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Groundbreaking for new Thomas Merton Center facility
The new Thomas Merton Family Center will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, March 31, 10 a.m. at its soon-to-be new location, 1406 State Street in Bridgeport.
Catholic Charities | 2023 Bishop’s Appeal
Donate to Catholic Charities of Fairfield County through the 2023 Bishop's AppealYour gifts to the Bishop's Appeal directed to Catholic Charities of Fairfield County have helped them to reach people where they are and change their lives for the better. Increasing...
Michael Tintrup, ‘heart & soul’ of Charities, retires
BRIDGEPORT—When asked what he plans to do in retirement, Michael Tintrup, who formally stepped down as Chief Operating Officer of Catholic Charities of Fairfield County on February 15, says, “I just don’t know, maybe take some time to breathe and discover the next...
Help Families Impacted by Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
On February 6, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated large areas of central Turkey and northwest Syria. The death toll has surpassed 11,000 and continues to climb. The earthquake is the worst to strike Turkey this century. Later that day, the region experienced a second magnitude 7.7 quake.
United Way of Western Connecticut and City of Danbury Provide Funding to 18 Social Service Agencies
United Way of Western Connecticut and Mayor Dean Esposito of the City of Danbury announced a grant cycle in July of 2022 for social service agencies to receive funding through the Danbury Social Service Grant program.
Order of Malta CT Chapter Supports New Covenant Center
For many years, the Connecticut Area of the Order of Malta has supported New Covenant Center in many ways. They prepare and serve lunch on the second Saturday of every month. This past Saturday, New Covenant’s Raphael Hilaire outdid himself in creating a fantastically healthy, balanced and bountiful meal.
Thomas Merton Center hosts City of Bridgeport to announce new homeless response initiative
BRIDGEPORT — Those experiencing homelessness in the city have another resource to get help. On Thursday at the Thomas Merton Center, Bridgeport's Health and Social Services Department announced a homeless care response initiative to help connect homeless people to...
Thomas Merton Center Celebrates Volunteers
GRATITUDE IS THE BEST ATTITUDE! Sending a HUGE THANK YOU to all our amazing volunteers that make it possible for The Thomas Merton Center to serve those in need. Without you we could not do the work we do -- providing meals, food pantry, day shelter, shower program as...
New Covenant Center’s Harvest Table raises $260,000 to feed the hungry
STAMFORD—Over 250 people attended New Covenant Center’s 12th annual Harvest Table fundraiser on November 3. The event was hosted at the Italian Center and raised $260,000 to benefit the guests and clients of the center. The event featured a silent auction of 40 items,...