Relevant News for Ministry Leaders - Every Monday

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

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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
Monday Message, March 25, 2024
Would You Mind If I Washed Your Feet? If Christ should suddenly stand before me with a towel thrown over his shoulder and a pan of water in his hands,… Read More
Monday Message, March 18, 2024
KNOW Parish Leader Check In #74 tomorrow. Use this link to access. On the agenda: JPII Grants, your feedback on the First Witnesses website, and a brief conversation on what… Read More
Monday Message, March 11, 2024
KNOW We look forward to welcoming parish catechetical leaders on Wednesday, March 13th to Queen of Saints Hall at the Catholic Center. Doors open at 9 for light refreshments. Our… Read More
Monday Message, March 4, 2024
KNOW We have a Parish Leader Check In tomorrow. We will spend some time brainstorming JPII Grant ideas and get an update on the First Witnesses site, among other things.… Read More
Monday Message, February 26, 2024
KNOW The Directory for Catechesis is, quite literally, our guidebook for how we reimagine catechesis in our parishes and schools. Bishop Caggiano has invited all catechetical leaders to a day… 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 and let us know… Read More