St. Matthew Knights Awarded by the Knights of Columbus CT State Council

May 24, 2016

NORWALK--As the fraternal year is concluding, K of C #14360 in Norwalk is finishing one of its busiest years in the short history of the council. The state council has recognized their hard work and dedication.

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Veneration of the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe

May 24, 2016

SHELTON--The St. Lawrence Prayer Group, St. Lawrence Parish, 505 Shelton Road, Shelton, Ct will be sponsoring two evenings, Monday and Tuesday, June 27th and 28th 2016, the Veneration of the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Vivian Mestey, Fredericksburg, Virginia, the guardian of the sacred image will be making a presentation concerning the image and its mission as well as offering individual prayer.

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Catholic Academy Golf Classic Raises Close to $200,000

May 23, 2016

FAIRFIELD—The Catholic Academy of Bridgeport held its Fourth Annual Golf Classic at the Country Club of Fairfield on Thursday, May 19. The event was a “birdie” by all accounts—from picture-perfect weather to almost 100 enthusiastic golfers to nearly $200,000 raised for student scholarships.

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St. Jude Confirmation

May 22, 2016

MONROE—On Saturday, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano confirmed young people from St. Jude Parish in Monroe. Among the parents in the Church was JoMarie Branco who was deeply moved by the ceremony and the Bishop’s homily.

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St. Vincent’s College taps 179 graduates

May 21, 2016


BRIDGEPORT—St. Vincent’s College conferred degrees to 179 members of the Class of 2016 at Friday’s commencement exercises.

Most of the students graduated with degrees in nursing: 114 students earned associate of nursing degrees, while 29 others received Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing.

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THE FIRST GRADUATING CLASS of Cathedral Girls’ High School—The class of 1968 is planning a 50th reunion. We were a small group with the school literally being built around us in the fall of 1964. We would love to connect with everyone from the Cathedral '68 class, so for information, please contact Pauline Caron at

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.

CLERGY INVITED to join in the 22nd Annual Memorial Day Service sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council #110yy at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Fairfield, on Sun., May 29 at 12 noon. Local veteran organizations will be participating along with CT state and local representatives, Knights of Columbus officials and community residents. For more info, contact Fr. Peter Cipriani, pastor: 203.333.9065 or Fred Coseglia, chairman.

NOTRE DAME High School Class of 1975 is planning a 41st reunion on June 3. Events will include a golf outing from 12 noon-4 pm at Fairchild Wheeler, followed by a reunion celebration at Vazzy's 19th Hole from 7-11:30 pm. More events for the class are planned for the month of June.  For more info, contact Mike Doyle:

PIE 33 EMMAUS RETREAT for young adults age 18 and up who have graduated high school, held Fri.-Sun. June 3-5  at the Seton Newman Center in Danbury. Deepen your relationship with God while you make friendships that will last a lifetime!It is a weekend of great Faith, great Food, new Friends, and lots of Fun! For more info, call Kristin Nauheimer: 203.512.5285 or visit

ANGEL-ADE, a fundraiser for Al's Angels needs volunteers for its lemonade stands in Greenwich, New Canaan, Westport and Fairfield on Sat., June 4.  (Rain date June 5.) To volunteer or to add a stand location to the list, contact Al DiGuido: 100 % of all donations to Angel-ade go directly to Al's Angels to help children and families battling cancer, rare blood diseases & severe financial hardship.

ST. PIUS X 60th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT On June 5th at 4 pm featuring soloist Krista Adams Santilli, the parish choir and cantors, and other instrumentalists in a celebration of the Sacred and the Sublime with a light reception to follow in the Faith Center. Suggested donations are $20 per person with proceeds to benefit the St. Pius X music program and ministry of the Little Sisters of the Poor.

CANCER WALK AND RUN to support Hope in Motion will have teams from Trinity Catholic High School and Middle School. Teachers, students, alumni, family and friends from both schools are welcome to join the team or to show their support by making a donation and/or signing up to walk with the team. This year's event will take place on Sun., June 5, at Columbus Park in downtown Stamford. The 5k and 10k runs start at 8 am; the walk starts at 10 am.To register or donate, go to,  click on “Walk & Run” and search for team TRINITY CATHOLIC HS & MS. 100% of the funds raised go directly to the Bennett Cancer Center in Stamford.

BENEFIT CONCERT at St. Emery Parish, Fairfield, will be held on Sun., June 5, at 3 pm with “Phantom of the Opera” star Frank Mastrone, the St. Emery Festival Choir, and parish music director Anthony Procaccini. Music of Irving Berlin, from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma,” and by J.S. Bach, Zoltan Kodaly, Franz Liszt. Donation: $10; children under 12 are free. A reception follows the performance. For more info, contact the parish: 203.334.0312.

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Around the Diocese

May 20, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—You’ll enjoy this “Around the Diocese” week in review by Diocesan Social Media Leader John Grosso. The video begins with last weekend’s beautiful Pentecost Vigil at St. Augustine Cathedral in downtown Bridgeport, moves on to the 22nd Celebrity Breakfast to benefit Merton Center held on Wednesday and makes a couple of other stops around the diocese.

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Bishop updates Stamford parents on Strategic Plan for Elementary Schools

May 19, 2016

STAMFORD—The diocese has hired Partners in Mission, a full service-consulting firm focused exclusively on Catholic schools, to guide the Strategic Planning for Catholic elementary schools in Stamford.

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Mad Dog howls for Merton Center

May 18, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—Legendary sports talk host Christopher Mad Dog Russo let out his trademark howl to begin the 22nd Annual Celebrity Merton Center Breakfast and the morning went on to raise almost $150,000 for the downtown soup kitchen.

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Dr. McAleer edits new book
of Cardinal Egan's columns

May 18, 2016

NEW YORK—His Eminence, Edward Cardinal Egan, had two unfinished projects on his desk on the day he died, March 5, 2015, and they both involved the Diocese of Bridgeport.

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A Most Fitting Day To Be With Saint Anthony of Padua

May 17, 2016

STAMFORD—On Tuesday, June 14, Flag Day, a holy and first class relic of Saint Anthony of Padua will visit The Basilica of Saint John the Evangelist on Atlantic Avenue in Stamford. 

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A Special Report—Vigil of Pentecost!

May 17, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—Diocesan Social Media Leader John Grosso, along with Social Media Intern Grace Wagner, have introduced a new “Special Report” video series to highlight important events around the Diocese.

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A close shave for charity

May 16, 2016

NORWALK—Fr. Michael Boccaccio and St. Philip parish have been raising funds to fight hunger for the last thirteen years, totaling over $300,000.

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Pentecost is the Festival of Our Salvation

BRIDGEPORT—Hundreds of faithful filled St. Augustine Cathedral last night for the Vigil of Pentecost Mass celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano.

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Trinity Catholic High School conducts “Distractology” program

May 12, 2016

STAMFORD—Trinity Catholic High School, under the supervision of Dave Chiappetta, conducted a “Distractology” program for all TCHS students who have a learners permit and/or have been driving for under three years.

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St. Vincent's College Presents Distinguished Alumni Award to Shelton Resident Ann Ballas

May 12, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—St. Vincent’s College is pleased to announce this year’s Distinguished Alumni of the Year, Ann Ballas, RN, CRN, Class of 1981. A resident of Shelton, Conn., Ann was presented the award during the Annual Alumni Day Cocktail Reception.

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Pentecost Vigil set for Saturday Night at the Cathedral

May 12, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—Hundreds of faithful are expected to fill St. Augustine Cathedral this Saturday, 7:30 pm (May 14) for the Vigil of Pentecost Mass celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano. All are welcome to attend.

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How a visit to New Covenant Center changed a sixth grader’s mindset

May 12, 2016

GREENWICH—After walking several blocks down Greenwich Avenue on a rainy spring night, I see bright light glowing from Le Pain Quotidien.

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