Items below are published as the 'Bits & Pieces' section in the Fairfield County Catholic Newspaper.
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Note: publication is not guaranteed. Priority is given to Catholic activities and events within Fairfield County.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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.
TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS is celebrated at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Parish, Brookfield, the first Sun. of each month (March 5) at 4 pm. For more info, call the parish: 203.775.5117.
MASSES OF HEALING AND HOPE: the Charismatic Renewal Services announces the following special Masses: Mon., March 6, at 7 pm at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Fairfield with Fr. Larry Carew; Wed., March 15, at 7:30 pm at Sacred Heart Parish, Byram, with Fr. Carew; Mon., March 20, at 7:30 pm at St. Lawrence Parish, Shelton, with Fr. Ed Nadolny. For more info, call the Charismatic Renewal Office: 203.456.5610. NOTE: Change of telephone number for Charismatic Renewal.
ENTRANCE EXAM for Sacred Heart Academy, Hamden, for applicants to grades 9 and 10 will be held Tues., March 7, from 9 am-12 noon at the Academy, 265 Benham Street in Hamden. Students must submit the Application for Admission online at www.sacredhearthamden.org, with $60 fee, and contact Director of Admission Elaine Lamboley: 203.288.2309, ext. 307 for an interview.
NAT’L CONFERENCE OF GREGORIAN CHANT in Pastoral Ministry and Religious Education will be held March 10-11 at St. Joseph’s Seminary (Dunwoodie) in Yonkers, NY. Topics include Sacred Music in Spanish-Speaking Communities, Chant Camp for Parishes, Pastoral Care of Musicians, and Liturgical Formation in Catholic Schools. Featuring keynote addresses by Msgr. Robert Skeris, Fr. Christopher Smith, and Mark Langley. Register by Feb. 1 at http://dunwoodiemusic.org/conference.
CATHOLIC UNDERGROUND will meet the second Sat. of every month (March 11), from 7:30-10 pm at St. Ann Parish in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport. It’s an evening of Adoration, Reconciliation, prayer, music, and fellowship. This month will have a concert with Alec Chambers. For more info, go to CONNected Catholics: www.conncatholics.org.
MEN'S RETREAT will be held at Holy Family Retreat Center in West Hartford Fri.-Sun., March 10-12. Retreat starts on Fri. at 6:30 pm. The theme for this year’s retreat is "The Light of Simplicity". For more info or to register, go to www.holyfamilyretreat.org.
MOMs+DADsprayer/support group for those with Down Syndrome, their family and friends meets the third Thurs. of every month (March 16), at 7:30 pm at St. Mary Parish, Norwalk, parish center. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENCOURAGE apostolate for friends and family of loved ones with same sex attractions or gender ID issues, meets the third Sat. of the month (March 18) at 10:30 am and is strictly confidential. For more info contact the Norwalk Chapter: EnCourageNorwalk@gmail.com.
PASSION AND PURPOSE event with international speaker and author Matthew Kelly and special musical guest Eliot Morris will be held at St. Paul Parish, Greenwich, on Sat., April 8, from 9 am-1:30 pm. Cost of tickets and retreat materials: $39. For more info, call the parish: 203.531.8741.
SPIRITS OF HOPE WINE & BEER TASTING Fri., April 21, from 6:30-9:30 pm at Kolbe Cathedral High School, 33 Calhoun Place Bridgeport CT 06604. $25 pp in advance, $30 pp at the door. To order tickets visit www.kolbecaths.org or call 203.335.2554 x24.
ANNUAL LEGACY GALA for Trinity Catholic High School will be held Fri. evening, April 28, at the Italian Center in Stamford. Bishop Caggiano will be honored at this year's event. For more info and for tickets, contact Betsy Mercede: email@example.com or 203.322.3401, ext. 303.