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August 26, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport, Connecticut is no stranger to addressing young people on faith and spirituality.

At World Youth Day in Madrid in 2011, he spoke of being ‘Firm in the Faith’ and in 2009 he travelled to Ireland as the main speaker at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival in Clonmacnois and again at Roscrea last year.

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Msgr. Surwilo becomes Fisher’s spiritual director

August 21, 2014

STAMFORD—In a seminary, the role of spiritual director is critical and unique. He is given a special trust with respect to the seminarians in his care. Whatever they confide in him must remain in his heart alone, within a bond as sacred and solemn as the seal of the confessional. In fact, he regularly serves as confessor for the seminarians in addition to providing communal and personal spiritual guidance.

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Young Adult Ministry makes
a “Splash!”

August 20, 2014

STAMFORD—“Summer Splash Meet & Greet at the Beach” with Bishop Frank J. Caggiano was held on Sunday, August 17, 2014, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Stamford, CT. A kick-off event for the new Diocesan-wide young adults group, 85 strong, it was by all accounts a great success.

Click here to listen to an audio of Bishop Caggiano’s homily at Summer Splash

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OPEN TO ALL:

BIBLE STUDIES
YOUTH GROUPS



PRAYERS FOR PEACE
- OPEN TO ALL
:

  • Assumption Parish, 98 Riverside Ave., Westport invites all to stop in to pray for Peace in the Middle East on Mondays & Wednesdays from 8am-5pm and Thursdays at 7:30am (Weekly Adoration Time).  For info (203) 227-5477, www.assumption-westport.org
  • St. Vincent's Medical Center Chapel - Adoration Prayer for Peace from 7am-4pm on: Sept. 2, 18 & 26. Open to all faiths. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed throughout these times.

THEOLOGY ON TAP "MASS APPEAL" by Fr. Peter Lynch on Aug. 27 at Walrus + Carpenter Smokehouse Pub, 2895 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport from 6:30-8:30pm (last Wed. of each month). After 15 years of celebrating the Mass nearly every day, it has never gotten boring, but continues to be new! Come find out why! Each gathering we will look at a different part of the Mass and explore the reason why, the meaning of prayers and their source. Come be surprised at what we discover. Age 21 & over. Contact St. Ann (203) 368-1607 or on Facebook at St Ann Black Rock or Diocese of Bridgeport Young Adults webpage www.dob-ya.com


“FOOD FOR LIFE: KICK-START YOUR HEALTH” COOKING CLASS at St. Vincent’s Medical Center  on Thurs., Aug. 27 from 6-7:30pm in the Hawley Conference Center, 4th Floor. “Digestive Health” is designed to advance cancer prevention and survival through nutrition education, research and live cooking demonstration. Free parking; Registration required. Call (203) 576-6158.


9TH ANNUAL NEWTOWN ROAD RACE 5K sponsored by NIKE to benefit Newtown Youth and Family Services on Sat., Aug. 30 at Dickinson Park in Newtown race start time 8am. To register go to www.newtownroadrace.com. Awards for top female and male runners in each of the eight age brackets. For info call 203-270 4335


BRIDGEPORT BLUEFISH “FAITH DAY” on Aug. 31 at 1:05pm at the ballpark at Harbor Yard. Bluefish player autographs on the field starting at 12:05pm. Contemporary Christian Artists Crossing Jordan will be performing a post game concert, along with a message from a Bluefish Player and the Bluefish Pastor.  Use ticket code “Faith” to receive discounted $11 box seats for your family; or call (203) 416-1751 to speak with Marisa about processing a large congregational order.


LEARN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES starts Sept. 2 for 10 weeks. $200pp plus a book required for the class may be purchased thru Amazon online.  Proceeds support the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community of the Valley. Classes held at Our Lady at Peace, 651 Stratford Rd., Stratford. Checks payable to Father Nick Pavia - Deaf Ministry, 651 Stratford Rd, Lordship, Stratford, CT 06615. For info contact ASL Teacher - Dawn Sorrentino at email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). TEENS! This may be used for community service hours.


FREE BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP AT ST. VINCENT’S MEDICAL CENTER meets on the first and third Tuesdays of every month from 5:30-7pm on Level 4 of the Elizabeth Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care, 2800  Main St., Bridgeport. Next meeting is Sept. 2.  Provides information and resources to women dealing with breast cancer at any stage of survivorship. No reservations required, free parking. For info call (203) 576-6158.


MASS TO CELEBRATE BLESSED MOTHER THERESA with celebrant The Most Rev. Frank J. Caggiano, Bishop of Bridgeport at St. Peter Church, 695 Colorado Ave. (corner of Beechwood Ave & Colorado Ave), Bridgeport on Fri., Sept. 5 at 3pm. All welcome as we celebrate the amazing life and inspiration to the world - Blessed Mother Theresa.


MULTI-FAMILY TAG SALE hosted by The Saint Pope John XXIII Columbiette Auxiliary on Sat., Sept. 6 from 9am-3pm at St. Jude School, 707 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe. CT 06468.  Something for everyone!  Rain or Shine. For info call (203) 261-0593.


NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL 40TH RENUNION on Sept. 6 at Mill River Country Club in Stratford.  $60pp.  For info or tickets call Michelle (203) 452-1222.


ATTENTION ALL PARISHES IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY!  INTER-PARISH BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT at St. Philip Church, 25 France St., Norwalk on Sat., Sept. 6 from 10am-2pm open to men & women age 21 and over.  Join us as we celebrate 50 years of Bringing All to Christ with this inter-parish tournament. Teams:  Every parish may register a maximum of two teams. Registration $30 per team. Winning team awarded cash prize. Contact your home parish office or St. Philip Parish Office at (203) 847-4549.


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Generosity starts the school year

August 26, 2014

REDDING—In August, students from the seventh and eighth grades in St. Patrick Parish religious education program held a school supplies drive.

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Daniel Colucci attained rank of Eagle Scout

August 21, 2014

NEWTOWN—Daniel Colucci of Boy Scout Troop 370 of Newtown has attained the rank of Eagle Scout.

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Knights and FCA, Together A Homerun

August 21, 2014

NORWALK—Through a series of fundraisers, the Knights of Columbus Council #14360 at St. Matthew Parish raised money to sponsor three Bridgeport Bluefish games for the Family & Children’s Agency (FCA) at the ballpark at Harbor Yard.

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Parish Nurses graduate

August 21, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—Five nurses participated in a beautiful commissioning service recently as part of the St. Vincent’s Parish Nurse Graduation ceremonies held at the Medical Center.

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Caroline House keeps summer learning fun

August 20, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—Caroline House keeps summer learning fun through a reading, math, and creative writing camp, where children benefit from one on one tutoring from Fairfield County teens. 

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Delegates prepare for Synod 2014

August 19, 2014

TRUMBULL—More than 75 delegates to Synod 2014 gathered last weekend at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Trumbull for the third Formation Day in preparation for the first General Session to the Synod to be held on September 20.

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Fan the Fire: Made for More

August 18, 2014

NEWTOWN—More than 400 teens attended this year’s Fan the Fire Youth Rally on the grounds of St. Rose of Lima Parish over the weekend.

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Pope tells Asians to witness to Christ in all aspects of life

August 18, 2014

SEOSAN, South Korea—Pope Francis told young Asian Catholic leaders to witness to Christ in everything they do.

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Bishop Caggiano celebrates Mass
to dedicate new Chapel of Mary,
Mother of God at St. Pius X Parish

August 15, 2014

FAIRFIELD—Bishop Frank Caggiano visited St. Pius X Parish today to celebrate a Pontifical Mass marking the dedication of The Chapel of Mary Mother of God in the parish’s new Faith Center.

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Emily Fedorko: Sudden Loss
and a Path to Healing

August 14, 2014

GREENWICH—Boats are a part of growing up in Greenwich. The Greenwich coastline stretches from the New York State border to Stamford.

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Fr. Chip rides in 9/11 motorcycle tribute

August 14, 2014

BROOKFIELD—Fr. George “Chip” O’Neill, pastor of St. Joseph Church in Brookfield, is among hundreds of riders participating in the Motorcycle Tribute for America’s 9/11 Foundation.

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Bishop Caggiano urges prayers for peace

August 13, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Caggiano has urged all Catholics throughout the Diocese of Bridgeport to pray for peace during a time of humanitarian crisis and religious persecution in the Middle East and other sites across the globe.

Click to read Bishop Caggiano's letter to the faithful

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Announcement of Themes
for Synod 2014

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of Bishop Caggiano's homily

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the entire Vesper Service


2014 Annual Bishop's Appeal
Building Bridges in Faith and Charity
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of Bishop Caggiano’s homily
at Fan the Fire.


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Church Reform from Below:
An Interview with Bishop Frank Caggiano


by Sean Salai, S.J.
America: The National Catholic Review


"We’ll do our part. God will do the rest"

Watch this video celebrating the work of Msgr. Joseph Potter and the Diocese of Bridgeport at Remanso, Brazil.

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