|San Juan Diego Pastoral Institute|
The Centro San Juan Diego Pastoral Institute is dedicated to the integral formation of the laity in doctrine, tradition and magisterium of the church, Through these programs the church fulfills its mission to prepare the laity for service and ministry within the Catholic Church at the parish, diocesan and national levels with emphasis on academic study and pastoral experience.
The Institute was inspired by the Gospel and the Doctrine of the Catholic Church as reflected in the documents of the Vatican Council II, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the Latin American Bishop’s Conference. The objective is to build and support pastoral leadership among Latino Catholics in all aspects of the Church through a comprehensive Christian education. The Institute offers the following courses and programs that were attended by 4,363 individuals during 2008:
The Bible Through Young Eyes
Summer Bible School
the Bible and my Spirituality
Stewardship with Hispanics (English & Spanish)
Spanish for ministers and parish staff members