St. Catherine Of Siena Collects Donations To Support Three Area Food Banks

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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Thomas Merton Center Receives Award from SHU

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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Catholic Charities Resources Stressed As Crisis Grows

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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Thomas Merton Center Highlighted on Channel 12 News

Recently, the Thomas Merton Center was visited by Frank Reccia of Channel 12 News. Channel 12 News featured The Thomas Merton Center and their efforts to help those in need during the COVID-19 crisis. You can watch the news clip in its entirety here.

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Thomas Merton Center Has Huge Holiday Impact

BRIDGEPORT—The Thomas Merton Center in Bridgeport had an extremely successful Thanksgiving holiday. According to Director Craig Adler the local soup kitchen and pantry was able to serve more people than ever thanks to donations from local donors, including one area teen. Fourteen year-old Jason Lambert of Trumbull organized his own food drive after being inspired by […]

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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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