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JPII Funds Catholic Adventures Street Evangelists night in Stamford- September 7th

STAMFORD—Last June, 25 parishioners from the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist went out into the streets of Stamford just as the early disciples did, who were directed by Christ to spread the Gospel. In one evening, these modern street evangelists approached a few hundred people in an attempt to bring Christ to strangers, said Read More ››

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 ››

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2019 St. John Paul II Fund Grant Awards

Announcing the St. John Paul II Fund Grant Recipients for 2019   Bishop Caggiano and the Foundations in Faith Board of Trustees thanks the generous donors who have directed $115,000 of funding to Diocesan churches and parishes to enhance and innovate religious education, youth ministry and faith formation innitiatives. Basilica of St. John the Evangelist Read More ››

The Holy Spirit takes Flight at the Foundations in Faith Board Meeting

Numerous Grants and Awards totaling $425,000 for Pastoral Care Approved by the Foundations in Faith Board of Trustees   BRIDGEPORT—On May 23, the board of trustee meeting began and closed with a prayer. The feeling of gratitude for the donors, priests, parish staff and the Catholic community who are all striving to grow closer to 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. 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 ››