Discernment Retreat

If you are a single man between the ages of 18-35 and you think that Lord might be inviting you to the priesthood, please consider attending the annual Discernment Retreat with Bishop Caggiano.  

There will be conferences, Mass, individual meetings with the Vocation Director, and time to prayerfully reflect on God's desire for your life.  For those who are able, we encourage an overnight stay on Friday at St. John Fisher Seminary.  To register for this event, please contact Fr. John Connaughton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Date: January 13-14, 2018

Place: St. John Fisher Seminary

St. Andrew Dinners

Throughout the year the Vocations Office arranges for high school-aged men who are considering the possibility that the Lord is calling them to the priesthood to attend a dinner with Bishop Caggiano.  If you are a priest who knows a young man who might have a vocation please contact the Vocations Director, Fr. John Connaughton, at 203 322 5331 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , so that we can plan accordingly. If you are a young man who is interested in attending this event, please contact your parish priest or chaplain and let him know.

Dates & Locations:

October 25, 2017 at St. John Fisher Seminary

January 24, 2018 at the Bishop's Trumbull Residence

March 21, 2018 in Danbury (Location TBD)

Candidacy

Join us at St. Pius X Church in Fairfield as those seminarians who have completed their study of philosophy officially become candidates for Holy Orders and prepare to begin theological studies at a major seminary faculty. This event is open to the public.

Date: May 13, 2018

Place: St. Pius X Church, 834 Brookside Dr. in Fairfield, CT

Time: 12 Noon

Ordination to the Order of Deacon

Celebrate with us the great occasion of Diaconal Ordination, where the candidate finally receives the sacrament of Holy Orders and enters the clerical state. As a deacon a man can begin reading the gospel during liturgy, preaching, and administering baptism.  The deacon also has a special ministry to the poor and of service to the members of the Church. This event is open to the public.

Date: May 19, 2018

Place: St. Augustine Cathedral

Time: 11am

 

Ordination to Priesthood

The culmination of each year is the ordination of men to the Sacred Priesthood, in which they are conformed to Christ the High Priest and given the power to administer the sacraments, especially the Eucharist and Reconciliation. Please come and celebrate with the local church of Bridgeport this most sacred and joyous event.

Date: June 2, 2018

Place: St. Joseph Church, 8 Robinson Ave. in Danbury, CT

Time: 11am