Hispanic Lay Formation Program

Catholic Extension is offering new stage of funding for the Hispanic Lay Leadership Initiative. This new funding
opportunity will provide a Diocese with three years of funding to launch a multi-year diocesan certification
program for the Spanish speaking community.

When three years of formation are complete the participants will be equipped to provide leadership in the areas
of liturgical ministry, catechesis, youth ministry, prison/jail ministry, migrant ministry and other ministries.

Purpose: To engage Spanish-speaking faithful in a leadership and missionary formation
program that trains them and commissions them to serve in their local parishes. The purpose is to increase a
diocese’s capacity to evangelize through trained/committed volunteers.

University Support Available: Catholic Extension can connect dioceses with Spanish-speaking
faculty and Spanish Language Programs upon request.

Duration: 3 years

Value to Participating Diocese: $20,000-$30,000 per year, or up to $90,000 total


  Program Overview and Guidelines
  Application Instructions
  Sample budget
  Sample curriculum
  Program Coordinator and Volunteer Form


  1. Applications for this initiative are currently closed.


Contact Veronica Avila, Manager of Mission Programs, at (312) 795-5128 vavila@catholicextension.org.