Certificate Courses

Summer 2017 Course Offerings


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A-10 Introduction to Scripture
(Instructor: Father George Heyman)

Online Course Offering: Computer and High Speed Internet Access are required

This course is designed to acquaint the beginning student with the variety of methods used to interpret the Scriptures within the wider Church community today. We will examine how the Church has understood the Bible throughout history. We will also examine the question of literal and fundamental interpretations of Scripture, as well as the concepts of inerrancy and divine inspiration. Through an analysis of select passages, we will look at the methods used by the Church to develop its theological and pastoral understanding of today’s world.


Course opens Monday, June 26, 2017 at noon and will be available for six weeks online.



E-10 Orientation to Ministry
(Instructor: Barbara Swiecki)

Ministry is the public activity of a baptized follower of Jesus on behalf of a specific Christian community to witness, serve and realize the Kingdom. This course will explore the origins and development of Christian ministry as it impacts the Church today. This course is designed for those who have no formal theological training and is required for everyone enrolled in the Certificate Program.


Wednesdays: June 14 & 21 and July 5, 12 & 26 from 2:00 pm - 4:30pm



C-17 Church and Sacraments
(Instructor: Father George Heyman)

This course focuses on the nature of the Church and the theology of sacramental life that flows from Jesus' command to "Go make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" (Matt. 28:19). Through readings, discussion, lectures and reflection on participants’ own ecclesial settings, the course provides a context for examining issues affecting the life of the local and universal church.


Wednesdays: June 14 & 21 and July 5, 12 & 26 from 10:15 – 12:30 pm



E-51 Music and Worship: The Challenges of the Vatican II Church
(Instructor: Marko Pranic)

A professional development course for pastoral musicians and anyone interested in music ministry. The course will cover the history of sacred music (chant, polyphone, hymnology) and focus primarily on the musical style(s) developed after the close of the Second Vatican Council. Topics include: Council documents and instructions, shifts in music style, instrumentation, music as sung prayer, planning liturgical music, the theology and analysis of sacred music.


Thursdays: June 22, June 29, July 6 and July 13 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm