Diocesan School of Christian Formation


OVERVIEW OF THE SCHOOL OF CHRISTIAN FORMATION

We teach courses at various locations around the Diocese. A team of over 40 professors which includes Priests, Deacons, Lay Theologians and lay teachers well qualified in their areas of teaching conduct the courses. At the present time, over 500 students have completed the whole program and received a Certificate from the hands of the Bishop. They have also received a Catechist’s Certificate from the Diocesan Office of Catechetical Leadership. The program provides adult religious education and faith formation, upper level catechist certification, enhanced preparation for ministry and a deeper knowledge of the faith we receive at baptism.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

The School of Christian Formation seeks to make its programming accessible to all persons in the diocese who are interested in learning more about their faith tradition. In matters regarding scheduling of times and locations, as well as the payment of fees, one of our primary goals is to meet the needs and limitations of participants in the program. While the fee for each class is $10, plus the price of the text book, persons who wish to participate in the program and are active in parish ministry may wish to seek financial support from their parish. No one will be excluded for lack of funds. If you have a problem meeting the suggested donation please contact us. In order to have an optimal teaching and learning experience, the class registration will try to be limited to 25 persons per class. Please note that there is a possibility that other locations may be added to the schedule as needed.

CLASSES AT ASCENSION

christian_formationAscension Church has offered four 6-week sessions during the September-May season for the last few years.  Beginning January 11th and running through February 15th, Jacqueline Moyeno will offer a class in Pastoral Ministry.  The next session will begin on  March 1st and run through April 5th and will be our Introduction to the Bible class led by Deacon Lon Philips.  We meet weekly from 7 to 9 pm in the Ascension Family Center.  For additional information on these classes, please contact Beatriz Urrea at 561-775-9544.  Check back for specifics on the other classes that will be held during the 2016-2017 season or contact our Director of Adult Religious Education, Jocelyne Carrigan, at 561-997-5486 or via Email.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you wish to discuss some aspect of the program, request a class or if you are qualified and interested in becoming and instructor please contact Deacon Jaime Zapata, Director of Diocesan Schools of Christian Formation at 9995 N. Military Trail, P.O. Box 109650, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410, Phone: 561-775-9544, FAX: 561-775-9556, Email: jaizapata@diocesepb.org