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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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Frontier Communications and Sacred Heart University Celebrate Successful Launch of “Vantage Sports Network” | October 27, 2016

NEW HAVEN—Frontier Communications and Sacred Heart University (SHU) this week celebrated the successful launch of Vantage Sports Network (VSN-CT), a new all-local channel dedicated to bringing viewers year-round coverage of Connecticut’s high school, collegiate and youth sports.

Regina Pacis Classical Catholic Academy thrives | October 26, 2016

NORWALK—On September 8, the feast of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, Regina Pacis Academy (RPA) opened its doors to welcome families to its 12th academic year. The academy provides a classical curriculum to K-8 boys and girls in a wholesome Catholic environment at a reasonable cost for all.

St. Mark School goes pink! | October 25, 2016

STRATFORD—St. Mark School recently hosted their annual school-wide Breast Cancer Awareness Cut-A-Thon. The elementary school invited stylists from Jade Salon in Stratford to set up a mini hair salon in the school gym. The school community dressed in pink and rallied together in the fight against cancer.

Reverend Louis Dytkowski | October 25, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—Rev. Louis M. Dytkowski, son of the late Frank and Julia Dytkowski, retired priest and Chaplain, LTC, U.S. Army, passed away Saturday, October 22, at St Vincent's Hospital, after a long illness. Father Lou was born August 25, 1934 and raised in the Hazelton/McAdoo area of PA. He attended college and seminary in Orchard Lake, Michigan and was ordained a Catholic Priest for the Diocese of Bridgeport in 1960.

Bishop in the Holy Land | October 23, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—During the past week Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has joined nearly 80 others on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. They have been walking in the footsteps of Our Lord Jesus, from the place of His birth, to the sites where he preached and ministered, to the most sacred places of His Passion, Death, Resurrection and Ascension into Heaven.

A Joyous Week Around the Diocese | October 21, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—Last weekend was a time for good spirits and joy in the diocese. On Sunday Bishop Frank Caggiano cut the ribbon on the new addition to the Catherine Dennis Keefe, Queen of Clergy Residence in Stamford. You can see the joy on the faces of senior priests on the cover of this month's issue of Fairfield County Catholic.

Are you a sports trivia expert? Or do you just think you are? | October 20, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—Sports fans do you really know sports? Test out your knowledge on October 24 when you and your team compete against other teams of sports fanatics during the 8th Annual “Stump the Schwab” competition to benefit the Cardinal Shehan Center’s After School & Saturday Program.

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St. Catherine of Siena: A Woman for Our Times | October 20, 2016

FAIRFIELD—Fairfield University’s Center for Catholic Studies presents Sister Nancy Murray, OP in a one-woman performance of St. Catherine of Siena: A Woman for Our Times, on Wednesday, November 9 at 7:30 pm. The performance will take place in the Dolan School of Business Dining Room. The 2016 Catholicism and the Arts “Lecture” is free and open to the public.

Immaculate High School Scholarship Fundraiser Breakfast | October 19, 2016

DANBURY—Sister Clare Fitzgerald, SSND was the keynote speaker at Immaculate High School's first Annual Scholarship Breakfast.

Reversing the mission | October 18, 2016

WATERFORD, Ireland—The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus launched a new mission in Waterford, Ireland this August. In reflecting on the sacrifices religious priests, sisters and brothers made in coming to the United States as missionaries, the Apostles felt it only fitting to return this gesture in some small way.

St. Mary Catholic Scouting Diaper Drive | October 18, 2016

RIDGEFIELD—The St. Mary Catholic Scouts of Ridgefield hosted a Diaper Drive outside of their local Stop & Shop on October 9. The response was amazing. Scouts handed out a small list of items and invited shoppers to add a much needed baby item on to their grocery list and then deposit it in the Pack n Play on their way out of the store.

Painting for a Purpose | October 18, 2016

NORWALK—Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Council 14360 in Norwalk continued their strong relationship with Malta House on October 8 when some Brother Knights did some more painting at the facility and plans are in the works to continue more work in January.