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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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Stuff-A-Truck at St. James Parish | June 28, 2016

STRATFORD—St. James Food Pantry is filled due to the tremendous outpouring of generosity from their faith community.

“Horns for Kids” enhances music at Trinity Catholic | June 28, 2016

STAMFORD—During the 2015-16 academic year, members of the Trinity Catholic High School Music Department committed themselves to honoring one of its regular hashtags, “#MusicalRenaissance.”

A bogey free fundraiser: Local K of C councils hit the links for charity | June 28, 2016

K of C from St. Matthew Norwalk teams up
with K of C Our Lady of the Assumption Fairfield


SHELTON—Knights of Columbus councils are known for serving the greater good of their parishes and their communities, and many times they work as individual councils.

Youngest Graduates! | June 28, 2016

FAIRFIELD—Congratulations to the Pre-Kindergarten class of 2016! On June 8, the Pre-Kindergarten students of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School successfully completed the rigorous Kindergarten program and are well prepared as they look forward to starting Kindergarten in September.

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

Also: read the biographies of the new priests

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.



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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.

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.