Parish Ministers Formation Program (PMFP)

Due to the current Social Distancing Directives and Covid19 our programs are only being offered online. 

         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

Courses offered.
  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

-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


The U.S. Catholic Catholic Catechism for Adults written by the U.S. Conference of Bishops

Catholic Bible


You may follow the link below to register or download a registration form


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


$140 plus the cost of books

For questions please contact one of our Regional Coordinators:


Elizabeth Cortez

Riverside Regional Coordinator

Riverside • Hemet • Low Desert Vicariates

(909) 475-5377

PMFP San Salvador- Colton Cohort

Cristina Castillo

San Bernardino Regional Coordinator

San Bernardino • High Desert • West End Vicariates 

(909) 475-5374

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:

Link for Tuition:

Link to CBI page:

Message from our Director


1201 E. Highland Ave 

San Bernardino, Ca 92404

Office Hours

Monday to Friday

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Email and Phone Number

(909) 475-5375