149 South Pine Creek Road, Fairfield, CT
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Eleanor

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Springing to Action

January 15, 2020

Dear Parishioners, If you attended the 10 am Mass on Sunday, December 29, you would have seen for yourself the best of our parish in action. Our visitors from Maplewood were seated in their regular spot when one of them fainted. Immediately two doctors and nurses come to her aid, the ambulance was called, Mass…

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Balance

December 22, 2019

Dear Parishioners, Today we see clashing symbols in the sanctuary. The four candles of the Advent Wreath are all burning signifying the Fourth Sunday of Advent, AND we have the creche and the Christmas trees, as well as the roping and wreaths adorning the rest of the church, indicating that we are celebrating Christmas! Which…

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Ring the Bells

December 15, 2019

Dear Parishioners, Here we are ten days from Christmas, wondering what on earth to get for Grandma! Amid the hustle and bustle, let’s make time to do the real work of Christmas…the softening and opening of our hearts to receive the Lord. Leonard Cohen’s words can be helpful as we prepare: Ring the bells that…

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Pope Francis

Shortage of Priests in the Amazon

November 26, 2019

Dear Parishioners, You may have read or heard about the recent three-week Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian Region, commonly referred to as the Amazon Synod. The synod concluded on October 27 in Rome. This gathering was remarkable for many reasons, in addition to being the first such meeting to be…

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Let’s All Chip In

November 1, 2019

Dear Parishioners, As you all know by now, the parish has been engaged in a capital campaign, We Stand With Christ. The results have been astounding! 281 families have contributed thus far, and we are approaching our goal. We are so grateful to all who have made donations! The participation rate, however, is lagging behind…

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Awakening the Brain

October 29, 2019

Awakening the Brain, by Charlotte A. Tomaino, Ph.D. The author offers a unique perspective as a clinical neuropsychologist and a person of deep spirituality. The book explores increasing our consciousness of how the brain works so we become more open to receiving grace and intentionally create the lives we want. We will meet on November…

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Supporting “Save the Children” for Halloween

October 29, 2019

Dear Parishioners, I cannot believe that we are almost at the end of October already! The religious education year is well underway, the leaves are changing color, and thoughts are turning toward the holidays…yikes! That means that Hallowe’en is right around the corner. I don’t know about you, but once Halloween comes along, it seems…

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Awakening the Brain

October 18, 2019

Awakening the Brain, by Charlotte A. Tomaino, Ph.D. The author offers a unique perspective as a clinical neuropsychologist and a person of deep spirituality. The book explores increasing our consciousness of how the brain works so we become more open to receiving grace and intentionally create the lives we want. We will meet on November…

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The New Blue

October 18, 2019

Dear Parishioners, In his primer on Christian Spirituality, Fr. Ron Rolheiser writes that its non-negotiable elements are private prayer and morality, social justice, communal worship and mellowness of heart and spirit. We probably could have guessed the first three, but the last comes as a bit of a surprise. What does mellowness of heart and…

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Awakening the Brain

October 11, 2019

Dear Parishioners, This parish is amazing! So many of you responded to our We Stand With Christ in-pew collection. The outpouring of support was so affirming of who we are as a parish. Thank you to all who contributed. We have made great strides toward our goal, but would love to see a greater rate…

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Becoming More Aware

September 30, 2019

Dear Parishioners, Last weekend the parish hosted The Social Justice and Charitable Works Fair in the parish hall following all the Masses. Representatives of many organizations with which our parishioners are associated came together to raise awareness about local and global needs and concerns. One of the issues highlighted by the fair was that of…

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We Stand With Christ

Please Join These Families…

September 22, 2019

Dear Parishioners, As you are probably aware, our parish has joined other parishes in the diocese in the capital campaign entitled’ “We Stand With Christ.” This is an effort that benefits not only diocesan initiatives of education, faith and charity, but will also allow our parish to attend to some long-term maintenance issues as well…

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