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Southeast Pastoral Institute


Executive Director

Rev. Rafael Capů, Sch. P.


Southeast Pastoral Institute
7700 SW 56 Street
Miami, FL 33155



*Not administered by Archdiocese of Miami

The Southeast Regional Office for Hispanic Ministry, Inc.

  • Was established in 1978 to assist the bishops of U.S. Regions V and XIV in their pastoral service to Hispanic Catholics.
  • Presently serves 30 dioceses in 9 southeastern states with a population of more than 5.2 million Hispanics.

The Southeast Pastoral Institute (SEPI)

  • Is the educational Branch of the Regional Office.
  • Was established in 1979 as a recommendation of the II ENCUENTRO NACIONAL HISPANO DE PASTORAL for the formation of Hispanic leadership to serve the Church and society and continues to do so.

Our General Objective

  • SEPI is an educational and service organization that assists the Catholic bishops of nine southeastern states in the training and development of a Hispanic leadership, to help integrate the community into the life of the Church and society.
  • SEPI collaborates with the dioceses in the implementation of their pastoral plans.
  • SEPI strengthens family life and promotes the dignity and talents of the individual.
  • SEPI trains Anglo and foreign priests, religious and lay people to serve the Hispanic community.

What does SEPI do?

  • Collaborates with each diocese in the organization and implementation of its pastoral answers.
  • Evangelizes, educates, organizes and forms Hispanic and Anglo leaders in Alabama, the Carolinas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and other areas throughout the nation.
  • Guides and responds on issues affecting the community.
  • Researches, develops and implements information and resources for the creation of new pastoral instruments.
  • Guides and trains the community in responding to our pluralistic reality.
  • Promotes communication and cooperation among the different cultures as an expression of catholicity and solidarity.