VATICAN CITY—Access to clean drinking water is a basic human right and a key component in protecting human life, Pope Francis said.
"The right to water is essential for the survival of persons and decisive for the future of humanity," the pope said Feb. 24 during a meeting with 90 international experts participating in a "Dialogue on Water" at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
FAIRFIELD—The vision of Pope Francis for the 21st Century Catholic Church is one of “openness, encounter, and engagement with the world,” Archbishop and Apostolic Nuncio Christophe Pierre said last night at Sacred Heart University, in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit.
CALLING ALL KOLBE HIGH SCHOOL MEN from the Class of 1967l! We are planning your 50th Reunion event and want to hear from you. We are looking for your updated contact information and ideas for this great celebration. Please email email@example.com to update your contact information and to learn more!
NOTRE DAME High School (Boy's and Girls) Class of 1966 is planning a 50th Reunion for the spring of 2017. If you are interested in working on the Class of 1966 Reunion committee or would like to receive more information, contact the Alumni Office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 203.372.6521 ext. 242.
THE PROPHETS, a Bible study course featuring Thomas Smith from Ascension Press, meets at St. Cecilia Parish, Stamford, Thurs. evenings at 7:15, repeated Fri. mornings at 9:15 in the Parish Center. For more info, contact Vicki Alton: 203.322.8526 or VickiA@optonline.net
CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS of Greater Danbury (ages 18-35) Ice Skating on Fri., Feb. 24, at 8:30 pm for DJ Skate night at the Danbury Ice Arena, 1 Independence Way, Danbury. For more info, email email@example.com.
CASINO NIGHT to benefit the Shehan Center’s After School & Saturday program for K-8 children will be held Fri., Feb. 25, at The Inn at Long Shore in Westport. For more info, call 203.336.4468.
THE GREAT SHEHAN TRIVIA CONTEST: Form a team! Join the fun on Tues., Feb 28, at the Holiday Inn, 1070 Main St., Bridgeport. For more info and to register, call 203.336.4468.
STAMFORD LENTEN ADULT BIBLE STUDY entitled “The Scriptural Roots of the Sacraments” will be a six-week study held at Trinity High School every Thurs. in Lent, starting March 2, from 7-8:30 pm. The study, led by Fr. Joseph Gill, will examine how the sacraments, such as the Eucharist and Reconciliation, are grounded in the Word of God, prefigured in the Old Testament and then coming in fullness in the New. All adults who want to grow in their faith are invited to join us! For more info, contact Fr. Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIRST FRIDAY LECTURE SERIES at St. Luke Parish, Westport continues on Fri., March 3, at 7:30 pm (wine and cheese reception, 7 pm.) Harold Attridge, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Divinity and former dean of Yale Divinity School will speak on "Jesus and Empire: Early Christians and the Power of Rome." All are welcome. For more info, call 203.227.7245.
DIVORCED AND SEPARATED Catholics are invited to join “Hearts Renewed,” a support group for divorced or separated men and women. Meetings are held in Fairfield on the first and third Fri. of every month (March 3; March 17) at 7:30. For more info and for directions, call Bette: 203.338.0503 or Peggy: 203.834.1287.
“AL TALKS THE WALKS:” the 130th communion breakfast of the Knights of Columbus St. Augustine Council will be held Sunday, March 5. Mass at St. Mary Parish, Stamford, 8:30 am; breakfast at 10 am at the Knights Hall, 507 Shippan Ave. Guest speaker: Al Forte, originator of the Pray for Peace Walks. Tickets: $15; buy tickets before Wed., March 1. For more info or for tickets, contact Tom: 203.249.9644, or Al: 203.940.3651.
FAIRFIELD—Sarah Maynard of Fairfield, is already incorporating the principles of affecting change into her life at the tender age of 12 as evidenced by the project she came up with to help children who come to St. Vincent’s Emergency Room.
FAIRFIELD—Rev. Thomas J. Regan, S.J., will present his lecture, "Fairfield University 1942-2017: Seventy-Five Years and Counting!" at the annual Fairfield University Bellarmine Lecture in the Dolan School of Business Dining Room on Wednesday, February 22 at 7:30 pm.
DANBURY—In the past two months, Immaculate High School (IHS) students have won prestigious awards in both art and technology competitions. IHS strives to allow students to attain both academic and extracurricular personal success, and these awards reflect that commitment.
FAIRFIELD—Archbishop and Apostolic Nuncio Christophe Pierre will receive an honorary degree during Sacred Heart University’s Special Academic Convocation Wednesday, February 22, at 2 pm, in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. A reception will follow the convocation.
BRIDGEPORT—The Diocese of Bridgeport, in the continued practice of full transparency, has released its Consolidated Financial Statements as well as The Faith in the Future Fund, Inc. financial statements for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2016.
NORWALK—Malta House, a residence for homeless pregnant and parenting mothers of all faiths and their children in Norwalk, will hold its Annual Gala on Saturday, April 29, at Woodway Country Club in Darien.
NEW HAVEN—The Immaculate High School boys indoor track and field team won the Class S state championship Tuesday night at the Floyd Little Athletic Center, and the Immaculate girls finished second to perennial powerhouse Bloomfield.
DARIEN—On February 13, Father John Connaughton, director of vocations for the Diocese of Bridgeport, conducted a Confirmation session for over 220 Confirmation candidates in the eighth and ninth grades at St. Thomas More Parish. Father Connaughton spoke with the confirmandis on the history & origin of the Gifts of the Spirit.
On Saturday, February 11, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will lead the participants of Catholic Underground in a Eucharistic Holy Hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, including praise and worship, prayerful silence, and the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.