Pastoral Institute

Pastoral Institute

We offer formal courses on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Bible, Theology, Philosophy and Catholic Culture, to form Catholics in the faith and prepare them for some type of ecclesial service or ministry.

For those who teach or want to teach the faith to other adults and prepare them for the New Evangelization, the Pastoral Institute offers a gradual Formation/Certification Plan that promotes ongoing faith formation. The Department of Adult Faith Formation and the Pastoral Institute require certification of all lay people who teach the faith to other adults within our parishes and missions.

Certification is a requirement of all Lay Ecclesial Servants in the Diocese of Laredo, starting with the Basic Level 1 Certification.

New Certification 2020-2024 for Catechists and Adult Education.pdf

Formation Certification for Lay Ecclesial Ministers & Sacramental Preparation Catechist

Binder2.pdf

Catholic Schools Continuing Education Requirements for ALL Teachers

Meet Our Instructors

Rev. Francisco Quiroz

Sr. Christina Conway

Rev. Jose G. Cadena

Sr. Beth Yoest, RSM

Carlos Rene Ramirez

Julie Rodriguez

Rev. Elias Sanchez

Michelle Romani

Rev. Miguel Orzua

Rev. Heleodoro Lozano

Sr. Maria de Jesus Callejas

Rev. Juan Mercado

Rev. Francisco Hernandez

Dcn. Alan Sanchez

Juan Jose Campos

Ludivina Martinez (Eagle Pass)

How to register for online courses

SIMPLE, EASY, EFFICIENT (Quick Steps)

  1. Fill out the registration form below.

  2. Pay through our ONLINE payment process $30.00 (Pay Pal)

  3. Create a GMAIL account: if you don't already have one.

  4. Open the LINK to Google Classroom.

FIRST STEP

REGISTER ONLINE!

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FINAL STEP

JOIN GOOGLE CLASSROOM

SPRING 2021

PI170 Introduction to the NEW Directory for Catechesis

Starting Date: Tuesday, February 09, 2021

(12 Weeks - Tuesdays)

Time: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

(English Course)

Instructor: Dcn. Alan Sanchez

Fee: $30.00

PI020 Intro Catechism of the Catholic Church

Starting Date: Tuesdays, February 02, 2021

(12 Weeks)

Time: 4:00 P.M. -6:00 P.M.

(English)

Instructor: Sr. Beth Yoest RMS

Fee: $30.00

PI 247 Intro to Liturgical Music

Starting Date: Mondays, February 08, 2021

Time: 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

(12 Weeks)- Mondays

Instructor: Michelle Romani

(English)

$30.00

ONLINE CLASS LINK

IP350 Los Evangelios Sinópticos

Inicio de curso: miercoles, 3 de febrero

Hora: 7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

(12 semanas)

Instructor: Pbro. Elias Sanchez

(Clase en español)

$30.00

ONLINE CLASS LINK

IP500 Introducción a la espiritualidad cristiana

Inicio de curso: martes, 19 de enero; miercoles 20 de enero; jueves 21 de enero.

Hora: 7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

(12 semanas)

Instructor: Ludivina Martinez

(Clase en español)

$30.00

ONLINE CLASS LINK

FALL 2020

SPRING 2020

FALL 2019