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Societal Impact of Catholic Educaton

March 11, 2016


As the current presidential election process is showing, these are unsettled, challenging times. One sign of this unrest is visible in the turmoil buffeting our most trusted and basic social institutions: doctors and hospitals, schools and universities, and quite frankly, churches and religious institutions. It used to be that the trusted family doctor, the admired and respected local schoolteacher, and the revered, consoling parish priest or minister were bedrock figures in every American community. 

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Why BSF is so important

March 11, 2016


A longtime parishioner said to me recently: “Monsignor, we understand all you have been doing recently to promote our parish school. But most of us are now past the point where we have children eligible to attend it!” I laughed with him. But then I explained more about the unique opportunity right now in Fairfield County Catholic schools that we need to publicize.

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New “Week in Review” Video | April 29, 2016

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BRIDGEPORT—Diocesan Social Media Leader John Grosso has introduced a new “Around the Diocese” video to the diocesan Facebook and YouTube pages.

Bridgeport parish donating to Ecuador quake victims | April 28, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—The members of St. Mary's Parish in Bridgeport showed their support today for the victims of the earthquake in Ecuador.

Organizers are gathering donations to help those affected by the devastating quake on April 16.

Click here to watch a video from News 12 Connecticut.

St. Joseph Elementary School fifth grader wins State Spelling Bee Championship! | April 28, 2016

SHELTON—St. Joseph Elementary School fifth grader, Demi Adeniran, won the State Spelling Championship contest, held April 23 at St. Mary’s Parish center in New Haven.

Honoring their patron saint | April 28, 2016

STRATFORD—Students in grades K-8 at St. Mark School assembled in the church to honor the feast day of their patron saint.

SHU students impact lives in Colombia | April 28, 2016

FAIRFIELD—During Spring Break, 11 students from Sacred Heart University traveled to Bogota Colombia with Rise and Walk Foundation.

St. Matthew Knights spring into action with garden clean up at Notre Dame Convalescent Home | April 28, 2016

NORWALK—The continuing relationship between Knights of Colombus St. Matthew Council #14360 and Notre Dame Convalescent Home was on display on Saturday, April 16, when the Knights helped out with some projects on the home’s grounds.

Melkite Catholic Archbishop Jeanbart to visit St. Mary's in New Haven | April 28, 2016

NEW HAVEN—Melkite Catholic Archbishop Jean Clément Jeanbart of Aleppo, Syria, will speak on the genocide being waged against his people and the future of Christianity in the Middle East at St. Mary's Church, 5 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, on Sunday, May 1, at 6:30 pm

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the State of the Diocese address

Boys and girls allstars! | April 28, 2016

WILTON—This year was the 9th annual Tyler Ugolyn tournament which ran from January 21st to February 5th at Our Lady of Fatima school in Wilton. We had 45 teams from 11 schools within the diocese participate (about 500 basketball players). The  basketball tournament was named after Tyler Ugolyn who graduated from Our Lady of Fatima school in 1997 and tragically died during 9/11.

Final Night for John Michael Talbot at St. Jude’s | April 27, 2016

MONROE—Tonight is the final night of three special evenings with Christian music legend John Michael Talbot at St. Jude Church, 770 Monroe Turnpike (Rt. 111).

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St. Aloysius Students Attend Junior National Young Leaders Conferences | April 26, 2016

NEW CANAAN—Sixth graders Emmett Cheever and Teddy Klein from St. Aloysius School, participated in the Junior National Young Leaders Conferences, “Learning to Lead” program in Washington, D.C. this past summer. This week long program was the result of the student's qualifying scores for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) Award, an accomplishment traditionally met by one-third of eligible St. Aloysius School students.

Parish Garden named to honor Msgr. Richard Shea | April 26, 2016

TRUMBULL—St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Nichols dedicated a new parish garden last weekend to honor its former pastor, Msgr. Richard J. Shea, and to celebrate his 80th birthday.

Bishops thanks anniversary couples for being “Christ’s love in our midst” | April 25, 2016

TRUMBULL—“Every moment of your married lives, you remind us all that Christ is present, alive and faithful to his sheep,” said Bishop Frank Caggiano to more than 200 couples who attended the recent Wedding Jubilee Mass at St. Theresa Church in Trumbull.