Hennessy Hall Room 26,
Newman U Western Center,
236 San Jose Drive
St. Mary Center,
510 N. 12th
Basement SW corner
St. Rose Auditorium,
1424 Baker Avenue
South East Room
St. Anthony School,
1510 North Calhoun
Sacred Heart Church basement,
338 North Oak
Sacred Heart School lunchroom,
510 S. School Street
St. Joseph, 1006 South Main Street
South East Room
St. Boniface Parish Center,
North West Room
120 W. Kansas Avenue
Downstairs Video Conference Room
"Where ever you find excellence, you find continuous learning. They go hand in hand. Wherever you find that continuous learning is missing, you find mediocrity." Matthew Kelly
|Formación del Ministerio Pastoral SEE OFFERINGS BELOW|
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Provides grounding in scripture and theology for the laity as they become increasingly responsible for the life and ministry of the Church. Pastoral Ministry Formation equips participants to fulfill the roles to which they are called by their baptism and for which their gifts and the needs of the times challenge them.
|Introduction to the Old Testament||Spring 2018|
|Theology and Methods of Ministry||Fall 2018|
|Introduction to New Testament||Spring 2019|
|Christian Morality and Social Issues||Fall 2019|
|Sacramental Theology||Fall 2020|
|Theology of the Church||Spring 2021|
|In addition to the core courses, six electives are needed.|
Formation in Liturgy welcomes all involved in liturgical ministry: Lectors, Ministers of Holy Communion, Ushers, Greeters, Sacristans, Music Ministers, Priests, Deacons, Liturgy Commission Members, Catholic School Teachers, RCIA teams, Art & Environment Committees, Members of the Assembly.
An actor rehearsing his or her part in a play might ask the director: "What's my motivation here?" The script may call for the actor to say certain words, to perform a particular action, or to relate to another character in a specific way. But to properly play her or his part, the actor must know what is motivating the character he or she is playing.
The same is true for those who exercise liturgical ministry. Just as an actor needs more than a script and stage directions to bring the role to life, so, too, do liturgical ministers.
Those serving the liturgy of the Church need to have an understanding of the liturgy, an appreciation of particular ministries and their relationship to other ministries, and a willingness to give of their time and talent for the glory of God and for the sake of the assembly.
Liturgical ministers need to have an understanding of and an appreciation for the proper motivation of the liturgy and the various liturgical ministries. Without this understanding and appreciation, liturgical ministers may simply go through the motions like actors who do not appreciate or understand the roles they are playing.
Anyone who seeks to know more about the Mass or Liturgy is invited to this class. One may take it for credit or personal enrichment. To obtain the Diocesan Certification in Liturgical Ministry one needs to complete the two core courses and three electives for credit. A paper or project mutually decided upon by the student and the coordinating instructor is also required.
Formation for Liturgical Ministry is part of the Pastoral Ministry Formation Program.
Formation for Liturgical Ministry Schedule
Fall 2016 - THEO 3053 Sacrament Theology (3) core
Spring 2017 THEO 4881 Music and Liturgy (1) elective
Fall 2017 THEO 4053 Worship and Faith (3) core
Spring 2018 THEO 4881 Institute "Get Equipped" (1) elective
Fall 2018 THEO 4881 Art and Environment (1) elective
Spring 2019 THEO 4881 Celebrating the Rites of the Catechumenate (1) elective
|THEO 4053 Worship and Faith (3 hours)|
|Fr. Frank Coady|
Course Description: The Church's Creeds evolved out of a doctrinal concern, but they were always more than doctrine; they were prayed by the Christian community. The way the Church prayed her faith, primarily in the Eucharistic gathering, even contributed to the formation of the New Testament. For every generation, the principal gateway into the faith is the way it worships. Thus worship must be regarded as one of the most vigorous and central elements of the Pastoral Ministry Formation curriculum. This course will consider the relationship between liturgical prayer and religious imagination, focusing particularly on the meaning liturgy can have for contemporary Catholics, as well as present day challenges.
Class Times: Sept. 9, 16, 23, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11
Saturday mornings: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Location: Interactive Television