The Lay Formation Institute is an initiative of our Diocesan vision, the Church Fully Alive. The Institute prepares the laity for leadership roles in our parishes and helps lay ministers eventually become accredited as ministers. The program is also available to anyone in the diocese to deepen their knowledge of the faith and the call to be disciples. Institute curriculum is comprised of online classes through the University of Notre Dame’s STEP program, and spiritual and pastoral formation days held locally. The basic program is 2 years.
The inaugural program began in the fall of 2016. If you are interested in participating in the Lay Formation Institute in the future, please email your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lay Formation Institute also has a Facebook group for members. Those with Facebook are invited to join the group: Lay Formation Institute of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee.
|Saturday, August 13th 2016||Theological Reflection and STEP registration Meeting at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School, Pensacola Bring your laptop, if you have one, and your credit card! We will be registering for the online classes (cost will be $79). Lunch will be provided for this meeting. 9:00AM to 5:00PM, in the school cafeteria.|
|Saturday, September 17th 2016||Formation Meeting at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Chipley|
|Saturday, October 1st 2016||Bishop Ricard Conference, St. Sylvester Parish, Gulf Breeze|
|Saturday, December 3rd 2016||Formation meeting at St. Margaret Parish, Defuniak Springs (this meeting was originally scheduled for November 19)|
|No January Meeting|
|Saturday, February 4th 2017||Formation Meeting at St. Rita Parish, Santa Rosa Beach|
|Saturday, March 18th 2017||Formation Meeting at St. Margaret Parish, Defuniak Springs|
|Friday, April 28th through Sunday, April 30th 2017||End of Year Retreat, Laguna Beach Christian Retreat Center, Panama City Beach|