Welcome to The Institute for Catholic Formation
The Institute for Catholic Formation serves as the headquarters for formation for all those who serve in ministry in our families, parishes, and schools.
We are a People of Hope and hope does not disappoint.
St. Paul reminds us that we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ...and this hope we have does not disappoint. Join us as we gather, then, for a 31-day (virtual) formation event to learn more about your faith, find tips for raising faith-filled children, discuss how the pandemic has changed our Church, and much, much more.
Check back each day for a new challenge for you and your family during Lent 2022Lent Poster 2022
The Institute Presents
Conversations on Race
Hosted in 2020, but still relevant today, take a look at these great webinars and the resources we keep updated as we work together to end the sin of racism.
How to use LEAD™
With LEAD™, the learning management system custom-built for the Church, the Diocese of Bridgeport and your parish offer on-demand enrichment courses, Zoom sessions, and in-person workshops to help you grow as a disciple of Christ.
After five years, what has your family or parish done to implement the Holy Father's challenge to care for creation? Learn more at our Laudato Si page.
True Love That Lasts
What if you could grow the enjoyment and love between you and your spouse by asking one simple question each day? Join the True Love That Lasts Movement and enjoy its benefits - each and every day.
New General Directory
The new Directory for Catechesis presents fundamental theological-pastoral principles for the ministry of catechesis while responding to current social conditions and cultural forces that shape the church’s communication of the Faith. Check out some great resources and plan to join us for our webinar series.
Preparing for Mass
As you prepare for your own ministry, you must also prepare your heart and mind for the celebration of Mass each week. To help, we have collated some great resources, videos, and articles so you can grow in your own faith before sharing what you have with others.