The goal of the Veritatis Splendor Institute (VSI) is the mission of the Church: “to proclaim the Gospel to all men” (Ad Gentes 1). All are called to this mission, and so the VSI strives to form disciples and catechists who engage in the work of evangelization and catechesis.
To this end, the VSI is offering a Catechist Certification Program for all who are interested in sharing in the mission: DREs, youth ministers, catechists, core team members, Catholic school teachers, volunteers, liturgists, musicians, and any pastoral ministers and others who want to grow as evangelists and teachers of the Faith.
This Catechist Certification Program will provide diocesan certification for catechists: a one-year Basic Certification Program, and a two-year Master Certification Program, through instruction in the content of the Faith and formation as disciples of Christ more deeply conformed to his Most Sacred Heart. Program highlights include doctrinal and liturgical education, instruction in evangelistic and catechetical methodology, formation in the moral life, discipleship, spiritual life and prayer, community life and mission, Catholic worldview and more.
The program will include courses of study and an annual retreat. We will provide formation advisors to assist in the work of the study and discipleship formation.
Cor ad Cor Small Groups
The Cor ad Cor Spirituality Year is a weekly small group gathering of all men or all women to learn more about the spiritual life, to grow in relationship and conversation with the Lord, and to share faith and the work of the Lord with others.
Essentially, Cor ad Cor is a retreat, which begins with the Oremus program from Ascension Press (8 weeks), and then moves into the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola according to the 19th annotation (additional 22 weeks). Small groups of about six people meet weekly with a trained leader for these 30 weeks.
New VSI Youth Ministry Certification Track!
October 22-25, 2021
May 13-15, 2022
(*subject to change)