The Religious Pastoral Ministry Program combines theological training and professional pastoral studies.
The Church today has a growing need for lay pastoral ministers. The Religious Pastoral Ministry major prepares students to meet that need through professional involvement in campus ministry, retreat work, pastoral counseling, ecumenical work, parish and congregational ministry and various forms of social action.
Religious Pastoral Ministry majors gain an understanding of the Church's mission and the development of leadership within it. You'll develop a wide range of valued skills in:
- Critical thinking
- Conflict resolution
- Social analysis
- Theological reflection
You'll also learn skills to help you relate to different people and faith traditions, and learn to harmonize the ideals of the Gospel with professional competence.
The Religious Pastoral Ministry Program combines theological training and professional pastoral studies with field experiences in parishes, social agencies and other institutions. Our faculty is composed of priests, religious and laity with backgrounds in academic theology, community organizations and psychiatric social work.
News and Updates
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