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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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America’s deadly obsession with guns

June 24, 2016

Making a Difference
By Tony Magliano

It’s the worst mass shooting in modern American history.
    
With at least 50 people murdered as a result of gunshot wounds, and dozens more critically wounded, a gay/LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida now has the sad distinction of being the site of the U.S.’s worst terror attack since 9/11.

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“Become a living Gospel,” bishop tells newly ordained | June 25, 2016

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BRIDGEPORT—“The very reason you were created was to come to this moment to be one with Christ,” Bishop Caggiano said to the two men about to be ordained at St. Augustine Cathedral this morning.

Our Lady of Fatima School 2016 Graduation | June 23, 2016

WILTON—Our Lady of Fatima School held its commencement exercises on Friday evening, June 10th. The event included a Mass offered by Our Lady of Fatima Pastor, Rev. Reginald Norman, followed by a reception. Featured commencement speakers were OLF “graduating” parent Kathleen Rooney and Principal Martha Reitman.

Family visit from afar | June 22, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—Father Hyginus Agu, parochial vicar at St. Andrew Parish in Bridgeport and a chaplain at Bridgeport Hospital, never expected a visit from his parents. Serving in this diocese for eight years now, Father Agu is originally from Nigeria and his father is over 90 years old.

Bishop to ordain Trumbull resident and native of Vietnam to the priesthood this Saturday | June 22, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will ordain Philip Lành Phan, a native of Vietnam, and Eric William Silva, a Trumbull resident, to the priesthood for the Diocese of Bridgeport in St. Augustine Cathedral on June 25.

New wing rising at Queen of Clergy | June 20, 2016

STAMFORD—The long-awaited new wing of the Catherine Dennis Keefe Queen of the Clergy Residence in Stamford is taking shape and is expected to be completed in September.

ACA over $10 million | June 20, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—June has always been a key month for the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) as it pushes toward its yearly goal to support the major programs and ministries of the diocese.

A Dad’s Example | June 19, 2016

Steve Bollman, founder of the national apostolate Paradisus Dei (ParadisusDei.org) and That Man Is You, vividly remembers the first time he saw his dad go to confession.



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Bishop ordains three to the Transitional Diaconate | June 19, 2016

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BRIDGEPORT—“Receive the Gospel of Christ whose herald you have become,” Bishop Frank J. Caggiano said at St. Augustine Cathedral in downtown Bridgeport when he ordained three men as transitional deacons on Saturday.

CT Hospital Association to recognize St. Vincent's Medical Center's Sherri Roller, RN, MSN, as a healthcare hero | June 17, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—At its 98th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) will recognize Sherri Roller, RN, MSN, staff nurse in the Family Birthing Center at St. Vincent's Medical Center, as a 2016 Healthcare Hero.

Too many cooks in the kitchen? Not on this night! | June 17, 2016

STAMFORD—Gamely sporting hair nets, potato peelers, oven mitts, and plastic aprons, over 30 young adults showed up at New Covenant Center (NCC) in Stamford to prepare 150 dinners that would be served the next day to hungry clients.

STATEMENT OF COURAGE INTERNATIONAL REGARDING THE MASSACRE AT PULSE ORLANDO | June 14, 2016

Like all people of good will, Courage International condemns the atrocious violence perpetrated at Pulse Orlando in the early hours of June 12, 2016.

Prayer Vigil Set for Victims of Orlando Shooting | June 14, 2016

FAIRFIELD—A Prayer Vigil to pray for and honor the memory of those killed and wounded in the shootings at a gay nightclub in Orlando will be held at St. Pius X Parish in Fairfield on Wednesday, June 15 at 7pm.