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.
Cathedral of St. Paul, Erie
Lay Ministry and Licensure
Formation to the Vocational Diaconate
Formation to the Priesthood