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Renovated science room at Cardinal Shehan Center

June 30, 2016

BRIDGEPORT- -On July 7, at 4 pm, the newly renovated science room at the Cardinal Shehan Center will be unveiled with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

A group of six members from the Bridgeport Regional Business Council’s affiliate program Leadership Greater Bridgeport 2015-2016 class renovated the Cardinal Shehan Center’s science room.

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Where silence should reign: Pope will pray, not speak, at Auschwitz

June 30, 2016

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Tears and not words. Prayers and not greetings.

During his trip to Poland for World Youth Day, Pope Francis will go to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp. He said he wants to go alone and say nothing.

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A bogey free fundraiser: Local K of C councils hit the links for charity

June 28, 2016

K of C from St. Matthew Norwalk teams up
with K of C Our Lady of the Assumption Fairfield

SHELTON—Knights of Columbus councils are known for serving the greater good of their parishes and their communities, and many times they work as individual councils.

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“Become a living Gospel,”
bishop tells newly ordained

June 25, 2016

Also: read the biographies of the new priests

BRIDGEPORT—“The very reason you were created was to come to this moment to be one with Christ,” Bishop Caggiano said to the two men about to be ordained at St. Augustine Cathedral this morning.

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Our Lady of Fatima School
2016 Graduation

June 23, 2016

WILTON—Our Lady of Fatima School held its commencement exercises on Friday evening, June 10th. The event included a Mass offered by Our Lady of Fatima Pastor, Rev. Reginald Norman, followed by a reception. Featured commencement speakers were OLF “graduating” parent Kathleen Rooney and Principal Martha Reitman.

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MASS CARDS are available from the diocesan Mission Office for all intentions. The donations support missionaries throughout the world. If you are interested in purchasing a Mass card, call Elaine Bissenden in the Mission Office: 203.416.1447.

BLACK ROCK SUMMER CONCERTS have begun. They take place every Tues. at 6:30 pm on St. Ann Field (next to St. Ann Church), 481 Brewster St., Bridgeport. Rain date is on Weds. Bring your chairs, blankets, munchies, and kids. Admission: $5; children under 12, free. There's a new band and a new food truck every week! Check out www.StAnnBlackRock.com for schedule and cancellations/postponements.

A DAY OF SPIRITUAL RENEWAL: “Living in the Power of the Holy Spirit,” open to men and women will be held Sat., June 25, from 9 am-3 pm at St. Stephen Parish, Trumbull. Bring bag lunch, refreshments provided. Led by Fran Karpiej, OFS. Register by June 7; suggested donation $10. Checks made payable to Magnificat Bridgeport Diocese. Mail to:  Pat Paniccia, 25 Easton Rd. Monroe, CT  06468-1502 for more info, email: pat.pan@hotmail.com.

VENERATION OF THE IMAGE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE will be sponsored by St. Lawrence Parish, Shelton, on two evenings: Mon.-Tues., June 27-28. Vivian Mestey, the guardian of the sacred pilgrim image, will speak on the image and its mission. 4-6 pm, veneration and individual prayer; 6 pm, talk; 6:30 pm, Rosary; 7 pm Mass; 8 pm Adoration, Benediction and closing. For more info, contact Deacon Frank Masso: 203.605.8321 or frank.masso@att.net.

GAME NIGHT: Come enjoy some fellowship and fun! Bring your favorite game or play the ones we have. Enjoy a night with friends both new and old and have fun! June 28 (6:30 pm-8:30 pm) Newman Center, 7 8th Ave., Danbury.

NIGHT OF PRAISE & WORSHIP: Join us for a Praise and Worship Holy Hour at Sacred Heart Parish in Danbury, followed by a social. This event is open to all ages. July 5 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm, at Sacred Heart, 46 Stone St., Danbury.

RETREAT—Franciscan Sisters Mini Camino Retreat—July 6-9, discern while walking in the footprints of our early foundresses. Experience begins with blessing at Evening Prayer. The next day walk 18 miles to significant places of community history. Close with a music concert celebrating one of our Sister's contribution to music education. For more info visit Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity: fscc-calledtobe.org.

PROJECT RACHEL HEALING MINISTRY—During this Jubilee Year of Mercy come begin your healing journey and experience God’s love and mercy! For those suffering from a past abortion. Offering opportunities for Entering Canaan Days of Prayer and Healing and ongoing support with Monthly Gatherings. Upcoming day of healing scheduled for Sat., July 9th. For further information call our confidential phone line at 203.416.1619 or email projectrachel@diobpt.org.

MASS OF HEALING AND HOPE will be celebrated Mon., July 11, at 7:30 pm at Christ the King Parish, Trumbull with Fr. Larry Carew. For more info, call the Charismatic Renewal Office: 203.268.8253.

FAITH ON TAP WITH FR. MICHAEL: Join us for some great food and an inspirational talk about the differences between the Eastern and Western Catholic churches. July 12 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Down The Hatch, 292 Candlewood Lake Rd., Brookfield.

ADULT DODGE BALL TOURNAMENT to benefit the Cardinal Shehan Center will take place Tues., July 12, from 5:30-8:30 pm at Insports Centers Trumbull, 29 Trefoil Dr., Trumbull. Treat your employees to a competitive and fun night out! T-shirts and pizza provided. First drink on the house. Up to 9 players per team, men and women welcome. Team entry fee:$650. For more info or to register, contact Lorraine Gibbons: 203.336.4468 or lgibbons@shehancenter.org.

CARNIVAL OF FUN at St. Catherine of Siena  Parish, Riverside held Tues.-Sat., July 12-16 on the parish grounds. Food, rides, games of chance and skill, raffles, live entertainment nightly. Bracelet nights Tues., Wed. & Thurs. For more info, go to www.stcath.org or call 203.637.3661.

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Stuff-A-Truck at St. James Parish

June 28, 2016

STRATFORD—St. James Food Pantry is filled due to the tremendous outpouring of generosity from their faith community.

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“Horns for Kids” enhances music at Trinity Catholic

June 28, 2016

STAMFORD—During the 2015-16 academic year, members of the Trinity Catholic High School Music Department committed themselves to honoring one of its regular hashtags, “#MusicalRenaissance.”

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Youngest Graduates!

June 28, 2016

FAIRFIELD—Congratulations to the Pre-Kindergarten class of 2016! On June 8, the Pre-Kindergarten students of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School successfully completed the rigorous Kindergarten program and are well prepared as they look forward to starting Kindergarten in September.

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Family visit from afar

June 22, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—Father Hyginus Agu, parochial vicar at St. Andrew Parish in Bridgeport and a chaplain at Bridgeport Hospital, never expected a visit from his parents. Serving in this diocese for eight years now, Father Agu is originally from Nigeria and his father is over 90 years old.

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Bishop to ordain Trumbull resident and native of Vietnam to the priesthood this Saturday

June 22, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will ordain Philip Lành Phan, a native of Vietnam, and Eric William Silva, a Trumbull resident, to the priesthood for the Diocese of Bridgeport in St. Augustine Cathedral on June 25.

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New wing rising at Queen of Clergy

June 20, 2016

STAMFORD—The long-awaited new wing of the Catherine Dennis Keefe Queen of the Clergy Residence in Stamford is taking shape and is expected to be completed in September.

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ACA over $10 million

June 20, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—June has always been a key month for the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) as it pushes toward its yearly goal to support the major programs and ministries of the diocese.

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A Dad’s Example
Faith-Filled Memories for Father’s Day

June 19, 2016

Steve Bollman, founder of the national apostolate Paradisus Dei (ParadisusDei.org) and That Man Is You, vividly remembers the first time he saw his dad go to confession.

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Bishop ordains three
to the Transitional Diaconate

June 18, 2016

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BRIDGEPORT—“Receive the Gospel of Christ whose herald you have become,” Bishop Frank J. Caggiano said at St. Augustine Cathedral in downtown Bridgeport when he ordained three men as transitional deacons on Saturday.

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CT Hospital Association to recognize St. Vincent's Medical Center's Sherri Roller, RN, MSN, as a healthcare hero

June 17, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—At its 98th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) will recognize Sherri Roller, RN, MSN, staff nurse in the Family Birthing Center at St. Vincent's Medical Center, as a 2016 Healthcare Hero.

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Too many cooks in the kitchen? Not on this night!

June 17, 2016

STAMFORD—Gamely sporting hair nets, potato peelers, oven mitts, and plastic aprons, over 30 young adults showed up at New Covenant Center (NCC) in Stamford to prepare 150 dinners that would be served the next day to hungry clients.

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Prayer Vigil Set for Victims of Orlando Shooting

June 14, 2016

FAIRFIELD—A Prayer Vigil to pray for and honor the memory of those killed and wounded in the shootings at a gay nightclub in Orlando will be held at St. Pius X Parish in Fairfield on Wednesday, June 15 at 7pm.

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Bishop Caggiano updates Stamford parents on Strategic Plan for Elementary Schools (May 18, 2016)
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World Youth Day
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