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Diocesan-wide Youth Ministers Meeting

January 30, 2015

We are at an exciting time for our Youth here in the Diocese of Bridgeport!  All Youth Ministers will be meeting to talk about what's happening here in our diocese, including: Steubenville East Youth Conference, Nat'l Catholic Youth Conference, Synod updates, new Diocese of Bridgeport phone APP, Convivio, Fan the Fire, World Youth Day and more!  We have many people who bring zeal and wisdom to our Diocese - together we grow in unity, perspective, support and share new ideas.
CHOICE OF:
Feb. 4 at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Newtown at 7pm
Feb. 5 at St. Philips Parish in Norwalk at 7pm
Feb. 6 at Catholic Center, 238 Jewett Ave., Bridgeport at 10am.

Click here to RSVP.  For info email Julie Rodgers, Director of Youth Ministry at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Bishop’s homily greeted enthusiastically at ecumenical gathering

January 27, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—“Amens” and applause greeted Bishop Caggiano’s reflection at last Sunday’s “Unity in Diversity” service at St. John Episcopal Church in downtown Bridgeport.

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84% of Americans would ban abortion after three months of pregnancy
(Includes nearly 7 in 10 who identify
as ‘pro-choice,’ says K of C-Marist poll)

January 26, 2015

NEW HAVEN—The vast majority of Americans are still very uncomfortable with abortion, according to a new Knights of Columbus-Marist poll. The survey finds support for abortion restrictions among both “pro-life” and “pro-choice” supporters.

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OPEN TO ALL!
BIBLE STUDIES
YOUTH GROUPS




SOUPER BOWL OF CARING FOOD COLLECTION
at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, 545 Stratfield Rd., Fairfield on Sat., Jan. 31 from 1-5pm in the parking lot. Drop off non-perishable food items, such as canned goods, cereal, dry pasta, spaghetti sauce, etc. to share between St. Stephen's Food Pantry at Merton Center, Bridgeport and the Operation Hope Food Pantry, Fairfield. For info email: assumptionfairfield@gmail.com.


SYNOD HOLY HOUR WITH GUEST AUTHOR & SPEAKER FR. ANDREW APOSTILI - Bishop Caggiano has entrusted the success of our Diocesan Synod to Our Lady of Fatima.  With that in mind, Fr. Andrew Apostoli will be delivering a talk about the significance of Fatima for our times on Tues., Feb. 3 from 7-8pm at Our Lady of Assumption Parish, 545 Stratfield Rd., Fairfield. Fr. Apostoli is an author and cofounder of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal and makes frequent appearances on EWTN. Join us for this powerful evening of fellowship, prayer and reflection.  Fr. Apostoli will be available afterwards to meet, greet and sign books he will have available. For info email assumptionfairfield@gmail.com.



DIOCESAN-WIDE YOUTH MEETING FOR YOUTH MINISTERS
to talk about what's happening with our youth here in the Diocese of Bridgeport, including: Steubenville East Youth Conference, Nat'l Catholic Youth Conference, Synod updates, new Diocese of Bridgeport phone APP, Convivio, Fan the Fire, World Youth Day and more!  We have many people who bring zeal and wisdom to our Diocese - together we grow in unity, perspective, support and share new ideas. CHOICE OF:
Feb. 4 at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Newtown at 7pm
Feb. 5 at St. Philips Parish in Norwalk at 7pm
Feb. 6 at Catholic Center, 238 Jewett Ave., Bridgeport at 10am.

Click here to RSVP.  For info email Julie Rodgers, Director of Youth Ministry at youthministry@diobpt.org



CURSILLO ULTREYAS
to be held on Feb. 5 at St. James Parish in 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/



CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS OF GREATER DANBURY
(ages 18-35) meeting Feb. 6 at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church, 138 Candlewood Lake Rd., Brookfield from 7-9pm in Parish Hall for movie and popcorn. OPEN TO ALL! Come, meet other young adults in our area; bring a friend. Refreshments served. For more info call Maria at 203.798.6923.


LIVING THEOLOGY WORKSHOP "Become Who You Are: Women, Baptism and the Post-Vatican II Church" given by Rita Ferrone, award-winning writer and internationally recognized leader in the Roman Catholic Church for her pioneering efforts in the area of adult Christian Initiation. The workshop held in the Dolan School of Business Dining Room on Sat., Feb. 7 at 4:30pm. Rita is editor of The Yale ISM Review and a columnist for Commonweal magazine, and blogs at Pray Tell.  Talk followed by a panel of young Fairfield alumni.  For more info: www.fairfield.edu/cs.


INTERNATIONAL DINNER being held at St. Luke Parish, 49 Turkey Hill Rd., on Feb. 7 at 6:30pm offering SEVEN cuisines – French, German, Greek, Indian, Italian, Puerto Rico and Scandinavia.  The International Dinner is a “grown-ups only” pre-Lenten event including: wine, beer and soft drinks. $30pp. Proceeds benefit Matthew 25 Fund for the hungry and poor. Tickets available at www.stlukewestport.com



AN EVENING OF CHANCE
Sponsored by Catholic Charities to benefit Morning Glory Breakfast Program on Feb. 7 from 7-11pm at Anthony’s Lake Club, 10 Christopher Columbus Ave., Danbury. Featuring hors d’oeuvres, open bar for the first 2 hours (cash thereafter) and gaming. Casual business attire please. $60pp or $100 per couple. For info go to: https://aneveningofchance.eventbrite.com or call Michele at 203.748.0848 ext. 231, email mconderino@ccfairfield.org.  Morning Glory Program serves meals to the homeless out of their Spring Street facility in Danbury.



THIRD GENERAL SESSION OF THE SYNOD
on Sat., Feb. 7 from 9:30am-2:30pm at St. Catherine, Trumbull.  www.2014synod.com


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Celebrating the life of a “kind and gentle” priest

STRATFORD—Msgr. George D. Birge was laid to rest this morning after the season’s first snowstorm, but the warmth inside St. James Church was unmistakable as family, friends, and brother priests turned out to remember the man many of them knew simply as “Fr Bo.”

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It's up to young people to 'end the scourge of abortion,' says speaker

January 23, 2015

WASHINGTON—On a chilly and cloudy morning on the National Mall in Washington, crowds gathered January 22 for the annual March for Life, this year marking the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion virtually on demand.

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Msgr. George Birge, 87, educator
and pastor

January 21, 2015

STRATFORD—Msgr. George D. Birge died on January 20 at Golden Hill Health Center in Milford. 

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St. Joseph’s student leaders attend award program at the Center for Family Justice

January 21, 2015

TRUMBULL—St Joseph High School seniors had the opportunity to meet Senator Richard Blumenthal; Cathy Molloy, Connecticut’s First Lady; Bridgeport’s Mayor Bill Finch; as well as several other local and state officials.

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Children to present award-winning poetry to families, faculty and the public

January 21, 2015

FAIRFIELD—Fairfield University will invite dozens of budding young poets to read from their award-winning poetry at the sixth annual Poetry for Peace Contest Winners' Celebration on Friday, January 31.

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New Annual Catholic Appeal Video Released

January 20, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—“Building Communities of Faith,” the 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal video has been released throughout the diocese.

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Fairfield Fire Prevention Contest Winner

January 20, 2015

FAIRFIELD—Assumption Catholic School is proud to offer congratulations to Jeanette Ahutal.

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National march to take place
on January 22 in D.C.

January 20, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.—“Every Life is a Gift” will be the theme of the 2015 March for Life this January 22.

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Bishop announces new scholarship fund

January 19, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano introduced plans for launching the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund that will substantially create a new financial model for diocesan assistance to schools before a gathering of almost 200 Catholic school principals, pastors and administrative staff at the Catholic Center on November 19.

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Yankees’ Teixeira to Speak at Shehan Center/McGivney Center Fundraiser

January 16, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—With the notable exception of Don Mattingly, Mark Teixeira has been the most productive New York Yankees first baseman since the legendary Lou Gehrig. As a fielder, he may have no peers.

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Notre Dame HS student wins Gold
in figure skating

January 14, 2015

FAIRFIELD—Congratulations to Notre Dame High School’s Marisa Panuczak, class of '18, who competed in the ISI Lake Placid Championships for figure skating in early January.

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Spanish-speaking Catholics urge Diocese to help strengthen their parishes

January 11, 2015

NORWALK—"If we don't serve them, we're going to lose them," said a catechist from St. Charles Borromeo Church in Bridgeport of the growing number of Spanish speaking Catholics in cities and towns throughout the Diocese.

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COMING SOON!

New Diocesan

Free Phone App
February 2015!
Details will be announced here,
and in the February 14 issue of the
Fairfield County Catholic Newspaper.
All things about our diocese
will be available on your phone!



World Youth Day
Krakow, Poland
July 22-August 1, 2016!

Bishop Frank Caggiano invites the youth
and young adults (ages 16-35)
of the Diocese of Bridgeport to join him
on a pilgrimage of a lifetime.

WEBSITE:
wyd.bridgeportdiocese.com


Scholarships available.
For info email Julie Rodgers at:
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
or call 203.416.1449



Diocese of Bridgeport Reorganization
Click here for article; click here for chart




2014 St. Augustine
Medal Recipients


  Click here for article, pictures,
and full list of nominees.


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