Diocese of Sacramento: On-going and Authentic Dialogue

Diocese of Sacramento: On-going and Authentic Dialogue
The final Inventory Report to the Diocese of Sacramento is complete and has been sent to the diocesan leadership. We first sent a draft for their feedback; they reviewed the document and noted a few adjustments to make the report …

Gala Congar 2013 1

Gala Congar 2013
What a great fundraiser the Friends of the Congar Institute in Salt Lake City organized this month!  “Thanks” falls short of expressing our deep gratitude towards all those who have supported this worthy endeavor.  But what is it that makes …

July 2013

July 2013
Dear Friends of the Congar Institute, Summer is here! We feel the high temperatures, sometimes too much. We hope that our Newsletter finds you enjoying the summer season as well as some restful vacation. We wish you a summer detached …

ACTS Missions and the Congar Institute

ACTS Missions and the Congar Institute
  At the Congar Institute, we are always looking for new ways to draw upon and harmonize the charism and mission of different ecclesial institutions in order to confirm, support, and augment existing pastoral programs. This was the reason of …

An Experience for Unity in our Church

An Experience for Unity in our Church
At the end of May, I participated for the first time in the Annual National Association for Lay Ministry Conference.  I have in the past learned about the Certification Standards for Lay Ecclesial Ministers and their importance to help our …

Gala Congar 2013

Gala Congar 2013
Nearly 130 lay Catholic ministry leaders in the Diocese of Salt Lake City are receiving an outstanding education right in their own diocese through programs designed specifically for their needs by the Congar Institute for Ministry Development.  The Salt Lake …

Building the Faith and the Capacity of the Church in Southern Utah 3

Building the Faith and the Capacity of the Church in Southern Utah
One of the most creative diocesan partners we are blessed to work with is Mrs. Susan Northway, Director of Religious Education of the Diocese of Salt Lake City. She understands our mission as well as we do and is endlessly …

May 2013

May 2013
Dear friends, as the seasons change, the reach of the Congar Institute becomes clear. Based in Texas, we experience a relatively early spring. But the mission calls us to other parts of the country where spring is more reluctant …

National Hispanic Leaders: See, Judge, Act

National Hispanic Leaders: See, Judge, Act
I attended the retreat in Chicago April 10-12, 2013 for the Planning Board Members of Federación de Institutos Pastorales (FIP), The National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry (NCCHM), and The National Catholic Association of Diocesan Directors for Hispanic Ministry (NCADDHM). …