*Enrollment and Enrollment Renewal for 2022-2023
Enrollment Date Coming Soon!
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Enrollment / Enrollment Renewal Form
Financial Support Form
*Enrollment is available to students that have successfully completed the Introduction to CMFP or are returning students only.
Current CMFP Calendar
Intro to CMFP 2022
Classes begin on Saturday, May 7, 2022
and continue Tuesdays May 10, 17, 24, 31; and
June 7, 14, 21.
Eight sessions total.
Online Applications for the
Introduction to CMFP 2022
2023 Applications Coming Soon!
Continuing Ministry Formation Program
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.
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:
Completion of the "Parish Minister's Formation Program" (PMFP) and one basic ministerial specialization
Completion of the "Introduction to CMFP" intermediate course (Applications every year are due by March)
Completion and submission of the CMFP Application Form. For those seeking "Ministerial Leadership" along with the application form, participants must provide:
a letter of financial support from their Pastor, Pastoral Coordinator, or representative of their approved Catholic Movement/Organization.
Attach a recent photo of yourself (2x2 size)
Due to the current Social Distancing Directives and Covid-19 our programs are only being offered online.
2022 CMFP Graduation
Sunday, June 12, 2022, at 2:00 pm
St. Francis Xavier Cabrini, Yucaipa
For further questions, please contact:
Maria Antonia Amao
CMFP Director, Spanish
CMFP Director, English