Parish Ministers Formation Program (PMFP)
Due to the current Social Distancing Directives and Covid19 our programs are only being offered online. Please see our Calendars
The Parish Ministers Formation Program (PMFP ) is a program designed for all parish ministers who serve in ecclesial ministries. PMFP assists the pastors and other pastoral leaders in providing formation for the laity at the basic level especially in the areas of common vision, discernment of gifts, and vocation to ministers in our local Church.
The Parish Ministers Formation Program (PMFP) was the initial program developed in the Ministry Formation Institute. The program began in December of 1998. PMFP consists of two parts: The PMFP courses and Specialized Training in a Ministry.
PMFP is a basic level Theology program that focuses on the following areas:
-Theological Reflection and Discernment
-Christian Morality and Sacraments
-Christian Discipleship and Leadership
1. Beginning the Journey (workshop)
2. Experience of God
3. Jesus of Nazareth
4. Church and its Mission
5. Disciples for the Kingdom
6. Called to Serve ( retreat)
Courses need to be taken in this same order
WHO CAN ATTEND?
-Fully-initiated Catholic; have been baptized, confirmed, and received First Eucharist.
-Catholic in good standing, regularly receiving the sacraments.
-Must also have: a completed registration signed by the Pastor,
Pastor Coordinator, Catholic School Principal or from the representative of the Catholic organization/movement to which they belong
BOOKS (USED) NEEDED?
The U.S. Catholic Catholic Catechism for Adults written by the U.S. Conference of Bishops
HOW DO I APPLY?
You may follow the link below to register or download a registration form
WHEN ARE CLASSES OFFERED?
Classes are offered in each of the six Vicariates twice a year
Our online program is offered twice a year; once in the fall and once in the Spring
WHAT IS THE COST?
$140 plus the cost of books
For questions please contact one of our Regional Coordinators:
San Bernardino Regional Coordinator
San Bernardino • High Desert • West End Vicariates
Riverside Regional Coordinator
Riverside • Hemet • Low Desert Vicariates