The Development Office helps to raise the financial resources needed by the Diocese of Bridgeport to operate ministries and services which include Catholic Schools, Catholic Charities, Saint John Fisher Seminary Residence, and many others. The Development Office works with parishes each year to raise capital funds and increase offertories.
The 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal is the single largest source of revenue for the diocese and its ministries. Each year, the 82 parishes and the St. Margaret Shrine participate in the fund-raiser. Parishioners are encouraged to make a ten-month pledge. Find out how your gift made a difference in 2016.
2017 Parish Leadership Guide (PDF)
Includes weekly prayers, bulletin & pulpit announcements. Please refer to the guide for detailed information and tools on how to conduct a successful Appeal. Please call the Development Office with any questions. We are here to assist you in your effort.
Parish Offertory Enhancement Program (PDF)
We are offering an optional increased offertory program.
Contact Pam Rittman or Bill McLean for more information at (203) 416-1479 or (203) 416-1473.
The Development Office established a Planned Giving Program to provide parishioners with valuable estate planning concepts and to explain how to be charitable when planning their estates through wills, annuities, and other charitable vehicles.