Certificate in Retreat Direction
The aim of this programme is to train students to direct people in an eight-day retreat. The programme covers listening skills, dynamics of a directing relationship, how to conduct interviews, helpful Scriptural passages, discernment of spirits, etc. The programme is open to people who have already made an individually-directed eight-day retreat, and who are being prepared to be prayer guides, or formators in their respective congregation.
The programme runs over 20 Saturday morning from September to March. In order to qualify for the certificate at the end of the programme, full attendance of all the sessions is mandatory.
Certficate in Theology for the Laity
This certificate course is aimed at lay Catholics who are active in their respective parishes in ministries of the Word, or the Eucharist, or attending to the sick, or music, etc., and who want to deepen their understanding of their faith. The course introduces learners to diverse areas of theology, like Sacred Scripture, Christology, Trinity, Spirituality, Christian ethics, Canon law, liturgy, etc.
The programme runs through a two-year cycle on a hop-on, hop-off basis. Students who complete the full two years are eligible for a Certificate of participation in theology.