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Basic Specializations

The following basic specializations meet the needs and requirements of the
Parish Ministers' Formation Program (PMFP)

Office of
Catechetical Ministry

  • Catechist – 16 hours

  • Infant Baptism – 13 hours

  • RCIA – 13 hours

  • Confirmation – 13 hours

Office of
Ministry with Young Catholics

  • Youth Specialization Course

  • Young Adult Specialization Course

  • Quinceañera Specialization Course

Office of
Marriage and Family Life 

  • Marriage Specialization Course      (9 sessions)

Office of
Charismatic Renewal

  • Charismatic Renewal in the Holy Spirit – 15 hours

Office of
Life, Dignity and Justice

  • Sanctity of Human Life - 28 hours

  • Salt and Light - 28 hours

Office of
Communications & 
Technology

  • Using Technology/Print Graphic Design – 7 hours

Office of Worship

  • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy 
    Communion

  • Lay Presider

  • Liturgical Art & Environment

  • Liturgy of the Word with Children

  • Liturgical Music Minister

  • Reader

  • Sacristan/Alter Server Coordinator

  • Ushers/Ministers of Hospitality

  • Visitors to the Sick