Ongoing Lay Formation
“The harvest is abundant...so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.”
~ Matthew 9:37-38
Agape Service Project – Service Learning
Middle and high school youth in serve the migrant community of Whatcom County by providing food, clothing, and community support, in the spirit of Catholic Social Teaching.
Betrothed Marriage Preparation Retreat
Preparation for marriage with a focus of connecting young adult couples to ministry opportunities.
A time away from technology to provide a deeper encounter with Christ.
Safe Environment Program
Create safe spaces for the vulnerable, and educate/empower adults and children/youth in safety measures.
Tepeyac Leadership Institute
Provide civic leadership development for young adults who are not directly involved in parish ministry.
Young Adult Formation
Opportunities to go deeper in faith on various topics: theology, Catholic Social Teaching, politics, mental health, Theology on Tap, etc.
Training for those who accompany and assist Catholics seeking resolution of their status in the Church following a marriage which has ended civilly or de facto by permanent separation.
Agape Service Project – Young Adult Formation
Formation for college-level staff who operate the summer program for middle & high school youth.
Catechetical Certification Program
A foundational, sequential, and pastoral program that provides the basic tools to learn both the “what” and the “how” of our Catholic faith.
Cultural Competency Training
Intercultural competence training for a basic level of awareness and proficiency in the area of diversity and inclusion.
CYO Athletics Coaches Training
Training for coaches to be effective ministers who promote the moral and character development of youth.
Marriage Preparation Best Practices
Best practices, resources, and guidance on how to form couples for marriage and engage them in parish life.
Ongoing Faith Formation
Enhance knowledge of the human, spiritual, liturgical, sacramental, leadership, and ecclesial areas of faith formation.
Equip parents and schools about the Church’s vision for marriage and family life with the children in their care.
Pastoral Care and Outreach Trainings
Develop ministers in the areas of hospital chaplaincy and prison ministry.
Pastoral Leadership Network for Hispanic Ministry
Formation and networking for those ministering to/with Hispanics.
Agape Service Project – Mission Curriculum
Curriculum for youth ministers to form their youth before participating in the week-long service experience.
Annual Catholic Appeal Training
Training for those involved with the Annual Catholic Appeal at the parish level.
Catholic Schools Formation & Training
Professional development to positively impact student learning and develop Christ-like servant leaders, in the spirit of communion, solidarity, and subsidiarity.
Christ in the Classroom
Catechetical certification for school personnel.
Consultative Structures Training
A Review of Many Gifts, One Spirit Consultative Structures policy, including best practices and guidelines for parish leadership.
Grief Ministry Workshop
Training for parish staff who minister to those who are grieving.
Formation on the foundations of pastoral theology for those who minister to/with the Hispanic community.
Liturgical Ministry Workshops
Training for those who coordinate and prepare liturgies at parishes and faith communities.
New Pastoral Assistants for Administration Training
Provide new Pastoral Assistants for Administration and bookkeepers a fundamental understanding of the scope of their work.
Develop an understanding of stewardship as a way of life and how it ties with discipleship.
Young Adult Minister Formation
Tools for ministering to young adults, such as starting a parish young adult ministry, leading a small group, etc.
Youth Minister Formation
Trainings for youth ministers including: archdiocesan history and structure, USCCB priorities, sustainable models, pastoral care, etc.
Questions? Contact Deacon Eric Paige via email or call 206-382-4864.
Lay Ecclesial Minister Formation