Pastoral Care Funds

Grant funding supports Parishes and pastoral care programs in the Diocese of Bridgeport. With a focus on reinvigorating our Catholic faith and formation, this foundations prioritizes youth, vocations, discipleship, evangelization and justice. We are on a life long journey and strive to love and accompany our brothers, sisters and neighbors especially the most vulnerable among us. Click here to learn about the nine funds/ministries.

Grant Opportunities

We believe in partnerships, financial and human. Parishes and Diocese of Bridgeport programs have the opportunity to apply and receive grants to support Bishop Caggiano's vision for reinvigorating faith formation, discipleship and missionary outreach. The foundation has three types of grants designed to target and elevate smart, creative approaches to enhancing Pastoral Care. Click here to read more.

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Foundations In Faith

Ensuring the vitality of our church demands immediate and ongoing efforts to listen, learn, connect, create, leverage and partner. Investments in time, talent and treasure will create furtile ground to plant seeds of discipleship. In our parish ministries, we must innovate, increase our evangelization efforts to welcome folks to come to or in some cases return to participation in parish life. Forming young people committed to Christ requires the reimagining of faith formation and the expansion of meaningful youth ministry programs. Our seminarys must continue to welcome, educate and form men for the priesthood, and as a Catholic community we will embrace our commitment to provide for the needs of our retired priests.

In our community, we must continue to show God’s love to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities; and meet the spiritual needs of the elderly living in nursing homes. Foundations in Faith will empower the Church in Fairfield County to support, strengthen and build collaborations to enrich our varied pastoral ministries.

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Amount distributed 21-22
21-22 Grants

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Stories and News

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Parish Faith formation applications are due March 31st.  The deadline is firm so please do not wait until the last minute.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Sr. Francis is part of the Pastoral Care Team at St. John Paul II Nursing Home in Danbury.  If you don’t know Sr. Francis you are missing out.  She is loving, funny, courageous and spunky! Sr. Francis jumped out of a plane and writes poetry.  Pretty cool!  FIF is proud to provide grant funding to the Pastoral Care teams at St JPII, St. Camillus and St. Joseph Center nursing homes in the Diocese.
Happy Monday DOB DRE’s, Youth Minister and Faith Formation folks! Check out Carol’s Canva designed and pro tips for applying to JPII Fund.
Three more weeks to go.  Excited to see DOB Parish applications get submitted.  The new Grant Management System makes for a smooth and easy process!
Applications are open! Due March 31st - firm.
DOB Parishes are invited to apply for JP II fund grants for Faith formation programs.  We welcome your innovative program designs that shine a light on Bishop Caggiano’s vision for The One!
Great news.  We have a new date.  Mark your calendar for 12:00 on March 30th!
DOB Parishes are invited to apply for St. John Paul II funding for Faith formation programs.  Simply visit our website and click on the APPLICATIONS TAB for information.  Think how to lift up Bishop Caggiano’s vision for The One!
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