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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.

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. Stephen M. DiGiovanni studied at the Pontifical North American College Rome. He was ordained in 1977 and received his doctoral degree in Church History in 1983. Father has been the Rector of St. John Fisher Seminary since 1989. He is the author of various books and articles related to Church history.

Rev. Christopher Walsh, Ph.D., ordained in 1987, is Director of Communications for the Diocese of Bridgeport. He is also the Editor of the Fairfield County Catholic, the official diocesan newspaper. Fr. Walsh resides at St. John fisher Seminary Residence in Stamford, where he serves as spiritual director and lecturer in theology. He can also be heard on "THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK" with Fr. Mark Connolly every Sunday morning.

Teak Murphy is a senior at Fairfield Prep and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Wilton, Connecticut.

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