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Formation and Support Program
[4 visits + consultations over a two-year period]

Participants: Diocesan and parish personnel, pastoral advisers, and young adult leaders

Overview of the program:

  • Exploratory visit with 3 to 5 workshops, according to diocesan circumstances
  • Día de la Juventud
  • Prophets of Hope Workshops
  • Evaluation and planning session
  • Ongoing consultation services
Exploratory Visit    [2 days]

Participants: Diocesan and parish personnel responsible for ministry with young Hispanics; adult advisers for pastoral juvenil, and young adult leaders.

Overview of the process:

Several meetings with:

  1. The bishop
  2. Diocesan personnel and pastors
  3. Hispanic priests, pastoral ministers, and advisers
  4. Young adult leaders
  • Presentation: Hispanic young people and the Church’s pastoral response
  • Appreciation of the needs of ministry with Hispanic youth and young adults at the diocesan and parish levels
  • Presentation of Fe y Vida’s Leadership Formation System
  • Dialogue about the possibility to engage Fe y Vida’s services
  • Día de la Juventud    [1 day]

    Participants: Jóvenes (single young adult Hispanics 16 and older)

    Overview of the process:

    • Our vocation as Christians and as prophets of hope among Hispanic young people
    • Spiritual aspirations and pastoral needs of Hispanic young people
    • Urgency of the need for leadership formation among Hispanic youth and young adults
    • Responding to our Christian vocation by building a communitarian, evangelizing, and missionary church

    Note: It is recommended to offer this day on the weekend of the exploratory visit.

    Prophets of Hope Leadership Workshops    [2 weekends]

    Participants: Jóvenes (single young adult Hispanics 16 and older)

    Overview of the process:

    First weekend: Preparation of the workshop and leadership training

    • Presentation of the Prophets of Hope Leadership Workshop
    • Planning and training for the different leadership roles
    • Organization and preparation of the different service teams

    Second weekend: The Prophets of Hope Experience

    • We are people in community
    • Forming small communities based on the five dimensions of human life
    • Seeing reality in light of our Christian vocation and mission
    • Preparing for an evangelizing action

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