This Certificate Program is designed to give lay people the necessary Catechetical background in order to feel more confident in the following areas of Parish Ministry:
- Sacramental Preparation
- Youth Ministry
- Parish-based Catechesis
This program, offered in three levels covering various topics, is also invaluable to anyone seeking to know more about their Catholic Faith.
Course Registration Fee is $100 for each Level.
Location: Canadian Martyrs Parish 835 Northmount Dr NW, Calgary, AB
Catechetical Certificate Program 2017-2018
Topic Order is subject to change
- Scriptural Foundations (Hebrew Scriptures): Sept. 30
- Scriptural Foundations (New Testament) : Oct. 14
- Liturgy: Oct. 28
- General Directory for Catechesis: Nov. 11
- How to be and Effective Catechist: Nov. 25
- Prayer and Spirituality: Dec. 2
Message of our Holy Father, Pope Francis for the 25th World Day of the Sick
Dear brothers and sisters,
On 11 February next, the Twenty-fifth World Day of the Sick will be celebrated throughout the Church and in a special way at Lourdes. The theme of this year's celebration is "Amazement at what God has accomplished: 'The Almighty has done great things for me...'" (Lk 1:49). Instituted by my predecessor Saint John Paul II in 1992, and first celebrated at Lourdes on 11 February 1993, this Day is an opportunity to reflect in particular on the needs of the sick and, more generally, of all those who suffer. It is also an occasion for those who generously assist the sick, beginning with family members, health workers and volunteers, to give thanks for their God-given vocation of accompanying our infirm brothers and sisters. Read more
This 3 year program is designed for lay persons and religious who are called to engage in collaborative ministries, to qualify them to serve in a credible, competent and effective manner in whatever ministerial role they are called to serve.
Graduates currently are involved in a variety of parish ministries: RCIA, Catechetics, Pastoral Care, Youth Ministry, Parish Leadership, Street Ministry and various agencies dealing with the marginalized. Some have moved on to the priesthood, the diaconate and religious life.
To date over 500 have graduated from the program and many continue to serve actively either at a parish level or in other related areas.
To learn more about the T.E.A.M. program please visit the FCJ Christian Life Centre page at http://www.fcjsisters.ca/fcjcentre/teamprogram.html
For more information and to obtain a registration form, please contact:
The order of the sessions may change.
- Theological Reflections
- Overview of Pastoral Care
- This Sacred People - Video
- Prayer & Spirituality
- Ministry to the Elderly
- Eucharistic Ministry to the Sick
- \""Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick \""
- Death & Dying - Loss and Grief
- \""Facing My own Suffering and Loss\""
- Advanced Directives
- Confidentiality & Screening
- Catholic Health Ethics Guide
- Mother Theresa- Example of Pastoral and Palliative Care
- Caring with Compassion
- Elder Abuse
The Western Canadian Association of Catholic Youth Ministers (WCACYM) membership includes Youth Ministers and Coordinators of Youth Ministry working and volunteering in parishes, schools, dioceses, and on campus.
WYCACYM serves Catholic ministers and institutions primarily and welcome anyone working with young people in Western Canada to join their association.
There are numerous membership options and these are open to employees, volunteers, and to those in other denominations also ministering to young people.
To learn more about WYCACYM or become a member visit: www.wcacym.ca
Canadian Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies
2011 Summer Seminar
Location: Queen's House Retreat & Renewal Centre, Saskatoon, SK
1st Year Students - July 17-21, 2011
2nd & 3rd Year Students - July 15-21, 2011
Professional Training for:
- Coordinators of Youth Ministry
- Volunteer Youth Ministers
- Pastoral Workers
- High School Chaplains & Teachers
- Guidance Teachers
- Campus Ministers