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“Peace be with you”

April 23, 2015

Making a Difference
By Tony Magliano
“On the evening of that first day of the week,” according to the Gospel of John, “when the doors were locked, where the disciples were … Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’”

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More Deck Garden News!

| May 05, 2015

For some reason, my deck garden blogs have proven popular, so now that the weather is nicer, I think I will continue the “series.”

This past winter was not kind to two of my lemon trees (they have passed), and during the cold weather, I kept telling myself that I was not going to have a deck garden this summer. I even planned to get rid of the barrel-like planter that I use to grow grass for my cats (and birds).

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Delegates get back to work this weekend | May 06, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Best practices and other initiatives to create strong and vibrant ministries in the diocese will be on the agenda for the 5th General Session of the 2014 Synod at St. Catherine of Siena Parish Center in Trumbull.

Three classmates grew up to be priests for the Diocese of Bridgeport | May 04, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Can you guess who they are from their 8th Grade Class pictures? To find out who they are click below for the story.

An Abiding sense of peace at Lourdes | May 04, 2015

LOURDES—There is an abiding sense of peace here in Lourdes that is very hard to describe. Even though there were over 20,000 in attendance at Mass yesterday morning, the entire celebration was deeply reverent and prayerful.

(Read further to see Bishop Frank’s dispatches from Lourdes)

Bishop asks for Prayer Intention as he travels to Lourdes | April 29, 2015

LOURDES—This evening I will be traveling with the Knights and Dames of the Order of Malta to the Shrine of Our Lady at Lourdes in France.

Serra Club encourages vocations | April 29, 2015

FAIRFIELD—The Serra Club, an international organization dedicated to promoting and nurturing vocations to the priesthood and religious life, has a new chapter. On April 28 in the Mary Mother of God Chapel at St. Pius X Parish, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano formally chartered the Serra Club of Bridgeport in a Mass and reception.

Fairfield County economic and social trends challenge the Church | April 29, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Social issues from growing inequality to  the rising number of foreign born residents have important implications for the Church and other service institutions rooted in the area, said Chris Bruhl, CEO of the Fairfield County Business Council.

Imagination is God’s gift to the dreamer | April 28, 2015

FAIRFIELD—Each year St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School hosts an annual Art Show.

Francis: Priests should never refuse baptism to one who asks | April 27, 2015

ROME—In words that may be interpreted to rebut Catholic priests who refuse to baptize children of same-sex couples, Pope Francis has said that priests should not refuse baptism to anyone who asks for the sacrament.

Bridgeport mural dedicated to Pope John Paul II | April 27, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—After naming a street corner after Pope John Paul II, the city's Polish community wanted to do a little more to celebrate their favorite saint.

A taste of Alpha! | April 24, 2015

DANBURY—What is Alpha? Find out April 25, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Danbury.  Alpha is a direct response to the New Evangelization and our call to be "Missionary Disciples."