Lay Ministry Formation Program - 2010


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The Diocese of Camden sponsors Educational Opportunities for the development of Lay Ministry in support of the Pastoal Priorities of the Roman Catholic Church in South Jersey

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  • Dear Fr In-charge,
    Through BBN news I came in touch with LMFP. I am learner still for theology course. I have received Theology certificate from Pastoral centre Nadiad India. LMFP is one the best programme. I do keep sending lay people for lay theology course here in Baroda, Giving them spiritual directions. Pray for each other. FrancisBruno+
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Lay Ministry Formation Program - 2010

  1. 2. Lay Ministry Formation
  2. 3. Lay Ministry: One of the 6 Pastoral Priorities <ul><li>Liturgy </li></ul><ul><li>Lay Ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Youth and Young Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Priestly Vocations </li></ul><ul><li>Compassionate Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong Faith Formation </li></ul>
  3. 4. What is Lay Ministry? <ul><li>The work of Catholic women and men who, recognizing their rights and responsibilities in the Church by baptism, assist the priests in serving the people of the parish in collaboration with deacons and religious women and men. </li></ul>
  4. 5. What Do Lay Ministers Do? <ul><li>Parish catechesis </li></ul><ul><li>Sacrament preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Liturgical ministry and committees </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitality </li></ul><ul><li>Art and environment </li></ul><ul><li>Life and Justice – education and social action </li></ul>
  5. 6. What Do Lay Ministers Do? <ul><li>Ministries of Consolation (Bereavement, Retrouvaille, Separated and Divorced (including children) </li></ul><ul><li>Marriage Formation/Mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Elizabeth Ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Maturing Adult Ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer Ministry leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitators of small group Scripture sharing </li></ul>
  6. 7. What Do Lay Ministers Do? <ul><li>Spiritual Direction </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry to Homebound </li></ul><ul><li>Parish Life </li></ul><ul><li>Directors of Youth and Young Adult Ministries </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring apprentice ministers </li></ul>
  7. 8. What Kind of Preparation is Required for Lay Ministry? <ul><li>Many parish ministries are supported by volunteers without formal preparation for their work </li></ul><ul><li>Diocesan certificate programs, workshops and ministry trainings assist in the pastoral and theological development of parish ministers </li></ul><ul><li>LMFP provides the opportunity for college level coursework leading to certificates and degrees </li></ul>
  8. 9. Lay Ministry Formation Program Opportunities <ul><li>The Diocese has formed partnerships with: </li></ul><ul><li>- Georgian Court University </li></ul><ul><li>- College of St. Elizabeth </li></ul><ul><li>- Neumann University </li></ul><ul><li>- University of Dayton </li></ul><ul><li>- St. Charles Borromeo Seminary </li></ul><ul><li>- Center for Ministry Development </li></ul>
  9. 10. Lay Ministry Formation Program Opportunities <ul><li>These partnerships allow for a 50% discount in tuition with the balance divided equally among the parish, diocese and student </li></ul><ul><li>Programs include undergraduate certificates, degree completion program, graduate certificates and degrees </li></ul><ul><li>Courses taken locally and/or on-line </li></ul>
  10. 11. Who qualifies for lay ministry formation/education? <ul><li>Individuals who are discerning the call to ministry </li></ul><ul><li>-self-initiated and/or pastor/principal recommended </li></ul><ul><li>Those who are already engaged in parish ministry </li></ul>
  11. 12. LMFP Programs <ul><li>Georgian Court University </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate certificate in Pastoral Ministry (24 credits) </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate certificate in Liturgy </li></ul><ul><li>(24 credits) </li></ul><ul><li>M.A. in Theology (Pastoral Theology Track and Liturgy Track) </li></ul><ul><li>(30 credits) </li></ul>
  12. 13. LMFP Programs <ul><li>College of St. Elizabeth </li></ul><ul><li>(Hispanic Track available) </li></ul><ul><li>Undergraduate Ministry Formation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(25 credits) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certificates in: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pastoral Administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Religious Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth and Young Adult Ministry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parish Life Ministries </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. LMFP Programs <ul><li>Neumann University </li></ul><ul><li>Master’s Degree in Pastoral Care & Counseling- Spiritual Direction Track </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Direction </li></ul><ul><li>Undergraduate Degree Completion (Liberal Studies) </li></ul>
  14. 15. LMFP Programs <ul><li>University of Dayton </li></ul><ul><li>The Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) on-line program </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate in Catechesis (Level 1 and Level 2 courses) </li></ul><ul><li>Adult Faith Formation Courses </li></ul>
  15. 16. LMFP Programs <ul><li>St. Charles Borromeo Seminary </li></ul><ul><li>Undergraduate Certificate in Pastoral Ministry to African-American Catholics </li></ul><ul><li>(MAAC - 24 credits) </li></ul>
  16. 17. LMFP Programs <ul><li>Center for Ministry Development </li></ul><ul><li>National Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies Program </li></ul><ul><li>8 weekend courses over two years </li></ul>
  17. 18. The Church Ministry Institute of Camden <ul><li>CMIC/IMEC </li></ul><ul><li>A three-year non-credit diocesan certificate program designed to enrich the faith formation of adults </li></ul><ul><li>CMIC provides a foundation in theological studies, pastoral skills and spiritual development, integrated with preparation for ministry and service </li></ul>
  18. 19. The Church Ministry Institute of Camden <ul><li>Each of the 14 courses are 6 weeks in length and are followed by an evening of theological reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Special features include opportunities for mentoring, retreats, spiritual book sharing, ministry visits and ministry project </li></ul><ul><li>For further information go to </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>“Programs” </li></ul>
  19. 20. Locations <ul><li>St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Absecon </li></ul><ul><li>(former) St. Pius X Spiritual Life Center, Blackwood </li></ul><ul><li>Pope John Paul II Retreat Center, Vineland </li></ul><ul><li>Romero Center, Camden </li></ul>
  20. 21. Locations <ul><li>Neumann University, Aston, PA and on-line </li></ul><ul><li>IMEC: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Camden </li></ul><ul><li>Immaculate Conception Parish, Bridgeton </li></ul><ul><li>St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish, Northfield and Hispanic Catholic Center, Wildwood </li></ul><ul><li>CMIC: TBD </li></ul>
  21. 22. Financial Information <ul><li>Georgian Court University </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Certificate/Master’s Degree </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition per 3 credit course: $2,085 </li></ul><ul><li>Minus 50% discount: $1,042.50 </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum Tuition to student </li></ul><ul><li>per 3 credit course $347.50 </li></ul><ul><li>Additional fees: </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation fee for MA degree </li></ul><ul><li>( paid to GCU) $135 </li></ul><ul><li>GCU is waiving all application and registration fees </li></ul>
  22. 23. Financial Information <ul><li>College of St. Elizabeth </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition per 3 credit course: $2,010 </li></ul><ul><li>Minus 50% discount: $1,005 </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum Tuition to student </li></ul><ul><li>per 3 credit course $335 </li></ul><ul><li>Application fee: $35 </li></ul><ul><li>Registration fee: $40 </li></ul><ul><li>Technology fee (per semester) $80 </li></ul><ul><li>( paid to CSE) </li></ul>
  23. 24. Financial Information <ul><li>Neumann University </li></ul><ul><li>Undergraduate Degree Completion </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition per 6 credit course: $2,940 </li></ul><ul><li>Minus 50% discount: $1470 </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum Tuition to student </li></ul><ul><li>per 6 credit course $490 </li></ul><ul><li>Additional fees: </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation fee: $90 </li></ul><ul><li>(paid to NU) </li></ul>
  24. 25. Financial Information <ul><li>Neumann University </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Certificate/Master’s Degree </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition per 3 credit course: $1710 </li></ul><ul><li>Minus 50% discount: $850 </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum Tuition to student </li></ul><ul><li>per 3 credit course $286 </li></ul>
  25. 26. Financial Information <ul><li>St. Charles Borromeo </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition per 3 credit course: $831 </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum Tuition to student </li></ul><ul><li>per 3 credit course $277 </li></ul><ul><li>Additional fees: </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation fee: $90 </li></ul><ul><li>(paid to NU) </li></ul>
  26. 27. Financial Information <ul><li>University of Dayton </li></ul><ul><li>VLCFF </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition per non-credit course: $90 </li></ul><ul><li>Minus 55% discount: $50 </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum Tuition to student </li></ul><ul><li>per course $13.33 </li></ul><ul><li>Additional fees: </li></ul><ul><li>Application fee: $15 </li></ul>
  27. 28. Financial Information <ul><li>Center for Ministry Development </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition per weekend: $165 </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum Tuition to student $55 </li></ul><ul><li>Additional fees: </li></ul><ul><li>Books $10 </li></ul><ul><li>Breakfast/lunch for two days $15 </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation fee (paid to CMD) $40 </li></ul>
  28. 29. Financial Information <ul><li>Church Ministry Institute of Camden (CMIC/IMEC) </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition per year (includes books) $500 </li></ul><ul><li>Minus 50% LMFP discount $250 </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum Tuition to student per year $125 </li></ul><ul><li>(payment plans available) </li></ul><ul><li>Additional fees: </li></ul><ul><li>Retreats </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation fee $40 </li></ul>
  29. 30. Application Process <ul><li>Two-fold process –Diocesan and College </li></ul><ul><li>College- follow individual institution’s procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Diocesan </li></ul><ul><li>- Diocesan LMFP application, letter of recommendation from pastor, financial assistance application, admission committee pre-assessment form. Go to: </li></ul>
  30. 31. Contact information <ul><li>Georgian Court University </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Johann Vento </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>732-987-2381 </li></ul>
  31. 32. Contact Information <ul><li>College of St. Elizabeth </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Ann Badenoch </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>973-290-4364 </li></ul><ul><li>Hispanic Track </li></ul><ul><li>Maricela Quintana </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  32. 33. Contact Information <ul><li>Neumann University </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Leonard DiPaul </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>610-361-5225 </li></ul>
  33. 34. Contact Information <ul><li>St. Charles Borromeo Seminary </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Distance Learning – MAAC Program </li></ul><ul><li>University of Dayton </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  34. 35. Contact Information <ul><li>Center for Ministry Development </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Church Ministry Institute (CMIC) </li></ul><ul><li>Linda K. Robinson </li></ul><ul><li>856-583-6116 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  35. 36. Contact Information <ul><li>Church Ministry Institute of Camden (Spanish) </li></ul><ul><li>Sr. Sonia Avi </li></ul><ul><li>856-583-6113 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Kathia Gomez </li></ul><ul><li>856-583-6135 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  36. 37. General Information <ul><li>Linda K. Robinson </li></ul><ul><li>856-583-6116 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Debbie Cutter </li></ul><ul><li>856-583-6123 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  37. 38. Lay Ministry Programs Website <ul><li> </li></ul>
  38. 39. Other Opportunities for Ministry Formation <ul><li>School of Liturgy </li></ul><ul><li>- formation and renewal sessions </li></ul><ul><li> contact: </li></ul><ul><li> Stephen Obarski 856-583-6146 </li></ul><ul><li> [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Camden Biblical Institute </li></ul><ul><li>contact Martha Scutte 856-583-6133 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  39. 40. Other Opportunities for Ministry Formation <ul><li>Consolation Ministry Education </li></ul><ul><li>- DivorceCare, GriefShare and </li></ul><ul><li>Bereavement Training contact </li></ul><ul><li> Colleen Mayhew 856-583-6118 </li></ul><ul><li> [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Renew International Young Adult Leadership workshops and evangelization workshops contact Andres Arango </li></ul><ul><li>856-583-6181 [email_address] </li></ul>