The Centre for Pastoral Formation and Spirituality welcomes men and women discerning their direction and/or seeking formation for pastoral leadership, and gathers them to become a community of disciples. The Centre offers human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral formation in preparation for ministry. Integral formation is one of the defining concerns of the Centre.
The Centre embraces a renewed vision of pastoral leadership whereby both ordained and lay ministers are co-responsible in the service of the people of God. In accomplishing its mission, the Centre combines tradition and innovation. On the one hand, a living tradition of preparation for presbyteral ministry of Saint Paul University Seminary is maintained and enriched. On the other hand, the Centre innovates by offering formation for other ministries emerging in the practice of the Church. Throughout the formation process, candidates for ordained and lay ministry learn to collaborate and value each other's gifts in the formation activities.