FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Please note this page is in working progress.

Emmaus Student Portalstudentportal.rcbo.org 

How can I locate my student number from Emmaus Institute (formerly IPM)? 

You must click the forgot password at the upper right hand corner and enter the email associated with your student portal account then you will shortly receive an email with your student number.  This way you will have your student number and your new password to log into the Emmaus student portal.

How do I sign-in or sign-up to Emmaus Institute Portal? Watch Video 

How do I sign-in or create new account with Catechetical Institute – Franciscan University for Diocese of Orange partnership?  Watch Video

Visit our landing page www.franciscanathome.com/diocese-orange and follow steps 1, 2 & 3.

How can I update my information on my student file on Emmaus Institute? 

If you need an address , phone number, last name or email change on the Emmaus Institute you will need to email our office at emmausinfo@rcbo.org with your student number, name and current email address so our office can make the updates for you.

Lumen/Keryma Retreat

When will the Lumen/Keryma Retreat be offered? What options are there during the current pandemic? How are Catholic School Teachers fulfilling this requirement?

The Diocese of Orange will offer LUMEN as our own kerygma retreat. That is still in development. Most Diocesan Catholic School teachers took a lumen/kerygma retreat we gave last year in November 2019 – that satisfies this requirement for them. There are equivalent retreats/processes that will also satisfy the requirement – ALPHA, CHRP, Cursillo, Discovering Christ (English/Spanish) – other local retreats that are kerygmatic. These will be looked at on a case by case basis.


How do I access the mentoring piece in Catechetical Institute (CI) – Franciscan University?
Presently, the mentoring piece for courses through Catechetical Institute is not ready.  Mentors Trainings in Spanish and English will be held soon to prepare mentors for course accompaniment

Who can become a mentor?

If you wish to be a mentor please emails us at emmausinfo@rcbo.org with your name, email address and the language you prefer. To be a mentor you must have your basic certification or be already in the process for basic certification from CI.

Basic Certification