About Us

About Us

The Pastoral Formation Institute was founded after the Diocesan Synod expressed the need of promoting and co-ordinating one of the main challenges of the Church today: that of preparing Christians for the ecclesial and social realities of today.

We enable you

  • to attain maturity in wisdom of heart, mind and soul
  • to build up your identity as a Catholic
  • to improve your understanding of God’s calling today
  • to strengthen and put into practice the Commandment of Love
  • to attain a deeper understanding of the beauty inherent in the calling of faith
  • to enter into dialogue with the challenges of present-day culture
  • in getting the necessary training for your ministerial role within the community
  • to savour the love of the Creator and the call to witness the Risen Christ in your personal and social life

Our purpose is formation

  • we drive a common project of formation for the Church in Malta
  • our journey is empowered by the biblical, theological, spiritual, moral and pastoral dimensions
  • our courses range from  basic to specialised levels
  • we provide experiences of deeper spirituality to enhance Christian discipleship
  • we direct the courses for the Diocesan Secretariats and Commissions according to the needs of the Archdiocese;
  • we cooperate with other Church organisations to offer training in required skills, knowledge and means
  • we issue certificates for the courses of pastoral formation
  • we strive for excellence in the contents and methodology of the courses provided by the Diocese

Our prospective students

What we offer

Online Learning

Lectures, taught courses, at-your-own-pace courses and webinars

Accredited Courses

Certificate or diploma at MQF levels

In-person Learning

Short and long courses, tutorials and seminars

Training Programs

Skill based, practicums and vocational training


Continued Professional Development programs

The Pastoral Formation Institute is licensed by MFHEA
(Licence Number: 2013-FHI-028) as a Further and Higher Education Institute.