Author Archives: Kelly Weldon


By Carol Incarnacao-Schirm On February 15, Foundations in Faith opens the window for submitting Program Support Grant applications to the St. John Paul II Fund for Faith Formation. Each year the Foundation welcomes applications from parishes and ministries in the Diocese of Bridgeport for grants up to $10,000. Grant applicants are asked to describe their Read More ››

The Power of Partnerships All Part of the Universal Church

NEW CANAAN – Parishioners from across the Diocese of Bridgeport gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of collaboration through parish partnerships while encouraging more parishes to connect and pursue goals together. By Kathy-Ann Gobin “We are on the path now of the revival of our Church, to work as a larger parish family,” said Diocese of Read More ››

Foundations in Faith – Fall Field Trip & Board Meeting

By Carol Incarnacao-Schirm   On a crisp October evening, the board of trustees for Foundations in Faith held its meeting for the third quarter of 2023. We know it was a crisp evening because the meeting actually began with a group visit and guided tour of St. Margaret’s Shrine in Bridgeport. The shrine is a Read More ››

With a Deep Commitment to Justice, this Foundation Invests in Our Youth, Our Elderly and the Vulnerable. Pt. 2

Weldon shares the following with the Board of Trustees, “Here is a peek at some of the activities Foundations in Faith staff engage in behind the scenes. All three Nursing Home Pastoral Care teams come together quarterly to support each other, problem solve, share best practices, collaborate, and enjoy fellowship. Foundations in Faith staff and Read More ››

With a Deep Commitment to Justice, this Foundation Invests in Our Youth, Our Elderly and the Vulnerable. Pt. 1

By: Kelly Weldon, Director Foundations in Faith supports Pastoral Care ministries in the Diocese of Bridgeport. Nine funds distribute funds to invigorate our Catholic faith. Funding for vocations, seminarians, active and retired priests is a priority. Foundations in faith is also deeply committed to enhancing discipleship thus investing in Faith Formation and evangelization programs in Read More ››

A Catholic Comeback! FIF sees a Dramatic Increase of Applicants

According to Carol Incarnacao-Schirm, Grants Manager, “The Foundation saw a 50% increase in applications for the St. John Paul II Fund for Faith Formation this year.” This is very exciting as we witness a resurgence of Parishes responding to the needs of their Parishioners in offering engaging Faith Formation programs. We would love to fund Read More ››

FIF St. Therese Fund Grantee Spotlight: ChristLife

ChristLife: Knowing, Following And Sharing Christ April 11, 2023 FAIRFIELD—“You bring me souls.” These are the words I hear when I think about the ChristLife program. That is our “soul” purpose to exist. ChristLife is a 21-week program to encounter Jesus, who he is, why we need to know him ever deeper, how we follow Read More ››