“Raíces y Alas” first Steering Committee meeting in Baltimore November 11, 2013

“Raíces y Alas” first Steering Committee meeting in Baltimore November 11, 2013
The Congar Institute has been invited to represent FIP (Federación de Institutos Pastorales) in the Steering Committee for the planning and organizing of the V National Pastoral Hispanic conference of “Raíces y Alas” that was started by NCCHM (National Catholic …

Advent Retreat with Fr. Paul Philibert O.P.

Advent Retreat with Fr. Paul Philibert O.P.
This past December, St. George Parish held its annual Advent Retreat for the laity in Southeastern Utah.  This retreat is part of the adult faith formation program designed by the parish and the Congar Institute.  “Disciples Welcoming Their Master: Advent …

“Purpose and Goals of a Parish Pastoral Council”. Presentation for the Parish of Christ the King in the Archdiocese of San Antonio, October 30, 2013

“Purpose and Goals of a Parish Pastoral Council
Good news from the Parish of Christ the King in the Archdiocese of San Antonio! They recently formed a new Parish Pastoral Council led by their pastor Fr. Mike Horan. The members are all lay persons that represent the diversity …

Canon Law Course for Lay Leaders

Canon Law Course for Lay Leaders
This past November the students of the Lay Ecclesial Ministry Formation Program in the Diocese of Salt Lake City had the opportunity to learn about Canon Law.  Fr. Roger Keeler from the Archdiocese of San Antonio was their professor and …

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
Dear friend of the Congar Institute,   This Christmas season we are once again reminded of what it is all about:  “The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great …

Working Together to Promote Excellence in Ministry Formation

From New Mexico to Utah, from Nevada to Texas, our work keeps us in touch with people and organizations dedicated to training lay people to serve the Gospel and society. Our network of relationships and the diversity of activities that …

“Pastoral Hispana de Conjunto a la Luz de la Nueva Evangelización”

“Pastoral Hispana de Conjunto a la Luz de la Nueva Evangelización”
We have been witnesses of the Pastoral Hispana de Conjunto a la Luz de la Nueva Evangelización! Congar Institute is an active member of the three national Hispanic organizations, Federación de Institutos Pastorales (FIP), The National Catholic Council for Hispanic …

Visiting the Diocese of Las Cruces

Visiting the Diocese of Las Cruces
We both felt honored and grateful by the invitation by Bishop Oscar Cantu of the Diocese of Las Cruces to visit his diocese on September 25 and meet with him and some members of his formation leadership team. The purpose …

The Dominicans and Vatican II: A Day of Friend-raising and Faith-sharing

The Dominicans and Vatican II:  A Day of Friend-raising and Faith-sharing
What a blessed retreat day we spent learning about the Dominicans and their influence in the Church and in society leading up to Vatican II!  On October 12, 2013, the “Amigos del Instituto Congar” organized a day of reflection at …