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Women of Faith: Conference will focus on vocation of women

October 20, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—“We as women need to take time for ourselves,” says Gina Donnarummo, diocesan director of adult formation. “We need time to come together in a prayerful and spiritual way to explore our dignity and vocation as women.”

The Office for Pastoral Services, with the encouragement of Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, has put together a day-long women’s conference with the theme, “Handmaids of the Lord."

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Pope beatifies Blessed Paul VI,
the 'great helmsman' of Vatican II

October 20, 2014

VATICAN CITY—Beatifying Blessed Paul VI at the concluding Mass of the Synod of Bishops on the family, Pope Francis praised the late pope as the "great helmsman" of the Second Vatican Council and founder of the synod, as well as a "humble and prophetic witness of love for Christ and his church."

The pope spoke during a homily in St. Peter's Square at a Mass for more than 30,000 people, under a sunny sky on an unseasonably warm October 19.

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Convocation 2014: Study, Prayer
and Fraternity

October 18, 2014

NEWPORT—On Sunday afternoon, October 12, I-95 was filled with Catholic priests from the Diocese of Bridgeport as they made their way by bus and car to Rhode Island. More than 160 priests from the diocese attended Convocation 2014. The last one was held in 2010 in the same Newport location, a large hotel/convention center with a chapel adjoining the grounds.

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Anglican, Lutheran delegates say synod's concerns are theirs, too

October 16, 2014

VATICAN CITY—Upholding the Christian ideal of marriage and family life while also reaching out to those whose lives do not reflect that ideal is a pastoral challenge faced by all Christian communities, said the Anglican representative to the Synod of Bishops.

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sponsored by Mass Mob of Fairfield County now - Nov. 7. Send us your picture with your FAVORITE priest by   Nov. 7   to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Winners will be posted on our face book page: Mass Mob Fairfield County

NEW BIBLE STUDY STARTING at St. Andrew Church, 435 Anton St., Bridgeport each evening Oct. 19-24 at 7pm, OPEN TO ALL featuring Fr. Barron video series “Priest, Prophet, King.”  Describes the Old Testament foreshadowing of each of Jesus' three offices and the descriptions of how Jesus is the fulfillment of each as seen in the New Testament.” For info and reservations call Susan Baldwin at (203) 374-8118.

MASS FOR HEALING & HOPE on Mon., Oct. 20 at 7:30pm at St. Lawrence Church in Huntington with Fr. Bill Egan.

being held on Oct. 20, St. Bridget of Ireland Parish in Stamford at 7pm. For info email Jeanette at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). What is Cursillo?  Proclaiming the best news that God, in Christ, loves us. Something missing in your life? Your heart? Find out more about this life-changing and heart-uplifting experience! For info on Cursillo go to:

SPECIAL WEEK-LONG ST. JUDE NOVENA will be held each night Oct. 20-28 for the upcoming Feast Day of St. Jude at St. Jude Parish, 707 Monroe Tpke., Monroe. Each night of the Novena we will celebrate mass at 7:30pm (5:30pm on Saturday), say petitions to St. Jude, have a guest homilist and follow with fellowship. For info call the Parish office at (203) 261-6404. OPEN TO ALL!

FREE BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR SUPPORT GROUP by St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound, meets Oct. 21 from 5:30-7pm on Level 4 of the Elizabeth Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport. Info and resources to women at any stage of survivorship; share questions and concerns about the disease. No reservations required, free parking. For info call 203-576-6158.

OPEN HOUSE AT GREENWICH CATHOLIC SCHOOL, 471 North St., Greenwich on Tue., Oct. 21 at 9am. GCS offers programs to Little Angels (age 3), Pre-K (age 4) up to Grade 8. Families are invited to attend. For more info or to RSVP call (203) 869-4000.

presented by Lauralton Hall on Fri., Oct. 24 at 7:30pm, Sat. Oct. 25 at 7pm and Sun., Oct. 26 at 2pm in Parsons Center Auditorium, 70 West River St., Milford. Tickets at door: $15 Adult & $10 seniors and students. For more info call (203) 877-2786. Open to all!  Bring the family!

. All are invited to attend! Friday’s events include: Awards Reception, Fri., Oct. 24 from 7-10pm in SJ Gym. Saturday’s events include 5K Color Run with check-in at 8am/Race 9am, Homecoming Football Game & Alumni Tent at 2pm. For details on Fridays Reception visit  or to register for 5K Race  or call (203) 378-9378 x324

GREENWICH CATHOLIC SCHOOL WINE & FOOD TASTING, 471 North St., Greenwich on Sat. Oct. 25 at 7pm. A fun evening of wine, food, art, music and epicurean delights as we celebrate the beauty and lifestyle of California's Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Meet new friends, support our school and savor more than 25 wines from the region. To purchase tickets, go to or call (203) 869-4000 x139.

on Oct. 25 from 8am-4:45pm at Goodwin College, One Riverside Dr., East Hartford. Open to all. Get a guys from your parish and go as a group!  For info go to facebook: ctcatholicmensconference. Click here to view/print conference poster. Click here for facebook audio message from speaker.

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St. Rose student wins Parochial League Cross Country Championship

October 15, 2014

DANBURY—On Wednesday, October 8, the inaugural Parochial League Cross Country Championship meet was held at Tarrywile Park in Danbury.

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First Young Adults dance held in Trumbull

October 15, 2014

TRUMBULL—The first dance by the Catholic Young Adults Group out of St. Theresa Parish in Trumbull was held on Saturday, October 11.

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Eagle Scout Service Project concludes with Solemn Blessing Ceremony

October 14, 2014

NEW FAIRFIELD—On Sunday, October 12, a public blessing ceremony of urns was held during the 11 am Mass at St. Edward the Confessor Church as part of Lone Boy Scout Matthew A. Penza’s Eagle Scout Service Project.

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Construction Kickoff!

October 14, 2014

STAMFORD—Renovations started yesterday on the new home New Covenant House of Hospitality, the inner city soup kitchen that feeds the poor and hungry of the greater Stamford area.

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Respecting Life is Joyful

October 13, 2014

STRATFORD—Bishop Caggiano was the principal celebrant and homilist at the annual diocesan “Mass for Life,” held October 12 at St. Mark’s Parish.

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Catholic Young Adults Group Adventure

October 12, 2014

DANBURY—Catholic Young Adults of Greater Danbury at St. Marguerite, Brookfield, braved the rain on October 11 for a hike at Tarrywile Park in Danbury; they were joined by 3 others from other area Young Adult groups.

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First Hand-written Illuminated Bible
in 500 Years

October 10, 2014

NEW HAVEN—For several centuries, monks spent countless hours diligently making copy after copy of the Bible by hand in beautiful script and adding colorful illustrations of some passage or parable along with highly ornate, illuminated lettering.

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Bishops examined the link between
the crisis of faith and the crisis of the family

October 09, 2014

VATICAN CITY—The general discussion of the Synod of Bishops on the Family continued Wednesday by focusing on various proposals under way regarding the pastoral program for the family unit.

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Diocesan Financial Statements

October 08, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—The Diocese of Bridgeport has released its Combined Statements of Financial Position for December 31, 2013 and 2012.

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Assumption School Teams up with Big Brothers and Big Sisters for a Clothing Drive

October 08, 2014

FAIRFIELD—On Sunday, October 12 from 10 am-1 pm, the Service Club at Assumption Catholic School will be collecting clothes, shoes, linens and pocketbooks to donate to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Southwestern CT.

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Assumption Catholic School Introduces New Technology

October 08, 2014

FAIRFIELD—This September marks the 60th anniversary of Assumption Catholic School in Fairfield, and marks a pivotal point in their history with the introduction of Learn Pad tablets for the upper-middle school.

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Blessings on pets and owners

October 08, 2014

NORWALK—Kittens, puppies and an assortment of pets joined the second graders at All Saints Catholic School for the Blessing of the Animals on October 6.

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Pilgrimage to National Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Washington, NJ
Saturday, November 8, 2014

Announcement of Themes
for Synod 2014

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