Catholic bishop to speak at town’s Holocaust commemoration

May 01, 2016

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FAIRFIELD — In contrast to the past 32 Holocaust commemorations organized by the town, this year’s keynote speaker has no direct connection to the Nazi campaign to exterminate Jews during the World War II era.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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THE FIRST GRADUATING CLASS of Cathedral Girls’ High School—The class of 1968 is planning a 50th reunion. We were a small group with the school literally being built around us in the fall of 1964. We would love to connect with everyone from the Cathedral '68 class, so for information, please contact Pauline Caron at

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.

OKLAHOMA, a performance by students at Immaculate High School, Danbury, will be held Thurs.-Fri., April 28-29, at 7 pm and Sat., April 30 at 2 pm & 7 pm. Admission: $20 adults; $15 student/senior; $10 matinee. For more info or for tickets, contact the Fine Arts Department: or 203.744.1510, ext. 132.

TRINITY CATHOLIC High School will host its Legacy Gala on Fri., April 29, at the Italian Center in Stamford. This year’s honorees are: Frank J. Mercede for Legacy of Service; Steve & Christine Green for Legacy of Encouragement; Msgr. William J. Scheyd, P.A., for Legacy of Purpose. To place an ad or make a reservation, contact Betsy Mercede: or 203.322.3401, ext. 303.

A DAY WITH MARY, a one-day retreat will be offered by the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, Sat., April 30, at Sacred Heart Parish, Danbury. The day starts at 8:45 am and includes Mass, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Marian Procession, recitation of the Rosary, and more. The day ends at 3 pm. No pre-registration required. Bring a bag lunch and invite your friends! For more info and a video, go to or visit Facebook at Day with Mary—West: Griswold.

ST. THERESA SCHOOL, Trumbull, 60th Anniversary Celebration will be held Sat., April 30, beginning at 6 pm at Tashua Knolls, Trumbull. Guest of honor is Msgr. Louis DeProfio, pastor of St. Theresa Parish from 1971-2003. Sponsorships and tickets are now available. For more info or to make reservations visit or call 203.268.3236. To donate silent auction items, contact Sonya Jarvis: 203.261.3344.

KOLBE CATHEDRAL High School “Making a Difference” celebration held Sun., May 1, at St. Mary Parish, Greenwich. Mass: 5:15 pm, dinner follows at Gabriele’s Steakhouse. 2016 Honorees: Bill Mitchell & Dr. Gerald Kuroghlian. Proceeds benefit KCHS scholarship funds. For more info, contact Jo-Anne Jakab: 203.368.2648 or

AL’S ANGELS needs volunteers to help assist members of Temple Israel, Westport, in wrapping holiday gifts on Sun., May 1, at 10:30 am. This special day is devoted to provide Temple members the ability to perform good deeds in helping the human family. We will be providing the gifts, wrapping paper & tags. Assistance is needed in helping oversee this effort and bringing wrapped toys back to 342 Greens Farms Road at the end of the event. If you can help, contact Al DiGuido:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

Click here to watch a short clip of his performance

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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.

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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.

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Here I am Lord!

April 24, 2016

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WESTPORT—Listen to the Diocesan Youth Choir sing “Here I am Lord.”

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Bridgeport Youth Ministry Formation Day—Saturday, May 7, 2016

April 22, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—All priests, DRE’s, youth ministers, catechists, core team members, and youth ministry volunteers are invited to the inaugural Bridgeport Youth Ministry Formation Day on Saturday, May 7, at Saint John Parish located at 1986 Post Road in Darien from 10 am to 4 pm.

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St. Joseph Elementary School Shelton announces new $70,000 ‘Bob Scinto Scholarship’ program—apply by May 1st!

April 21, 2016

SHELTON—Due to a generous grant from Mr. Bob Scinto, well-known real estate developer and business leader in Shelton, thirty-five Bob Scinto Scholarships, each worth $2,000 are being given to new students registering in St. Joseph Elementary School in Shelton for the 2016-17 school year.

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Father Robert J. Usenza, 81

April 20, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—Reverend Robert J. Usenza died on Sunday, April 17, 2016.

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St. Mark Basketball 2016 CYO Champions

April 20, 2016

​STRATFORD—On April 3, the St. Mark Girls Varsity, Boys Varsity, Boys Junior Varsity, Girls Junior Varsity all won their New England CYO championships.

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