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St. Junipero Serra Institute

The St. Junipero Serra Institute is the chief diocesan program specifically designed for the direct catechesis of the faithful within the Diocese of Fort Worth.

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Through the St Junipero Serra Institute (SJSI), the Diocese of Fort Worth seeks to fulfill the mission of forming the laity in the teachings of the Catholic Church. The program consists of three levels: Catechism, Core and Concentration. Each level consists of four to six courses, each course being six weeks in duration.

You have the option of taking the courses for credit toward certification or you may audit the courses for personal growth (which also waives the coursework requirement.)



Jason Whitehead, MA
Director of Evangelization and Catechesis
Director of St. Junipero Serra Institute
Director of Faith Formation


Julie Kiehlbauch, MS
Executive Assistant

The Diocese of Fort Worth is dedicated to a Safe Environment. We offer extensive and mandatory training for all employees and volunteers. Please contact the Safe Environment office if you need assistance or to report an abuse or concern.

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