Pope: Straying from Jesus turns Christians into ‘spiritual mummies’

May 03, 2016

VATICAN CITY—Christians distracted from the path set out by Jesus can turn into decrepit “spiritual mummies,” Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.

Spiritual mummies stray from the path of Christian life by choosing to stand still “not doing evil, but not doing good” either, the pope said May 3 in his homily during Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae.

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The peacemaking legacy of Daniel Berrigan, S.J.

May 02, 2016

BRONX—Daniel Berrigan, the Jesuit priest and acclaimed poet who for decades famously challenged U.S. Catholics to reject war and nuclear weapons, died on April 30 at the Murray-Weigel Jesuit Community in the Bronx, New York. He was 94. He was a Jesuit for 76 years and a priest for 63 years.

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Religious Women pitch in at Habitat House

May 01, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—A group of Religious Women throughout the diocese spent a day working on the Pope Francis Habitat House on Saturday, helping to put the finishing touches as the house nears completion.

The home, at 51 George Street, is in the shadows of St. Augustine Cathedral and the new owners, the Zepeda family, are members of the Cathedral Parish.

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Catholic bishop to speak at town’s Holocaust commemoration

May 01, 2016

FAIRFIELD—In contrast to the past 32 Holocaust commemorations organized by the town, this year’s keynote speaker has no direct connection to the Nazi campaign to exterminate Jews during the World War II era.

The speaker is not a survivor, or the child of a survivor. He’s not a historian. He’s not even, like one year’s keynoter, the child of an SS officer.

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THE FIRST GRADUATING CLASS of Cathedral Girls’ High School—The class of 1968 is planning a 50th reunion. We were a small group with the school literally being built around us in the fall of 1964. We would love to connect with everyone from the Cathedral '68 class, so for information, please contact Pauline Caron at cghs_class68@bell.net.


MASS CARDS are available from the diocesan Mission Office for all intentions. The donations support missionaries throughout the world. If you are interested in purchasing a Mass card, call Elaine Bissenden in the Mission Office: 203.416.1447.


"ECOLOGY AND CHRISTIAN FAITH," the final First Friday Lecture of the series, will take place at St. Luke Parish, Westport, Fri., May 6, at 7:30 pm with Dr. Frederick Simmons, Assistant professor of ethics at Yale Divinity School. The lecture will be preceded by a wine and cheese reception at 7 pm. All are welcome. For more info, call 203.227.7245.


ST. THOMAS SEMINARY, Bloomfield, reunion of graduates and non-graduates of both the high-school and the college programs will be held on Fri., May 6, in the Alma Mater on 467 Bloomfield Ave. Doors open at 2 pm, Mass in the chapel, 4 pm with Archbishop Leonard Blair. Reception follows Mass; dinner at 6:30 pm. For more info and for tickets, go to www.stseminary.org or visit them on Facebook.


DRAMA CLUB at Notre Dame High School, Fairfield, presents Into the Woods on Fri., May 6 at 8 pm and Sat., May 7,  at 1 pm and 8 pm in the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts at Sacred Heart University. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Sacred Heart Box Office: 203.371.7908. For more info, contact Theresa Marzik: tmarzik@notredame.org or 203.372.6521, ext. 242.


100TH ANNIVERSARY celebration for Catholic Charities of Fairfield County (CCFC): Mass and reception will be held Sat., May 7, at 5:30 pm at St. Matthew Parish, Norwalk. Bishop Caggiano will celebrate the Mass. For reservations, call 203.416.1333 or go to www.100thanniversarymass.eventbright.com. For more info, go to www.ccfairfield.org.


FAIRFIELD PREP ANNOUNCES $25,000 Tuition Raffle. The prize can be used for any K-12 schools, colleges or universities, located and accredited in the U.S., or to pay back college loans. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold at $100 per ticket. (500 tickets must be sold, or buyers will receive a full refund.) Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the scholarship and student enrichment programs at Fairfield Prep. The drawing will be held at the Spring Auction on Sat., May 7, at 11 pm in the Student Life Center at Fairfield Prep. Winning ticket holder need not be present to win. To order a ticket, contact development@fairfieldprep.org or 203.254.4237. For more info, go to: www.fairfieldprep.org/raffle.


GOLF TOURNAMENT to benefit the Sacred Heart Academy Scholarship Fund will be held on Mon., May 9 at New Haven Country Club. Scramble format; prizes for team low gross & low net, putting contest and four hole-in-one prizes. Cost: $200 if registered by March 1 ($225 after March 1) and includes entry fee, greens fees, cart, lunch, cocktail reception, dinner, contests, golfer gifts and more. For event and sponsorship information or to register, contact Maryanne Pisani, at mpisani@sacredhearthamden.org or 203.287.8181, ext. 372.


WOMEN'S GROUP at Christ the King Parish, Trumbull, will meet Mon., May 9, at 10 am in the parish hall. Fr. Larry Carew will speak on "Prison Ministry." All are invited. For more info, call 203.261.8020.


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New “Week in Review” Video

April 29, 2016

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BRIDGEPORT—Diocesan Social Media Leader John Grosso has introduced a new “Around the Diocese” video to the diocesan Facebook and YouTube pages.

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Bridgeport parish donating to Ecuador quake victims

April 28, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—The members of St. Mary's Parish in Bridgeport showed their support today for the victims of the earthquake in Ecuador.

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St. Joseph Elementary School fifth grader wins State Spelling Bee Championship!

April 28, 2016

SHELTON—St. Joseph Elementary School fifth grader, Demi Adeniran, won the State Spelling Championship contest, held April 23 at St. Mary’s Parish center in New Haven.

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Honoring their patron saint

April 28, 2016

STRATFORD—Students in grades K-8 at St. Mark School assembled in the church to honor the feast day of their patron saint.

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SHU students impact lives in Colombia

April 28, 2016

FAIRFIELD—During Spring Break, 11 students from Sacred Heart University traveled to Bogota Colombia with Rise and Walk Foundation.

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St. Matthew Knights spring into action with garden clean up at Notre Dame Convalescent Home

April 28, 2016

NORWALK—The continuing relationship between Knights of Colombus St. Matthew Council #14360 and Notre Dame Convalescent Home was on display on Saturday, April 16, when the Knights helped out with some projects on the home’s grounds.

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Melkite Catholic Archbishop Jeanbart to visit St. Mary's in New Haven

April 28, 2016

NEW HAVEN—Melkite Catholic Archbishop Jean Clément Jeanbart of Aleppo, Syria, will speak on the genocide being waged against his people and the future of Christianity in the Middle East at St. Mary's Church, 5 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, on Sunday, May 1, at 6:30 pm

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Boys and girls allstars!

April 28, 2016

WILTON—This year was the 9th annual Tyler Ugolyn tournament which ran from January 21st to February 5th at Our Lady of Fatima school in Wilton.

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Final Night for John Michael Talbot
at St. Jude’s

April 27, 2016

MONROE—Tonight is the final night of three special evenings with Christian music legend John Michael Talbot at St. Jude Church, 770 Monroe Turnpike (Rt. 111).

Click here to watch a short clip of his performance

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St. Aloysius Students Attend Junior National Young Leaders Conferences

April 26, 2016

NEW CANAAN—Sixth graders Emmett Cheever and Teddy Klein from St. Aloysius School, participated in the Junior National Young Leaders Conferences, “Learning to Lead” program in Washington, D.C. this past summer.

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Parish Garden named to honor
Msgr. Richard Shea

April 26, 2016

TRUMBULL—St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Nichols dedicated a new parish garden last weekend to honor its former pastor, Msgr. Richard J. Shea, and to celebrate his 80th birthday.

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Bishops thanks anniversary couples for being “Christ’s love in our midst”

April 25, 2016

TRUMBULL—“Every moment of your married lives, you remind us all that Christ is present, alive and faithful to his sheep,” said Bishop Frank Caggiano to more than 200 couples who attended the recent Wedding Jubilee Mass at St. Theresa Church in Trumbull.

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