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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It’s today! Diocese of Bridgeport parishes and ministries can apply for a PROGRAM SUPPORT GRANT from the JPI FUND FOR FAITH FORMATION and others at

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In 2 DAYS we start accepting PROGRAM SUPPORT GRANT APPLICATIONS via the JPII Fund for Faith Formation + St Therese Fund for Evangelization! For more info head over to
This week Foundations in Faith approved a mini grant funding architectural renderings for Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish. Their rectory is desperately in need of renovations to become a meeting place and center for evangelization and faith formation.
Parishes and ministries of the Diocese of Bridgeport, it’s that time of the year again! Make sure you and your teams are ready to submit an application for a Program Support Grant from the St. John Paul II Fund for Faith Formation ☑️ up to $10,000 to fund your faith formation program!
Still haven’t come up with any resolutions for 2024? Here’s what Pope Francis had to suggest a few years ago. Pick one or more and go with it! 🙏🏽🕯️
A happy, healthy, and prosperous 2024 to all our supporters, grantees, and diocesan partners!
Tune in today at 2:30.  Better yet call in with questions.  Brian Young and Bishop Caggiano had the vision and co-founded the SFX fund. Join the conversation.