Category Archives: Category: Grants

Here is Innovation! – A JPII Funded Project

St. Luke Parish, Westport New Teen Communication Internship By JENNIFER COFFMAN WESTPORT—St. Luke Youth teens have long been recognized for their faithful witness, joyful enthusiasm and willingness to share their time and talents with the parish. Now, a new internship has been created allowing teens to contribute to parish communications ranging from writing Gospel meditations Read More ››

Success at Saint Catherine’s Is Measured In Small Steps

Reprinted from Fairfield County Catholic – June 19, 2019 Editors Note: These comments were originally delivered by Helen Burland, Executive Director of St. Catherine Center for Special Needs on its 20th anniversary. They have been printed and posted here with her permission. Good evening – I am Helen Burland and I have the honor and Read More ››

St. John Paul II Grant Review Committee Takes a Deep Dive

On April 15th, 2019 a total of 31 Applications were official submitted for consideration for the second year of the St. John Paul II Fund grant process. The Grant Review Committee convened to discuss the review process and get to work. The Committee consist of five members and began with a prayer and introductions. Kelly Read More ››

St. John Paul II Fund 2018 Report – We Are Off to a Great Start!

St. John Paul II Fund For Religious Education & Youth Ministry Report on 2018 Grants The Call: In February of 2018 the St. John Paul II Fund was launched to seek applications from parishes and diocesan organizations to find innovative approaches to invigorating religious education and youth ministry. Bishop Caggiano emphasized the importance of “thinking Read More ››

St. Margaret Mary’s WALK Youth Group

As the school year begins to reach the half-way point for our youth, it has given the St. Margaret Mary’s WALK Youth Group time to reflect on all the positive additions that the St. John Paul II Fund for Faith Formation and Youth Ministry grant has afforded the group. The group has already made substantial Read More ››

St. John Paul II Fund Announces 2019 Grant Information

The Diocese of Bridgeport has announced the application process for the second year of the Saint John Paul II Fund for Religious Education and Youth Ministry. St. John Paul II Fund for Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Grant: Responding to Bishop Caggiano’s invitation to lifelong formation, in February 2018, parishes were invited to reimagine faith Read More ››

Join The Family Bible Challenge

The Saint John Paul II Fund provided a grant award in 2018 to The Leadership Institute of the Diocese of Bridgeport to launch The Family Bible Challenge for Lent. This innovative program, is both an invitation and a challenge to young and old to spend time this Lent engaging with Sacred Scripture as a family. Read More ››

Grant Recipients Encouraged To Think“Outside The Box”

Bishop Frank J. Caggiano invited all recipients of the Saint John Paul II grants to a reception on Tuesday, September 4 from 4:30–6:00 pm at the Catholic Center to celebrate their award. Around 60 clergy, staff, and laypeople who share in the parishes’ ministry faith formation endeavors were in attendance. The recipients were presented with Read More ››