I was in the Holy Land last week with a group of young adults from the diocese. We visited Nazareth and then Bethlehem. After a few days, we traveled to the house of St. Peter and the seaside town of Capernaum. The visit reminded me of the card in my wallet.
This card in my wallet tells a story and it started, like all good stories do, with a teacher who made a difference.
At long last, the grandfathering phase of formation for liturgical ministers will end in the coming weeks. if you have not yet completed your formation as a reader or an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, you have a few more chances. Final face-to-face (makeup sessions are being scheduled and the online site is still operational. For those hoping to invite new folks into ministry, give us just a few more days to put the details online.
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
All who attend will receive a 2019-2020 copy of The Catholic Handbook for Visiting the Sick and Homebound, the essential resource for lay ministers of care, especially Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.
What begun on Divine Mercy Sunday in 2017 by Bishop Caggiano as a way to combine the power of technology and prayer has become a daily touchstone for thousands of people.
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About The Leadership Institute
The Leadership Institute serves 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 missionary disciples in Fairfield County.
This Week's Film
Today we dive deep. Deep into the ocean, that is, as we explore the Australian reef with Marlin and Dory.