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.

BRIDGEPORT—Reducing hunger and providing nutrition to those in need is central to Catholic Charities’ mission. As the largest social service agency in the diocese, their soup kitchens serve those most in need, as Fairfield County ranks first nationally in income inequality when compared to the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan areas and where the cost of […]

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BRIDGEPORT—Located in a former church on Madison Avenue in Bridgeport, just a few blocks from St. Augustine Cathedral, you will find a fully functioning soup kitchen that has been feeding the hungry and the homeless Monday through Saturday for the past 45 years. On May 22, 2019, The Thomas Merton Center will host its 25th Annual Celebrity […]

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Macy’s Trumbull is Supporting The Thomas Merton Center! Shop at Macy’s in the Westfield Trumbull Mall through April 9th. Shop and round up your purchase to the nearest dollar. All proceeds will go to the Thomas Merton Center in Bridgeport to feed the hungry in our community.

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Every 3rd Saturday a community of volunteers from the Order of Malta prepares and serves a hot, hearty breakfast to guests at Thomas Merton Center.  A lay religious Order of the Roman Catholic Church, the Order of Malta is dedicated to serving the sick and the poor. The effort typically begins on Friday when members […]

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