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MISSIONARY DISCIPLE FORMATION

Enter Your Little Way

The Diocese of Pueblo, in partnership with the Augustine Institute and the Catherine of Siena Institute, is offering Missionary Disciple Formation, a two-year process of spiritual, intellectual, and missional formation to help a small group of individuals in our Diocese make a big difference.  Join us, and enter your Little Way!

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“God has created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission.... I have a part in this great work; I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good, I shall do His work....”

- St. John Henry Newman

God has given you what you need.

Learn how to unleash it.

 

Two Years of Formation

A Lifetime of Impact

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Encounter Jesus.

Learn more about Him.

Find your Charisms.

Enter your Little Way.

"Welcome to the Diocese of Pueblo Missionary Disciple Formation!  As part of His Body on earth, Jesus wants to work through you to welcome those you care about into the grace and mercy that only He can provide.  This formation process will help you to find and effectively use the gifts that God has given you so that others may know and rest in His peace and joy, so that they may experience His healing touch in their lives, so that they may encounter our living God.  I invite and encourage you to answer this call.  Let us become an army of missionary disciples, each in our own Little Way!"

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+ Bishop Stephen J. Berg

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What are the benefits to participating?
    Click the PDF icon below to learn more.
  • What does the schedule look like?
    Click the PDF icon below to download the Year One & Year Two schedule. Click the buttons below to learn more about each program.
  • What does the Year One calendar look like?
    Click the PDF icon below to view the Year One calendar.
  • What is the time commitment?
    General monthly time commitment for participants (September through May): • One 2.5 hour class • Two 1.5 hour small group sessions • 2.5-3 hours of video or reading per week • Spiritual Direction (may involve travel) • Mentoring meeting • Commitments to prayer, sacraments, and ministry as laid out in individual plans of life Additional time commitments: • 2 retreats (3-5 days each) • 2 Convocations (3 days each) • 3 workshops (1-2 days each) • Individual time spent in ministry or evangelization (will vary individually)
  • How much does it cost?
    $800 per year per person Includes all programming costs: o Answering the Call Retreat (speakers, meals, and lodging) o Augustine Institute Short Courses o Called and Gifted Workshop and materials o Spiritual Gifts Interview o Discernment in Depth o Registration for 2025 Convocation o 2025 Retreat (Christ in the City, speakers, meals, and lodging) o Called and Gifted Team Training o Ananias Training materials o Registration for 2026 Convocation Does not include: o Travel expenses o Lodging at Convocations o Costs for some of the books (most texts we read will be available for free online) Parishes are encouraged to contribute financially towards these costs as an investment in their parishioner. If the parish will be paying part of the yearly costs, the pastor should fill out the form attached below in the “How do I apply?” section. Upon acceptance to the program, the program fee should be paid by the following deadlines: o Year One - $400 is due by July 29, 2024 - $400 is due by January 15, 2025 o Year Two - $400 is due by July 1, 2025 - $400 is due by January 1, 2026
  • How many people will be going through this process?
    In order to ensure that each person in the process receives the individual attention and mentorship that they need, only up to 12 people will be admitted to the process.
  • Is this process available in Spanish?
    The Diocese is working on instituting a comparable process in Spanish, but it is not available in Spanish yet.
  • How do I apply?
    1. Fill out the application form by clicking the button below. The final date to apply is July 10, 2024, but applications will be processed as they are submitted, so early application is recommended. 2. If your parish will be sharing the cost of the program with you, ask your pastor to fill out the recommendation form. - Click the PDF icon below to download the Pastor Recommendation form. 3. Applications will be processed as they are submitted, and applicants may be admitted to the program earlier than the application submission deadline. Once the 12 spots in the cohort are filled, applications will no longer be accepted, so apply early to ensure consideration! 4. After applications have been submitted and conversations with Dr. Wright have occurred, up to 12 applicants will be accepted into Missionary Disciple Formation. You will then be notified.

Don't know where to begin?

STAFF

DR. SETH WRIGHT

Director of Missionary Discipleship

719-544-9861 ext. 1140
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