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Homebound Holy Communion

Join us on for a conversation for those who bring Holy Communion
to the sick and/or homebound on August 24, 2019, at 9 AM
at the Catholic Center. All are welcome to attend.

After morning hospitality and an opening prayer, our conversation will include:

• Best practices for those who bring Holy Communion to the sick and/or homebound
• Formation requirements
• Connecting patients to the parish
• HIPPA guidelines.

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The Challenge is on!

The Leadership Institute of the Diocese of Bridgeport is pleased to introduce the Family Bible Challenge season two beginning on Pentecost Sunday, June 9, 2019. Will your family accept the challenge?

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The Challenge is on!

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.

Accept the Challenge

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
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
Great Reads
Summer Reading for Catholics
Every summer since eighth grade, I have read Robert Bolt’s play A Man For All Seasons. I am also a big fan of CS Lewis and poetry by Whitman, Dickinson,… Read More
Liturgical Ministries
Corpus Christi Sunday
This year for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, every member of the clergy in the Diocese of Bridgeport has been asked by Bishop Caggiano… Read More
Liturgical Ministries
The Role of the Laity in the Church
That the laity have no agency in the church is not magisterial teaching; it is not, in fact, true. Yet it is the paradigm through which we relate to each… Read More
Baptism
Hope for a Reimagined Future
One of the hardest working groups of people in the Catholic Church today are the men and women who serve as directors or coordinators of religious education. Some of my… Read More
Seasonal Resources
Summer of Saintliness Poster
As you know, each Lent and Advent, The Leadership Institute provides catechetical posters for anyone who requests them. This year, we are introducing a poster to encourage families and young… Read More
Baptism
First Teachers
As a parent who is also a practicing Catholic, hoping to raise his child to be faithful, there were, perhaps, no more daunting words that those the priest prayed at… Read More
Young People Today
Talking to Young People About Violence
As a parent, it is my fervent prayer that my own children never have to leave their school with their arms raised over their head as the first responders storm… 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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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, August 24, 2019
Homebound Communion: A Conversation
Join us on for a conversation for those who bring Holy Communion to the sick and/or homebound on August 24, 2019 at 9 AM at The Catholic Center. All are… 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

Everyday Leadership

Check back each day to be inspired.

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What is Formation?

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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Baptism Prep

Resources for those seeking Baptism 

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Liturgical Ministries

Resources for the Diocesan Liturgical Ministries.

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Ministry with Seniors

Dive into our collection of faith-oriented resources for Seniors Ministry.

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Parenting Resources

Learn through age specific parent resources. 

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RCIA & Catechesis Resources

Resources for RCIA and Catechetical Leaders

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Religion in Society

Learn about religion and how it interacts with society.

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Young People

Dive into our collection of faith-oriented resources for Youth and Young Adults.

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Learning Portal

Discover your very own learning path and begin the journey towards lifelong formation.

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Join The Family Bible Challenge!

Season two will begin on Pentecost Sunday, June 9, 2019.
Sign up now!

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