Welcome Pope Francis!

Welcome Pope Francis!
We are excited about Pope Francis’ visit to the United States in a few days. We feel it is a great opportunity to come together as a Church and share in the Pope’s message of faith, hope and mercy. The …

Congar Institute’s 10th Anniversary Celebration!

Congar Institute's 10th Anniversary Celebration!
We are celebrating our 10th Anniversary! The Congar Institute for Ministry Development initiated its celebration with a very special gathering where dear friends, including Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S., were present. The intimate gathering was held at the Good Shepherd House …

The V Encuentro led by the Spirit

The V Encuentro led by the Spirit
By Alejandro Siller-Gonzalez Assistant Director for Hispanic Programs, Congar Institute Representing FIP (Fedracion de Institutos Pastorales) as a member of the ENAHVE team for the V Encuentro. “The preparation process for the V Encuentro is very much on its way …

UNDERSTANDING & ANALYZING SYSTEMIC RACISM WORKSHOP

Reflection by Alejandro Siller-Gonzalez, MAS  Unfortunately racism is very much alive in our country. Maybe not an intentional racism of people wanting to be racists, but mostly racism imbedded within the systems that govern and guide our social, political, economic, …

Communal Prayerful Process for Directors of Hispanic Ministry

Communal Prayerful Process for Directors of Hispanic Ministry
On February 9-10, 2015, Congar Institute for Ministry Development facilitated a retreat and discernment/election process for the directors of Hispanic ministry belonging to the Region X of the National Catholic Association of Diocesan Directors of Hispanic Ministry (NCADDHM).  Fr. Wayne …

The Three Comings of Christ: An Advent Retreat

The Three Comings of Christ:  An Advent Retreat
The first weekend of this past December 2014, St. George Parish in St. George, Utah, held its Advent retreat both in English and Spanish. The core theme of the retreat was: “A Spirituality of Awaiting Christ’s Coming.” The retreat allowed …

Growing as a Spiritual Leader

Growing as a Spiritual Leader
On February 7th the Diocese of Salt Lake City planned a day of formation with the topic “Growing as a Spiritual Leader.” One of our Resource Persons, Fr. Les Schmidt, a Glenmary priest, dedicated his time and facilitated this …

Archdiocese of Indianapolis: Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers

Archdiocese of Indianapolis:  Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers
This past January 26, 27, and 28, 2015 the Congar Institute facilitated the USCCB workshop on Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers (BICM) for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Indiana.  The Archdiocesan Office of Intercultural Ministry is committed to promote awareness of …

Charting Our Course

Charting Our Course
For the last few months the Congar Institute has been assisting with the pastoral planning process for the Diocese of Salt Lake City.  Phase I of the process to create a pastoral plan for the diocese is now complete. The …