The Thomas Merton Center
A Program of Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, Inc. located in Bridgeport, Connecticut
The Thomas Merton Center is committed to providing a loving, safe and hope-filled community atmosphere that responds to the needs of its guests and residents and respects the dignity of each person. We reflect to the individual and the community our shared responsibility to love and support one another.

Watch the Thomas Merton Center Virtual Celebrity Breakfast below featuring (in order of appearance):
Mike Donoghue, Executive Director – Catholic Charities
Rev., Dr. Herron Gaston – Summerfield United Methodist Church
Bill Colson – Thomas Merton Center
Mendi Blue-Paca – Fairfield County Community Foundation
Bishop Frank Caggiano – Diocese of Bridgeport


How You Can Help Us Respond To The COVID-19 Crisis

We need your help now more than ever to help meet
the needs of the most vulnerable right here in Bridgeport.

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TRUMBULL—On a picture-perfect spring morning, an enthusiastic crew of volunteers from the Parish of St. Catherine of Siena wearing face masks and gloves welcomed more than 150 cars to a contact-free Drive Through Food Drive to support the Trumbull Food Pantry, Blessed Sacrament Parish in Bridgeport, and the Thomas Merton Center in Bridgeport, all of which are experiencing extraordinary need right now.  Through […]

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Bridgeport – On Monday, March 30, 2020, The Thomas Merton Center was informed that due to the program’s collaboration with Sacred Heart University’s College of Health Professions, the program had been selected to receive the College of Health Professions 2020 Community Partner Award in recognition of contributions to the college.  The organization was nominated for […]

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BRIDGEPORT—The demand for food resources at Catholic Charities of Fairfield County has increased 50 percent in recent weeks and may double because of the COVID-19 crisis, according to Executive Director Michael Donoghue. The three soup kitchens that serve the county have seen a significant rise in demand as more people turn to them at a time […]

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