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.

Macy’s Trumbull is Supporting The Thomas Merton Center! Shop at Macy’s in the Westfield Trumbull Mall through March 31st. 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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BRIDGEPORT—In 2018, Catholic Charities provided 1,322,500 meals and it anticipates that this number will grow in 2019. However, the recent government shutdown and the added demand put on food pantries has underscored the growing food insecurity of the poor, elderly and working families. Al Barber, president of Catholic Charities, reports that the agency’s programs have broadened […]

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