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Vietnamese New Year honors family

February 24, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Children, parents, grandparents, extended family and friends filled St. Augustine Cathedral on February 15 as Bishop Frank J. Caggiano joined the Vietnamese community in welcoming the Vietnamese New Year.

“This is the most important holiday of the year for our culture,” says Father Augustine Nguyen, episcopal vicar for Vietnamese in the Diocese of Bridgeport.

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Lenten Fish Fry

February 24, 2015

SHELTON—On the first Friday in Lent, many braved the frigid temperatures to attend the first of the Annual Lenten Fish Fry Fridays at St. Joseph’s Parish in Shelton. Every Friday until March 27, all are invited to come  enjoy the delectable fresh fish between 5-8 pm. Guests are welcome to bring their own drinks, although soda, water, juice & coffee is available to purchase.

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New governance model for Cathedral Academies

February 24, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has introduced a new governance model for Bridgeport Catholic schools that will lead to greater participation and involvement of the laity in the mission and planning for the four schools.

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BIBLE STUDIES
YOUTH GROUPS




IRISH NIGHT
at Lauralton Hall, 200 High St., Milford on Sat., Feb. 28 doors open at 6:45pm, entertainment begins 7:30pm.  Featuring Keltic Kick Band, Irish Dancers, raffles, prizes and more!  $25pp BYOB & snacks; proceeds benefit LH Scholarships.  Call (203) 877-2786, ext. 114 or email kdonahue@lauraltonhall.org.  Click here for flyer.  Click here for details.


"A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC" Chamber Music Concert at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4 Riverside Ave., Riverside on Sat., Feb. 28 at 8pm. An intimate selection of chamber works spanning the great romantic composers performed by Mark Kaczmarczyk, Director of Music and Arts, and company. Tickets $25 general, $10 student;purchase online at www.stcath.org, or by phone at (203) 637-3661.



4TH ANNUAL LANCER LEGACY GALA
to support Notre Dame Catholic High School held Sat., Feb. 28 at Sacred Heart University at 6pm. This is the school's largest fundraiser of the year and promises to be a wonderful evening celebrating Notre Dame's past, present, and future. We will be giving out Lancer Legacy Awards, and induct alumni into ND Hall of Fame and ND Athletes Hall of Fame. Tickets $125pp. For info on inductees, gala or to register contact Notre Dame's Alumni Office at tmarzik@notredame.org or 203-372-6521.



“WOMEN AND HEART DISEASE”
presented by St. Vincent’s Healthy Hearts on Wed., Mar. 4 at 7pm with Dr. Anja Wagner in Hawley Conf. Room, level 4 of the Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care, St. Vincent's Medical Ctr, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport. Presentations are free and open to the public. Q & A to follow talk. Light refreshments served. No registration is necessary. Call 1-800-255-7847.



FUNDRAISER DINNER & COLLECTION TO HELP SR. TREMBLAY & DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY
- Recently, the convent, pre-school and rescue mission have been burgularized. Let's help our sisters-in-Christ continue their important work! Join us for a fundraiser dinner, with raffles, entertainment and special guests on Thurs., Mar. 5 at Vazzano's Four Seasons, Kenyon St., Stratford from 6:30-9pm. Sponsered by Knights of Columbus, Bridgeport Police and Fire Unions. Dinner $40pp with cash bar.  We are also taking donations to present to Sr. Tremlay; make checks payable to: Daughters of Charity.  For info call Fred at (203) 257-2176, Vazzano's (203) 377-3067 or Jay (203) 650-8526. For flyer Click here


ENTRANCE EXAM AT SACRED HEART ACADEMY on Thurs., Mar. 5 from 9am-Noon for applicants to grades 9 and 10 at 265 Benham St., Hamden. Submit the Application for Admission online at www.sacredhearthamden.org, with the $60 fee, and contact Elaine Lamboley at (203) 288-2309, x307. SHA is an independent college preparatory school founded in 1946 by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, preparing young women grades 9–12 for learning, service, and achievement in a global society.



CURSILLO ULTREYAS
to be held on Mar. 5 at St. James Parish in Stratford at 7:30pm. For info email jkovacs@snet.net. Looking for a deeper relationship with God? Grow in faith? What is Cursillo? Find out at Cursillo of Fairfield County www.natl-cursillo.org/bridgeport/



SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL – bring the family!  Fun for all ages! Held at St. Catherine of Siena Lucey Parish Hall, 4 Riverside Ave., Riverside, CT on Fridays, Mar.  6 and 13 at 8 pm; Saturdays, Mar. 7 and 14 at 7:30 pm; Sundays, Mar. 8 and 15 at 2 pm. Tickets purchased online at www.stcatherinesplayers.com, or by calling (203) 637-3661. Advanced tickets $20pp; at the door $21pp. For info contact Cindy Busani at acbusani@optonline.net or (203) 637-3661 x327.


LENT FISH DINNER sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Cabrini Council 4096 on Fri., Mar. 6 from 4-8pm at St. Andrews Church Hall, 395 Anton St., Bridgeport including:  Baked fish, French fries, Cole slaw, and macaroni and cheese for the children as an alternative meal. Cost: a free will donation. Open to the public, all are welcome.



YOUNG ADULTS TALK: Discerning Life Choices, Relationships and Careers
given by Fr. Cipriani at St. Theresa Parish, Main St., Trumbull on Mar. 6 at 6:30pm in the new Parish Center Basement.  Refreshments served.  For Catholic young adults ages 20s & 30s.  For info email raytar.theresa@gmail.com


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Love is . . . new socks when it’s sub zero!

February 25, 2015

STAMFORD—Students at Turn of the River Middle School understand that cold feet and hole-y socks are a problem for those struggling to feed their families. Last week, they collected and donated 500 pairs of new socks to New Covenant House.

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Student vs. faculty basketball

February 25, 2015

BETHEL—What a fun (and entertaining!) evening for mid-February at St. Mary School.

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Presidents and First Ladies grace St. Joseph School with their presence

February 25, 2015

BROOKFIELD—Recently, first and second graders at St. Joseph School celebrated Presidents Day in a very real way.

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Happy Valentine’s Day! With Love, St. Mark School

February 20, 2015

STRATFORD—The first and fourth grade students at St. Mark School worked together to make "bags of love" for the elderly at Lord Chamberlain Nursing Home in Stratford.

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The Notre Dame-Fairfield boys basketball team is at it again

February 23, 2015

FAIRFIELD—The Notre Dame-Fairfield boys basketball team is at it again.
 

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An app for Catholics? The Bridgeport Diocese has you covered in Connecticut

February 20, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Looking for a Catholic church in Fairfield County?

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Lent points us toward what really matters

February 18, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—“Don’t begin Lent without making a conscious choice toward conversion,” Bishop Frank Caggiano said to about 75 Catholic Center staff and guests who gathered for Ash Wednesday Mass in Queen of Saints Hall.

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Notre Dame grads head to Winter Deaflympics
in Russia

February 17, 2015

SHELTON—Brothers Peter and Garrett Gintoli of Shelton, both graduates of Notre Dame High School in Fairfield, will participate in the 18th Winter Deaflympics to be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia March 28-April 5.

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Bishop Caggiano interviewed for PBS “Italian Americans”

February 17, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Among those interviewed, for the new PBS series “The Italian Americans” is new Bridgeport Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, a native of Brooklyn and lifelong resident until  his installation as leader of the Church in Fairfield County in 2013.

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Bishop speaks at 118th Lincoln Day Banquet in Norwalk

February 17, 2015

NORWALK—The Norwalk Catholic Club held its One Hundred and Eighteenth annual Lincoln Day Banquet on February 12, 2015 at the Continental Manor in Norwalk.

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Diocese releases Mobile App

BRIDGEPORT—The Diocese of Bridgeport has launched its new mobile phone app, which will allow smart phone users in Fairfield County and anywhere in the world to download information and the latest diocesan news.

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Bishop inspires at ACA reception

GREENWICH—“Baptism is not a spectator sport. The Church needs to find new ways to reach out, and I need your help doing that,” Bishop Frank Caggiano said last night at the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) reception held at Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich.

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"Don't Jump" Campaign Challenges Physician-Assisted Suicide

An important message regarding the Physician Assisted Suicide Bill from Bishop Caggiano



Jesus: Walk to Calvary
Listen and watch this beautiful Lenten meditation in words and music on the Stations of the Cross. Marlane Tubridy of Easton, a parishioner of Notre Dame Parish, performs her original composition of profoundly spiritual music and reflections.


CONTEST FOR THE YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE!
To celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life, we are sponsering a contest for age groups: K-Gr. 4, Gr. 5-8 and High School. Prizes $50-$200 gift cards! Click here for details. Contest begins February 13!


World Youth Day
Krakow, Poland
July 22-August 1, 2016!

Bishop Frank Caggiano invites the youth
and young adults (ages 16-35)
of the Diocese of Bridgeport to join him
on a pilgrimage of a lifetime.

WEBSITE:
wyd.bridgeportdiocese.com


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