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:

February 14, 2017 at Bishop Caggiano's Residence

May 17, 2017 at St. John Fisher Seminary

Candidacy

Join us at St. Augustine Cathedral as those who have finished the St. John Fisher Seminary program 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 20, 2017

Place: St. Augustine Cathedral, Bridgeport

Time: 5pm

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: June 17, 2017

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 24, 2017

Place: St. Augustine Cathedral

Time: 11am