In my role as Director of Certification for Ecclesial Ministry at the USCCB, it has been a privilege to work with colleagues in the Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition and the National Association of Catholic Chaplains as they in turn have worked with the USCCB Subcommittee on Certification for Ecclesial Ministry and Service to develop these innovative and comprehensive competencies, which will help prepare Catholics across the country for the vital work of providing spiritual care for those who are incarcerated or affected by incarceration in any way, including those in immigrant detention.
In the wake of the devastating human and financial impacts of the pandemic on our churches and ministries, the Risen Christ calls us to a “new normal.”
In this national role, Marc is tasked with promoting, encouraging, developing and evaluating new and ongoing processes of certification for lay ecclesial ministry in the U.S. Catholic Church,
USCCB Secretariat of Catholic Education Announces Dr. DelMonico as Assistant Director for Certification of Ecclesial Ministry
The following announcement was released today by Sr. John Mary Fleming, Executive Director of the Secretariat of Catholic Education at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, announcing me as the new Assistant Director for Certification of Ecclesial Ministry and Service effective July 16, 2018.
The following is the text I prepared and shared – in truncated form – with family and friends at Ventura’s Restaurant in my hometown of Utica, New York on Trinity Sunday, May 22, 2016. They had gathered to celebrate the conferral of the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Historic and Systematic Theology upon me by the Catholic University of America.