Workshops for Pastoral Ministers & Vicariate Employees


On-Site Workshops 2019:

All On-Site Workshops
– located in St. Paul’s / Musaffah
– from Tuesday morning 10am until Wednesday evening 5pm (no partial attendance)




REGISTRATION (pastoral ministers & Vicariate employees only)



Tuesday / Wednesday, March 19/20   (Fr. Reinhold & team)

“Young men & women, old men & children
Let them praise the name of the Lord” (Ps 148,12f)

Liturgies for different (age) groups

Day 1: Inputs / Theories about Basics of Different Liturgies
Celebration of St. Joseph Feast in Abu Dhabi

Day 2: How to realize in our Liturgical Praxis


 Registration until March 15



Tuesday / Wednesday, June 18/19    (Fr. Martin & team)

Reading a Document:
Vaticanum II, Pastoral Constitution
«Gaudium et Spes (joys and hopes)»

Day 1: When the Church started embracing the World

Day 2: We make “the joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the men of this age” ours


Registration until June 15




Tuesday / Wednesday, October 8/9  (Archdeacon Rev. Fr. Bill Schwartz)

Islam –
A Christian Understanding

Day 1: Introduction into Islam / Sharing of Knowledge

Day 2: Our challenges


Registration until Oct 05




Monday / Tuesday, October 28/29  (Rev. Aaro Rytkonen)           in Ruwi (OMAN)

Interfaith Collaboration –
Chances & Challenges

Day 1: Understanding of Interfaith Collaboration

Day 2: Practical Consequences


Registration until Oct 25




REGISTRATION (pastoral ministers & Vicariate employees only)



Online Workshops 2019:

Online Trainings are chosen by the participants. The Office of Christian Formation (OCF) highly recommends courses of our formation partner, the “Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation” (VLCFF) at the University of Dayton (Ohio).

Before you choose a course (course catalogue -> click here)  please reassure payment in the OCF. More information about Dayton online courses here.

If you wish to participate in another opportunity (trainings of your home province or your home diocese, other formation institutes) please inform the OCF before (!) your participation.