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National Fentanyl Awareness Day

National Fentanyl Awareness Day

Catholic Charities of Fairfield County is a partner of National Fentanyl Awareness Day. This annual event was founded by parents who lost loved ones to the fentanyl crisis and is supported by a coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to raising awareness...

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Bishop Caggiano (opinion): ‘Our Easter faith compels us to face enduring questions of the heart’

Bishop Caggiano (opinion): ‘Our Easter faith compels us to face enduring questions of the heart’

Among the signs of hope this Easter, I would like to share just two of so many in our own diocese. The first is the planned expansion of the Thomas Merton Family Center, a program of Catholic Charities, to a new location on State Street in Bridgeport. I was honored to join many area leaders and volunteers at a recent groundbreaking and blessing. Merton Center, in its love for the stranger, is the Church’s mission lived at its very best

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Catholic Charities | 2023 Bishop’s Appeal

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...

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Michael Tintrup, ‘heart & soul’ of Charities, retires

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...

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Help Families Impacted by Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

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.

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