All items below are also published monthly as the Bits & Pieces Calendar in the Fairfield County Catholic.
The deadline for calendar submissions for each month is the 1st of that month.
Note: publication is not guaranteed. Priority is given to Catholic activities and events within Fairfield County.
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HEALING LITURGY on May 23 at 6:30pm at St. Bridget of Ireland Parish, 278 Strawberry Hill Ave., Stamford by Fr. James Molgano, Pastor of St. Martin de Porres Parish in Jensen Beach, FL. For info call (203) 324-2910
MEMORIAL DAY MASS sponsored by Knights of Columbus Honor Guard of Cabrini Council #4096 and Assembly #136 at St. Andrews Church, 395 Anton St., Bridgeport on May 26 at 11am. Color corps from the military branches, Boy Scouts of lower Fairfield County, and Knights of Columbus Color Corps in attendance.
ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE MASS at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Rd, Fairfield, Sun., May 26 at 12 noon sponsored by The Knights of Columbus, Assumption Council #11077. Veteran of the American Legion, VFW, Disabled American Vets, National Association of Naval Veterans, Fairfield Police Honor Guard, scouts and Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Honor Guards. A military service honoring the War Dead will be held on parish grounds after Mass. Open to the public. For info Fred Coseglia, 203-371-8181.
"NIGHTS ON BROADWAY" featuring Frank Mastrone & Friends held June 1 at 8pm, Edgerton Center at Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Ave., Fairfield. To benefit Fr. Barry Furey Angel Aid Scholarship fund for Our Lady of Assumption Catholic School. Tickets $50pp, senior citizens & students $25pp. VIP Tickets $100pp. To purchase tickets call 203-334-6271 or www.olacs-fairfield.org for downloadable form.
TAG SALE at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish, 380 Long Hill Ave., Shelton June 1 from 8am-2:30pm. The cost to rent a table inside is $20; to rent parking space to sell from car is $15. Vendors welcome. Food available. Call LuAnn 203-209-2441.
“SHRED IT” DAY Sat., June 1 at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 200 Shelton Rd., Trumbull from 9am-12 noon. BOX IT OR BAG IT. Shred thirty pounds of paper for $10. Drop it off or stay and watch it being shredded. No need to worry about staples, paperclips, or rubber bands. All welcome! Call (203) 377-3133 or www.stcatherinetrumbull.com
FREE WOMEN’S CARDIAC SCREENING AT “TAKE HEART” FAIR - Sat., June 1 from 8am-12noon. Women of all ages are invited; Hawley Conference Center, St. Vincent’s, 2800 Main Street, Bridgeport. Cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure and vital sign screenings, body composition evaluation, nutrition assessment, fitness assessment, lifestyle changes and appropriate formulation of an action plan through goal setting. Women will have access to Framingham Risk scores which help to determine potential development of heart disease in the next ten years. Space is limited; Appointments required. To make appointment call 203-576-6119. Info www.stvincents.org/takeheart
ACTS MEN’S RETREAT June 6–9, encourages men to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Adoration, Community, Theology and Service. Scripture and teachings of the Catholic Church are the guides. Renew yourself spiritually, strengthen your faith and its application in your daily life, and create lasting and supporting friendships. $200pp at Immaculata Retreat House, Willimantic, CT Registration at: www.actsct.org. Contact: Don O’Mara: 914-403-7956 Dave Ryan, Director: 860-620-4629
ST. ANTHONY FEAST at St. Margaret Shrine, 2523 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, Fri., June 7 from 6-11pm, Sat., June 8 from 2-11pm, and Sun., June 9 from 1-10pm. The Feast supports our beautiful Shrine. Delicious Italian Food, Family Friendly Fun, entertainment, rides and a raffle. On Sun., June 9 special outdoor Mass at 11am followed by a Procession in honor of St. Anthony. Please come and support the only Shrine in the Diocese of Bridgeport.
TAG SALE by The Women of St. Stephen Parish, 6948 Main St., Trumbull on Sat., June 8 from 9am-4pm in the church hall. A wide assortment of household items, jewelry, books, CDs, clothing, games and toys. www.ststephentc.org or (203) 268-6217.
MASS IN HONOR OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY FEAST DAY will be held on June 8 at 9:30am at St. Emery's Church, 838 Kings Hwy. East, Fairfield. Mass celebrant Fr. Norman Guilbert. For info call (203) 255-8801
SECOND ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE MASS sponsored by The Knights of Columbus, Assembly 107 at St. Margaret Shrine, 2539 Park Ave, Bridgeport, Sun. June 9, 11am. If you celebrated your marriage vows or had your wedding photographs taken at The Shrine, you are invited to participate in this Mass. RSVP by May 26. For info call Art 203-345-3244.
MASS FOR HEALING & HOPE at Christ the King Parish, 4700 Madison Ave., Trumbull on June 10 at 7:30pm.
SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS (Gr. 9-12) Future Stars Sports Academy will be conducting summer sports camps at St. Joseph High School and The Rinks at Shelton (The Sports Center) June 24-Aug. 16; register by June 10. The camps at St. Joseph include boys and girls lacrosse, boys and girls basketball, football, baseball, cheerleading, boys and girls soccer and softball. For information or to register go to www.futurestarsportsacademy.com, print a registration form, and mail with a check to Future Stars 21 Captains Watch, Shelton, Ct. 06484. Questions, call 203-926-6822.
CELEBRATE FEAST OF ST. ANTHONY at Our Lady of Peace Church, 230 Park Blvd., Stratford on June 13 & 14 at 6:30pm. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, a talk and close with Benediction. For info call (203) 377-4863 or www.ourladyofpeacestratfordct.4lpi.com
"A TASTE OF GOD'S GRACE" Catholic Women's Retreat will be held on Sat., June 22 from 9am-4pm at the Holiday Inn of Danbury/Bethel. Featuring guest speakers Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle and Allison Gingras. $35pp includes lunch. Group of 10 or more $30pp. Register online at www.tasteofgodsgrace.eventbrite.com. Click here for flyer.
CALLING ALL TEENS! SUMMER VOCATION DAYS (June 25-26) is a two-day event for high school students that helps them explore their vocations—either to marriage, priesthood, or the religious life. It’s a dynamic event that combines games and fun with a healthy Catholic spirituality. Participants get to meet seminarians, priests, religious sisters and brothers. There has been a great turnout the past few years so be sure to register early! Parents are invited to attend Mass on Wed.,June 26 at 5:30pm., followed by dinner. $25 registration fee. Details and registration www.bridgeportvocations.org.
June 25 – 9am to 4pm, Breakfast and lunch provided
June 26 – 9am to 7:30pm, Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided
CATHOLIC RECORDING ARTIST MATT MAHER is performing Wed., June 26 at 8pm at the Ridgefield Playhouse. Matt Maher is a world-renowned Catholic musician who has worked with Grammy award winning Christian arttists. To purchase tickets go to www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
TRIP TO LITTLE ITALY IN PROVIDENCE, RI sponsored by St. Theresa’s Seniors on Wed., July 10. Trip includes Scallo’s Bakery, lunch at Gepetto’s Pizzeria, five course meal, Venda’s Ravioli Emporium to shop for fine Italian foods, and a riding tour of Providence. $75pp; payment due by June 1. For reservations call 203-268-8256.
TRIP TO ITALY & MEDJUGORJE June 23-July 5, 2013. For info contact: Fr. Marcel Saint-Jean or Nick Pavia, St. Mary's Rectory, 566 Elm Street, Stamford, CT 06902, 203-434-7208. For details click here
CARNIVAL OF FUNat St Catherine of Siena, 4 Riverside Ave., Riverside Aug. 13-17. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the parish and the Carnival will be better than ever. The raffle car this year is a white BMW. Tickets $25 each are available after Masses and at the rectory.