Dear Pastors, Principals and Lay Leaders of the Diocese of Bridgeport:

In preparation for the Fourth Diocesan Synod we would like to solicit your comments, observations and best practices pertaining to the Diocese.   Many of you have several years of experience managing parishes, schools and other diocesan entities.   Your experience is invaluable!

Therefore, we have prepared a special input form, which consists of the three following questions:

Click here to access the form online

Form CL in Spanish

1. Please assess in a concise way how the Diocese is assisting your parish / school / institution in the following areas (all that apply):

  1. liturgy
  2. catechesis and education
  3. spiritual formation
  4. justice and peace
  5. administration
  6. social services needs
  7. other

What are the strengths and what can we do better? Best practices?

2. How do you appraise the way the Diocese interacts with its institutions and vice versa?

3. How do you perceive the way the Diocese is responsive to your needs, manages its communications, accountability and transparency?

The Process:

As a pastor or lay leader, please consult with the senior staff and trusted advisors of your parish, school or institution.  The number of the people you wish to consult with is left to your discretion.  Please present to them the above questions and collect their input in the way that works the best for you.  Next, please summarize the data and fill out the form online with the findings of your internal consultation.   Please send in your form no later than May 7, 2014.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Diocesan Synod Office at 203 416 1631 or at sy[email protected]