PA950EE Health Care Ministry

 This course is designed to introduce participants to the chaplaincy in a health care environment in a hospital and (to some extent) in a skilled nursing facility (SNF).  The health care chaplain is discussed in relation to six major roles performed.  Basic responsibilities and day-to-day tasks are discussed in detail.

PA940EE Implementing the Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults

The current Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) was promulgated January 6, 1972 and the use of the¬†Rite was made mandatory in all U.S. Dioceses in September of 1988. The RCIA is a process through which¬†non-baptized and baptized men and women enter the Catholic Church. It includes four distinct stages of¬†formation: Evangelization or Pre-catechumenate…

PA930EE Marriage Practicum

¬†This course focuses on developing skills that are essential to deacons in the pastoral setting of pre-marriage counseling and preparation: the ability to assess and summarize various information to the sacramental nature of marriage, and the capacity to develop a pastoral care approach to the couple‚Äôs vision of the wedding. Both challenges require deacons to…

PA920EE Marriage and Family

PA920EE Marriage and Family Upon completion of this course, the Deacon will be able to: Assist parishioners in pastoral needs of their marriages and families Using principles drawn from the Catholic Church‚Äôs teaching on marriage and family, assist parishioners in their growth and healing in marital and family relationships. Become familiar and comfortable with referring…

PA910EE Principles of Catechetics

Designed for deacons, lay ministers and volunteers who will be involved in planning and implementing faith formation for all ages and anyone interested in learning more about emerging models of catechesis. The course will provide a survey of emerging models and approaches to faith formation. The reading assignments and presentations will point to texts, journals,…