Maris Stella Institute

Mission of the Maris Stella Institute
Our mission is to provide bishops and their dioceses with systematic courses in the “Catechism of the Catholic Church” and other magisterial documents as a means to obtain catechetical certification.

Vision of the Maris Stella Institute
To this end, we envision a comprehensive center of studies offering specialized programs that exceed state catechetical guidelines and local diocesan standards. Each program mutually benefits the other programs.

  • Adult Catechetical & Theological Sessions (ACTS) for adults seasoned with life experience
  • Young Adult Catechist Society (YACS) where young adult master catechists form fellow young adults
  • YOUCAT Academy for confirmed Catholic teenagers with potential for certification
  • Advanced/Continuing Formation to Renew Certification (Non-Master Catechist Track)
  • Advanced/Continuing Formation to Renew Certification (Master Catechist Mentorship Program)

After completing the proscribed course of studies, graduates are then presented to the local dioceses for obtaining or renewing their catechetical certification.

For more information, please contact Tove Ann Purificacion via email at email or by phone at 707-704-9025.

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