The Foundational Training Course is a series of workshops conducted by the Office of Faith Formation to assist parish catechetical and youth ministry leaders in their practice of their ministry in accordance with the Certification Standards and Core Competencies set forth in the National Certification Standards for Lay Ecclesial Ministers, in particular, Standard No. 5 — the Professional Practice of Ministry.
- Those who are new or nearly new in parish catechetical leadership role are strongly encouraged to attend
- The Course may also be taken as a ‘refresher’ by those who are already in a catechetical leadership role or as a preparatory course by those who are considering catechetical leadership roles in the near future.
The Course specifics are cited below. Participants may choose to attend all or any of the courses. At the end of the Course, participants who had attended the entire series will be awarded a Certificate of Completion at the annual Pius X Awards celebration.