Formation Days

The Institute for Ministry (IFM) sponsors three formation days each year on the topics of Discernment, Theological Reflection, and Spiritual Direction. The three days are required for students in the Basic Diploma in Catholic Theology (formerly Pastoral Ministry) program and the A.A.M Degree (Associate of Arts in Ministry), but the sessions are open to all students. The content of these sessions fosters theological understanding of our faith tradition. Reflection through these disciplines also nurtures personal and spiritual growth.

Discernment – October 15, 2016

Theological Reflection – January 21, 2017

Spiritual Direction – March 25, 2017

For the location of the each session, please call the Institute for Ministry at 313-883-8541.

For more information and online registration, please visit Catechist Topics.


Students in the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (MAPS) are required to attend the MAPS Day of Reflection. For more information, please call the Institute for Ministry at 313-883-8541.

Spiritual Direction

The IFM maintains and distributes a list of trained spiritual directors to all students requesting it. We encourage students to be in spiritual direction, especially those discerning a call to ministry.