PRAY & PLAY! Come celebrate Catholic Youth & Family Day at Six Flags New England on August 10, 2018! Mix into your day of thrills a morning mass officiated by Most Rev. Mitchell T. Rozanski, Bishop of Springfield. Mass begins at 9:30 a.m. in the River’s Edge Picnic Grove. Full Packages are… Read More »
Webinar: A Conversation with Roy Petitfils As a follow-up to our event with Roy Petitfils last March, we will be offering a couple of webinars with Roy to continue the conversation. Roy will entertain your questions and lead a conversation on our pastoral response to young people who have questions… Read More »
Join us on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 9am-4pm at the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist, Stamford (279 Atlantic St, Stamford, CT 06901) for a symposium marking the 50th anniversary of Blessed Pope Paul’s VI’s landmark encyclical letter. The symposium will feature talks by: • George Weigel • Mary Eberstadt •… Read More »
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 »
2018 Wedding Jubilee Mass and Concert On Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 3:00pm at St. Theresa Parish in Trumbull (5301 Main St, Trumbull, CT 06611), Bishop Caggiano will be celebrating the 2018 Wedding Jubilee Mass. This Mass is for couples celebrating 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50+ year wedding… Read More »
Join us on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 3:00pm for a special sing-along screening of the classic film THE SOUND OF MUSIC! The event will take place at the Klein Auditorium (910 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06605). Tickets are $5 per person. Join the fun and enjoy this classic movie, fellowship and ice cream with… Read More »
Are you or someone you know hurting from a past abortion experience? There is help and hope. Begin your healing journey and experience God’s mercy. Project Rachel is offering an Entering Canaan Day of Prayer and Healing on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 9am-4pm for women who are suffering from a… Read More »
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano invites you… On a tour to the Splendors of Eastern Europe, featuring the Passion Play of Oberammergau, lasting 11 days: September 14 – 24, 2020, visiting Prague, Budapest, Vienna, and Munich. $3,999 per person from New York (Air/land tour price is $3,549 plus $450 government taxes/airline surcharges)… Read More »
Saint John Paul II Fund for Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Responding to Bishop Caggiano’s invitation to lifelong formation, we invite you to reimagine faith formation at every level. The Saint John Paul II Fund for Faith Formation and Youth Ministry is offering grant opportunities to assist your efforts. We… 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 »
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.