What is the MFP?
The Ministry Formation Program provides a range of contemporary resources for education and formation for women and men to build their capacity for understanding and responding to the challenge of Pope Francis’ vision of renewal which engages ‘a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything, so that the Church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channeled for the evangelization of today’s world rather than for her self-preservation’ [EG27]
Who sponsors the MFP?
The Ministry Formation Program is mandated by the Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide to form and educate lay ecclesial leaders who, working together with priests, deacons and the whole faith community, can build up God’s People in mission to the world.
Why is the MFP important for parish/community ministry in our Church?
The Ministry Formation Team creates a learning environment which respects the dignity of each person. With creativity, commitment and compassion the team members ensure that the program reflects the cultural, social and spiritual diversity of Catholic communities across the Archdiocese.
MFP students, grounded in the Word and Catholic Tradition and inspired by the Spirit, are equipped to work together in God’s mission to the world. Their mission is to nurture vibrant faith-filled communities with human relationships at the heart of Church.