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Monday Message, July 26, 2021
I know we are in the midst of summertime, but I wanted to update you on a few items. KNOW Please be sure to read the Considerations for Fall 2021.… Read More
Monday Message, June 21, 2021
KNOW Slight change of plans. The Catechetical Summit will be on Wednesday, August 25th from 10 am to 2:30 pm. Bishop Caggiano is hoping that a weekday is better for… Read More
Monday Message, June 14, 2021
KNOW Happy Flag Day. This week, please make sure you RSVP to Patrick if you are attending the Wine Down on June 22, 2021 at the Donovan home – 5… Read More
Monday Message, June 7, 2021
KNOW Tomorrow is our last Parish Check-in for the summer. We will pick up again in August. The link for tomorrow’s meeting is here. If you haven’t already, please download… Read More
Monday Message, May 31, 2021
KNOW As promised, the calendar of events (well, most of it) is out this morning. Please be sure to mark down all the meetings you wish to attend to save… Read More
Monday Message, May 23, 2021
KNOW Parish Check in #19 tomorrow. Click here for link. Great webinars this week and into June. See the Institute events page for complete details. Tomorrow we will discuss the… Read More
Monday Message, May 17, 2021
KNOW Canon 895 “The names of those confirmed with mention made of the minister, the parents and sponsors, and the place and date of the conferral of confirmation are to… Read More
Monday, May 10, 2021
KNOW We have a parish leader check in tomorrow. You can find the link here. We will be discussing: Fall 2021 Confirmation Directives (posted here) Stickers! For that last item,… Read More

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Monday, July 05, 2021
Confirmation Sponsors: Norms and Forms - Updated
NEW! These go into effect in July 2021. You may begin using the form before then if you wish. Memo – Norms for Sponsors Norms for Sacramental Sponsors Diocesan Sponsor… Read More
Monday, May 31, 2021
Calendar for 21-22
The calendar of events for 2021-2022 is now available. Look on the events page for more complete details. If you are interested in hosting an event at your parish, please… Read More
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Study Guides for Directory for Catechesis
I am happy to share the Leaders and Participants Guides and Participants Guides for the new Directory for Catechesis. We strongly encourage you to set time aside as a parish catechetical leadership team to read and discuss the… Read More
Friday, May 07, 2021
Formation for Catechists
Please feel free to distribute to your catechists. It will help them sign up for formation if they have not done so already. I know some of you have sent… Read More
Thursday, May 06, 2021
Confirmation Directives as of 9/1/21
Please make sure these directives are followed for all the celebrations of Confirmation AFTER September 1, 2021. Directives for Confirmations.2021-22 (Word) Directives for Confirmations.2021-22  (PDF)
Thursday, May 06, 2021
Universal Prayers for Confirmation
As per the request of some of you, I am uploading the Universal Prayers to be used for the celebration of Confirmation in parishes. As always, please let me know… Read More
Friday, April 23, 2021
OCP Grant Opportunity
Please see this notice from OCP about grant opportunities for parishes. OCP Grant Opportunity
Friday, March 19, 2021
Memo to Pastors 032221
This memo is being sent to pastors on Monday, March 22.  It asks them to facilitate contact between those who serve middle school and high school young people and our… Read More
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Memo to Pastors from HR and LI
The following memo was sent to all pastors on March 15, 2021 to offer the assistance of the Office of Human Resources and The Leadership Institute when it comes to… Read More