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Emmaus Institute

 

COMING: OCTOBER 16, 2021

 DMC 2021: TELLING THE GREAT STORY

EMMAUS INSTITUTE MISSION

The Emmaus Institute supports and forms Catechists, Catholic School Teachers, ministry leaders, seekers and learners to become faithful and joyful missionary disciples who are equipped to bring the saving Gospel to the world.

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

On the road to Emmaus, the disciples had an encounter with the Risen Jesus. In the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange the Emmaus Institute offers all Catholics and those seeking to learn more about the Catholic faith , a road map that will lead them to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church. Live and online learning opportunities are available to all Catholics, specially to Catechists, Catholic school teachers and those serving in ministries in the Church.

 

WHO WE SERVE

  • All Catholics
  • Catechists
  • Catholic School Teachers
  • Youth and Young Adult Ministers
  • Confirmation Coordinators
  • Faith Formation Directors and Coordinators
  • Deacons, Aspirants and Candidates

WHAT WE PROVIDE

Emmaus Institute, as mandated by the Diocese of Orange and the California Catholic Conference, provides certification for Catechists and Master Catechists.

Basic Certification is a process through which a person gains the necessary knowledge and skills to communicate effectively the fundamental truths of the Catholic faith.

Re-Certification is the process of annual renewal of basic certification (12 hrs. of ongoing education).

Master Catechist Certification  is an advanced certification that provides students with a deeper theological examination of the Catholic Faith and methodologies. It is designed for professional and ministerial educators.

Emmaus Institute also provides theology, Scripture for Catholics; trains adults in effectively teaching the Bible, prepares adults to minister with a deeper understanding of Catholic faith and spirituality, offers leadership formation for parish ministers and strives to network parish ministers with one another.

 

HOW TO BEGIN

Online faith formation learning, click here.

 

LEADERSHIP

Fr. Alfred Stephen Baca, Director

Evangelization & Faith Formation

frabaca@rcbo.org

714-282-3078

 

Katie Dawson, Director

Parish Evangelization & Faith Formation

kdawson@rcbo.org

714-282-3062

 

Sister Adriane Torrisi, SDSH, Consultant

Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Viridiana Serrano, Administrative Assistant

vserrano@rcbo.org

714-282-3060