We had 28 children make the Sacrament of First Eucharist this weekend. Please keep them in your prayers.
Annual Catholic Appeal supports Diaconate Program
The Diaconate Formation Program supports the vocation and ministry of the deacon, beginning as an Inquirer through his journey to ordination and beyond. The Diocese of Bridgeport provides an integrated four and one-half year program that is structured around the four pillars of human, spiritual, academic, and pastoral dimensions – all supported through gifts to the Annual Catholic Appeal. Through prayer, study, and the grace of the Holy Spirit, the candidate undergoes a transformation of heart and mind as he prepares himself to be minister of the Word, Altar, and Charity. There are now 52 active deacons, 39 retired, most who continue to serve, and 8 men in formation. Our discussions with those interested in knowing more about our formation program is ongoing. When you give to the Annual Catholic Appeal, you support the formation of men who serve in our parishes and communities throughout the diocese for many years to come. “Through the Annual Catholic Appeal, our men in formation are accompanied and supported, without the financial burden to fulfill their “call” to the diaconate. This allows the men to focus on their studies and discern their vocation in preparation for supporting their assigned parishes upon ordination.” - Deacon Jerry Lambert, Director of the Diaconate and serving at St. Theresa Parish, Trumbull.
Outreach Committee Collection
Our Outreach Committee continues to accept donations of non-perishable foods and canned goods. From this point on, donations will be brought to our fellow parish, The Church of the Blessed Sacrament, in Bridgeport. Thank you in advance for your continued support and generosity. Donations can be left in the bin downstairs outside of McKeon Hall, and are generally picked up after the first weekend of the month.
Thursday, May 13, 2021 is Ascension Thursday, a Holy Day of Obligation.
Mass on Wednesday - Vigil 7:30 p.m. - sign-up
Masses on Thursday are:
8:30 a.m.- sign-up
12:00 noon - sign-up
7:30 p.m. - sign-up,
Annual Catholic Appeal
If you have not yet responded to the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal, please reflect upon the importance of your support to ministry and outreach that relies upon the charity of the Diocese of Bridgeport. The challenge is immediate and far-reaching, but the solution is within our reach! Please consider the following options when deciding upon the best way to support the Annual Catholic Appeal this year:
- Make a pledge and spread out your payments over 5 or 10 months
- Donate on-line by going to the diocesan website
- Check if your employer will match your gift through the Corporate Matching Gift Program
• Donate a one-time gift
• Contribute a gift of appreciated stocks or securities.
Whatever you decide, your gift will be greatly appreciated and make a difference in the lives of others.