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. More than 150 of the hospital's dedicated volunteers attended the annual Recognition Reception, marking service anniversaries ranging from 100 to 10,000 hours. In total, 300 volunteers donated more than 46,000 hours during the past year and have served the Medical Center well in many departments.

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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. The Brothers helped All Saints Catholic School in Norwalk spread 80 yards of mulch their science park/playground for the students who will be returning soon.

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ENCOURAGE apostolate for friends and family of loved ones with same sex attractions or gender ID issues, meets the third Saturday of the month (August 20, Sept. 17) at 10:30 am and is strictly confidential. For more info contact the Norwalk Chapter: EnCourageNorwalk@gmail.com.

BOWLING: Come Glow bowling with young adults of the area and enjoy a night of fun! Aug. 26 from 7:30 pm-9:30 pm at DolrBill’s Bowling 145 Danbury Rd., New Milford.

HISPANIC FOOD FAIR at St. Ann Parish, Bridgeport, on Sun., Aug. 28, from 11 am-4 pm. Enjoy tamales, empanadas, roast pork and chicken, rice, pastries and much more! Music and raffles, too. Admission free; food is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. Profits will assist in church maintenance. For more info, call the parish: 203.336.1607.

FIESTA DE COMIDA, a la Parroquia de St. Ann, Bridgepor, el domingo 28 de Agosto a las 11 am-4 pm. Disfrutar de tamales, empanadas, asado de cerdo y pollo, arroz, pasteles y mucho más! Música y rifas también. La entrada es gratuita, la comida es $5. Los beneficios contribuirán al mantenimiento de la iglesia. Para más información, llama 203.336.1607.

“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—Sun. Sept. 11, 12 Noon until 6 pm, Holy Cross Church, at 750 Tahmore Drive, across from Lake Mohegan, Fairfield CT 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.

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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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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Work progressing on Queen of Clergy

August 19, 2016

STAMFORD— Work is progressing on the new wing of the Catherine Dennis Keefe Queen of the Clergy Residence in Stamford. Construction of the 16-suite addition for retired priests began in January of this year.

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A Day of Grace and Healing
Local “Lourdes in a Day”

August 19, 2016

BLOOMFIELD—The Order of Malta will hold the third annual “Lourdes in a Day Pilgrimage” at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield on Saturday, September 10. The day begins at 9:30 and concludes by 4 pm.

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McGivney Community Center Announces Three New Board Members

August 18, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—The McGivney Community Center has been fulfilling its mission to provide stimulating and enriching programs that foster academic success and self-esteem to the youth of Bridgeport since 1992.

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Breakfast is served at Morning Glory

August 17, 2016

DANBURY—It's 6:30 AM on any given Friday.

Outside the Dorothy Day Hospitality Center in Danbury, three volunteers are opening the doors of the soup kitchen.

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New Superintendent Greets Students

August 17, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—It was a busy last Friday morning for the new Superintendent of Schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport, Dr. Steven Cheeseman.

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Tony Pavia to return to Trinity Catholic High School

August 16, 2016

STAMFORD—Dr. Steven Cheeseman, Superintendent of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Bridgeport, has announced that Mr. Tony Pavia has stepped in as Interim Principal at Trinity Catholic High School effective Tuesday, August 16, 2016.

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The mercy-filled life: Mother Teresa embodied what Pope Francis teaches

August 16, 2016

VATICAN CITY—If there is one person who immersed herself in the "peripheries" Pope Francis is drawn to, it was Blessed Teresa of Kolkata.

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A pilgrim’s reflection on the Feast of the Assumption

August 15, 2016

EPHESUS, TURKEY—Since at least the fourth century, August 15 has been commemorated in Catholic churches as the Feast of the Assumption, in the belief that the Virgin May was bodily “assumed” into heaven at her death.

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“Building Resistance"
Bishop Caggiano reflects on 'beating the heat'

August 14, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—As we continue to endure this heat wave, I am sure that we are all trying to figure out ways to stay cool.

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Archbishop calls Baltimore police report 'sobering and distressing'

August 14, 2016

BALTIMORE—The same day a federal Department of Justice report cataloging systemic abuses by Baltimore's police was issued, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore called that report "sobering and distressing."

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