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Monday Message, December 5, 2022
KNOW This week, just after we pause to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, we have the chance to gather at St. Matthew in Norwalk for a day of… Read More
Monday Message, November 28, 2022
PRAYERS Prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Denise Bartleson, director of religious education at Our Lady of Grace in Stratford. Details on arrangements can be found… Read More
Monday Message, November 21, 2022
KNOW Bishop Caggiano will be sending a letter to catechists on December 1st. Please update your catechists in LEAD so the right people get the letter. Parish Leader Check In… Read More
Monday Message, November 14, 2022
KNOW We have a Parish Leader Check In on Tuesday. Join us please. The deadline (December 1st) is fast approaching to clean up your catechist data in LEAD. All Parish… Read More
Monday Message, November 7, 2022
KNOW As per the memo sent last week from Pat Krause, please note that ParishSoft has been updated. Pat and her team are offering lots of formation sessions. See the… Read More
Monday Message, October 31, 2022
KNOW Please spread the word about this event – recruiting, training, and sustaining volunteers – which will occur later this month. Every parish needs volunteers, but few are really, really… Read More
Monday Message, October 24, 2022
KNOW There is a workshop in November that you should not miss. Look at this page for more information. Ann Marie Eckert will help us understand best practices for recruiting,… Read More
Monday Message, October 17, 2022
KNOW We had wonderful LEAD and Lunch sessions last week. Those who attended brought to the table many wonderful ideas and are now equipped to use LEAD in their parishes… Read More

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Thursday, September 22, 2022
Confirmation 2022-2023
Attached please find the documents to assist in your planning for Confirmation for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023. Directives for Confirmations.2022.23 Liturgy Planning Sheet Celebration of Mass (23) Confirmation Planning… Read More
Monday, May 09, 2022
Diocesan Consent and Release
It’s official. We now have one form that can be downloaded and used for all parish faith formation programs. Beginning in fall 2022, this form is to be used by… Read More
Wednesday, March 02, 2022
Confirmation Request Form for Fall 2022
Below please find the Confirmation Request Form for the Fall of 2022.  Please complete the form and return it to Carlos Mesquita. Carlos has recently joined the Office of the… Read More
Wednesday, January 05, 2022
Confirmation Sponsors: Norms and Forms - Updated
NEW! These go into effect in January 2022. Confirmation Planning Sheet  (Click to download Word doc) Directives for Confirmations Jan 2022 (Click to download Word doc) Previously posted information: Memo –… Read More
Monday, December 06, 2021
Conversation on Gender Identity
Please be sure to share this with your pastors, principals, counselors, and others on your team that might wish to participate. To register, simply email institute@diobpt.org and let us know… Read More
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, 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