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Blessed Gifts represents an inspirational way for you to support programs and services in the Diocese of Bridgeport including those that protect and transform the lives of the most vulnerable individuals, families, and communities throughout Fairfield County.

Simply choose an area to direct your gift and then choose a special card to personalize and let your loved one know you’ve pledged your support to the Diocese this holiday season.

Click an area to learn more:

 
Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, works to put faith into action by providing a wide variety of services to over 10,000 individuals in Fairfield County, Connecticut each year. Programs are provided that feed the hungry and homebound, shelter the homeless, strengthen individuals and families through counseling and therapeutic services, assist the physically and emotionally challenged, and deliver consultation and assistance to immigrants on the path to citizenship.

Over 1.3 million meals are served annually through four major nutrition programs: the Thomas Merton Center in Bridgeport, New Covenant Center in Stamford, the Morning Glory Breakfast Program in Danbury and Senior Nutrition program in Stamford.

Room to Grow Preschool, a state licensed and nationally accredited program, ensures a high quality education for children ages three to five years in the heart of Norwalk, Connecticut. All people are served without regard to age, race, religion, or income.

When you make a Blessed Gift it reaches those in need. Your support will strengthen and sustain Catholic Charities services and missions.
Rooted in the Catholic faith, Catholic schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport are Christ-centered communities that embrace the dignity and uniqueness of every child and challenge all students to develop their God-given gifts and talents. Students are transformed by a vibrant faith that will lead them to become educated and articulate citizens of the world with a commitment to serve the Lord as missionary disciples.

There are a number of ways to support Catholic education for the overall good of the school, students and its programs. They include:
  • notebooks
  • pencils and art supplies that enable children to write and draw
  • textbooks that are essential for their grade-level to inspire young minds
  • athletic supplies to develop a healthy lifestyle
  • science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) supplies
  • high school engineering programs that develop critical and problem solving skills for the market place
  • tablets, laptops and smart boards maintain current technology for enhanced academics
  • tuition assistance that fills the gap between the cost of education and the amount parents are able to afford
When you make a Blessed Gift for Catholic Education it strengthens and sustains academic excellence and forms life-long values that help students to mature spiritually and succeed.
Saint John Fisher Seminary prepares college-aged men and young adults for entrance into major seminary and eventual ordination to the Catholic priesthood. Through a community life rooted in prayer and study, seminarians seek to grow in their baptismal call to be disciples of the Lord Jesus and men faithful to the Catholic Church. Those who are pursuing an undergraduate degree enroll in a normal schedule of classes with a major in philosophy. and those who enter St. John Fisher with an undergraduate degree take a certificate program with an emphasis in philosophy.

Making a Blessed Gift to Seminarians at St. John Fisher Seminary provides tuition-assistance, books, prayer books, groceries and local travel expenses.
We are grateful for our Senior Priests who were with us and our families during life’s most significant and critical moments. These men continue their services as spiritual leaders, counselors, teachers and friends. Many of the priests live at the Catherine Dennis Keefe Queen of the Clergy Residence in Stamford. The Residence was built to offer an independent living opportunity for our senior priests, through the generosity of the people of the Diocese of Bridgeport.

To support our priests, living at the Clergy residence, you may contribute to services which are available for them: the building maintenance, heat, electricity, cleaning services and laundry, as well as three meals provided daily. Your generosity in providing a comfortable living environment for our senior priests is a sign that their ministry continues to be appreciated by the people of our Diocese.

When you make a “Blessed Gift” it assists in the care of our senior priests and supports the mission of the Church in Fairfield County.