Some people would like to participate in the "Putting Out Into the Deep!" series for a certificate in adult faith formation. This certificate certifies that the participant has participated in 180 hours of adult faith formation over a 3 year period. 130 hours will be offered in an organised format by the archdiocese. The other 50 hours may be chosen from a wide variety of other learning opportunities according to the interest of the participant. Some may choose to participate in summer institutes at St. Paul University, specialized sessions at Galilee Centre in Arnprior, other university courses, conferences offered by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, formation sessions offered in pastoral care in the city, other formation opportunities provided by the diocese, to name only a few. There are many possibilities! This additional 50 hours will be shaped according to the interest and availability of participants with the help of diocesan leadership.
Further to the 180 hours of formation, participants are invited to meet in a small group for 1hr. ½ between formation sessions to reflect further on themes and learnings. Other group members are other certificate participants. A pastoral accompanier who is someone experienced in pastoral ministry also journeys with the group. Finally, certificate participants are invited to prepare a page or two of written reflection after each session to help them go further in their learnings.
For further information or to register, please contact Carol Kuzmochka as soon as possible: 738-5025 (x251) [email protected]