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“IT” happens “everywhere-but-here”

July 16, 2016

Only, now… it HAS happened...HERE...in OUR town...in our little corner of Westport...here at Saint Luke...in the parish where I live and serve as pastor.

I have been here for almost 19 years and have many times raised a prayer of thanksgiving that violence and vandalism have not forced their way into the life and home of our faith communities as it has “elsewhere.”

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Reaching out to our Young People not in our Pews

June 24, 2016

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK

Our Young Adult Open Gym night, held every Tuesday in St. Joseph School gym from 8-10 p.m., draws many college guys home for the summer, along with the senior high school students and young working guys in their twenties who turn out regularly for the pickup basketball games. Last Tuesday there were 15 young men there, largely ages 16 to 24, most of whom I knew from St. Joseph Parish or School.

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Day four in Poland: Diocesan Pilgrims | July 25, 2016

WARSAW, POLAND—World Youth Day pilgrims from the Diocese of Bridgeport are keeping busy in the days leading up to the Holy Father’s July 27 arrival in Poland.

The 231 pilgrims from the Bridgeport Diocese arrived in Poland last Friday, July 22 where they were met by guide and boarded private motor coaches for a brief city tour of Warsaw and a welcome dinner. Pilgrims stayed at the Mazurkas Hotel & Conference Center.

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Pope asks WYD pilgrims to accompany him with prayers during visit | July 25, 2016

VATICAN CITY—With his visit to World Youth Day only a few days away, Pope Francis asked young pilgrims to accompany his visit to Krakow, Poland, with prayers.

Leaving for Poland July 27 "to meet up with these young men and women and celebrate with them and for them the Jubilee of Mercy, with the intercession of St. John Paul II, I ask you to accompany me with prayer," the pope said July 24 during his Angelus address.
 

Read Bishop Caggiano's reflection on the start of the pilgrimage: | July 21, 2016

After nearly two years of planning, our diocesan pilgrimage to World Youth Day to Krakow Poland begins tomorrow! Over 200 young people will be traveling with me from every region of the Diocese to these special days of prayer and celebration, joined by 33 chaperones who will help guide and supervise our pilgrims during these days of travel, prayer and encounter with Pope Francis. It will be a moment of tremendous grace both for those young people who will be able to attend in person and those who will join the events in Poland through social media.

Diocesan Pilgrims leave for World Youth Day | July 21, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—After more than a year of planning, preparation and prayer,  young people from the Diocese of Bridgeport are on their way to Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day.

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200 will travel to Poland for World Youth Day | July 20, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—After more than a year of backbreaking planning, social media director John Grosso will lead 232 pilgrims aged 16 to 35 from the Bridgeport Diocese on the trip of lifetime across the Atlantic Ocean and onto Polish soil.

The delegation has never sent more than 30 travelers to World Youth Day, and anything over 200 representatives is no longer a far-fetched ambition, but a realized accomplishment.

Junior Ushers welcome parishioners to Our Lady of Fatima | July 20, 2016

WILTON—Junior Ushers Brooke Valerie and Maximillian Fleming (both age 6), and Kaitlyn Vallerie (age 9) stand by the doors of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Wilton, eager to welcome Sunday Mass-goers.

Our Lady of Fatima is creating a new ministry for the youth of the parish who wish to serve God by welcoming people into his house.

Healing racial divide starts with dialogue, black bishops say | July 19, 2016

WASHINGTON—The threat of being pulled over by police and arrested for something that even "hinted of going beyond the status quo," was very real to retired Bishop John H. Ricard of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida, when he was growing up in segregated Baton Rouge, Louisiana.



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Dominican Republic biggest source for state’s Zika cases | July 18, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—During a recent mission trip to the Dominican Republic, Brian Wallace had a daily ritual. First, he coated himself in sunscreen. Then, he covered himself in bug spray. Lots of bug spray.

Statement of Bishop Frank J. Caggiano on Nice, France | July 15, 2016

Just as many of us begin our summer travel or settle in to vacation, we have word of the horrific terrorist attack yesterday in Nice, France, during a celebration of Bastille Day.

While this unthinkable event has claimed the lives of at least 84 people, many more were injured, and all of our lives have been affected once again by an act of unimaginable cruelty.

Pope calls attack on Nice act of 'blind violence' | July 15, 2016

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis condemned the attack on Bastille Day celebrations in France, calling it an act of "blind violence."
 

Close to $1 Million Awarded to Fairfield County Organizations | July 14, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—Fairfield County’s Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education announced their list of grant recipients for the year 2015-2016 today.

Bishop Caggiano reflects on gardens and blessings | July 13, 2016

BROOKLYN—“Early this morning, as I was watering the small garden in front of my family’s house in Brooklyn, I was overwhelmed with a sense of gratitude for all the blessings of my life.