Certificate Courses

Fall 2016 Course Offerings


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C10 Introduction to Catholic Theology
This course introduces the student to an overview of Roman Catholic theology including Catechism, Ecclesiology, Liturgical Theology and Sacramental Theology. Special attention is given to the understanding of Catholic theology in ministerial settings. Instructor: Fr. George Heyman
Wednesdays: 9/14, 9/28, 10/5, 10/19, 10/26 from 10:30am to 12:30pm


C14 Introduction to Moral Theology

In this course, students will be introduced to Catholic moral theology with an emphasis on how the moral life as proposed by Jesus Christ leads to happiness and human flourishing.
Instructor: Fr. Peter Mottola
Wednesdays: 9/14, 9/28, 10/5, 10/19, 10/26 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm


E80 Parish Human Resource Management and Benefit Administration
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 – deeper understanding of the benefit offerings to employees of the Diocese of Rochester.  This course is required for all Financial Directors and Business Managers.

Instructor: Tammy Sylvester
Wednesday, 10/19 from 9:00am to 3:00pm

The fee for this course only is $50

E87  Comprehensive Financial Operations
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 parish planning, accounting practices, IRS regulations, and Diocesan reporting requirements.

Instructor: Tom Kubus
Wednesdays : 9/28, 10/5, & 10/12, 9:30am to 3:30pm

The fee for this course only is $200