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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.

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.

Rev. Chris Walsh is a native of Bridgeport, Connecticut. He holds Ph.D. in systematic theology from the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. Presently, he is the Director for Vocations in the Diocese of Bridgeport.

Rev. Charles Allen, S.J., was born in Boston and ordained to the Society of Jesus in 1973. Since then Fr. Allen has held numerous educational and administrative positions within the Jesuit educational system. He is presently the Executive Assistant to the President of Fairfield University.

Rev. Stephen M. DiGiovanni studied at the Pontifical North American College 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.

Mildred Ix was born in Boston, Massachussets. She resides in Greenwich and is a parishioner in St. Mary's Church in Greenwich. Mildred is the Hospitaller for the Order of Malta. In 1991 she was conferred the medal "Pro il Papa e Pro l'Ecclesia" by Pope John Paul II.

Rev. James Turro, M.A., S.T.L., S.S.L., Ph.D., teaches New Testament at Immaculate conception Seminary, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey.

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