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Bishop celebrates first Chrism Mass in Bridgeport

April 16, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—The procession into St. Augustine Cathedral lasted almost ten minutes as more than 300 priests and deacons of the Diocese of Bridgeport attended the first Chrism Mass celebrated by their new bishop.

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Renovated organ set for Holy Week liturgies

April 15, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—When Bishop Frank J. Caggiano celebrates the liturgies of Holy Week, the newly-restored organ at St. Augustine Cathedral will provide suitable accompaniment to these solemn and joyous occasions.

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Bishop Caggiano leads the Stations
of the Cross on Palm Sunday

April 14, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano led the Stations of the Cross, followed by Benediction at the statue of the Pieta, at St. Margaret's Shrine on Palm Sunday, April 13.

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OPEN TO ALL:

BIBLE STUDIES

YOUTH GROUPS
TEEN MASSES & ADORATION
HIGH SCHOOL: DOByouth


MUSICAL “GODSPELL” from Apr. 11-19 at The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport.  Based on the Gospel of Matthew, Godspell is a groundbreaking reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love. Performances 8pm. $20 / $25pp purchased online at www.thebijoutheatre.com or (203) 332.3228. Doors open one hour before performance. Come early to enjoy a cocktail, concession, Two Boots pizza, salad, coffee or dessert.


LIVE STATIONS OF THE CROSS on Wed., Apr. 16 at 8pm at St. Rose of Lima in Newtown (with a special appearance by Msgr. Bob!). This performance brings the stations to a modern level with special lighting, music, pantomime, and paraliturgical readings (may not be appropriate for children under age 10). Admission free. Click here for info


TENEBRAE SERVICE The complete Office of Matins & Lauds for Holy Thursday with music of Tallis, Lassus, Allegri by The St. Mary's Schola CantorumWed., Apr. 16 at 8pm at St. Mary Parish, 669 West Ave., Norwalk.  www.stmarynorwalk.net/recitals


TENEBRAE SERVICE at St. Theresa Parish, Main St., Trumbull on Wed., Apr. 16 at 7:30pm.  This service consists of chanted psalmody, readings and responsories.  The St. Theresa Schola will be singing at this service.  For info call rectory (203) 261-3676.


MASS OF HEALING AND HOPE at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church, Brookfield on Wed., Apr. 16 at 7pm with Fr. George Sankoorikal.  For info call (203) 268-8253.


MASS & EUCHARIST ADORATION FOR "20-30 SOMETHINGS" with music by Catholic singer and songwriter, Tim Margiotta and Band on Wed., Apr. 16 at 6:30pm Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, 263 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10012. Confessions available from 4-9pm.


FREE ST. VINCENT’S “WE CARE” PERINATAL GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP Wed., Apr. 16 at 7 pm in the Ambulatory Infusion Center waiting area, level 3 of the Elizabeth Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care, for those grieving the loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillborn, or newborn death. No registration required. For info call (203) 576-5110 or (203) 576-5716 or www.stvincents.org/events


ALL TEENS INVITED TO CELEBRATE HOLY THURSDAY WITH BISHOP CAGGIANO sponsored by St. Joseph Youth Group - Mass at the Cathedral in Bridgeport on Apr. 17, then to Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Joseph in Danbury. Pizza dinner to follow. We will be traveling by bus, space is limited so RSVP asap. Questions email David Roman at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Facebook: St. Joseph Danbury Youth Group. Consent forms may be downloaded here


LIVE STATIONS OF THE CROSS (English/Spanish) officiated by Bishop Frank Caggiano on Good Friday, Apr. 18 at 11am at Cummings Park, Shippan Ave., Stamford; service will end at St. Mary Church, 566 Elm St., Stamford.  For info call (203) 324-7321 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


LIVING STATIONS OF THE CROSS by St. Luke Youth Group on Good Friday, Apr. 18 at 7:30pm at St. Luke Parish, 49 North Turkey Hill Rd., Wesport. All ages, all welcome. For info call (203) 227-7245 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


“THE WAY OF THE CROSS OVER THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE” with Cardinal Dolan and Bishop DiMarzio on Fri., Apr. 18 at 10am beginning at St. James Cathedral, 250 Cathedral Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11201 and concluding at St. Peter’s Church in Manhatten around 1:30pm. All welcome! For all ages!  For info go to www.wocbrooklynbridge.org


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Pope Francis ignores prepared Homily in Palm Sunday speech

April 13, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP)—Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice.

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Pope praises police-church network to stop trafficking, meets victims

April 10, 2014

VATICAN CITY (CNS)—Meeting four victims of human trafficking, dozens of religious sisters and senior police chiefs from 20 countries, Pope Francis praised their coordinated efforts to fight against a "crime against humanity."

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St. Mary’s athletes break records

April 09, 2014

DANBURY—Five League records were broken at the April 6 Danbury Parochial League track meet, held at Immaculate High School, and four of them were from St. Mary School! In track, seventh grader Angela Saidman broke records in both the 1600m and 800m races: 1600m 7-8 /Old record 6:05.28, New record 5:21.09; 800m 7-8 /Old record 2:44.28, New record 2:30.77.

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Stations of the Cross and Benediction

April 07, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—On Palm Sunday, April 13, the Stations of the Cross, followed by Benediction at the statue of the Pieta, will be at St. Margaret’s Shrine.

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Danbury, Newtown Catholic school leaders promoted

April 05, 2014

DANBURY—Kathleen Casey, president of Immaculate High School, has been named assistant superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Bridgeport.

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Sacred Heart Senior Published in New Haven Magazine

April 03, 2014

MONROE—Senior Jessica Venable's essay "Manual Labor" is published in this month's New Haven Magazine in their "High School Confidential" issue.

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Pope says married couples called
to be icons of God's love

April 03, 2014

VATICAN CITY—Through the sacrament of matrimony, married couples are called to be living icons of God's love in the world, Pope Francis said; and when they fight—and all couples do—they don't have "to call the United Nations," but find simple words and gestures to say they are sorry.

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You’ve been ‘flocked!’

April 02, 2014

MONROE—The St. Jude flamingo FUNraiser kick off is officially underway!

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St Mark's JV team captures
New England title

April 02, 2014

STRATFORD—The Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Team from St. Mark Parish, representing the Diocese of Bridgeport, recently took first place in the New England CYO Basketball Tournament in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Trinity junior selected as Governor’s Scholar

March 31, 2014

STAMFORD—Trinity Catholic's Shannon Rubin was selected as one of thirty of Connecticut's top juniors designated as a Governor's Scholar.

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Bishop says love is strongest medicine at White Mass

March 30, 2014

DANBURY—We have come a long way from biblical times in our understanding of illness and our ability to treat it, but the spiritual consequence remain the same, said Bishop Frank J. Caggiano at the White Mass for healthcare professionals.

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Bless me, Father: Pope leads
by example, goes to confession

March 29, 2014

VATICAN CITY—Leading a penitential liturgy in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis surprised his liturgical adviser by going to confession during the service.

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Jesus Walk to Calvary
(Contemporary Stations of the Cross)
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