Corpus Christi Procession in Nichols

May 29, 2016

TRUMBULL--“The Eucharist is not a symbol of Jesus. The Eucharist is not a reminder of Jesus. The Eucharist is not blessed bread,” Father Joseph Marcello told his congregation at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Trumbull. “The Eucharist is Jesus Christ himself, whole and entire.”

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In Eucharist, find strength to share bread, faith with others, pope says

May 27, 2016

Click to read reflection by Dr. Frank DeStefano

ROME—A Corpus Christi procession should honor Christ’s gift of himself in the Eucharist, but also should be a pledge to share bread and faith with the people of the cities and towns where the processions take place, Pope Francis said.

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Around the Diocese

May 27, 2016

BRIDGEPORT— Social Media Leader John Grosso will take you “Around the Diocese” in just 60 seconds in this video.

From First Communions to diocesan and parish activities, the faithful of Fairfield County find great joy and fulfillment in the liturgies, activities and teachings of the Church. Please take a look for yourself.

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Fairfield Student Named Gates Millennium Scholar

May 27, 2016

FAIRFIELD—Breiana Campbell, Class of 2016, and daughter Rodney and Charlene Campbell of Bridgeport, has been named a Gates Millennium Scholar. Campbell is one of 1,000 recipients from across the nation selected to receive this full college and postgraduate scholarship out of over 50,000 applicants.

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Bishop praises religious for their witness of Gospel values in our society

May 26, 2016

WESTPORT—More than 150 men and women religious recently attended a Consecrated Life Mass and Listening Session with the Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano at St. Luke Church in Westport.

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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.

CLERGY INVITED to join in the 22nd Annual Memorial Day Service sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council #110yy at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Fairfield, on Sun., May 29 at 12 noon. Local veteran organizations will be participating along with CT state and local representatives, Knights of Columbus officials and community residents. For more info, contact Fr. Peter Cipriani, pastor: 203.333.9065 or Fred Coseglia, chairman.

NOTRE DAME High School Class of 1975 is planning a 41st reunion on June 3. Events will include a golf outing from 12 noon-4 pm at Fairchild Wheeler, followed by a reunion celebration at Vazzy's 19th Hole from 7-11:30 pm. More events for the class are planned for the month of June.  For more info, contact Mike Doyle:

PIE 33 EMMAUS RETREAT for young adults age 18 and up who have graduated high school, held Fri.-Sun. June 3-5  at the Seton Newman Center in Danbury. Deepen your relationship with God while you make friendships that will last a lifetime!It is a weekend of great Faith, great Food, new Friends, and lots of Fun! For more info, call Kristin Nauheimer: 203.512.5285 or visit

FUN FUNDRAISER FIESTA to benefit Caroline House will be held Sat., June 4, from 1-4 pm at Villa Notre Dame, 345 Belden Hill Rd., Wilton. Fun afternoon for the whole family! Food from many nations, soda, musical entertainment, raffle with prizes. Cost: $5 per person; $20 per family. For more info or to attend, contact Jean Fredricks 203.334.0640 or

ANGEL-ADE, a fundraiser for Al's Angels needs volunteers for its lemonade stands in Greenwich, New Canaan, Westport and Fairfield on Sat., June 4. (Rain date June 5.) To volunteer or to add a stand location to the list, contact Al DiGuido: 100% of all donations to Angel-ade go directly to Al's Angels to help children and families battling cancer, rare blood diseases & severe financial hardship.

ST. PIUS X 60th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT On June 5th at 4 pm featuring soloist Krista Adams Santilli, the parish choir and cantors, and other instrumentalists in a celebration of the Sacred and the Sublime with a light reception to follow in the Faith Center. Suggested donations are $20 per person with proceeds to benefit the St. Pius X music program and ministry of the Little Sisters of the Poor.

CANCER WALK AND RUN to support Hope in Motion will have teams from Trinity Catholic High School and Middle School. Teachers, students, alumni, family and friends from both schools are welcome to join the team or to show their support by making a donation and/or signing up to walk with the team. This year's event will take place on Sun., June 5, at Columbus Park in downtown Stamford. The 5k and 10k runs start at 8 am; the walk starts at 10 am.To register or donate, go to,  click on “Walk & Run” and search for team TRINITY CATHOLIC HS & MS. 100% of the funds raised go directly to the Bennett Cancer Center in Stamford.

BENEFIT CONCERT at St. Emery Parish, Fairfield, will be held on Sun., June 5, at 3 pm with “Phantom of the Opera” star Frank Mastrone, the St. Emery Festival Choir, and parish music director Anthony Procaccini. Music of Irving Berlin, from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma,” and by J.S. Bach, Zoltan Kodaly, Franz Liszt. Donation: $10; children under 12 are free. A reception follows the performance. For more info, contact the parish: 203.334.0312.

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Breakfast of Champions honors achievement and character

May 25, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—“Any time that we celebrate the goodness and intelligence of our young people is a day of blessing and hope,” said Bishop Frank J. Caggiano at the “Breakfast of Champions,” which honors Catholic school students who excel in academics, athletic achievement and above all strive to live a lifestyle that exemplifies Gospel values.

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St. Matthew Knights awarded by the Knights of Columbus CT State Council

NORWALK—As the fraternal year is concluding, K of C #14360 in Norwalk is finishing one of its busiest years in the short history of the council. The state council has recognized their hard work and dedication.

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Veneration of the Image
of Our Lady of Guadalupe

SHELTON—The St. Lawrence Prayer Group, of St. Lawrence in Shelton will be sponsoring the Veneration of the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Monday, June 27 and Tuesday, June 28.

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Catholic Academy Golf Classic Raises Close to $200,000

May 23, 2016

FAIRFIELD—The Catholic Academy of Bridgeport held its Fourth Annual Golf Classic at the Country Club of Fairfield on Thursday, May 19.

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St. Jude Confirmation

May 22, 2016

MONROE—On Saturday, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano confirmed young people from St. Jude Parish in Monroe. Among the parents in the Church was JoMarie Branco who was deeply moved by the ceremony and the Bishop’s homily.

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St. Vincent’s College taps 179 graduates

May 21, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—St. Vincent’s College conferred degrees to 179 members of the Class of 2016 at Friday’s commencement exercises.

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Around the Diocese

May 20, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—You’ll enjoy this “Around the Diocese” week in review by Diocesan Social Media Leader John Grosso.

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Bishop updates Stamford parents on Strategic Plan for Elementary Schools

May 19, 2016

STAMFORD—The diocese has hired Partners in Mission, a full service-consulting firm focused exclusively on Catholic schools, to guide the Strategic Planning for Catholic elementary schools in Stamford.

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Mad Dog howls for Merton Center

May 18, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—Legendary sports talk host Christopher Mad Dog Russo let out his trademark howl to begin the 22nd Annual Celebrity Merton Center Breakfast and the morning went on to raise almost $150,000 for the downtown soup kitchen.

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Dr. McAleer edits new book
of Cardinal Egan's columns

May 18, 2016

NEW YORK—His Eminence, Edward Cardinal Egan, had two unfinished projects on his desk on the day he died, March 5, 2015, and they both involved the Diocese of Bridgeport.

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A Most Fitting Day To Be With Saint Anthony of Padua

May 17, 2016

STAMFORD—On Tuesday, June 14, Flag Day, a holy and first class relic of Saint Anthony of Padua will visit The Basilica of Saint John the Evangelist on Atlantic Avenue in Stamford. 

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A Special Report—Vigil of Pentecost!

May 17, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—Diocesan Social Media Leader John Grosso, along with Social Media Intern Grace Wagner, have introduced a new “Special Report” video series to highlight important events around the Diocese.

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