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 and Two - Introduction and discernment

November 1-  overview and CCCC history

March 14 - Our Spiritual Development and call to serve

Unit Three : The Path of the Pastor  
November 15 Self-care: Love Thyself
November 22 - Self-exploration: Embrace Thyself
Nov 29 -  Self-care: Express tThyself
Dec 6 Communication
Dec 13 - Communication
Dec 20 - Pastoral Care

Christmas Break

Jan 10: Ministry in the Community
Jan 17 The Spirit Connection
Unit Four:  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
Jan 24
Jan 31

Feb 7

Unit seven:  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.  

Feb 21 - Intro to Sacraments

Feb 28 - Baptism
March 7 - Baptism

March 21 - Baptism

Course Conclusion - ordination of Lay Pastoral Ministers TBA

The path to the diaconate

April 4 HOLY WEEK  - Special presentation with the CCCC community

April 11

April 18

April 25

May 2

May 9

May 16

May 28th Pentecost  Ordination of Deacons