Come to Jesus in the Upper Room
I come to you now, my dear friends, when many may be wondering about the future direction of our Church, to invite you to begin this spiritual journey with me, seeking the Lord’s grace to transform this time of suffering into a springtime of renewal for the life of the Church. It will be a journey that will move us beyond the fatigue that has settled in as weeks turned into months and as what we hoped would be temporary began to change the world around us. It will be a journey where we will rise out of the darkness with the Lord Jesus at our side, and in obedience to the promptings of the Holy Spirit bring new energy and commitment to the preaching of the Gospel, in word and witness. It is a journey that will last for a lifetime.
Bishop Frank Caggiano
Bishop Frank Caggiano's Notes from the Upper Room
Notes from the Upper Room #4 March 15
The Diocese has published a comprehensive list of the availability of the Sacrament of Reconciliation in all the deaneries of our Diocese. You can access this important information at https://www.bridgeportdiocese.org/call-to-renewal/welcome/, or click “A Call to Renewal” at the top of the diocesan homepage.
“Notes from the Upper Room” #3 Monday March 8
The Diocese has created a website that will contain all the materials associated with our efforts at spiritual and pastoral renewal. It is entitled “A Call to Renewal” and it can be accessed at https://www.bridgeportdiocese.org/call-to-renewal/welcome/, or click “A Call to Renewal” at the top of the Homepage of our diocesan website.
The Bishop’s Pastoral Exhortation Let Us Enter the Upper Room with the Lord is also now available in Spanish. You can view or download it at the website described above.
“Notes from the Upper Room” #2 March 2
I have had the privilege to work with John Patrick Walsh, an accomplished voice actor and parishioner of St. Aloysius Parish in New Canaan. He has generously given of his time and talent to record my Pastoral Exhortation so that it can reach more of our diocesan faithful.
This audio file can be found and listened to in its entirety
“Notes from the Upper Room” #1 February 28
On Divine Mercy Sunday 2017, the Diocese announced The Face of Prayer, an online prayer experience that brings together social media, text alerts, and the power of prayer.
Each day around 4 pm, a text message is sent to all participants, inviting them to stop whatever they are doing and to pray for a specific intention, followed by the recitation of one Hail Mary. This simple gesture unites thousands of people in prayer, while reminding us of the place that prayer should play in our ordinary lives. To date, over eight million prayer texts that have been shared by subscribers.
To join the movement is easy. Simply text the word pray from your smartphone to 55778. You will automatically receive a response to confirm your subscription. Standard texting rates apply.