The Pastoral Institute will offer a 10-week, 20-hour Foundations for Ministry Program in five languages beginning in February at various sites throughout the diocese.
Men and women who are discerning participation in the three-year Lay Ministry program or who desire a basic update in theology for ministry can study in English, Haitian Kreyòl, Mandarin, Polish and Spanish.
The 10-week program covers topics such as Theology as a Field of Study, The Emerging Role of the Laity, Jesus: His Mission, His Message, His Ministry, and Moral Theology, to name a few. Persons who successfully complete the program may be eligible to receive ongoing or enrichment formation credits for the Living and Leading by Faith catechist formation program.
Registration forms have already been distributed to pastors, administrators, directors of religious education and pastoral associates via Dionet.
For further information, visit the Pastoral Institute webpage http://dioceseofbrooklyn.org/pi/fmp/ or contact Nelsa I. Elías, Pastoral Institute, 718-281-9556 or email@example.com for a registration form.