BRIDGEPORT—A Mass of Thanksgiving for the Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta and the Jubilee for Workers and Volunteers of Mercy Volunteers will be celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano this Sunday, September 4, 2 pm at St. Peter Church, 695 Colorado Avenue, Bridgeport. The Mass is open to all.
SHELTON—Students at St. Joseph Elementary School in Shelton were busy volunteering their time this summer to collect food for those in need. Students handed out grocery bags to neighbors, family members, and friends and collected over 700 canned goods to deliver to the Spooner House.
PRAYER AND LIFE WORKSHOP: a new form of Evangelization, a more vibrant and vivid presentation of Jesus. Held at St. Ann Parish, Bridgeport, on Thurs. now thru Dec. 1, from 7-9 pm. For more info, call 203.368.1607 or visit www.tovpil.org.
TALLERES DE ORACION Y VIDA EN ESPANOL: Basado en la Biblia, con Cristo como centro,es una presentación más vibrante y activa de Jesús, que posee una mayor adaptación a las necesidades de la sociedad actual. Los sábados, hasta el 3 de diciembre, 4-6 pm en la Parroquia de St. Ann, Bridgeport. Para más información, llama 203.368.1607 y visita www.tovpil.org.
ENCOURAGE apostolate for friends and family of loved ones with same sex attractions or gender ID issues, meets the third Saturday of the month (Sept. 17) at 10:30 am and is strictly confidential. For more info contact the Norwalk Chapter: EnCourageNorwalk@gmail.com.
“LOURDES IN A DAY PILGRIMAGE” will be held Sat., Sept. 10, from 9:30 am to 4 pm at St. Thomas Seminary, 467 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield, Conn. The Order of Malta invites those unable to make the trip to Lourdes, France to experience the joy, grace and healing promised by Our Lady of Lourdes. Register by Aug. 15 with Mark Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860.523.1405.
PICNIC/CARNIVAL—The St. Pius X picnic/carnival opens with an outdoor Mass on Sun., Sept. 11, at 10:30 am on the parish grounds and runs until 5 pm. There will be plenty of tasty food, baked goods, amusement rides, children’s games and prizes, a huge tag sale, the parish raffle drawing, a DJ and more. Free Admission, all are welcome!
PARISH PICNIC—Sun., Sept. 11, 12 noon until 6 pm, Holy Cross Church, at 750 Tahmore Drive, across from Lake Mohegan, Fairfield is having their annual picnic starting with a Polka Mass at 11 am & live entertainment all day by the Polka Quads of PA starting at noon. Slovenian & American foods prepared by the parishioners. Pork & Lamb Roast Dinners, Stuffed Cabbage, Cabbage & Noodles Cevapcici (little ethnic sausages), Hot Dogs, Hamburgers Roast Beef Sandwiches, Pulled Pork, and Liver, Bacon & Onions. Beverages include Cold Beer, Wine & Sodas. Specialty Desserts, many baked goods made by the ladies of the parish. Childrens's Games & Crafts, and Raffles. Come Eat, Drink, Dance, Play All Day! Rain or Shine. Indoors and Outdoor seating. Parking, Handicap accessible. Admission: FREE
WOMEN’S GROUP at Christ the King Parish, Trumbull, will resume its monthly meetings Mon., Sept.12, at 9:45 with guest Fr. Peter Cipriani speaking on be "The Spiritual Value of Service." All are invited. We welcome new members. For more info, call 203.261.8020.
LANCER OPEN: Notre Dame High School, Fairfield, is currently taking reservations for their 16th Annual Lancer Open in memory of Bob Shea. This year's golf tournament will take place at Brownson Country Club in Huntington, on Mon., Sept. 12. Entry fee: $200 per player. This includes 18 holes of golf (scramble format) with cart, on-course cold beverages, tournament gifts and raffle prizes, BBQ lunch, silent auction, 2 hour open bar with hor d'oeuvres, buffet dinner and individual and team awards. For more information please log on to notredame.ejoinme.org/MyPages/2016LancerOpen or contact Theresa Marzik: 203.372.6521 or email@example.com.
WOMEN’S GROUP at Christ the King Parish, Trumbull, will resume its monthly meetings Mon., Sept. 12, at 9:45 with guest Fr. Peter Cipriani speaking on be "The Spiritual Value of Service." All are invited. We welcome new members. For more info, call 203.261.8020.
BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY: A 12-session program held at St. Jude Parish, Monroe, over nine months will on Wed., Sept 14, from 2:30- 4 pm. Sessions will be held twice a month from Sept. thru Nov., then once a month concluding in May. Registration required. For more info or to register, call the parish: 203.261.6404.
BIBLE STUDY: "The Prophets: Messengers of God's Mercy," a ten-week program at Christ the King Parish, Trumbull, will begin Fri., Sept. 16, from 9-10:45 am. Workbook cost: $25, due the first day of the study. To reserve a workbook and to register, contact Liz in the parish office: 203.268.8695 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SECULAR FRANCISCAN Holy Spirit Fraternity invites everyone to St. Emery Church, Fairfield, on Sat., Sept.17, at 9:30 am. Msgr. Ernie Esposito will celebrate Mass, followed by a social and business meeting in the church hall. “Come and See” if you are being called to a vocation in the Secular Franciscan Order. For more info, contact Pat Heile, OFS: 203.255.8801 or email@example.com.
BRIDGEPORT—Catholic Center staff surprised Bishop Frank J. Caggiano on his 10th anniversary as a Bishop today when they presented him with signed photos of the World Series Championship N.Y. Mets from the 1969 and 1986 seasons.
DANBURY—Young adults throughout the diocese and all those involved in Faith Formation are invited to participate in a Basic Evangelization Training (BET) workshop on Saturday, October 1, 9:30 am - 4 pm and Sunday, October 2, 12:30 to 5 pm.
NORCIA, ITALY—The New York Times reports that 120 people have died in the severe earthquake that hit central Italy early Wednesday morning, awakening residents in Rome, which is almost a hundred miles southwest.
BRIDGEPORT—“Teaching for Discipleship, The Call, the Challenge, the Difference" will be the topic of a program for all Directors of Religious Education and faith formation support staff on Monday, August 29, Queen of Saints Hall at the Catholic Center, 238 Jewett Avenue.
BRIDGEPORT—Stained-glass gospel scenes stretch to the ceiling. Parishioners fill a quarter of the pews. Stations of the Cross, each titled with an ornate caption in English, ring the walls of St. Charles Borromeo Church.