News & Events
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 ››
FIF Mini-Grant Off Sets Costs: Bridgeport Good Friday Stations Returns
Reposted from the Diocese of Bridgeport Fairfield County Catholic Bridgeport Good Friday Stations Returns As Witness To Faith April 7, 2023 By Rose Brennan BRIDGEPORT—In the Diocese of Bridgeport, the Lenten season opened and closed with a public display of the Catholic faith. On Ash Wednesday, the faithful from around the globe wore ashes on Read More ››
Working for Foundations in Faith
Working for Foundations in Faith by Carol Incarnacao-Schirm, Grants Manager Writing about myself does not come naturally to me—I don’t keep a diary and hardly ever journal. But I was asked to give a glimpse into the work of the Foundation from my point of view, which inevitably means writing a first person account of Read More ››
Foundations in Faith Welcoming Program Support Application for the St. John Paul II Fund for Religious Education and Faith Formation
Foundations in Faith Welcoming Program Support Application for the St. John Paul II Fund for Religious Education and Faith Formation By Carol Incarnacao-Schirm The 2023-2024 grant cycle for program support grants is upon us! Starting on February 15, pastors and ministry leaders in the Diocese of Bridgeport will be able to apply for grants up Read More ››
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 ››
We Love our Retired Priests!
Queen of Clergy honors senior priests
FIF Invests in Young Adults – They are on track and on fire!
Perhaps inspired by Formula One – Check out page 6 of the October Fairfield County Newspaper. These young adults are on track! 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 ››