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

Rev. Heleodoro Lozano

Deacon Dr. Carlos Hernandez (Eagle Pass)

Ludivina Martinez (Eagle Pass)

Deacon Miguel Robles

Deacon José Luis Restrepo

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!

NOW OPEN


FINAL STEP

JOIN GOOGLE CLASSROOM

FALL 2022

PI 030 Christology

Course Start Date: Monday, September 05, 2022

(12 weeks )

Instructor: Rev. Francisco Quiroz

$30.00

Online Course

ASYNCHRONOUS (SELF-PACED)


PI195 The Effective Catechetical Leader

Course Start Date: Monday, September 05, 2022

(12 weeks )

Instructor: Rev. Francisco Quiroz

$30.00

Online Course

ASYNCHRONOUS (SELF-PACED)


PI240 The Seven Sacraments

Course Start Date: Thursday, September 01, 2022

(12 weeks )

Instructor: Deacon Ramiro Garza II

$30.00

Online Course

ASYNCHRONOUS (SELF-PACED)

Los Diez Mandamientos

Course Start Date: Monday, August 22, 2022

(12 weeks )

Instructor: Deacon Jose Luis Restrepo

$30.00

Online Course

ASYNCHRONOUS (SELF-PACED)


Doctrina Social de la Iglesia

Inicio de curso: martes, 23 de agosto (10am-12pm); miércoles 24 de agosto (10am-12pm); jueves 24 de agosto (7pm-9pm).

(12 semanas)

Instructora: Ludivina Martinez

(Clase en español)

$30.00

ONLINE CLASS!


Spring 2022

Introduccion al Processo de RICA

Inicio de curso: martes, 18 de enero (10am-12pm); miércoles 19 de enero (10am-12pm); jueves 20 de enero (7pm-9pm).

(12 semanas)

Instructora: Ludivina Martinez

(Clase en español)

$30.00

ONLINE CLASS


Spring 2022

PI320 La Torá

Inicio de curso: martes, 18 de enero (10am-12pm); miércoles 19 de enero (10am-12pm); jueves 20 de enero (7pm-9pm).

(12 semanas)

Instructora: Ludivina Martinez

(Clase en español)

$30.00

ONLINE CLASS


Introducción a la Biblia

Inicio de curso: Miércoles, 26 de Enero 2022

(12 semanas)

Instructor: Dcn. Miguel Robles

(Clase en español)

$30.00

ONLINE CLASS


Introducción al Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica

Inicio de curso: Martes, 25 de enero 2022 (7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

(12 semanas)

Instructor: Dcn. Miguel Robles

(Clase en español)

$30.00

ONLINE CLASS

Introduction to Ecclesiology

Course Start Date: Monday, January 31, 2022 (7:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m.)

(12 weeks )

Instructor: Rev. Francisco Quiroz

$30.00

Online Course

The 7 Sacraments

Course Start Date: Thursday, February 17 2022 (7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

(12 weeks)

Instructor: Dcn. Leonardo Aguillon

$30.00

In-Person Class (1203 Corpus Christi St.)


Fall 2021

PI300

Introduction to the Bible

Starting Date: September 1, 2021

Wednesday's 7:00-9:00 pm

Bilingual Course/Curso Virtual Bilingue

Google Meet

$30.00

Given by: Deacon Dr. Carlos Hernandez



PI010

Intro to the Catholic Faith

Starting Date: September 8, 2021

Tuesdays 6-8 pm

Virtual Google Meet

& Face to Face

Given by Deacon Michael Santasieri


$30.00

PI240 The Seven Sacraments

Starting: August 31. 2020

Bilingual Course/Curso Virtual Bilingue

12 WEEKS/12 SEMANAS

Tuesdays 7:30pm @ St Frances Cabrini

Given by Father Heleodoro Lozano

$30.00

IP015 Introducción a la Teología

Inicio de curso: martes, 24 de agosto (9am-12pm); miercoles 25 de agosto (9am-12pm); jueves 26 de agosto (7pm-9pm).

(12 semanas)

Instructor: Ludivina Martinez

(Clase en español)

$30.00

ONLINE CLASS LINK

PI410 Lay Ecclesial Leadership/IP410 Liderazgo Eclesial Laico

STARTING SEPTEMBER 6, 2021

EMPEZANDO EL 6 DE SEPTIEMBRE 2021

MONDAYS/LUNES 7-9 PM

VIRTUAL BILINGUAL

COURSE

CURSO VIRTUAL BILINGUE

12 WEEKS/12 SEMANAS

$30.00


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