Formerly known as “Lay Ministry”, this ministry sets us on a path of aligning ourselves with the recent pastoral document of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Co-Workers in the Vineyard: A Resource Guide for the Development of Lay Ecclesial Ministry. This ministry offers a more formal catechetical path than does Adult Enrichment. Participants who successfully complete two years of courses earn Diocesan certification, and can then choose a specialized ministry topic for their third year track.
“…in everything we do commending ourselves as ministers of God…”
2 Corinthians 6:4
Adult Enrichment and Lay Ecclesial Ministry Office
St. Patrick School Building
625 Park Avenue
Johnstown, PA 15902
Phone: (814) 361-2000
~CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES~
This eight week course discusses the lives and writings of the Fathers of the Church. It provides a study of the major events of the internal and external history of the Church and the establishment and expansion of the Church. Other topics included are: martyrdom, monasticism, patristic exegesis, and the eary Christological and Trinitarian controversies. This course can be taken as part of the requirement for the third year track, Sacred Scripture. Participants must have a certification in Basic Lay Ministry and also complete the following courses in order to obtain this certification; Patrology, The Prophets, The Writings of John, St. Paul and Wisdom Literature and Psalms.
PRAYING WITH ICONS
Icons are not simply art; they are a way into contemplative prayer, and therefore one way to let God speak to us. The class, Praying With Icons, focuses on the Festal Icons (the major events in the life of Christ and the Theotokos) and the Sacred Scripture that speaks to us through the sacred images. Deacon Michael Russo will be presenting this eight week course beginning Tuesday, May 16th from 6:30-8:30 PM at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Altoona. The cost of the course is $35. For the complete schedule of class dates and registration, please contact Marybeth at the Office of Adult Enrichment and Lay Ecclesial Ministries at 814-361-2000 or by email at email@example.com All are welcome!