King’s 92nd birthday, Bishop Burbidge said: “Through Dr. King’s witness and the power of his echoing words, he championed the inherent God-given dignity of all persons, particularly those subjected to bigotry and prejudice.”, He added, “In his courageous fight against racism and bigotry, Dr. King relied upon faith and prayer. It also includes Fishers Island in New York. Separate suits filed by three brothers in 8/07 & 11/07 alleging abuse in the late 1970s. Gregory J. Fairbanks, a church historian who is Dean of the School of Diaconal Formation at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Penn., says that during plagues and pandemics, heroism has been a common characteristic demonstrated by followers of Christ. Annual Catholic Appeal ›› Follow the Bishop for daily reflections and weekly videos., St. Mary/Putnam Cemetery – Greenwich Given the spread of the coronavirus, the practice has the advantage of not requiring the priest to touch multiple people. Email:, Deacon John DiTaranto Fairfield County Catholic Editor, Writer, Reporter, Newsdesk 203.416.1338. 238 Jewett Avenue By Monsignor Stephen M. DiGiovanni, H.E.D., Author of The Catholic Church in Fairfield County. Some of our cemeteries offer community mausoleums for those who prefer above ground burial.”, Dean Gestal, Director of Catholic Cemeteries, Home ›› Credibly Accused Clergy, Visiting from Other Dioceses, who served in the Diocese of Bridgeport Jose Daniel Alberran As of Jan. 28, 2020, the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of … “Thank you again for your prayers, and know of mine for you, for your families, and for an end to this pandemic.”. Yet these same words from Jesus invite us to a “deep and profound reflection, a question for the heart, and the answer to that question makes all the difference between heaven and earth,” he said. “It is my belief that the successful implementation of this plan will lead to long term and systemic change. Bible Studies ›› ​Students who are inducted into the National Society are required to have a minimum 3.5 GPA. King relied on faith, prayer to fight racism,, Diocese releases Strategic Plan for Catholic Schools, St. Joseph H.S. Employment Opportunities ›› Mia Alicea – Softball – American International College – Division II What will happen is that we will begin to get a glimpse of the love God already has for you and me–the love that invites us to greatness in him and to be different from those around us, and authentic in faith.”. Connecticut Catholic Corner is an official distributor of EWTN Press Releases. Coordinator of Diaconate Office and Formation, Phone: (203) 416-1451 When the pandemic made its way to her community, she decided to start visiting her students at home. In the words of the parents, “Her visits are very good because we feel supported, we’re happy, we’re not alone.”. The Latin, Italian, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese versions of the note also specify that the mask should cover the priests’ “nose and mouth.”. Working with Progressive Diagnostics, the Diocese has opened additional test sites at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Wilton and at Immaculate High School Retreat Center in Danbury. Danbury Students:​ Stephanie Antonios ‘22, Nikolas Badinelli ‘22, Caitlin Doherty ‘22, William Doran ‘22, Eduardo Dos Santos ‘21, Danielle Garcia ‘22, Alexys Garden ‘21, Julia Goodwin ‘21, Wyatt Jarboe ‘22, Ernst Koch ’22, Sara MacKinnon ‘22, Kiera McCoy ‘22, Caroline Merritt ‘22, Anish Nanda ‘22, Quy Ngoc Huynh “Victoria” Nguyen ‘21, Conor O’Keefe ‘22, Gabriela Ortiz ‘22, Mario Perez ‘22, Matthew Riggs ‘21, Lynn Sanchez ‘22, Magdalena Swierczek ‘22, Caroline Tucker ‘22, Amanda Tureaud ‘22, Joseph Williams ‘22, Jake Windas ‘22, Bethel Students: ​Chloe Gleissner ‘22, Richard Lawlor ‘22, Audrey Quish ‘22, Christopher Suarez ‘22, Oona Tuccinardi ‘22, Brookfield Students: ​Arianna Petta ‘22, Nathanial Varda ‘22, Alexis Walsh ‘22, Ridgefield Students:​ Patrik Backus ‘22, John Christopher Karle ‘22, Kennedi Muller ‘22, Redding Students:​ Allie Bellone ‘22, Chloe Bellone ‘22, Calista Dudas ‘22, Carolyn Jandura ‘22, Julong Williams ‘22, Newtown Students: ​Katerina Crowe ‘22, Grace McLoughlin ‘22, Sophia Pertoso ‘22, Steven Reese ‘22, Thai Sapenter ‘22, Sandy Hook Students: ​Logan McAloon ‘21, Walker Prevedi ‘22, New Fairfield Students: ​Sarra Darby ‘22, Anna Flaherty ‘22, Susan Radliff ‘22, Lilly Zuccala ‘22, New Milford Students: ​Matthew Reeves ‘22, Bridgewater Students: ​Lauren Manning ‘22, North Salem, NY Students:​ Diana DiVestea ‘22, South Salem, NY Students: ​Ryan Tappan ‘22, Wingdale, NY Students: ​Harrison Palmer ‘21, Offices of the Diocese of Bridgeport He also asked the seminarians to dig graves in the cemeteries, and they all volunteered. I am especially grateful to our Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Steven Cheeseman, and his team in the Office of the Superintendent, as well as the members of the Education Commission of the Diocese who spend countless hours supporting our schools with their expertise,” said Bishop Frank J. Caggiano. Job, “wounded and healed,” confesses his faith in the Lord. On June 26, 1881, St. Peter's parish, Hartford, celebrated "the centenary of the first Mass in Connecticut." The bishop said it’s not the clothes we walk in that matter in life, but what makes us different is the dust we accumulate—the testament and witness we give to the sacred. Diocese of Bridgeport map 1.png 326 × 240; 15 KB. Annual Catholic Appeal ›› Part III will reflect on “Standing with Christ during the Crisis.”). Many of the victims woke up in good health and were dead within 24 hours because their lungs filled up with fluid and they suffocated. If you have questions, concerns, or need further clarification, please call our office: (203) 416-1494., St. Michael Cemetery – Stratford There are 82 parishes in the diocese. ​Membership is offered to juniors and seniors who meet the criteria established by the National Association of Secondary School Principals in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. sparkCounter326875 = 1; Useful Links ›› Blacks suffered, said Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Arlington. In seeking a new and deeper direction in our lives, we may not find an immediate answer. Pope Francis had announced during an interview with Italian television station Tg5 on Sunday that he planned to receive the vaccine this week. to host an NCAA signing/Commitment Day, Foundations in Education Gala Scheduled for May 6, World Sick Day, pope calls for health care for all, Vatican asks priests to ‘sprinkle’ ashes on heads, Pope says he was ‘astonished’ by violence at Capitol, Bishop resumes Public Ministry after quarantine,, Heroic Witness and Safeguarding lives during pandemics, Decree Establishes the Quasi-Parish Notre Dame Du Perpetuel Secours, Immaculate High School Inducts New Members to National Honor Society. Enjoy these fun photos: Preschoolers jump for joy on their first day back in the new year; two Kindergarten students exchange Advent Angel gifts on the Feast of the Epiphany and first grade students place hay out for the camels on the Feast of the Epiphany then receive coins and little kings to celebrate the day. The following St Joes Seniors will participate: Jack Fearnley – Lacrosse – Binghamton University – Division I He also asks for prayers for all those who have lost a loved one and those who are currently afflicted with the virus. We're committed to perserving these resting places as a symbol of our Catholic belief. “Investing resources in the care and assistance of the sick is a priority linked to the fundamental principle that health is a primary common good,” Pope Francis wrote in his message, which was released by the Vatican January 12. Sign up below. An example within his own community occurred a century ago during the Spanish flu of 1918, when 300 seminarians from St. Charles assisted at area hospitals and helped bury many of those who died in their homes in Philadelphia. Diocese of Hartford, established by Gregory XVI, 18 Sept., 1843.When erected it embraced the States of Connecticut and Rhode Island.As Providence was the most considerable city, the Bishop of Hartford resided there until 1872, when a new see was erected (see DIOCESE OF PROVIDENCE).As now constituted, the Diocese of Hartford is coextensive with the State of Connecticut. We encourage all non-essential cemetery questions to be conducted via email, USPS, or telephone whenever possible. (Weather permitting). Catholic Charities Inc Archdiocese (24) Sacred Heart University (9) Trinity Health At Home (9) Trinity Health (8) Regina Caeli (7) ESF Camps (6) Fairfield University (6) Diocese of Bridgeport (6) Catholic Charities of Fairfield County (5) Catholic Charities - Archdiocese of Hartford (5) The Archdiocese of Hartford (4) Trinity Health Of New England (3) Coordinator of Diaconate Continuing Formation. Pope Francis praised the “silent multitude of men and women,” who, as the pandemic continues, do not look away, but help their patients or their neighbors. document.write('<'+'div id="placement_277044_'+plc277044+'">'); The results of his follow-up tests (PCR and antibody) taken on Wednesday, December 30 were negative and showed no antibodies to the virus. BRIDGEPORT- The Diocese of Bridgeport has released the 2021-2024 Strategic Plan for Catholic Schools: “To Make All Things New.” This strategic plan focuses on four strategic priorities including ensuring a vibrant Catholic identity, fostering academic excellence, and strengthening the operational vitality and financial stability of schools. Grace Hickey – Soccer – Ithaca College – Division III “The danger is real.”, When another person is suffering, he said, Jesus “asks us to stop and listen, to establish a direct and personal relationship with others, to feel empathy and compassion, and to let their suffering become our own as we seek to serve them.”, Being sick makes one realize his or her “own vulnerability and innate need of others,” the pope said. “The current pandemic has exacerbated inequalities in our health care systems and exposed inefficiencies in the care of the sick,” the pope wrote in his message for the 2021 World Day of the Sick, which the Catholic Church marks February 11, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. Call: 203-416-1491 or send us a message with the form below. “We must understand it, so it is not repeated—learn from history, right?”. Get you questions answered and learn about our cemetery locations and services. King took note of the coronavirus pandemic, which exposed “the fault lines” of racial inequity. 2020 Holy Days Calendar ›› The church architecture is notable as an example of the adaptive reuse of an early twentieth-century estate carriage house; it has been substantially renovated over the years for more serviceable ecclesiastical means. Justin Keeler – Baseball – Brandeis University – Division III Margarita gives her lessons in an open space – usually outside on a patio, on rocks, or under shady trees. Hope and transformative love were central to his message, as he reminded us, ‘Hate is too great a burden to bear.’”, Bishop Burbidge said, “Sadly, despite significant achievements, the sin of racism continues to affect men, women and children in communities across the nation.{handler: function(opt){ AdButler.register(167591, 277043, [300,250], 'placement_277043_', opt); }, opt: { place: plc277043++, keywords: abkw, domain: '', click:'CLICK_MACRO_PLACEHOLDER' }}); function loadTextAd(sparkCounter, id, setID) { var AdButler = AdButler || {}; = || []; Consistent with CDC guidelines, he immediately went into quarantine and pursued follow-up testing. On Norwich diocese’s list 2/22/19. James Coyle, pastor of St. Paul’s Church in Birmingham, Alabama, saw the city’s churches shuttered after the governor ordered schools, houses of worship and theaters to close to prevent spreading the flu. var plc325104 = window.plc325104 || 0; A realistic strategic plan for growth supports the entire diocesan school system and encourages further investment in schools challenged by demographics or other serious impediments, he said. Diocesan COVID-19 Policy: The Diocese has consistently followed and often exceeded all state and local recommendations and has also added a registration feature to Mass attendance, so that congregations can be notified if any who attended a service later becomes aware of a positive test. “When our faith is reduced to empty words, unconcerned with the lives and needs of others, the creed we profess proves inconsistent with the life we lead,” the pope wrote. Madeline Fried – Soccer – Villanova University – Division I My special thanks to the teachers of our Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport! Credibly Accused Clergy, Visiting from Other Dioceses, who served in the Diocese of Bridgeport Jose Daniel Alberran As of Jan. 28, 2020, the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of … “Every moment we are invited to be intentionally with Jesus, to desire to spend time with him, to learn and imitate him, and allow him to lead us. Student-athletes, alongside their parents, will celebrate their achievements at a signing/commitment event in St. Joseph High School’s newly renovated gymnasium on Thursday, January 21 at 9 am. Burials service will take place with immediate family only maximum. Wearing a mask and carrying hand sanitizer, she visits 4 – 5 students per day, spending extra time with those who need additional help.{handler: function(opt){ AdButler.register(167591, 277045, [300,250], 'placement_277045_', opt); }, opt: { place: plc277045++, keywords: abkw, domain: '', click:'CLICK_MACRO_PLACEHOLDER' }}); if (!window.AdButler){(function(){var s = document.createElement("script"); s.async = true; s.type = "text/javascript";s.src = '';var n = document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]; n.parentNode.insertBefore(s, n);}());} id="abta326875" + sparkCounter326875; What would you really desire? var abkw = window.abkw || ''; For more information, updates, and a complete listing of Diocesan public health and safety measures in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, visit Dean Gestal, director of diocesan Catholic Cemeteries, said that…, Catholic Cemeteries respond to the crisis. It’s more than just academics: these students provide many hours of service to the community and are leaders among their peers,” says Dana Pickney, advisor of the National Honor Society. The Bishop was then advised to retake the PCR test the following week until he received a second negative result. Find Archdiocese of Hartford reviews and more on The Catholic Directory. The vaccination campaign against Covid-19 in the Vatican which began on Wednesday continues with both Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI receiving their first doses of the vaccine. Every Press Release comes directly from EWTN's Director of Communications Michelle Johnson or David Clark Assistant Director of Communications to CCC to be published as is on this Catholic … Baltimore (Archdiocese), Maryland Baton Rouge (Diocese), Louisiana Beaumont (Diocese), Texas Belleville (Diocese), Illinois Biloxi (Diocese), Mississippi Birmingham (Diocese), Alabama Bismarck (Diocese), North Dakota Boise City (Diocese), Idaho Boston (Archdiocese), Massachusetts Bridgeport (Diocese), Connecticut Brooklyn (Diocese), New York King’s youngest child, during a Jan. 11 forum, “The Urgency of Creating the Beloved Community.”. By Cindy Wooden   I   Catholic News Service. The bishop, who resumed saying his weekly online Mass from the Catholic Center chapel after nearly two weeks in quarantine following a positive Covid-19 test, said the Gospel of John (1: 35-42) leaves us all with a burning question in life, “What do you really want?{handler: function(opt){ AdButler.register(167591, 325978, [300,250], 'placement_325978_', opt); }, opt: { place: plc325978++, keywords: abkw, domain: '', click:'CLICK_MACRO_PLACEHOLDER' }}); ARLINGTON, Va. (CNS) — The Rev. Pope Francis said he could not explain “suicidal denialism,” but “people must take the vaccine.”. Joseph High School, southern Connecticut’s premier college preparatory school, announced today the names of thirteen senior student-athletes who will sign National Letters of Intent (NLI) or Celebratory Letters in four different sports. St. Michael Prayer ››, © All Rights Reserved. As a result, to date, there is no evidence of communal spread as a result of anyone attending Mass in the Diocese. (For more information on St. Rose of Lima school, visit their website at: BRIDGEPORT- The Diocese of Bridgeport has released the 2021-2024 Strategic Plan for Catholic Schools: “To Make All Things New.”. He exposes himself to much danger, but so far he has been preserved by the special grace of God. Martin Luther King, the slain civil rights leader who is honored with a federal holiday the third Monday of January, “relied upon faith and prayer” to combat the racism and prejudice he and other U.S. I am not selling it. Learn about Archdiocese of Hartford, Diocese in Hartford, Connecticut. FALL RIVER, Mass. Max Kimmel – Lacrosse – Roger Williams University – Division III May there soon be a fiat lux — ‘Let there be light.’”, (The above report is Part II of a three-part series by Joe Pisani on “The Church during plagues and pandemics.” Part 1 offered a look at how the Church of today’s pandemic and the Church that coped with the plague are united in their faith and attempts to safeguard life. Call: 203-416-1491 or send us a message with the form below. The Catholic Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that gives endowments to parishes, schools, and other organizations in the Diocese of Norwich. You will be contacted soon! The Sexual Assault team at Merson Law specializes in Catholic Clergy and Priest Sex Abuse and Sexual Assault cases.. Episcopal Church in Connecticut 290 Pratt Street, Box 52 Meriden, CT 06450. A maximum of 100 people can attend each burial service. 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