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.

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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.

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Immaculate boys win Class S indoor track title; Mustang girls take second

February 15, 2017

(from newstimes.com)

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).

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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.

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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 rsantoli@kolbecaths.org 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: tmarzik@notredame.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


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 (Feb. 17; March 3) at 7:30. For more info and for directions, call Bette: 203.338.0503 or Peggy: 203.834.1287.


ENCOURAGE apostolate for friends and family of loved ones with same sex attractions or gender ID issues, meets the third Sat. of the month (Feb. 18) at 10:30 am and is strictly confidential. For more info contact the Norwalk Chapter: EnCourageNorwalk@gmail.com.


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 catholic.ya.danbury@gmail.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 frjosephgill@gmail.com.


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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.

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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. 

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Catholic Underground Tonight!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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ACA “Roadshow” visits Danbury

February 03, 2017

DANBURY—More than 80 parishioners from the greater Danbury area attended the recent Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) reception at Ethan Allen Hotel in Danbury.

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Bishop unveils plans for new PreK-Grade elementary school in Stamford

February 01, 2017

STAMFORD—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has introduced “Imagine 2020,” a plan for Catholic elementary education in Stamford that will create a single, new PreK-Grade-8 elementary school in the town.

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With support of new Foundation
in Education Innovation will guide
Catholic Education in the Diocese

February 01, 2017

FAIRFIELD—Innovation, investment, and transformation of Catholic education in the Diocese of Bridgeport were the focus of the formal launch of Foundations in Education this morning at Sacred Heart University.

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Thoughtful reflections from students

February 01, 2017

BRIDGEPORT—This year, National Catholic Schools week runs from January 29-February 4. Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week has been the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States.

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This week, Around the Diocese
takes us to Trumbull, New Canaan,
Stamford, Bridgeport, and beyond!

There's a lot happening in our Diocese!


Join us for a special academic convocation and conferral of an honorary degree onto Archbishop Christophe Pierre

Wednesday, February 22, at 2pm
Chapel of the Holy Spirit
Sacred Heart University
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THE VISION OF POPE FRANCIS FOR THE CHURCH IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Featuring special guest speaker Archbishop Christophe Pierre

Wednesday, February 22, at 7pm
Chapel of the Holy Spirit
Sacred Heart University
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(2/1/2017) Bishop unveils Stamford elementary school plan



(2/5/2017) Bishop addresses Shelton/Monroe Parents - Presentation



(2/5/2017) Bishop addresses Shelton/Monroe Parents - Q & A

 



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Centers of Mercy
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Tuesdays, from 7-8:30 pm:
St. Catherine of Siena, Trumbull
(with Eucharistic Adoration)

St. Joseph, Brookfield
Our Lady of the Assumption, Fairfield (with Eucharistic Adoration)

Wednesdays, from 7–8 pm: 
St. Pius X, Fairfield

Thursdays, from 7–8:30 pm:
St. Theresa, Trumbull
Sacred Heart, Danbury
St. Charles Borromeo, Bridgeport

Monday through Friday,
from 11:30 am–12 noon:

St. Augustine Cathedral, Bridgeport



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