Online Studies for Ministry         Community Catholic Church of Canada

St. Francis Seminary

Online Studies for Ministry

Combined Diploma Course - Monday nights on Zoom


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Diploma in Lay Pastoral/Pastoral Ministry schedule

Unit one - Introduction

March 7-  overview and CCCC history

March 14 - Our Spiritual Development and call to serve

Unit 2 : Listening and communication skills, self-care   

March 21 

March 28 

April 4 
April 11 HOLY WEEK Holy week session with the cccc community
April18 - No class - Easter Monday
Unit 3 Pastoral Ministry - Weddings

April 25 Why do we serve? A review of wedding ministry

Unit 4:  PASTORAL MINISTRY - Funerals

Funeral ministry A look at grief, assisting the grieving family, Elements of the funeral ceremony, working with a funeral home, administration/ record keeping/promotion
May 2
May 9
May 16

May 23 no class Victoria Day

Unit 5:  PASTORAL MINISTRY -  Baptism, baby naming 

The rite of initiation: the meaning of baptism. Role of sponsors, elements of the ceremony. Baby naming – welcoming of child into the family and community. Elements of a ceremony,  Administration/record keeping.  

May 30 -

June 6 -
June 13


Visiting nursing homes, hospice and hospital

June 20

June 27

  July 4 and 11 summer vacay
Unit 7 - Practical Ministry: Element of Worship and Ceremony

Practising reading, writing prayers.The role of the Eucharistic Minister

July 18
July 25

Conclusion of the OLPM Diploma Course - Commissioning online TBA

No classes August 1 and 8 off 
Unit 8 - Diaconal Studies

Role of the Deacon, responsibilities within the CCCC, Prayers, 
August 15
- the call to ordained life
August 22 
August 29 

Sept 5 Labour Day off

September 12

September 19
September 26

October 3 - A look at the ordination ceremony

Oct 10 - thanksgiving off
Oct 11 Ordination rehearsal

Oct 16 possible Ordination