Rise to the Challenge of Dialogue

October 10, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—(In this reflection, which first appeared on his Facebook page, Bishop Frank Caggiano, in the spirit of the Holy Father, urges us to get beyond labels and comfortable circles of thought and challenges us to truly dialogue with others)

“During his recent visit to our country, in addition to reminding us of the need for each of us to enjoy a personal and enduring encounter with Christ, our Holy Father challenged us to dialogue with one another and the world. This is a challenge that is harder than it first looks.

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New Documentary on Our Lady
of Guadalupe to Air on ABC this Fall

October 10, 2015

Knights of Columbus production to run between October 11 and December 10

NEW HAVEN—(PRNewswire-USNewswire)—A new documentary film narrated by actor Jim Caviezel offers original insights into the details, story and impact of the 16th century apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe—one of the most recognizable religious icons in the American hemisphere.

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“Best is yet to come,” Bishop tells Synod Volunteers

October 09, 2015

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TRUMBULL—Bishop Caggiano said “thank you” to more than 200 Synod Celebration Mass volunteers last night at a dinner held in the Parish Center of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Trumbull.

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A visit from Ave Maria Law School Founder and President

October 09, 2015

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SOUTHPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano described Ave Maria Law School as “a gift of grace in a moment of need in the life of the church” as the nation faces serious ethical, legal and constitutional issues.

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GIANT TAG SALE will be held at the Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield,  50 Montfort Rd., Rte. 118, Litchfield, Thurs., Oct. 15-Sat., Oct. 17 from 9 am-4:30 pm and Sun., Oct. 18 from 11:30 am-2 pm. For more info, call 860.567.1041 or email: lourdesshrinect@gmail.com.

33 DAYS TO MORNING GLORY: A 6-week consecration to Mary, to be held Tues. mornings starting Oct. 13 at 9:15 am at St. Cecilia Parish, Stamford. This user-friendly retreat by Fr. Michael Gaitley will bless even the busiest of people. Cost: workbook - $20; ’33 Days to Morning Glory’ book - $5.00. For more info or to register, contact: Vicki Alton, Vickia@optonline.net, 203.322.8526.

“WALKING WITH PURPOSE”—Bible Study for Catholic Women at Saint Luke Parish, 49 Turkey Hill Road North, Westport, Thurs. mornings at 10 am (Evening session will be added starting Advent). for more info contact Maureen Fleming, SSND at schotzi@aol.com or 203.222.0478

MAGNIFICAT a Ministry to Catholic Women will host a prayer breakfast on Sat., Oct. 17, 9:30-12:30 at Ethan Allen, Danbury, CT. Margaret Beutler will be the guest speaker. Cost $25 pre register by Sat., Oct. 10. No tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, call Fran Hood 203.744.1856 or email s.m.hood@sbcglobal.net. Click here for Invitation (also available on Bridgeport Diocese Website under Woman’s Ministry section).

ANNUAL RESPECT LIFE MASS Join us on Sun., Oct. 18 at 12 pm at St. Matthew Parish, 216 Scribner Ave., Norwalk, CT. For more info contact Maureen Ciardiello: respectlife@diobpt.org or 203.416.1445.

MASS OF HEALING AND HOPE—Charismatic Renewal Services announces the following special Mass of Healing and Hope: Mon., Oct. 19, at 7:30 pm, Christ the King Church, with Father Larry Carew.

Oct. 18-27. When Pope Francis declares Blessed Serra a saint in Sept., our Oct. pilgrimage will be among the first to travel to the tomb, relics, and missions of this newly canonized saint. We will see the beautiful coast of California, taste some Sonoma wine, and tour San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and the beautiful modern cathedrals: St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco, Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, and Christ Cathedral (formerly Crystal Cathedral) in Orange County, and celebrate Mass each day. Click here for flyer with all details & itinerary. For info and testimonies: http://bridge-b.com/. Email Stephen J. Binz at: SJBinz@aol.com

MASSES OF HEALING AND HOPE will be celebrated Mon., Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at Christ the King Parish, Trumbull, with Fr. Larry Carew; Mon., Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Lawrence Parish, Shelton, with Fr. Ed Nadolny; and Mon., Nov.16, at 7:30 p.m., at Christ the King with Fr. Carew. For more info, contact the Charismatic Renewal Office: 203.268.8253.

SPIRIT OF ST. FRANCIS SECOND ANNUAL AWARD DINNER Honoring Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame with the Spirit of St. Francis Award. The award is given to an individual or group that has made a significant impact on the mission of the Catholic Church in America through service or philanthropy. On Oct. 22, at 6 pm at the Metropolitan Club of New York. For more info 212.213.1166 or catholicextension@carlacapone.com.

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Documentary on Our Lady of Guadalupe to Air on ABC This Fall

October 08, 2015

NEW HAVEN—A new documentary film narrated by actor Jim Caviezel offers original insights into the details, story and impact of the 16th century apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe—one of the most recognizable religious icons in the American hemisphere.

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Bridgeport abortion facility closes

October 07, 2015

BRIDGEPORT — Forty years of confrontations between pro-life and pro-choice advocates, which resulted in close 1,000 arrests and and several civil suits, are ending.

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Bishop Caggiano to speak on reconciliation at Congregation
B’nai Israel

October 07, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—The Most Reverend Frank Caggiano , Bishop of Bridgeport, will be guest speaker Friday, October 23 during the Shabbat service at Congregation B’nai Israel commemorating the 50th anniversary of a historic Vatican document creating sweeping changes in the teachings of the Catholic Church and its relationship with Jews.

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Merciful saint draws long lines
at Trumbull church

October 07, 2015

TRUMBULL—The line inside St. Theresa Church stretched from the altar to the last pew, when it wasn’t twisting out the door and around the corner.

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Major relics of saint to visit Trumbull on Tuesday in only state stop

October 06, 2015

TRUMBULL—More than 50 stops across 16 states in three months—a hectic tour schedule.

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Catholic Underground this Saturday

October 06, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Catholic Underground is coming to the Diocese of Bridgeport beginning in October.

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Catholics wrestle with immigration issues

October 04, 2015

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FAIRFIELD—The world is facing its worse refugee crisis since the end of World War II, Rev. Rick Ryscavage, S.J. said at the Annual Red Mass and Breakfast held at Fairfield University.

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Bishop praises women
for “Walking with Purpose”

STAMFORD— “We’re here celebrating the great gift Walking with Purpose is to the church and to the Diocese of Bridgeport,” Bishop Frank Caggiano told 330 women throughout the diocese who gathered at the Italian Center.

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Bishop Caggiano visits Sacred Heart, holds Mass, blesses new gym

October 01, 2015

GREENWICH—Growing up in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y., the future Bishop Frank Caggiano was fascinated by a November ritual of the father of his good friend, Gino.

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Red Mass set for Sunday

September 29, 2015

FAIRFIELD—The 2015 Red Mass will take place on Sunday, October 4,  9 am at the Egan Chapel of Fairfield University, 1073 N. Benson Road, Fairfield, Connecticut. 

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Pope says he left U.S. praying for, impressed by its people

September 28, 2015

PHILADELPHIA—As the American Airlines plane taking him to Rome from Philadelphia took off, Pope Francis said he pictured the faces of all the people he met, and he prayed for them.

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Pope: “Encounter Christ” in the faces of the city

September 26, 2015

NEW YORK—An incredible mildness overtook the city, perhaps because Pope Francis—“Papa Francisco” as many called out to him joyfull as he passed—appeared to be everywhere.

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Synod Mass Recap

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Diocese of Bridgeport
Catholic Women's Conference 2015

Woman here in our Diocese?
YOU are invited for a day
of reflection and prayer
on Saturday, November 7th!
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Hyatt Regency Greenwich
1800 East Putnam Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT

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Annual Respect
Life Mass

Sunday, October 18

12 pm at St. Matthew Parish, Norwalk

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