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Our vision is to cultivate and form leaders who are rooted in our common mission of sharing Christ in and through the Church. Is Christ calling you to share your gifts? Learn about our formation classes and professional certification opportunities within the Church.
There are two methods to complete the Catechist Formation through the Archdiocese of the Detroit, with a Master Catechist or through the Echoes of Faith Plus program.
Formation and professional certification for Liturgical Musicians, Youth Ministers, RCIA Coordinators, and Director of Religious Education / Parish Catechetical Leaders. Lay ecclesial ministers, just like the ordained, need and deserve formation of high standards, effective methods and comprehensive goals.
Ministry formation and enrichment programs are available at Sacred Heart Major Seminary Institute for Ministry. For more information on degree and diploma programs, enrichment courses and admission information, contact the Institute for Ministry.
Sacred Heart Major Seminary partners with the Archdiocese of Detroit to offer multiple options for financial assistance towards lay leadership formation. Opportunities include Fishermen's Fund Grant, Catechetical Leaders Award (ACE), Parish Empowerment Fund Scholarship (PEF), and Pastoral Ministry Grant. Learn more through the Financial Aid office.