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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, Wednesday night to Sunday night, under the member name of CathPriest. He also serves as a consultant and contributing editor to SPIRITUALITY FOR TODAY.

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. 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.

Rev. William Seifert is the Director of Spiritual Life at Bethlehem Catholic High School in Pennsylvania. He is professor for Christian Vocation and Family Life. Father Seifert was ordained in 1981 in the Diocese of Allentown and has spent many years in education and youth ministry.

Lani Jo Leigh is a parishioner of Trinity-St. Paul's Episcopal Church in New Rochelle, New York, where she serves as a Eucharistic Minister and Layreader. She is actively involved in Youth Ministry and has been a featured speaker at youth retreats and conferences. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma, Lani studied in the Christian Formation and Discipleship Program at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

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