Episcopal Church in Connecticut 290 Pratt Street, Box 52 Meriden, CT 06450. He says he cannot do otherwise — indeed, the city has no other help and consolation.”, Three centuries later, Servant of God Fr. Diocese of Hartford: 28 November 1843: Erected: Diocese of Boston: Diocese of Hartford (erected) (Connecticut and Rhode Island) 16 February 1872: Territory Lost: Diocese of Hartford Diocese of Providence (erected) 12 February 1875: Metropolitan Changed: Diocese of Burlington (from New York to Boston) Diocese of Hartford (from New York to Boston) Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich 201 Broadway Norwich, CT 06360-4328 Phone: 860-887-9294 Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich 201 Broadway Norwich, CT 06360-4328 Phone: 860-887-9294 He gave last rites to the dying and baptized newborns. Given the spread of the coronavirus, the practice has the advantage of not requiring the priest to touch multiple people. StPeter.Danbury@diobpt.org, St. Michael Cemetery – Stratford Madison Fitzgerald – Softball – Bryant University – Division I Instead, like St. Charles, he stayed and ministered to the sick and dying in one of the poorest neighborhoods. var AdButler = AdButler || {}; AdButler.ads = AdButler.ads || []; 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 … 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. var abkw = window.abkw || ''; Above all else, schools must be “Catholic First”, Schools must provide academically superior educational programs, Schools must demonstrate the vitality and financial stability, Community stakeholders, including staff, parents, pastors, and board members must work collaboratively and engage the wider community in support of the school. The bishop said that we all wish to be happy in life, but if we seek pleasure, power or possessions in an inordinate way, we are looking for the wrong thing. He succeeds William E. Lori, appointed March 19, 2001, who served until 2012, when he was installed as Archbishop of Baltimore. document.writeln("<\/scr" + "ipt>"); All In-ground Burials and Mausoleum Entombments (COVID-19 and non COVID-19), “At the Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Bridgeport, we are committed to providing cemetery property for the sacred religious function of burial. id="abta326875" + sparkCounter326875; On June 26, 1881, St. Peter's parish, Hartford, celebrated "the centenary of the first Mass in Connecticut." Pictured: A woman holds a placard with an image of the Rev. King took note of the coronavirus pandemic, which exposed “the fault lines” of racial inequity. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn), In a statement issued Jan. 15, on what would have been Rev. Cemetery Offices ›› 238 Jewett Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06606, Fairfield County Catholic ›› Just after Christmas the Diocese announced that the bishop had tested positive for Covid-19 during his regular weekly test of December 28. The Sexual Assault team at Merson Law specializes in Catholic Clergy and Priest Sex Abuse and Sexual Assault cases.. “Allow me to suggest that if one of those three wishes is not to be covered in the dust of the example of Jesus Christ, then you and I in the weeks ahead have a lot of work to do.”. Bridgeport, CT 06606, Tel: (203) 416-1400 They include priests in hospitals, nursing homes and churches who ministered to the sick and the dying. 49 Catholic School jobs available in Connecticut on Indeed.com. Useful Links ›› Archdiocese asked supreme court to overturn the verdict as of 9/12/14. St. Rose School is looking forward to their Virtual Open House on January 31st and special activities for Catholic Schools Week! By Monsignor Stephen M. DiGiovanni, H.E.D., Author of The Catholic Church in Fairfield County. 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Email: DnLambert@diobpt.org, Deacon John DiTaranto “I can confirm that as part of the vaccination program of the Vatican City State, as of today, the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine has been administered to Pope Francis and to the Pope Emeritus,” said Matteo Bruni, director of the Holy See Press Office in response to journalists’ questions. I love the Connecticut Catholic Men’s Conference and will share my experience with anyone who asks about it. As we work to address this evil, we must remember that what we ultimately seek is a genuine conversion of hearts that will compel change.”, He added, “Together, let us pray that those harboring the burden of hate yield to the Prince of Peace, the source of salvation and love, Jesus Christ.”, “Our world has dramatically changed” from the last King holiday, said Bernice King, Rev. document.write('<'+'div id="placement_325104_'+plc325104+'">'); Connecticut Catholic Corner is an official distributor of EWTN Press Releases. Catechism classes were conducted on street corners, and priests heard confessions in the doorways of homes and brought Communion to the faithful on Sundays. “Such closeness is a precious balm that provides support and consolation to the sick in their suffering,” he said. “And because the grave diggers couldn’t keep up with the number of burials, bodies were piling up in rows at the city’s cemeteries.”. Coordinator of Diaconate Continuing Formation. “That alone satisfies your heart and mine… The question is, how do we go about finding it?”, The bishop said that in the time of Jesus, there was a saying that devout young Jewish men “desired to be covered with the dust of the Rabbi.”, A young man was chosen and formed by the Rabbi who allowed him to enter into the community of life with other young men, “so that he could learn what the Rabbi knew, follow his example, share food at his table, and walk close enough behind him to be covered in the dust of his sandals, so that he might fall in love with God.”. They include volunteers working with their parishes and Catholic Charities, who responded to the increased demand by the needy who were homeless, jobless and without food. Consistent with CDC guidelines, he immediately went into quarantine and pursued follow-up testing. “As Christians, we experience that closeness as a sign of the love of Jesus Christ, the Good Samaritan, who draws near with compassion to every man and woman wounded by sin.”, Jesus’ commandment to love one another also applies to a Christian’s relationship with a person who is sick, the pope said. Ethnic Outreach The Catholic Church embraces its ethnic diversity. It is against that backdrop that this strategic plan, To Make All Things New has been developed,” Dr. Cheeseman said. 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. For information on Progressive Diagnostics test sites and appointments throughout Fairfield County, contact: https://progressive-diagnostics.com. Any communications or interactions related to a COVID-19 burial will be handled with an abundance of caution. If you have questions, concerns, or need further clarification, please call our office: (203) 416-1494. var abkw = window.abkw || ''; 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) Dr. Steven Cheeseman, Superintendent of Diocesan Catholic Schools, said the plan enables the schools to think strategically about their future while remaining student-centered and faith-focused. 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. Holiday Schedule ››, Gate of Heaven Cemetery – Trumbull This January, four seminarians from the Diocese of Bridgeport will begin studies at St. Charles and join 149 others from dioceses across the nation. The following students were inducted into the National Honor Society during a virtual ceremony that can be viewed here. 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 Bible Studies ›› Darkness is over the face of the city. Margarita gives her lessons in an open space – usually outside on a patio, on rocks, or under shady trees. In the fourth century, when another plague spread across the empire, Eusebius, bishop of Caesarea, wrote: “In the midst of such illness, the Christians alone showed their sympathy and humanity through their deeds. “With a concern that the true economic impact of the pandemic has not yet been fully revealed, we have to reexamine the financial health of our schools to reimagine how we share resources and services across schools, how we determine funding strategies given the financial strains of our families, and how we determine the number and location of schools needed in the system given demographic shift and community engagement,” Dr. Cheeseman said. We encourage all non-essential cemetery questions to be conducted via email, USPS, or telephone whenever possible. Will we ever take these things for granted again? In a column that appeared October 1918, he wrote: “Indeed, the times are out of joint. The Catholic Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that gives endowments to parishes, schools, and other organizations in the Diocese of Norwich. One Capuchin friar said of him: “He fears nothing. Connecticut's Catholic population reached nearly 750,000 — 33 percent of the state's 2.25 million residents — in 1953. A Roman Catholic Diocese in Connecticut has disclosed the names of two more priests who it says have been credibly accused of sexual abuse. Job, “wounded and healed,” confesses his faith in the Lord. Interested in hearing what we're up to? Use the arrow buttons to page through the document below. Site Design by Magtype Computer Resources, Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions | Podcast RSS, 238 Jewett Avenue var plc277044 = window.plc277044 || 0; “I don’t know why some people say, ‘No, the vaccine is dangerous,’ but if physicians present it to you as something that will do good, that doesn’t carry particular dangers, why not take it?” he said. “This is the result of political decisions, resource management and a greater or lesser commitment on the part of those holding positions of responsibility.”. Martin Luther King Jr. during a silent prayer walk near his memorial in Washington April 4, 2018. The Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport says Bishop Frank Caggiano is in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. 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. Learn about Archdiocese of Hartford, Diocese in Hartford, Connecticut. “They really showed that their faith could lead them through the difficulties of their times, whether it be plague or great periods of war or whatever the cause.”. Died 12/16/02. On top of those, King said, the United States conducted “the world’s most costly, contentious and challenging election of our times, which threatened to disenfranchise millions of voters,” And after that, a mob sought to “stop the democratic process, incited by this country’s leader,” she added. var plc277043 = window.plc277043 || 0; “Thank you again for your prayers, and know of mine for you, for your families, and for an end to this pandemic.”. ​Students who are inducted into the National Society are required to have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Burial crews will wear full protective suits during all burials, including gloves and masks. The annual gala brings together business, political and charitable leaders throughout Fairfield County. The Bishop was then advised to retake the PCR test the following week until he received a second negative result. Samantha Miller – Lacrosse – Hartwick College – Division III, “We are so proud of the academic and athletic accomplishments of all our student-athletes,” remarked Kevin Butler, Assistant Principal for Athletics. Find Archdiocese of Hartford reviews and more on The Catholic Directory. Contents. Apply to Coach, Developmental Service Worker, Operations Manager and more! The congregation’s note on the “distribution of ashes in time of pandemic” was published on the congregation’s website January 12 and directs priests to say “the prayer for blessing the ashes” and then sprinkle “the ashes with holy water, without saying anything.”, “Then he addresses all those present and only once says the formula as it appears in the Roman Missal, applying it to all in general: ‘Repent and believe in the Gospel’ or ‘Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.’”, “The priest then cleanses his hands, puts on a face mask and distributes the ashes to those who come to him or, if appropriate, he goes to those who are standing in their places,” it said. What would you really want?” he asked. else The Strategic Planning Committee developed the To Make All Things New plan based on four fundamental guiding principles: The Strategic planning process was led by the Education Commission of the Diocese of Bridgeport who work collaboratively with the Superintendent to provide students with an academically rigorous education rooted in the Catholic faith and to ensure the future viability and vitality of our Catholic schools. Madeline Fried – Soccer – Villanova University – Division I Paul Herbert when he was an altar boy in the 1990s. 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. 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