Monday Message, April 26, 2021

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Someone called the office last week and inquired about adult Confirmation. I quickly looked up the parish bulletin because I have not yet mesmerized all your names and phone numbers. The gentleman was very happy and I am confident the DRE I threw under the bus will respond professionally and make sure the man is prepared.

While I was looking at the bulletin, however, I noticed the announcement about marriage prep in the diocese is more than two years old.


If you wouldn’t mind, please copy and paste the announcement below and forward it to the bulletin editor. If your parish hosts its own marriage formation, feel free to edit.

Getting Married?

The Diocese of Bridgeport offers formation for couples who wish to be married in the Catholic Church. Formation is available online in English and in person in Spanish. For more information, please visit

I appreciate your help making sure we communicate accurate information.

This Week

Parish Check In is tomorrow. Let’s continue to talk about what the fall will look like. Log in information is here.

If you have young people interested in this year’s SHU Journey, please send them to this page.

You may have seen this memo about The Leadership Institute sharing artwork. We are happy to share, but I need a few days to pull it together. I promised too early.

There is a new Calendar Request Form for Confirmation – Fall 2021 – Please start using this form today.

From The Field

Parishes in Greenwich are wondering if anyone has a retreat planned between now and May 16 for parents and/or first communicants. Please email Loren at St. Michaels if you can assist.

Oregon Catholic Press is offering grants to parishes. See this letter for more information.

Catholic University of America is offering a virtual National Catholic Youth Leadership Forum this summer. See this flyer for more information.

This Week’s Laugh