Rev. Mark Connolly was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1970 he started THE SUNDAY MASS on television in the New York Area. In 1993, Fr. Connolly was named the Director of Radio and Television in 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 called THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK which is aired every Sunday morning throughout the country. In May 1997, he celebrated his fortieth year in the priesthood.
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. John D. Byrnes is a priest of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania, stationed at Our Mother of Sorrows Parish in Johnstown. He received his S.T.B. and J.C.L. degrees from the Pontificial Gregorian University in Rome. At present he serves in a parish, teaches high school and serves in the diocesan tribunal.