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Happy New Year!

Read our New Year's Reflection

Death and Life are in the power of the Tongue 

 

 

Advent Season Is Here

Download our Advent Calendar to help prepare for Christmas!



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Advent Resources


Join The Family Bible Challenge!

The Leadership Institute of the Diocese of Bridgeport is pleased to present the Family Bible Challenge. Now in its fourth season, the Family Bible Challenge continues to expand. We welcome the faithful of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Archdiocese of New York to our adventure and hope you enjoy the weekly reflections and quizzes.

Season four will focus on the season of Advent. Our goal is to grow the number families Accepting the Challenge of learning more about the Bible through weekly reflections, trivia questions, access to videos introducing each book of the Bible, and other resources.

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Upcoming Events

The Leadership Institute offers formation opportunities for all ages - from high school retreats and young adult meet-ups to leadership conferences, weekend workshops, and more.

Monday, February 10, 2020
Formation for New Liturgical Ministers
As members of the Body of Christ through baptism, in addition to life as Christians in the secular world, it is our right and duty to participate in the various… Read More
Saturday, March 07, 2020
Diocesan Ministry Day 2020: From Encounter to Accompaniment
Join us for the Diocesan Ministry Day,  Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM at All Saint School in Norwalk. The day begins with check-in / registration… Read More
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Formation for New Liturgical Ministers
As members of the Body of Christ through baptism, in addition to life as Christians in the secular world, it is our right and duty to participate in the various… Read More
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Formation for New Liturgical Ministers
As members of the Body of Christ through baptism, in addition to life as Christians in the secular world, it is our right and duty to participate in the various… Read More
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Formation for New Liturgical Ministers
As members of the Body of Christ through baptism, in addition to life as Christians in the secular world, it is our right and duty to participate in the various… Read More
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Join us on a pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception! Saturday, May 16, 2020 Saint John Paul II best expressed its essence: “This Shrine… Read More
Friday, August 07, 2020
10-Day Greece & Turkey Pilgrimage for Young Adults 2020
Our 2020 pilgrimage to Greece and Turkey for young adults will follow in the footsteps of St. Paul, visiting Thessaloniki, Philippi, Kavala, Vergina, Veroia, Kalambaka, Meteora, Delphi, Ossios Loukas, Athens,… Read More
Monday, September 14, 2020
Oberammergau 2020
Please note that this pilgrimage is now in a wait list situation. We have room on the bus, but no more Passion Play tickets. If we receive more, we will… Read More

Featured Resources

From daily reads to planned journeys, discover a library designed to fulfill a diocesan community of all ages with catechesis and spiritual nourishment.

Seasonal Resources
Bible Sunday
Pope Francis has issued an apostolic letter entitled “Aperuit Illis,” instituting the “Sunday of the Word of God” for all dioceses and churches throughout the world. “I hereby declare that the… Read More
Reflections
A Thought for the New Year
I’m sorry…I didn’t mean it I take it back Strike it from the record What is as irreversible as murder, violates its victims more than theft, is as deadly as… Read More
Reflections
Near Faith Experiences
All around us this season are near-faith experiences – experiences of other people’s faithfulness that challenge us to evaluate how we live our own lives. My friend, Marlene, lost her… Read More
Great Reads
Can You Say Hero?
Mr. Rogers has been the news lately. Though he’s been gone for years, his name keeps coming up because the new feature film, starring Tom Hanks, is a hit. Many… Read More
Reflections
Please, I want to see
This week in Luke’s Gospel, we hear the story of the man born blind. There it is, the great and powerful question that Jesus asks us all: “What do you… Read More
Seasonal Resources
Advent Resources
In addition to our own Advent Posters and just in time to help you and your families celebrate Advent well this year, we have put together the best resources we… Read More
Great Reads
Helping Children Struggling with Anxiety
The National Institute of Mental Health and one of the world’s top anxiety researchers says that for most kids, feelings of worry won’t last, but for some, they will —… Read More
Seasonal Resources
Advent Poster 2019
The Leadership Institute creates a poster for Advent, Lent, and Summer. Our 2019 Advent Poster is ready! It includes 25 ways to use the season of Advent, with all its waiting… Read More

Alphabits

Alphabits is a project funded, in part, by the St. John Paul II fund for religious education and youth ministry.

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