The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport
is located in the south western part of the state of Connecticut
, and its boundaries are the same as that of Fairfield County, Connecticut
. There are 87 parishes in the diocese
. Its cathedral is St. Augustine in Bridgeport
The current bishop is The Most Reverend William E. Lori
, appointed March 19, 2001.
The diocese, is one of 195 Roman Catholic dioceses in the United States
. It is one of four dioceses in the Ecclesiastical Province of Hartford—the others are the Archdiocese of Hartford
, the Diocese of Norwich
and the Diocese of Providence
The church with the greatest capacity in the diocese is St. Mary's Church
on Elm Stamford
, built in 1928.
Sacred Heart in Georgetown
is where Catholic writers Flannery O'Connor
and Robert Fitzgerald
worshipped in 1949-1952 when O'Connor was living in Ridgefield
as a boarder with the Fitzgeralds. ("The working day as we set it up that fall began with early Mass in Georgetown, four miles away," Fitzgerald wrote.)
The diocese has more than 363,000 registered Catholics in Fairfield County, 43 percent of the total population.
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