Religious news and upcoming events

The Nichols United Methodist Church is selling pumpkins daily at their Pumpkin Patch from noon-6 p.m., until Monday, Oct. 31. Pumpkins, at reasonable prices, are being offered again this year. The Patch is set up on Huntington Turnpike. Visitors may park at the NIA parking lot at 1773 Huntington Tpke. A portion of the proceeds go to charity.
Bishop to celebrate Mass for all souls
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will celebrate an outdoor Mass on All Souls Day, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 11 a.m. at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 1056, Daniels Farm Road in Trumbull.

The Mass will be offered for all the faithful departed souls in the diocese. It is open to the public and will take place rain or shine. A tent will be provided in the case of inclement weather.

“It is my hope that this special Mass will be celebrated every year and become a new tradition in the Diocese of Bridgeport,” said Caggiano. Plans call for the Mass to be at a different diocesan cemetery each year.

The bishop said that at the Mass he will remember in a special way all deceased bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated men and women and lay faithful. Traditionally Catholics visit cemeteries on All Souls Day to remember the dead and pray for their souls.

The diocese sponsors nine cemeteries around Fairfield County. For information on Catholic Cemeteries call 203-416-1494.
Trumbull Interfaith Council meeting
On Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m., the Trumbull Interfaith Council will hold their monthly meeting at Trumbull Congregational Church, 3115 Reservoir Ave. Plans will be finalized for this year's Thanksgiving Service planned for Monday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m., at Christ the King Church, 4700 Madison Ave., Trumbull.
Choir concert at St. Theresa
Connecticut Chamber Choir, under the artistic direction of Constance Chase, opens its 39th season with The Song Continues on Thursday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., at St. Theresa Church in Trumbull. The choir will be joined by the Trumbull High School Chamber Singers, Connecticut Chamber String Quartet, soprano Danielle Munsell Howard and pianist and organist Galen Tate.

Classic choral works by Mozart, Purcell, Donizetti, Fauré, and Hassler, as well as works representing the traditions of Appalachian folk song, men’s college song and the African-American spiritual, and new classics by contemporary composers Frank Ticheli, Eric Whitacre, and Ola Gjeilo will be featured in the program that spans five centuries of choral singing. Tickets are available at the door, at Connecticut Chamber Choir’s website,, or by calling 203-459-1496. Adults: $20; Seniors: $15; Students: $5; Children under 12 are free.
Breakfast & Artists
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 5995 Main St., (just north of Town Hall), will once again be presenting the annual Breakfast & Artists program Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. This year's guest speaker will be Reverend Terry Wilcox, Executive Director of the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. Enjoy a full hot and cold breakfast buffet and browse our artists and crafters. The event is open to the public and tickets are available with a suggested donation of $10. For reservations, call 203-268-7555.
Women's Fellowship covered dish luncheon
On Thursday, Nov. 17, at noon, the Women's Fellowship of Unity Hill United Church of Christ, 364 White Plains Road, will hold their monthly luncheon meeting. The program will feature Officer Timothy Fedor of the Trumbull Police Department speaking on Safety and Fraud Alerts. Cost of the luncheon is $7, or bring a covered dish to share. The church can be contacted for reservations at 203-374-8822.
Vendors and crafters sought
St. Stephen Church, 6948 Main St., in Trumbull are seeking vendors and crafters for their craft fair to be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 20, after masses, until 1 p.m., in the church hall.

Table rental is $30 and is for both days. For more info call Debbie at 203-558-7399.
Thanksgiving service
On Monday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m., the annual town-wide Thanksgiving service will be held at Christ the King Church, 4700 Madison Ave. Area clergy and choirs will participate in this Interfaith service. Those attending are asked to bring non-perishable food items for Trumbull Social Services. A reception will follow. The Trumbull Interfaith Council is sponsoring the service.
Holiday Boutique seeking vendors
Congregation B’nai Torah, in Trumbull, will be holding a Holiday Boutique on Sunday, Dec. 11. They are currently accepting vendor applications for this non-denominational event. Any interested vendors should contact the B’nai Torah office at 203-268-6940 or for an application or additional information.