Foundational Training

The Foundational Training Course is a series of workshops conducted by the Office of Religious Education & Youth Ministry 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. The Course may also be taken as a ‘refresher’ by those who are already in catechetical leadership role or as a preparatory course by those who are considering catechetical leadership roles in the near future. 


The cost is $70 for the series of 7 workshops or $15 per individual session. You can choose to attend either the entire series or individual sessions.


All sessions will take place at the SF Archdiocese Pastoral Center:

1 Peter Yorke Way

San Francisco, CA 94109


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