St. Catherine of Siena Parish provides backpacks to students

TRUMBULL—Dozens of students from inner-city Bridgeport will begin the new school year this week with a brand new backpack and all of the school supplies they need for a successful year of learning thanks to the generosity of parishioners at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Trumbull.  St. Catherine’s Social Justice and Charitable Outreach team, led by Salvatore Spadaccino, conducted the Parish’s Annual Backpack and School Supplies Drive in August. The backpacks and school supplies collected from the drive benefitted students at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Blessed Sacrament Church, The McGivney Community Center and the Convent of Mary Immaculate in Bridgeport, who sent their heartfelt thanks.

“I am excited that our gifts will make a child proud to begin school and help them learn. I am grateful to each member of the Social Justice Team & Charitable Outreach Team for coordinating this effort,” said Salvatore Spadaccino, Coordinator for the Social Justice and Charitable Outreach team.

Other initiatives that the Social Justice & Charitable Outreach Team has worked on include: toiletry drive, hat, coat & sweater drive, Thanksgiving food drive, annual Parish giving tree, pro-life baby shower and many more. For more information on the Social Justice and Charitable Outreach ministry at St. Catherine of Siena in Trumbull, contact Salvatore Spadaccino at

The Parish of Saint Catherine of Siena warmly welcomes anyone who is new to our area, anyone who is searching for the truth, or anyone who is looking for a spiritual home. We are joyfully and faithfully Roman Catholic in belief and practice – a community of faith, worship, service, and formation – and with open hearts we invite all our brothers and sisters into a living and saving friendship with the Lord Jesus Christ, in the communion of His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.  We are conveniently located at 220 Shelton Road in the Nichols area of Trumbull.