This year’s 13th Annual Eucharistic Centered Youth Rally “Fan the Fire” will be held on August 11, 2018 at St. Rose of Lima Church (46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470) from 9:30 AM to 10:00 PM. The rally is open to all teens 8th through 12th grade and will include: • Fun… Read More »
As part of our efforts to reimagine faith formation in the diocese, we invite you to Reimagine RCIA When: August 17-18, 2018 (Friday evening 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM; Saturday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM) Where: St. Francis of Assisi Parish (35 Norfield Road, Weston, CT 06883) Cost: $200 per parish team,… Read More »
LEADERSHIP SUMMIT: SAFE ENVIRONMENTS Join us for a new Leadership Summit on safe environments on Monday, September 17, 2018 from 9 AM to Noon at The Catholic Center (238 Jewett Ave., Bridgeport, CT). We will discuss the revision to the Charter for the Protection of Young People, introduce updated forms and… Read More »
Jon Leonetti MISSION OF THE FAMILY Saturday, October 6, 2018 • 9am-1pm @ All Saints School (139 West Rocks Rd., Norwalk, CT) Join us on Saturday, October 6, as speaker Jon Leonetti presents his talk, MISSION OF THE FAMILY. How will you change the world? What’s the key to molding… Read More »
Formation day for ministry leaders Our day for parish ministry leaders, including parish and school staff and administration, is a day to celebrate our shared ministry and to be inspired to continue to serve effectively and joyfully. When: Friday, October 5, 2018, from 9am to 2pm Where: Queen Saints Hall, The… Read More »
You are invited to The Bishop’s Lecture Series, a new initiative of The Leadership Institute. Bishop Caggiano knows that all are called to be Missionary Disciples, so we have identified some stellar examples and invited them to share their stories. A few times each year, we will invite a powerful… Read More »
RSVP for Lifelong Formation In September 2017, parishes received Bishop Caggiano’s Invitation to Lifelong Formation. This document outlined steps parishes can take to reimagine formation in their parishes and move towards a more comprehensive, ongoing approach. More than twenty parishes are currently participating in the three workshops that offer support and… Read More »
Our EFFECTIVE CATECHETICAL LEADERSHIP SERIES WORKSHOP will be held over three days, from Tuesday, August 21st to Thursday, August 23rd. It will be held at Diocese of Bridgeport Queen of Saints Hall (238 Jewett Ave., Bridgeport, CT). This workshop is open to all DREs, CREs, YMs and their support staff! For… Read More »
A Catechist Conversation: Part II The Catholic Rite of Baptism calls parents “the first teachers in the ways of faith.” If mom and dad are the first teachers, perhaps the catechists in our parishes are the second. This year, our conversation with Bishop Caggiano focuses on the important role that… 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.
About Our Logo
For generations, stained glass has been used in churches around the world to tell the story of salvation. Inspired by this tradition, the logo for The Leadership Institute of the Diocese of Bridgeport embodies the humility and devotion of its participants. At its center is a dark orange cross pattée, symbolizing the Christian faith. Surrounding the cross are symmetrical shapes colored in our two accent colors, midnight blue and pale turquoise. These colors express wisdom and stability and work to bring the cross into full view. The shapes all point towards the cross, representing that all things lead to Christ. At the same time, four additional orange shapes extend out from the cross, reminding us of our own mission to spread the message of the cross and the hope of the Resurrection to the world. The contents of the logo gather together to form a circle, signifying a unity forged in worship, love, and community.
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.