In 2006, the Diocese of Bridgeport partnered with Harborside Healthcare to continue the operation of its three nursing homes, St. Joseph Center in Trumbull, St. Camillus Center in Stamford and St. John Paul II Center in Danbury. With Harborside owning and managing the nursing operation, the Diocese dedicates resources to protect and maintain the Catholic identity and mission of the homes. Today, this partnership at the three Centers continues with the successor to Harborside, Genesis HealthCare — one of the nation’s largest skilled nursing care providers.
The Diocese of Bridgeport is committed to the pastoral mission of St. Joseph Center, St. Camillus Center, and St. John Paul Center: to provide spiritual and emotional support and Catholic services to residents and their families.
Reasons To Support the Diocese of Bridgeport Pastoral Care Fund
Provide for the spiritual care of our residents, which is an integral part of the approach to care at St. Camillus Center, St. Joseph Center and St. John Paul II Center.
Ensure that daily Mass and Holy Communion continue to be offered.
Help residents cope with the stress of illness and ease loneliness.
Help families deal with difficult health care decisions and difficult news.
"Bringing Christ to the elderly, the sick, and the dying is a ministry of love. The pastoral care program of the Diocese of Bridgeport is based on the Gospels and Christ's example of love and care for the sick and those separated from family, friends and community. Our pastoral care providers give personal witness to the presence of Our Lord through their outreach and visitation to the sick, the elderly, their families and their caregivers at St. Joseph Center in Trumbull, St. Camillus Center in Streamford and St. John Paul II in Danbury. With heartfelt thanks for your support and commitment to the residents and families we serve, and prayerful best wishes for you and your loved ones, I remain"