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Christifideles Certification Program

Christifideles Certification Program

Graduate Education in Theology & Ministry partnered with Formation & Archdiocesan Certification for Lay Ecclesial Ministers

The Archdiocese of Seattle is looking for leaders called to serve God’s people as competent, effective, and certified ministers for Youth & Young Adults, Faith Formation, RCIA, Chaplaincy, Outreach, Administration, Detention Ministry, Sacramental Preparation, Liturgy, and other ministries.

Christifideles is based on the principles and guidelines of the USCCB document, Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord, for the formation of Lay Ecclesial Ministers.

It is a program that comprises:
  • Graduate formation at one of the Archdiocesan-approved Schools of Theology: Seattle University, University of Portland, and University of Dallas (scholarships awarded based on financial need)
  • Formation retreats & spiritual direction
  • Evenings of Reflection – opportunities to learn more about archdiocesan priorities, programs, and staff
  • Annual luncheons with Archbishop Sartain
Program Information
A Brief History of Christifideles
Requirements and Expectations
Trifold brochure
Bulletin Insert
Bulletin Announcement
For more information

Useful Links
Meet some Christifideles graduates and current participants
Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord
A link to the document on the USCCB site

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