Licence Number: 2013-FHI-028

The course is intended to form and support adults who wish to become better acquainted with the basic tenets of the Catholic Faith, in view of their service to the Christian communities.

The introductory study unit (Module 1), will introduce participants to the basic theological notions underlying pastoral ministry. These include fundamental scriptural, dogmatic, ecclesiological and ethical concepts guiding the evangelising mission of the Church.

The second study unit (Module 2), will facilitate the application of such theological notions to the practical field of catechesis. The participants who complete this course will have the basic knowledge and skills required to serve as catechetical ministers

Want to learn more about this course? You can now watch the introductory webinar held on the 8th July 2021.

Adults who wish to serve as cathecists in their Christian communities.


Faith foundations for ministry: basic themes4 ECTS
Catechetical Minsitry6 ECTS

This course is held on Tuesdays at 18:30-20:30, with alternating sessions of in-person meetings and online sessions.


Module 1 – Faith foundations for ministry: basic themes

Mode of Delivery: In person

19/10/2021Il-Missjoni tiegħi, il-vokazzjoni tiegħi
02/11/2021Il-Fidi u r-Rivelazzjoni + Il-Bniedem: Misteru li jiżviluppa tul it-triq tal-ħajja
16/11/2021Introduzzjoni Ġenerali għall-Kotba Mqaddsa
30/11/2021Il-Kelma ta’ Alla: Skrittura, Tradizzjoni u Maġisteru
14/12/2021Skrittura: Ħidma ta’ Alla u l-bniedem
18/01/2022Alla ta’ Ġesù Kristu
15/02/2022Il-Knisja, bennejja tas-Saltna
08/03/2022Il-ħidma tal-Ispirtu s-Santu: Spiritwalità u dixxipulat
22/03/2022Sagramenti u Liturġija
05/04/2022It-Tagħlim Soċjali tal-Knisja
03/05/2022Morali u Virtujiet

Module 2 – Catechetical Ministry

Mode of Delivery: Online

26/10/2021L-Identità tal-Katekeżi
09/11/2021Il-Katekist u r-rwol tiegħu fil-Knisja
23/11/2021Alla huwa mħabba. It-Testment il-Qadim. Pedagoġija ta’ Alla
07/12/2021Ġesú salvatur. Il-pedagoġija ta’ Ġesú
11/01/2022Aspetti diversi tal-Katekeżi
25/01/2022Il-Lingwaġġi tal-Katekeżi
05/02/2022SEMINAR – L-għarfien tal-persuni li se nakkumpanjaw. Perspettivi soċjoloġiċi u psikoloġiċi.
08/02/2022Il-Katekeżi u l-Liturġija
22/02/2022L-Ispirtwalità tal-katekist
15/03/2022Il-katekeżi għal tfal u adolexxenti
b’kundizzjonijiet varji
29/03/2022L-Inizjazzjoni Nisranija u l-Katekeżi għall-Adulti
26/04/2022Lesson planning
10/05/2022Safeguarding good practices
20/05/2022SEMINAR – L-era diġitali u l-katekeżi: Aspetti Prattiċi
24/05/2022Riżorsi li jistgħu jintużaw fil-laqgħat mat-tfal u adolexxenti


Module 1: Written assignment

Module 2: Written and practical assignment 50% and a Reflective Journal 50%

Final Award: Award in Faith Foundations for Ministry

Duration: 1 year part-time (112 hours)

Certification: A sealed Certificate together with a Certificate supplement after successful* completion of the course

To obtain a Certificate of Achievement a student must: attend a minimum of 70% of each module and Pass successfully the assignment

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Every application will be considered on its individual merits. The Pastoral Formation Institute accepts a wide range of qualifications, and we always try to judge applications on the basis of academic potential. We do consider a very wide range of academic, vocational, and professional qualifications, as well as work and other appropriate experiences and skills.


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