Continuing Ministry Formation Program- CMFP

We congratulate the CMFP Class of 2020 for their accomplishments and we thank Bishop Barnes and Coadjutor Bishop Rojas for accompanying us in the Virtual Graduation Ceremony held in their honor. 

Click below for a complete list of graduates

CMFP Class of 2020 

To watch the recorded Virtual Graduation Ceremony in honor of the CMFP Class of 2020, click here: CMFP Virtual Graduation

The Association for Hispanic
Theological Education (AETH) also extends their Congratulations to the CMFP Class of 2020

The Continuing Ministry Formation Program (CMFP) is a 3-5 year adult enrichment program as well as a credential program for coordinators of ministries to prepare them to serve the Church as lay ecclesial ministers supporting the Pastor or Pastoral Coordinator in enacting the parish and diocesan vision.

Following guidelines developed by the USCCB and articulated in the document Coworkers in the Vineyard of the Lord,(2005), and the National Certification Standards for Lay Ecclesial Ministers (2011) the CMFP provides formation which encompasses the human,  spiritual, intellectual and pastoral aspects of each person's personal development.

The program offers two options of Formation:

Track 1: "Faith Enrichment" for adults who desire to grow in the knowledge of their faith.

Track 2: "Ministerial Leadership" for those who serve or desire to serve in a leadership position at the parish level. This option is a

requirement for those who are seeing to serve as Lay Ecclesial Ministers (LEM) as Directors/coordinators of a specific ministry or as

Pastoral Associates (PA).  It is also a requirement for those discerning their vocation to the Permanent Diaconate.

Theological content:

  • Year 1.   God's Revelation & Covenant: (Old Testament and New Testament)

  • Year 2.    Jesus & His Mission: (Christology)

  • Year 3.    The Church Continues the Mission of Jesus: (History, Ecclesiology, Sacramental and Moral theology)

  • Year 3-4.   Advanced specialization in one area of Ministry: (Catequesis, Adult Faith Formation, Ministry with Young and Young-Adult Catholics, Liturgy and Charity and Justice. )

We integrate a holistic approach to formation incorporating all four competencies (Human, Spiritual, Intellectual, and Pastoral) into our weekly classes and once a month formation Saturdays.

For the Program application process, please read below:

  1. Completion of the "Parish Minister's Formation Program" (PMFP) and one  basic ministerial specialization

  2. Completion of the "Introduction to CMFP" intermediate course  (Applications every year are due by March)

  3. Completion and submission of the CMFP Application Form. For those seeking "Ministerial Leadership" along with the application form, participants must provide:

    • a letter of recommendation from their Pastor, Pastoral Coordinator, or representative of their approved Catholic Movement/Organization.

    • a letter of financial support from their Pastor, Pastoral Coordinator, or representative of their approved Catholic Movement/Organization.

  4. Attach a recent photo of yourself (2x2 size)

For further information please contact:

Maria H. Sedano (Maruja)
Department Director
Email: msedano@sbdiocese.org
Phone: (909) 475-5387

Maria Antonia Amao, CMFP Program Director (Español)
E-mail: mariaamao@sbdiocese.org
(909) 475-5383

Steven M. Halligan, CMFP Program Director (English)
E-mail: shalligan@sbdiocese.org
(909) 475-5382

Upcoming Events

PMFP esta aceptando inscripciones para las clases que comienzan en noviembre. Inscripción de PMFP

Individuals interested in registering for the third year (practicum) course for the Catholic Bible Institute (CBI) please use the links below to register. 

Because of the COVID-19 emergency, it is not possible for LMU to organize an in-class course this year.  However, the Los Angeles Archdiocese is offering this course online, and it begins on Saturday, Sept. 12.

Remember, the CBI Practicum Year is not an LMU course but rather is run by the Office of Religious Education of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/32Ons9J

Link for Tuition: https://bit.ly/3lONNxo

Link to CBI page: https://lacatholics.org/cbi/

Message from our Director

Location

1201 E. Highland Ave 

San Bernardino, Ca 92404

Office Hours

Monday to Friday

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Email and Phone Number

mfi@sbdiocese.org

(909) 475-5375