Come and learn more about your catholic faith. The Archdiocese offers formation through its program Formation Towards Christian Ministry (FTCM)
FTCM is a 108-clock hour process delivered over the course of three semesters. Classes meet on weekday evenings or in all- day Saturday format, depending on parish request. Each class session includes prayer, content presentation and group dynamics. Each semester also includes participation in a Day of Reflection as a means to integrate content into daily living. A completion ceremony, at which the Bishop presides, concludes the three-semester course of study.
The 108 clock hours of FTCM consists of 90 hours of courses and 18 hours of Days of Reflection. Course content includes the study of Scripture, Doctrinal Theology, Liturgical Theology, Moral Theology, and Church History. A Catholic Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church are required for all courses. Visit www.archgh.org/OEC/FTCM