Relevant News for Ministry Leaders - Every Monday

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Monday Message, May 20, 2024
KNOW There are many parish leaders who have asked about an online version of the Annual Consent and Release form. I have good news. If you would like to use… Read More
Monday Message, May 13, 2024
KNOW We have a Parish Leader Check In tomorrow at 11 am. The link is here. If you have not yet received an invitation and/or ticket to the Mass of… Read More
Monday Message, May 6, 2024
KNOW In addition to the upcoming events flyer we already mentioned, please mark August 24 on your calendar and tell anyone in your parish who has anything to do with… Read More
Monday Message, April 29, 2024
KNOW We have our Parish Leader Check In on Tuesday. Find the link here. On the agenda, a possible partnership with Catholic University of America and a new project with… Read More
Monday Message, April 22, 2024
KNOW If you have not yet begun to look at the learning path, Understanding the Directory, please make sure you join the group in LEAD. Once you join, you will… Read More
Monday Message, April 15, 2024
KNOW Thank you to everyone who attended the meeting last week with Bishop Caggiano. If you have not yet read the Gender Identity document, please log into LEAD and check… Read More
Monday Message, April 8, 2024
KNOW If you go into LEAD this week, you will notice that Resources (top left) are now Channels. New channels are being added each week. The newest, Modern Parables, invites… Read More
Monday Message, Easter Tuesday
KNOW We have a Parish Leader Check In today at 11. All faith formation leaders are welcome. See the link and number here. Note: we are no longer recording these… Read More

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Sunday, April 07, 2024
Understanding the Directory
On March 13, 2024, the Institute hosted a meeting featuring Joe Paprocki and Bishop Caggiano. Among the many great ideas shared is the learning path for Understanding the Directory. Part… Read More
Sunday, April 07, 2024
Spring 2024 Confirmation
This page includes the directives (norms) for Confirmation celebrations post January 1, 2024 as well as the Liturgy Planning Sheets. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and… Read More
Tuesday, September 05, 2023
Confirmation - Fall 2023
FROM BISHOP CAGGIANO As my Office begins preparations to schedule Confirmations for the Spring of 2024, I wish to announce some changes to our current practice that will allow the… Read More
Monday, April 24, 2023
Policies for Visiting Clergy
From our friends in Safe Environments, please be mindful of our diocesan policies regarding visiting clergy. Some parishes hosts priests, men and women religious, or deacons for retreats, evenings of… Read More
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