Mass to celebrate Blessed Mother Teresa Canonization, and Jubilee for Workers of Mercy this Sunday at St. Peter’s Church in Bridgeport

August 31, 2016

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.

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Students volunteered all summer long

August 31, 2016

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.

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Brinkmann to speak at Magnificat Prayer Breakfast

August 30, 2016

DANBURY—“Magnificat," a Ministry to Catholic Women will host a prayer breakfast on Saturday, October 1, 9:30 am-12:30 pm at Ethan Allen Inn, Danbury, CT.

Susan Brinkmann, author of the “Women of Grace” Journal, and award winning journalist, will be the guest speaker.

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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 sllvnchrth@yahoo.com 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 tmarzik@notredame.org.


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 ctkparish@aol.com.
 


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 pheile5713@aol.com.


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Faith Formation begins year with renewed energy

August 31, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—On Monday, August 29, parish Directors and Coordinators of Faith Formation gathered to kick off the new school year.

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Rev. Msgr. Edward Scull dies at 90

August 29, 2016

BROOKFIELD—The Rev. Msgr. Edward J. Scull, age 90, of Brookfield, the retired Pastor of St. Pius X Church in Fairfield, passed away peacefully, Friday August 26, 2016.

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Employees surprise Bishop Caggiano on his 10th Anniversary

August 26, 2016

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.

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Evangelization Training:
Sharing the Person of Jesus Christ

August 26, 2016

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.

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Administrators head back to school

August 25, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—The Diocese of Bridgeport welcomed 47 school principals and presidents to the Catholic Center for the annual Back-to-School Administrators’ Meeting.

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Following deadly earthquake in Italy, Benedictine monks in Norcia will relocate to Rome

August 25, 2016

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.

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Polish Harvest Festival

August 25, 2016

STAMFORD—Sylwester Kubisiak & Justyna Moczulski of Stamford carry the Wieniec (Harvest wreath) at the beginning of the 39th Annual Doźynki (Polish Harvest Festival) at Holy Name of Jesus in Stamford.

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Teaching for Discipleship

August 23, 2016

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.

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St. Vincent's Medical Center Honors Volunteers of the Year

August 23, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—St. Vincent's Medical Center honored its 2016 Volunteers of the Year including Bridgeport resident Laura Durkin and Branford resident Brian D. Sager.

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New Mulch for All Saints School!

August 22, 2016

St. Matthew Knights of Columbus assist All Saints Catholic School with sprucing up the Playground

NORWALK—On Saturday, August 20, members of Knight of Columbus St. Matthew Council #14360 hitched up their work boots, grabbed their rakes and wheel barrows and went to work.

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Mary's Queenship is One of Love Bishop Caggiano Reflects on Mary's Queenship

August 22, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—"Today’s feast is the celebration of the Queenship of Mary. In 1954, Pope Pius XII mandated this feast to be celebrated on May 31st, the last day of the month dedicated to Our Lady.

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Churches’ Mass appeal

August 21, 2016

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.

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