This extensive and in depth program involves lay people in an integrated process of spiritual, theological, and personal growth. It aims at the development of skilled and confident leaders who are formed in community, rooted in personal and liturgical prayer, and who fully embrace discipleship of Christ Jesus as members of his Body.

The Pastoral Formation Institute is a two-year program of intensive spiritual and theological formation, with the option for a third year of leadership training in a particular ministry.

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PFI INSTRUCTORS

  • Year I focuses on the personal spirituality and faith formation of the individual participant — the ability to articulate adult faith through experiencing God’s presence. An understanding of Scripture, as the basis of the revelation of God and the foundation for prayer, assists the student in understanding Christian spirituality more fully. Built into this year are elements of evangelization and personal conversion, as the student is introduced to the process of theological reflection and a consistent prayer life.
  • Year II builds on the growing awareness of the presence of God in our lives. The student deepens his/her knowledge of the Church’s teachings and traditions; builds one’s understanding of the Church as a community of people called and gifted by God; nourishes him/her to recognize their call to be the presence of Christ in the world, in the family, parish, workplace, local and global community. It is the hope that, upon the completion of the Institute, the participants will recognize the call of their baptism by giving witness to Christ in their daily living and active ministry.
  • Year I focuses on the personal spirituality and faith formation of the individual participant — the ability to articulate adult faith through experiencing God’s presence. An understanding of Scripture, as the basis of the revelation of God and the foundation for prayer, assists the student in understanding Christian spirituality more fully. Built into this year are elements of evangelization and personal conversion, as the student is introduced to the process of theological reflection and a consistent prayer life.