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Institute for Pastoral Initiatives

The Institute for Pastoral Initiatives mobilizes the resources of the University of Dayton for partnerships with the Church that create and implement innovative pastoral initiatives designed to meet the needs of the Church and to articulate faith within the context of contemporary culture.

The Institute for Pastoral Initiatives and Dayton parishes have partnered to create a new Hispanic catechetical program to train catechists. The in-person sessions provide lessons on the Catholic faith, Mary, the sacraments, liturgy and the process of initiating the faith of adults. Learn more

Faith Friday Presentation

The Institute for Pastoral Initiatives, in collaboration with Bayard, Inc., held its first Friday Faith conversation webinar in November. Bill Johnston, professor of Religious Studies, discusses how we celebrate Mass and offers suggestions for a more full and rich spiritual experience during his presentation, “Christ our Living Bread.”

Look for more Faith Friday events in 2023!

What Do We Provide?

Resources for Inclusive Catechesis: The Institute for Pastoral Initiatives serves as a support network and resource to individuals with disabilities and their families by providing DVDs and print resources, consultations, and networking opportunities. 

The Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation: A growing initiative to offer adult religious education and faith formation anytime and anywhere via the internet.

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The Forum for Young Catechetical Leaders: A two-year program for students of the University of Dayton. The goal is to prepare students to become outstanding catechists or religion teachers.

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Institute for Pastoral Initiatives

Daniel J. Curran Place
1700 S. Patterson Blvd.
Dayton, Ohio 45409