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A taste of Alpha!

April 24, 2015

DANBURY—What is Alpha? Find out tomorrow, April 25, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Danbury.  
    
Alpha is a direct response to the New Evangelization and our call to be "Missionary Disciples."

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People of faith should live with Joy!

April 24, 2015

NORWALK—In the keynote talk of last week’s diocesan workshop, “Pope Francis and the Promise of the Family,” noted writer and speaker Dr. Scott Hahn encouraged people to share their joy about being a Catholic with family members, friends and co-workers.

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World Youth Day 2016

April 24, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano is calling all youth to World Youth Day in 2016. Lets take a Diocesan pilgrimage to World Youth Day Krakow in July 2016 with Bishop Caggiano to see Pope Francis. We already have a prime location with accommodations in Krakow reserved! Our very own youth hostel for the Diocese of Bridgeport for 300 persons!

Questions? Contact Julie Rodgers at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 203.416.1449.

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Working with God

April 23, 2015

NORWALK—On Wednesday evening, April 22, the chapel of the Convent of the Sisters of St. Thomas of Villanova on West Rocks Road in Norwalk was re-dedicated at a special Mass. Fifty people attended the 7:00 pm liturgy. Rev. Justin Raj, IMS, was the celebrant and homilist. After the Mass, all were invited to a reception meal catered by Stew Leonard’s.

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STEVE D'AGOSTINO BENEFIT CONCERT
Steve D'Agostino will perform LIVE at the Bijou Theater on Fri., Apr. 24! Comedy and Music Show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $40 and $45. All funds raised benefit St. Joseph High School. Click here to watch the promo video for this concert!  For info call (203) 378-9378 go to: www.sjcadets.org



41ST CONNECTICUT RIGHT TO LIFE CONVENTION
held Sat., Apr. 25 at the Best Western Hotel in North Haven, CT from 8:30am-4:30pm with guest speakers Jill Stanek, Tina Whittington, and Dr. Vincent M. Rue, Ph.D.  For info call (203) 757-5213 or click here for flyer.



NY GUITAR VIRTUOSO DANIEL LIPPEL
at St. Catherine of Siena, 4 Riverside Ave., Riverside on Sat., Apr. 25 at 8pm. Lippel joins conductor Mark Kaczmarczyk and orchestra in Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranquez. The famous guitar concerto evokes images and melodies of Spain. Tickets $25pp; $10pp students, available online at www.stcath.org or charge by phone (203) 637-3661.



GOOD NEWS GOSPEL CHOIR WITH CHRIS COOGAN
on Sat., Apr. 25 at 7:30pm at The Church of Saint Cecilia, 1184 Newfield Ave., Stamford. This is a benefit concert to help support the parish Outreach Ministries.  Admission: Non-Perishable ingredients to make a pot luck meal for 4. Click here for flyer or go to www.stceciliastamford.org or call 203.322.1562, email: stceciliastmfrd@optimum.net.



HOME ITEMS DONATION DAY
- Off the Streets of Bridgeport, Fairfield, & Trumbull (OTS BFT) works to help the homeless find a place to dwell and make it their home and fulfills their needs for basic furnishings and household goods. Drop-off day is Sat., Apr. 25 from 10am-1pm in the parking lot of Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Rd, Fairfield. Donations of clean and in-good-condition small kitchen tables and chairs, dressers, floor lamps, pots and pans, flatware, and linens are gladly accepted. Click here for flyer. For a list of items needed visit www.offthestreetsnow.com/bft.



ALPHA COURSE
INFO SESSION "What is ALPHA?" find out on Sat., Apr. 25 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 46 Stone St., Danbury from 8am-4pm; breakfast & lunch provided. Want to bring ALPHA to YOUR parish? Revitalize your parish? Open to all; pastors, volunteers, Youth Leaders, DREs. This is an AMAZING course that will change lives. Click here for flyer. Register at: http://alphaforcatholics.eventbrite.com. Questions email Jean Benitez at jbenitez0731@gmail.com.



MYSTERY THEATER & CLASSIC CAR SHOW
on Sat., Apr. 25 from 6:30-10pm at St. Theresa School, 5301 Main St., Trumbull. $40pp includes dinner, beverages, dessert, BYOB and Mysterious Interactive Production by Crime & Merriment, LLC. Also a free Classic Car Show (weather permitting) in the St. Theresa School parking lot before the show. For tickets call 203-268-3236 or at school office, 55 Rosemond Terrace, Trumbull (behind the church). All proceeds go to the school.



BIBLE STUDY FOR YOUNG ADULTS (ages 18-35)
- Attention all Catholic Young Adults of Fairfield County CT! Stop by our weekly Bible study on Sat., Apr. 25 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



ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION WALK FOR A CURE
at Immaculate High School, 73 Southern Blvd., Danbury on Sun., Apr. 26 from 9am-12noon.  All welcome as we travel a 1 or 3 mile course, as well as activities for the whole family!  For info, to participate or to make a donation call Michelle Riley (860) 563-1177 or email: mriley@arthritis.org.


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‘Songs from the Spirit’ debuts
at St. Maurice

April 23, 2015

WESTON—Guitar in hand, Vince DeFelice stood by the altar at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Weston.

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On Earth Day we celebrate the beauty and wonder of God’s creation!

April 22, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Our Holy Father has reminded us that “Creation is not a property, which we can rule over at will; or, even less, is the property of only a few: Creation is a gift, it is a wonderful gift that God has given us, so that we care for it and we use it for the benefit of all, always with great respect and gratitude.”

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Diocese names director

April 22, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Siobhan Lidington of Norwalk has been named executive director of the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund. The appointment was made by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano.

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St Joseph School student presents bishop
with Brooklyn Bridge

April 21, 2015

SHELTON—When Bishop Caggiano visited St. Joseph School in Shelton at the beginning of April, he received an astonishing and totally unexpected gift.

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Auditions set for new Diocesan Youth Choir

April 20, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—The Diocese of Bridgeport has announced audition times and places for its new Choir for Youth (C4Y) that will perform at diocesan liturgies with the Bishop and special events throughout the year.

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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 8:30 am-5 pm, to offer inspiration, encouragement and creative solutions to the challenges of married life and parenting as envisioned by Pope Francis. 

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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.

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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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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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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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for a message from Bishop Frank


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Scholarships available.
For info email Julie Rodgers at:
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or call 203.416.1449


Easter in the Diocese

Easter Message from Bishop Caggiano

Easter Vigil

Stations of the Cross

Good Friday Observances

Holy Thursday

Chrism Mass




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