Missionary Formation

Since the priest-disciple comes from the Christian community, and will be sent back to it, to serve it and to guide it as a pastor, formation is clearly missionary in character. Its goal is participation in the one mission entrusted by Christ to his Church, that is evangelisation, in all its forms.

Congregation for the Clergy, The Gift of the Priestly Vocation (Ratio Fundamentalis Institutiones Sacerdotalis (London: Catholic Truth Society, 2017), p.8.