Ministry Formation Program

The purpose of the program is to provide systematic opportunities for the faithful to learn about their own baptismal call to ministry. It also serves as an opportunity to network with clergy and diocesan ministry directors and assist them by providing the formation of lay ecclesial ministers trained for service within the community.

The Ministry Formation Program develops and implements a systematic program of academic, spiritual, human and pastoral formation, while providing ongoing formation for those who have completed the program through the annual retreat and other opportunities.

The Ministry Formation Program provides:

A three year comprehensive program of study. The first two years focus on academic study of Scripture, Catholic Traditions, Catholic Beliefs, Morality and Liturgy and Sacraments. During the first two years, participants also attend ministerial skills workshops. The third year combines Theological Reflection and a Supervised Practicum.


For more information, contact

The Office of Christian Formation at