Reimagine Faith Formation

An invitation to lifelong formation from the Diocese of Bridgeport.


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A Catechist Conversation

Bishop Frank Caggiano requests all catechists to attend one of two meetings to have a conversation with him about reimagining faith formation in our parishes. Topics to be discussed include a renewed call to passing on our faith in engaging ways, as well as a conversation about the bishop’s Invitation… Read More »

From Encounter to Accompaniment

The Leadership Institute is collecting stories about the way people encounter the person of Jesus Christ. Do you have a story to share? We all encounter Jesus in different ways: through the birth of a child, the loss of a loved one, through nature, music, or even travel. Through joy… Read More »

Marriage Preparation

(En español) The Diocesan Marriage Preparation Class is designed to be an engaging, enriching, and beautiful presentation of the teachings of our faith. Use this page to read more and to register for required classes, offered several times throughout the year. Marriage Preparation Checklist: • Call your parish — 8 to 12 months… Read More »

Preparación Matrimonial

(In English) Las clases Diocesanas de Preparación Matrimonial están diseñadas para motivar, enriquecer y presentar la belleza de las enseñanzas de nuestra fe. Utilice esta página para informarse y para inscribirse en las clases requeridas. Se ofrecen varias veces durante el año. Lista de verificación para la Preparación Matrimonial: •… Read More »

Young Adult Holy Land Pilgrimage

Our Young Adult Scripture Study Week program, which includes a week-long pilgrimage to the Holy Land, is designed for young adults in their 20s to fall in love with Scripture by immersing themselves in study of the Sacred Scriptures, pilgrimage to Sacred Biblical sites, and shared theological reflection with a small… Read More »

About the Leadership Institute

The Diocesan Leadership Institute will serve as the headquarters for formation for all those who serve in ministry in our parishes and schools. Through a combination of online learning, face to face workshops, and independent study, the Institute will offer creative opportunities for ministry personnel to learn more about the Catholic faith and discover new ways to shape the next generation of disciples in Fairfield County.

In addition, the Institute will serve as a clearinghouse for resources for those in ministry and a virtual library for anyone who wishes to learn more about the Catholic faith, regardless of the role one might choose to play in spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Something for Everyone

While the Institute’s courses will be required for some and open for everyone, specific resources are being created for a variety of age-specific and role-specific individuals. Imagine:

  • Being able to find resources that help you as a Catholic parent or grandparent.
  • Being able to find useful tools to help engage the young people you serve.
  • Learning more about the ways you can be involved in the life, mission, and ministry of the parish you attend.