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

Foundations in Faith embraces innovative approaches to funding Pastoral Care programs in the Diocese of Bridgeport. Resources focus on energizing lifelong formation and discipleship and fostering a commitment to justice and accompaniment with our most vulnerable.

From Seminarians to Retired Priests, from Baptism to Last Rites, from suburbs to Inner cities.

The reach is broad, and the impact is meaningful.

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 22-23
22-23 Grants

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Stories and News

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Mini Grants well underway for the 2023-2024 cycle!
This beautiful image is found at Blessed Sacrament Church in Bridgeport.  I found Our Lady captivating and Baby Jesus so very Holy.  Our Lady of Kibeho, also known as Our Lady of Sorrows of Kibeho, is a Catholic title of the Mary, mother of Jesus, based on the Marian apparitions reported in the 1980s by several adolescents in Kibeho, south-western Rwanda. Wikipedia
Feast day: November 28
Shrine: Sanctuary of Our Lady of Kibeho, Rwanda
Approval: June 29, 2001; Bishop Augustin Misago; Diocese of Gikongoro
Location: Kibeho, Rwanda, Africa
Just in time for the Diocese of Bridgeport 70th Anniversary Celebration and Mass at The Cathedral next month! The Bishop’s Church is going to shine!
Great group of grantees.  Congratulations to all, we cannot wait to follow all your formation and evangelization initiatives.
Foundations in Faith is pleased to support this gathering with a mini-grant.  Small communities of Faith.  The One.
We are launching a second round of Liturgical Supply Grants for the SFX Parishes based on the positive feedback. Thank you to FIF Board Member- Joe Sindelar for ushering this initiative forward!
What a great way to start the week at Foundations in Faith.  Our grantees are the greatest.  We are grateful to you!
YOUNG CATHOLIC PROFESSIONALS aka YCP has taken off in Fairfield County! Find them @ycpfairfieldcounty, also check out @catholic_203