Funds & Ministries

Established to nurture, guide, and reinvigorate the diocesan approach to life-long formation for parishioners, seminarians and priests at all ages and stages of their journey.

St. John Paul II Fund for Religious Education
Responding to Bishop Caggiano’s invitation to lifelong formation, in February 2018, parishes were invited to reimagine faith formation at every level by announcing the Saint John Paul II Fund for Religious Education and Youth Ministry, which offered grant opportunities to assist their efforts. The grants were specifically designed to help diocesan parishes/organizations serve those populations they may not have been able to serve before and to fund significant changes in the very fabric of their outreach to the faithful in their parishes. For more information visit Grants page.

St Elizabeth Ann Seton Education Fund
This fund is intended to provide special resources and keep tuition affordable in our Catholic elementary schools.

St Charles Borromeo Seminary Fund
This fund will help assist with the education and formation of seminarians in the Diocese of Bridgeport, both at the St John Fisher Seminary for Diocesan young men and at the Redemptoris Mater Seminary supporting the mission of the Neocathachumenal Way here in the Diocese.

St John Vianney Retired Priest Fund
Our long-serving priests rely on the support of the generosity of the people of the Diocese for much of their care and support. This fund will creat a strong support system for those who have served us over so many years.

St. Catherine Center for Special Needs Fund
This fund supports the mission of the Center to provide unified pastoral and educational programs for individuals with disabilities and serves as a centralized resource for the Diocesan community. The Center strives to foster the educational, spiritual and social well-being of children and adults with disabilities through Saint Catherine Academy, an adult day program, support for inclusion in parishes and Catholic Schools.

St Therese Fund for Evangelization
Our parishes and schools, as well as all our ministries are in need of innovative approaches and resources to support evangelization as the core of all that we do as a faith community. This fund will allow for the creative and exciting work of sharing our faith.

Lourdes Fund for Pastoral Care
The Diocese of Bridgeport is committed to provide care for those residents who are at the three nursing homes previously owned by the Diocese; St. Joseph Center in Trumbull, St. Camillus Center in Stamford and St. John Paul II Center in Danbury. Services include mass and communion services in our on-site chapels as well as the upkeep of these chapels. Religious sisters are on staff at these homes and provide sacramental and pastoral visits. This fund has been established to ensure the continuation of this ministry.


St. John Bosco Fund
Supporting children with special educational needs in our Catholic elementary and high schools.