Respecting the dignity and diversity of each person through support and service.

Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs oversees a unified pastoral and educational support for individuals with disabilities while serving as a centralized resource for the Diocesan community.

Through direct service at Saint Catherine Academy or our Adult Day Program and support with Inclusive Support in the Catholic Schools or Parish and Community Outreach, the Center strives to foster the educational, spiritual and social well being of individuals with disabilities.

What’s Happening…


11jun5:00 pm- 10:00 pmAnnual DinnerSaint Catherine Center Annual Dinner5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road Further details: Visit
or call 203-540-5381.

20junAll DayLast Day of School (Academy)Early Dismissal for Students(All Day: tuesday)

26junAll DayExtended School Year ProgramFirst Day(All Day: monday)


4julAll DayIndependence DayCenter Closed(All Day: tuesday)

In the News…


Join us for an evening benefiting Saint Catherine Center on June 11th under the tent at Fairfield University. At our annual dinner, we gather together in fellowship and raise funds to support the many programs that are offered at the Center. This year we honor Charles F. Chiusano for his leadership. Charles has chaired the Board of Directors for the past 8 years provided guidance and leading by example. His commitment to the mission and the growth of Saint Catherine Center has contributed greatly to our success. We recognize Peter Radzwillas with our Community Service Award. Last year we announced at the dinner that we wanted to renovate our kitchen area in the life skills apartment. Peter offered his assistance and completed the project securing donations for appliances, flooring and cabinets, allowing us to complete this very important capital improvement. Finally, we will recognize Gina Barber and Mary Claus with our Volunteer Service Award. Gina has lead our art program at Saint Catherine Academy since 1999 and Mary has joined her to volunteer each week. The students benefit from their knowledge and commitment to learning.

This year’s dinner will begin with cocktails at 5:00pm. Music will be provided by Keltic Kick. Southern Barbecue Dinner will follow with recognition of the honorees and live auction. There will be a Call for Charity to support the technology needs for the programs and the purchase of a wheel-chair accessible van.

For more information and to purchase tickets go to or call 203-540-5381.

Annual Fairfield County’s Giving Day on March 9 is a Big Success!

Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs participated in the Annual Fairfield County’s Giving Day on March 9!
We exceeded our goal! Thank you so much for your support. Funds raised will be used to expand our movement program.