Category Archives: Category: Faith Formation

Foundation in Faith Announces Grants Totaling Over $384,000 for Priests and Catholic Schools

On March 26th, the Foundations in Faith Board of Trustees approved a grant for $223,322 to the Office of the Superintendent of Catholic Schools. This is in addition to the $161,600 approved for distribution to support Priests (Office of Vocations, Seminarians, and Retired Priests). This represents a total distribution of $384,922 in General Operating Support Read More ››

Easter – The perfect Time for Foundations in Faith to Announce Grants Supporting the Priesthood

The timing could not have been better! This week, Foundations in Faith, Board of Trustees approved several significant grants to support Priests in the Diocese of Bridgeport. According to Kelly Weldon, the Board takes a holistic, three-pronged approach to enhancing the formation of Priests. The first prong funnels funds into the recruitment and discernment of Read More ››

Application Deadline Has Been Extended to April 5th

Foundations in Faith is extending the Program Support Grant Applications until April 5th. This extension will be for the JPII Fund for Faith Formation, The St. Therese Fund for Evangelization, The Lourdes Fund, The St. Catherine Center Fund, and, the St. John Bosco Fund. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Carol should you Read More ››

Reprint of FFC article by Rose Brennan BRIDGEPORT—Mental health and wellness aren’t the taboo subjects that they once were. But with a growing awareness comes a growing need for services, and sometimes seeking those services can be daunting. However, Foundations in Faith seeks to provide the necessary connections between those services and the people in Read More ››


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 ››