On Sunday, June 11 at a 2:00 p.m. celebration in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, Bishop Felipe Estévez will confer certificates of completion on the following 11 lay ecclesial ministers who have completed the three-year Ministry Formation Program (MFP):
- James M. Flippin, Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine
- Elizabeth A. Greene, Holy Family Parish, Jacksonville
- Virginia Kell, Holy Spirit Parish
- Jonel Laguerre, Prince of Peace Parish
- Michael F. LeBlanc, San Juan del Rio Parish
- Anita Maria Michaels, San José Parish
- Miguel Ortiz, Epiphany Parish
- Bonnie Palleschi, St. Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish
- James M. Palleschi, St. Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish
- Joseph Richards Riffe, Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine
- Raymond L. Stiles, Holy Spirit Parish
The Ministry Formation Program shares in the ministry of leadership and service to the people and parishes in the Diocese of St. Augustine through a comprehensive program of spiritual, academic, and pastoral formation for lay leaders. It provides a three-year comprehensive program of study: the first two years focusing on the academic subjects of Scripture, Catholic Tradition, Catholic Beliefs, Morality, Sacraments and Liturgy; the third year combining Theological Reflection with a Supervised Practicum Project.
The celebration is open to the public. To learn more about the Ministry Formation Program, watch the promotional video below or contact Missy Parkison at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (904) 262-3200, ext. 103.