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“IT” happens “everywhere-but-here”

July 16, 2016

Only, now… it HAS happened...HERE...in OUR town...in our little corner of Westport...here at Saint Luke...in the parish where I live and serve as pastor.

I have been here for almost 19 years and have many times raised a prayer of thanksgiving that violence and vandalism have not forced their way into the life and home of our faith communities as it has “elsewhere.”

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Reaching out to our Young People not in our Pews

June 24, 2016

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK

Our Young Adult Open Gym night, held every Tuesday in St. Joseph School gym from 8-10 p.m., draws many college guys home for the summer, along with the senior high school students and young working guys in their twenties who turn out regularly for the pickup basketball games. Last Tuesday there were 15 young men there, largely ages 16 to 24, most of whom I knew from St. Joseph Parish or School.

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Diocesan commitment to financial transparency | February 18, 2017

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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.

Malta House in Norwalk to hold Annual Gala Honoring Bishop Caggiano | February 16, 2017

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.

Immaculate boys win Class S indoor track title; Mustang girls take second | February 15, 2017

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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.

For the Mustang boys, Christian Morris won the 600 meters with a time of 1:24.36, and Sean Fahey won the long jump (21-0.75) and placed third in the 300 (37.08).

Personal account enhances Confirmation session | February 14, 2017

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.

State of the Diocese: Synod initiatives coming to fruition | February 13, 2017

BRIDGEPORT—The Diocese of Bridgeport is moving into an era where “Synod initiatives are coming to fruition,” said Bishop Frank J. Caggiano in his State of the Diocese address for the year 2016.

Parishes begin implementing Pastoral Plans | February 12, 2017

BRIDGEPORT—As we enter 2017, parishes are moving to implement the goals and action steps articulated in the pastoral plans created over the last year. 

Catholic Underground Tonight! | February 11, 2017

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.



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Snow rearranges our “normal” lives | February 09, 2017

Bishop Caggiano’s reflection on the storm

TRUMBULL—As I sit here at my desk watching the snow storm intensify, I cannot help but be filled with so many different memories of past snow storms, particularly those that occurred when I was a little boy.

Happy Birthday Emily! | February 08, 2017

STAMFORD—Best Wishes to Emily Symeon as she celebrates her 101st Birthday with her friends at Holy Name Church Senior Circle in Stamford.

Immaculate High School Honors Scholars at Special Mass, Reflects on Its Success | February 07, 2017

DANBURY—On Sunday, February 5, Immaculate High School (IHS) held a special Honors Mass to celebrate students that earned a place on the school's honor roll for the first semester of the 2016-17 school year.

John Breunig: Reimagining Catholic schools for today’s working families | February 06, 2017

FAIRFIELD—If politics and religion didn’t mix, presidents wouldn’t put a hand on the Bible while being sworn in.

Bishop launches new elementary school plan for Shelton | February 04, 2017

TRUMBULL—More than 250 parents filled the St. Joseph High School auditorium tonight to hear Bishop Frank J. Caggiano announce plans to create a single, new Catholic elementary school for the Shelton-Monroe area.