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- Registrations are now being accepted online www.stbernards.edu (preferred), or by mail.
- All courses held at St. Bernard’s (Rochester) unless otherwise noted.
- Course fee is $100 per course unless otherwise noted.
- Video-conferencing available where noted and available upon request.
- Contact the Registrar’s Office at email@example.com.
Course opens Friday, February 9 at noon and ends Friday, March 23.
<em>Computer and high-speed internet access are required.</em>
This course will explore how the vocation of the Christian, with its call for conversion and holiness, fulfills the desire of every human heart.
Topics covered will be the relationship between faith in Christ and moral teaching, the content and status of naturallaw, the nature of moral decision-making, and the role of the Magisterium in the formation of conscience. The following specific practical applications will be touched upon: threats to human life, just war theory, sexual identity and conjugal chastity. This course is open to all those seeking ongoing formation as pastoral ministers or those who are seeking a deeper engagement with their faith.
Course opens Monday, April 2 at noon and ends Monday, May 7.
In-person sessions: Saturday, April 14 and Saturday, May 5 from 9:00a.m.—11:30a.m.
This course will cover the history and development of Liturgy from its beginnings through the Second Vatican Council, the liturgical year, sacred space, ceremonies, the structure of the Mass, and more. This course is intended for anyone involved in pastoral ministry (i.e., a refresher for Pastoral Associates, new hires at parishes, youth ministers, music directors, organists, and anyone who would like a better understanding of liturgy). The course will also include a practical component.
Section I: Mondays, February 26, March 12, and 19 from 7:00p.m.—8:30p.m.
Section II: Tuesdays, February 27, March 13, and 20 from 7:00p.m.—8:30p.m.
This course will cover the priest’s and deacon’s singing service – depending on which part the individual would like to focus on (from singing the simple preface to the solemn singing of the Gospel, prayers, and/or the “Ex(s)ultet” of the Easter Vigil).
Individual or Group Sessions, depending upon number of applicants. Date, time, and location will accommodate individual needs. After registering, please contact Mr. Pranic at Marko.Pranic@stbernards.edu.
This course will explore the foundational ways in which this Eucharistic encounter can take root in our lives, shaping our spirituality, our work, and our relationships. In an effort to create a retreat-like experience, ample time for prayer, reflection, and discussion will be included.
Mondays: May 7, 14, 21, and June 4 from 7:00p.m.—9:30p.m.
Video Conferencing is available at Ithaca, Auburn, Elmira, & Apalachin.
Human Resource Management is a vital component of today’s contemporary parish. This course focuses on developing human resource skills needed for employers who are also stewards of the Catholic tradition. We will look at parish and diocesan policies for HR management as well as employment law, salary, conflict management, and strategies for effective communication. We also are including Benefit Administration – a deeper understanding of the benefit offerings to employees of the Diocese of Rochester. This course is required for all Financial Directors and Business Managers.
Wednesday, May 9 from 9:30a.m.—3:30p.m. (Course fee is $50)
(Formerly Operations I, II and II)
This is a course for those seeking a Certificate as Parish Business Manager. This course familiarizes the student with the standardized financial practices used throughout the Diocese of Rochester, with an emphasis on the parish accounting practices, IRS regulations, and Diocesan reporting requirements.
Tuesday, April 17, Wednesday, April 25 and Thursday, May 3 from 9:30a.m.—3:30p.m.
(Course fee is $200)
“Catechesis is a living tradition of [the] documents [of the faith]: biblical excerpts, liturgical texts, patristic writings, formulations of the Magisterium, creeds, testimonies of the saints and theological reflections” (General Directory for Catechesis, #96). This course will discuss the foundations of catechesis, as manifested in the above documents. It will highlight the inestimable importance of the catechetical minister in the life of the Church, and will provide the minister with many texts for reflection and prayer.
Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 9:00a.m.–11:30a.m. (Course fee is $25)
Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 12:15p.m.—2:45p.m. (Course fee is $25)
Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 3:00p.m.—5:30p.m. (Course fee is $25)