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Bishop asks for Prayer Intentions
as he travels to Lourdes

April 29, 2015

LOURDES—This evening I will be traveling with the Knights and Dames of the Order of Malta to the Shrine of Our Lady at Lourdes in France. I will be joining nearly 400 people on this special six day pilgrimage, including over 50 people who are seriously ill and are traveling to Lourdes to seek spiritual and perhaps even physical healing.

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Serra Club encourages vocations

April 29, 2015

FAIRFIELD—The Serra Club, an international organization dedicated to promoting and nurturing vocations to the priesthood and religious life, has a new chapter. On April 28 in the Mary Mother of God Chapel at St. Pius X Parish, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano formally chartered the Serra Club of Bridgeport in a Mass and reception.

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Fairfield County economic and social trends challenge the Church

April 29, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Social issues from growing inequality to  the rising number of foreign born residents have important implications for the Church and other service institutions rooted in the area, said Chris Bruhl, CEO of the Fairfield County Business Council.

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Imagination is God’s gift
to the dreamer

April 28, 2015

FAIRFIELD—Each year St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School hosts an annual Art Show. Our talented Art Teacher, Ms. Bonnie Bello, organizes a school-wide Art Show. You can imagine that this is no small undertaking. During an art class Ms. Bello introduces an artist and his or her unique technique and style.

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DISNEY’S BEAUTY & THE BEAST at St. Joseph High School on Fri., May 1 at 7 and Sat., May 2 at 6:30pm. Tickets available by emailing SJHSTickets@gmail.com. Bring the family!  Great night out for all ages. www.sjcadets.org


"TRUTH, JUSTICE & THE COMMON GOOD" First Friday Lecture will take place on Fri., May 1 at 7:30 pm in the Community Room at St. Luke Parish in Westport. The speaker will be Dr. Christopher Kelly, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Sacred Heart University. "Truth, Justice and the Common Good: It's Place in Catholic Intellectual Thought". The lecture will be preceded by a wine and cheese reception at 7:00 pm.  All are welcome.



SHAKESPEARE'S "TAMING OF THE SHREW"
at St. James School in Stratford on May 2 at 7pm and May 3 at 3pm in the school gym.  Open to public.  Support our amazing students as they attempt this classic play.  Tickets $5pp at the door.  Great family night out! For more info go to www.stjamesstratford.org



CABARET NIGHT "A Night of Broadway Show Tunes"
at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 220 Shelton Rd., Trumbull on Sat., May 2 from 7-10pm. Professional musical theatre performers will be singing hit songs for famous Broadway Shows.  Bring your own food and drink; coffee and dessert provided. $35pp; tickets purchased after Mass or at Parish Office Mon-Fri between 9am-5pm, or email support@stcatherinetrumbull.com. 



CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS BIBLE STUDY (ages 18-35) at ST. Theresa Parish Center, lower level, 5301 Main St., Trumbull on May 2 at 10am. Open to all.  For info email dominick.angiolillo.3@hotmail.com or raytar.theresa@gmail.com



HOMEFRONT PROJECT
open to all on May 2 from 9am-5pm. This marks St. Francis of Assisi Parish's 21st year of participation in HOMEFRONT, a community-based volunteer home repair program that provides quality of life repairs at no cost to the homeowners in need. HOMEFRONT selects the Bridgeport project to be worked on. We invite all adults and teens 14 years and older to volunteer, for all or part of the day as your schedule and talents permit. All kinds of helping hands are needed to do scraping and sanding, painting, carpentry, plumbing, moving furniture, and clean-up. Refreshments and lunch will be provided to workers throughout the day.  Come work those underused muscle groups for a worthwhile cause: at the end of the day, you'll be so glad you did! If you would like to join our team or need more information, contact Kay Byrnes at kaymbyrnes@optonline.net.


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Francis: Priests should never refuse baptism to one who asks

April 27, 2015

ROME—In words that may be interpreted to rebut Catholic priests who refuse to baptize children of same-sex couples, Pope Francis has said that priests should not refuse baptism to anyone who asks for the sacrament.

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Bridgeport mural dedicated
to Pope John Paul II

April 27, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—After naming a street corner after Pope John Paul II, the city's Polish community wanted to do a little more to celebrate their favorite saint.

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A taste of Alpha!

April 24, 2015

DANBURY—What is Alpha? Find out April 25, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Danbury.  Alpha is a direct response to the New Evangelization and our call to be "Missionary Disciples."

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People of faith should live with Joy!

April 24, 2015

NORWALK—In the keynote talk of last week’s diocesan workshop, “Pope Francis and the Promise of the Family,” noted writer and speaker Dr. Scott Hahn encouraged people to share their joy about being a Catholic with family members, friends and co-workers.

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World Youth Day 2016

April 24, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano is calling all youth to World Youth Day in 2016. Lets take a Diocesan pilgrimage to World Youth Day Krakow in July 2016 with Bishop Caggiano to see Pope Francis. 

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Working with God

April 23, 2015

NORWALK—On Wednesday evening, April 22, the chapel of the Convent of the Sisters of St. Thomas of Villanova on West Rocks Road in Norwalk was re-dedicated at a special Mass.

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‘Songs from the Spirit’ debuts
at St. Maurice

April 23, 2015

WESTON—Guitar in hand, Vince DeFelice stood by the altar at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Weston.

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On Earth Day we celebrate the beauty and wonder of God’s creation!

April 22, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Our Holy Father has reminded us that “Creation is not a property, which we can rule over at will; or, even less, is the property of only a few: Creation is a gift, it is a wonderful gift that God has given us, so that we care for it and we use it for the benefit of all, always with great respect and gratitude.”

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Diocese names director

April 22, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Siobhan Lidington of Norwalk has been named executive director of the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund. The appointment was made by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano.

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St Joseph School student presents bishop
with Brooklyn Bridge

April 21, 2015

SHELTON—When Bishop Caggiano visited St. Joseph School in Shelton at the beginning of April, he received an astonishing and totally unexpected gift.

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Auditions set for new Diocesan Youth Choir

April 20, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—The Diocese of Bridgeport has announced audition times and places for its new Choir for Youth (C4Y) that will perform at diocesan liturgies with the Bishop and special events throughout the year.

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Pope Francis and the Promise of the Family coming to Norwalk

April 16, 2015


NORWALK—Dr. Scott Hahn, Kimberly Hahn and Dr. Alan Hunt will be at All Saint's School in Norwalk on Saturday, April 18 from 8:30 am-5 pm, to offer inspiration, encouragement and creative solutions to the challenges of married life and parenting as envisioned by Pope Francis. 

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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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or call 203.416.1449


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Easter Message from Bishop Caggiano

Easter Vigil

Stations of the Cross

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