Evangelization and Catechetical Ministry

EVANGELIZATION means proclaiming the Good News of new life in Christ. Its purpose is personal encounter with Jesus and conversion toward UNITY in COMMUNION and MISSION.

CATECHESIS builds on evangelization and is always situated within the context of evangelization. Its two-fold objective is to bring initial faith to maturity and to form true disciples of Christ through a deeper and more systematic knowledge of the person and message of Jesus. (cf. Catechesi tradendae, 19).

Areas of Ministry~ English and Spanish

Parish Leadership In-Services, Catechist Formation, Master Catechist Formation, Catechist Certification/Renewal, Catechetical Conferences/ Workshops/Retreat, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, Rite of Christian Initiation adapted for Children, Rite of Election, Infant Baptism, Adult Faith Formation, Small Faith Communities, Evangelization, Family Catechesis, Preschool Religious Education, Special Religious Education, Library of Textbooks,

Upcoming Events


Maria Olivia Galvan
Chancellor and Director of Pastoral Ministries
Phone: (858) 490-8232
mgalvanEmail at symbolsdcatholic.org
Joseph Horejs
Associate Director
Phone: (858) 490-8232
jhorejsEmail at symbolsdcatholic.org
Leticia Trent
Associate Director
Phone: (858) 490-8222
ltrentEmail at symbolsdcatholic.org
Lupita Perez
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (858) 490-8232
lperezEmail at symbolsdcatholic.org