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Certificate in Pastoral Ministry

In partnership with Loyola University Chicago Institute of Pastoral Studies

Are you involved in ministry in your parish? Maybe you’re a Minister of the Eucharist, a Baptism Catechist, Children’s Liturgy Leader or Bidding Prayer Writer, or one of the many other people who keep the Church and its mission moving forward; or perhaps you would like to be but don’t feel you have the skills. 

Do you seek to have a community of passionate, spirit-filled people walking with you as you grow in faith and practice?

“Co-responsibility demands a change in mindset, especially concerning the role of lay people in the Church. They should not be regarded as collaborators of the clergy, but, rather, as people who are really co-responsible for the Church’s being and acting.”

POPE BENEDICT XVI, ADDRESS TO THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM FOR CATHOLIC ACTION, AUGUST 2012

The Certificate in Pastoral Ministry is a bespoke, online learning experience for those seeking to develop their ministry in the UK parish and community context. The programme is offered by Loyola University Chicago in partnership with the Archdiocese of Liverpool and in collaboration with Catholic dioceses and formation teams in England and wales. It has been created to equip and empower people to develop their ministries.

It is a two year course consisting of 10 modules, 6 weeks each equating to 20 hours of online engagement, reading and reflection per unit.

As this is a non-credit programme, it has no formal assessment, students succeed by reflecting on their learning in their own context and posting these reflections on the online forums.

Alongside the online learning there are three opportunities throughout the course for students to gather in person.

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It is a two year course consisting of 10 modules, 6 weeks each equating to 20 hours of online engagement, reading and reflection per unit.

As this is a non-credit programme, it has no formal assessment, students succeed by reflecting on their learning in their own context and posting these reflections on the online forums.

Alongside the online learning there are three opportunities throughout the course for students to gather in person.

What next?

Please contact  Elizabeth Parsons (Training Coordinator)

e: loyola@rcaol.org.uk  
t: 0151 522 1023