Opening Ceremonies and General Session
Tuesday, April 3
The Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano
Bishop of Bridgeport
Catholic Schools and the Joy of the Gospel
Pope Francis proposes that we choose the "missionary option" in all ministries of the Church. Bishop Caggiano will reflect on this mission and ways that it applies to Catholic schools today, schools that are intentional about forming missionary disciples.
About Bishop Caggiano
The Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano was installed as Fifth Bishop of Bridgeport on September 19, 2013 at St. Theresa Church in Trumbull. In his installation homily, he spoke of the needs to build bridges to youth, to all those who are troubled, who are neglected and to Catholics who no longer participate in the life of the Church.
A noted catechist, Bishop Caggiano was invited by Pope Benedict XVI to deliver World Youth Day talks in Sydney in 2008, Madrid in 2011, and by Pope Francis to serve as a catechist at World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, 2013. He also preached at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival in Tipperary, Ireland. He is a member of the sub-committee on the catechism of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis. In November, 2013, he was appointed to a three-year term as episcopal advisor of The National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry.