Safe Environments - Protecting God's Children

The Diocese of Bridgeport requires that all volunteers attend one three-hour session called Protecting God's Children. This includes: Ushers, Lectors, Choir Members, Teachers of Religious Education.

Awareness training sessions called Protecting God's Children for Adults are being held across the Diocese by VIRTUS trained facilitators. This is a special 3-hour training that teaches adults in the Catholic community to create safer environments and become part of the solution to prevent child abuse. This training has met with positive responses from parents and volunteers from across our Diocese. The training provides adults with awareness of the issues surrounding child sexual abuse and some important steps that we can all take for the protection of children. Adults learn about the warning signs of potential sex offenders and unsafe situations that could place a child or a vulnerable adult at risk of abuse. At every session adults learn how to respond if they should suspect abuse and how to make a report in the State of CT and in the Diocese of Bridgeport. Participants are provided with an overview of the Diocese of Bridgeport Code of Conduct and our Diocesan Policy relating to Sexual Abuse of Minors.

To register for the awareness training please go to Virtus On-line and select Registration. Then select Bridgeport, CT. You will be directed to the most current schedule of upcoming sessions in your area. All participants who attend this training will receive a card as proof of attendance.

All parents, grandparents, and interested parishioners are welcome and encouraged to attend Protecting God's Children. Employees and volunteers from the Archdiocese of Hartford and the Diocese of Norwich are welcome to attend. Please notify your local Safe Environment Office if you are from another Diocese.

Parish Nurse Corner

health

“Listen to the noise they make like the rumbling of chariots, like the roar of fire sweeping across a field of stubble, or like a mighty army moving into battle”” - Joel 2:5

Ears are sensitive organs and loud noises can damage them. If you have trouble hearing the person next to you speak, the noise is already in the danger level. Normal conversation, alarm clocks, and street sounds measure 80 decibels (dB) which is just under the point that is safe (85 dB). Sounds from rock music, chain saws, subways, lawnmowers, and snowmobiles range from 90-110 dBs and over time will cause hearing loss. To prevent this type of permanent loss, wear earplugs to soften the sound and when possible, limit your time around any loud noise.

2017 Annual Catholic Appeal

ACA 2017

Renewed in Faith Hope and Charity

The 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal is now underway in the diocese. To view some of the charitable initiatives, please view the video below that displays some of the programs & beneficiaries. 

As a parish it would be an accomplishment to meet our goal and increase parishioner participation. Please pray for a successful campaign. Thank you. Father Prince.

Coffee Hour

coffee2The Parish Coffee Hour is held most Sundays following the 9:30 am Mass.

Baked goods are always welcome! There are usually 2 families who volunteer to host each Sunday. The first Sunday of the month is always hosted by the Prime Timers.If you would like to host a coffee hour please contact Cyndi Markovitz.