The course presents an overview of the Catholic ministry leadership its theories and praxis. It leads the students into a deeper appreciation to the various ministries in the Church. Also, provides an opportunity to revisit and re-examine topics related to leadership and pedagogy including the challenges and best practices in ministry leadership.
The course presents an overview of the concepts and theories in educational leadership and management. It leads the students into a deeper understanding of the purpose(s) of education and its contribution to societal transformation. Also, provides an opportunity to revisit and re-examine topics related to leadership and pedagogy including the challenges and best practices in education.
The course presents an overview of the diaconal ministry, which leads the candidates into a reflective appreciation of the ministry as a “visible sign of the Church’s service to the world”. It also provides an opportunity for discernment in responding to the challenges of diaconal life and its commitment.
Instructor: Msgr. Gregory Smith
*Permanent Diaconate Students Only
*Schedule and venue to be determined
The course examines the nature of theology. It looks at revelation (Scripture and Tradition), spirituality, liturgy, philosophy including the role of faith and reason, and the human sciences. It reviews the major periods of history of the church and the role of the teaching office (Magisterium). It examines the importance of theology for the church and considers aspects of moral and pastoral concern.
The course introduces the public prayer of the Church, the Sacraments and the liturgy of the hours. It includes the study of the Christian understanding of the liturgy, the sacraments in general and the sacraments of initiation and sacraments of healing from a biblical, historical, systematic, and pastoral perspective with attention to current issues in sacramental theology.
The course revisits the history of Salvation and the writing of the Bible: development of the Law. It includes the study and appreciation of the Historical Books, the Prophets, Psalms and Wisdom Literature.