News from around the Archdiocese of Liverpool
The Awards Celebration for the Archdiocesan Diploma in Pastoral Ministry and Leadership in Association with Liverpool Hope University took place on Wednesday 12 September when six students from parishes across the diocese received their Diplomas at a special celebration Mass in LACE.
Archbishop McMahon, who presided at the Mass, thanked the students for their three year’s commitment to the course and spoke of the importance of using our gifts and talents in service of our communities and our world. In addition, four students were awarded Certificates of Continuing Professional Development by Hope University for particular modules.
This was the last cohort of students for the current form of the Diploma although it is continuing with a new partnership with the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago who are delivering the ten taught modules through on-line learning. Liverpool Hope University will continue to provide Certificates for the ten Leadership Workshops which form an important part of the Diploma award. The course covers foundational aspects of scripture, catechesis and the Christian Life in the context of the teachings of the Second Vatican Council and developments since. It offers an opportunity to plan, implement and evaluate a project within their own local context and provides opportunities for participants to acquire new skills in pastoral ministry and leadership.
Recruitment for the January 2019 cohort has begun. For further details please contact Veronica Murphy Tel: 0151 522 1048 Email V.Murphy@rcaol.co.uk