“Essential to the development of an evangelizing community is clear leadership. Parish leadership challenges all parishioners to recognize and accept responsibility as members of the evangelizing community. This implies not only openness to ongoing conversion and growth in holiness but also witness within and outside the Church, as stewards of God’s kingdom…in a time and era in which so many of the Baptized are searching for ways to discover deeper meaning in their lives through faith and service to God’s people, ironically, many in roles of leadership positions in the Church feel overwhelmed and burdened. How appropriate it is that we call forth the Baptized to assume positions of leadership and service provided for them by the Church herself.” (Wounded and Loved: Regathering the Scattered, 13)
As Catholic Christians, we recognize that our call to discipleship–begun in our baptism–is an invitation to grow in relationship with God, and serve the Church with our diversity of gifts! This is a life-long process! In every season and circumstance, we are constantly learning something new about our faith and ourselves as people of God.
It is our hope that, in visiting this webpage, you will find helpful resources and opportunities to cultivate the fruits of your faith, and grow in your abilities to minister to your parish as a servant leader in Word, Worship, Service, and Community.
Ministry Formation Overview
Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation
Application Process and Materials
Information about Diocesan Certificate in Lay Ministry
Schedule for 2019-2020
Specialized Formation Tracks
Additional Resources for Adult Faith Formation
Certificate in Ministry Studies
Youth Ministry or Lifelong Faith Formation