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 Ministry Formation Centers

Ministry Formation Centers are established on a regional basis, and provide an opportunity to take an initial step in developing ourselves as witnesses to the faith. They afford us an opportunity to learn more about our faith as it is understood within the tradition of the church, and prepare us to share our faith as followers of Jesus Christ.

Those who seek certification as a catechist (early childhood through adult), or as a Youth Ministry/Confirmation Team member will fulfill their basic theology requirements through their participation. Taken in conjunction with a specialization and successful completio of the practicum, leads to certification for ministry as a catechist in any diocese or Archdiocese in California.


Topics covered include Images of God, Revelation, Jesus, Scripture, Church, Sacraments, Liturgy, Morality, Social Justice, Prayer and Spirituality.
Parish ministers seeking updating and/or enrichment are welcome and encouraged to participate.

For the most up-to-date information about current or future Ministry Formation Centers, email or call your Regional Coordinator:


David Lara 310 216 9587

Sue Spies 805 569 1135

Dana Couso 818 365 5123

Katie Tassinari 626 960 9344

Karina Plascencia 562 630 6272

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