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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


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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March for Life preview | January 23, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C.—The annual March for Life will take place on Friday, January 27, in Washington D.C. This year’s theme is “The Power of One.” The largest pro-life rally in the world, the March is held on or around the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion in the case of Roe v. Wade.

ACA chair-couples: ‘we feel blessed’ | January 23, 2017

BRIDGEPORT—“It was a calling,” say Elena and Steve Schlegel, who have accepted the invitation to be lay co-chairs of the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA). “When we were vice chairs this past year we learned about so many wonderful ministries supported by the appeal and met so many dedicated people. We feel that we’ve been blessed to be invited—how could we ever say no?”

Catholic Church reacts to declining enrollment in elementary schools | January 23, 2017

DANBURY—The Bridgeport Diocese’s 16-month study of under-enrolled and financially struggling Catholic elementary schools is expected to bring changes in as little as two weeks.

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Changes planned for Shelton-Monroe Catholic schools | January 23, 2017

SHELTON—Three may become two, or even one.

But just how many, or which of the three Catholic schools will remain in the Shelton-Monroe area rests in the hands of Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport.

Fairfield County students take top honors | January 21, 2017

Bethel, Norwalk, Danbury kids win State Knights of Columbus vocation poster contest

PUTNAM—It’s natural for children to think about what they’re going to do when they grow up, but they might not think about becoming a Catholic priest or a nun. 

ACA comes to New Canaan | January 20, 2017

NEW CANAAN—More than 85 guests turned out for the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) kick off reception held at New Canaan Country Club. Bishop Frank J. Caggiano and ACA chair couple Steve nod Elena Schlegel greeted the men and women who came by to celebrate the Appeal and learn more about the ministries it supports.

Bishop reviews schools viability | January 19, 2017

BRIDGEPORT—The Diocese of Bridgeport is nearing completion of a 16-month planning process for the future of its elementary schools in Stamford and the greater Danbury and Shelton area.

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the State of the Diocese address

Ministry Formation Day | January 19, 2017

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BRIDGEPORT—“Prophets of a Future Not Our Own will be the theme of a Ministry Formation Day set for Saturday January 28th, 8:30-2:30, Queen of Saint Hall at the Catholic Center, 238 Jewett Avenue, Bridgeport, CT.

Baby Nathan John Touches Hearts and Shows the Beauty of Life | January 18, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS—With temperatures near zero on the evening of January 4, a baby boy spent one of his first hours in a laundry basket left in a cathedral vestibule, where an astonished custodian discovered him as he locked up the church.

Spirited reception launches ACA in Bridgeport | January 16, 2017

BRIDGEPORT—A gathering of almost 300 people filled the Queen of Saints Hall at the Catholic Center on Sunday for the kickoff reception for 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal.

USCCB President urges encounters of the heart in message for Martin Luther King Jr. Day | January 16, 2017

WASHINGTON—The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, issued the following statement in relation to the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Upcoming synod needs young people's voices, pope says | January 14, 2017

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis asked young people to tell him, their bishops and pastors about their hopes and struggles and even their criticisms.