Will your family accept the Bishop's challenge?

The Leadership Institute of the Diocese of Bridgeport is pleased to introduce the Family Bible Challenge. Our goal in the first season is to provide 1,000 families with up to two Bibles, a weekly reflection, and access to videos introducing each book of the Bible, trivia questions, and other resources.

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Will your family accept the Bishop's challenge?

The Leadership Institute of the Diocese of Bridgeport is pleased to introduce the Family Bible Challenge. Our goal in the first season is to provide 1,000 families with up to two Bibles, a weekly reflection, and access to videos introducing each book of the Bible, trivia questions, and other resources.

Sign Up Today

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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.

Saturday, February 09, 2019
Liturgy as Source and Summit (#1)
Please note: there are two opportunities to attend this workshop. One in February. One in April. In the liturgy, the faithful experience and celebrate the presence of Christ among them in… Read More
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Sing Once, Pray Twice
Missionary discipleship begins with an invitation to encounter the Lord in deeply personal ways, and to nurture an enduring relationship with Him, in and through the Church. We cannot effectively… Read More
Saturday, April 06, 2019
Liturgy as Source and Summit (#2)
Please note: there are two opportunities to attend this workshop. One in February. One in April. In the liturgy, the faithful experience and celebrate the presence of Christ among them in… Read More
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Holy Land Pilgrimage 2019
UPDATE! Our pilgrimage has been rescheduled. Instead of traveling this upcoming March, our pilgrimage will take place in July 2019. Be sure to check the post below to see the… Read More
Monday, September 14, 2020
Oberammergau 2020
Join Bishop Caggiano and The Leadership Institute for an 11-day journey through Eastern Europe, featuring the 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau. The villagers of Oberammergau first performed the play in 1634… Read More

Family Movie Night

Saint John Paul II said the family is "the church in miniature." To help families spend time together and share common experiences, The Leadership Institute provides recommendations for Family Movie Night. Each week, a new movie recommendation and explanation is available for your consideration. Enjoy the show!

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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.

Seniors
Actor Rob Lowe: Don't Underestimate the Stress Caregivers Face
Forty million Americans work as an unpaid family caregiver. The mental, physical and emotional stress they face is overwhelming. It’s time to help. Actor Rob Lowe, who cared for his… Read More
Reflections
A New Year Thought
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
Great Reads
When Do Young People Leave The Church?
A new article in Crux discusses the latest study by St. Mary’s Press. The name of the study, Going, Going, Gone, gives you a hint of its content: why and… Read More
Liturgical Ministries
On Serving at the Altar
Being an altar server is an act of prayer, according to Pope Francis. Read more about his comments at the article below. Also included is a reflection on his own… Read More
Liturgical Ministries
Why the Tabernacle?
Should I genuflect in front of the tabernacle? Should I bow? Why do we have a tabernacle anyway? These articles, from Our Sunday Visitor and Catholic Culture, offer some history… Read More
Young People Today
What Are Young People Saying At Synod2018?
On the morning of October 9, 2018, during the 5th General Congregation of the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on young people, the Reports of the… Read More
Great Reads
Young Americans Are The Loneliest
Cigna Health conducted a study recently that concluded young people as a generation are seeking help for loneliness and poor health at a much higher rate than any other age… Read More
Great Reads
Arrested Development
An interesting trend among younger generations, particularly Generation Z, is a slowed rate of development when compared to previous generations. Surveys show many teens reach certain milestones later in life… Read More

Everyday Leadership

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Formation is a conscious education of the mind and spirt. Formation builds creativity and self-discovery and deepens our relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Learn about religion and how it interacts with society.

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