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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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Reception to Benefit Foundations in Education set for October 14 | September 28, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—A reception to benefit Foundations in Education will be held in the home of Frank and Lynn Mara of Greenwich on Friday, October 14, 7–9 pm.
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will attend and offer brief remarks on the Foundation, which was established earlier this year to support Catholic education in the Diocese.

Open Houses set for Diocesan High Schools | September 28, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—The five High Schools of the Diocese of Bridgeport will host Open Houses this month. The Open Houses are set for Trinity Catholic High School, Stamford October 16, 11-2; Immaculate High School, Danbury, October 16, 11-1; St. Joseph High School, Trumbull, October 16 1-4; Kolbe Cathedral High School, October 20, 6:30 pm; Notre Dame High School, October 23, 1:30 pm.

"House of Hope" to Fight Hunger with Healthy Food Drive | September 27, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—St. Vincent's Medical Center and Aquarion Water Company are launching the 6th Annual "House of Hope" Food Drive, running from September 19 until November 18, 2016 to help reduce hunger throughout the Greater Bridgeport area. In an effort to fight hunger with healthy foods, the organizers ask that only nutritious, non-perishable, non-expired items be donated.

Day of Service begins and ends in prayer | September 26, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—“Today is an historic day in our Diocese with the inauguration of the Catholic Service Corps,” said Bishop Frank Caggiano in his Facebook entry last Saturday.

Catholic Charities Gala: A Night to Celebrate | September 25, 2016

STAMFORD—It was an evening of high energy, spirited music and celebration as Catholic Charities of Fairfield County celebrated its 100th Birthday in a gala at the Stamford Marriott.

Michelle Smith named coordinator of CSC | September 23, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—Michelle Smith has been named coordinator of the new Catholic Service Corps (CSC), a synod initiative created in response to the call for service and the need to engage youth in faith and good works.

Youth Day of Service Set for Saturday | September 23, 2016

The diocese will formally launch the new Catholic Service Corps (CSC) with a day of service and a Mass celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano on Saturday, September 24.

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the State of the Diocese address

Musical cast works to Save Our Sound | September 23, 2016

HAMDEN—”God gave us a bountiful garden, but we have turned it into a polluted wasteland of debris, desolation, and filth," Pope Francis writes in Laudato Si, a papal document released to coincide with the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

Knights bring comfort with their donation | September 23, 2016

NORWALK—In late spring, two Fairfield County Knights of Columbus Councils partnered to hold a Golf Tournament for Charity named the Sword & Shield Golf Classic.

World’s oldest Catholic bishop dies at 104 | September 22, 2016

NEW JERSEY—It’s not clear if he ever threw a Hail Mary pass when he played football at Shelton High School in 1929, but he later made goals few achieve in a lifetime.

2016 St. Augustine Medals of Service set for October 15 | September 21, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—The Saint Augustine Medal of Service prayer service and awards ceremony will be held at St. Augustine Cathedral on Saturday, October 15, beginning at 1 pm.

U.S. bishops support day of prayer for sex abuse victims | September 20, 2016

WASHINGTON—In light of Pope Francis' call to pray for the victims of sexual abuse, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will support a Worldwide Day of Prayer for Sexual Abuse Survivors, highlighting the importance of healing and noting the progress the Church has made over the years.