“Best is yet to come,” Bishop tells Synod Volunteers

October 09, 2015

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TRUMBULL - Bishop Caggiano said “thank you” to more than 200 Synod Celebration Mass volunteers last night at a dinner held in the Parish Center of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Trumbull.

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A visit from Ave Maria Law School Founder and President

October 09, 2015

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SOUTHPORT — Bishop Frank J. Caggiano described Ave Maria Law School as “a gift of grace in a moment of need in the life of the church” as the nation faces serious ethical, legal and constitutional issues.

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Bishop Caggiano to speak on reconciliation at Congregation
B’nai Israel

October 07, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—The Most Reverend Frank Caggiano , Bishop of Bridgeport, will be guest speaker Friday, October 23 during the Shabbat service at Congregation B’nai Israel commemorating the 50th anniversary of a historic Vatican document creating sweeping changes in the teachings of the Catholic Church and its relationship with Jews.

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Merciful saint draws long lines
at Trumbull church

October 07, 2015

TRUMBULL—The line inside St. Theresa Church stretched from the altar to the last pew, when it wasn’t twisting out the door and around the corner.

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OUTSIDE ROSARY RALLY in honor of Our Lady of Fatima will be held Sat., Oct. 10, at 12 noon at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Parish, Join us as we gather to say the Rosary at our Blessed Mother Statue in front of the church. For more info, call the parish: 203.775.5117.

- We are having a reunion for all students, nuns, priests, and lay teachers of St. Johns School in Stamford on Oct. 10 at the Basilica of St. John’s in Stamford, starting with 6pm Mass and Dinner & Reception beginning at 7 pm. Spread the word to family and friends, young and old, near and far, the more the merrier. If you, or someone you know is interested email Erin.Cody@SunGard.com with your first last (maiden) name, contact info (email and home address), and year you graduated. Or you may call Ann Cody at 203.325.3128. Let us know if you would like to join the committee. More details as date draws nearer. 

DIA DE LA RAZA, a Columbus Day celebration featuring an international festival of foods and cultures, will be held at St. Mary Parish, Bridgeport, on Sun., Oct. 11, at 12:30 in the parish hall. Food, music and samples of dozens of cultural specialties. For more info, call the parish: 203.334.8811.

“CONCERT AT THE VILLA” A fundraising event featuring the world renowned vocalist Stefano Algieri will be held at Villa Notre Dame in Wilton on Sun., Oct. 11. Mass beginning at 11 am. A Luncheon and Auction will take place following Mass, at noon, and the Concert will begin at 2 pm. All proceeds will benefit the School Sisters of Notre Dame educational ministries and the care of elderly and infirm sisters. Price for the luncheon and concert is $60 per person, in advance, $70 at the door. Special clergy price of $20 is available. For reservations, advertising or sponsorship opportunities, call Liz Ryan at 203.762.4114 or email: lryan@amssnd.org or website www.amssnd.org

ANNUAL HARVEST DINNER, Sun., Oct. 11 at 1 pm in Pilgrim Hall, 50 Montfort Rd., Rte. 118, Litchfield, CT. Tickets are available until Mon., Oct. 5. Adult $25; Family $45 (parents and children under 15 only). For more info or for dinner tickets call: 860.567.1041 or go to lourdesshrinect@gmail.com or www.shrinect.org

33 DAYS TO MORNING GLORY: A 6-week consecration to Mary, to be held Tues. mornings starting Oct. 13 at St. Cecilia Parish, Stamford. This user-friendly retreat by Fr. Michael Gaitley will bless even the busiest of people. Cost: workbook - $20;  '33 Days to Morning Glory' book - $5.00.  For more info or to register, contact
Vicki Alton: Vickia@optonline.net or 203.322.8526.

GIANT TAG SALE will be held at the Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield,  50 Montfort Rd., Rte. 118, Litchfield, Thurs., Oct. 15-Sat., Oct. 17 from 9 am-4:30 pm and Sun., Oct. 18 from 11:30 am-2 pm. For more info, call 860.567.1041 or email: lourdesshrinect@gmail.com.

33 DAYS TO MORNING GLORY: A 6-week consecration to Mary, to be held Tues. mornings starting Oct. 13 at 9:15 am at St. Cecilia Parish, Stamford. This user-friendly retreat by Fr. Michael Gaitley will bless even the busiest of people. Cost: workbook - $20; ’33 Days to Morning Glory’ book - $5.00. For more info or to register, contact: Vicki Alton, Vickia@optonline.net, 203.322.8526.

“WALKING WITH PURPOSE”—Bible Study for Catholic Women at Saint Luke Parish, 49 Turkey Hill Road North, Westport, Thurs. mornings at 10 am (Evening session will be added starting Advent). for more info contact Maureen Fleming, SSND at schotzi@aol.com or 203.222.0478

MAGNIFICAT a Ministry to Catholic Women will host a prayer breakfast on Sat., Oct. 17, 9:30-12:30 at Ethan Allen, Danbury, CT. Margaret Beutler will be the guest speaker. Cost $25 pre register by Sat., Oct. 10. No tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, call Fran Hood 203.744.1856 or email s.m.hood@sbcglobal.net. Click here for Invitation (also available on Bridgeport Diocese Website under Woman’s Ministry section).

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Documentary on Our Lady of Guadalupe to Air on ABC This Fall

October 08, 2015

NEW HAVEN—A new documentary film narrated by actor Jim Caviezel offers original insights into the details, story and impact of the 16th century apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe—one of the most recognizable religious icons in the American hemisphere.

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Bridgeport abortion facility closes

October 07, 2015

BRIDGEPORT — Forty years of confrontations between pro-life and pro-choice advocates, which resulted in close 1,000 arrests and and several civil suits, are ending.

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Major relics of saint to visit Trumbull on Tuesday in only state stop

October 06, 2015

TRUMBULL—More than 50 stops across 16 states in three months—a hectic tour schedule.

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Catholic Underground this Saturday

October 06, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Catholic Underground is coming to the Diocese of Bridgeport beginning in October.

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Catholics wrestle with immigration issues

October 04, 2015

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FAIRFIELD—The world is facing its worse refugee crisis since the end of World War II, Rev. Rick Ryscavage, S.J. said at the Annual Red Mass and Breakfast held at Fairfield University.

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Bishop praises women
for “Walking with Purpose”

STAMFORD— “We’re here celebrating the great gift Walking with Purpose is to the church and to the Diocese of Bridgeport,” Bishop Frank Caggiano told 330 women throughout the diocese who gathered at the Italian Center.

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Bishop Caggiano visits Sacred Heart, holds Mass, blesses new gym

October 01, 2015

GREENWICH—Growing up in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y., the future Bishop Frank Caggiano was fascinated by a November ritual of the father of his good friend, Gino.

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Red Mass set for Sunday

September 29, 2015

FAIRFIELD—The 2015 Red Mass will take place on Sunday, October 4,  9 am at the Egan Chapel of Fairfield University, 1073 N. Benson Road, Fairfield, Connecticut. 

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Pope says he left U.S. praying for, impressed by its people

September 28, 2015

PHILADELPHIA—As the American Airlines plane taking him to Rome from Philadelphia took off, Pope Francis said he pictured the faces of all the people he met, and he prayed for them.

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Pope: “Encounter Christ” in the faces of the city

September 26, 2015

NEW YORK—An incredible mildness overtook the city, perhaps because Pope Francis—“Papa Francisco” as many called out to him joyfull as he passed—appeared to be everywhere.

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In New York service, pope offers encouragement to men, women religious

September 25, 2015

NEW YORK—During an evening prayer service at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, Pope Francis thanked the nation’s priests, brothers and women religious for their service and gave particular thanks to women religious saying, “Where would the church be without you?”

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Pope to Congress: Stop bickering, world needs your help

September 24, 2015

WASHINGTON—The past, the promise and the potential of the United States must not be smothered by bickering and even hatred at a time when the U.S. people and indeed the world need a helping hand, Pope Francis told the U.S. Congress.

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Synod Mass Recap

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Diocese of Bridgeport
Catholic Women's Conference 2015

Woman here in our Diocese?
YOU are invited for a day
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Old Greenwich, CT

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Annual Respect
Life Mass

Sunday, October 18

12 pm at St. Matthew Parish, Norwalk

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