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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 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.

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. Germán Martínez is a diocesan priest serving in the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut, as a resident at St. Mary Parish in Greenwich, Connecticut. He is responsible for Hispanic ministry and education at the parish and is Associate Professor of Religious Education at Fordham University's Rose Hill Campus in the Bronx, New York. At present Father Martinez is writing his second book on sacramental theology.

Sr. Vincent McCarthy, O.S.U., was born in Tipperary, Ireland and has celebrated her sixtieth year in religious life as an Ursuline sister. She has spent many years as an educator in various grammar schools. At present she is on the pastoral staff at Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish in Stamford, Connecticut.

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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