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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Collaborating on Giving Tuesday.  Support Mental Health services and outreach to support our excellent missionary parishes!
Foundations in Faith - Investing in our faith and our environment! Nothing but green flags here.
Foundations in Faith welcomes Carol to the team!
Foundations in Faith is pleased to find this excellent outreach and evangelization by The Guild.  Dates and locations are posted.
Next Thursday at 10 am I get to sit down with my friend Steve Lee to discuss the 9 Ministries that make up Foundations in Faith. Tune in to hear how Steve and I met as teenagers and how the Holy Spirit and our Mom’s who were dear friends have had a hand in our respective roles.
With a heart full of gratitude we wish Rose all the best as she moves on to a new position with Fairfield County Catholic! Rose will be missed yet we are thrilled to work closely with her in this new and exciting role with the DOB Communications Team.
Thank you Rose Brennan for a terrific Annual Report.  You will be missed!
Testing has begun on the geothermal energy project at St. Augustine Cathedral! We're so excited to be supporting this project through the St. Francis Xavier Fund!
We need your help to fund a renewable energy project at the Cathedral Parish! If you'd like to support the project, make a donation to the St. Francis Xavier Fund today!
This grant from the St. Francis Xavier Fund is GEO-NORMOUS! In fact, it’s the biggest grant we’ve ever awarded. Over the next two years, St. Augustine Cathedral will receive $400,000 to help fund the installation of a geothermal energy system. When it’s done, it’ll be the first church in the Diocese of Bridgeport to be heated and cooled entirely by renewable energy. How exciting!