The diocesan lay ecclesial ministry program, the MFP, is for anyone who is seeking to be a recognized faith leader within the diocese. It is the minimal standard for many parish and school positions. It is the first component of the diaconate program. This comprehensive three year program, based on the USCCB document Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord consists of formation in four areas: human, spiritual, pastoral, and intellectual. The MFP offers information nights for those who desire to know more:

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at St. Anastasia, St. Augustine

Monday, March 4, 2019 at St. Patrick, Gainesville

Monday, March 11, 2019 at St. Catherine, Orange Park

Each session is from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Can RSVP is helpful to