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Spirit moves Diocesan youth!

July 22, 2014

RHODE ISLAND—Over the weekend, more than 400 youth from 14 parishes across the Diocese attended Steubenville East, the summer youth conference sponsored by the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio.

In the photos below, young people from St. Joseph Parish of Brookfield,  Rose of Lima Parish in Newtown and St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Fairfield experience faith, fun and fellowship at the University of Rhode Island Campus, where Steubenville East was held.

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St. A's teens help at Missionaries
of Charity Day Camp

July 18, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—Teens from St. Aloysius Parish youth group in New Canaan have found an awesome way to enrich their summer vacation. They worked and played with the youngsters in the Missionaries of Charity Day Camp, helping the children learn about the Ten Commandments and the two greatest commandments.

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Weird animals speak of God’s love

July 15, 2014

NORWALK—Like brilliant summer flowers, Vacation Bible Schools are springing up in parishes during the summer months. They carry a lively message of faith through song, skits, activities, laughter and friendship.

“Welcome to Weird Animals,” the VBS at St. Matthew Parish in Norwalk, helps kids see that “Jesus’ Love is one of a Kind.”

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SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT ST. ANN'S FIELD, 481 Brewster St., Bridgeport with Country Folk Music from 'Dan Tressler and Friends' on Tues., July 22 from 6-8pm.  Rain date Wed., July 23 same time.  Bring a picnic, wine, lawn chair, Frisbee - family & friends! $5pp, children under 12 admission free.


“FOOD FOR LIFE: KICK-START YOUR HEALTH” LIVE COOKING CLASS at St. Vincent’s Medical Center  on Thurs., July 22 from 6-7:30pm in the Hawley Conference Center, 4th Floor. “Keys for Natural Appetite Control”  is designed to advance cancer prevention and survival through nutrition education, research and live cooking demonstration. Free parking; Registration required. Call (203) 576-6158.


YOUNG ADULT GROUP (age 18+) at St. Marguerite's in Brookfield will meet July 25 from 7-9pm in the church hall.  Open to all.  Join us for prayer, discussion, fun, fellowship and refreshments.  For info or to be included on the email list for activities apart from group meetings, call Maria M. (203) 798-6923, Maria V. (203) 775-2135, or Greg (203) 512-1875.


CHANT CAMP at St. Mary Parish, 669 West Ave., Norwalk on Mon., July 28 through Fri., Aug. 1 from 10am-3pm. For children to learn about singing and reading music, in particular Gregorian chant. No prior musical experience required, no age limit.  Prerequisite is the ability to read English fluently. Classes in ear training, sight singing and repertoire, with daily Mass and recreation. $100 for one child; $200 for two or more children. For info go to www.chantcampnorwalk.org or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT ST. ANN'S FIELD, 481 Brewster St., Bridgeport with local Jazz Ensemble 'Joe Kiernan Trio' on Tues., July 29 from 6-8pm. Rain date Wed., July 30 same time.  Bring a picnic, wine, lawn chair, Frisbee - family & friends! $5pp, children under 12 admission free.  


FREE CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM by St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound on Tues., July 29 from 6-7pm in the Medical Oncology Conf. Room, Level 3 of the Elizabeth Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport. Open to all cancer patients and survivors and their caregivers, features an open discussion to share concerns, express emotions and talk about coping with the stress. No reservation required; parking free. Call (203) 576-6158 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


THEOLOGY, CONVERSATION, FOOD & FUN - Please join Fr. Lynch and other guests for discussions on Theology in an informal setting while enjoying the good food and drinks at Walrus & Carpenter, 2895 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport from 6-8pm on July 30. Held last Wednesday of each month. For more info call Parish Office at 203-368-1607.


8TH ANNUAL CATHOLIC WOMEN OF GRACE RETREAT "Women: Bloom where you are" from Aug. 1-3 at the Malvern Retreat House, 315 S. Warren Ave., Malvern, PA 19355.  Guest speakers: Johnette Benkovic, Fr. Philip Scott and more. Come be restored, refilled and rejuvinated!  $250pp includes two nights accommodations and five meals. Register at (610) 644-0400 or www.womenofgrace.com.


FAMILY RETREAT AT THE SEASHORE! A Star of the Sea Family Retreat aims to bring parents and kids closer to God and to one another, while having fun at the ocean. Aug. 3-8 at St. Edmund’s Retreat Center, Enders Island, Mystic, CT.  Contact Deacon John & Peggy Scarfi (845) 621-7000, or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or www. endersisland.com


SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT ST. ANN'S FIELD, 481 Brewster St., Bridgeport with jazz piano local legend Wayne Heller and his band on Tues., Aug. 5 from 6-8pm. Rain date Wed., Aug. 6 same time.  Bring a picnic, wine, lawn chair, Frisbee - family & friends! $5pp, children under 12 admission free.  


YOUNG ADULT GROUP (age 18+) at St. Marguerite's in Brookfield will meet Aug. 8 from 7-9pm in the church hall.  Open to all.  Join us for prayer, discussion, fun, fellowship and refreshments.  For info or to be included on the email list for activities apart from group meetings, call Maria M. (203) 798-6923, Maria V. (203) 775-2135, or Greg (203) 512-1875.


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Dribble Drive Basketball Camp inspires achievement

July 15, 2014

SHELTON—Energy and inspiration filled the gym at St. Lawrence Parish for two weeks in July.

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They’ll be missed

July 15, 2014

TRUMBULL—The following seniors attended the annual welcoming and send off ceremony for the High School Apostle's program.

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Pope urges Israeli, Palestinian leaders to end Holy Land hostilities

July 18, 2014

VATICAN CITY—Expressing his serious concerns over the escalating violence in the Holy Land, Pope Francis telephoned Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, urging all sides to end hostilities and build peace.

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Catholic Heart Work Camp 2014:
A Beautiful Mess

July 15, 2014

FAIRFIELD—The St. Pius X/St. Thomas Aquinas Youth Groups recently returned from an amazing week at Catholic Heart Work Camp!

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Kolbe entrepreneur chosen
for national competition

July 11, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—Kolbe Cathedral student Ambar Romero won the Fairfield County competition at a recent Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship event and will travel to Silicon Valley, CA, in the fall to compete nationally.

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St. Mark School Rallies for Recess

July 10, 2014

STRATFORD—St. Mark School was recently named one of the five winning schools in the 2013-2014 Dannon "Rally for Recess" contest.

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Pope says Mass with pedophilia victims

July 10, 2014

VATICAN CITY—Six adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of priests on Monday took part in a Mass said by Pope Francis in St. Martha's church.

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St. Rose students reach Gold Level
in math

July 08, 2014

NEWTOWN—St. Rose of Lima School’s Advanced Math Club was one of only two schools in Connecticut to achieve “Gold Level” status in a year-long challenge administered by MATHCOUNTS Association.

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Young writers hold poetry celebration

July 08, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—For six weeks this spring, Cathedral Academy Upper School and Fairfield University collaborated on a poetry project.

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Aetna Golf scores for charity

July 02, 2014

NORWALK—This year’s Catholic Charities/AETNA Golf Classic, held at Shorehaven Golf Club, raised more than $135,000 for the many behavioral health services and throughout the diocese.

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Fairfield Prep celebrates groundbreaking and blessing
of Student Life Center

July 02, 2014

FAIRFIELD—Fairfield Prep celebrated the groundbreaking and blessing of a new Student Life Center on June 18 in Pelletier Quad. Guests included Fairfield University President Fr. Von Arx, S.J., members of Prep’s Board of Governors, administrators and staff, and members of the Fairfield Jesuit Community.

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Court: Closely held companies can't be required to cover contraceptives

July 01, 2014

WASHINGTON—In a narrowly tailored 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court June 30 said closely held companies may be exempted from a government requirement to include contraceptives in employee health insurance coverage under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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Announcement of Themes
for Synod 2014

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of Bishop Caggiano's homily


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Click here to see photos from Notre Dame High School’s graduation.
Photos by Christian Abraham, CT Post


Click here to see photos from
St. Joseph’s High School graduation.

Photos by Autumn Driscoll, CT Post


Click here to see photos from Trinity Catholic High School’s graduation.
Photos by Lindsay Perry,
the Stamford Advocate.


Click here to see photos from Immaculate High School’s graduation.
Photos by Tyler Sizemore.


Click here to see photos from Kolbe Cathedral High School’s graduation. 

Photos by Christian Abraham, CT Post


Click here to see photos from Lauralton’s graduation.
Photos by Mike Ross
Click here to see a slideshow of photos from Lauralton’s graduation.



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