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Ministerial Formation

  

 

It is the whole person who ministers, so the whole person is the proper subject of formation.United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord, p. 33/ 2005

In their document on lay ecclesial ministry formation, the Bishops of the United States point out that ministry formation is more than simply learning what the Church teaches. Through ministerial formation, the person grows not only in knowledge, but in faith, discipleship, personhood and skills. The four pillars of formation cited by the Bishops: Human development, spiritual growth, intellectual knowledge and pastoral skills are vital and form the framework for the Lay Pastoral Ministry Program. This multi-faced approach lies behind the long-term success of the program and the skills of our 750 graduates.

Participants engage their hearts, minds, hands and spirits through the following:

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