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Christifideles Certification Program

Christifideles Certification Program

Christifideles is a certification program for lay ecclesial ministers who are seeking a graduate theological degree, co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of Seattle, Seattle University, and the University of Portland.

Program components include:
  • Acceptance into the Masters of Arts in Pastoral Studies (MAPS) program at Seattle University or the Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry (MAPM) program at University of Portland.
  • Participants may receive up to 40% towards 9-12 credits per year at Seattle University or 50% at University of Portland (based on financial need)
  • Full- or part-time participation is acceptable
  • Participants may receive a graduate degree and Archdiocesan certification
  • Participants will commit to a minimum of two years of service (volunteer or paid) to a parish or Catholic organization in the Archdiocese of Seattle
Program Information
A Brief History of Christifideles
Requirements and Expectations
Admissions Process & Timeline
Vocational Poster and Informational Meetings
Coming Soon
For more information

Useful Links
Meet some Christifideles graduates and current participants
Seattle University School of Theology & Ministry
University of Portland Graduate Theology
Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord
A link to the document on the USCCB site

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