (203) 213-4809 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). 10-week study of Book of Revelation.

  • Wednesdays 7-8:30pm in Room 108 of the Blanchard Center begins Sept. 17
  • Thursdays 9:40-11:10am in Room 108 of the Blanchard Center begins Sept. 18

ADULT SCRIPTURE STUDY at St. Jude Parish in Monroe will begin Thurs., Sept. 18 at 7:30pm called "The Way of Justice and Peace."  Open to all.  For more info call Marie D'Ostilio at (203) 261-6404.


CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS OF GREATER DANBURY at St. Marguerite's, Brookfield, will next meet on Sept 19 (game night and Fall Calendar planning) from 7-9pm in our church hall. We meet every first and third Friday for prayer, refreshments, and fellowship, and welcome YA's ages 18-35. In addition, join us for hikes, concerts, dances, and Holy Hours, etc., and for Diocesan YA Ministry events.  To receive email blasts on meeting reminders and event announcements, email Maria Mullen at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 203-798-6923.  Join us on Facebook by searching for our group by name after logging in."



THEOLOGY OF THE BODY (TOB) FOR TEENS
: High School Edition by Brian Butler, and Jason & Crystalina Evert - 12 weekly sessions begins Sept. 19 at St. Joseph Parish, 50 Fairmont Place, Shelton starting at 6:30pm.  Open to all high school age teens. Theology of the Body for Teens: High School Edition is for Catholic teenagers based on John Paul II's Theology of the Body that helps them understand the meaning of their bodies, the significance of their sexuality, the purpose of their lives, and how they were uniquely created for greatness. Course starts with 1/2 hour of Adoration in the Chapel follow up with class 7-8:30pm. To register contact Linda Gorel at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  St. Joseph Senior High Youth Group www.sjcshelton.org/53



SOLEMN VESPER TO OPEN IV DIOCESAN SYNOD
on Fri., Sept 19 at 7:30pm at St. Augustine Cathedral. OPEN TO ALL!   www.2014synod.com


NEW BIBLE STUDY STARTING Fri., Sept. 19 from 9-10:45am at Christ the King Parish, 4700 Madison Ave., Trumbull.  OPEN TO ALL!  Jeff Cavins’ “The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation” Bible Study is a fascinating study that will take you on a journey through the entire Bible. For more info or to reserve study materials call Liz at (203) 268-8695 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


4TH ANNUAL ARTS & CRAFTS ON BEDFORD STREET, Stamford - an outreach event for the New Covenant House Soup Kitchen held on Sat., Sept. 20 from 11am-8pm and Sun., Sept. 21 from 10am-5pm.  Raffles and over 100 boutiques on Bedford Street which will be closed to traffic.  Come see who we are, and how we are feeding our neighbors in lower Fairfield County!  Click here for flyer.  www.covenanthouse.org


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“House of Hope” Food Drive to help Veterans and the underserved

September 12, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—St. Vincent’s Health Services and Aquarion Water Company are launching the 4th Annual “House of Hope” Food Drive, running from September 15 until November 14 to help reduce hunger throughout the Greater Bridgeport area.

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Progress for Trinity Catholic football in 2014

September 11, 2014

STAMFORD—Donny Panapada is proud to be a member of the FCIAC football head coaches fraternity.

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Bishop announces reorganization
of diocesan offices to prepare
for change and renewal

September 09, 2014

NORWALK— Bishop Frank J Caggiano told a gathering of more than 500 lay leaders, pastors and synod delegates that it is important to “get the diocesan house in order” as the 350 delegates of Synod 2014 begins their work to help plan for the future of the Catholic Church in Fairfield County.

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Ribbon cutting at St. Mark's

September 09, 2014

STRATFORD—St. Mark School began their 50th anniversary year with much to celebrate on September 4, the school held its playground ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Windows to the Soul:
Fr. Giuliani’s icons to be featured in Rome exhibit

September 04, 2014

ROME—Fr. John B. Giuliani, a major American artist and priest of the Diocese of Bridgeport, will be featured next week in an exhibit at the Gallery of Contemporary Sacred Art in the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo in Rome.

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Cathedral Academy Volunteer
is "Hometown Hero"

September 04, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—Stephen Mac McLaughlin is better known as Mr. Mac to the students at the St. Augustine upper school campus of Cathedral Academy in Bridgeport.

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Aiming to form amazing parishes

September 03, 2014

DENVER—Some 500 Catholic leaders and their pastors from across the United States met recently at the first-ever Amazing Parish conference in Denver to brainstorm and swap ideas about improving parish life.

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K of C Charity: Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts

September 02, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—This month's Knights of Columbus charity focuses on renewed efforts to help Connecticut residents recover from damages sustained during Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

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VOTF Mass for Success of Synod

August 29, 2014

NORWALK—Voice of the Faithful (VOTF) has invited all delegates to the 2014 Synod and the general public to attend a special Mass for the success of the Synod on September 11 at 7:30 pm at Saint Philip Church in Norwalk.

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Life is a Picnic with the Bishop

August 27, 2014

TRUMBULL—Bishop Caggiano has publicly expressed that he thinks his Trumbull residence is too big, but sometimes it is good to have lots of room to entertain.

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Know worship and serve

August 26, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport, Connecticut is no stranger to addressing young people on faith and spirituality.

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Generosity starts the school year

August 26, 2014

REDDING—In August, students from the seventh and eighth grades in St. Patrick Parish religious education program held a school supplies drive.

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WORLD YOUTH DAY
2016 Krakow Poland!

July 22-August 1st 2016
Bishop Caggiano invites
the Diocese of Bridgeport to join him
on a pilgrimage of a lifetime...

The Diocese of Bridgeport has already
reserved 300 spots in Poland for WYD!
To spiritually kickstart the pilgrimage,
we will be having a retreat led
by Bishop Caggiano in northern Poland!
Scholarships will be available for those
traveling with the Diocese.

Please register for more details!
Information sessions
soon to be announced.


Announcement of Themes
for Synod 2014

Click to read full transcript
of Bishop Caggiano's homily

Click here to watch
the entire Vesper Service


2014 Annual Bishop's Appeal
Building Bridges in Faith and Charity
Give today at www.2014ABA.com


Click here to listen to an audio
of Bishop Caggiano’s homily
at Fan the Fire.


Save the Date

Special Needs Mass
September 21, 2014
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Holy Cross Parish
750 Tahmore Drive, Fairfield, CT

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