The Office for Parish Life is partnering with Center for Ministry Development to provide specialized tracks in ministry formation. The Certificate in Ministry Studies® is a ministry education program for adults in ministry with youth, families and adults, in both parish and school settings.  The program includes four online courses and eight in-person courses. These in-person courses are offered in our Diocese over a two year period, at minimal cost to the participants because of funds provided through the Diocesan Annual Appeal.

The Certificate program leads to a Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies OR Certificate in Lifelong Faith Formation.  Parishes benefit especially by enrolling coordinators of both ministry areas in the program together.

Persons interested in more information and/or to enroll in the Certificate in Ministry Studies should contact Kitty Scanlan at 570-207-2213 or at