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Certificate in Parish Mission and Ministry

A distance-learning course for all those interested in formation for collaborative ministry in parishes, starting on 2ndNovember 2019 

Students may take as long as they wish to complete this course, usually 1-2 years to cover the following topics: Evangelization and Mission – Pastoral Ministry – Ministry of Compassion- Family and Marriage – Youth Ministry

Who is the course for? 

A great aid for anyone actively involved in the life of a parish!

• All the baptised with a desire to deepen their own faith formation 

• Those already involved in parish ministries 

• Members of parish groups especially members of Parish Pastoral Councils and Evangelisation Strategy Teams

• Parishioners who hesitate to volunteer their services without formation

 2 diocesan study days (at St Dominic’s Priory)

November 2nd 2019

May 16th2020

Total cost of the Course - £675 (Funding may be available from the Living our Faith Fund with permission of your Parish Priest) plus £25.00 non refundable registration fee

For further details contact Sr. Veronica’s e mail:

maryvale(_AT_)portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

 

Feedback from previous Portsmouth Students:

“I have been a student of this course for the last 2 years and have found it invaluable. On a parish level I am involved in marriage preparation and it has helped me to feel more confident in my responses to others about the Church’s teachings and to know where to look for help. As a result of being on the course I now feel equipped to be further involved in the evangelisation mission of our parish. I would recommend the course to others who wish to deepen their faith.”

 


Maryvale Certificate in Catechesis

This is a two year course for those engaged (or would like to become engaged) in Catechesis in their parish

Who is the programme aimed at?

The MCC course is open to any adult who would like to deepen their knowledge and understanding of their faith so that they can confidently hand it on to others, either formally as catechists or informally as parishioners.

But more specifically for those already involved in parish catechetical ministries such as RCIA, Baptism Preparation, First Communion, Confirmation, Formation of Parents in sacramental programmes

Eight modules are studiedeither over two years, or as two discrete stages (Part I and Part II) which can take longer 

2 diocesan study days (at St Dominic’s Priory)

November 2nd 2019

May 16th2020

Total cost of the Course - £675 (Funding may be available from the Living our Faith Fund with permission of your Parish Priest) plus £25.00 non refundable registration fee

For further details contact Sr. Veronica’s e mail:

maryvale(_AT_)portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

Some feedback from Portsmouth Students:

“Undertaking study through the Maryvale Catechesis course has been of huge value... Studying Church documents explains our faith in a way I have never experienced before, giving me a few "light bulb" moments. There are challenges too, but the course tutors are extremely patient and always keen to offer help and support. I thoroughly recommend the course as a way to learn more about our faith in fellowship with other Catholics.”

  

“I thoroughly enjoyed doing the Maryvale Certificate in Catechesis. It helped to deepen my faith. I am currently a catechist for the young people preparing for Confirmation. I now feel much more confident when attempting to answer their questions and if I don't know the answer I at least now know where I might be able to find it.