Holy Hours for Vocations

"The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few.  So ask the Master of the Harvest to send out laborers for his harvest." (Luke 10:2)

A culture of vocations to priesthood and consecrated life begins with prayer.  Please join Fr. John Connaughton and the seminarians of the Diocese of Bridgeport to spend an hour with Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration at various parishes throughout the diocese.

Thursday, October 4, 2018 @7:30pm: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Danbury

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @7pm: St. Ladislaus Church in Norwalk

Monday, December 17, 2018 @7pm: St. Catherine of Siena Church in Trumbull

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @7pm: St. Matthew Church in Norwalk

Advent Lessons and Carols

All are welcome to join the seminarians of St. John Fisher Seminary, under the direction of Mr. David Hughes, for Lessons & Carols.  It is a fitting way to prepare ourselves and our families for Our Lord's birth on Christmas.  Light refreshments will follow.

Date: December 2, 2018

Place: St. Mary Church, Norwalk

Time: 3-4pm 

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:

January 16, 2019 @ Saint John Fisher Seminary, Stamford

March 19, 2019 @ Bishop's Former Residence, Trumbull

April 3, 2019 @ Sacred Heart Church, Danbury

*note: the event runs from 5:30-7:30pm

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 22, 2019

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 1, 2019

Place: St. Augustine Cathedral, Bridgeport

Time: 11am