Community Saint Damaris
153 Linden Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 066040
(203) 330-8409
serving in the Diocese of Bridgeport

We collaborate with parish work at Saint George Catholic Church, under the direction of the Priests of the Institute of the Incarnate Word; we coordinate especially between the Hispanic, American, and Lithuanian Communities. Our main works of evangelization are to give spiritual assistance and catechetical instruction to children, youth, and adults. The people we work with usually have strong ties to their cultural roots which creates exciting opportunities and special challenges in the apostolate.

Our main apostolic works are the following:

  • Catechism: We help with ‘Saint Cyril of Jerusalem’, a plan of Formation for Adult and Catechists throughout the Diocese of Bridgeport, in order to continue the formation with the Hispanic Community. And also we help with the Religious School at Saint George Catholic Church.
  • Catholic Center of the University of Bridgeport: Our work with the youth includes:
    • A Holy Hour once a week
    • Sunday Mass in our Our Lady of Peace Chapel
    • Volunteer work in the missions
    • Open Chapel for Prayer
    • Parish and Sacramental Life at St. George
  • Visit the Sick: We assist the sick and the elderly at the Astoria Park Rehabilitation Center.
  • Youth ministry: We help with our teenagers and youth adult, giving them the opportunity to grow in the knowledge of God and to learn a good and ‘healthy’ diversion. We also participate during the Vocational fairs, organized by the Diocese of Bridgeport, helping our youth to recognize their vocation in the heart of our Church.
  • Parish duties: we also are in charge of the liturgy and sacristy of our Parish.

Our Patron
Saint Damaris
Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked; but others said, ‘We will hear you again about this.’ So Paul went out from among them. But some men joined them and believed, among them Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman named Damaris and others with them This passage from Acts is about St. Paul’s preaching to the Athenians about Jesus’ resurrection in which some people converted. “Among the few converts in Athens, St. Luke mentions Damaris. She is one of the many women who appear in Acts.” — Fr. Carlos Miguel Buela, from a homily that appears in the book Servidoras II.