Promote life by protecting, sharing clean water, pope says

February 24, 2017

VATICAN CITY—Access to clean drinking water is a basic human right and a key component in protecting human life, Pope Francis said.

"The right to water is essential for the survival of persons and decisive for the future of humanity," the pope said Feb. 24 during a meeting with 90 international experts participating in a "Dialogue on Water" at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.

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Statement of the Diocese
of Bridgeport regarding Amber Alert

February 24, 2017

Related to the Amber Alert for six-year old Aylin Sofia Hernandez, the Diocese of Bridgeport can confirm that she is a First Grade student at St. Raphael Academy in Bridgeport.

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Pope’s vision is one of “encounter
and openness” says Nuncio to the U.S.

February 23, 2017

FAIRFIELD—The vision of Pope Francis for the 21st Century Catholic Church is one of “openness, encounter, and engagement with the world,” Archbishop and Apostolic Nuncio Christophe Pierre said last night at Sacred Heart University, in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit.

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CALLING ALL KOLBE HIGH SCHOOL MEN from the Class of 1967l! We are planning your 50th Reunion event and want to hear from you. We are looking for your updated contact information and ideas for this great celebration. Please email rsantoli@kolbecaths.org to update your contact information and to learn more!


NOTRE DAME High School (Boy's and Girls) Class of 1966 is planning a 50th Reunion for the spring of 2017. If you are interested in working on the Class of 1966 Reunion committee or would like to receive more information, contact the Alumni Office: tmarzik@notredame.org or 203.372.6521 ext. 242.


THE PROPHETS, a Bible study course featuring Thomas Smith from Ascension Press, meets at St. Cecilia Parish, Stamford, Thurs. evenings at 7:15, repeated Fri. mornings at 9:15 in the Parish Center. For more info, contact Vicki Alton: 203.322.8526 or VickiA@optonline.net


CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS of Greater Danbury (ages 18-35) Ice Skating on Fri., Feb. 24, at 8:30 pm for DJ Skate night at the Danbury Ice Arena, 1 Independence Way, Danbury. For more info, email catholic.ya.danbury@gmail.com.


CASINO NIGHT to benefit the Shehan Center’s After School & Saturday program for K-8 children will be held Fri., Feb. 25, at The Inn at Long Shore in Westport. For more info, call 203.336.4468.


THE GREAT SHEHAN TRIVIA CONTEST: Form a team! Join the fun on Tues., Feb 28, at the  Holiday Inn, 1070 Main St., Bridgeport. For more info and to register, call 203.336.4468.


STAMFORD LENTEN ADULT BIBLE STUDY entitled “The Scriptural Roots of the Sacraments” will be a six-week study held at Trinity High School every Thurs. in Lent, starting March 2, from 7-8:30 pm. The study, led by Fr. Joseph Gill, will examine how the sacraments, such as the Eucharist and Reconciliation, are grounded in the Word of God, prefigured in the Old Testament and then coming in fullness in the New. All adults who want to grow in their faith are invited to join us! For more info, contact Fr. Gill at frjosephgill@gmail.com.


FIRST FRIDAY LECTURE SERIES at St. Luke Parish, Westport continues on Fri., March 3, at 7:30 pm (wine and cheese reception, 7 pm.)  Harold Attridge, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Divinity and former dean of Yale Divinity School will speak on "Jesus and Empire:  Early Christians and the Power of Rome." All are welcome. For more info, call 203.227.7245.


DIVORCED AND SEPARATED Catholics are invited to join “Hearts Renewed,” a support group for divorced or separated men and women. Meetings are held in Fairfield on the first and third Fri. of every month (March 3; March 17) at 7:30. For more info and for directions, call Bette: 203.338.0503 or Peggy: 203.834.1287.


“AL TALKS THE WALKS:” the 130th communion breakfast of the Knights of Columbus St. Augustine Council will be held Sunday, March 5. Mass at St. Mary Parish, Stamford, 8:30 am; breakfast at 10 am at the Knights Hall, 507 Shippan Ave. Guest speaker: Al Forte, originator of the Pray for Peace Walks. Tickets: $15; buy tickets before Wed., March 1. For more info or for tickets, contact Tom: 203.249.9644, or Al: 203.940.3651.


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Youngster’s “Highly Effective”
ER Project

February 23, 2017

FAIRFIELD—Sarah Maynard of Fairfield, is already incorporating the principles of affecting change into her life at the tender age of 12 as evidenced by the project she came up with to help children who come to St. Vincent’s Emergency Room.

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"Fairfield at 75" — Rev. Thomas J. Regan Bellarmine Lecture, February 22

February 22, 2017

FAIRFIELD—Rev. Thomas J. Regan, S.J., will present his lecture, "Fairfield University 1942-2017: Seventy-Five Years and Counting!" at the annual Fairfield University Bellarmine Lecture in the Dolan School of Business Dining Room on Wednesday, February 22 at 7:30 pm.

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Teens to fast to fight hunger

February 21, 2017

NORWALK—The St. Philip Youth Group is sponsoring its fourteenth annual 30 Hour Famine the weekend of February 25 and 26 for middle and high school students in Norwalk and the neighboring towns.

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Immaculate High School Artists and CyberPatriots Win State Awards

February 21, 2017

DANBURY—In the past two months, Immaculate High School (IHS) students have won prestigious awards in both art and technology competitions. IHS strives to allow students to attain both academic and extracurricular personal success, and these awards reflect that commitment.

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Papal Nuncio to speak at Sacred Heart University on Wednesday

February 21, 2017

FAIRFIELD—Archbishop and Apostolic Nuncio Christophe Pierre will receive an honorary degree during Sacred Heart University’s Special Academic Convocation Wednesday, February 22, at 2 pm, in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. A reception will follow the convocation.

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Diocesan commitment to financial transparency

February 18, 2017

BRIDGEPORT—The Diocese of Bridgeport, in the continued practice of full transparency, has released its Consolidated Financial Statements as well as The Faith in the Future Fund, Inc. financial statements for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2016.

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Malta House in Norwalk to hold Annual Gala Honoring Bishop Caggiano

February 16, 2017

NORWALK—Malta House, a residence for homeless pregnant and parenting mothers of all faiths and their children in Norwalk, will hold its Annual Gala on Saturday, April 29, at Woodway Country Club in Darien.

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Immaculate boys win Class S indoor track title; Mustang girls take second

February 15, 2017

NEW HAVEN—The Immaculate High School boys indoor track and field team won the Class S state championship Tuesday night at the Floyd Little Athletic Center, and the Immaculate girls finished second to perennial powerhouse Bloomfield.

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Personal account enhances Confirmation session

February 14, 2017

DARIEN—On February 13, Father John Connaughton, director of vocations for the Diocese of Bridgeport, conducted a Confirmation session for over 220 Confirmation candidates in the eighth and ninth grades at St. Thomas More Parish. Father Connaughton spoke with the confirmandis on the history & origin of the Gifts of the Spirit.

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State of the Diocese:
Synod initiatives coming to fruition

February 13, 2017

BRIDGEPORT—The Diocese of Bridgeport is moving into an era where “Synod initiatives are coming to fruition,” said Bishop Frank J. Caggiano in his State of the Diocese address for the year 2016.

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Parishes begin implementing Pastoral Plans

February 12, 2017

BRIDGEPORT—As we enter 2017, parishes are moving to implement the goals and action steps articulated in the pastoral plans created over the last year. 

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Catholic Underground Tonight!

On Saturday, February 11, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will lead the participants of Catholic Underground in a Eucharistic Holy Hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, including praise and worship, prayerful silence, and the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

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A banner week for our Diocese!
Hear all about the Nuncio visit,
30 Hour Famine, and much more
in this week's episode
of Around the Diocese in 60 Seconds!


(2/1/2017) Bishop unveils Stamford elementary school plan



(2/5/2017) Bishop addresses Shelton/Monroe Parents - Presentation



(2/5/2017) Bishop addresses Shelton/Monroe Parents - Q & A

 



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