Pastoral Ministry awards in our diocese

Thursday 19th December 2019

On Saturday 7th December three members of our diocese were presented with their Certificate in Pastoral Ministry from Loyola University, Chicago.

John Griffin, Jolly Joy and Kevin Robben were presented with the certificates by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon, OP, together with Dr, Marianna Miller, from Loyola. John works for the diocese as our Coordinator for Hope in the Future and Jolly, a medical doctor, and Kevin, a student, are parishioners of the Cathedral.

The Mass and Presentation took place at Liverpool Hope University with Bishop John being represented by Canon Michael Cooke, VG.

The recipients come from all the dioceses of the Northern Province (Liverpool, Salford, Lancaster, Hexham and Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Leeds and Hallam) and the Diocese of Wrexham. They include women and men involved in different forms of lay ministry in their parishes or in other settings, as well as men preparing for ordination as deacons.

The Certificate is gained by participating in ten modules via online learning from Loyola, Chicago, covering a variety of modules and using qualified lecturers from North American and from the north of England. For the Certificate no written assignments are required apart from active participation in the online discussions.

The Certificate marks the completion of two out of the three years of the Diploma in Pastoral Ministry which is offered by the Archdiocese of Liverpool with the dioceses of Salford, Lancaster and Wrexham.

A series of practical evening workships, for which Liverpool Hope University awards Continuing Professional Development Awards, together with two pieces of work in the third year lead to the Diploma in Pastoral Ministry and Leadership.

For more information on the Diploma visit this website or for the certificate see here

For both, contact or

There may still be places available for the new cohort which starts February 2020

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