Most Reverend Arturo Cepeda“The New Evangelization impels us to continue joyfully responding to the Spirit that never ceases to stimulate our communities to a deep conversion. Our call to celebrate the Gospel and to proclaim it to all our communities is at the very core of the creative ministry of the FIP.  With years of Hispanic experience the Federation will continue to respond to the challenges of today’s world and will continue to serve by offering excellent faith, academic, and ministerial formation to our communities and beyond.”

-Bishop Arturo Cepeda

Who We Are

The Federation of Pastoral Institutes (FIP) is an organization which brings together national, regional, diocesan and local institutes engaged in the formation and enrichment of the Hispanic people at all levels, in their historical and cultural context.

Our Mission

Our Vision

FIP promotes an integrating vision of formation adopting the spirit of the National Pastoral Plan for Hispanic Ministry, the National Encuentros of Hispanic Pastoral and Encounter and Mission. It carries out this work through a system of collaboration and interchange of experiences, leading to the creation and the development of Pastoral Institutes which respond to the diverse needs of Hispanics, developing Hispanic leadership and emphasizing their contributions to the Catholic Church and U.S. society.

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