Year of Fratelli Tutti
Classes Offered Online & In-Person
Family Life Program

UST ChapelFamily Life touches all areas of ministry in the Church, and the need for prepared professional lay ecclesial ministers has never been greater. 

Specifically designed through the lens of A Family Perspective in Church and Society (USCCB, 2000), this multi-dimensional program includes solid theological and updated pastoral formation for those seeking to deepen their understanding of God’s intended purpose for marriage and family life, while preparing them to guide and serve families in professional lay ecclesial ministry.

Courses for the Certificate in Family Life Ministry are available fully online and in-person.  This program welcomes leaders of all faiths.  Learn with us, so that families can grow in faith with you!

Pope Francis Emphasizing the urgent need to accompany families through ministry during his recent encyclical Fratelli Tutti (FT 114)

“Families, called to a primary and vital mission of education, are the privileged milieu for transmitting the faith.”

Pope Francis Emphasizing the urgent need to accompany families through ministry during his recent encyclical Fratelli Tutti (FT 114)

Certificate In Family Life

500X330_FamilyLife_Certificate LogoThis unique program provides solid, vibrant, and updated pastoral formation in Family Life, explicitly designed for its application in today’s society and Church.

The UST advantage:

  • All classes are geared to practical application in life and ministry.
  • Courses cover relevant Theological aspects, diversity of family systems, contemporary challenges, and organizational aspects.
  • Faculty combines high-level scholars and engaged practitioners, passionate about ministering to families.
  • The UST Center for Faith and Culture is a highly regarded formation institution in the Greater Houston metropolitan area.
  • This certificate program is an approved offering in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
  • This program seeks to implement the USCCB Family Perspective in Church and Society and Pope Francis’s encyclical, the Joy of Love.

Enrollment Options

  • An area of concentration within the Master of Arts in Faith and Culture for academic credit
  • An archdiocesan approved program of Family Life formation and professional development for nonacademic credit
Daniel Cardinal Dinardo, Archbishop Of Galveston – Houston

I am proud that the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and the Nesti Center for Faith & Culture have partnered to offer the Family Life Ministry Certificate Program.

Daniel Cardinal Dinardo Archbishop Of Galveston – Houston

Requirements Disclaimer:
This is an online program and international students cannot maintain or obtain F-1 student visa or status or I-20 form through this program.