RELED 550. Principles for Ecclesial Service

3 credit course

Old course number 206-2601

This survey course will examine those documents from Vatican II to our present day that present principles and guidelines of both a practical and theological nature for lay individuals serving in a ministerial capacity within the Catholic Church.  The study of these principles will be applied to ministry activity of all kinds (i.e. music, catechesis, home visitation, etc.) carried out in either a paid or volunteer basis.  Students who have successfully completed this course should have accurate knowledge of the principles that the Church has established for all types of ecclesial service, have an appreciation for the historical development of lay ministry, and apply Church directives to current and future issues that affect the work of the laity serving the Church.

This course includes written lectures and online discussion.

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