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St. Peter Church says farewell to the end of an era: Reverend Monsignor Aniceto Villamide retires as Pastor

July 27, 2015

Click to read in Spanish: Reverendo Monseñor Aniceto Villamide se Retira

BRIDGEPORT—Reverend Monsignor Aniceto Villamide ended his pastoral mission as Pastor of St. Peter Church on June 30, 2015, after 30 years of service in the Dioceses of Bridgeport. On Sunday, June 28, St. Peter Parish honored their pastor in a very special way.

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Franciscan Action Network’s Patrick Carolan to be honored by White House

July 24, 2015

FAN Executive Director "Deeply Grateful" for the Recognition of His Work on Climate Change

WASHINGTON, DC—Today it was announced that Franciscan Action Network’s Executive Director Patrick Carolan is being honored by the White House as a “Champion of Change” for his climate change advocacy work with FAN and with the Global Catholic Climate Movement.

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Call to Action—Rally to Defund Planned Parenthood—Tuesday July 28

July 23, 2015

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STAMFORD—Join with us, Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Noon, for a rally at the Stamford CT Government Building.

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Come join young adults in the area and enjoy a night filled with music and dance on July 28 from 6:30-8:30 pm at St. Marguerite Parish, 138 Candlewood Lake Rd., Brookfield. Open to all ages 18-35, come alone, bring a date or bring your friends. For info call Maria 203.798.6923 or email Facebook: Catholic Young Adults of Greater Danbury

Join other young adults in the area for worship, Holy Hour, and a social on Aug. 4 from 7-9 pm at Sacred Heart Parish, 12 Cottage Street, Danbury. Open to all, ages 18-35. For info call 203.798.6923 or email Facebook: Catholic Young Adults of Greater Danbury

 Maura Weiler, author of "Contrition" will be making her only appearance in Trumbull on Aug. 6 at for book signing. Maura is a graduate of St. Catherine's Academy and St. Joseph High School; her home parish was St. Catherine's of Siena. Her book is available on For book info click here.

open to all on Aug. 6 at St. James Parish, Stratford beginning 7 pm. For info email Anne Marie at Want to deepen your faith? We were not meant to walk our faith-life alone. What is Cursillo? Go to:

—Join us on Fri., Aug. 7 for a 2-hour cruise onboard the 45 foot C.J. Toth catamaran through Norwalk Harbor and Long Island Sound. We depart St. Stephen parking lot, Trumbull at 3 pm by Motorcoach for a complete dinner at Osteria Romana Restaurant in Norwalk, then on to the harbor for our 6 pm  cruise. $80pp includes bus, dinner and cruise, tax and gratuities. For reservations and info call Maria LaVelle at 203.459.1021.  Limited spaces available. First Come, First Serve Basis.

recording artist with Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe, Matt Redman, Rend Collective, Louie Giglio, Max Lucado, Rueben Morgan at Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York on Sat., Aug. 8 at 7 pm.  Don’t miss this INCREDIBLE night of worship! Bring friends, go as a group, get a bus! You won’t want to miss this!

A TALENT SHOW—will be held at the Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield, 50 Montfort Rd., Rte. 118 Litchfield, CT 06759 on Sun., Aug. 9 from 2-4 pm. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the beautiful grounds of the Shrine. If interested in participating, forms are available after Sunday Mass (12:45) in the Grotto Café or email: Requests should be received by Aug. 1.

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Father Peter DeMarco, 80, turned handicap into ministry

July 22, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Father Peter DeMarco, widely loved for his deep spirituality and for his ministry to the hearing impaired, died on July 20 in Bridgeport Hospital. He was 80 years old.

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Volunteers collect items for Project Homeless Connect Day

July 17, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Today nearly 20 volunteers made up of religious, seminarians and lay faithful under the direction of Sr. Eileen Boffa, R.S.M. gathered at the Black Rock Senior Center in Bridgeport to pack nearly 400 backpacks with toiletries for the homeless, to be distributed next month at the August 4th Project Homeless Connect Day.

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Diocese signs up 250 for pilgrimage
to Poland

July 16, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—More than 250 people have registered to take part in the Bridgeport Diocese’s pilgrimage to Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day next July.

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Bishop Caggiano reflects
on Immigration while on Pilgrimage
in Italy

July 15, 2015

ARGRIGENTO, ITALY—I am beginning the first full day of pilgrimage today here in Argrigento—a city located in the southern portion of Sicily, which includes the port city of Lampedusa where many immigrant refugees fleeing poverty and religious persecution in Africa make the dangerous crossing over the Mediterranean Sea to find hope and freedom in Italy.

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Food pantry moves to larger space

July 13, 2015

STAMFORD—Tania Nilla reached the vegetable aisle and began examining her options.

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Sutherland mourned as a man who cared about the have-nots

July 13, 2015

MONROE—About 225 people were in the St. Jude Roman Catholic Church Monday morning to bid farewell to Kevin Sutherland, 24, a former intern to U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-4, who was the victim of a senseless knife attack on a Washington, D.C., subway platform on July 4.

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Considering WYD 2016 in Poland? Here's what one bishop wants you to know

July 10, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C.—For those pilgrims thinking about participating in World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland, Bishop Frank Caggiano has a message: It will be worth the sacrifice.

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Youth Choir Rehearsals

July 10, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—In addition to enjoying their summer vacations, some young people throughout the diocese are also busy at rehearsals for the Diocesan Youth Choir.

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Families need prayers, mercy, courage, including from synod,
pope says

July 07, 2015

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador—Even if a pastoral proposal for helping a Catholic family with problems seems scandalous at first, it is possible God could use that proposal to bring healing and holiness, Pope Francis said.

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St. Joseph High School to Induct Honorees into Athletics Hall of Fame

July 07, 2015

TRUMBULL—The St Joseph High School Athletic Hall of Fame 2015 Induction Ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 6 pm, at St. Joseph High School in Trumbull.

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St. Anthony Parishioners visit Bethel AME in Bridgeport, a Sister Church to Mother Emanuel AME in Charleston

July 05, 2015

FAIRFIELD—Fr. John Baran and a group of 12 St. Anthony of Padua Parishioners in Fairfield demonstrated their prayer solidarity with the victims and families of the Charleston shootings when they attended a prayer service last week at Bethel AME in Bridgeport, sister Church to Charleston AME.

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Faith, Freedom and the Founding Fathers

July 04, 2015

Catholic Churches Have Witnessed to Religious Liberty

PHILADELPHIA—As the Fourth of July nears, crowds swell at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, where the Declaration of Independence was signed, and the nearby Liberty Bell.

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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.

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