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Pope Francis and the Promise of the Family coming to Norwalk

April 16, 2015


NORWALK--Dr. Scott Hahn, Kimberly Hahn and Dr. Alan Hunt will be at All Saint's School in Norwalk on Saturday, April 18 from 8:30am-5pm, to offer inspiration, encouragement and creative solutions to the challenges of married life and parenting as envisioned by Pope Francis. OPEN TO ALL. Includes 5 talks, with one breakout session for men and women, and concludes with Mass by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano at 4pm.Cost is $45/person, $75/couple; includes continental breakfast and full lunch. No one Limited seating still available. Walk-in or for reservations click here.  For flyer click here. For Marriage Page click here.

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Here I am Lord

April 15, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS—Watch this beautiful video written and narrated by Bishop Frank Caggiano. In his deeply insightful way, he talks about youth spirituality, their hunger for truth and their search for greatness of heart and spirit.

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Mass Mob IV comes to Bridgeport!

April 14, 2015

Join Mass Mob IV at St. Patrick Parish, Bridgeport, on Sunday, April 19, at 12:30 pm.

What is Mass Mob?

Mass Mobs are named after flash mobs—spontaneous gatherings of crowds in a public place to make an artistic statement.

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Encountering Jesus in Medical Technology

April 12, 2015

NEW CANAAN—The annual White Mass for healthcare professionals and for all who serve the sick was held at St. Aloysius Church in New Canaan on Sunday morning, April 12.

View slideshow (pictures by Michelle Babyak)

Listen to the White Mass Keynote speaker

Listen to the White Mass Homily

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Bishop says need for a more “welcoming” Church unites all parishes and communities

April 11, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Speaking at the Hispanic Consultation for 2014 Synod this afternoon, Bishop Caggiano said that one of the most urgent challenges of the Synod is to make parishes more welcoming places where people feel affirmed in their faith and in their lives.

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MIDNIGHT RUN TO NYC
St. Francis Youth Group is participating in its annual Midnight Run on Sat., Apr. 18, beginning with 5pm Mass, followed by sorting and organizing clothing and toiletries for distribution to the homeless in New York City. Can you donate some of these items? backpacks, gently used men's and women's spring clothing, new men's and women's underwear and socks, lightweight blankets, and small travel-size toiletries. Donations can be dropped off outside the Youth Office at the Parish Center, 35 Norfield Road, Weston. For info call (203) 227-1341



RECYCLE-O-RAMA
! At St. Cecilia Parish, 1184 Newfield Ave., Stamford on Sat, Apr. 18 from 8am-2pm in parking lot; a recycling extravaganza celebrating the 45th anniversary of Earth Day! Local organizations will fill the parking lot looking for: bikes, sports equipment, clothing, toys, books, electronics, building materials, furniture and more! Data Shredding Services, Inc. will be here shredding documents for $10 per cubic box and volunteers will help unload your car! Recycle, help those in need, and do Spring Cleaning all at the same time! For a list of items accepted click here. For flyer click here.



BIBLE STUDY FOR YOUNG ADULTS (ages 18-35)
Stop by our weekly Bible study on Sat., Apr. 18 at 10am, St. Theresa Parish, 5301 Main St., Trumbull in the Parish Center. Never been to a Bible study? No worries - no Bible study experience necessary. Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments served. For info email raytar.theresa@gmail.com



PASTA DINNER
at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 163 Ortega Ave., Bridgeport on Sat., Apr. 18 at 5:30pm in the Grand Hall.  Including: pasta, meatballs, sausage, Italian Bread, salad, dessert and beverages.  $10pp; $5pp under age 12. For info call Marge at (203) 372-2784.


COLUMBIETTES #5833 LUNCH & RECEIVING OF DEGREES at Knights of Columbus Hall, 333 Unquowa Rd., Fairfield on Sat., Apr. 18 beginning at 12noon.  First Degree members will receive the major degree with lunch to follow.  Candidates arrive by 11:00am.  For reservation contact State President Joan DiGioia at (203) 879-1307 by Apr. 10 or Bertha Barosky at email: columbiettes#5833@yahoo.com



POPE FRANCIS AND THE PROMISE OF FAMILY
: Dr. Scott Hahn, Kimberly Hahn and Dr. Alan Hunt are coming to All Saints School in Norwalk on Sat., Apr. 18 from 8:30am-5pm, offering inspiration, encouragement and creative solutions to the challenges of married life and parenting as envisioned by Pope Francis. Five talks, one breakout session for men and women, and Mass by Bishop Caggiano at 4pm. $45/person, $75/couple; includes continental breakfast & full lunch. For reservations click here.  For flyer click here.



MASS "COME & SEE"
if you are being called to a vocation in the Secular Franciscan Order. All are welcome! The Secular Franciscan Holy Spirit Fraternity invites everyone to St. Emery’s Church, 838 Kings Hwy. East, Fairfield, on Sat., Apr. 18 at 9:30am. Fr. Eugene R. Szantyr will celebrate Mass, followed by a social and meeting in the Parish Hall. For info call (203)-255-8801.



TEENS EPIC SCAVENGER HUNT
on Sun., Apr. 19 from 6-7:30pm at St. Matthew Parish, Norwalk.  Meet in the great room to start.  Dress for all weather!  This game is epic and across campus. May the odds be ever in your favor . . . For info call (203) 838-3788 or go to www.stmatthewnorwalk.org



MASS MOB IV IN BRIDGEPORT!
Join us for Mass Mob IV at St. Patrick Parish, 170 Thompson St., Bridgeport on Sun,, Apr. 19 at 12:30pm! St. Patrick's is part of the Cathedral Parish, the seat of our Diocese!  Click here for flyer.  What is Mass Mob?  Find out at: http://massmobfc.webs.com. For info email massmobfc@gmail.com!



MASS & BRUNCH FOR CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS
on Sun., Apr. 19 at St. Aloysius Parish, New Canaan beginning with 8:30am Mass. Open to all! Sponsored by Catholic Young Adults of St. Aloysius this event is held monthly.  For info email: starcc.youngadults@gmail.com or go to face book page: St Aloysius Young Adult Fellowship


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Busy Weekend for Synod Delegates

April 09, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—2014 Synod gets back to work this weekend with two consultation sessions set for Saturday in the greater Bridgeport area and the Synod Retreat for all delegates to be held in Wilton.

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Youth gather with bishop for Palm Sunday

April 08, 2015

DARIEN—Bishop Frank Caggiano celebrated Palm Sunday Mass with over 70 Confirmation and Youth Group teens at St. Thomas More in Darien at 11:30 am on Sunday March 29.

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IHS Campus Ministry, Grounded, Integrated, Connected

April 08, 2015

DANBURY—Campus Ministry at Immaculate High School is a vibrant, active aspect of student life which integrates across all areas of school activity and continues to provide opportunities for students to serve and engage the Greater Danbury community, while growing in their faith, said IHS President Mary Maloney.

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People’s United Community Foundation Awards $4,000
to St. Stephen’s Food Pantry

April 08, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, announced that it has awarded a $4,000 to Catholic Charities of Fairfield County for the St. Stephen’s Food Pantry in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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St. James girls win CYO Championship

April 08, 2015

WORCESTER—The St James Varsity girls won the New England CYO School Division Championship in Worcester, MA on Sunday March 29, 2015.

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Off the Streets BFT holds Donation Drop-off Day for basic household needs providing housewarming “starter kits”

April 07, 2015

TRUMBULL—It is often said that ‘home is where you hang your hat.’ But what if you don’t have a home?

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Tonight we enter into the upper room with Jesus

April 02, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Holy Thursday is all about the gift of the Eucharist at the Last Supper and it’s also the only day of the year when the tabernacle is emptied and left open, said Bishop Frank J. Caggiano in his homily tonight at St. Augustine Cathedral.

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40 Days for Life Bridgeport Committee and Respect Life Friends gather

April 03, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—40 Days for Life Bridgeport Committee and Respect Life Friends gather outside the local abortion clinic in Bridgeport this morning for Stations of the Cross.

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Students stage Passion Play
at St. Andrew Academy

April 02, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—The students at St. Andrew Academy reenacted the events of Holy Week with a Passion Play.

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The Real Enemy of Joy: Selfishness

April 01, 2015

NORWALK—Commentary: Have we as a society lost sight of a Teacher whose words and actions mark a path for joy and fulfillment of the human heart that never fails?

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Immaculate freshman wins Club Z! achievement award

March 31, 2015

DANBURY—The results are in and the local Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Annual Achievement Award turned out to be a huge success!

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New England Girls Champs!

March 31, 2015

FAIRFIELD—St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School JV Girls Basketball team won the C.Y.O. New England Championship on March 29. 

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Easter in the Diocese

Easter Message from Bishop Caggiano

Easter Vigil

Stations of the Cross

Good Friday Observances

Holy Thursday

Chrism Mass


Original composition and video
of the Resurrection of Jesus
and Gods' promise for eternal life.
By Marlane Tubridy




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Contest for the Year
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To celebrate the Year
of Consecrated Life,
we are sponsering a contest
for age groups:
K-Gr. 4, Gr. 5-8 and High School.
Prizes $50-$200 gift cards!

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World Youth Day
Krakow, Poland
July 22-August 1, 2016!

Bishop Frank Caggiano invites the youth
and young adults (ages 15 1/2-35)
of the Diocese of Bridgeport to join him
on a pilgrimage of a lifetime.

WEBSITE:
wyd.bridgeportdiocese.com


Scholarships available.
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