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Le Moyne College Offers New Certificate Program in Pastoral Ministry

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College is offering a new certificate program in pastoral ministry. The program will provide academic preparation for particular ministries as well as the option for supervised apprenticeships and spiritual direction through the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse. In addition, people who have completed the formation for ministry program through the diocese will have an opportunity to further their studies.

Beginning in the fall semester of 2008, the program will be available for three ministries:

Pastoral Associate (duties defined by pastor)
Parish Business Administrator (oversees the parish’s finances)
Catechetical Leader (oversees the parish’s religious

Students may choose to earn the certificate either through sponsorship by a parish or independently.

Candidates should have a minimum of an associate degree or 60 college credits.

The certificate in pastoral ministry program was created in partnership between the Sanzone Center for Catholic Studies and Theological Reflection and the Center for Continuing Education at Le Moyne, as well as the Diocese of Syracuse. Applications are being accepted now for the fall semester.

posted on: 7/11/2008