Religious news and upcoming events

Holiday pies for sale — Christ Church Tashua has announced they are offering apple pies and apple crumb pies for sale for the holidays. Place your order now for homemade pies. The price per pie is $15 and they will be sold frozen. Contact the parish office to place your order via email: or by phone 203-268-5566.  Pick up will be at Christ Church Tashua, 5170 Madison Ave., in Trumbull.  The last day for pick up is Thursday, Dec. 21.

The Parish of Saint Catherine of Siena, 220 Shelton Road, announces the following Advent 2017 events:

Advent adoration and confession — Mondays and Tuesdays in December, 7 p.m. (Monday,, Dec. 11, 18 and Tuesday, Dec. 12, 19). This Advent, find an oasis of peace in the presence of Our Lord, in the Blessed Sacrament. Mondays, the hour includes a reflection from a homilist, Benediction. Tuesday, confessions are heard.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception — Friday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m. Bishop Caggiano will be present to bless our new church organ. The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is a Holy Day of Obligation.

Women’s Advent Day of Recollection and Potluck — Saturday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Info and RSVP by Dec. 2 to Monica Zuñiga at

Christmas pageant and tree lighting — Join us for a special Christmas tradition on Saturday, Dec. 16, 4 p.m. Following the 4 p.m. mass, parishioners and visitors can enjoy St. Catherine of Siena School’s Christmas pageant, second annual Christmas tree lighting and hot chocolate.

Christmas Tea — The Women's Fellowship of Unity Hill United Church of Christ will hold their annual Christmas Tea on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 1 p.m., in the church at 364 White Plain Road, Trumbull. Entertainment by the singing group Matinee four part harmony singers. Donations will be accepted for the Center for Family Justice. The church may be contacted at 203-374-8822 for reservations.

Holiday Happening Craft Fair — The Holiday Happening Craft Fair will take place on Saturday, Dec. 9, at Long Hill Methodist Church, in Bradley Hall, 6358 Main St., (next to Corner Deli), from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is free. Do your Holiday shopping and support the school and local vendors at the same time.

Vendors, some direct marketers and some handmade, will be mostly cash and carry and some will accept credit cards. We have attached the flyer for the fair.

Christmas for Kids Fest — The annual Christmas for Kids Fest will be held at Christ Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2975 Nichols Ave., in Trumbull, across the street from City Line Florist, on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 1-4 p.m. Children ages 4 through 11 are invited to join us for an afternoon of games, crafts, some festive singing, snacks and a presentation entitled, Joy to the World, as we keep Christ in Christmas. Parents are welcome to stay or have the afternoon free for holiday preparations.

For more information or to register, call 203-378-1270 or register online at

Spaghetti supper/free concert — The Christmas edition of the Long Hill United Methodist Church's spaghetti supper/concert series will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16. The spaghetti dinner, with salad, bread, beverages and desserts starts at 5:30 p.m., $12, $11 for seniors and $5 for those 10 and younger.

Get into the holiday spirit with the annual Christmas concert with guest performers, the Bridgeport Boys Choir. The free concert starts at 7 p.m. This is always a very crowded event so get there early for dinner and an evening to put you into the spirit of the season. Perfect for the entire family.

Long Hill United Methodist Church is at 6358 Main St., (Route 111). For information, call 203-954-9691.