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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 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. Raymond K. Petrucci was ordained for the Diocese of Bridgeport in 1973. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from St. Francis College in Loretto, Pennsylvania, a Master of Divinity from St. Mary Seminary and University in Baltimore, Maryland, and a Doctor of Ministry from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley in California.

Mary Beth Hoffman is a parishioner of St. Mary Church in Greenwich, and a member of the choir. Recently she worked for the Provincial of a small internationl congregation whose U.S. Headquarters are located in New York City. She graduated from Harrison High School and attended Katharie Gibbs School and has had over twenty years experience working as an administrative assistant.

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.

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