The NACC is offering several formation options for Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition (CPMC) constituents to introduce or provide programs for the Pathways. Below, we share several offerings for the coming months. More will be offered throughout 2021.
The CPMC/NACC Foundational Pathway formation program is intended to be made available through your diocese. However, if your diocese does not have it yet, or if you are an individual working in correctional ministry or one who is beginning correctional ministry, you could, as an individual, take this CPMC/NACC Foundational Pathway Program. This program consists of six one-hour facilitated synchronous ZOOM sessions with expected readings and preparation between sessions. The first six-week sessions will begin in April 2021. The fee for the program is $150 per person. It will need a minimum of 10 persons to hold the program with a limit of 15 participants. Register here to apply. No fee is required until acceptance into the program. You will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the program.
The second formation pathway, the intensive pathway, offers an extended Pastoral Care Education program based on Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) components and structures. Learn more about this program.