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.
Below, we share several offerings for the coming months. More will be offered throughout 2021.
We offer this 3-hour program for diocesan or parish directors of correctional ministry and representatives of potential facilitators/mentors. The program will include an introduction to the content and method of the Foundational Pathway’s six-session formation program, as well as, prepare facilitators and mentors for their specific roles in leading this program. This 3-hour introduction program fee is $60 per line. Register here for this program.
If you need NACC/CPMC personnel, rather than your diocesan personnel to offer this program, then we can also facilitate a specific diocese Foundational Pathway program for the six 1 hour synchronous ZOOM sessions. We will work with you to set the dates and times. The fee for this program is $1,200 (limit of 12-15 participants). Contact [email protected] for more information on this program.
For individuals who want to participate in this Foundational Pathway program, we have two offerings:
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.
One 90 minute formation webinar on an introduction to pastoral care ministry. This is intended for those who are interested or just beginning a pastoral care ministry in prison settings. It will focus on pastoral care as a ministry of the Church, who one is as a pastoral care ministry, and some fundamentals of being a listening presence and accompanying another person. Presenters are David Lichter, DMin, NACC Executive Director NACC, and Judith Talvacchia, MDiv, BCC, spiritual and retreat director. This will be recorded for future use for parishes/dioceses as a primer for pastoral care. The fee is $30 per line. The fee is $30 per line. You can have many individuals participate on this one line. You can register here for this program (please note: this link will take you to the NACC website to register).
The second formation pathway, the intensive pathway, offers an extended Pastoral Care Education program based on Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) components and structures. This program will be held on Wednesdays, starting May 12, 2021 through February 23, 2022, and consist of two 4-hour meetings monthly. Learn more about this program.