– By Cynthia Trejo, Development Coordinator
Ah, summer is here. This means longer days and possibly more time on your hands. Need some inspiration? Why not consider learning new skills, meeting new people and strengthening your spirituality through Tepeyac’s summer events.
For 27 years, Tepeyac Institute has been spiritually enriching thousands of individuals with courses in theology, scripture, social justice and ministry formation. Founded in 1988, it is a Roman Catholic Formation Center that serves 1,800 students each year with more than 1,000 individuals receiving certification to serve in their parishes. The courses and programs offered by Tepeyac Institute help to strengthen and extend the presence of the Church through the training of lay ministers, deacons, priests, and religious women. They also offer a Theology Certificate Program, on-line courses and pilgrimages.
This summer June 8-20, a variety of courses and workshops are being offered to develop a deeper understanding on how to live a spiritual life. One can choose from courses like “Grief Dreams” – by Margarita Armendariz, “Be the Sacrament you Celebrate” – by Manny Barrios, and “PRAY. SERVE. GIVE – Our Faith in Action – by the staff at the Catholic Foundation.
After you have been spiritually rejuvenated by the courses and workshops, join them and others from our community on a diocesan pilgrimage. This pilgrimage experience is an 11 day sacred journey from July 21 – July 31, to Mexico City. Encounter, see, and experience the holy places of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta, Guanajuato and Zacatecas.
There are lots of things to do this summer at Tepeyac. But most importantly you will be spiritually revitalized and ready for new growth. Want more information on these upcoming summer events? Log on to www.tepeyacinstitiute.com.
Did you know Tepeyac is one of the ministries of the Diocese of El Paso that is funded by your Progress donations? Not only are your donations at work within each ministry, your donations are also helping parishes, lay ministers and individuals who are seeking to grow their faith and spiritually. Your Progress donations help to spiritually develop the community of El Paso.
We invite all the faithful throughout the Diocese of El Paso to consider taking a course at this year’s Tepeyac Summer Institute. Please also consider making a charitable gift offering today and participate in the 2015 Progress Appeal. Thank you for your support!