Pastoral Ministry Institute
Welcome to the 2012-2013 academic year of the Pastoral Ministry Institute of Saint Xavier University. Our program this year offers opportunities for theological knowledge and pastoral enrichment in both graduate and undergraduate courses and seminars. Our mission is to enhance the level of preparation for laity in ecclesial ministry. We hope you will take time to read through this brochure and plan to take advantage of one or more of these educational and ministerial opportunities.
Through the Pastoral Ministry Institute, Saint Xavier University expresses itself as a Catholic university in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy by providing excellence in educational programs and service to meet the evolving needs of American Catholicism. The presence of the Institute within both the University and the Archdiocese of Chicago provides responsive programming for ministerial preparation of lay ecclesial ministers, deacon couples and vowed religious leaders assuming ever increasing authority in and responsibility for the life and mission of a racially and culturally diverse church.
We hope you find a program that fits your needs. We invite you to join us in preparing to serve the church and the ever-evolving needs of God's people.