This is a course of study through St Francis Seminary, designed specifically for our denomination, with courses and pastoral preparation offered to those who will serve in the Community Catholic Church. St. Francis offers a Six-Month Diploma in Pastoral Ministry program for the Diaconate, and, for those seeking orders to the Priesthood, an eight-month Diploma in Sacramental Ministry.
Acceptance to the seminary is contingent upon interviews, application review and screening. The courses are mostly accomplished online, but there are some onsite requirements and regular phone meetings with an assigned Spiritual Director.
Please be aware that clergy of the Community Catholic Church of Canada receive no compensation by the National Church for their ministries and must be otherwise gainfully employed.
For more information contact the Presiding Bishop
For those who do not feel a call to ordained ministry but are active as a volunteer in their community or have an interest in wedding ministry, the Lay Pastoral Chaplaincy program offers a way for you to fulfill your spiritual and charitable works.
Lay Chaplaincy is offered to those successful candidates who live in the province of Ontario. They are appointed by the Community Catholic Church of Canada as wedding officiants and supported in their pastoral ministries.
For more information, please visit http://www.stfrancisseminary.com/lay-pastoral-chaplaincy