CPD for Diakonia Pastoral Workers


The aim of this course is to ensure that pastoral operators who offer their service in the diaconia sector remain aware of new emerging realities in the field.

The topics chosen for this year were priorities indicated by the parish priests themselves. The course offers both input from professionals working in the field, as well as space for the participants themselves to discuss. In addition, this short course helps the participants to become equipped with essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes which are crucial to offering a good service in today’s world.

  • Pastoral operators, staff, or volunteers who work in a parish, diocesan or lay;
  • Persons who listen and accompany colleagues and friends on a regular basis at their workplace, within their family, etc;
  • Pastoral workers, volunteers, or those who are in contact with persons or families in need, or those who visit residential homes.

Target Audience Age: 18+

Below please find this year`s programme. We are aware that some of you might have recurrent commitments on Tuesdays. Keep this in mind, the meetings are offered on the last Tuesday or Thursday of the month. Thus, giving a chance to those who cannot attend on Tuesday the opportunity to attend the Thursday meetings instead.

The in-person meetings will be held in various parishes, in order to take the opportunity to meet different communities and their realities. We appreciate and are thankful for the effort each parish makes in order to have a representative present for every meeting.

Tuesdays & Thursday
DatesSession TitleSpeakerVenue
25th October 2022Djakonija ħidma ta Żvilupp fil-KomunitaCatherine Fleri SolerIklin Parish
29th November 2022Id-Djakonija fil-Parroċċa – Komunita’ ta’ Fidi li twassal il-messaġġ tal-Vanġelu lill-hinnProf Rev Salvu ChircopDar Ommna Marija, Siggiewi
26th January 2023Support Emozzjonali fil-KomunitaMr Joseph PellicanoMarsaskala Parish
28th February 2023L-iSkola bħala kollaboratur importanti
tal-ħidma tad-djakonija fil-parrocca
Sr Teresa TonnaTBA
30th March 2023Ngħinu lil min nixtiequ jinbidel
imma mingħajr ma nipprovaw nibdluh aħna
Dr Anna VellaTBA
25th April 2023Kif jistgħu jkomplu fil-parroċċi tagħnaEsperjenzi ta volontarjat InternazzjonaliTBA
25th May 20232 inizzjattivi f’parroċċa lokali
u oħra internazzjonali
Komunita li tisma’: Tilqa, u Tippromwovi l-fejqanTBA
27th June 2023Il-ħidma tad-djakonija fil-parroċċa,
u dik fost iż-żghażagħ jistgħu joqorbu
għall-ġid tal-komunita?
Benjamin Flores MartinTBA

This course has two exit certificate options: 

  1. Certificate of Attendance

To obtain a Certificate of Attendance, students must attend all the course contact hours. 

2. Certificate of Participation

To obtain a Certificate of Participation, students must attend all the contact hours and pass the short multiple-choice online exam (one after each session). 

Teaching Institution: Pastoral Formation Institute

Awarding Institution: Pastoral Formation Institute

Qualifications: 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.