Paying It Forward

George Alberto has been involved in his local community and been doing acts of charity for as long as he can remember. As a parishioner of Saint Patrick’s Parish in Bridgeport and a member of the Knights of Columbus for Council 4716, volunteering has been part of his weekly life especially since one of the […]

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Adler to Lead the Thomas Merton Center

Al Barber, President of Catholic Charities proudly announces the appointment of Craig Adler as the new Director for the Thomas Merton Center. “Craig is a resident of Westport and will be joining the agency in early September. He comes with very impressive background including extensive financial and non-profit experience.” Most recently, he has been the […]

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Reducing Hunger Through Education

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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Thomas Merton Center’s 25th Annual Celebrity Breakfast

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 in Trumbull Supports Thomas Merton Center – Event Extended

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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Give to Us Through Catholic Charities on Fairfield Giving Day!

Tomorrow is the day to GIVE! Giving Day is an exciting 24-hour online fundraising event to support nonprofit organizations across Fairfield County. Sponsored by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation and Bank of America, Giving Day 2019 kicks off  at the stroke of midnight. For the next 24 hours on that day, you can donate online as many […]

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Order of Malta are TMC Regulars

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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A Donation to Catholic Charities on Giving Day Means Giving to Thomas Merton Center

Let’s get ready to GIVE where we LIVE! Giving Day is an exciting 24-hour online fundraising event to support nonprofit organizations across Fairfield County. Sponsored by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation and Bank of America, Giving Day 2019 kicks off three weeks from today on Thursday February 28 at the stroke of midnight. For the next 24 hours on […]

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Charities Responds To Food Insecurity In The Area

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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2019 Thomas Merton Center Celebrity Breakfast

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:30 AM – 9 AM The Holiday Inn 43 Madison Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06604 Featuring Guest Speakers Jim Koplik – President of Live Nation CT & Howard Saffan – Developer & CEO of Amphitheater, LLC

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