ministries + services

Institute for Pastoral Ministry

mission statement

The Institute for Pastoral Ministry supports the Diocese of Orange in the mission of Evangelization through the formation of Lay Ministers and the development of local communities of faith.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Institute seeks to cultivate and support faith formation through spiritual, theological and pastoral studies. Lay ministry formation opportunities that are available range from basic formation to various advance certification programs. It also seeks to equip the local communities of faith to broaden the impact of the Gospel through collaboration with other parishes, academic institutions and other dioceses.


WHO WE SERVE

The Institute for Pastoral Ministry programs are open to all adults:

  • Catechists
  • Catholic School Educators
  • Youth Ministers
  • Confirmation Coordinators
  • Faith Formation Ministers
  • Volunteers
  • Diaconate Aspirants and Candidates

WHAT WE PROVIDE

  • Basic Certification: a process through which a person gains the necessary knowledge and skills to communicate effective the basic Christian message.
  • Re-Certification: the process of renewing basic certification after the initial four year period.
  • Advanced Certifications: Master Catechist Certification
  • Partnership with other Institutions:
    • Loyola Marymount University
    • University of Dayton
    • Loyola Institute for Spirituality
  • Programs in Spanish: Iniciacion Cristologica, Caminando con Cristo and Estudios Biblicos (basic, intermediate and advanced levels)
  • Academic Education: Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology Cohort, a three-year program from LMU.
  • IPM Annual Events:
    • June: Summer Insitutue
    • October: Diocesan Ministries Celebration

STUDENT PORTAL

To log-in to the Student Portal, click here.


INSTITUTE FOR PASTORAL MINISTRY LEADERSHIP

Olivia Cornejo, Director

714-282-3071

ocornejo@rcbo.org

 

Cindy Guzman, Office Manager

714-282-3071

cguzman@rcbo.org

 

Jessica Galaviz, Program Assistant

714-282-3034

jgalaviz@rcbo.org

 

Ivette Valenzuela, Advanced Program Coordinator

714-282-3074

ivalenzuela@rcbo.org

 

 

Sonia Lathrop, Administrative Assistant

714-282-3072

slathrop@rcbo.org