As I have often shared in other postings, I am the proud son of immigrant parents who came to this country to seek a better life for my sister and me. This basic fact has shaped every aspect of my life, for which I am most Read More ››
Monthly Newspaper • DIOCESE OF BRIDGEPORT
BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano is excited to build upon the momentum established with the JPII Fund grant awards in 2018 by raising the bar with a deeper focus on Reimagining Faith Formation!
According to Bishop Caggiano, we will actively seek religious education and youth ministry programs Read More ››
Gaius Plinius Secundus, a Roman philosopher better known as Pliny the Elder once said: “Home is where the heart is.” His point is simple. Home is meant to be a place shared with family and friends wherein we grow to appreciate our own self-worth, come to Read More ››
This past Tuesday at Mass we heard the famous passage in the Gospel of Matthew when the Lord taught his disciples the prayer we now call “The Our Father.” For many of us it is one of the first prayers that we learned as children and Read More ››
DANBURY—Immaculate High School was recently awarded $6,909 in grant money to create a music technology laboratory, which will enhance its popular music education programs. Immaculate received the monies from a grant from Foundations in Education, a non-profit initiative that assists the Diocese of Bridgeport’s ongoing mission Read More ››
During these difficult times for our good and faithful priests, who are often looked upon with suspicion by society because of the sins and crimes of other priests who have abused children, we need to pray each day for their strength, courage and perseverance. We must Read More ››
One of the earliest memories that I have from my first assignment as a newly ordained priest occurred during a conversation that I had one morning at breakfast with my first pastor. That morning he offered me valuable pastoral advice that came from his many years Read More ››
How do you heal a broken heart? This was the question that I posed during my homily to the Synod Fathers on the Feast of St. Luke in October, as we gathered to discern how best to serve the needs of youth in our modern world. Read More ››
Foundations in Education is committed to strengthen and transform the mission of Catholic education in the Diocese of Bridgeport by supporting innovation in academic and extra-curriculum programs, fostering opportunities for the professional development of school leaders in Read More ››
Much has been written about the spiritual needs of young people who face an ever-changing and challenging world. Technology alone presents unparalleled opportunities for improvements in education and social networking, (which I did not have when I was young), while at the same time tempting young Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—The Diocese has launched a video series to support the “We Stand with Christ” Capital Campaign that was publicly announced in January.
Beginning with the release of this week’s video, “We Stand with Children,” Catholics throughout the diocese will be seen on camera delivering both personal and Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—Foundations in Education is pleased to announce that applications to the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund open February 1, 2019!
The mission of the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund is to help families afford a Catholic education at Diocesan elementary schools in Fairfield County.
In the 2018-2019 academic year, the Bishop’s Scholarship Read More ››
As the Christmas season came to an end, I was left the final task of packing all the Christmas decorations away. In addition to my rooms at the seminary, I also continue to put up some of the Christmas decorations that my parents used when they Read More ››
The Diocese of Bridgeport is pleased to announce that Foundations in Faith is growing both the board of directors and its staff. With the new year, Foundations in Faith has hired Kelly Weldon as the assistant to the chairperson. Foundations in Faith, the successor to Faith Read More ››
In this morning’s Reading at Mass, taken from the Letter to the Hebrews, we hear that the Son of God is “as far superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.” We are reminded that angels are real and Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—“How delighted we are to be celebrating these wonderful students,” said Holly Doherty-Lemoine, executive director of Foundations in Education.
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano and Foundations in Education hosted the annual “Leaders of Tomorrow” breakfast reception for students, their parents and donors on Thursday, November 8 at the Read More ››
STAMFORD—While every scholarship recipient appreciates the donor that helps make their academic experience possible, it is unlikely that they get to meet the people who fund their scholarships. On September 11, six students from Trinity Catholic High School in Stamford and their families had the unique Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano invited all recipients of the Saint John Paul II grants to a reception on Tuesday, September 4 from 4:30 –6:00 pm at the Catholic Center to celebrate their award. Around 60 clergy, staff, and laypeople who share in the parishes’ ministry faith Read More ››
A lifetime ago, when Tom McInerney was a sophomore at St. Augustine High School in Brooklyn, his world history teacher, Mr. Hitti, took him aside for the kind of talk teenagers would rather avoid.
Mr. Hitti didn’t mince his words. He told Tom that he was “way Read More ››
GREENWICH—Peter and Barbara Ripp of Greenwich, lifelong supporters of Catholic education, have given a $1 million gift to Foundations in Education to create an early learning program for three- and four-year-old children in the Diocese of Bridgeport.Their donation will establish the Christopher Ripp Early Learning Program Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—The Diocese of Bridgeport has announced the application process for the Saint John Paul II Fund for Religious Education and Youth Ministry.
Lay ministers, priests and religious in parishes throughout the diocese may apply for grants between $500 and $10,000. Those who are awarded grants will receive Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—Notre Dame High School recently received two grants from Foundations in Education. Foundations in Education is a non-profit initiative created to assist the Diocese of Bridgeport’s ongoing mission to support Catholic education in Fairfield County by supporting innovation in academic and extra-curriculum programs, fostering opportunities for the Read More ››
In its historic first year of offering grants, Foundations in Education is pleased to announce 19 grant awards totaling $105,000 to benefit Catholic schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport. This competitive grant cycle is the first of its kind for Foundations in Education and Diocesan‐wide Catholic schools alike.
Grant Read More ››