The Joys of Easter Year-Round

The Joys of Easter Year-Round
The faithful of St. George, Utah and surrounding areas recently had the opportunity to reflect on the “Joys of Easter” during a retreat developed on this topic in English by Liz Dudas, a Glenmary associate and in Spanish by Fr. …

We Offer Excellence

We Offer Excellence
  We care about the quality of the formation that we provide. Excellence in formation is the most important quality we have to offer. There are many other values that come with excellence, but without it, there is nothing unique …

Lay Preaching

Lay Preaching
  “Preaching” was the topic of a class given recently in the Diocese of Salt Lake City.  This class is part of the Lay Ecclesial Ministry Formation Program currently in progress in the Diocese.  The students had the opportunity to …

Facilitating Good Foundations for the New Evangelization

Facilitating Good Foundations for the New Evangelization
The second session of the class “Pastoral Principles for Hispanic Ministry” was recently conducted for the students of the Emmaus Lay Ecclesial Ministry Formation Program in the Diocese of Salt Lake City.  The presenter for the class was our very …

Visit to the Diocese of Sacramento

Visit to the Diocese of Sacramento
Fr. Wayne Cavalier, O.P. and I traveled to the Diocese of Sacramento from March 18 to 22 for an onsite visit with the purpose of gathering information related to their needs for lay leadership formation. We first had an interview …

News from the Board of Directors

News from the Board of Directors
The Congar Institute Board elected fr. Jorge Presmanes, OP as its new President following Paul Philibert’s completion of two terms as first President of the Board. fr. Jorge is Director of the Institute for Hispanic/Latino/a Theology and Ministry and …

Implementing the Vision of Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord

Implementing the Vision of Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord
Recently, I attended my first meeting as a Consultant to the USCCB Subcommittee on Certification for Ecclesial Ministry and Service. It was enlightening and encouraging to find the bishops of the Subcommittee dedicated to moving forward the vision of the …

Breathtaking Grace

Breathtaking Grace
There are many graced moments in our work, but occasionally I am so overwhelmed by our experience that it takes my breath away. Early April took my breath away. The request for several Lenten spiritual formation events in the Diocese …

Forming Ambassadors of Christ’s Reconciliation

Forming Ambassadors of Christ's Reconciliation
Franciscan Spirituality Center in Tampa, FL for its annual meeting in February. Focusing on the theme, “A New Creation: Ministry as Reconciliation,” the members reflected on reconciliation on the global, ecclesial, and institutional levels. They also gained insights on …