Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Nov 02

Soulmass at Georgetown Oratory

6:00pm


Soulmass will be held on November 2nd, All Souls Day.  It will be a beautiful Mass and afterward, Soul Lights will be lit outside of the church in memory of the Faithful Departed loved ones of those in the community.  Soul Light votives can be purchased through the Guild.
Address
Sacred Heart Church
30 Church Street
Redding
Connecticut 06896
Contact
Liz Sweeney
information@sacredheartguild.org
Friday
Nov 04

Night Of Worship (NOW)

7:00pm


NOW’s mission is to engage young adult Catholics (18-35) in the act we were made for: uniting ourselves to the One Who we desire and offering ourselves as an act of praise. We were made for worship, now and for eternity. This life is not just rehearsal, and this night will serve as a glimpse into our eternity with our Creator. For this reason, NOW as a title serves these two purposes: not only communicating the Night of Worship as an acronym but also communicating our intentional and Christian responsibility to glorify our Lord: first, now, in this life to work toward communion with our Lord and each other, so that we can then celebrate in perpetual worship with Him and each other for all eternity.

 

NOW will feature praise and worship led by Village Lights’ Ricky Vazquez, Mass, Adoration, fellowship, prayer teams for deliverance ministry, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, short introductions to different communities in the area, and a witness on our theme, Whole Heart, which will speak about surrendering our whole hearts to our Savior.
Website: https://forms.gle/QHHB8g83wL6Wvz9Z7
Address
St. Edward the Confessor Parish
21 Brush Hill Rd
New Fairfield
Connecticut 06812
Contact
Angelica M. Bakhos
abakhos@diobpt.org
Saturday
Nov 05

YCP Breakfast Fundraiser

10:00am - 12:00pm
Cost: $50
Join Young Catholic Professionals Fairfield County for a Breakfast Fundraiser at the Convent of St. Birgitta's in Darien! We'll begin the day with mass followed by a tour of the convent, breakfast and a talk about "Faith in the Workplace" from our speaker, Father Cyprian La Pastina, Pastor of the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist in Stamford. Our event is open to all ages.

Tickets can be purchased on our website. All ticket proceeds will be donated to YCP and The Malta House.
Purchase Tickets Here: https://www.ycpfairfieldcounty.org/events/convent-of-st-birgitta-breakfast

Members: $40.00
Non-Members: $50.00

Schedule:
10:00-10:30AM: Mass
10:30-11:00AM: Tour/History of the Convent & St. Birgitta
11:00-11:30AM: Breakfast, coffee and tea
11:30-12:00PM: Talk with Fr. Cyprian La Pastina
Website: https://www.ycpfairfieldcounty.org/events/convent-of-st-birgitta-breakfast
Address
Convent of St. Birgitta's
4 Runkenhage Rd
Darien
Connecticut 06820
Contact
Marino Patrk
marinopatrk@gmail.com
Tuesday
Nov 08

Adult Theology Class

7:00pm

Exploring the Mystery of the Blessed Trinity


How can God be One and Three? What are some heresies that falsify the true doctrine of the Trinity? is the Trinity a contradiction? How can we understand this central mystery of our faith?

All talks in this series are given by the pastor, Rev. Canon Francis Altiere

Light refreshments will be served.

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Address
Saints Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church
79 Church Street
Bridgeport
CT 06608
Wednesday
Nov 09

Clergy Check-In #15

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Think of the Clergy Check In as open office hours at the Institute. Register for all sessions or for only the session you wish to attend. Our goal is to meet virtually with every pastor at least once during the 2022-2023 ministry year. During our half-hour session, we will help you manage LEAD for your parish, answer any questions about upcoming changes to sacramental norms, or just listen to any concerns you have about formation opportunities in your parish.

Meetings will be recorded and available in LEAD.

Each meeting is via Zoom beginning at 1:30 pm and links are available on the Institute website.




About Our Virtual Meetings

This gathering is a virtual meeting hosted by Zoom. The link below will take you directly to the registration page. Once you register, you will receive the confirmation email, which includes the link. You will also receive reminders about the webinars in the days leading up to the events. You are encouraged to click it a few minutes before the meeting start time to test your video and sound. You will be automatically placed into a waiting room upon entry until the host lets you in.

Register

Stamford Young Adult Mass and Social

6:00pm
Join Young Adults (18-39) in the Greater Stamford area for a mass and social. Adoration with praise and worship music begins at 6 PM along with confessions. Mass begins at 7 PM followed by a social.
Address
Holy Name of Jesus Church
325 Washington Boulevard
Stamford
Connecticut 06902
Contact
Bob O'Brien
robrien@diobpt.org
Saturday
Nov 12

St. Joseph Saturday

8:30am - 12:30pm
Join Young Catholic Professionals Fairfield County for our first St. Joseph Saturday, November 12th at Church of the Holy Spirit in Stamford. The Sisters of Life will give a workshop on prayer.

What are St. Joseph Saturdays?
St. Joseph Saturdays are a half day retreat for the busy young professional where you will be encouraged to deepen your prayer life attend mass, confession, and adoration. Engage in peer conversations and explore new ways to live your faith
Website: https://www.ycpfairfieldcounty.org/events/st-joseph-saturday-with-the-sisters-of-life
Address
Church of the Holy Spirit
403 Scofieldtown Rd
Stamford
Connecticut 06903
Contact
Young Catholic Professionals Fairfield County
info@ycpfairfieldcounty.org
Tuesday
Nov 15

Parish Leader Check In #47

11:00am
Every other week, parish faith formation leaders are invited to a half-hour online meeting to discuss upcoming events, learn more about what others are doing in their parishes, and brainstorm solutions to common problems. Our goal is to pray together, learn from each other, and leave affirmed that we are on the right path in our own parishes and ministry settings.

Meetings are recorded and available online. There is no cost and no advance registration required.

All meetings are on Tuesdays, and all are at 11 am.

 




About Our Virtual Meetings

This gathering is a virtual meeting hosted by Zoom. The link below will take you directly into the meeting. You are encouraged to click it a few minutes before the meeting start time to test your video and sound. You will be automatically placed into a waiting room upon entry until the host lets you in.

Join Zoom Meeting

If you do not have access to a computer but still wish to join, please call 646-518-9805, 899-716-90328, or 646-558-8656, and enter this ID number when prompted: 899 7169 0328

If you call in a few minutes before the meeting begins, you will likely hear music playing until we begin.
Friday
Nov 18

Recruiting, Training, and Sustaining Volunteers

9:30am - 1:30pm
Parish leaders rely on the rich resource of volunteers to accomplish their ministry, yet recruiting and sustaining volunteers is often a difficult part of parish ministry. This workshop will provide many ideas to help you discover the treasure of volunteers within your parish. The workshop will help you:

  • Identify the current structure of your ministry and learn ways to broaden leadership to open it up to more volunteers;

  • Learn ways of identifying the gifts of the people in your faith community;

  • Tap into the motivations people have for volunteering and provide opportunities that match their motivations and gifts;

  • Envision a system for volunteer management that works within your ministry structure;

  • Enhance current recruiting methods;

  • Explore new ways of mentoring and training of volunteers, including online resources.


Guest Presenter: Ann Marie Eckert

Who Should Attend?


If you have the need for volunteers in your parish, (e.g., Readers, EMHCs, Catechists, Bereavement Ministry, etc.) this workshop will help you learn more about how to invite people into ministry and how you can continue to support them as they spread the Good News.

Schedule:


9:30 - Arrival and Refreshments
10:00 - Opening Prayer and Keynote I
11:00 - Break
11:15 - Keynote II
12:15 - Lunch
12:30 - Questions and Next Steps
1:30 - Depart

About the Presenter:


Ann Marie Eckert has been involved in youth ministry for over 20 years, getting her start as a youth leader at the parish and diocesan levels. She is a project coordinator for youth ministry services for the Center for Ministry Development. Ann's prior experience includes diocesan ministry in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, diocesan and parish ministry in the Diocese of Buffalo, New York, and leading hundreds of retreats and leadership training programs.

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Address
St. Stephen Church
6948 Main St
Trumbull
CT 06611
Sunday
Nov 27

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Tuesday
Nov 29

Parish Leader Check In #48

11:00am
Every other week, parish faith formation leaders are invited to a half-hour online meeting to discuss upcoming events, learn more about what others are doing in their parishes, and brainstorm solutions to common problems. Our goal is to pray together, learn from each other, and leave affirmed that we are on the right path in our own parishes and ministry settings.

Meetings are recorded and available online. There is no cost and no advance registration required.

All meetings are on Tuesdays, and all are at 11 am.

 




About Our Virtual Meetings

This gathering is a virtual meeting hosted by Zoom. The link below will take you directly into the meeting. You are encouraged to click it a few minutes before the meeting start time to test your video and sound. You will be automatically placed into a waiting room upon entry until the host lets you in.

Join Zoom Meeting

If you do not have access to a computer but still wish to join, please call 646-518-9805, 899-716-90328, or 646-558-8656, and enter this ID number when prompted: 899 7169 0328

If you call in a few minutes before the meeting begins, you will likely hear music playing until we begin.
Wednesday
Nov 30

Lunch and Learn: Celebrating Our Diversity with Leticia Ochoa Adams

12:00pm
The Diocese of Bridgeport presents the 2022-2023 Bishop's Speaker Series: Celebrating Our Diversity.

Continuing our great conversations on race, held in July and August 2020, Bishop Caggiano invites you to log on and hear a brief presentation by Leticia Ochoa Adams.

About Our Speaker
Leticia Ochoa Adams is a born and raised Tejana who loves bluebonnets, longhorns and Texas shaped Waffles. She writes and speaks on faith, grief and suicide loss because after the loss of her oldest son Anthony to suicide she saw a lack of space for honest grieving and acknowledgement of trauma so she set out to create one.

Inspired by other women who have a passion and gift for storytelling like Jen Fulwiler, Nora McInerny and Stephanie Wittles Wachs who all make stories on their own terms, Leticia set out to do the same which is to use storytelling as the means to change the world’s idea of what it means to grieve, be a mother and change dysfunctional patterns that have been set for generations.

To Join, click the button below on November 30th, 2022 at 12pm:

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Saturday
Dec 03

Clase de preparación para el matrimonio: 3 de Diciembre de 2022

8:30am - 4:30pm
Nuestra clase de un día de preparación al matrimonio es un día completo de formación, de diálogo entre la pareja y de reflexión. El contenido presentado en el programa revelado es relevante, estéticamente agradable y sólidamente construido sobre los principios de nuestra fe. El día también incluirá una bolsa de materiales suplementarios de la conferencia para la pareja, desayuno continental, almuerzo caliente, bocadillos y una oportunidad para la Reconciliación.

La clase de Preparación Matrimonial está diseñada para compartir la visión de Cristo sobre el amor matrimonial, incluyendo la teología del matrimonio, la comunicación, la intimidad y la espiritualidad matrimonial. Al final del día, las parejas entenderán los componentes fundamentales de los elementos humanos y espirituales del matrimonio sacramental y estarán capacitados para vivir esa visión en el mundo.

El precio de esta clase de preparación es de $195, que se puede pagar en línea cuando se inscriban.

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Address
Catholic Center
238 Jewett Ave.
Bridgeport
Connecticut 06606

Advent by Candlelight

6:00pm
Cost: $20/person; $200/table


Advent by Candlelight will be a Ladies' Evening of Reflection on Saturday, December 3 at 6 PM at the Georgetown Oratory.  Laura Phelps of Walking with Purpose - a speaker and author, will be giving a reflection. Come for an evening of joy and peaceful reflection with friends, mothers, and daughters as we prepare with Mary for the coming of Jesus.

 

Registration deadline is November 19th
Address
Georgetown Oratory
30 Church Street
Redding
Connecticut 06896
Contact
Vanessa Mosher
vanessa@moshpro.com
603-731-9571
Wednesday
Dec 07

Clergy Check-In #16

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Think of the Clergy Check In as open office hours at the Institute. Register for all sessions or for only the session you wish to attend. Our goal is to meet virtually with every pastor at least once during the 2022-2023 ministry year. During our half-hour session, we will help you manage LEAD for your parish, answer any questions about upcoming changes to sacramental norms, or just listen to any concerns you have about formation opportunities in your parish.

Meetings will be recorded and available in LEAD.

Each meeting is via Zoom beginning at 1:30 pm and links are available on the Institute website.




About Our Virtual Meetings

This gathering is a virtual meeting hosted by Zoom. The link below will take you directly to the registration page. Once you register, you will receive the confirmation email, which includes the link. You will also receive reminders about the webinars in the days leading up to the events. You are encouraged to click it a few minutes before the meeting start time to test your video and sound. You will be automatically placed into a waiting room upon entry until the host lets you in.

Register
Friday
Dec 09

What Matters Most: Aligning our Time to our Purpose… and God’s

9:00am - 2:00pm
Advent is a time to slow down, ponder, and practice hopeful waiting. But ironically that sometimes feels impossible for church ministers! Give yourself a moment of pause this season to take stock of what matters most in your life. We’ll reflect on how we spend our time and learn a process to align our time and the stuff of our real lives to the deep purpose God’s planted in us.

About Our Presenter


Kathy Goller BA, MA, is certified life and leadership coach who has devoted her life to excellence and servant leadership. Kathy has over twenty years of experience in diocesan ministry, holds a Master’s degree in Pastoral Ministry, and brings a depth and breadth of experience in evangelization, discipleship, faith formation, youth ministry, and personal and leadership development. She currently coaches ministry
leaders through NFCYM and the TENx10 Initiative with Fuller Youth Institute. Based in Western New York and serving nationally and internationally, Kathy founded her own business, Teal Horizon Coaching LLC, in 2022 to help others develop their gifts and lead their lives with purpose.

About the Book


Do What Matters is the authentic story of a recovering workaholic and her journey, through the loss of her son to drug addiction, to a new way of truly living. Encouraging you to question the desire to rush through life, she inspires you to discover a deeper, more meaningful source of productive energy and intentional life plan so you can live from an internal place of rest.

As a thank you for all of your work in your parish or school, all participants in this workshop will receive a copy of the book, published November 1, 2022, and the accompanying workbook.

Registration:


Address
St. Matthew Church
216 Scribner Ave
Norwalk
CT 06854
Tuesday
Dec 13

Parish Leader Check In #49

11:00am
Every other week, parish faith formation leaders are invited to a half-hour online meeting to discuss upcoming events, learn more about what others are doing in their parishes, and brainstorm solutions to common problems. Our goal is to pray together, learn from each other, and leave affirmed that we are on the right path in our own parishes and ministry settings.

Meetings are recorded and available online. There is no cost and no advance registration required.

All meetings are on Tuesdays, and all are at 11 am.

 




About Our Virtual Meetings

This gathering is a virtual meeting hosted by Zoom. The link below will take you directly into the meeting. You are encouraged to click it a few minutes before the meeting start time to test your video and sound. You will be automatically placed into a waiting room upon entry until the host lets you in.

Join Zoom Meeting

If you do not have access to a computer but still wish to join, please call 646-518-9805, 899-716-90328, or 646-558-8656, and enter this ID number when prompted: 899 7169 0328

If you call in a few minutes before the meeting begins, you will likely hear music playing until we begin.
Friday
Dec 16

Onboarding of Parish Catechetical Leaders - Building Relationships and Effectively Communicating with your Pastor

9:30am - 1:30pm
Fr. Rob Kinnally will lead a presentation sharing his insights on working closely with parish ministry and faith formation leaders and discuss the benefits of creating and maintaining a shared relationship to better enhance the parish experience for the community which they serve.

Guest Presenter: Fr. Rob Kinnally, Pastor – St. Aloysius Church, New Canaan

Schedule:


9:30 – 10:00 Arrival/Greeting/Prayer
10:00 – 10:45 Keynote Part I
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:45 Keynote Part II
12:00 Noon Mass
12:20 – 1:30 Lunch – Post Presentation Discussion

Rregistration:


Wednesday
Dec 21

Clergy Check-In #17

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Think of the Clergy Check In as open office hours at the Institute. Register for all sessions or for only the session you wish to attend. Our goal is to meet virtually with every pastor at least once during the 2022-2023 ministry year. During our half-hour session, we will help you manage LEAD for your parish, answer any questions about upcoming changes to sacramental norms, or just listen to any concerns you have about formation opportunities in your parish.

Meetings will be recorded and available in LEAD.

Each meeting is via Zoom beginning at 1:30 pm and links are available on the Institute website.




About Our Virtual Meetings

This gathering is a virtual meeting hosted by Zoom. The link below will take you directly to the registration page. Once you register, you will receive the confirmation email, which includes the link. You will also receive reminders about the webinars in the days leading up to the events. You are encouraged to click it a few minutes before the meeting start time to test your video and sound. You will be automatically placed into a waiting room upon entry until the host lets you in.

Register

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