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Formation and Certification

St. Junipero Serra Institute

(Youth Ministry Track)

St. Junipero Serra Institute logoSt. Junipero Serra Institute is an Adult Formation Program by the Diocese of Fort Worth. For those seeking a more advanced focus, the St. Junipero Serra Institute will also offer additional specific course content through three ministerial track concentrations. 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 Youth Ministry 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.

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.

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St. Francis De Sales Formation Program

St. Junipero Serra Institute logoSt. Francis De Sales program is a Catechist Formation Program by the Diocese of Fort Worth. The program consists of two levels: Level 1 (Basic Catechesis Formation) and Level 2 (Doctrinal Units).

The objective of the St. Francis De Sales Program is to prepare the catechist to be an effective witness and teacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. One of the main tenets of this program is to assist the catechist in forming and developing sound catechetical lesson plans that will draw the student toward a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. Throughout this program emphasis is placed on using sound resources such as Sacred Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Magisterial Catechetical documents. In the end, the catechist will come away with a sound catechetical foundation enabling him/her to transmit the Gospel with rigor and vigor.

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St. John Bosco Conference

In a time when sharing the Gospel and teaching the faith can be challenging and may seem fruitless, Christ calls you to an even deeper hope and trust. If you have been called to ministry, then God will provide all you need. Come to the St. John Bosco conference and be renewed in your hope as you spend three days being blessed by an amazing ministry team, dynamic presenters, and fellowship with those that share your passion for Christ and the Church. The John Bosco Conference offer very comprehensive certification programs in a variety of fields (Catechist, DRE, RCIA, Youth Ministry, Campus Ministry).


Please contact the Office of Youth Ministry for more information.



Victoria Ramon
Director of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministries

Melissa Loza
Administrative Assistant

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