Called & Gifted
Discover your God-given gifts and learn how to apply them to your daily life. Join fellow parishioners throughout the diocese for a series of 10 workshops to discover how your gifts can improve your ministry experience in your parish, professional, and family lives. All workshops will be held at: St…. Read More »
Reimagine Faith Formation
RSVP for Lifelong Formation In September 2017, parishes received Bishop Caggiano’s Invitation to Lifelong Formation. This document outlined steps parishes can take to reimagine formation in their parishes and move towards a more comprehensive, ongoing approach. More than twenty parishes are currently participating in the three workshops that offer support and… Read More »
Bishop’s Lecture Series: Jon Leonetti
You are invited to The Bishop’s Lecture Series, a new initiative of The Leadership Institute. Bishop Caggiano knows that all are called to be Missionary Disciples, so we have identified some stellar examples and invited them to share their stories. A few times each year, we will invite a powerful… Read More »
Formation Day for Parish/School Administrative Staff
Formation day for ministry leaders Our day for parish ministry leaders, including parish and school staff and administration, is a day to celebrate our shared ministry and to be inspired to continue to serve effectively and joyfully. When: Friday, October 5, 2018, from 9am to 2pm Where: Queen Saints Hall, The… Read More »
Entering Canaan: Women’s Day of Prayer and Healing
Entering Canaan for Women | Entering Canaan for Men Are you or someone you know hurting from a past abortion experience? There is help and hope. Begin your healing journey and experience God’s mercy. Project Rachel is offering an Entering Canaan Day of Prayer and Healing on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from… Read More »
Rain Down is an incredible gathering of youth for prayer, fellowship, food, fun, and Eucharistic Adoration. This event that has been taking place annually at St Cecilia Church in Stamford, and this year Rain Down is open to youth in grades 8 through 12 from throughout the Diocese of Bridgeport!… Read More »
177 Project Holy Hour & Concert
What is The 177 Project? The 177 Project is an initiative from Adoration Artists designed to help spark a renewal in parishes across the country. We are firm believers in the power of spending time in front of the Eucharist and want to encourage that through a worshipful evening that… Read More »
Entering Canaan: Men’s Day of Prayer and Healing
Entering Canaan for Women | Entering Canaan for Men If you or someone you know is carrying the pain and sorrow of losing a child to abortion, share with them the hope filled message of God’s merciful love and forgiveness! Project Rachel is offering an Entering Canaan Day of Prayer and… Read More »
Young Adult Holy Land Pilgrimage 2019
Our Young Adult Scripture Study Week program, which includes a week-long pilgrimage to the Holy Land, is designed for young adults in their 20s to fall in love with Scripture by immersing themselves in study of the Sacred Scriptures, pilgrimage to Sacred Biblical sites, and shared theological reflection with a small… Read More »
Oberammergau Passion Play 2020
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano invites you… On a tour to the Splendors of Eastern Europe, featuring the Passion Play of Oberammergau, lasting 11 days: September 14 – 24, 2020, visiting Prague, Budapest, Vienna, and Munich. $3,999 per person from New York (Air/land tour price is $3,549 plus $450 government taxes/airline surcharges)… Read More »
About the Leadership Institute
The Diocesan Leadership Institute will serve as the headquarters for formation for all those who serve in ministry in our parishes and schools. Through a combination of online learning, face to face workshops, and independent study, the Institute will offer creative opportunities for ministry personnel to learn more about the Catholic faith and discover new ways to shape the next generation of disciples in Fairfield County.
In addition, the Institute will serve as a clearinghouse for resources for those in ministry and a virtual library for anyone who wishes to learn more about the Catholic faith, regardless of the role one might choose to play in spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ.
About Our Logo
For generations, stained glass has been used in churches around the world to tell the story of salvation. Inspired by this tradition, the logo for The Leadership Institute of the Diocese of Bridgeport embodies the humility and devotion of its participants. At its center is a dark orange cross pattée, symbolizing the Christian faith. Surrounding the cross are symmetrical shapes colored in our two accent colors, midnight blue and pale turquoise. These colors express wisdom and stability and work to bring the cross into full view. The shapes all point towards the cross, representing that all things lead to Christ. At the same time, four additional orange shapes extend out from the cross, reminding us of our own mission to spread the message of the cross and the hope of the Resurrection to the world. The contents of the logo gather together to form a circle, signifying a unity forged in worship, love, and community.
Something for Everyone
While the Institute’s courses will be required for some and open for everyone, specific resources are being created for a variety of age-specific and role-specific individuals. Imagine:
- Being able to find resources that help you as a Catholic parent or grandparent.
- Being able to find useful tools to help engage the young people you serve.
- Learning more about the ways you can be involved in the life, mission, and ministry of the parish you attend.