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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 a member of 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 in 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.

Joan Maddy is a parishioner at St. Mary's Church in Greenwich, Connecticut. She has taught CCD for many years and is a Dame of Malta.

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