“Become a living Gospel,” Bishop tells newly ordained

June 25, 2016

Also: read the biographies of the new priests

BRIDGEPORT (June 25) — “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.

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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.

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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.

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MASS CARDS are available from the diocesan Mission Office for all intentions. The donations support missionaries throughout the world. If you are interested in purchasing a Mass card, call Elaine Bissenden in the Mission Office: 203.416.1447.

A DAY OF SPIRITUAL RENEWAL: “Living in the Power of the Holy Spirit,” open to men and women will be held Sat., June 25, from 9 am-3 pm at St. Stephen Parish, Trumbull. Bring bag lunch, refreshments provided. Led by Fran Karpiej, OFS. Register by June 7; suggested donation $10. Checks made payable to Magnificat Bridgeport Diocese. Mail to:  Pat Paniccia, 25 Easton Rd. Monroe, CT  06468-1502 for more info, email: pat.pan@hotmail.com.

VENERATION OF THE IMAGE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE will be sponsored by St. Lawrence Parish, Shelton, on two evenings: Mon.-Tues., June 27-28. Vivian Mestey, the guardian of the sacred pilgrim image, will speak on the image and its mission. 4-6 pm, veneration and individual prayer; 6 pm, talk; 6:30 pm, Rosary; 7 pm Mass; 8 pm Adoration, Benediction and closing. For more info, contact Deacon Frank Masso: 203.605.8321 or frank.masso@att.net.

GAME NIGHT: Come enjoy some fellowship and fun! Bring your favorite game or play the ones we have. Enjoy a night with friends both new and old and have fun! June 28 (6:30 pm-8:30 pm) Newman Center, 7 8th Ave., Danbury.

NIGHT OF PRAISE & WORSHIP: Join us for a Praise and Worship Holy Hour at Sacred Heart Parish in Danbury, followed by a social. This event is open to all ages. July 5 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm, at Sacred Heart, 46 Stone St., Danbury.

PROJECT RACHEL HEALING MINISTRY—During this Jubilee Year of Mercy come begin your healing journey and experience God’s love and mercy! For those suffering from a past abortion. Offering opportunities for Entering Canaan Days of Prayer and Healing and ongoing support with Monthly Gatherings. Upcoming day of healing scheduled for Sat., July 9th. For further information call our confidential phone line at 203.416.1619 or email projectrachel@diobpt.org.

FAITH ON TAP WITH FR. MICHAEL: Join us for some great food and an inspirational talk about the differences between the Eastern and Western Catholic churches. July 12 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Down The Hatch, 292 Candlewood Lake Rd., Brookfield.

ADULT DODGE BALL TOURNAMENT to benefit the Cardinal Shehan Center will take place Tues., July 12, from 5:30-8:30 pm at Insports Centers Trumbull, 29 Trefoil Dr., Trumbull. Treat your employees to a competitive and fun night out! T-shirts and pizza provided. First drink on the house. Up to 9 players per team, men and women welcome. Team entry fee:$650. For more info or to register, contact Lorraine Gibbons: 203.336.4468 or lgibbons@shehancenter.org.

CARNIVAL OF FUN at St. Catherine of Siena  Parish, Riverside held Tues.-Sat., July 12-16 on the parish grounds. Food, rides, games of chance and skill, raffles, live entertainment nightly. Bracelet nights Tues., Wed. & Thurs. For more info, go to www.stcath.org or call 203.637.3661.

SPEND AN EVENING WITH THE LAY CARMELITES. On Thurs., July 14, at 6:30 pm, at St. Lawrence Church, 505 Shelton Ave., Huntington, CT, the Lay Carmelite Community of Fairfield County will celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel with a procession, Holy Mass, and the opportunity to be vested with the Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. A reception will follow featuring a discussion about the spirit of Carmel and becoming a Lay Carmelite. Catholics over the age of 18 are invited. Contact Carmel Brown, Director, Mystical Rose Community, at 203.685.1908 or Kathleen Dechant, Formation Director, at 203.219.8832 for details.

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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.

“This is a very exciting time for the diocese and for our retired priests who are looking forward to moving into their new home at Queen of the Clergy Residence,” said Bishop Frank J. Caggiano.

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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.

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A Dad’s Example
Faith-Filled Memories for Father’s Day

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.

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Bishop ordains three
to the Transitional Diaconate

June 18, 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.

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CT Hospital Association to recognize St. Vincent's Medical Center's Sherri Roller, RN, MSN, as a healthcare hero

June 17, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—At its 98th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) will recognize Sherri Roller, RN, MSN, staff nurse in the Family Birthing Center at St. Vincent's Medical Center, as a 2016 Healthcare Hero.

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Too many cooks in the kitchen? Not on this night!

June 17, 2016

STAMFORD—Gamely sporting hair nets, potato peelers, oven mitts, and plastic aprons, over 30 young adults showed up at New Covenant Center (NCC) in Stamford to prepare 150 dinners that would be served the next day to hungry clients.

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Prayer Vigil Set for Victims of Orlando Shooting

June 14, 2016

FAIRFIELD—A Prayer Vigil to pray for and honor the memory of those killed and wounded in the shootings at a gay nightclub in Orlando will be held at St. Pius X Parish in Fairfield on Wednesday, June 15 at 7pm.

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Catholics must raise their voices against hatred

June 14, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Caggiano issues statement on Orlando shootings:

“Sunday morning’s attack in Orlando has unmasked once again the evil face of hatred and bigotry in our society. It is an evil that must spur us to rededicate ourselves to fostering a true spirit of unity and reconciliation.

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Francis: Orlando killings
'new manifestation of homicidal folly
and senseless hatred'

ROME (National Catholic Reporter)—The killings of at least 50 people at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., have left Pope Francis with "the deepest feelings of horror and condemnation, of pain and turmoil before this new manifestation of homicidal folly and senseless hatred," the Vatican said in a statement Sunday

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The “Original” Feast of St. Anthony this weekend at St. Margaret Shrine

June 10, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—Thousands of people are expected to turn out for the "Original" Feast of St. Anthony  this weekend to enjoy a festival of  of faith, fun, good food, live music and rides at St. Margaret Shrine, 2523 Park Avenue in Bridgeport.

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Bishop speaks to youth in Archdiocese of Anchorage

Also: Read Bishop Caggiano's Reflections on Alaska

ANCHORAGE—Bishop Frank Caggiano arrived in Alaska on Wednesday afternoon after a nearly nine hours of flight from home. He was invited by the Archdiocese of Anchorage to offer a talk and celebrate Mass for the Alaska Youth Conference being held in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Anchorage.

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Around the Diocese

June 10, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—Enjoy this 60-second “Around the Diocese” report that introduces Catholic Center employees working on many projects of importance to the diocese.

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Bishop Caggiano Statement
On Fr. John Stronkowski

2016 Annual Catholic Appeal
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Bishop Caggiano updates Stamford parents on Strategic Plan for Elementary Schools (May 18, 2016)
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