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Stay connected with your peers across the Diocese of Bridgeport through weekly briefings, events, and resources.

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Monday Message, October 25, 2021
KNOW Franciscan University’s Catechetical Institute is continuing its free webinar series to answer the most commonly asked questions about successfully implementing in parishes and schools in creative and effective ways.  Franciscan… Read More
Monday Message, October 18, 2021
KNOW A few weeks ago, I posted a Monday Message and dated it 2011. Clearly I wasn’t paying attention. What cracks me up is either no one noticed or anyone… Read More
Monday Message, October 12, 2021
KNOW If you have a Confirmation retreat before November 20th, please contact Karen O’Keefe. If you wish to join us for the conversation about Standard Operating Procedures (parish registrations, common… Read More
Monday Message, October 4, 2021
DO Very last call for your entry in the online directory, which will launch this week. Do not be left out. Enter your information today. You can always change something… Read More
Monday Message, September 27, 2021
DO As was mentioned on the call two weeks ago, we are working on an online directory for faith formation leaders. Please complete this survey today so the updates can… Read More
Monday Message, September 20, 2021
KNOW A new day has dawned in the Diocese of Bridgeport as we celebrate the first day of the Institute for Catholic Formation. Read all about it here and, over… Read More
Monday Message, September 13, 2021
KNOW Be sure you have registered for the Formation Leader Quarterly Meeting this Thursday at Holy Spirit. We want to be sure we have taken care of the hospitality appropriately,… Read More
Monday Message, September 7, 2021
KNOW Happy Tuesday to you on this lovely September day. It’s hard to believe that we are nearing the twentieth anniversary of another beautiful Tuesday morning that left us with… Read More

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Sunday, August 29, 2021
Evangelus Offer
If you have not yet reviewed Evangelus and their offer for a free communication tool for 10 parishes, please do so today. Email me if you wish to be included.… Read More
Monday, August 23, 2021
LEAD Reports
Please see the report below. It shows all those who receive email alerts from LEAD (weekly reports). If your parish has “null” that means no one is getting the report.… Read More
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