St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, which has partnered with the Diocese of Orange to offer its Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry (MAPM) program, continues its offering with a summer session that will be taught Saturdays, beginning June 1. The focus of the first course is “Scripture and Evangelization.” A second course, “Church History: The First Millennium,” will be taught on Monday evenings, beginning June 3. The cost per course is $400. The program’s courses will be held at the Christ Cathedral Campus in Garden Grove.
The courses are designed for anyone active in ministry or diaconate preparation. However, enrollment is also open to all Catholics, as well as non-Catholics, who would simply like to deepen their understanding of Holy Scripture.
Successful completion of the graduate program will be applied to a Certificate in Evangelization and to a future Master of Arts in Catholic Evangelization in Orange program, which is in the process of accreditation.
Most Rev. Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange, noted that the program’s primary focus is the New Evangelization and forming missionary disciples in the local Church of Orange.
“This is an opportunity to address recent trends within the greater Church which demonstrate that emphasis should be placed on providing the necessary motivation, knowledge and pastoral experience for the New Evangelization,” Bishop Vann wrote in a letter to pastors and parochial vicars.
Fr. Tim Peters, SThD, is a professor of Biblical Theology at St. John’s Seminary and will lead the summer program. The cost is $400 per course. Course dates for “Scripture and Evangelization” are Saturdays, June 1 and 15, July 13 and 20, and August 3, 10, 17 and 24. Each class runs from 8 to 11:50 a.m.
Course dates for “Church History: The First Millennium” are Mondays, 7- 9 p.m. from June 3 through August 12; Monday, 6:30-9:20 p.m., August 19 and 26; and Monday, 7-9 p.m., September 9.
For more information about St. John’s Seminary’s future Master of Arts program, contact Jackie Sherman at [email protected] or call 805.482.2755, ext.1015. Visit www.rcbo.org/maevangelization for complete course descriptions, syllabi, and access to an in-depth FAQ about the graduate program.