Certificate in Hispanic Catholic Ministry “Haciendo Caminos”

Are You Longing to Grow in Your Catholic Faith?

This program is designed to provide a culturally focused formation of Latino/a Catholics as pastoral leaders, who serve the growing number of Hispanic communities in Southern California. Emerging from the directives of the V Encuentro and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ National Pastoral Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry, it will provide a foundation in Catholic teachings and traditions, cultural and religious practices, and the Church’s role in our present times. Students will be given opportunities to grow in their faith through reflection on their experiences in light of the teachings of the church, in a supportive and welcoming community of faith.


  • Latino/a adults of all ages over 18 in the San Diego area
  • No previous experience necessary
  • Sessions will be in English; conversations can be in English or Spanish


  1. Articulate an understanding of the fundamental principles of the Catholic faith.
  2. Reflect on life experiences through the teachings of the Church and Scripture.
  3. Engage in dialogue on the role of the laity in Church ministry today.
  4. Build community with others on a similar path.


Tuesdays twice a month starting September 2024

Click here to view last year’s calendar (2023-2024)

6:30-8pm at the Diocese of San Diego Pastoral Center: 3888 Paducah Drive, San Diego, CA 92117

Click here to view last year’s course content (2023-2024)


  • Presentation combined with small group conversations
  • Participants will be provided with all needed materials plus references for further exploration


  • $100, payable $50 at registration and $50 due on January 31, 2025
    • Participants under 35 years of age pay only $75 ($50 at registration and $25 by January 31, 2025)


Juliet Mousseau, RSCJ, PhD.

Clelia Sallaberry, M.A.

For more info email: hispanicministry@fst.edu

Certificate in Hispanic Catholic Ministry Application

Personal Information

Education Level(Required)
Are you over 18? (you must be 18 to participate in this program)(Required)
Young adult participants get a $25 discount. Are you under age 40?(Required)

This nine-month certificate program costs $100. The first payment of $50 is due with registration while the second payment of $50 due January 31, 2025. (Participants under age 40 receive a $25 discount, paying $50 now and $25 by January 31, 2025)

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Pay by check — mail to: Franciscan School of Theology, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110

For questions please email hispanicministry@fst.edu
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