THE ART OF FORMING THOSE CALLED TO MINISTRY


 

The Archdiocesan Parish Ministry Formation program provides comprehensive pastoral formation for those who currently
serve or seek to be involved in ministries and services in the Church. These courses seek to ensure that parish ministers
have a foundational knowledge and understanding of the teachings of the Catholic Church. The Parish Ministry
Formation program builds upon our previous rich program.

Parish ministers, while learning the basis of their faith, ultimately form their conscience to positively affect their ministerial
planning for their specific areas of ministry and service.

Ministry Tracks

Click on a specific ministry below to download an informational handout (PDF).

MINISTRY AT THE SERVICE OF THE WORD MINISTRY AT THE SERVICE OF THE LITURGY MINISTRY AT THE SERVICE OF CHARITY AND COMMUNION

Catechists

RCIA Teams

Catholic School Teachers

Youth Ministers

Young Adult Ministers

Lectors

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Music Ministers

Hospitality Ministers

Liturgical Environment Ministers

Ministers to the Sick and Homebound

Hospital Ministers

Marriage Teams

Family Life Ministers

Ministers to Deaf Catholics

Pro-Life and Social Justice Ministers

Campus Ministers

Criminal Justice Ministers

Apostolic and Ecclesial Movements, etc.

Courses

CALLED AND SENT (ONE-DAY SEMINAR)

THEOLOGICAL COURSES (10 HOURS EACH)

  1. Introduction to Sacred Scripture
  2. Profession of Faith: Creed
  3. Introduction to Liturgy and Sacraments
  4. Life in Christ

INTRODUCTION TO MINISTRY (ONE-DAY SEMINAR)



Cost

Thanks to the generosity of many women and men, through the Archbishop’s Appeal, the cost for the Parish Ministry Formation program is $125.00.

Participants are responsible for acquiring texts needed for the program. Scholarships are available to make it even more affordable.