The goal of the Office for Pastoral Services is to foster, guide, and support the endeavor of life-long formation in the teachings of Christ and all aspects of the Catholic Faith on both the parish and diocesan levels.

Under the direction of the Bishop, chief catechist of the diocese, the Office for Pastoral Services strives to accomplish this goal of catechesis and evangelization for all ages by supporting and building up parish catechetical programs, youth and young adult ministries, adult formation, Christian Initiation, pro-life/family life activities, marriage preparation, and formation programs for teachers, catechists, catechetical leaders, and clergy.


Our offices are located in the Catholic Center:

238 Jewett Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06606
Phone: (203) 416-1440
Fax: (203) 373-1418



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First Women's Conference for the Diocese of Bridgeport on Saturday, October 25 at 8:30am to 4:30pm at the Trumbull Marriott, 180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull, CT. 

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Schedule of the day:

7:45am check in

8:30am Mass with Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano

10am Genevieve Kineke “Essence of Femininity”

11:15am Dr. Dianne Traflet “To Unveil Christ in the Heart of Another:  Edith Stein’s Understanding of the Vocation of Women”

1:45pm Sr. Clare Matthiass, CFR “Dignity and Vocation as Women”

3pm Adoration, Divine Mercy Chaplet

4pm Closing remarks and dismissal

Adoration, veneration of relic of Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), refreshments, and vendors will be available throughout the day.

Confession will be available during the breaks in between talks.


Frequently asked questions:

There is no assigned seating for Mass and the talks, therefore you can sit among friends from different parishes.

No refunds.

Click here for directions to the Trumbull Marriott, 180 Hawley Ln, Trumbull, CT.


The Catechetical Congress

The Catechetical Congress, a symposium on faith, was sponsored by the Office for Pastoral Services and held November 16 at Sacred Heart University. Below are videos from that event.



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