Category Archives: Category: Faith Formation

SFX Day – Tours, Mass and a listening Lunch with Priests

By Carol Incarnacao-Schirm BRIDGEPORT—For the second year, Foundations in Faith’s St. Francis Xavier Fund committee members joined with pastors and parish staff to celebrate the patron saint the fund by visiting some of the projects it supports on December 15. Since 2020, SFX has partnered with a select group of nine churches in the Diocese Read More ››

From the Heart

I’d be happy to talk about the importance of the mini grants. They are critical to groups like Stamford Young Adults. Here are some quick things that I could highlight that have happened as a result of the money we received:   We were able to hold monthly faith on taps. We used grant money Read More ››

Good bye, Rose!

With a heart full of gratitude, I would like to thank and wish Rose the very best as she begins a new job with the DOB Communications Team. Yes, we will miss her yet the FIF Board and t are thrilled that she will remain in the Diocesan family. Keep an eye out for her Read More ››

Guild schedules ‘Heart to Heart’ Nights of Adoration

The Guild of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, which promotes sacred arts in the Diocese of Bridgeport, will hold a series of Nights of Adoration as part of the National Eucharistic Revival proclaimed by the U.S. Catholic Bishops. Catholics are invited to attend the evenings, which will include praise and worship, intercessory prayer, confession, Read More ››

FIF grant to fund geothermal at the Cathedral

BRIDGEPORT – Foundations in Faith has awarded a $400,000 grant to the Cathedral Parish of Bridgeport to help fund the installation of a geothermal system that will heat and cool the historic St. Augustine Cathedral in downtown Bridgeport. St. Augustine Cathedral, which opened its doors in 1868, is the oldest church in the diocese, and Read More ››

Youth in Action Grant Program Update

Dear Friends of Foundations in Faith, As many of you are likely aware, Foundations in Faith provides grant support to youth and young adult ministries through the Youth in Action grant program, available through the St. John Paul II Fund for Religious Education and Faith Formation. Applications usually go live in early October and are Read More ››

Small but mighty: Mini grants inspire summer service

BRIDGEPORT – As the summer draws to a close, many parishes are gearing up for a productive school year where their youngest parishioners are concerned. But certain parishes didn’t slow down at all during the dog days of summer, thanks to Foundations in Faith’s mini grant program. The mini grant program provides grants between $500 Read More ››

Youth Pilgrimage to Israel: In Search of the Empty Tomb

The following is an article by Matthew Klein, catechist at St. Margaret’s Shrine in Bridgeport. St. Margaret’s Shrine, along with Sacred Heart Parish in Bridgeport, received grants from the St. John Paul II Fund for Religious Education and Faith Formation, which in part funded a youth pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Learn more about their Read More ››