Launch Out Formation Programme

Launch Out is a formation programme designed and initiated by the Archdiocese for lay men and women who are interested in full or part-time ministry in the Church.

Resulting from the Archdiocesan Synods of 1988 and 1998, the Launch Out Formation Programme forms women and men for lay pastoral leadership roles in parishes and chaplaincies in the Archdiocese.

Launch Out requires candidates to undertake academic study; spiritual direction, prayer days and an annual retreat and parish pastoral experience projects, and bi-annual reviews.

Individual contact and support is integral to this 4-6 year programme during which candidates proceed at their own pace.

For further information on the Launch Out Formation Programme contact Joan McFetridge 027 227 8547 j.mcfetridge@wn.catholic.org.nz