CLASSES HAVE BEEN PUT ON HOLD UNTIL THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR. APPROVED ONLINE CLASSES CAN BE FOUND UNDER 'CLASS SCHEDULES' ON THIS WEBSITE.
Commonly Asked Registration Questions
How and when do I pay?
Payment is due by the first day of class or event.
We accept cash or checks (made out to the Archdiocese of Portland)
An invoice will be emailed after your registration is complete
The Pastoral Ministry Conference registration portal will accept credit cards
When can I register?
Fall Registration Available at the end of August
Winter/Spring Registration Available at the end of November
Summer Registration Available at the end of May
You don't need to submit an application to register for your first 'credit' class. It is highly suggested to have it turned in before your second class, if you decide to purse a certificate.
How much does a class cost?
Parish 'audit' classes are $10, 'credit' classes are $60,
Study week audit classes are $40, credit classes are $60
Retreats are $250
Online classes are only available to 'credit' students are $60 with an additional $10 mailing charge.
Textbooks, usually cost between $5-$25
Pastoral Ministry Conference cost changes from year to year, usually around $60 per person
What is the different between a 'credit' class & an 'audit' class? Who can register?
All classes, with the exception of online & retreats, are available to any adult trying to further their own education.
Audit students are not required to attend all classes, purchase textbooks, or complete homework.
Credit students are working toward a certificate, so therefore must attend all classes they have registered for and complete required homework.
Credit students must get their application and pastor's letter into the Ministry Formation office by the start of their second class if they would like to continue towards a certificate.
REQUIRED BOOKS - ALL CLASSES - All basic and advanced classes contain elements found in the bible (study) , Catechism, and Vatican II documents. These reference books are a must for all students, especially those seeking a certificate, plus they should be accessable to any seasoned minister.