In Loving Memory of The Rev. Msgr. Ernest Esposito















Wake – Msgr’s body will be received at St. Pius X 834 Brookside Drive, Fairfield on FRIDAY JANUARY 18 at 3:30 PM and will lie in repose until a Vigil Mass at 7 PM. The celebrant for the Mass is Msgr. Thomas Powers, Vicar General of the Diocese of Bridgeport. The homilist is Fr. Bob Crofut.
Funeral – SATURDAY JANUARY 19, at 11 AM at St. Pius X. Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport will be the celebrant, and Msgr. James Cuneo will give the homily.

Msgr.  Esposito’s Obituary: 

The Rev. Msgr. Ernest Esposito

“9 Days of Prayer for Life”









“9 Days of Prayer for Life” began on Monday, January 14 and continues until Tuesday, January 22—the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

As Catholics, we are called to observe this day through the penitential practices of prayer, fasting and/or giving alms. We mourn the many children’s lives ended by abortion and remember in prayer those who suffer the aftermath. The Church comes together on this day to pray for the protection of all unborn children and to make reparation for abortion, trusting that the Lord hears our prayers. During the 9 Days, prayers are offered for the sanctity and protection of all human life. More information is available at

“Heavenly Father,

Thank you for the precious gift of life.

Help us to cherish and protect this gift, even in the midst of fear, pain and suffering.

Give us love for all people, especially the vulnerable, and help us bear witness to the truth that every life is worth living.

Grant us the humility to accept help when we are in need and teach us to be merciful to all.

Through our words and actions, may others encounter the outstretched hands of your mercy.

We ask this through Christ our Lord,




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Wake - Msgr’s body will be received at St. Pius X 834 Brookside Drive, Fairfield on FRIDAY JANUARY 18 at 3:30 PM and will lie in repose until a Vigil Mass at 7 PM. The celebrant for the Mass is Msgr. Thomas Powers, Vicar General of the Diocese of Bridgeport. The homilist is Fr. Bob Crofut.
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"Give yourself to the pursuit of Life's fullness. This is realized in the love of God and people." Father Esposito wrote this in my 1973 St. Raphael School yearbook. May he rest in peace.

His influence to our graduate class of 1973 of St Raphael's is something that endured all these years and we all carried great respect for him from then until the day he left this earth a better place!

Monsignor baptized one of our children some 40 plus years ago. I am deeply moved to have assisted him as a Eucharistic Minister on Christmas Eve! He is now at peace with his Savior... Rest In Peace Monsignor!

A good gentle man. RIP

He was a kind, gentle man and he will be missed.

He was a good priest.

My heart hurts. Rest in God’s peace. You were a true disciple of God. I thank you.

Father Esposito always wanted to be a Cardinal.....from St. Louis. He will be missed.

Baptized our daughter. A wonderful person. May he rest in peace.

A beautiful priest and a gentle and kind person to so many .My prayers for him and I know he is in Gods hands and surrounded by so many family and friends who have gone before him😇🙏🏾💜

He was truly a man of God. I loved working for him at the Catholic Center when he was director of PreCana. God bless you Monsignor🙏💕

Will be greatly missed. RIP

Rest In Peace Monsignor🙏🏻

Great man. Rest In Peace.

Definitely one of the good ones. I know he is with his Lord. No doubt. ❤️


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In your charity, please pray for the repose of the soul of Rev. Msgr. Ernest T. Esposito, our retired priest-in-residence. Msgr. Esposito passed away today at the age of 83 after a brief illness. We will remember him for his five decades of faithful priestly ministry, his kindness, love for conversation, and prayerful approach to life. Funeral arrangements will be announced soon.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord,
And may perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace. Amen.
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With Ernie on the scene, there WILL be baseball in Heaven.

Such a kind soul who loved the Lord. R.I.P.—you will be missed!

Msgr Esposito will always hold a special place in the McNerney family. He gave our son first holy Communion. When Jimmy returned to his seat he was so proud that the Pope gave him Communion. I told Father Ernie. That he was promoted and how he laughed. Our daughter remained an altar server well into high school because Father always made her feel like it was such an important part of the mass. We were so happy that Msgr officiated at our daughter wedding and was going to be at her daughters baptism but he got sick. Rest In Peace our dear friend. I know the gates of heaven were open for you even before you arrived.

So sorry to hear. Such a kind man. He is one of my fondest memories if St. Raphael’s.

A good man and a true priest.

So very sad to hear about Msgn Esposito's passing. Have fond memories of chats with him and his incredible memory!! He had a kind and gentle spirit and will be missed dearly. Rest in peace with our Lord. 🙏💕

He was so good to my dad and family!

So sorry...he was a genuine & committed priest. May he Rest In Peace🕊

I can't tell you the hours of the hilarity we spent mostly due to his indecision when he wanted to do things he was such a funny guy but a great friend he will be greatly missed His indecision used to drive my mother crazy she used to yell at him in Italian I never really told him what she said that's what made it all the funnier

Msgr Ernie, you will always hold a special place in my heart. Rest in peace💕

Wonderful priest. May he rest in peace

Our dog, Lucky, used to love to sit right up against him on our couch and stare at him with big, loving eyes. It was the funniest thing to see the two of them together!!

Our hearts are sad today ,we will miss you. Remembering Great times, Church! Our Wedding💖Saint Pius, Assumption and September Fest. You were loved by so many. Rest In Peace 🙏🏻 We love you. ❤️

Oh no! I had so many lovely hallway conversations with Monsignor Ernie. Such a treasure to have him with us for Mass at the parish and I loved his devotion to Mary. May he rest in the care and peace of the Lord.

He was a wonderful priest. He baptized my daughter. God bless him and his family

Such a great man. He will be truly missed!!🙏🏼🙏🏼

Such a nice priest. May he rest in peace.

He was truly a man of God and will be missed!

I will miss his beautiful sermons. Such a kind, loving and gentle soul! May the angels greet him, and bring him into Paradise.

May he rest in the peace of Christ!

He was a blessing. I loved how he ended Mass saying,” Go in Peace to Glorify God by your life. “ He said the prayers at my Mother’s wake and whenever I saw him, I felt the same peace he brought me that evening.

Such sad news. Msgr Ernie was such a special person who was the quintessential priest who always shared a message of God or faith in everyday conversation without ever sounding as though he was preaching. He had been a true blessing to our entire family. He touches the lives of thousands and thousands. You will always be in our hearts...

Rest in Peace Msgr. Esposito. I remember him when he was at Our Lady of the Assumption.

RIP Msgr Esposito. Thank you for your many years of faithful service. 😢😢

So many fond memories of Fr Esposito. Rest In Peace. He was such a good man.

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