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Bishop asks for Prayer Intentions
as he travels to Lourdes

April 29, 2015

LOURDES—This evening I will be traveling with the Knights and Dames of the Order of Malta to the Shrine of Our Lady at Lourdes in France.

I will be joining nearly 400 people on this special six day pilgrimage, including over 50 people who are seriously ill and are traveling to Lourdes to seek spiritual and perhaps even physical healing.


Click to see photos of Bishop Caggiano and 400 area Catholics who are in Lourdes this weekend

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Serra Club encourages vocations

April 29, 2015

FAIRFIELD—The Serra Club, an international organization dedicated to promoting and nurturing vocations to the priesthood and religious life, has a new chapter. On April 28 in the Mary Mother of God Chapel at St. Pius X Parish, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano formally chartered the Serra Club of Bridgeport in a Mass and reception.

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Fairfield County economic and social trends challenge the Church

April 29, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Social issues from growing inequality to  the rising number of foreign born residents have important implications for the Church and other service institutions rooted in the area, said Chris Bruhl, CEO of the Fairfield County Business Council.

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Imagination is God’s gift
to the dreamer

April 28, 2015

FAIRFIELD—Each year St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School hosts an annual Art Show. Our talented Art Teacher, Ms. Bonnie Bello, organizes a school-wide Art Show. You can imagine that this is no small undertaking. During an art class Ms. Bello introduces an artist and his or her unique technique and style.

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CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS PRAY THE ROSARY & DISCUSSION (ages 18-35)
at St. Theresa Parish Center lower level, 5301 Main St., Trumbull on May 7 from 7:30-8:30pm. Open to all. For info email raytar.theresa@gmail.com


MASS FOR PATRON SAINT OF MOTHERHOOD on May 7 at 6:45pm in honor of St. Gerard, patron of motherhood at Sacred Heart Church 37 Schuyler Ave., Stamford. All are invited.  For info email: sacredparish@optonline.net.



CURSILLO ULTREYAS
to be held on May 7 at St. James, Stratford at 7pm. 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/



WEST SIDE STORY
presented by Immaculate High School, 73 Southern Boulevard in Danbury on Thurs., May 7 through Sat., May 9.  Shows are at 7pm, with a 1:30pm matinee on Sat., May 9. Tickets purchased online at: www.immaculatehs.org. Reserved tickets $25, adults $20, seniors and students $15, matinee tickets $10.  More info http://ihswestside.weebly.com.  Here is a sneak preview of two of our students, Jack Garvey as Tony and Emma Giorgio as Maria, singing "Tonight" from the show!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1k6M9iXjrk



SPRING FLING CATHOLIC SINGLES MINGLE FUNDRAISER
held May 8 from 6:30-9:30pm presented by the Catholic Fellowship of New York to benefit the Catholic Medical Mission Board at "49 Grove Lounge", 49 Grove St., NY, NY 10014.  Enjoy drink specials, ice breaker games and meet lots of singles.  Tickets $15.75 before May 1, $20 at door or online. Email: catholicfellowship@ymail.com



MUSICAL COMEDY “THE DROWSY CHAPERONE”
at Notre Dame High School Fairfield on May 8 at 8pm and May 9 at 2pm and 8pm at the Edgerton Center for Performing Arts at Sacred Heart University. Tickets $15pp; $10 for seniors and $7 for students and children. Tickets (reserved seating) can be purchased by contacting Theresa Marzik at tmarzik@notredame.org or 203-372-6521



YOUNG ADULTS MEET
(ages 21-35) St Aloysius' Deacon Steve Pond will lead a discussion at 5pm on Sat., May 9 in Stapleton Hall at St Aloysius, New Canaan entitled, "The Healing Power of Christian Spirituality". Come hear a practical and personal perspective on the power of Christian belief to heal and/or change things for the better. Learn simple ways to incorporate the Spirit into your life and other techniques that help overcome obstacles. Bring your questions. Light refreshments will be provided. For info and to RSVP starcc.youngadults@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook, search for St. Aloysius Young Adult Fellowship.


"COME & SEE" MASS - The Secular Franciscan Holy Spirit Fraternity invites everyone to St. Emery’s Church, 838 Kings Hwy. East, Fairfield, on Sat., May 9 at 9:30am. Msgr. Ernest Esposito will celebrate a Mass in church followed with a social and meeting in the Church Hall.  “Come and See” if you are being called to a vocation in the Secular Franciscan Order.   All are welcome!  For info call (203) 255-8801.



FOURTH GENERAL SESSION OF SYNOD
on Sat., May 9 from 9:30am-2:30pm at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Trumbull.  www.2014synod.com


MOTHER'S DAY MASS & BRUNCH at Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford on Sun., May 10 at 10am. This Mother’s Day, why not skip the mediocre restaurant fare and celebrate with Mom at Holy Family? Attend a special Mass for mothers and families and then enjoy a delicious brunch prepared by Holy Family’s extraordinary chef, Joe Ethier including: chilled jumbo shrimp with Old Bay Remoulade; calamari and smoked seafood; steamed arctic sea bass; baked boneless organic chicken breast; frittata with tomatoes, basil and asiago cheese; coffee-rubbed beef tenderloin; house smoked turkey breast; mini cupcakes; crème brulee; chocolate mousse cake; and chocolate dipped strawberries. Children’s menu available. $45pp; $12 children 4-12; children under 4, free.  For reservation call (860) 760-9705 or go to www.holyfamilyretreat.org


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Francis: Priests should never refuse baptism to one who asks

April 27, 2015

ROME—In words that may be interpreted to rebut Catholic priests who refuse to baptize children of same-sex couples, Pope Francis has said that priests should not refuse baptism to anyone who asks for the sacrament.

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Bridgeport mural dedicated
to Pope John Paul II

April 27, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—After naming a street corner after Pope John Paul II, the city's Polish community wanted to do a little more to celebrate their favorite saint.

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A taste of Alpha!

April 24, 2015

DANBURY—What is Alpha? Find out April 25, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Danbury.  Alpha is a direct response to the New Evangelization and our call to be "Missionary Disciples."

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People of faith should live with Joy!

April 24, 2015

NORWALK—In the keynote talk of last week’s diocesan workshop, “Pope Francis and the Promise of the Family,” noted writer and speaker Dr. Scott Hahn encouraged people to share their joy about being a Catholic with family members, friends and co-workers.

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World Youth Day 2016

April 24, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano is calling all youth to World Youth Day in 2016. Lets take a Diocesan pilgrimage to World Youth Day Krakow in July 2016 with Bishop Caggiano to see Pope Francis. 

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Working with God

April 23, 2015

NORWALK—On Wednesday evening, April 22, the chapel of the Convent of the Sisters of St. Thomas of Villanova on West Rocks Road in Norwalk was re-dedicated at a special Mass.

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‘Songs from the Spirit’ debuts
at St. Maurice

April 23, 2015

WESTON—Guitar in hand, Vince DeFelice stood by the altar at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Weston.

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On Earth Day we celebrate the beauty and wonder of God’s creation!

April 22, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Our Holy Father has reminded us that “Creation is not a property, which we can rule over at will; or, even less, is the property of only a few: Creation is a gift, it is a wonderful gift that God has given us, so that we care for it and we use it for the benefit of all, always with great respect and gratitude.”

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Diocese names director

April 22, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Siobhan Lidington of Norwalk has been named executive director of the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund. The appointment was made by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano.

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St Joseph School student presents bishop
with Brooklyn Bridge

April 21, 2015

SHELTON—When Bishop Caggiano visited St. Joseph School in Shelton at the beginning of April, he received an astonishing and totally unexpected gift.

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Auditions set for new Diocesan Youth Choir

April 20, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—The Diocese of Bridgeport has announced audition times and places for its new Choir for Youth (C4Y) that will perform at diocesan liturgies with the Bishop and special events throughout the year.

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Pope Francis and the Promise of the Family coming to Norwalk

April 16, 2015


NORWALK—Dr. Scott Hahn, Kimberly Hahn and Dr. Alan Hunt will be at All Saint's School in Norwalk on Saturday, April 18 from 8:30 am-5 pm, to offer inspiration, encouragement and creative solutions to the challenges of married life and parenting as envisioned by Pope Francis. 

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

Bishop Frank Caggiano invites the youth
and young adults (ages 15 1/2-35)
of the Diocese of Bridgeport to join him
on a pilgrimage of a lifetime.

Click this link
for a message from Bishop Frank


Visit the website:
wyd.bridgeportdiocese.com


Scholarships available.
For info email Julie Rodgers at:
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or call 203.416.1449


Easter in the Diocese

Easter Message from Bishop Caggiano

Easter Vigil

Stations of the Cross

Good Friday Observances

Holy Thursday

Chrism Mass




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