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 #: 2013-FHI-023)