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Rev. Mark Connolly was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. Father Connolly, whose background is in the field of clinical psychology, has been involved in radio and television for most of his years in the priesthood. In 1970 he started THE SUNDAY MASS on television in the New York metropolitan area. In 1993, Fr. Connolly was named the Director of Radio and Television for the Diocese of Bridgeport. Presently, Father Connolly hosts the ABC-syndicated show, "THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK ," which airs every Sunday morning throughout the country. Father Connolly is the senior editor of SPIRITUALITY FOR TODAY .

Most Rev. Edward M. Egan, D.D., J.C.D. , was ordained a bishop in 1985. In 1988 he was installed as the Third Bishop of Bridgeport. Bishop Egan has a degree in philosophy; licentiate in Sacred Theology and a Doctorate in Canon Law. He has overseen the regionalization of the diocesan elementary schools, established an active Hispanic Apostolate, and founded the St. John Fisher Residence for young men considering the priesthood.

Rev. Roy Henderson was ordained in 1990 and is currently serving as Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Wilton, Connecticut. He is founder of CathPriest Online, an interactive ministry available on America OnLine, Saturday through Wednesday night, under the member name of CathPriest. He also serves as a consultant and contributing editor to SPIRITUALITY FOR TODAY.

Father James Turro, M.A., S.T.L., S.S.L., Ph.D. , teaches New Testament at Immaculate Conception Seminary, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey.

Brian J. Kelly, Ed.D. received his doctorate in counseling psychology in 1972. Subsequently, he studied Family Systems Theory under Murray Bowen, M.D., at Georgetown University. He has taught at several universities, served as a psychologist in a maximum security hospital and a student health center. In 1992, Dr. Kelly was ordained a permanent deacon. He currently serves as a deacon at St. Luke Parish in Westport, Connecticut, and he is in private practice in Fairfield, Connecticut. He is the father of three adult children.

Dorothy L. Riera is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico and the State University of New York. Mrs. Riera is on the parish council of St. Michael's Church and has recently completed a two year program on education for parish services. She is fluent in Spanish, English and French.

Rev. William J. O'Malley, S.J., teaches Theology and English at Fordham Prepatory School in the Bronx. Among Fr. O'Malley's books are Why be Catholic and Sacraments: Rites of Conversion.

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