Seeking Catholics With Leadership Skills
January 14, 2019 • Savanna Kearney

Have you considered volunteering in your parish, or with a diocesan ministry, or in Catholic schools? Do you have leadership skills, but feel you could use more training? The Ministry Formation Program (MFP), a lay ecclesial ministry program of the Diocese of St. Augustine is seeking Catholics who feel called to serve in lay ministry.

The program is for anyone who wants to be a recognized leader within the diocese, including parishes and Catholic schools.  It is also for Catholics who are already serving in a position but need training. MFP is the minimum requirement for many roles in the diocese.

If you are not sure – consider attending one of four information nights to learn more:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 5

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 11665 Ft. Caroline Road, Jacksonville 32225

  • Tuesday, Feb. 19

St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 5205 A1A South, St. Augustine 32080

  • Monday, March 4

St. Patrick Catholic Church, 500 NE 16th Avenue, Gainesville 32601

  • Monday, March 11

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1649 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park 32073

MFP is a three-year comprehensive program of study based on the USCCB document on lay ministry, Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord (USCCB 2005). It consists of formation in four areas: Human, Spiritual, Intellectual and Pastoral.

As you are discerning the program, you may want to discuss it with your pastor. The program requires a pastor’s endorsement to apply. Take a moment and schedule an appointment to meet with your pastor.

An RSVP is appreciated for the information nights, but not mandatory. Email to respond and for more information or call (904) 262-3200, ext. 118.