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Important updates from Leadership Institute

BRIDGEPORT—The diocesan Leadership Institute continues to move forward with a wide range of programs and offerings to better engage people and help them forward in the journey of life-long faith formation. Patrick Donovan, Executive Director of the Leadership Institute, has posted this update of March offerings:

March 2-4, 2018
This weekend is Convivio and walk-ins are welcome. Find out more information here http://www.convivio-us.org.

March 9, 2018
Bishop Caggiano invites you to begin an important conversation focusing on the pastoral care and response to issues of sexual identity among young people. We will gather at the Catholic Center at 8:30 for a light continental breakfast. At 9 am, Bishop Caggiano will lead us in prayer. We will be joined by Roy Petitfiles (see http://www.roypetitfils.com), who has led conversation across the country on the subject. We will also be joined by others, including a medical doctor, theologian, and more. The day is free but you must rsvp to dkearney@diobpt.org if you plan to attend. The day ends at 2:30 pm. All are welcome.

March 21, 2018
We have arranged a private showing of Paul, Apostle of Christ at a movie theater in Trumbull. The movie starts at 7 pm and tickets are limited. Look for information on purchasing tickets this week. In the meantime, save the date.

April 1, 2018
This is the deadline for any parish ministry leaders in youth ministry, faith formation, early childhood education, and even adult education to apply for a grant from the Saint John Paul II Fund. Grants are available from $500 to $10,000 and the deadline is firm. Please see this link for more information – https://www.formationreimagined.org/saint-john-paul-ii-fund-for-faith-formation-and-youth-ministry/.

Survey of Liturgical Ministry Leaders
Finally, if you could, please direct anyone who has responsibility for coordination of liturgical ministries at your parish to the website http://www.tellbishopfrank.org, as we would love to hear from them. The diocesan liturgical commission has been tasked with updating the diocesan guidelines for all liturgical ministries and the survey results will be included in their work. Please pass along the link.