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Bishop’s homily greeted enthusiastically at an interfaith gathering

January 27, 2015

By Father Colin McKenna

BRIDGEPORT— “Amens” and applause greeted Bishop Caggiano’s reflection at last Sunday’s “Unity in Diversity” service at St. John Episcopal Church in downtown Bridgeport.

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84% of Americans Would Ban Abortion after 3 Months of Pregnancy
Includes nearly 7 in 10 who identify as ‘pro-choice,’ says K of C-Marist poll

January 26, 2015

Knight of Columbus News Release

NEW HAVEN, CONN. -- The vast majority of Americans are still very uncomfortable with abortion, according to a new Knights of Columbus-Marist poll. The survey finds support for abortion restrictions among both “pro-life” and “pro-choice” supporters.

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Celebrating the life of a “kind and gentle” priest

January 24, 2015

STRATFORD—Msgr. George D. Birge was laid to rest this morning after the season’s first snowstorm, but the warmth inside St. James Church was unmistakable as family, friends, and brother priests turned out to remember the man many of them knew simply as “Fr Bo.”

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It's up to young people to 'end the scourge of abortion,' says speaker

January 23, 2015

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- On a chilly and cloudy morning on the National Mall in Washington, crowds gathered Jan. 22 for the annual March for Life, this year marking the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion virtually on demand.

Tens of thousands gathered first to hear a lineup of speakers, before marching from the Mall up Constitution Avenue to the U.S. Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill.  Early in the day, Pope Francis showed his support of the pro-life gathering by tweeting the theme: "Every Life is a Gift" with the hashtag #marchforlife.

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Children to present award-winning poetry to families, faculty
and the public

January 21, 2015

FAIRFIELD—Fairfield University will invite dozens of budding young poets to read from their award-winning poetry at the sixth annual Poetry for Peace Contest Winners' Celebration on Friday, January 31.

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New Annual Catholic Appeal Video Released

January 20, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—“Building Communities of Faith,” the 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal video has been released throughout the diocese.

This year’s video focuses on Catholic schools, charities and other programs that help to build faith communities. It features poignant personal testimony by those who benefit from the appeal in ways that helped them through personal crisis while also deepening their faith.

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OPEN TO ALL!
BIBLE STUDIES
YOUTH GROUPS




BRIDGEPORT CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE!

Mark your calendar today for Open Houses at our Catholic Schools!



DIOCESAN-WIDE MEETING FOR YOUTH MINISTERS
to talk about what's happening with our youth in the Diocese of Bridgeport, including: Steubenville East Youth Conference, Nat'l Catholic Youth Conference, Synod updates, new Diocese of Bridgeport phone APP, Convivio, Fan the Fire, World Youth Day and more!  We have many people who bring zeal and wisdom to our Diocese - together we grow in unity, perspective, support and share new ideas. Choose between two datesJan. 28 at St. Rose of Lima in Newtown at 7pm OR Feb. 5 at St. Philips in Norwalk at 7pm. RSVP.  For info email Julie Rodgers, Director of Youth Ministry at youthministry@diobpt.org



LADIES NIGHT OUT FUNDRAISER
for 30-Hour Famine held Jan. 29 at Muse Paintbar, 55 North Main St., South Norwalk at 7pm. Join us for this fun event and take home your personal creation!  No artistic tendencies required!  $45pp includes snacks and soft drinks; cash bar. Money raised goes to 30-Hour Famine sponsered by St. Philip Parish, Norwalk.  Click here to register. 



SOUPER BOWL OF CARING FOOD COLLECTION
at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, 545 Stratfield Rd., Fairfield on Sat., Jan. 31 from 1-5pm in the parking lot. Drop off non-perishable food items, such as canned goods, cereal, dry pasta, spaghetti sauce, etc. to share between St. Stephen's Food Pantry at Merton Center, Bridgeport and the Operation Hope Food Pantry, Fairfield. For info email: assumptionfairfield@gmail.com.


SYNOD HOLY HOUR WITH GUEST AUTHOR & SPEAKER FR. ANDREW APOSTILI - Bishop Caggiano has entrusted the success of our Diocesan Synod to Our Lady of Fatima.  With that in mind, Fr. Andrew Apostoli will be delivering a talk about the significance of Fatima for our times on Tues., Feb. 3 from 7-8pm at Our Lady of Assumption Parish, 545 Stratfield Rd., Fairfield. Fr. Apostoli is an author and cofounder of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal and makes frequent appearances on EWTN. Join us for this powerful evening of fellowship, prayer and reflection.  Fr. Apostoli will be available afterwards to meet, greet and sign books he will have available. For info email assumptionfairfield@gmail.com.



DIOCESAN-WIDE YOUTH MEETING FOR YOUTH MINISTERS
to talk about what's happening with our youth here in the Diocese of Bridgeport, including: Steubenville East Youth Conference, Nat'l Catholic Youth Conference, Synod updates, new Diocese of Bridgeport phone APP, Convivio, Fan the Fire, World Youth Day and more!  We have many people who bring zeal and wisdom to our Diocese - together we grow in unity, perspective, support and share new ideas. Feb. 5 at St. Philips Parish in Norwalk at 7pm. RSVP.  For info email Julie Rodgers, Director of Youth Ministry at youthministry@diobpt.org



CURSILLO ULTREYAS
to be held on Feb. 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/



CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS OF GREATER DANBURY
(ages 18-35) meeting Feb. 6 at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church, 138 Candlewood Lake Rd., Brookfield from 7-9pm in Parish Hall for movie and popcorn. 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.


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Msgr. George Birge, 87, educator
and pastor

January 21, 2015

STRATFORD—Msgr. George D. Birge died on January 20 at Golden Hill Health Center in Milford. He had recently been under hospice care.

A Stratford native, he was born on March 22, 1927, the fourth of seven children. He was baptized in St. James Church, and served as an altar boy there throughout his youth.

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St. Joseph’s student leaders attend award program at
the Center for Family Justice

January 21, 2015

TRUMBULL—St Joseph High School seniors had the opportunity to meet Senator Richard Blumenthal; Cathy Molloy, Connecticut’s First Lady; Bridgeport’s Mayor Bill Finch; as well as several other local and state officials.

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Fairfield Fire Prevention Contest Winner

January 20, 2015

FAIRFIELD—Assumption Catholic School is proud to offer congratulations to Jeanette Ahutal.

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National march to take place
on January 22 in D.C.

January 20, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.—“Every Life is a Gift” will be the theme of the 2015 March for Life this January 22.

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Bishop announces new scholarship fund

January 19, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano introduced plans for launching the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund that will substantially create a new financial model for diocesan assistance to schools before a gathering of almost 200 Catholic school principals, pastors and administrative staff at the Catholic Center on November 19.

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Yankees’ Teixeira to Speak at Shehan Center/McGivney Center Fundraiser

January 16, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—With the notable exception of Don Mattingly, Mark Teixeira has been the most productive New York Yankees first baseman since the legendary Lou Gehrig. As a fielder, he may have no peers.

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Notre Dame HS student wins Gold
in figure skating

January 14, 2015

FAIRFIELD—Congratulations to Notre Dame High School’s Marisa Panuczak, class of '18, who competed in the ISI Lake Placid Championships for figure skating in early January.

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Spanish-speaking Catholics urge Diocese to help strengthen their parishes

January 11, 2015

NORWALK—"If we don't serve them, we're going to lose them," said a catechist from St. Charles Borromeo Church in Bridgeport of the growing number of Spanish speaking Catholics in cities and towns throughout the Diocese.

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Parish Reps embrace new diocesan Mobile App

January 10, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Excitement and interest filled the Queen of Saints Hall at the Catholic Center today when almost 50 parish representatives turned out for training in the use of the new diocesan mobile App that will be launched in February.

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Busy weekend set for Diocese of Bridgeport

January 09, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Two Synod consultation sessions, a training session for the new diocesan mobile app, and a reflection on the “Lord’s Prayer” are all on tap for this weekend.

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March for Life takes place January 22

January 07, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.—“Every Life is a Gift” will be the theme of the 2015 March for Life this January 22.

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Mass Mob Hits Fairfield County - February 22

January 06, 2015

STAMFORD—Church goers are on the move, mobbing parishes all throughout the county and making quite a statement.

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COMING SOON!

New Diocesan

Free Phone App
February 2015!
Details will be announced here,
and in the February 14 issue of the
Fairfield County Catholic Newspaper.
All things about our diocese
will be available on your phone!



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.

WEBSITE:
wyd.bridgeportdiocese.com


Scholarships available.
For info email Julie Rodgers at:
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
or call 203.416.1449



Diocese of Bridgeport Reorganization
Click here for article; click here for chart




2014 St. Augustine
Medal Recipients


  Click here for article, pictures,
and full list of nominees.


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