The Institute for Ministry Formation (IMF) is an extension of Saint Vincent Seminary’s commitment to the formation and education of priests, laity, and religious. The Christian life is about service, and service is ministry! Using new technology and traditional methods for learning and gathering, the IMF gathers this community, grows and supports their faith, and helps guide their response to God’s call by forming their hearts and minds.
What we offer
The IMF offers academic programs including a Master’s degree in Ministry composed of specialized certificates, including spiritual direction and Catholic theology with Catechetics and Renewal Leadership coming soon. (Click on New Students or Current Students below.)
The IMF provides formation programs for parishes including Pastoral Planning through STEP4ward, Missionizing your Parish, Art of Accompaniment workshops, RCIA sponsors formation, and more. (Click on Parishes & Pastors below.)
Inspiration and Personal Formation
The IMF provides resources for personal growth in Spiritual Direction and Accompaniment, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Prayer, Spiritual Gifts, Pastoral ministry, Human formation and more. (Click on Grow with IMF below or the Resources menu.)
Deepen your prayer life this lent with Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB! Fr. Boniface will lead two in-person retreats at St. Emma Benedictine Monastery and you
This semester (Fall 2023) the Institute for Ministry Formation students enrolled in Dr. Helene Paharik’s Ecclesiology and Mariology course were required to create resources for