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Bishop Caggiano meets with his priests

September 18, 2014

NORWALK—Bishop Frank Caggiano believes that the best way to facilitate communication is to meet face-to-face. In his first year as Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport, he has made communication with his priests a priority. To ensure that priests have the opportunity to present issues to him and ask him questions in an open forum, he has instituted semi-annual priests’ meetings wherein he and the presbyterate (the priests of the diocese) can spend several hours together discussing important issues.

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Preschool opened in Norwalk

September 18, 2014

NORWALK—Room to Grow Preschool of Catholic Charities has announced the opening of its second location in Norwalk at 139 West Rocks Road, behind All Saints School. The pre-school program for children from three to five years old officially opened its doors on September 8, 2014.

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“Religious Liberty after Hobby Lobby” is topic of Red Mass Breakfast

September 17, 2014

FAIRFIELD—The biennial diocesan Red Mass for members of the legal profession will be celebrated on September 28 at 9 am in the Egan Chapel of Fairfield University.

The Mass and the breakfast reception are being hosted by Father Jeffrey von Arx, S.J., president of Fairfield University.

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  • Assumption Parish, 98 Riverside Ave., Westport on Mondays & Wednesdays from 8am-5pm and Thursdays at 7:30am. (203) 227-5477
  • St. Vincent's Medical Center Chapel from 7am-4pm on Sept. 26. Open to all faiths. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed throughout these times.

CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS OF GREATER DANBURY at St. Marguerite's, Brookfield meets Sept 19 (game night and Fall Calendar planning) from 7-9pm in our church hall. We meet every first and third Friday for prayer, refreshments, and fellowship, and welcome YA's ages 18-35. Join us for hikes, concerts, dances, and Holy Hours, etc., and for Diocesan YA Ministry events.  To receive emails on meeting reminders and events, email Maria at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 203-798-6923. Join us on Facebook by searching for our group by name after logging in."

: High School Edition by Brian Butler, and Jason & Crystalina Evert - 12 weekly sessions begins Sept. 19 at St. Joseph Parish, 50 Fairmont Place, Shelton starting at 6:30pm.  Open to all high school age teens. Theology of the Body for Teens: High School Edition is for Catholic teenagers based on John Paul II's Theology of the Body that helps them understand the meaning of their bodies, the significance of their sexuality, the purpose of their lives, and how they were uniquely created for greatness. Course starts with 1/2 hour of Adoration in the Chapel follow up with class 7-8:30pm. To register contact Linda Gorel at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  St. Joseph Senior High Youth Group

on Fri., Sept 19 at 7:30pm at St. Augustine Cathedral, Bridgeport, CT. OPEN TO ALL!

4TH ANNUAL ARTS & CRAFTS ON BEDFORD STREET, Stamford - an outreach event for the New Covenant House Soup Kitchen held on Sat., Sept. 20 from 11am-8pm and Sun., Sept. 21 from 10am-5pm.  Raffles and over 100 boutiques on Bedford Street which will be closed to traffic.  Come see who we are, and how we are feeding our neighbors in lower Fairfield County!  Click here for flyer.

NEW MEN'S SCRIPTURE STUDY BEGINNING at St. Jude Parish, 707 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe on Sat., Sept. 20 at 7am. OPEN TO ALL! Join us as we study St. Paul’s Letters to the Romans. This is a 16-week Men’s Scripture study. They will follow with a study of Sirach.  No material fee, bring a Bible. For more info call Manny Cambra at 203-261-6404

on Sat., Sept. 20 from 9:30am-2:30pm at St. Catherine, Trumbull

YOUNG ADULTS VOLUNTEER DAY WITH SISTERS OF LIFE - OPEN TO ALL YOUNG ADULTS on Sat., Sept. 20.  Join "The Flock" Young Adults Group for a day volunteering at the Villa Maria Guadalupe in North Stamford, working outside to plant trees and flowers, and helping to prepare the Villa for an upcoming retreat. Lunch provided. Leave from St. John's Basilica, 279 Atlantic St., Stamford at 8am and wrap up by 3pm. For info or if you need a ride email Mary at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or face book:

THE BRITISH ARE COMING! "Beatles, Stones and the British Invasion" Concert to support the Cardinal Sheehan Center After School & Saturday Program on Sat., Sept. 20 at the Bijou Theater in Bridgeport.  7pm complimentary wine bar; show starts at 8pm.  Tickets $40pp.  For info call (203) 336-4468 or or

TEENS – BLESSING OF THE DRIVERS & CARS at Teen Mass, St. Aloysius, 21 Cherry St., New Canaan on Sun., Sept 21 beginning at 5pm. All welcome! Come join us and ask God for the courage and wisdom -- He is always by your side -- let this blessing be a reminder of that!

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Father Hribsek, former pastor
of Holy Cross Parish

September 16, 2014

FAIRFIELD—Father Aloysius Hribsek, former pastor of Holy Cross Parish in Fairfield, died on the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross, September 14, in Stamford Hospital. He was 92 years old.

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Bishop says service of First Responders is “victory of love”

September 13, 2014

DARIEN—At the 13th Annual Blue Mass, which was celebrated this morning on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, Bishop Caggiano reminded those in attendance that September 13 is the anniversary of the day a New York construction worker uncovered the cross that would become “a sign of hope and encouragement” to the country after the terrorist act of 9/11.

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“House of Hope” Food Drive to help Veterans and the underserved

September 12, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—St. Vincent’s Health Services and Aquarion Water Company are launching the 4th Annual “House of Hope” Food Drive, running from September 15 until November 14 to help reduce hunger throughout the Greater Bridgeport area.

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Progress for Trinity Catholic football in 2014

September 11, 2014

STAMFORD—Donny Panapada is proud to be a member of the FCIAC football head coaches fraternity.

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Bishop announces reorganization
of diocesan offices to prepare
for change and renewal

September 09, 2014

NORWALK— Bishop Frank J Caggiano told a gathering of more than 500 lay leaders, pastors and synod delegates that it is important to “get the diocesan house in order” as the 350 delegates of Synod 2014 begins their work to help plan for the future of the Catholic Church in Fairfield County.

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Ribbon cutting at St. Mark's

September 09, 2014

STRATFORD—St. Mark School began their 50th anniversary year with much to celebrate on September 4, the school held its playground ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Windows to the Soul: Fr. Giuliani’s icons
to be featured in Rome exhibit

September 04, 2014

ROME—Fr. John B. Giuliani, a major American artist and priest of the Diocese of Bridgeport, will be featured next week in an exhibit at the Gallery of Contemporary Sacred Art in the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo in Rome.

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Cathedral Academy Volunteer
is "Hometown Hero"

September 04, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—Stephen Mac McLaughlin is better known as Mr. Mac to the students at the St. Augustine upper school campus of Cathedral Academy in Bridgeport.

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Aiming to form amazing parishes

September 03, 2014

DENVER—Some 500 Catholic leaders and their pastors from across the United States met recently at the first-ever Amazing Parish conference in Denver to brainstorm and swap ideas about improving parish life.

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K of C Charity: Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts

September 02, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—This month's Knights of Columbus charity focuses on renewed efforts to help Connecticut residents recover from damages sustained during Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

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VOTF Mass for Success of Synod

August 29, 2014

NORWALK—Voice of the Faithful (VOTF) has invited all delegates to the 2014 Synod and the general public to attend a special Mass for the success of the Synod on September 11 at 7:30 pm at Saint Philip Church in Norwalk.

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Life is a Picnic with the Bishop

August 27, 2014

TRUMBULL—Bishop Caggiano has publicly expressed that he thinks his Trumbull residence is too big, but sometimes it is good to have lots of room to entertain.

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Pilgrimage to National Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Washington, NJ
Saturday, November 8, 2014

Announcement of Themes
for Synod 2014

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Save the Date

Special Needs Mass
September 21, 2014
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Holy Cross Parish
750 Tahmore Drive, Fairfield, CT

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