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Bishop Caggiano
to lead Stations of the Cross
in Stamford on Good Friday

April 17, 2014

Live Stations of the Cross—Good Friday, April 18 at 11 am at Cummings Park, Shippan Avenue, Stamford.

STAMFORD—Walk with The Most Rev. Frank J. Caggiano, Bishop of Bridgeport, and other faithful at the Living Stations of the Cross in Stamford on Good Friday, April 18 at 11 am.

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Ladies luncheon
honors Sister Magnetti

April 17, 2014

GREENWICH—Nearly 300 guests turned out at Greenwich Country Club for The Fourth Annual Ladies Luncheon to benefit the Catholic Academies of Bridgeport,

The event, which honored Sister Joan Magnetti, rscj, Executive Director of Cathedral Academies for her 50 years in education, raised
more than $220,000.

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Bishop celebrates first Chrism Mass in Bridgeport

April 16, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—The procession into St. Augustine Cathedral lasted almost ten minutes as more than 300 priests and deacons of the Diocese of Bridgeport attended the first Chrism Mass celebrated by their new bishop.

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MUSICAL “GODSPELL” from Apr. 11-19 at The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport.  Based on the Gospel of Matthew, Godspell is a groundbreaking reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love. Performances 8pm. $20 / $25pp purchased online at or (203) 332.3228. Doors open one hour before performance. Come early to enjoy a cocktail, concession, Two Boots pizza, salad, coffee or dessert.

ALL TEENS INVITED TO CELEBRATE HOLY THURSDAY WITH BISHOP CAGGIANO sponsored by St. Joseph Youth Group - Mass at the Cathedral in Bridgeport on Apr. 17, then to Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Joseph in Danbury. Pizza dinner to follow. We will be traveling by bus, space is limited so RSVP asap. Questions email David Roman at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Facebook: St. Joseph Danbury Youth Group. Consent forms may be downloaded here

LIVE STATIONS OF THE CROSS (English/Spanish) officiated by Bishop Frank Caggiano on Good Friday, Apr. 18 at 11am at Cummings Park, Shippan Ave., Stamford; service will end at St. Mary Church, 566 Elm St., Stamford.  For info call (203) 324-7321 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

LIVING STATIONS OF THE CROSS by St. Luke Youth Group on Good Friday, Apr. 18 at 7:30pm at St. Luke Parish, 49 North Turkey Hill Rd., Wesport. All ages, all welcome. For info call (203) 227-7245 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

“THE FOURTEEN STEPS” LIVE STATIONS OF THE CROSS by St. Jerome Youth Group on Fri., Apr. 18 at 8pm. A moving and wonderful evening for the whole family.  Bring your hurts, pain, and hearts to God as He heals and comforts through this moving experience.  All ages; all welcome.  23 Half Mile Rd., Norwalk.

“THE WAY OF THE CROSS OVER THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE” with Cardinal Dolan and Bishop DiMarzio on Fri., Apr. 18 at 10am beginning at St. James Cathedral, 250 Cathedral Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11201 and concluding at St. Peter’s Church in Manhatten around 1:30pm. All welcome! For all ages!  For info go to

CHILDREN'S EASTER EGG HUNT at St. Anthony Parish, 149 South Pine Creek Rd., Fairfield on Apr. 19 at 11:30am rain or shine. Open to all!

CONNECTIONS! MINISTRY FOR CATHOLIC SINGLES 40 AND OVER Mon., Apr. 21 at The Basilica of St. John the Evangelist, 279 Atlantic St., Stamford. Guest Speaker Michelle O’Mara, Dir. of Religious Ed and Ministry for People with Disabilities presents "A Mercy Greater than our Sins in Msg. Nagle Hall from 7–9pm (use the side entrance adjacent to the rectory.)  Refreshments after presentation. Suggested donation $10pp. RSVP to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

10TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER for Covenant House Tues., Apr. 22 from 7:30-9am featuring guest speaker Larry Kudlow of radio and television. Click here for flyer. Click here for registration form.  For more info call (203) 964-8228 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Donate to Covenant House Register at

1ST ANNUAL STROKE SYMPOSIUM & HEALTH ASSESSMENT SCREENING at St. Vincent’s Medical Center on Wed., Apr. 23: Symposium 10am-12Noon and Screenings from 12Noon-2pm in Hawley Conference room, Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care. Programs for both professionals and the public provide insights into Stroke Basics, Life after Stroke and Stroke Prevention. Lunch and refreshments provided. Professional program 5:30–7:30pm includes a buffet dinner. Q & A at both programs; parking free. Seating limited. For professional program call Department of Medicine at (203) 576-5440. For the public program call 1-877-255-7847.

“SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH IN THE YOUNG” A Listen & Learn Lecture with Alon Ronen, MD on Thurs., Apr. 24 from 6:30-7:30pm in theSt. Vincent’s Hawley Conference Center, Level 4 of the Cancer Center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport. This lecture will inform and empower parents to take action and prevent their child or teen from becoming a statistic. Sudden cardiac death of a child is a tragic and unnecessary loss that may be prevented with awareness and effective screening. Dr. Ronen will review the most recent research findings, as well as most effective risk detection, diagnosis and treatment.  Q & A session will follow presentation; light refreshments served. For info or to register call 1-877-255-7847or online

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Renovated organ set for Holy Week liturgies

April 15, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—When Bishop Frank J. Caggiano celebrates the liturgies of Holy Week, the newly-restored organ at St. Augustine Cathedral will provide suitable accompaniment to these solemn and joyous occasions.

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Bishop Caggiano leads the Stations
of the Cross on Palm Sunday

April 14, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano led the Stations of the Cross, followed by Benediction at the statue of the Pieta, at St. Margaret's Shrine on Palm Sunday, April 13.

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Pope Francis ignores prepared Homily in Palm Sunday speech

April 13, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP)—Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice.

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Pope praises police-church network to stop trafficking, meets victims

April 10, 2014

VATICAN CITY (CNS)—Meeting four victims of human trafficking, dozens of religious sisters and senior police chiefs from 20 countries, Pope Francis praised their coordinated efforts to fight against a "crime against humanity."

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St. Mary’s athletes break records

April 09, 2014

DANBURY—Five League records were broken at the April 6 Danbury Parochial League track meet, held at Immaculate High School, and four of them were from St. Mary School!

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Stations of the Cross and Benediction

April 07, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—On Palm Sunday, April 13, the Stations of the Cross, followed by Benediction at the statue of the Pieta, will be at St. Margaret’s Shrine.

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Danbury, Newtown Catholic school leaders promoted

April 05, 2014

DANBURY—Kathleen Casey, president of Immaculate High School, has been named assistant superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Bridgeport.

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Sacred Heart Senior Published in New Haven Magazine

April 03, 2014

MONROE—Senior Jessica Venable's essay "Manual Labor" is published in this month's New Haven Magazine in their "High School Confidential" issue.

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Pope says married couples called
to be icons of God's love

April 03, 2014

VATICAN CITY—Through the sacrament of matrimony, married couples are called to be living icons of God's love in the world, Pope Francis said; and when they fight—and all couples do—they don't have "to call the United Nations," but find simple words and gestures to say they are sorry.

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You’ve been ‘flocked!’

April 02, 2014

MONROE—The St. Jude flamingo FUNraiser kick off is officially underway!

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St Mark's JV team captures
New England title

April 02, 2014

STRATFORD—The Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Team from St. Mark Parish, representing the Diocese of Bridgeport, recently took first place in the New England CYO Basketball Tournament in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Trinity junior selected as Governor’s Scholar

March 31, 2014

STAMFORD—Trinity Catholic's Shannon Rubin was selected as one of thirty of Connecticut's top juniors designated as a Governor's Scholar.

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Jesus Walk to Calvary
(Contemporary Stations of the Cross)
by Marlane Tubridy

Canonization of Two Popes: A Blog Series

The canonizations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II April 27 will mark a historic moment for the Catholic Church. Read posts from scholars and theologians that explore the meaning of their lives and contributions.

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