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Completed Projects

Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers (BICM)

Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers (BICM)

Diocese of Monterey, California, 2017

The BICM workshop aims to be a transformative process that increases the participant's level of awareness and proficiency in working, relating and communicating across cultural boundaries, including the diversity of Hispanic/Latino cultures and their diversity of generations in addition to other non-Hispanic cultures. By attending this workshop the participants increased the capacity to welcome, receive, and encourage all emerging cultural groups to assume their role of leadership in the Church.

Pastoral Leadership Formation Program

Pastoral Leadership Formation Program

Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2016

Partnership to assist in their Pastoral Leadership Formation Program in Spanish. Assistance offered in curriculum development, program design, recruitment and facilitation.

Rooted in Love, The Life and Death of Sr. Dorothy Stang, SND de N.

Rooted in Love, The Life and Death of Sr. Dorothy Stang, SND de N.

Fundraising Events, 2016

This event was produced and sponsored by The Congar Institute for Ministry Development, University of the Incarnate Word, Oblate Continuing Education and the Oblate Institute for the Study of Contemporary Spirituality. Sr. Dorothy was murdered in cold blood on a dirt road in Brazil for her advocacy for protection of the Amazon rainforest and the poor farmers who sought only to live there in peace. Sr. Nancy Murray, OP, brought to life Dorothy’s passion and heroic witness to the Gospel.

NCADDHM Region X Meeting

NCADDHM Region X Meeting

NCADDHM Region X Meeting, 2016

Facilitated Retreat and Discernment Process.

Diocesan Pastoral Planning

Diocesan Pastoral Planning

Diocese of Salt Lake City,UT, 2016

Planned and implemented diocesan pastoral planning process

Retreat

Retreat

Glenmary Home Missioners, in West Virginia 2015

Retreat for priests, religious men and women and lay members of the congregation.

BICM Workshop

BICM Workshop

Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Indiana, 2015

Provided a Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers workshop for diocesan and Catholic schools leaders. Four neighboring dioceses were also represented.

Manual for Pastoral Institutes

Manual for Pastoral Institutes

Fr. Luis Roberto Aguilar, O.P. and Alejandro Siller-Gonzalez worked with a committee of the Federacion de Institutos Pastorales (FIP) to revise a manual for directors and people interested in creating a Pastoral Institute. The FIP manual was published in 2015.

Manual for Pastoral Institutes

Manual for Pastoral Institutes

Fr. Luis Roberto Aguilar, O.P. and Alejandro Siller-Gonzalez worked with a committee of the Federacion de Institutos Pastorales (FIP) to revise a manual for directors and people interested in creating a Pastoral Institute. The FIP manual was published in 2015.

Intercultural Ministry In-Service

Intercultural Ministry In-Service

Region X Youth Ministry Directors, Beaumont, Texas – 2015 Offered an in-service on intercultural ministry.

Latino Pastoral Leadership Workshops

Latino Pastoral Leadership Workshops

Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas, 2014 Workshops in Latino Pastoral Leadership Formation offered in two different locations, all in Spanish, for participants from urban and rural deaneries.

2014 Raices y Alas National Hispanic Conference

2014 Raices y Alas National Hispanic Conference

Steering and Hospitality Committee and presentation of a break out session on Hispanic Leadership Development.

BICM Workshop, College of St. Elizabeth

BICM Workshop, College of St. Elizabeth

New Jersey, 2014

New Jersey, 2014 – Provided a Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers workshop and train the trainers in Spanish. All of the participants were Hispanic leaders from dioceses around the New Jersey area and were trained to facilitate the workshop in their dioceses to train others.

BICM Bilingual Manual

BICM Bilingual Manual

USCCB Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church, 2013 Assisted with the development of the Spanish version of Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers manual.

Pastoral Skills Course

Pastoral Skills Course

Diocese of Beaumont, TX, 2010

Planned and implemented pastoral skills development course in Spanish for Hispanic lay leaders.

Retreat

Retreat

The Sisters of Cordi Marian, Retreat, 2016

Facilitated retreat for the Congregation of the Sisters of Cordi Marian.

A Woman for our Times, St. Catherine of Siena

A Woman for our Times, St. Catherine of Siena

Fundraising Events, 2016

Adrian Dominican Sister Nancy Murray, OP, performed a One Woman Show as St. Catherine of Siena on March, 2016. Net proceeds benefited the Congar Institute for Ministry Development.

BICM Workshop Diocese of Austin

BICM Workshop Diocese of Austin

Diocese of Austin, BICM, 2016

Faciliated workshop Building Intercultural Competencies for Ministers in Spanish at the Diocese of Austin, February 2016.

Curriculum Development

Curriculum Development

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, 2015

Created a curriculum for a new Advanced Catechetical Formation Program “Diplomado Mater Dei” in Spanish. The program will start in 2016.

Latino Pastoral Leadership Workshops

Latino Pastoral Leadership Workshops

Glenmary Missions, 2015

Workshops in Latino Pastoral Leadership Formation (conducted in Spanish, with participants from urban and rural areas) offered in Lafayette, TN.

Retreat

Retreat

NCADDHM Region X Retreat, San Antonio, TX, 2015

Facilitated a retreat and discernment process for the Diocesan Directors of Hispanic Ministry of Region X.

Christ the King Parish, San Antonio, TX

Christ the King Parish, San Antonio, TX

Project to create a "Network of Area Social Services." This network is assisting in attending to the needs of disadvantaged community members.

BICM Workshop

BICM Workshop

Aquinas Institute of Theology, Missouri, 2014

Facilitated a Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers workshop for faculty and staff of the Institute and all Diocesan Directors of Hispanic Ministry in the Dioceses of Missouri, and other civic leaders.

Lay Ecclesial Ministry Formation Programs

Lay Ecclesial Ministry Formation Programs

Diocese of Salt Lake City, UT, 2014

Lay Ecclesial Ministry Formation Program in English and Spanish.

Latino Pastoral Leadership Workshops

Latino Pastoral Leadership Workshops

Glenmary Missions, 2014

Workshops in Latino Pastoral Leadership Formation (conducted in Spanish, with participants from urban and rural areas) offered in Charlotte, NC (Diocese of Raleigh).

Inventory – Diocese of Sacramento

Inventory – Diocese of Sacramento

California – 2013

Consultation and Formation Services/Needs Inventory (bilingual)

Lay Formation Program Class

Lay Formation Program Class

Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon, 2013

Provided a Replacement Resource Person for their Lay Formation Program (weekend course conducted in Spanish)

Pastoral Planning Consultation

Pastoral Planning Consultation

Diocese of Grand Island, NE, 2008

Planned and implemented diocesan pastoral planning process.

Consultation on Lay Ministry

Consultation on Lay Ministry

Diocese of Jackson, MS, 2005

In collaboration with the National Association for Lay Ministry (NALM) and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee for the Home Missions, assisted with an in-depth consultation on lay ministry in the Diocese.

Inventory

Inventory

Diocese of Salt Lake City, UT, 2007

Developed and carried out in-depth inventory of the diocesan lay ministry formation program to assist the program director to determine the strengths and weaknesses of their programs in relation to standards established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and in the context of the Catholic Church in Utah.