Bishop in the Holy Land

October 23, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—During the past week Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has joined nearly 80 others on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. They have been walking in the footsteps of Our Lord Jesus, from the place of His birth, to the sites where he preached and ministered, to the most sacred places of His Passion, Death, Resurrection and Ascension into Heaven.

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A Joyous Week Around the Diocese

October 21, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—Last weekend was a time for good spirits and joy in the diocese. On Sunday Bishop Frank Caggiano cut the ribbon on the new addition to the Catherine Dennis Keefe, Queen of Clergy Residence in Stamford. You can see the joy on the faces of senior priests on the cover of this month's issue of Fairfield County Catholic.

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Are you a sports trivia expert?
Or do you just think you are?

October 20, 2016

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BRIDGEPORT—Sports fans do you really know sports? Test out your knowledge on October 24 when you and your team compete against other teams of sports fanatics during the 8th Annual “Stump the Schwab” competition to benefit the Cardinal Shehan Center’s After School & Saturday Program.

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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: or 203.372.6521 ext. 242.

AL’S ANGELS Holiday Toy Drive needs 10,000 toys this year. If you, your company, retail business, school etc would like to host a toy drive, contact Al Diguido at

THE GROTTO GIFT SHOP, located on the grounds of the Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield, 50 Montfort Rd., Rte. 118, Litchfield, will be open Mon.-Sat., 10:30 am to 4 pm, and Sun., 11:30 am to 4 pm. Advent wreaths, candles, & calendars are now in stock along with many new Christmas ornaments, cards & Fontanini Nativity sets. Come in and browse for unique gifts and books for all occasions, particularly baby & children's items. For further info, call 860.567.1041 or email:

CARDINAL SHEHAN CENTER’S 8th Annual “Stump the Schwab” – Can Howie Schwab, formerly of ESPN, stump your sports trivia knowledge? Register a team for the Cardinal Shehan Center’s “Stump the Schwab” contest on Mon., Oct. 24, and find out. Check-in and dinner at 5:30 pm; contest begins at 6:30. Location: Cast Iron Chop House (formerly Marissa’s Ristorante) at 6540 Main Street, Trumbull. For more info or to register, call 203.336.4468.

JOIN IN PRAYING the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary for Persecuted Christians from your home/car/office the first Tues. of every month (Nov. 1) at 7 pm with a conference phone number. How? Before 7 pm, call 877.216.5269 type in the pin number 96869.

FIRST FRIDAY LECTURE at St. Luke Parish, Westport, will take place Fri., Nov. 4, at 7:30 pm in the community room. Sr. M. Peter Lilian DiMaria, will speak on “The Spirituality of Aging.” The lecture will be preceded by a wine and cheese reception at 7 pm. 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. (Nov 4; Nov. 18) at 7:30. For more info and for directions, call Bette: 203.338.0503 or Peggy: 203.834.1287.

THE LITTLE MERMAID will be presented by the students of Sacred Heart Academy on Fri.-Sat., Nov. 4 at 8 pm, Nov. 5, at 2 and 8 pm at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven. Tickets: $27.50 for orchestra; $22.50 mezzanine; and $12.50 balcony. For tickets and more info, call 203.562.5666, visit or purchase at Sacred Heart Academy, 265 Benham St., Hamden.

ENTRANCE EXAM for Sacred Heart Academy, 265 Benham St., Hamden, will take place Sat., Nov. 5, from 8 am-12 noon on the school’s campus. All students applying for grades 9 and 10 are required to take the exam. To register, candidates must submit the Application for Admission online at with the $60 fee by Tues., Nov. 1.  For more info or to arrange an interview or “shadow day,” contact director of admissions Elaine Lamboley: 203.288.2309, ext. 307.

OPEN HOUSE for Pre-K3, Pre-K4, and Kindergarten will be held at Assumption Catholic School, Fairfield, on Sat., Nov. 5, beginning at 10 am. All three programs are full-day. Principal Steven Santoli will give an overview of the school's mission, educational programs and extracurricular programs. Teachers will be available to discuss their programs, and current students will give tours. Children are welcome to attend!  RSVP to Karen Guastelle, director of enrollment: 203.334.6271 or

VENDORS WANTED for the 24th Annual Holiday Craft Fair and Bazaar St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Parish, 138 Candlewood Lake Road, Brookfield. Fair will be held Sat., Nov. 12, from 10 am-4 pm. Vendor registration deadline: Fri., Oct. 28. To download a vendor application, visit or call Pat Spitzfaden: 203.775.9236.

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St. Catherine of Siena:
A Woman for Our Times

October 20, 2016

FAIRFIELD—Fairfield University’s Center for Catholic Studies presents Sister Nancy Murray, OP in a one-woman performance of St. Catherine of Siena: A Woman for Our Times, on Wednesday, November 9 at 7:30 pm. The performance will take place in the Dolan School of Business Dining Room. The 2016 Catholicism and the Arts “Lecture” is free and open to the public.

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Immaculate High School Scholarship Fundraiser Breakfast

October 19, 2016

DANBURY—Sister Clare Fitzgerald, SSND was the keynote speaker at Immaculate High School's first Annual Scholarship Breakfast.

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Reversing the mission

October 18, 2016

WATERFORD, Ireland—The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus launched a new mission in Waterford, Ireland this August. In reflecting on the sacrifices religious priests, sisters and brothers made in coming to the United States as missionaries, the Apostles felt it only fitting to return this gesture in some small way.

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St. Mary Catholic Scouting Diaper Drive

October 18, 2016

RIDGEFIELD—The St. Mary Catholic Scouts of Ridgefield hosted a Diaper Drive outside of their local Stop & Shop on October 9. The response was amazing. Scouts handed out a small list of items and invited shoppers to add a much needed baby item on to their grocery list and then deposit it in the Pack n Play on their way out of the store.

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Painting for a Purpose

October 18, 2016

NORWALK—Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Council 14360 in Norwalk continued their strong relationship with Malta House on October 8 when some Brother Knights did some more painting at the facility and plans are in the works to continue more work in January.

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Saluting' Mothers of the Parish

October 18, 2016

STAMFORD—The Stamford District Council of Catholic Women held their annual Mothers of the Parish presentation on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima on October 13 at Sacred Heart Parish.

Father Matthew Mauriello, diocesan CCW moderator and Chaplain at St. Camillus Nursing Home in Stamford, presided over the service.

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Bishop: Medal is an outside sign
of what’s already in their hearts

October 15, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—“Wear this medal with our gratitude and recognition as an outside sign of what is already in your heart and soul. The medal simply allows the world to know that what they see on the outside already exists on the inside,” said Bishop Frank J. Caggiano to the 160 St. Augustine Medal recipients this afternoon at St. Augustine Cathedral.

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Around the Diocese in 60 Seconds!

October 14, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—It was a week for gratitude, prayer and celebration! Sunday started on a joyful note when Bishop Frank J. Caggiano cut the ceremonial ribbon on the new 16-suite wing of the Catherine Dennis Keefe Queen of Clergy Residence in Stamford.

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Immigration Rights is Topic
at St. Matthew Church

October 14, 2016

NORWALK—Nearly one in seven Connecticut residents is an immigrant, according to a 2015 report from the American Immigration Council. Understanding the law and how to apply basic rights are among the many challenges faced by immigrants.

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Bishop cuts ribbon on renovated "Upper School" at Greenwich Catholic

October 13, 2016

GREENWICH—The fall sun was shining brightly on the Greenwich Catholic School community as they gathered together at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly expanded and renovated Upper School building on October 10.

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Bishop: Time to Re-imagine how
we live faithfully in the modern world

October 12, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—Changing times demand that we re-imagine how we live faithfully in the modern world, which has turned its back on the Gospel,” said Bishop Frank J. Caggiano at last night’s Vespers Prayer Service for members of the parish Strategic Plan Taskforces.

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St Augustine Medal Ceremony
this Weekend

October 12, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—The Saint Augustine Medal of Service prayer service and awards ceremony will be held at St. Augustine Cathedral on Saturday, October 15, beginning at 1 pm. A reception will follow at Kolbe-Cathedral High School on the grounds of the cathedral campus.

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2016 St. Augustine Medal Recipients

of the Diocese of Bridgeport
to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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