Men’s LENTen Day of Reflection The Leadership Institute is excited to offer a Men’s Day of Reflection for Lent on Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8:30 am-2:30 pm at The Catholic Center, 238 Jewett Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06606. Take a break from your busy schedules this Lent, and come together with… Read More »
When we held the Catechists’ Conversation, participants were given the opportunity to receive a copy of THE OLD EVANGELIZATION by Eric Sammons with the promise of reading the book and joining in one of the webinar conversations with the author. There are three chances to participate. Pre-registration is required and space… 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 »
Connecticut is the seventh oldest state in the country. As the population of older adults continues to increase, we must have the important conversation about how our parishes can meet the needs of our seniors and tap into the great resources and wisdom that comes with age and experience. If… Read More »
RSVP for Lifelong Formation Now that you have had several weeks to read and digest the Bishop’s Invitation to Lifelong Formation, we are asking all parish leaders to respond to this important invitation. For those parishes who wish to accept the Bishop’s invitation in full, there will be three (3)… Read More »
THE RITE OF ELECTION will be celebrated by Bishop Frank Caggiano on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM at St. Theresa Church (5301 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611). We invite, and very much look forward to, your parish’s participation this year. Please encourage your parish’s catechumens and candidates, and their… Read More »
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 »
(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 »
(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 »
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.