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Annual Bishop Appeal News

A Bridge Home: 2022 Bishop’s Appeal Review July 21st, 2022 - Click here to launch the 2022 Bishop's Appeal Review that first appeared in the March 2022 issue of Fairfield County Catholic.
Giving now can help the Appeal reach goal June 28th, 2022 - BRIDGEPORT—The 2022 Bishop’s Appeal, A Bridge Home has raised over $7.1 million and is at 88 percent of…

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A journey toward faith May 20th, 2022 - NORWALK—A chance meeting followed by an unexpected lunch date in college led Mariana Martins to refocus on…

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2022 Bishop’s Appeal supports Faith Formation May 20th, 2022 - BRIDGEPORT—Chris Green has been serving as director of Religious Education at St. Paul Parish in Greenwich for…

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Férry Galbert’s road to a vocation April 20th, 2022 - BRIDGEPORT—As a kid growing up in Port Au Prince, Haiti, Férry Galbert knew the Mass in creole…

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Meet the Appeal vice chairs February 21st, 2022 - GREENWICH—Paula Summa and Jim O’Neil of Greenwich, the newly named 2022 Vice Chairs of the Bishop’s Appeal,…

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Diocese launches 2022 ‘Bishop’s Appeal’ February 20th, 2022 - BRIDGEPORT—“A Bridge Home,” is the theme of the 2022 Bishop’s Appeal which launched in all parishes at the…

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Trumbull couple to chair ‘A Bridge Home’ January 23rd, 2022 - TRUMBULL—In a divided world, Dan and Kelly Anne Murphy, the chair couple of the 2022 Bishop’s Appeal,…

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News From Past Appeals

Help the Appeal Reach Its Goal June 24th, 2021 - The following is a message from Bishop Frank Caggiano: — We have had good news lately with…

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St. Jude lives Gospel message in its Annual Catholic Appeal effort June 18th, 2021 - MONROE—The response of the parishioners of St. Jude Parish in Monroe is emblematic of the hope and…

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ACA supports bishop’s ‘Call to Renewal’ June 18th, 2021 - BRIDGEPORT—The 2021 ARISE Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) has passed the 50 percent mark with $5 million pledged…

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ACA supports bishop’s ‘Call to Renewal’ June 18th, 2021 - BRIDGEPORT—The “ARISE” 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) is off to an encouraging start with $2.9 million pledged…

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ACA co-chairs ‘Arise’ to the challenge June 18th, 2021 - BRIDGEPORT—For both the Melaragnos and the Murphys, leadership of the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal, the pandemic has…

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ACA looks to year of recovery & renewal June 18th, 2021 - BRIDGEPORT—“Arise” is the theme for the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA), which launches in all parishes on…

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Parishes step up participation in ACA May 7th, 2021 - During the COVID-19 lockdown, Father Norbert Siwinski O.F.M., pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Bridgeport,…

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Investing in their faith and future October 27th, 2020 - BRIDGEPORT—Putting two boys through Catholic school is a labor of love for Janet and Sergio Bran of Bridgeport. It’s also a sacrifice they’re willing to make because they want their sons to carry the gift of Catholic faith throughout their lives. Eight-year-old Alexander and 13-year-old Sebastian…

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‘Emergency Funds’ seeks to raise $1.5 million October 27th, 2020 - BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has appealed to Catholics in the Diocese of Bridgeport to raise $1.5 million as part of the Annual Catholic Emergency Appeal because of an increased demand for services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused “continuing uncertainty and suffering.” “In…

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Bishop asks all to step up to support ACA September 30th, 2020 - BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano is asking Catholics throughout the diocese for help in closing the $1.5 million gap between current Annual Catholic Appeal  (ACA) resources and the increasing needs of people as a result of the pandemic. The bishop said in time of  unprecedented crisis and much uncertainty…

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Bringing Christ to the sick and dying September 10th, 2020 - NORWALK—Every day, Father Paul Sankar, chaplain at Norwalk Hospital, sees opportunities for Catholics to come back to…

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Retired executive reaches out to faithful, one phone call at a time August 30th, 2020 - After retiring as director of sales and marketing for Eli Lilly and Company 15 years ago, Ford…

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Diocese names new Chief Development Officer July 10th, 2020 - BRIDGEPORT—Joseph Gallagher of Armonk, New York, has been named chief development officer of the Diocese of Bridgeport.…

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Emergency appeal leads to strong response May 30th, 2020 - BRIDGEPORT—Response to the emergency needs outlined in this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal has been strong, personal and…

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Bishop re-launches Annual Appeal April 30th, 2020 - BRIDGEPORT—On April 20, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano sent a letter to the faithful throughout the diocese announcing…

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