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Program of Formation for Lay Ministers 2017-18
Hosted By: Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena
Location: St. John Paul II Parish
195 Coverdell Road
Bigfork, MT 59911
Start Time: 5/18/2018 12:55 PM
End Time: 6/3/2019 1:00 AM
Time Zone: Mountain

***** An Adult Education Opportunity *****

The Theology Department at Carroll College and Catholic Formation Services for the Diocese of Helena present:

Program for Lay Ministry
Theological Foundations

The course in Theological Foundations is offered only as a two-year course. Individual classes and/or groups of classes are not offered separately from the entire course. The Program of Formation for Lay Ministers (PFLM) course is offered for personal enrichment and my benefit parish volunteers as well.

Join instructors from Carroll College's Theology Department at parishes in the Kalispell Deanery (Flathead Area Parishes) one weekend a month for Friday evening to Saturday afternoon/evening sessions.

This certificate course is offered through the Diocese of Helena in conjunction with Carroll College and may be taken for credit through Carroll College. Contact Dr. John Ries at (406) 447-4334.

For registration or payment questions contact Dan Bartleson at: (406) 475-0308.

Monthly Class Structure
Friday: Participants gather with instructors at a local parish for evening prayer, a simple meal and to begin the first presentation.
Saturday: Morning prayer, breakfast and presentation/discussion continue through until a break for lunch. Presentation, reflection and discussion will conclude in late afternoon/early evening, giving participants time to travel and/or attend Saturday Vigil Mass.

Cycle One and Cycle Two will be in the Kalispell Deanery. Cycle One will begin at St. John Paul II Parish in Bigfork.

St. John Paul II
195 Coverdell Road
Bigfork, MT 59911

• $600 for Cycles 1 & 2 (full payment for course)
• $300 at the start of each Cycle
Payment must be submitted before the start of the Cycle.
Commitment to attend both Cycles is expected.

$150 at the start and mid-way through each Cycle
Payment must be submitted before the start of the Cycle. Payment for 2nd half of a Cycle must be made before January of the Cycle year. Commitment to attend both Cycles is expected.

• Refunds are granted only if requested prior to the first class of each yearly cycle.

CYCLE 1 (2017-2018)
Oct 20-21 – Fundamental Theology
Nov 17-18 – Sacred Scripture
Dec – no gathering
Jan 26-27 – Christology
Feb 23-24 – Fundamental Ecclesiology
Mar 23-24 – Vatican II and the Church Today
Apr 20-21 – Fundamental Sacramentology
May 25-26 – Spirituality and Cycle 1 Wrap-up

Cycle 2 (2018-2019)
Sep – Philosophies: Aquinas and the 20th Cent.
Oct – Fundamental Moral Theology
Nov – Social Ethics/Teachings of the Church
Jan – Marriage and Family Ethics
Feb – Topics Weekend: Laudato Si
Mar – Catholicism and Other Religions
Apr – Liturgy
May – Ministry in Parish Life and Wrap-up

Event Deadlines / Fees:
Late registrations must go through Dan Bartleson. Email or call 406-475-0308.
Registrant Type Deadline Name Deadline Date Fee
1 Pay Full 2 Yr Course $600 FULL COURSE 2yrs 11/30/2017 $600.00
2 Pay All of Year One $300 YEAR ONE 11/30/2017 $300.00
3 Pay 1st Half Year One $150 1ST HALF YEAR ONE 11/30/2017 $150.00
Admin/Exception ADMIN/EXCEPTION 11/30/2017 $0.00
4 PAY 2nd Half Year One $150 2nd HALF YEAR ONE 1/31/2018 $150.00
Online Registration is closed. Please contact the event host for any late registration options.
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