INSTITUTE FOR LAY ECCLESIAL MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Parish Ministry Formation

Institute for Lay Ecclesial Ministry and Service: Parish Ministry Formation

INSTITUTE FOR LAY ECCLESIAL MINISTRY AND SERVICE:
THE ART OF FORMING THOSE CALLED TO MINISTRY


The Archdiocesan Parish Ministry Formation program provides comprehensive pastoral formation for those who currently serve or seek to be involved in ministries and services in the Church. These courses seek to ensure that parish ministers have a foundational knowledge and understanding of the teachings of the Catholic Church. The Parish Ministry Formation program builds upon our previous rich program.

Parish ministers, while learning the basis of their faith, ultimately form their conscience to positively affect their ministerial planning for their specific areas of ministry and service.


2022-2023 Calendar


Ministry Tracks

Click on a specific ministry below to download an informational handout (PDF).


Courses

1. Called and Sent (One-Day Seminar)
2. Sacred Scripture
3. Profession of Faith: Creed
4. Liturgy and Sacraments
5. Life in Christ
6. Specialized Ministry (One-Day Seminar)


Cost

Thanks to the generosity of many women and men, through the Archbishop’s Appeal, the cost for a course in the Parish Ministry program is $20.00.

Participants are responsible for acquiring texts needed for the program. Scholarships are available to make it even more affordable.

This project is funded by the generous donors of the Archbishop's Appeal

Parish Ministry Formation Application

We are excited to announce that the Institute for Lay Ecclesial Ministry and Service is ready to begin forming our parish leaders in all ministerial areas through the Parish Ministry Formation program. All pastors have received the attached authorization form. Please, follow these easy steps:

1. Download and fill out the application form in English or in Spanish.

2. Ensure that each minister selects ONE ministerial area.

3. Ensure that your pastor signs it.

4. Print the form and send it either by mail or email as directed on the application.

Once we have reviewed the application form, a registration link will be sent directly to your ministers. Classes begin in Fall 2020.

If you have any questions about the this application process, contact Elizabeth “Liz” Ortiz:

Elizabeth “Liz” Ortiz
Associate Director for the Institute for Lay Ecclesial Ministry & Service

Phone210-731-3125
EmailEmail Liz Ortiz


General Statement

The Institute for Lay Ecclesial Ministry and Service, through the Parish Ministry Formation program, provides comprehensive pastoral formation for those who currently serve or seek to be involved in ministries and services in the Church. This program seeks to ensure that parish ministers have foundational knowledge and understanding of the teachings of the Catholic Church.


Institute for Lay Ecclesial Ministry and Service

LIZETT FARIAS

Director for the Institute for Lay Ecclesial Ministry and Service

210-731-3140

Email Lizett

ELIZABETH “LIZ” ORTIZ

Associate Director for the Institute for Lay Ecclesial Ministry & Service

210-731-3125

Email Liz Ortiz