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). …

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 …