Office of Faith Formation • | DIOCESE OF BRIDGEPORT

Fan the Fire 2019 – Adult



All adults (ages 18+) must be in full compliance with the Safe Environment requirements of the Diocese of Bridgeport which include attendance at VIRTUS training within (5) years and clearance of a criminal background check within (5) years. All adults must read and sign the Executive Summary of the Safe Environment Handbook.

NOTE:  If you are an adult registering AFTER Tuesday, 08/06/2019 and are not already cleared by the DOB, unfortunately, you cannot attend Fan the Fire 2019.   


Fan the Fire® is a one day event designed to reach out to teens and help them to either deepen their relationship with Christ or discover it for the first time. The day consists of a dynamic host, high-quality music, talented local, regional and national Catholic youth speakers, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, confessions, contemporary Mass, concert, dinner and more.

Fan the Fire® appeals to both youth and their leaders. Its one day format is not overwhelming for youth or logistically challenging for group leaders. Fan the Fire is a perfect mix of fun and high-energy music as well as profoundly reverent prayer. The speakers reach out and engage teens with humor and a challenging, authentic, Catholic message that encourages them to seek and live out the truth of the Gospel. The music is a wonderful mix of popular and new praise and worship music as well as familiar hymns designed to interject both joy and reverence to the act of worship.

Most of the comments from past participants point to Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament as the best part of the day. We truly believe that real and profound changes can only occur when people meet Christ in a real way. All of the talks, skits, and music prepare and point to Adoration followed by the Sacred Liturgy.

ATTENTION YOUTH MINISTERS: If you would like to pay as a group, please have your teens’ parents/guardians register online and click “Pay by Invoice” and inform us of your payment plan by calling the Office of Faith Formation at 203-416-1670.   **Final invoice payment must be received by the Diocese of Bridgeport no later than August 2, 2019. **



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  • Fan the Fire
    August 10, 2019
    9:30 am - 10:00 pm

Department Contacts

Rose Talbot-Babey
Parish Engagement/Coordinator of Religious Education

Maureen Ciardiello
Coordinator of Respect Life and Project Rachel

Deirdra Kearney
Office Administrator

Main line: 203.416.1670
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