Author Archives: Kelly Weldon

Foundations in Faith Doubles Up on Funding for Parishes

Crisis words like church closures, mass cancellations, quarantine, social distancing, sheltering in place, PPE, disinfectant, and face masks, are all a bit scary as they reflect our new norm of isolation and distancing to help people stay safe and flatten the COVID-19 curve. These new practices have profoundly impacted how our Catholic communities interact with Read More ››

Stand Up to Racism

Stand up, use your voice, ask the tough questions. As pro-life Catholics, we must condemn the senseless deaths of our brothers and sisters. Racism is evil and the greatest threat to justice. Foundations in Faith applaud all who take a knee, use their voice, protest peacefully to bring about true equality for all.  

FIF Distributes $100K in COVID-19 Emergency Funding to Parishes

Foundations in Faith recently launched the COVID-19 Emergency Fund within the St. Francis Xavier (SFX) Mission Church Fund. Through the generosity and flexibility of a leadership donor to the We Stand with Christ campaign, Bishop Frank Caggiano, together with the donor, proposed that during this extraordinary crisis “a portion of the St. Francis Xavier Fund Read More ››

St. Francis Xavier Fund for Mission Churches Launches Emergency Funding Grants for DOB Parishes

Today, we are pleased to introduce an opportunity for eligible parishes to receive limited financial support from Foundations in Faith. Foundations in Faith, which supports pastoral ministries in the Diocese of Bridgeport, has launched the St. Francis Xavier Fund for Mission Parishes thanks to a significant initial donation intended to support our vital, but financially Read More ››

COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Parishes

The St. Francis Xavier Mission Church Fund will be announcing the Grant Criteria and the Application Process in the next few days. On March 31st, 2020, Foundations in Faith Board of Directors approved an Emergency Funding proposal put forward by Bishop Caggiano. “In light of the extraordinary crisis that we are facing, it is proposed Read More ››

St. John Paul II Fund Grant Applications are LIVE!

A spark, a change, something cool, can it be fun? 2020 is new year and a new decade; let’s brainstorm and collaborate. Imagine some new, fresh approaches to learning and living our faith. Get the youth involved, after all they “think out of the box” best; not to mention their enthusiasm is energizing. Foundations in Read More ››

Foundations in Faith welcomes Patrick Turner to the Board of Trustees

Patrick Turner served as the Director of Strategic and Pastoral Planning for the Diocese of Bridgeport from 2015-2019.  His major focuses during that time were the creation and implementation of a diocesan-wide pastoral planning process, facilitating parish mergers, and coordinating the implementation of the major recommendations that emerged from the Fourth Synod of the Diocese Read More ››

2019 JPII Fund Recipient

To celebrate the season of giving, the youth group of St. Theresa Church in Trumbull sponsored a pasta dinner and blanket service project last Saturday evening to benefit the Center for Family Justice. Over 100 members of the parish joined in fellowship to support the Binky Patrol, an organization that provides blankets to ill and Read More ››