Diocese of Bridgeport
more than 410,000 registered Catholics in Fairfield County, Connecticut, representing 43 percent of the total population. In addition to its 87 parishes, the Diocese sponsors 33 regional elementary schools and five diocesan high schools. The Diocese also sponsors three skilled nursing facilities in Danbury, Stamford, and Trumbull; eight Bishop Curtis Homes for the elderly in Bethel, Danbury, Greenwich, Stamford, Fairfield, and Bridgeport; and a multitude of charitable institutions, including The Cardinal Shehan Center for inner-city children and the Thomas Merton House of Hospitality in Bridgeport; and the New Covenant House of Hospitality in Stamford. Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, with 25 program offices throughout the county, provides the largest private network of social services in southwestern Connecticut.