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SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT ST. ANN'S FIELD, 481 Brewster St., Bridgeport with jazz piano local legend Wayne Heller and his band on Tues., Aug. 5 from 6-8pm. Rain date Wed., Aug. 6 same time.  Bring a picnic, wine, lawn chair, Frisbee - family & friends! $5pp, children under 12 admission free.  


FREE BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR SUPPORT GROUP OFFERED AT ST. VINCENT’S MEDICAL CENTER meets on the first and third Tuesdays of every monthfrom 5:30-70pm on Level 4 of the Elizabeth Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care, 2800  Main St., Bridgeport.   Upcoming dates are Aug. 5, Aug. 19 and Sept. 2.  Group provides information and resource to women dealing with breast cancer at any stage of survivorship.  Patients are given the opportunity to share their questions and concerns about the disease.No reservations required, free parking with validated ticket. For info call 203-576-6158.


MULTI-PARISH YOUNG ADULT GROUP open to all at St. Marguerite's in Brookfield will meet Aug. 8 from 7-9pm in the church hall.  Open to all.  Join us for prayer, discussion, fun, fellowship and refreshments.  For info or to be included on the email list for activities apart from group meetings, call Maria M. (203) 798-6923, Maria V. (203) 775-2135, or Greg (203) 512-1875.


NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING NIGHT - TRAINING FOR CLERGY at St. Rose of Lima in Newtown, Fri., Aug. 8 at 7pm in the Rectory Conference Room.  This will be an informal gathering to provide clergy with the tools and resources necessary to understand the biology of NFP, the theology behind it, how it plays out in marriage, and to answer questions regarding sexuality for married couples. Contact Al and Adrienne Keogler at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 203-994-6692 to register.


GOSPEL LIFE SOCIETY MONTHLY MEETING – Sat., Aug. 9 at 10am after 9am Mass, St. Mary Church, 669 West Ave., Norwalk. Featured speaker is Dr. Joel Brind, PhD, Professor of Human Biology and Endocrinology at Baruch College, City Univ. of NY.  Refreshments served.  For info call Eileen (203) 847-5727 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). See us at www.stmarynorwalk.net.


FIRST MASS MOB IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY! Mass Mob is essentially a flash mob for mass.  We announce a parish, date, and time and everyone meets us there to join in the greatest prayer of the Church - the Mass!  We get to see other parishes and how they celebrate the liturgy, grow in our own faith, AND help other parishes financially. First Mass Mob in Fairfield County will be at St. Peter Church, 695 Colorado Ave., Bridgeport on Aug. 10 at 10:00am (new time!!).  For info email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or www.massmobfc.webs.com or  www.facebook.com/massmobfc or www.twitter.com/MassMobFfldCo, Instagram: @MassMob_FairfieldCounty


SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT ST. ANN'S FIELD, 481 Brewster St., Bridgeport with rock cover band The Pocket Hotties on Tues., Aug. 12 from 6-8pm. Rain date Wed., Aug. 13 same time.  Bring a picnic, wine, lawn chair, Frisbee - family & friends! $5pp, children under 12 admission free.  


CARNIVAL & CAR RAFFLE at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4 Riverside Ave., Riverside, CT from Aug. 12-16. Bring the family! Food, music and fun for all. This year’s car raffle is a 2015 BMW XI SUV in Midnight Blue Metallic. Tickets $25 each; drawing is Sat., Aug. 16 at 11pm at the Carnival. No need to be present to win. Tickets purchased at the Rectory.  Call (203) 637-3661. Click here for flyer


MASS OF HEALING AND HOPE at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, Brookfield on Aug. 14 at 7pm with Fr. George Sankoorkal.  Open to all.


FAN THE FIRE YOUTH RALLY, "Made for More" Aug. 16 from 9am-9pm at St. Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Rd., Newtown. All Teens Grades 8-12 are Welcome! $40pp includes lunch & dinner. Flyer with details/speakers. Registration Form  Adult Participation Form  Youth Participation Form


DOZYNKI (POLISH HARVEST FESTIVAL) held Aug. 16-17 at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 325 Washington Blvd, in Stamford.  Saturday 6pm-2am, Sunday 11:30am-10pm. Live Music, Dancing, Games, Raffles, plus Delicious Polish Food and Beverages.  Call 203-323-4967 for more info.



YOUNG ADULTS BEACH PARTY & MEET THE BISHOP
"Summer Splash" on Sun., Aug. 17 from 2:30-5:30pm starting with Mass celebrated by Bishop Caggiano at Our Lady of the Sea Church, 1200 Shippan Ave., Stamford, then party and dancing on the beach.  Pizza, wine, beer, refreshments and DJ!  Open to young adults age 21-35.   Suggested donation $10pp.  To view/print flyer click here.  To RSVP click here.  For info on Catholic Young Adults in Fairfield County CT go to www.dob-ya.com


SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT ST. ANN'S FIELD, 481 Brewster St., Bridgeport with country band the Bedlam Brothers on Tues., Aug. 19 from 6-8pm. Rain date Wed., Aug. 20 same time.  Bring a picnic, wine, lawn chair, Frisbee - family & friends! $5pp, children under 12 admission free.  


FREE BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR SUPPORT GROUP OFFERED AT ST. VINCENT’S MEDICAL CENTER meets on the first and third Tuesdays of every monthfrom 5:30-70pm on Level 4 of the Elizabeth Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care, 2800  Main St., Bridgeport.   Upcoming dates are Aug. 19 and Sept. 2.  Group provides information and resource to women dealing with breast cancer at any stage of survivorship.  Patients are given the opportunity to share their questions and concerns about the disease.No reservations required, free parking with validated ticket. For info call 203-576-6158.


ITALIAN FESTIVAL AT ST. JUDE in Monroe, CT from Aug. 20-23 (intersection of Rt. 111 and Rt. 110). Great Italian food, desserts from Luigi's Bakery and homemade gelato!  Carnival rides: bracelets $22 per night, or individual tickets. Raffle is 8-Day Cruise to the Bahamas for two, as well as 50/50 raffles. Music and entertainment nightly, and tours of St. Jude prayer shrine open to all. Free parking and admission. Hours:  Aug. 20 & 21 is 6-10pm; Aug. 22 is 6-10:30pm; Aug. 23 is 5-10pm.


MULTI-PARISH YOUNG ADULT GROUP open to all at St. Marguerite's in Brookfield will meet Aug. 22, from 7-9pm in the church hall.  Open to all.  Join us for prayer, discussion, fun, fellowship and refreshments.  For info or to be included on the email list for activities apart from group meetings, call Maria M. (203) 798-6923, Maria V. (203) 775-2135, or Greg (203) 512-1875.



"WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL" movie
opens Aug. 22 starring Jim Caviezel of hit TV show “Person of Interest”. Film tells the story of legendary Catholic high-school football coach Bob Ladouceur who brought the De La Salle High School Spartans to a record-making 151 game winning streak. Great for the whole family! Click here for trailer


“FOOD FOR LIFE: KICK-START YOUR HEALTH” LIVE COOKING CLASS at St. Vincent’s Medical Center  on Thurs., Aug. 27 from 6-7:30pm in the Hawley Conference Center, 4th Floor. “Digestive Health” is designed to advance cancer prevention and survival through nutrition education, research and live cooking demonstration. Free parking; Registration required. Call (203) 576-6158.


9TH ANNUAL NEWTOWN ROAD RACE 5K sponsored by NIKE to benefit Newtown Youth and Family Services on Sat., Aug. 30 at Dickinson Park in Newtown race start time 8am. Our 2014 title sponsor is Nike and Gold Sponsorship include Danbury Hospital, Praxair, Canon USA and Ingersoll Automotive. Also new for this year is Nike microfiber tees. To register go to www.newtownroadrace.com or pick up a registration form at Newtown Youth Academy, Park and Rec or our location at 15 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook. Awards for top female and male runners in each of the eight age brackets. For info call 203-270 4335


LEARN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES starts Sept. 2 for 10 weeks.  $200pp plus a book required for the class may be purchased thru Amazon online.  Proceeds support the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community of the Valley.  Classes held at Our Lady at Peace, 651 Stratford Rd., Stratford.  Checks payable to Father Nick Pavia -Deaf Ministry, 651 Stratford Road, Lordship, Stratford, CT 06615. For info contact ASL Teacher - Dawn Sorrentino at email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  TEENS! This may be used for community service hours.


FREE BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR SUPPORT GROUP OFFERED AT ST. VINCENT’S MEDICAL CENTER meets on the first and third Tuesdays of every monthfrom 5:30-70pm on Level 4 of the Elizabeth Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care, 2800  Main St., Bridgeport. Upcoming date Sept. 2.  Group provides information and resource to women dealing with breast cancer at any stage of survivorship.  Patients are given the opportunity to share their questions and concerns about the disease.No reservations required, free parking with validated ticket. For info call 203-576-6158.


ANNUAL PICNIC with rides, tag sale, Bingo, food, bake sale, 50/50 raffle and more at St. Pius X, 834 Brookside Dr., Fairfield on Sun., Sept. 7 open to all! Outdoor mass at 10:30am; Picnic starts immediately after. Fun for all ages. For info call (203) 255-6134.


PILGRIMAGE TO IRELAND by St. James Parish, Stratford Sept. 10-19. Daily liturgies, prayer services as well as visits to the sacred shrines and landmarks of this beautiful country. For complete itinerary and pricing call (203) 375-5887 ext. 102 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


ANNUAL SEPTEMBER FEST at Our Lady of Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Rd., Fairfield from Sept. 12-14. Featuring rides, games & prizes, tag sale, 50/50 raffle, bingo and amazing food!  Admission is free; wristbands for rides available for purchase.  Hours: Friday 6-10pm, Sat. & Sun. 1-10pm.  For info call (203) 333-9065 or www. assumptionfairfield.org



AN EVENING WITH AMY GRANT
on Fri., Sept. 12 at 8pm at the Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Amy Grant, 6-time Grammy Award winner and best-selling Contemporary Christian artist of all time, has built a long, successful career on music that matters. Make a group, bring the family – don’t miss this rare opportunity!  Tickets: $75, $55, $45, $35 (per-ticket fees apply).  Call Palace Theatre Box Office at (203) 325-4466 or click here.


INTERNATIONAL POT LUCK DINNER at St. Philip Church, 1 Father Conlon Pl., Norwalk on Sept. 13 following the 5:30pm Mass. Click here to sign up. Feel free to wear traditional garments of your country or your favorite team's jersey!  Contact Claudette if you would like to share a dance or other performance. We would also like music cds to play during supper. Join us -It will be a great party!


3RD CANDACE LEE WILLIAMS 5K RUN TO REMEMBER in honor of Immaculate High School graduate who lost her life on 9/11 held Sat., Sept. 13 starting at Tarrywile Park in Danbury, ending at Immaculate High School. Registration 8–9:30am; start of Race 10am; Post Race Party 10:30am–12:30pm with raffle prizes, music, food, and awards ceremony. Proceeds to the Candace Lee Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund at IHS, and Tuesday's Children First Responder Alliance Program. Info go to http://friendsofcandace.com/5k-run-info/


VOCATIONS MASS on Sat., Sept. 13 at 9:30am at St. Emery’s Church, 838 Kings Hwy. East, Fairfield. Father Norman Guilbert 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 further information, call (203)-255-8801.


ANNUAL PICNIC WITH A POLKA MASS AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT at Holy Cross Church, at 750 Tahmore Dr., across from Lake Mohegan in Fairfield on Sept. 14 starting at Noon.  Slovenian & American foods prepared by parishioners. Pig & lamb roast (roasted on grounds of the church), stuffed cabbage, cabbage & noodles, Cevapcici (ethnic sausages), hot dogs, hamburgers, roast beef sandwiches, pulled pork, kielbasa, and liver, bacon & onions.  Beer, wine, soda, homemade desserts, apple strudel, Palacinkas (filled crepes) and more.  Children's games, crafts and raffles. Rain or Shine. Indoors and Outdoor seating. Parking, Handicap accessible. Admission: FREE. Call Parish Office (203) 372-4595


DIOCESAN BLUE MASS Commemorating the Thirteenth Anniversary of 9-11 to be held on Sept. 14 at 11:30am at St. John Church, 1986 Post Rd., Darien, CT.  A Mass for Law Enforcement, Fire and Emergency Medical Service Personnel who serve in the Diocese of Bridgeport.  Everyone welcome!  Reception follows Mass at Blanchard Center on the parish grounds.


BIBLE STUDY BASED ON FILM: "Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother" at St Mary Parish, 55 Catoonah St., Ridgefield week of Sept. 14 and continuing for 8 weeks. Session times: Sundays 9-10:25am; Mondays 9:30-11:30am, or Monday evenings 7-9pm. For info and to register call Kristin McSpedon at (203) 438-0495 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Cost $30pp, payable at first session. Filmed on location in the Holy Land, the film will place you in the midst of the powerful drama of Mary’s earthly life, taking you through her joys and her sorrows. You will learn how she works in our lives today, drawing us ever closer to her divine Son. All welcome! No Bible study experience needed - come and be encouraged!


MASS OF HEALING AND HOPE on Mon., Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m., St. Lawrence Church, Shelton.


BEREAVEMENT PROGRAM - A ten week program at Our Lady of Peace Parish, 10 Ivy St., Lordship/Stratford starts Wed., Sept. 17 from 7-8:30pm for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Registration required. Call the parish office at 203-377-4863, ext.10 for questions or to register. Workbooks provided.



THEOLOGY OF THE BODY (TOB) FOR TEENS
: 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 www.sjcshelton.org/53


SOLEMN VESPER TO OPEN IV DIOCESAN SYNOD on Fri., Sept 19 at 7:30pm at St. Augustine Cathedral. www.2014synod.com


NEW BIBLE STUDY STARTING Fri., Sept. 19 from 9-10:45am at Christ the King Parish, 4700 Madison Ave., Trumbull.  OPEN TO ALL!  Jeff Cavins’ “The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation” Bible Study is a fascinating study that will take you on a journey through the entire Bible. For more info or to reserve study materials call Liz at (203) 268-8695 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


FIRST GENERAL SESSION OF THE SYNOD on Sat., Sept. 20 from 9:30am-2:30pm at St. Catherine, Trumbull  www.2014synod.com


A VOLUNTEER TRAINING PROGRAM FOR PRISON MINISTRY "Gift of Grace" being held Sat., Sept. 20 & 27, Oct. 4 & 18, Sun., Dec. 7 at Diocese of Norwich, Bishop Hines Conference Room, 201 Broadway, Norwich, CT.  Pre-registration required; Parish teams are encouraged.  For info call (860) 848-2237 ext 211 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)Click here for flyer.


OUTDOOR MASS, FOLLOWED BY LUNCH & CONCERT AT TESTO’S featuring renowned Soprano Krista Adams celebrating feast day of St. Pio of Pietrelcina on Sun.,Sept. 21 beginning with outdoor Mass at 12:30pm on the grounds of St. Margaret Shrine, 2523 Park Ave., Bridgeport, followed by a 2pm lunch of delicious Italian food (w/wine & soda, dessert & coffee) at Testo’s Ristorante and Banquets, 1775 Madison Ave., Bridgeport. Luncheon entertainment special Concert by internationally and regionally acclaimed Lyric Soprano, Krista Adams Santilli whose repertoire includes gospel, English/Italian opera, jazz, musical theater, movies, Broadway, classical, etc. $45pp/$10 for children under age 12. Reservations deadline Sept. 13. RSVP to Rose (203) 371-0098; Paola (203) 926-9862 or Emilio (203) 334-3863. All proceeds to ongoing maintenance and beautification of the St. Pio Shrine.


NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL GOLF TOURNAMENT in Memory of Bob Shea Mon., Sept. 22 at Redding Country Club in Redding, CT.  For info on playing or sponsorship contact Theresa Marzik at (203) 372-6521 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Click here for more information. For sponsorship opportunities, click here.


MASS OF HEALING AND HOPE on Mon., Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m., Christ the King Church, Madison Ave. in Trumbull with Father Larry Carew.


PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES-ASSISI-ROME from Sept. 24-Oct. 3 sponsored by A & G Peace Tours, Inc.  Price from NY $3,699 pp/double occupancy.  For info call (718) 423-5077 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or www.agpeacetours.com


NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING CLASSES begin at St. Rose of Lima parish in Newtown on Fri., Sept. 26, and continue Oct. 17 and Nov. 21 from 7-9:30pm. Classes held at the 38 Church Hill Rd., Newtown in the Religious Education building upper room.  It takes the full series of 3 classes to learn the method.  For more info contact Adrienne and Al Keogler at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  To register, or for more info about NFP visit the Couple to Couple League International at www.ccli.org.


NATIONAL CATHOLIC SINGLES CONFERENCE to be held Sept. 27-29 with registration by Thurs., Aug. 15. Join over 400 single Catholics at the 12th National Catholic Singles Conference in King of Prussia, PA. Socials, Mass, time for prayer and a dance on Saturday night. Stay through Sunday night and socialize with fellow NCSC attendees during the post-conference events. Register at www.nationalcatholicsingles.com. The Double Tree Philadelphia at Valley Forge, 301 West DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406.  Get a group of your friends and go to this amazing experience.  For list of Catholic Young Adult Groups in Fairfield County CT go: to www.dob-ya.com.  Contact their leaders to see if anyone would like to go as a group.


SAVE THE DATE FOR THE RED MASS on Sept. 28.  Details TBA.


WALK IN THEIR SHOES MORNING GLORY WALKATHON on Sat., Oct. 4 at 10:00am at Meckauer Park in Bethel, CT.  A homeless person will walk 3-5 miles every day. Take a walk in their shoes by joining Morning Glory's second annual walkathon and help raise awareness and funding for this critical program. Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for a pledge form or begin your own electronic pledge form at www.razoo.com/story/Catholic-Charities-of-Fairfield-County


HARVEST CRAFT FAIR - VENDORS NEEDED on Oct. 11 at St. Mary Church, 566 Elm St., Stamford.  Contact Sharon (203) 327-1606 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)



FIRST DIOCESE OF BRIDGEPORT WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
- Inviting all women to the first ever Catholic Women's Conference on Sat., Oct. 25 at Trumbull Marriott. The day will include Mass with Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, talks, adoration, opportunity for Reconciliation, music, vendors, and more! speakers Dr. Dianne Traflet, Sr. Claire Matthiass CFR, and Genevieve Kineke. Includes Breakfast & lunch. Register before Sept. 20: $45pp.  Between Sept. 21 and Oct. 20: $50. At the door: $55.  Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or click here to register or call (203) 416-1445 or (203) 416-1446.



CT CATHOLIC MEN'S CONFERENCE
on Oct. 25 from 8am-4:45pm at Goodwin College, One Riverside Dr., East Hartford.  Open to all.  Get a guys from your parish and go as a group!  For info go to facebook: ctcatholicmensconference. Get a group of your friends and go to this amazing experience. Click here to view/print conference poster.  For list of Catholic Young Adult Groups in Fairfield County CT go: to www.dob-ya.com.  Contact their leaders to see if anyone would like to go as a group.


CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS SEEKERS RETREAT Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at Sacred Heart Retreat Center, 226 Great Neck Rd., Wareham, MA 02571. Find out how other young adults answer these questions; learn how faith plays a role in their journeys; and take the time to reflect on your own path. Retreatants look at their lives to see where God has been, where God is present, and where God is calling them to be. $50pp begins Fri. Oct. 31 at 6pm ends Sun., Nov. 2 at 2pm. Payment Online, Mailed in Check, Pay at Door, Financial assistance available. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or go to www.charisministries.org/Seekers_FallRiver_OctNov2014


CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS "ENCOUNTER" NATIONAL CONFERENCE is Nov. 8 in Milwaukee, WI. Registration opens July 14. The first 200 registrants will only have to pay $35! To learn more about Encounter Milwaukee click here.  To register click here.  Get a group of your friends and go to this amazing experience.  For list of Catholic Young Adult Groups in Fairfield County CT go: to www.dob-ya.com.  Contact their leaders to see if anyone would like to go as a group. 


SECOND GENERAL SESSION OF THE SYNOD on Sat., Nov. 15 from 9:30am-2:30pm at St. Catherine, Trumbull.  www.2014synod.com


DAY TRIP TO "SIGHT & SOUND" THEATRE IN AMISH COUNTRY TO SEE "MOSES" sponsored by St. Philip Church on Sat., Nov. 15, 2014.  $120pp includes: round trip luxury coach bus transportation, ticket to musical "Moses", day of shopping at Kitchen Kettle Village, Dinner at Plain & Fancy Farm Restaurant.  Departs St. Philip parking lot at 1 Father Colin Place in Norwalk at 7am sharp, returns around midnight. For info or to make reservation call Claudette at (203) 984-2005.  Limited space so reserve early!  To view/print flyer click here. For info on Sight and Sound go to www.sight-sound.com.


NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CATHOLIC YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY (NCCYM) in San Antonio, Texas Dec. 4-6. Our very own Bishop Caggiano is the Episcopal Liaison to the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministers! He has recently released a letter (click here) to all local pastors and Deacons to encourage our participation in the annual event this year. Anyone who is interested in going, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (203) 416-1449. For info www.nccym.info.  



SEEK 2015 FOR ALL COLLEGE-AGE STUDENTS
sponsored by The Fellowship of Catholic University Students on Jan. 1-5, 2015 in Nashville, TN.  A gathering to 'ask, seek and knock' to discover who we are, where we're going and what motivates us; with unexpected twists and turns, you will be challenged, inspired and left wanting more.  For info or to register go to www.seek2015.com. Get a group of your friends and go to this amazing experience.  For list of Catholic Young Adult Groups in Fairfield County CT go: to www.dob-ya.com.  Contact their leaders to see if anyone would like to go as a group.


THIRD GENERAL SESSION OF THE SYNOD on Sat., Feb. 7 from 9:30am-2:30pm at St. Catherine, Trumbull.  www.2014synod.com



TEENS – SAVE THE DATE! Day of Recollection with the Bishop for the Youth
 on Sat., March 28, 2015 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 35 Northfield Rd., Weston, CT from 11am-2pm. Stay tuned for details!  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


FOURTH GENERAL SESSION OF SYNOD on Sat., May 9, 2015 from 9:30am-2:30pm at St. Catherine, Trumbull.  www.2014synod.com


"ENCOUNTER" CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS CONFERENCE  May 29-31, 2015 with Chris Stefanick in St. Louis, MO.  We will have amazing speakers, interactive breakout sessions, late night entertainment, and time for Adoration & Reconciliation. Breakout sessions are focused on the different life stages of the young adult – whether a college student, young adult, married, or consecrated. It is not too early to begin to advertise to your young adults about next summer’s conference! We look forward to seeing you next year at the Encounter Conference!  http://encounterstl.com/


FIFTH AND CLOSING GENERAL SESSION OF SYNOD on Sat., Sept. 19, 2015 at WEBSTER BANK ARENA, Bridgeport.


 

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