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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Throw back to warmer days in 2021 - discussing ways that parishes can partner on a series of discussions - Catholics and Conversations on Race.  Trivia question.  What street is this coffee shop located on? @ridgefieldst.maryparish @olf_wilton
St. Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport for Fr. Art’s instillation.  So pleased to meet parishioner and lay leader, Theresa.  #Ilovebridgeport #FoundationsinFaith
It’s days like this that remind me of why I love 💗 my job!
Tomorrow is a very special day for St. Charles Borromeo Parish.  Foundations in Faith is awed by the leadership here, pastoral and lay.  We are inspired by the fellowship, the missionary spirit, the inclusive and diverse community and the depth of the ministry outreach.  #discipleship #evangelization @st.charlesborromebpt
Blessed Sacrament has a terrific event planned for Martin Luther King Day #justice
Foundations in Faith supports our Catholic Schools each year by keeping tuition affordable. In 2022-23 over a quarter million dollars of funding was provided to the Office of the Superintendent of Catholic Schools. Forming our youth is a cornerstone of our mission.
Foundations in Faith wishes you and your loved ones a warm and wonderful Christmas.
Foundations in Faith had a wonderful day! The SFX Team toured Blessed Sacrament Church and heard fro Fr. Skip all about the food, clothing, gifts, and community outreach services. We then went an toured The Cathedral Campus, the St. Augustine Parish Geothermal Project, and Celebrated Mass with Fr. Art Mollenhauer. After we had lunch with Fr. Torres, Fr. Vasquez, Fr. Alexis and Mike Donoghue from Catholic Charities. So much synergy!