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FORMATION

ORDINATION PROCESS

Broadly speaking, formation is that which shapes who we are and how we view the world. When we consider formation for ordained ministry, we are speaking more about an intentional process whereby we are shaped academically, spiritually, and personally in order to live more fully into the demands of ministry. In the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania, this process occurs in community and involves a great number of individuals, all of whom share the privilege of forming effective, transformational leaders for mission. For more information on the formation process in the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania, please click on the pdf below.

Formation for Ordained Ministry

Aspirants' Retreats

Spring 2015

March 27-28

Cathedral of St. Paul, Erie

Fall 2015

October 16-17

(With Spouses)

Cathedral of St. Paul, Erie

Lay Ministry and Licensure

Aspirant Information Sheet

Formation to the Vocational Diaconate

Aspirant Information Sheet

Formation for Ordained Ministry

Vocational Deacons in NWPA

Checklist for Ordination to Vocational Diaconate

Application for Postulancy (Vocational Diaconate)

Guide for Postulants

Template for letter supporting Candidacy (Vocational Diaconate)

Template for letter supporting Postulancy (Vocational Diaconate)

Template for letter supporting Ordination to Vocational Diaconate

Formation to the Priesthood

Aspirant Information Sheet

Formation for Ordained Ministry

Canonical Requirements for Ordination Process

Letter about Local Formation Process

Overview of Local Formation Process

Checklist for Ordination to Priesthood

Application for Postulancy

Guide for Postulants

Template for letter supporting Candidacy (Priesthood)

Template for letter supporting Postulancy (Priesthood)

Template for letter supporting Ordination to Transitional Diaconate

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