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ON SALE NOW THROUGH APRIL 15! ST. PHILIP DAY AT THE RED SOX
- Join us for fun and baseball on Sat., Aug. 1 when the Red Sox take on American League rivals Tampa Bay Rays. $75pp for a ticket to the game plus round trip transportation to and from Norwalk to the stadium. Contact Michael Szarpa at 203-984-6529 or email mszarpa@accountant.com by April 15.



GLOW BOWLING
by "Catholic Young Adults of Greater Danbury" (ages 18-35) on Fri., Mar. 27. Meet at St. Marguerite's in Brookfield at 7pm and carpool. Glow Bowling is from 7:30-9:30 at Lore Lanes, 145D Danbury Rd., New Milford, with DJ, food, music videos, and requests!  OPEN TO ALL! Bring a date, bring group of friends – great night out. $15pp. For info email catholic.ya.danbury@gmail.com or call Maria at 610-505-7272.



THE WAY OF THE CROSS
living stations of the cross by our High school and middle school teens on Fri., Mar. 27 at 7:30pm at St. Philip Parish, 1 Father Conlon Place, Norwalk. Great for all ages! The students will be posing each station and offering a personal reflection from the people that were there. www.stphilipnorwalk.org



ANNUAL PARISH EASTER EGG HUNT AND BREAKFAST
by the Knights and Columbus at 9am Sat., Mar. 28 at Our Lady of Fatima, Wilton. Breakfast followed by Annual Easter Egg Hunt run by the Junior Youth Group. The Easter Bunny promises to hide lots of eggs for all children to find! RSVP to the Religious Education Office (203) 762-9080 or KRooney@parishmail.com. $10 per family for combination breakfast and the egg hunt; $5 per family for the egg hunt only.



"A VISIT WITH ST. PAUL" DIOCESAN LENT RETREAT
a one-man show by Glenn Smith on Sat., Mar. 28 at Our Lady of Peace Parish, 651 Stratford Rd., Stratford for 8am Mass to 12:30pm. After the performance there will be time for reflection, prayer, and conversation.  Contact Gina at 203-416-1446 or gdonnarummo@diobpt.org.  $15pp includes breakfast. To register, mail check made payable to: “Office of Faith Formation,” Attn: Gina Donnarummo, 238 Jewett Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06606.  Click here for flyer.


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS GEOGRAPHY BEE will take place Sat., Mar. 28 at 1:15pm at St. Joseph School in Danbury. For info go to: http://tinyurl.com/KofC29GeoB.  For info email jandj.pitrelli@comcast.net


$10,000 RAFFLE AT SACRED HEART ACADEMY - tickets on sale now - Drawing Mar. 28 (winner need not be present). Take a chance by purchasing a $20 ticket. Visit www.sacredhearthamden.org/auction to download the ticket form or call (203) 288-2309. For info contact Maryanne Pisani at mpisani@sacredhearthamden.org or 203-287-8181, x372.



AL’S ANGELS EASTER & PASSOVER BASKET ASSEMBLY
- Open to all - will take place Sat., Mar. 28 from 7:30am-2pm at St. Matthew Parish, 216 Scribner Ave., Norwalk to assemble over 2000 Easter and Passover gift baskets for children and families battling cancer, rare blood diseases and severe financial hardship. We need volunteers to create these holiday gift baskets and who understand how important it is to create a quality effort for our children and families in need.  To sign up click here.  For info go to www.alsangels.org



FLOWER SALE
sponsored by St. Leo Parish Youth, 24 Roxbury Rd., Stamford on Sun., Mar. 29 after all Masses. Jump into spring and support our Youth's trip to Appalachia!



YOUTH PARTY
St. Mary Parish, Ridgefield for High School and Middle School Sun., Mar. 29 from 6-8pm! Walking Taco dinner, live music, bible blast, games, improv comedy AND A SERVICE PROJECT OPPORTUNITY!! Come with a donation of Easter candy, and help the Easter Bunny make baskets for children in need of our compassion. Bring all your candy bringin' friends!! A life sized game of HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS! High schoolers bring your middle school aged siblings – Middle schoolers bring your high school aged siblings! The more the merrier!! Have no siblings? Bring a friend of any faith and have some fun!! www.smcr.org


2ND ANNUAL STATIONS OF THE CROSS hosted by CT State Council of the Knights of Columbus will be held Palm Sunday, Mar. 29 at Shrine of St. Margaret, 2523 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Following the Stations of the Cross a Benediction Service will be held at the Statue of the Pieta. Both services will be led by State Chaplain Msgr. J. Peter Cullen assisted by Rev. Giandomenico Flora, Rector and Deacon Donald Faust, Administer for the Shrine. Mass is held at 11am with The Stations beginning at 2pm.


PASSION OF THE CHRIST LIVE REENACTMENT by the Youth of St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church, on Palm Sunday, Mar. 29 at 8pm. Located at 17 Granville Ave, in Danbury. For info call church office at (203) 744-3372.



MUSIC & DRAMA PRESENTATION “The Way of the Cross”
at St. Rose of Lima Parish, 46 Church Hill Rd., Newtown presented by the Mystery Players High School Students of Immaculate Heart Central High School of Watertown, NY on Wed., Apr. 1 at 7:30pm. The sanctuary is the stage for a powerful presentation with special lighting, music, pantomime, and para-liturgical readings. Meditation and contemplation on the death and resurrection of Jesus is the central mystery in the prayer life of the Catholic Church. Please be advised that small children may be frightened due to the nature of the play. Admission free. For info: www.ihcschools.org/spiritual-life/mystery-players.



“ATRIAL FIBRILLATION CONVERGENCE PROCEDURE”
presented by St. Vincent’s Healthy Hearts on Wed., Apr. 1 with Dr. Clive Robinson at 7pm in the Hawley Conf. Room, level 4 of the Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care, St. Vincent's Medical Center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport. Presentations are free and open to the public. Q & A to follow talk. Light refreshments served. No registration is necessary. Call 1-800-255-7847.


BEAREVEMENT PROGRAM - A ten week program open to all starting Wed., Apr. 1 at Our Lady of Peace Parish, 10 Ivy St., Stratford for those grieving the loss of a loved one. The group will meet from 7-8:30pm on various Wednesdays. Register by calling the parish center office at (203) 377-4863, ext.10. Workbooks will be provided; there is no cost.


TENEBRAE SERVICE at St. Mary Parish, Norwalk on Wed., Apr. 1 at 8pm sponsored by St. Cecilia Society featuring The St. Mary’s Schola Cantorum and The St. Mary’s Student Schola. For info www.stmarynorwalk.net/recitals


40 DAYS FOR LIFE PRAYER GATHERING Please join the 40 Days for Life Bridgeport Committee at 10am on Good Friday, Apr. 3 at the Summit Women’s Center, 3787 Main St. in Bridgeport to pray "The Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion".  Please RSVP to Christine Murphy at cmurphy24@comcast.net to ensure we have enough booklets for each participant.


STATIONS OF THE CROSS AT SHRINE OF LOURDES in Litchfield, 50 Montfort Rd., Rte. 118, Litchfield, CT on Good Friday, Apr. 3 at 11am, 12:15pm, & 3pm. For details go to: www.shrinect.org


LENT FISH DINNER sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Cabrini Council 4096 on Fri., Apr. 3 from 4-8pm at St. Andrews Church Hall, 395 Anton St., Bridgeport including: Baked fish, French fries, Cole slaw, and macaroni and cheese for the children as an alternative meal. Cost: a free will donation. Open to the public, all are welcome. 



TRAMPOLINE PARK FUNDRAISER - Come and support Kolbe Cathedral HS Boys Volleyball team at Rockin Jump Trampoline Park on Apr. 6 from 6-8pm, 25 Trefoil Drive, Trumbull.  $17pp. When you arrive, tell them you are there to support Kolbe Volleyball so a portion of proceeds go to the team.  Get out and JUMP!  If you are under age 18, please sign waiver when you arrive or online at tru.rockinjump.com.



GAME NIGHT & PIZZA YOUNG ADULTS (ages 18-35)
by Catholic Young Adults of Greater Danbury on Apr. 7 at St. Marguerite's in Brookfield from 6:30-8:30pm. Open to all! Bring a date, bring group of friends - great night out and to meet other young adults in our area. For info email: catholic.ya.danbury@gmail.com or call Maria at 610-505-7272.



CATHOLIC ACADEMIES ANNUAL LADIES LUNCHEON
The Most Reverend  Frank Caggiano, Bishop if the Diocese of Bridgeport, and Sr. Joan Magnetti, rscj, Exec. Dir., will be hosting a Ladies Luncheon at Woodway Country Club in Darien on Apr. 8 to benefit the Catholic Academies of Bridgeport. Educating nearly 1,000 students, these inner-city Catholic elementary schools are beacons of hope and include St. Andrew Academy, St. Ann Academy, and Cathedral Academy upper and lower schools. This year’s featured speaker is Magee Hickey, Emmy Award-winning reporter for WPIX. More than 250 ladies and gentlemen attend the event each spring. This year Jan Dilenschneider, world renowned artist and Darien resident, will be honored for her support of the Catholic Academies of Bridgeport throughout the years, and four of Jan’s paintings will be auctioned off during a silent auction at the event. For more info call Susan Cecere at 203-416-1466.



“HEARTS FOR SPRING” FUNDRAISER
by St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation on Apr. 9 hosted by Mitchells in Westport, 670 Post Road East, Westport from 6-8:30 pm. Celebrity nutrition, fitness, and metabolism expert Lisa Lynn will present ‘Ignite Your Fire,’ sharing easy lifestyle tips to boost metabolism, lose weight, tone up, and increase energy. The evening emceed is TV personality Dave Price with proceeds going to the St. Vincent’s Regina L. Cozza Women at Heart program, providing underserved women with cardiac screening, education, and prevention. Tickets $125p. For info or to register call the Foundation office at (203) 576-5451 or purchase online at give.stvincents.org/Hearts2015



“FAUSTINA: MESSENGER OF DIVINE MERCY” PLAY
A moving, live production performed by actress Maria Vargo and directed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions, presented at St. Mary Parish in Norwalk on Thurs., Apr. 9 at 7pm. Experience the life and message of Saint Faustina whose personal encounters with Jesus have inspired a world-wide devotion to Christ’s Divine Mercy. Suitable for ages 13 and up.  $15pp.  For tickets and info contact Erlinda Zelaya at (203) 866-5546 or secretary@stmarynorwalk.net.  Tickets available after every Mass on weekends, in our Bookstore and Rectory. Watch the trailer at www.DivineMercyDrama.com.



CURSILLO ULTREYAS
to be held on Apr. 9 at St. James, Stratford at 7:30pm. For info email jkovacs@snet.net. Looking for a deeper relationship with God? Grow in faith? What is Cursillo? Find out at Cursillo of Fairfield County www.natl-cursillo.org/bridgeport/


WOMEN'S GROUP at Christ the King Parish, Madison Ave., Trumbull on Mon., May 11 at 10am in the parish hall. "Spring into Health and Wellness" will be the topic of our featured speaker, Theresa Cyan, wellness nurse. All are invited to attend. For info call (203) 261-8020.


COLUMBIETTES #5833 ANNUAL RETREAT at St. Philip Parish, 1 Father Conlon Place, Norwalk on Apr. 11 from 10am-2pm. Open to all!  Mass and Luncheon with Fr. Bert Pinciaro presiding.  $20pp. Contact Dolores Violette at dolbobv@aol.com by Apr. 6



NEW COVENANT HOUSE 11TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY BREAKFAST
on Apr. 16 with keynote presentation by Emmy Award-winning newscaster Ernie Anastos. The event takes place at Woodway Country Club of Darien, 7:30-9am. Funds raised will support the efforts of the Stamford-based soup kitchen, which serves all of lower Fairfield County. Admission is $200pp. Those who would like to attend or make a donation are asked to send checks written to "New Covenant House Breakfast" to NCH, P.O. Box 10883, Stamford, CT 06904. For info contact Program Coordinator Betsy Lopez at (203) 964-8228, ext. 2, or email BLopez@ccfc-ct.org.


TAG SALE at St. Mary Parish, 566 Elm St., Stamford to be held Apr. 11 from 9am-4pm. For info email smacknight@optonline.net or call 203-327-1806



WOMEN’S BREAKFAST
by MAGNIFICAT a Ministry to Catholic Women on Sat., Apr. 11 from 9:30am-12:30pm at Tashua Knolls Golf Club, in Trumbull. Open to all.  Caroline Gambale-Dirkes from EWTN will be the guest speaker.  $25pp; Pre register by Sat., Mar. 28.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  View Caroline on EWTN Choices We Face on 5/19/2015 at 5:30pm and 5/22/2015 at 6:30am. Click here for flyer. For info call Fran Hood (203) 744-1856 or email s.m.hood@sbcglobal.net.



SYNOD YOUTH CONSULTATION SESSION
will be Apr. 11 at St. Joseph High School, Trumbull from 10am-12noon. This is a youth session for high school teens, only adults who are chaperoning will have clearance. All persons must have a ticket to enter at the door! All adult chaperones must be Virtus trained and background checked and registered. No adults will be accepted at the door who are not pre-cleared chaperones.  All youth and adults who have attended a previous session, do not need to fill out another liability form. We will have them on record at the door. For info email youthministry@diobpt.org



CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF DANBURY 53RD ANNUAL SPRING GALA
being held Apr. 11 at 6:30-11:30pm at the Ridgewood Country Club in Danbury.  Enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing with a live band, raffle and silent auction. For info call (203) 743-4412.  For info or to register click here.



22ND ANNUAL WHITE MASS & BREAKFAST FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
will be held Sun., Apr. 12, 8:30 am at St. Aloysius Church in New Canaan. The Mass, open to the general public, will be celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano. Breakfast will follow at Woodway Country Club in Darien. Father Kevin Fitzgerald, S.J., associate professor of bioethics at Georgetown University's School of Medicine and an expert in ethical issues related to cloning and genetic testing, will be the featured speaker. All healthcare workers and their guests are invited. Brunch tickets: $35. For info and tickets, contact Debbie Charles (203) 416-1352 or email dcharles@diopbt.org



BISHOP CAGGIANO TEACHES ONLINE:
  NACYML (National Association of Catholic Youth Ministry Leaders) presents a 5 week free online course “Fostering a Culture of Encounter with Young Disciples.” Bishop Caggiano is the first week’s teacher. Begins Apr. 12.  For details go to:  http://www.nacyml.org/moocDescription.htm


CELEBRATING DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY on Apr. 12 at St. Theresa Parish, 5301 Main St., Trumbull beginning at 3pm, the great hour of Divine Mercy. The devotion, which increases in size every year, will include the Chaplet of Divine Mercy before the Blessed Sacrament, a reflection on Divine Mercy, veneration of The Divine Mercy image, veneration of the relic of St. Faustina, and Benediction. There is NO Mass celebrated during this afternoon devotion.


CHRIST THE KING WOMEN'S GROUP to meet Mon., Apr. 13 at 10am in the parish hall. Arthur N. Gottlieb will speak on "Emotional Fatigue." All are welcome! For call 203-261-8020.



MASS OF HEALING & HOPE
open to all at Christ the King Parish, Madison Ave., Trumbull on Mon., Apr. 13 at 7:30pm with Fr. Larry Carew. Come! Be renewed in mind, body and spirit by Our Lord and Saviour.



CURSILLO ULTREYAS
to be held on Apr. 16 at St. Mary, Bethel at 7:30pm. For info email jkovacs@snet.net. Looking for a deeper relationship with God? Grow in faith? What is Cursillo? Find out at Cursillo of Fairfield County www.natl-cursillo.org/bridgeport/



PASTA DINNER
at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 163 Ortega Ave., Bridgeport on Sat., Apr. 18 at 5:30pm in the Grand Hall.  Including: pasta, meatballs, sausage, Italian Bread, salad, dessert and beverages.  $10pp; $5pp under age 12. For info call Marge at (203) 372-2784.


COLUMBIETTES #5833 LUNCH & RECEIVING OF DEGREES at Knights of Columbus Hall, 333 Unquowa Rd., Fairfield on Sat., Apr. 18 beginning at 12noon.  First Degree members will receive the major degree with lunch to follow.  Candidates arrive by 11:00am.  For reservation contact State President Joan DiGioia at (203) 879-1307 by Apr. 10 or Bertha Barosky at email: columbiettes#5833@yahoo.com



POPE FRANCIS AND THE PROMISE OF FAMILY
: Dr. Scott Hahn, Kimberly Hahn and Dr. Alan Hunt are coming to the diocese on Sat., Apr. 18, at All Saint’s School in Norwalk from 8:30am-5pm, will offer inspiration, encouragement and creative solutions to the challenges of married life and parenting as envisioned by Pope Francis. It will include 5 talks, with one breakout session for men and women, and conclude with Mass by Bishop Caggiano at 4pm.Cost is $45/person, $75/couple; includes continental breakfast and full lunch. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com and search for “Pope Francis and the Promise of Family.”  For reservations click here.  For flyer click here. For Marriage Page click here.


"COME & SEE" MASS - The Secular Franciscan Holy Spirit Fraternity invites everyone to St. Emery’s Church, 838 Kings Hwy. East, Fairfield, on Sat., Apr. 18 at 9:30am. Father Eugene R. Szantyr will celebrate a Mass in church followed with a social and meeting in the Parish Hall.  “Come and See” if you are being called to a vocation in the Secular Franciscan Order.  All are welcome!  For infor call (203)-255-8801.



MASS MOB IV IN BRIDGEPORT!
Join us for Mass Mob IV at St. Patrick Parish, 170 Thompson St., Bridgeport on Sun,, Apr. 19 at 12:30pm! St. Patrick's is part of the Cathedral Parish, the seat of our Diocese!  Click here for flyer.  What is Mass Mob?  Find out at: http://massmobfc.webs.com. For info email massmobfc@gmail.com!



MASS & BRUNCH FOR CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS
on Sun., Apr. 19 at St. Aloysius Parish, New Canaan beginning with 8:30am Mass.  Open to all! Sponsored by Catholic Young Adults of St. Aloysius this event is held monthly.  For info email: starcc.youngadults@gmail.com or go to face book page: St Aloysius Young Adult Fellowship



TACO TUESDAY & BIBLE STUDY FOR YOUNG ADULTS (ages 18-35)
by Catholic Young Adults of Greater Danbury on Apr. 21 at St. Marguerite's in Brookfield from 6:30-8:30pm. Open to all! Bring a date, bring group of friends - great night out and to meet other young adults in our area. For info email: catholic.ya.danbury@gmail.com or call Maria at 610-505-7272.



AMAZING PARISH 2015 CONFERENCE
"Helping Catholic Leaders Build Amazing Parishes" held Apr. 21-22 at Hyatt Regency in Denver. This conference is an opportunity to experience our movement of parishes who want to provide amazing ministry to those they serve. The Conference features national keynote speakers, amazing prayer experiences, and the opportunity to meet committed parish leaders from around the country. Each conference presents important and challenging ideas and guides a parish leadership team in the creation of the plan that they can take back to their parish and use to make it more amazing. Click here for flyer.  For info and registration go to: www.amazingparish.org



STEVE D'AGOSTINO BENEFIT CONCERT
Steve D'Agostino will perform LIVE at the Bijou Theater on Fri., Apr. 24! Comedy and Music Show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $40 and $45. All funds raised benefit St. Joseph High School. Click here to watch the promo video for this concert!  For info call (203) 378-9378 go to: www.sjcadets.org



SERRA CLUB CHARTER MASS WITH BISHOP CAGGIANO
At 4pm on Apr. 28, in the Parish Center Chapel at St. Pius X Church in Fairfield, Bishop Caggiano will celebrate a Mass to charter the Bridgeport Diocese¹s first Serra Club. Serra (International) is a worldwide organization of more than 18,000 lay Catholic men and women in over 40 countries who promote and affirm vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Their efforts in helping to identify, encourage and support individuals in their consideration of and commitment to vocations have provided strong support to the Church¹s ongoing needs around the world. The Charter Members of the Serra Club look forward to being an active resource for our parishes, encouraging vocations, supporting our young men and women who are discerning their vocations, and affirming the vocations of our priests, deacons and religious in their commitments to Catholic service. For more info email Serrabridge@gmail.com or go to: https://sites.google.com/site/serraclubofbridgeport or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/serrabridge



DISNEY’S BEAUTY & THE BEAST at St. Joseph High School on Thurs., Apr. 30 at 7pm; Fri., May 1 at 7 and Sat., May 2 at 6:30pm. Tickets are available starting April 20 by emailing SJHSTickets@gmail.com. Bring the family!  Great night out for all ages. www.sjcadets.org



DANBURY EMMAUS “PIE 32” RETREAT for young adults 18 and up
who have completed high school, to be held May 1-3 at the Seton Newman Center in Danbury. It will be a weekend you will never forget!  Come deepen your relationship with God while you make friendships that will last a lifetime!  It is a weekend of great Faith, great Food, new Friends, and lots of Fun!  For info call Kristin Nauheimer at 203-512-5285 or visit us at www.danburyemmaus.org.  This is an opportunity for the candidate to take time out of their busy schedule to focus on their faith, and their relationshipwith God, perhaps it will be to discover their faith for the very first time. Attending an Emmaus retreat offers a time for reflection and fellowship with other Catholics and Christians.



“ABOUT PASSION & PURPOSE: MARRIAGE” Open to all!
St. Matthew Church, 216 Scribner Ave., Norwalk on May 2 from 6:30-10:30pm. Come and enjoy acoustical music by George Lower and soak up what Dr. Allen Hunt has in store. Nationally known speaker and author, Allen talks about the Five Love Languages, along with a variety of other topics and research bits, he combines everything into three very faith centered, compelling sections; The Five Things Women Need to Know about Men, The Five Things Men Need to Know about Women, and finally the Most Important Word in a Marriage...ant it's not Love. Because we all want a happy life.  Click here for info.



WEST SIDE STORY
presented by Immaculate High School, 73 Southern Boulevard in Danbury on Thurs., May 7 through Sat., May 9.  Shows are at 7pm, with a 1:30pm matinee on Sat., May 9. Tickets purchased online at: www.immaculatehs.org. Reserved tickets $25, adults $20, seniors and students $15, matinee tickets $10.  More info http://ihswestside.weebly.com.  Here is a sneak preview of two of our students, Jack Garvey as Tony and Emma Giorgio as Maria, singing "Tonight" from the show!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1k6M9iXjrk


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



SWING DANCING FOR YOUNG ADULTS (ages 18-35)
by Catholic Young Adults of Greater Danbury on May 12 at St. Marguerite's in Brookfield from 6:30-8:30pm. Open to all! Bring a date, bring group of friends - great night out and to meet other young adults in our area. For info email: catholic.ya.danbury@gmail.com or call Maria at 610-505-7272.


MUSIC RECITAL sponsored by The St. Cecilia Society of St. Mary Parish, Norwalk on May 17 at 4pm featuring Charlotte Dobbs, soprano, and David Hughes, piano, performing the music of Karg-Elert, Copeland and Hughes. A reception will follow the recital. For info call (203) 866-5546 or visit www.stmarynorwalk.net/recitals. $15.00pp; students $10pp.



VIGIL OF PENTECOST MASS WITH BISHOP CAGGIANO
- Bishop Frank Caggiano Mass & Celebration of the Vigil of Pentecost All Ecclesial Movement, Apostolic Societies, Fratnerities & 3rd OrdersBishop Frank J. Caggiano invites all members to a special Mass on the Vigil of Pentecost Sunday, on Sat., May 23 at 6:30pm at St. Augustine Cathedral, 359 Washington Ave., Bridgeport. Reception will follow. Click here for your free ticket. Let's have many Cursillistas join in this Mass! De colores!



TACO TUESDAY & GAME NIGHT FOR YOUNG ADULTS (ages 18-35)
by Catholic Young Adults of Greater Danbury on May 26 at St. Marguerite's in Brookfield from 6:30-8:30pm. Open to all! Bring a date, bring group of friends - great night out and to meet other young adults in our area. For info email: catholic.ya.danbury@gmail.com or call Maria at 610-505-7272.


"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/



ST. CECILIA GOLF CLASSIC
on Thurs., June 4 at Sterling Farms in Stamford.  Save the date!  For info call Pat Boyle (203) 605-1499 or email: patrick.boyle@rrd.com.  To volunteer go to: www.stceciliahsa.ivolunteer.com.



HOLY HOUR & SOCIAL FOR YOUNG ADULTS (ages 18-35)
by Catholic Young Adults of Greater Danbury on June 9 at St. Marguerite's in Brookfield from 6:30-8:30pm. Open to all! Bring a date, bring group of friends - great night out and to meet other young adults in our area. For info email: catholic.ya.danbury@gmail.com or call Maria at 610-505-7272.


WOMEN’S DAY OF PRAYER & HEALING held June 13 - Are you suffering from the loss of a child through the wounds of an abortion? Begin your journey towards healing with Entering Canaan Women's Day of Prayer and Healing. For confidential reservation and time/location contact Project Rachel at 203-416-1619 or projectrachel@diobpt.org.


STEUBENVILLE EAST YOUTH CONFERENCE FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEENS - save the date - July 17-19, 2015 in Rhode Island.  Click here for website/info.  Click here for video. For info contact Julie Rodgers, Director of Youth Ministry at (203) 416-1449 or email youthministry@diobpt.org



MATT MAHER
recording artist with Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe, Matt Redman, Rend Collective, Louie Giglio, Max Lucado, Rueben Morgan at Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York on Sat., Aug. 8 at 7pm.  Don’t miss this INCREDIBLE night of worship! Bring friends, go as a group, get a bus!  You won’t want to miss this!


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


WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2015 with Pope Francis!  Philadelphia, PA Sept. 22-27, 2015Save the date!  Created by Saint John Paul II in 1994 in Rome to explore the critical role the family plays in society and to give families opportunities to talk about the challenges and blessings that all families have.  2015 Theme: "Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive". The Diocese of Bridgeport will be organizing a group to attend this exciting event.  Details are still pending, but we want to know who will be joining us so that we may contact you once a package is confirmed.  Please contact Angela Mantero, Director of Marriage and Family, amantero@diobpt.org or 203-416-1627. For official prayer and image: http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=17535. For event info: www.worldmeeting2015.org



CT CATHOLIC MEN'S CONFERENCE
- October 24, 2015 - save the date! Stay tuned for details.


NATIONAL CATHOLIC YOUTH CONFERENCE "Here I am Lord" - with our own Bishop Caggiano! Nov. 19-21, 2015 in Indianapolis.  PARISHES - start planning now!  Click here for video from Bishop Caggiano.  NCYC is an exciting, biennial three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers and their adult chaperones. Keynote addresses, concurrent and workshop sessions addressing a wide variety of topics, as well as liturgy, reconciliation, prayer and worship, recreation and special activities such as concerts, exhibits, and the interactive thematic park. Open to high school age young people and their chaperones. Most participants are Catholic. Many youth participants are leaders in their local parishes, schools and/or diocese, though many are just beginning to connect to their faith. For info contact Julie Rodgers, Director of Youth Ministry at (203) 416-1449 or email youthministry@diobpt.org. 
 


 

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