The Parish Minister’s Formation Program (PMFP) was the initial program developed in the Ministry Formation Institute. The program began in December of 1998. PMFP consists of two parts: The PMFP courses and Specialized Training in a Ministry.
The Parish Minister’s Formation Program (PMFP ) is a six month (60 hour) certificate program for all parish ministers who serve in ecclesial ministries. PMFP assists the pastors and other pastoral leaders in providing formation for the laity at the basic level especially in the areas of common vision, discernment of gifts and vocation to ministers in our local Church.
PMFP is a basic level Theology program that focuses on the following areas:
-Theological Reflection and Discernment
-Christian Morality and Sacraments
-Christian Discipleship and Leadership
1. Beginning the Journey (half-day workshop)
2. Experience of God
5. Disciples and Evangelizers
6. Called to Serve (full day retreat)
Courses need to be taken in this same order
WHO CAN ATTEND?
Participants must be a:
-Fully-initiated Catholic; have been baptized, confirmed and received
-Catholic in good standing, regularly receiving the sacraments.
-Must also have: a completed application signed by the Pastor,
Pastor Coordinator, Catholic School Principal or from the representative of the Catholic organization/movement to which they belong
WHEN ARE CLASSES OFFERED?
Classes are offered in each of the six Vicariates twice a year
WHAT IS THE COST?
The cost of the program is $140, plus the cost of books.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Download and fill out the application before turning in the application make sure that it has been signed by your Pastor, Pastoral Coordinator or Catholic School Principal. Once signed submit the application by the appropriate deadline of your Vicariate. (Each Vicariate will have a different deadline)
*There is a separate application for Catholic School Teachers