Advent Season Is Here

Download our Advent Calendar to help prepare for Christmas!

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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.

Thursday, January 09, 2020
Formation for Catechists
We are grateful to all our catechists and want to offer them support, resources, and formation. To make sure the young people and adults in our communities are served by… Read More
Monday, January 13, 2020
Formation for Catechists
We are grateful to all our catechists and want to offer them support, resources, and formation. To make sure the young people and adults in our communities are served by… Read More
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Formation for Catechists
We are grateful to all our catechists and want to offer them support, resources, and formation. To make sure the young people and adults in our communities are served by… Read More
Saturday, January 25, 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, January 25, 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
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
We’re still working out the details for our Diocesan Ministry Day scheduled for Saturday, March 7, 2020. (Time and location TBD.) In the meantime, we’d love to know if you… 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

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.

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
Great Reads
How Well Do You Know the Class of 2023?
How Well Do You Know the Freshman Class of 2023? Every year, the Mindset list is published about the incoming college freshman. It began as a project to prepare college… Read More
Reflections
A Prayer for the First Week of School
Master and Teacher, Bless the students who will have trouble settling down this week, whose minds are still at the beach or at grandma’s swimming pool, or the amusement park… Read More
Great Reads
The New Battle: Parents and Screen Time
Now that we are securely ensconced in summer, the battle between parents and children over how much time kids spend on their devices has taken on a new dimension –… 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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