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Pastoral Ministries Retreat and Workshop
June 7, 2015 - June 11, 2015
Dear Pastors, Lay Ecclesial Ministers, Pastoral Ministers, and other Parish Leaders
We are pleased to announce the details for the annual Pastoral Ministries Retreats and Workshop. There are three events:
1. Pastoral Ministries Retreat which is from the afternoon of Sunday, June 7 at 3 p.m. through Monday, June 8th after lunch. The cost is $120 for this guided retreat. This covers 3 meals, one night lodging, and program expense.
2. Extended Retreat which begins Monday, June 8th after lunch through Thursday, June 11 after lunch. Retreatants will meet as a group for guided reflections on the 2015 catechetical theme, “Safeguarding the Dignity of Every Human Person.” The cost for just this extended retreat is $400. This covers 3 nights lodging, 10 meals, and program expense. Participants may combine the Sunday/Monday retreat with the Extended Retreat for a reduced combo rate of $485.
3. Pastoral Ministries Workshop which also begins Monday, June 8th after lunch through Thursday, June 11th after lunch. The Pastoral Ministries Workshop consists of a 5-year certification process for lay ministers. The attached flyer: PMWflyer15 outlines the 5-year workshop series — titles and presenters. Each year builds on the next, so they should be taken in sequence: Year I, Year 2, etc. It is preferred that registrants have at least one year of parish ministry experience. It is required that all new registrants complete an application to the Diocesan Lay Ministry Formation Program before they can attend this Pastoral Ministries Workshop Series. Since this workshop series fulfills part of the requirements for Lay Ministry Formation, partial (1/3) scholarships are available through our office. We suggest that the registrant pay 1/3, the parish pay 1/3 and the diocese pay 1/3 of the cost. The cost of the workshop is $500. This covers 3 nights lodging, 10 meals, and program expense. Participants may combine the Sunday/Monday retreat with the Pastoral Ministries Workshop for a reduced combo rate of $585.
REGISTRATIONS should be returned no later than May 15, 2015:
o Registration Form 2015; Workshop Flyer 2015
o Check payable to Catholic Diocese of Jackson but sent to the attention of Office of Faith Formation
o Completed application to Lay Ministry Formation Program (if this has not been previously done)
Annette Stevenson (601-960-8470) or email: email@example.com
Fran Lavelle (601-960-8473) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kindly share the enclosed flyers with those who you think are called to a deeper level of service or ministry in the church and their parish. May you be richly blessed this Easter season.
Office of Faith Formation