Nine Days of Prayer

Join the faithful from around the Diocese of Bridgeport for the recitation of the Rosary at 7 pm beginning on March 25, 2020 (The Feast of the Annunciation) and continuing through April 2, 2020. 

Beginning with Bishop Frank Caggiano and continuing each night, a ministry leader from around the diocese will lead us in prayer. We will use the proper mysteries of each day and conclude with the Novena being used by Pope Francis during this pandemic. There is no need to register. Click below for more information on how to join.

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Diocesan Ministry Day 2020

From Encounter to Accompaniment

Mass with the Bishop. Dozens of workshop selections. Experts from around the country.
Sign up now for a day that could change your ministry - and your spiritual life!

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Diocesan Ministry Day 2020

From Encounter to Accompaniment

Mass with the Bishop. Dozens of workshop selections. Experts from around the country.
Sign up now for a day that could change your ministry - and your spiritual life!

Sign Up Today



Catechetical Formation

Offering support, resources, and formation to catechists.

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Happy New Year!

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Death and Life are in the power of the Tongue 

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In collaboration with the diocesan office of faith formation, The Leadership Institute is pleased to offer a wealth of resources for parents to use at home during these uncertain days.

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Upcoming Events

All events through April 30, 2020 are cancelled. The pilgrimages for May, August, and September 2020 are also postponed. Let us continue to pray for one another.

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
Monday, June 22, 2020
SHU Journey: Summer Theological Institute for High School Youth
A Lilly Endowment Summer Theological Institute for High School Youth Monday, June 22, 2020 – Friday, June 26, 2020 7:30 am – 4:30 pm SHU Journey is an extraordinary five-day… 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
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Pilgrimage to the Cloisters & Shrine of Mother Cabrini
Join us on a pilgrimage to the Cloisters and the Shrine of Mother Cabrini, the “patroness of immigrants”. Saturday, November 14, 2020 The pilgrimage will include: • Early morning departure… Read More

See our Lenten Resources!

Check out the great resource page for this holy season. We have scoured the web and found the best of the best - worksheets, prayers, prayer services, videos, and even mini-courses you can take or use with those you serve - all meant to live Lent fully this years.

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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
Watch Our Lenten Retreat: Falling Into Grace
In case you missed it, our recent webinar is now available to watch online! This one-hour webinar with Steve Angrisano was presented on March 26, 2020: Often, we can become… Read More
Seasonal Resources
Lenten Resources
This Lent, why not let us do the heavy lifting and provide you with a plethora of resources from across the web to make your Lenten load a little lighter.… Read More
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


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 five will focus on the Book of Psalms. 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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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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