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Come Celebrate the Fraternas!

March 04, 2015

TRUMBULL—On March 25, the Fraternas (Marian Community of Reconciliation) will mark the 24th anniversary of their founding with a Thanksgiving Mass. All are invited to attend this special Mass, to be held at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Trumbull at 7 pm. Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will be the principal celebrant.

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Deacon Timothy Sullivan, 66, courageous and cheerful

March 03, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Deacon Timothy Sullivan died on March 1 in St. Vincent’s Medical Center after a courageous fight with the sufferings and pains of a long illness.

Close friends are remembering him as a man with an elfin presence and of profound faith, whose deep commitment to social justice and fairness was balanced by an equally ingrained sense of humor and acceptance.

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Walking the Cross: A Lenten Journey

March 03, 2015

NORWALK—On Sunday, March 15th, parishioners of the seven Catholic Parishes in Norwalk will host a “Walking the Cross” experience. A large wooden cross will be carried from one church to another, linking all seven churches in a special way during the season of Lent.

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“WOMEN AND HEART DISEASE”
presented by St. Vincent’s Healthy Hearts on Wed., Mar. 4 at 7pm with Dr. Anja Wagner in Hawley Conf. Room, level 4 of the Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care, St. Vincent's Medical Ctr, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport. Presentations are free and open to the public. Q & A to follow talk. Light refreshments served. No registration is necessary. Call 1-800-255-7847.



FUNDRAISER DINNER & COLLECTION TO HELP SR. TREMBLAY & DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY
- Recently, the convent, pre-school and rescue mission have been burgularized. Let's help our sisters-in-Christ continue their important work! Join us for a fundraiser dinner, with raffles, entertainment and special guests on Thurs., Mar. 5 at Vazzano's Four Seasons, Kenyon St., Stratford from 6:30-9pm. Sponsered by Knights of Columbus, Bridgeport Police and Fire Unions. Dinner $40pp with cash bar.  We are also taking donations to present to Sr. Tremlay; make checks payable to: Daughters of Charity.  For info call Fred at (203) 257-2176, Vazzano's (203) 377-3067 or Jay (203) 650-8526. For flyer Click here


ENTRANCE EXAM AT SACRED HEART ACADEMY on Thurs., Mar. 5 from 9am-Noon for applicants to grades 9 and 10 at 265 Benham St., Hamden. Submit the Application for Admission online at www.sacredhearthamden.org, with the $60 fee, and contact Elaine Lamboley at (203) 288-2309, x307. SHA is an independent college preparatory school founded in 1946 by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, preparing young women grades 9–12 for learning, service, and achievement in a global society.



CURSILLO ULTREYAS
to be held on Mar. 5 at St. James Parish in Stratford at 7:30pm. For info email jkovacs@snet.net. Looking for a deeper relationship with God? Grow in faith? What is Cursillo? Find out at Cursillo of Fairfield County www.natl-cursillo.org/bridgeport/



SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL – bring the family!  Fun for all ages! Held at St. Catherine of Siena Lucey Parish Hall, 4 Riverside Ave., Riverside, CT on Fridays, Mar.  6 and 13 at 8 pm; Saturdays, Mar. 7 and 14 at 7:30 pm; Sundays, Mar. 8 and 15 at 2 pm. Tickets purchased online at www.stcatherinesplayers.com, or by calling (203) 637-3661. Advanced tickets $20pp; at the door $21pp. For info contact Cindy Busani at acbusani@optonline.net or (203) 637-3661 x327.


LENT FISH DINNER sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Cabrini Council 4096 on Fri., Mar. 6 from 4-8pm at St. Andrews Church Hall, 395 Anton St., Bridgeport including:  Baked fish, French fries, Cole slaw, and macaroni and cheese for the children as an alternative meal. Cost: a free will donation. Open to the public, all are welcome.



YOUNG ADULTS TALK: Discerning Life Choices, Relationships and Careers
given by Fr. Cipriani at St. Theresa Parish, Main St., Trumbull on Mar. 6 at 6:30pm in the new Parish Center Basement.  Refreshments served.  For Catholic young adults ages 20s & 30s.  For info email raytar.theresa@gmail.com



CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS OF GREATER DANBURY
(ages 18-35) meeting Mar. 6 at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church, 138 Candlewood Lake Rd., Brookfield from 7-9pm in Parish Hall for game night and social.  OPEN TO ALL! Come, meet other young adults in our area; bring a friend. Refreshments served. For more info call Maria at (203) 798-6923.


WOMEN’S LENTEN REFLECTION by Genevieve Kineke, author of Set Free, The Authentic Catholic Woman's Guide to Forgiveness, at St. Mary Parish, Ridgefield for a Lenten Morning of Recollection on Sat., Mar. 7 beginning with Mass at 8am followed by Reconciliation. Ms. Kineke's talk on Forgiveness will begin at 9:15am in the Parish Hall.  Coffee and refreshments will be served.  Suggested offering: $20. RSVP by Feb. 28 to Izabela Ortonowski 203-438-8187 or iortonowski@comcast.net



20TH ANNIVERSARY ST. PATRICK DAY PARADE STAMFORD
starts at 12 noon on Sat., Mar. 7.  The parade, with 80 marching units including bagpipers and Irish step dancers, will start at Columbus Park and proceed north up Atlantic and Bedford Streets.  This year, the parade will offer a special children’s activity center at Veterans Park on Atlantic St.  Grand Marshals Bill and Evon Malloy will lead the parade to Latham Park.


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St. John’s Flock: A Group for Young Professionals

March 03, 2015

STAMFORD—On a cold winter evening at the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist, a group of young adults gathered together for an evening of prayer and pizza.
 

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St. Mark School surprises principal

March 02, 2015

STRATFORD—An ordinary day at St. Mark School was turned into an extraordinary day for principal, Donna Wuhrer.

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Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion

March 02, 2015

TRUMBULL—On the first Sunday of Lent, February 22, parishes across the world celebrate the Rite of Sending for those in the RCIA Process.

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Marching to end hunger in Norwalk

March 02, 2015

NORWALK—Saturday morning's 18 degree temperatures did little to cool the enthusiasm of 200 young people who took part in the 12th annual 30 Hour Famine.
 

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During Lent, pope offers handy tips for preparing for confession

VATICAN CITY—As Catholics are encouraged to make going to confession a significant part of their lives during Lent, Pope Francis offered some quick tips to help people prepare for the sacrament of penance.

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Appeal co-chairs live their faith

February 27, 2015

NEW CANAAN—When she first became interested in the annual appeal of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Julie Taylor was most drawn to the diocesan Respect Life ministry.

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Love is . . . new socks when it’s sub zero!

February 25, 2015

STAMFORD—Students at Turn of the River Middle School understand that cold feet and hole-y socks are a problem for those struggling to feed their families. Last week, they collected and donated 500 pairs of new socks to New Covenant House.

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Student vs. faculty basketball

February 25, 2015

BETHEL—What a fun (and entertaining!) evening for mid-February at St. Mary School.

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Presidents and First Ladies grace St. Joseph School with their presence

February 25, 2015

BROOKFIELD—Recently, first and second graders at St. Joseph School celebrated Presidents Day in a very real way.

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Vietnamese New Year honors family

February 24, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Children, parents, grandparents, extended family and friends filled St. Augustine Cathedral on February 15 as Bishop Frank J. Caggiano joined the Vietnamese community in welcoming the Vietnamese New Year.

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Happy Valentine’s Day! With Love, St. Mark School

February 20, 2015

STRATFORD—The first and fourth grade students at St. Mark School worked together to make "bags of love" for the elderly at Lord Chamberlain Nursing Home in Stratford.

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Lenten Fish Fry

February 24, 2015

SHELTON—On the first Friday in Lent, many braved the frigid temperatures to attend the first of the Annual Lenten Fish Fry Fridays at St. Joseph’s Parish in Shelton.

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Jesus: Walk to Calvary
Listen and watch this beautiful Lenten meditation in words and music on the Stations of the Cross. Marlane Tubridy of Easton, a parishioner of Notre Dame Parish, performs her original composition of profoundly spiritual music and reflections.


CONTEST FOR THE YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE!
To celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life, we are sponsering a contest for age groups: K-Gr. 4, Gr. 5-8 and High School. Prizes $50-$200 gift cards! Click here for details. Contest begins February 13!


World Youth Day
Krakow, Poland
July 22-August 1, 2016!

Bishop Frank Caggiano invites the youth
and young adults (ages 16-35)
of the Diocese of Bridgeport to join him
on a pilgrimage of a lifetime.

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