• 2 Year Adult Faith Formation-Parish Leadership Combined Certificate Program (AFF & PL – Weekdays and Saturdays)

The Adult Faith Formation-Parish Leadership Combined Program is a two-year formation program for parish leaders, deacon inquirers and other interested Catholics.

What is required to enter the Adult Faith Formation-Parish Leadership Combined Certificate Program?

  • Be at least 18 years or age
  • Completed Registration Form with $20.00 fee.
  • Write a 500 words essay as stated in the application.
  • 2 letters of recommendation (one being from your current Pastor)

Students who successfully complete the combined Adult Faith Formation and Parish Leadership program will receive a diocesan catechist certification. For those who have taken the combined program for credit, and have passed all of their classes, they will be eligible to become certified Catechist Trainers, authorized to certify catechists in the diocese through our Essentials of the Catholic Faith/Catechist Formation program. Any man considering applying to the diaconate must take the combined program for credit, and earn at least a “B” in all his Kino classes.

Students can also register for the Adult Faith Formation and Parish Leadership Combined Program as Auditors.

Auditors who complete the combined Adult Faith Formation and Parish Leadership program will also receive a diocesan catechist certification, but will not be eligible to become Catechist Trainers, nor would they be able to enter formation for the diaconate.

Tuition for the Adult Faith Formation-Parish Leadership Combined Certificate: $1,050.00 per year

Tuition for the Adult Faith Formation and Parish Leadership Combined Auditor Only: $1,000 per year

Individual course registration: $150 for Adult Faith Formation courses and $75.00 for Parish Leadership courses (in the event that a class is full  – individual course registration will not be available.)

Adult Faith Formation Courses:

CC101 Intro to the Creed
CC102 Intro to the Old Testament I
CC103 Intro to the Old Testament II
CC104 Intro to the New Testament I
CC105 Intro to the New Testament II
CC106 Christology
CC107 Church I: Nature and Understanding
CC108 Church II: Historical Development
CC109 Theology of the Body
CC110 Sacraments and Liturgy
CC111 Catholic Moral Responsibility
CC112 Catholic Social Teaching
CC113 The Apostolate of the Laity
CC114 Intro to Christian Spirituality

Parish Leadership Courses:

KLC101 Evangelization and Catechesis
KLC102 Canon Law
KLC103 Cultural and Ecumenical, and Interreligious Realities

Specialization Courses (one required):

KLC104 Children’s Catechesis
KLC105 Youth Evangelization
KLC107 RCIA/Adult Faith Formation

When are courses offered?

All Adult Faith Formation classes are held once a week from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for our morning cohort, starting late August until the end of May. Parish Leadership courses will be offered on Saturdays, from 8am to 4:30pm, spread out throughout the academic year. Each course is 15 contact hours.

Please consult our website for exact dates.

Fees include all required textbooks.

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