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Rev. Mark Connolly was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. 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. He is well known in the field of Radio and Television. Presently, Father is the host of an 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 consecrated 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 in a parish 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.

Rev. Christopher Walsh, ordained in 1987, is the Editor of the Fairfield County Catholic, the official diocesan newspaper. He can also be heard on "THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK " with Fr. Mark Connolly every Sunday morning.

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 at St. Michael the Archangel in Greenwich. She is a Dame of Malta and is fluent in Spanish, English and French.

Rev. John Patrick Bertolucci is a nationally know speaker, teacher and evangelist. He has been a priest for more than thirty years and a preaching evangelist for nearly twenty-five years. His current book, Questions and Answers about the Faith, can be purchased through Our Sunday Visitor, 200 Noll Plaza, Huntington, Indiana, 46750.

Rev. 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.

Christopher Revel lives in Wilton, Connecticut, and is a student at Wilton High School. He is a parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima and is an alter server. Chris was born in New York in 1979.

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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