Lay Ministry (MFP)
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Welcome! Since 1997, the Diocese of Davenport has offered Ministry Formation Programs. We announced specialized training for ecclesial leaders with desire to serve God's people in the Church. Qualified applicants from other dioceses are welcome to enroll in this training. See below for more information. We offer a basic two-year program for pastoral ministry and specialization tracks in Parish Administration, Liturgy, and Catechetics.You may contact IlaMae Hanisch at email@example.com or 641-791-3435 for additional information.
An electronic newsletter published by the Diocese of Davenport for all that minister in the Catholic Church. Each issue contains articles for ongoing ministry formation, workplace ideas, updates on pastoral leadership, reviews of outstanding resources for parish life and space for spiritual enrichment. To request this FREE newsletter send your name and email address to IlaMae Hanisch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in the MFP program:
If you or someone you know is interested in joining a Ministry Formation Program please contact IlaMae Hanisch, 641-791-3435 or email@example.com. We have an on-site group that meets in Davenport at the Chancery and DVD groups that meet once a month in West Burlington, Iowa City, Davenport and Newton (other locations can be added based on geographic location of participants). The Liturgical Specialization group also meets once a month at the Chancery in Davenport.
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People who completed one or more of the MFP programs, commissioned by Bishop Amos
IlaMae Hanisch gives a 13 minutes presentation on the Ministry Formation Program and how it can prepare persons wanting to work in church ministry. To view, click on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXFkk3f6wbg.
Three Ministry Formation Programs:
Offered this Fall. These are great opportunities for anyone interested in knowing more about the Catholic Church and in growing in their faith. Many participants are active in their parish in volunteer roles or are interested in becoming more active. They lead scripture study groups, are on the CEW team, teach faith formation, prepare young people for Confirmation, are dedicated to service projects, or journey with adults as they are initiated into the Catholic Church. Some participants are in part-time or full-time parish ministry and are being trained for specific roles. There are many reasons why people join the MFP (Ministry Formation Program). It is adult faith formation designed to be convenient, theologically sound, and comprehensive in its curriculum.
MFP Year II Basic Classes:
The program will be offered in two formats:
1) On-Site. Printed course material which is distributed prior to each course. The On-Site group meets two times a month at the Chancery in Davenport.
2) MFP-DVD participants use DVDs and printed course materials which can be studied at home. They meet once a month in a small group within easy driving distance. (Currently groups are in Bettendorf, Keota, Maquoketa, Newton and West Burlington. New groups can be formed if there are enough participants in the requested areas. Call IlaMae to discuss.
Year II Basic MFP (English):
Credentials may be reviewed to "waive" some course requirements. For more information contact IlaMae Hanisch firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration Fees-Basic MFP Year (8 month program). This includes most books, reading packet, instructor stipend & facilitator stipend for MFP DVD groups (non-chancery staff) and retreat day. It does not include food nor transportation costs.
All rates are per person, parish groups rates available.
Upcoming Courses are:
The Ministry Formation Program is expanding to include a program for Spanish-speaking participants.
Year II in the Basic MFP will be offered in Spanish.
All sessions held at St. James Washington.
We are grateful for the help of several priests, religious women, and lay ecclesial ministers who will teach the courses. The on-site facilitator is Mat McAndrew, who recently completed five years in ministry formation.
Catechetical Specialzation Informational Packet 2012-2013
2013-2014 MFP Basic Year I (English and Spanish) Parish Administration (PLA/PA/FA)
Chancery Address: 780 West Central Park Ave., Davenport, Iowa 52804-1901
Phone: 563-324-1911 Email: email@example.com
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