The San Juan Diego Institute of Evangelization and Faith Formation offers training in both theology as well as a progression to be certified for particular ministry with the Diocese of Las Cruces. When we serve in ministry, we are also living witnesses of the teachings of the Church. For example, when one serves as a Lector or as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, he or she is also making a statement about the sacredness and the relevance of the Word of God in our lives today, or a statement that the Eucharist is truly the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ. What we do and how we do it matters and the Ministry Formation program endeavors to formed lay ministers in order to properly serve in their respective ministries for the good of the Church as well as the world.
It is important to note that certification in ministry within the Diocese may not be recognized in other Arch/Dioceses nor is it a guarantee of employment or position within a parish or within the Diocese.