Core Curriculum

The Josephinum Diaconate Institute Curriculum

A Distance Learning Diaconal Formation Program Model

Developed by the Josephinum Diaconate Institute

 Please note that this model is a draft of the program that individual dioceses or eparchies might develop for their students.  The JDI staff will work with each deacon director to define details and ensure that required classes are offered in the desired semester.

Full Core Curriculum – English Curr√≠culo B√°sico-Espa√Īol
The Institute‚Äôs Degree and Certificate Programs Sample of Online Course Offerings  Elective Core Offerings Available Upon Request All Programs Are Customizable  
All Course offerings are 2 Credit Hours unless otherwise indicated
Year/Trimester (Years A & B: Inquiry/Aspirancy; Years 1-3: Candidacy)

A/B Introduction to Sacred Scripture
B/A The Pentateuch and Historical Books: An Introduction to the Old Testament
B/C The Prophets 
1/A The Synoptics and the Acts of the Apostles: An Introduction to the New Testament
1/C Johannine Literature: The Gospel, Letters, and the Book of Revelation
2/A Pauline Literature and the Letter to the Hebrews
3/A Wisdom Literature and the Psalms 
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A/A  Introduction to Catholicism
A/C Philosophy for Understanding Theology
B/B Fundamental Theology
1/A The Church: A Study in Ecclesiology 
1/B Christology 
1/C Sacramental Theology
*/* Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue 

B/C Foundations of Catholic Moral Theology 
2/B The Social Teaching of the Catholic Church
3/B Catholic Medical Morality and Ministry 

A/B The Call, Mission and Spirituality of the Permanent Deacon 
A/C Pastoral Ministry to the Hispanic / Latino Community
B/A Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling 
B/C Supervised Pastoral Ministry (1)
1-2/C Supervised Pastoral Ministry (1)
2/C Canon Law 
2/C The Spiritual Life: The Practice of Discernment in Prayer
3/B Introduction to Grief Counseling and Ministry
3/C Best Practices for Pastoral Administrators and Directors
3/C Elective: Holy Land Pilgrimage: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus and ‚ÄėThe Seven‚Äô¬†
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B/B Church History 
2/A Second Vatican Council: History, Vision, and Documents
3/A Patristics: An Introduction to the Church Fathers
3/C History of the Church in the United States 

1/B Introduction to Homiletics and Exegesis
2/B Intermediate Homiletics: Preaching the Lectionary
3/B The Bible and Preaching
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