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 Dicoese 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.
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.
James E. Gabriel received his undergraduate degree from Youngstown State University in Piano Performance and his master's degree from the University of Notre Dame. He was a member and personnel manager of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, taught English in Mexico City and worked with inner city youth in Chicago.