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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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!
Today the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast Day of St. John Vianney! He’s one of our favorites here at Foundations in Faith, especially where our fund supporting retired priests is concerned. St. John Vianney, pray for us!
Today we would like to share this beautiful prayer written by one of our board members, Patrick Turner:
Loving God, we come to you today in need of your healing hand. In you, all things are possible.
We ask you to heal our wounded and troubled hearts. We ask you to heal the torments that cause anxiety in our Church. We ask you, in a particular way, to heal all things which are the cause of sin. 
You know well my own burdens. You search my heart and you know my worries and fears, as well as my joys and delights. I place all these things in your hands: the good and the bad alike. Give me the trust I need to let go of the past and to hope in the future. 
Healing God, bring grace, mercy, good judgment, and right thinking to all of our Church leaders. Help us to do what is needed in your Church: to heal, to guide, and to strengthen our parish and faith communities. 
Give us rest at the end of the day, and help us to remember the words of Thomas Merton: “Therefore I will trust you always. Though I may seem lost and in the shadow of death, I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.”