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Curriculum

The curriculum for the St. Junipero Serra Institute.

 

General Track

The Institute consists of 3 levels of formation (Foundational, Intermediate and Advanced). There are a total of 5 courses required to complete each level.

 

Level One Courses: Foundational
  • Introduction to Apologetics
  • Evangelization and Catechesis
  • Vatican II
  • Biblical Foundations
  • Introduction to Doctrine (Part One)

 

Ministerial Track Concentrations

Introduction

The premise of the ministerial tracks is to offer additional specific course content related to the curriculum offerings already in place through our three-year program. Thus, if someone were interested in the RCIA track they would participate in the regular program by taking specific courses throughout the three-levels of courses offered related to the ministry track chosen.

 

Purpose and Mission

The purpose and mission of these tracks is to offer the lay faithful the opportunity to learn a specific catechetical discipline and strengthen their abilities and desires to assist the Church in these catechetical areas of need.

 

Tracks

The three main tracks offered are as follows:

 

RCIA Track

This track would include the following:

  • Introduction to the RCIA
  • Introduction to Apologetics
  • Evangelization and Catechesis
  • Vatican II
  • Introduction to Doctrine I

 

Youth Ministry Track

This track would include the following:

  • Introduction to Youth Ministry
  • Introduction to Apologetics
  • Evangelization and Catechesis
  • Vatican II
  • Introduction to Doctrine I

 

New Evangelization - Adult Faith Formation Track

This track would include the following:

  • Introduction to the New Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation
  • Introduction to Apologetics
  • Evangelization and Catechesis
  • Vatican II
  • Introduction to Doctrine I

 

Breakdown of the Formation Options

General Track

  • 3 Levels (Foundational, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • 5 Courses per level
  • 4 Weeks per course

 

Ministerial Track

  • 3 Levels (Foundational, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • 5 Courses per level with at least 1 Ministerial Track course per level
  • 3 Core foundational courses:
    (Intro. to Apologetics, Evangelization and Catechesis, Vatican II)
  • 4 Weeks per course

 


Contacts:

Paola Quintero-Araújo
Director St. Junipero Serra Institute
817-945-9353

Marlon De La Torre, MA MEd.
Department Director for Catechesis
817-945-9350

Lucia Romo Sanchez
Administrative Assistant
817-945-9358

 

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