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Respecting life the Gospel way

October 16, 2015

Making a Difference
By Tony Magliano

For the sake of our salvation, we need to pay serious attention, and act with purpose, to what Jesus teaches here in Matthew’s Gospel: “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him.

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Diocesan Youth Choir to Perform in Christmas Concert | November 30, 2015

NORWALK-- “Arise and Shine,” a Christmas Concert featuring the new 82-member Diocesan Youth Choir (C4Y), on Friday December 18, 7:30 p.m., Norwalk Concert Hall, 125 East Avenue.

Proceeds will benefit the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund and youth programs throughout Fairfield County.

Advent begins today! | November 29, 2015

- Click here for a day-by-day guide to Advent from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
- Click to read Bishop Caggiano's reflection on Advent

Beginning the Church's liturgical year, Advent (from "ad-venire" in Latin or "to come to") is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas.

Jesse Tree Ornaments Offer Opportunity for Advent Family Prayer Read more: | November 28, 2015

By Susan Klemond, Register Correspondent

When Jane Lagerquist came to Angie O’Connell’s home in West St. Paul, Minn., during Advent seven years ago, the friends looked at O’Connell’s paper-laminated Jesse Tree ornaments and talked about how hard it was to find quality materials to celebrate and teach children about the Church seasons.

A time to be grateful for the “hidden blessings” in our lives | November 27, 2015

Also read:

- Bishop Caggiano's op-ed in the CT Post
- A special 'thank you' to all donors and contributors to the Annual Catholic Appeal and the ministries it serves.

As we pause to count our blessings this Thanksgiving Day, many of the blessings in our lives are easy to name and do not require much thought to bring to mind. However, as I have matured over the years, I have also come to realize that we all have “hidden blessings” that are not as easy to recognize and for which we also need to be thankful.

Connecticut Knights of Columbus to Distribute Coats for Kids on ‘Black Friday’ | November 24, 2015

Children in six cities throughout state to be remembered with gift of warmth

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — As many head out to shop on the day after Thanksgiving, hundreds of area children will receive a free and much-needed gift as the Knights of Columbus distribute new winter coats to children in need at six sites throughout Connecticut on Black Friday, Nov. 27.

Mass celebrates people with special needs | November 24, 2015

FAIRFIELD—The sun shone through the stain-glass windows of Holy Cross Church as Bishop Frank J. Caggiano welcomed all to the annual Mass hosted by St. Catherine Center for Special Needs.

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Families must forgive and not 'end the day in war,' pope says | November 23, 2015

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The secret to healing wounds among family members is to "not end the day in war" and to forgive one another, Pope Francis said.

"One cannot live without forgiving, or at least one cannot live well, especially in the family," the pope said Nov. 4 at his weekly general audience.

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the State of the Diocese address

Fr. Hoffmann to honor 102-year old parishioner this Sunday | November 20, 2015

DARIEN—Fr. Frank Hoffmann, Pastor of St. John’s Parish, Darien will be presenting a Certificate of Commendation to 102 year old Knight, Dante Chicatell of Noroton in honor of his birthday on Sunday November 22 at the end of the 7:30 Mass.

To Coffee or not to Coffee… | November 20, 2015

NEW YORK—If you’ve paid any attention to the flare-up over the red Starbucks holiday coffee cups, you may want to watch this short video of Father Rob Ketcham, the chaplain of Saint John the Baptist Diocesan High School in New York.

In this engaging video Fr. Rob goes beyond the red cup controversy and leads us to think about almost everything we do, say, and live as Catholics. He tells us that ultimately, it’s not about what we are against, or what we condemn. The one question that we will be asked at the end of our lives by God is: "Did you love me?"


Bishop Caggiano's reflection Advent | November 30, 2015

As we begin the holy season of Advent, we also begin a new liturgical year of grace. For as the Church’s calendar follows the birth, ministry, life, death, resurrection and glorification of Christ the Lord, the season of Advent, designed in part to prepare us to celebrate the birth of the Lord into the world, begins this sacred cycle of worship.

Pope Francis House brings "spirit of Pope" to Bridgeport | November 19, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Work is progressing on  the Pope Francis house at 51 George Street in Bridgeport being built in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County, and leaders are asking for additional parish support to complete the project.

Francis cries out for welcoming church: ‘House of God refuge, not prison’ | November 18, 2015

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis has again forcefully repeated his call that the Catholic church globally should open its doors to everyone, without exception, saying the church sometimes even keeps Jesus “prisoner” in its own institutions and does not let him out into the world.