STIPAS Ruteng

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Official name Sekolah Tinggi Pastoral (STIPAS) St. Sirilus Ruteng
Country / Continent Indonesia / Asia
Director of the institute Fr. Alfons Segar, MS. PS.
Legal holder of the institute Diocese of Ruteng
Sponsor of the institute No permanent sponsor
Year of foundation 23 September 2003
Number of staff (employees, freelancers, volunteers) 10
Staff members of your institute
Contact Manggarai-Flores,

Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia


Contents

Particulars of your pastoral institute

Official name

Sekolah Tinggi Pastoral (STIPAS) St. Sirilus Ruteng

Director of the institute

Fr. Alfons Segar, MS. PS.

Legal holder of the institute

Diocese of Ruteng

We do not have a permanent sponsor. We therefore find it difficult to find sponsors who are willing to help us, especially for the development STIPAS.

Vision / mission statement

1. Vision: To creation of a reliable educators and teachers of Catholic religion as well as professional pastoral agents of strong faith, moral, knowledgeable, skilled, socialized, independent, solidarity, missionary, dedicated and spirited frame of Pancasila in the unitary state of the Republic of Indonesia.

2. Mission: a) Implement the third aims of Higher Education[1] consistently and continuously in accordance with regulatory requirements

b) Develop and improve the education and teaching of the Catholic religion is authentic and contextual

c) Implement and develop education and teaching-oriented self-reliance, community and solidarity

d) Implement and develop education and teaching in the national paradigm frames the unitary state of the Republic of Indonesia

e) Develop and improve the teaching of culture-based

f) Implement and improve skills training catechetical pastoral programed systematically, sustainable and integrated

g) Carry out research for the development and deepening of the work of Catholic education and religious instruction and pastoral care

h) Serving the sosial community with a spirit of service

i) Implement coaching that rhymes solid academic, moral and dedicated

j) Obligate regular administration with a spirit of service

k) Setting up and developing the infrastructure to support the implementation of the third aim of University catechetical and pastoral skills trainin

Main areas of work

Our main areas of work is pastoral catechetical.

Addressees of your work (course participants[2])

Year of foundation

This institution was established on 23 September 2003.

Organisational structure of the institute

Rector: Alfons Segar, MS. PS, Asisten I: Dr. Hubert Muda, Asisten II: Vinsensius Nase, M.Pd, Asisten III: Hironimus Bandur, M. Th.

Number of staff (employees, freelancers, volunteers)

10 people.


Staff members of your institute[3]

Qualifications of staff members of your institute

Qualification of all of the lecturer who taught here are Master of Theology. Qualification of staff members of institute are Senior high school graduates and college graduates.

Questions relating to the work of your institute

What pastoral options do you feel obliged to?

We think that we have to learn and teaching about pastoral catechetical and pastoral culture and the patoral focus areas of our institute is pastoral catechetical in every parish. The aims of our institute pursue is to prepare the the students to become agents of pastoral formidable. We provide the students who have a strong knowledge and virtue can be taught to everyone and everywhere.

What are the pastoral focus areas of your institute?

What pastoral aims does your institute pursue?

What pastoral services does your institute provide?

What pastoral processes have you initiated or accompanied recently?

We have started the pastoral activities of people every weekend in existing parishes in the Diocese of Ruteng.

What does this mean for the areas of catechesis, deaconry and liturgy?

This means that we are engaged in catechesis (teaching the faith), Services and liturgical services (related to the celebration of the Eucharist)

What notion of God inspires your work?

God is as love who sent His son to serve all people and wants us to celebrate the Eucharist. And we can also carry out the proclamation of faith through teaching (catechesis) “For I came not to be served but to serve” (Mark 10:45)

In how far does Christian spirituality shape your work?

Christian spirituality is like a guideline that directs our pastoral activities to the kingdom of God. It can be seen from the vision and mission that we have put dan described.

What processes do you use or develop to analyse reality? How are these elaborated and how are they linked to pastoral care? How do you pass these processes on?

To analyze reality, we use the contextual study of pastoral research and observation. After that, we conclude the problems that exist among the people. It all became our pastoral reference. Therefore, we seek a solution to solve the problem through theological discussions, through catechesis and movement changes.

What prophetic approaches does the institute put into practice with a view to shaping society?

We conduct hands-on approach with the community. Current practice, we share what we have to the people so that they can be critical to a particular social situation and be independent in life and faith.

What does the work of the institute involve exactly? (Framework conditions? Publications? Courses? Lectures? Congress?...)

We have a framework based on the curriculum and campus programs. In order for the public to know the program and the results of our work, we publish them through various ways including lectures, announcements via the Internet, writing in the mass media. We also conduct seminars on research results and solutions that we provide.

What magazines, periodicals, books, manuals, work aids, methodological instructions etc. does your institute publish?

What do you consider to be the most important service of your institute?

The most important service in our institution is pastoral catechetics. We are ready to conduct catechesis on the life of the whole people. Of course, in doing catechesis, we still refer to the teachings of Jesus Christ.

How do you evaluate the work of your institute?

We evaluated based on the framework and guidelines of our institution and we do it every semester. Everything will be irreparably less successful and should be maintained, if necessary improved.

What are the most important developments that you are dealing with at present?

The most important development is the alumni feel they have the knowledge that is sure to be in the middle of the race. We are also preparing a nice building for a later lecture.

What are the main difficulties your institute is confronted with in its work?

The difficulties we experienced during our college graduates are very difficult to get a permanent job in the field. This happens because the quota for religious scholars very little.

What challenges do you perceive for your institute at present?

The challenge is how to keep the college graduate can get a job, either in offices or in schools. Another challenge is how to find a way for the college graduate is able to entrepreneurship.

What hopes, dreams and visions do you have for your institute?

We hope that these colleges still exist, and alumni get a permanent job and can compete in society.

To what extent does your institute support laypeople in the Church and in society?

Indeed, our institutions are trying to provide laypeople a reliable devotion to the Church also to the community. We strive to give them the knowledge about religious life and social life.

How do you communicate your experiences and results to the respective local church, to neighbouring local churches and to other addressees (e.g. institutions affiliated to you)?

We usually do an intense communication with the local Church, because college is belongs to the local church (Ruteng diocese). We report the development of students and the courses that we provide in accordance with the demands and challenges of the times. While the local churches laiinya, we provide information and provide pastoral power to help them, if they ask.

To what extent does cooperation with the Bishops’ Conference of your country or with your diocese take place?

Our cooperation with the Bishop’s conference offering pastoral solutions to problems experienced by the people. We also dare to give critical notes on policies that are not pro-people. Likewise with Ruteng diocese (our owner). We provide a blueprint for the design work and the diocese based on our research findings.

What linkages/networks are in existence at national level?

We have established relationships with several famous universities such as STFK Ledalero, STKIP St. Paul Ruteng, government agencies, local library board.

What linkages/networks are in existence at international level?

We only have network with Missio Internationales Katholisches Missionswerk..

What kind of interreligious cooperation does take place with non-Christian religions?

We have no the kind of intereligius cooperation with non-Christian but we always ready to cooperate if necessary and for the common good.

What kind of ecumenical cooperation does take place with non-Catholic churches?

We have no cooperation with no Christian religion.

Which theological mergers/associations are you affiliated with (personally or as an institute)?

We are engaged in the field of theology, catechetics, but also contextual theology.

How can we assist you with your intercontinental exchanges and with exchanges between the continents?

We would be very happy if you help us. If necessary we will send a few things that you ask of us. Of course, also here we are in desperate need of your assistance, especially funding for the development of our campus and also to help students who are experiencing financial difficulties. We are waiting for information from you. Thank you.



  1. Education, research and social service.
  2. It would be interesting to know among other things whether course participants are active at parish, diocesan or supra-diocesan level and whether courses are attended by priests, religious or laypeople.
  3. It would be interesting to know among other things whether the staff members of the institute are priests, religious or laypeople.