Enroll in MFP to grow in faith


The Ministry Formation Program (MFP) is an organized, systematic way to learn more about the Church, to grow in your faith, to discern how you might volunteer or be employed in Church ministry, to develop skills, and to deepen your spiritual relationship with God.
More than 200 people have completed the two-year basic formation program in the Davenport Diocese since 1997.
For 2013-14, the Diocese of Davenport will offer three programs in ministry formation: MFP Basic Year I in English, MFP Basic Year I in Español, and training for pastoral associate. The Basic MFP may be taken on site once a month at the chancery or in a DVD group that meets once a month in several locations. Currently, small groups are located in Washington, Newton, Coral­ville, West Point and Davenport. The MFP in Spanish is held once a month at Saints Mary and Mathias Catholic School in Muscatine.
A packet for each program includes an application, recommendation forms, overview of program, listing of courses and can be found at www.davenportdiocese.org, click on chancery>faith formation>ministry formation.
On Saturday, Oct. 19, an MFP Retreat and Liturgy will be held at S. Patrick Parish in Iowa City.  The day begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m. All MFP participants, and the family and friends of those who will be commissioned are invited to attend. Bishop Martin Amos will celebrate Mass at 10:30 a.m. and commission all who have completed their courses in the MFP.

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