2023 Offerings

 

Do you feel called to minister to those who are affected by incarceration or detention?

CPMC is offering several upcoming formational trainings, which can be viewed on the flyer below. All cohorts will be held virtually, on the Zoom platform. Additional cohorts will be offered throughout 2023.

The standards for this training program was approved by the USCCB Subcommittee on Certification for Ecclesial Ministry and Service in September 2021. You can view the Criminal Justice Ministry Pastoral Care Competencies in English here or in Spanish here.

For more information, view our informational flyer or email us at [email protected].

Foundational Requirements: (minimum of 30 hours formation)

  • Academic preparation
    • 16 hours of the formation using CPMC Prison Ministry 101 with accompanying reflection booklets
  • Clinical preparation
    • 8 hours of reflection with an assigned mentor/supervisor to review reflection questions from the webinars and process the experiences in jail/prisons/detention centers, reentry, families of prisoners, parish-based restorative justice work
  • Ministry experience
    • At least 6 hours of mentoring in multiple settings aimed to help discern understanding and comfort level for the ministry.
  • Endorsements
    • Pastor or his delegate such as a deacon or pastoral associate
    • Mentor
    • A person from a ministerial/correctional setting
    • Verification of attendance at VIRTUS training (Child Protection training)

Information for Diocesan Directors of Prison and Pastoral Care Ministries Programs:

If you need CPMC personnel, rather than your diocesan personnel to offer this program, then we can also facilitate a specific diocese Foundational program for the six one-hour synchronous ZOOM sessions. We will work with you to set the dates and times. The fee for this program is $1,500 (limit of 12-15 participants).

Foundational Formation Requirements: (minimum of 30 hours formation)

  • Academic preparation
    • 16 hours of the formation using CPMC Prison Ministry 101 with accompanying reflection booklets
  • Clinical preparation
    • 8 hours of reflection with an assigned mentor/supervisor to review reflection questions from the webinars and process the experiences in jail/prisons/detention centers, reentry, families of prisoners, parish-based restorative justice work
  • Ministry experience
    • At least 6 hours of mentoring in multiple settings aimed to help discern understanding and comfort level for the ministry.
  • Endorsements
    • Pastor or his delegate such as a deacon or pastoral associate
    • Mentor
    • A person from a ministerial/correctional setting
    • Verification of attendance at VIRTUS training (Child Protection training)

FORMATIONAL TRAINING

If you are an individual working in correctional ministry or one who is beginning correctional ministry who wants to participate in the CPMC Foundational Formation program, we offer an individual option to participate in CPMC’s Foundational Training program. This program consists of six one-hour facilitated synchronous ZOOM sessions with expected readings and preparation between sessions. 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. No fee is required until acceptance into the program. You will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the program.

Upcoming Trainings

Foundational Formation Program 2

Foundational Training program details:

  • All cohort meetings will be held virtually, on Zoom.
  • The course fee for this training is $150 for individuals; we also offer group pricing for diocesan cohorts.
  • Further information about program requirements and formation program options can be found above.
  • Acceptance into the program is not automatic. You will be notified if your application is accepted.
  • Payment will process upon acceptance to the program.

For more information, send us an email: [email protected]