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Ordination Program


Purpose

The Ordination Formation Curriculum integrates the human, pastoral, spiritual and intellectual formation of future priests according to the demands of the Program of Priestly Formation. Participation in the four-fold formation program is mandatory. In the course of the Ordination Program, candidates are expected to earn the Master of Divinity degree.

The Ordination Curriculum is integrated with a schedule of ministries:

  • Lector, spring semester of I theology

  • Acolyte, spring semester of II theology

  • Candidacy, fall semester of III theology

  • Diaconate, spring semester of III theology

Curriculum

The specific courses required of ordination candidates are as follows:

First Theology - Fall Semester (16.5 credits)
CHUR 501 The First Millennium Church (3)
LITY 501 Introduction to Liturgy (3)
MORL 501 Fundamental Moral Theology I (3)
SCRP 501 Intro to Biblical Studies/Wisdom & Psalms (3)
SYST 501 Revelation, Faith, Theology(3)
ORDN 501 Formation Seminar: Theology of the Body (0)
PAMU 501 Pastoral Music I/class choir (0.5)
PFED 501 First Year/Teaching Ministry (1)

First Theology - Spring Semester (16.5 credits)
CHUR 502 Medieval/Renaissance Church History (3)
MORL 502 Fundamental Moral Theology II (3)
SCRP 502 Pentateuch and Historical Books (3)
SPIR 502 Christian Spirituality(3)
SYST 502 Theology of the Tripersonal God (3)
ORDN 502 Formation Seminar: Celibate Witness(0)
PAMU 502 Pastoral Music I/class choir (0.5)
PFED 502 First Year/Teaching Ministry (1)

Second Theology - Fall Semester (15.5 credits)
CANL 601 Code of Canon Law 3)
CHUR 601 Modern/Contemporary Church History (3)
SCRP 601 Prophets (3)
SYST 605 Protology and Anthropology (3)
---- --- Elective (2)
ORDN 601 Formation Seminar: Priest as Public Person (0)
PAMU 601 Pastoral Music II/class choir (0.5)
PFED 601 Second Year/Health-Social Justice Ministry (1)

Second Theology - Spring Semester  (15.5 credits)
MORL 602 Christian Love and Justice (3)
SCRP 602 Matthew and Mark (3)
SYST 604 Sacraments: Baptism and Confirmation (3)
SYST 605 Grace and Eschatology (3)
---- --- Elective (2)
ORDN 602 Formation Seminar: Priest as Public Person (0)
PAMU 602 Pastoral Music II/class choir (0.5)
PFED 602 Second Year/Health-Social Justice Ministry (1)

Third Theology - Fall Semester (16.5 credits)
HOML 701 Models of Preaching (3)
LITY 701 Deacon Practicum (1)
SCRP 701 Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles (3)
SYST 705 Christology (3)
SYST 707 Ecclesiology I (3)
---- --- Elective (2)
ORDN 701 Formation Seminar: Priest as Servant Leader (0)
PAMU 701 Pastoral Music III/class choir (0.5)
PFED 701 Third Year/Evangelization Ministry (1)

Third Theology - Spring Semester (15.5 credits)
CANL 702 Marriage Law (3)
HOML 702 Homiletics Practicum (3)
SCRP 702 Johannine Writings (3)
SYST 704 Holy Orders (3)
---- --- Elective (2)
ORDN 702 Formation Seminar: Priest as Servant Leader (0)
PAMU 702 Pastoral Music III/class choir (0.5)
PFED 702 Third Year/Evangelization Ministry (1)

Fourth Theology - Fall Semester (15.5 credits)
MORL 801 Catholic Medical and Sexual Morality (3)
PATH 802 Pastoral Counseling (3)
SCRP 801 Pauline Letters (3)
SYST 803 Ecclesiology II (3)
---- --- Elective (2)
ORDN 801 Formation Seminar: Transition to Priesthood (0)
PAMU 801 Pastoral Music IV/class choir (0.5)
PFED 801 Fourth Year/Parish Ministry (1)

Fourth Theology - Spring Semester (15.5 credits)
CHUR 802 History of the Church in the US (3)
MORL 802 Marriage and Family (3)
SYST 801 Sacraments of Healing (2)
LITY 801 Penance Practicum (1)
SYST 802 Holy Eucharist (2)
LITY 802 Mass Practicum(1)
---- --- Elective (2)
ORDN 802 Formation Seminar: Seminary to Parish (0)
PAMU 802 Pastoral Music IV/class choir (0.5)
PFED 802 Fourth Year/Parish Ministry (1)

 
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