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Pastoral Ministry

Pastoral Ministry Programs

PASTM 390-01: Special Topics: What Catholics Believe?

Saturday, February 22, 2014
9:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Fourth Floor Board Room
1 credit hour
Instructor: Carol Mucha, RSM

Seminar Description

Using Fr. Robert Barron’s, priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, groundbreaking 10-episode film series Catholicism, this seminar will include two of the thematic programs: “Mary: Mother of God” and “The Last Things.” These are the final two films of the series and will explore the person, personality and unique role of Mary in Christian history and practice and those matters of faith pertaining to death and beyond. The films draw upon the art, architecture, literature, music and all the treasures of the Catholic tradition to illuminate the timeless teachings of the Church. The day will include guided discussion of the film themes, theological meaning and the implications for faith today.

PASTM 339-01: Christian Marriage 

Saturday, March 29, 2014
9:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Fourth Floor Board Room
1 credit hour
Instructor: Daniel Olsen, Ph.D.

Seminar Description

This seminar will examine the role of marriage in the community and the role of the community in marriage. Four principles that are critical to the well-being of married couples will be considered: the primacy of the relationship; the empowerment of the skills necessary to build the relationship; the protection of the support systems needed to thrive; and the practice of prayer that sustains love.

PASGR 512: Church – Vatican II
Past, Present and Future

Saint Xavier is offering a  reduced-tuition hybrid course on the Second Vatican Council. This three-credit-hour course is designed to aid pastoral ministers and other interested participants in their ability to understand better what was said at Vatican II, assess how its message is being implemented in our parishes today and ponder where the documents should be taking us in the decades to come. 

In addition to the online component, the class will meet on campus for five sessions. Class meets Tuesdays (June 3, 17 and July 1, 15, 22) from 5:30 to 8:20 p.m. in the Mercy Ministry Center Conference Room.

For more information, view the PASGR 512: Church – Vatican II flier (PDF).