Course Timetable for Saturday: Fall of 2014

Morning Courses

9:00 to 16:00

SAP1541HF  L4101

Families in the Canadian Home, Parish & School

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · St. Augustine's Aurora Site

Families come to Canada from every society of the world, bringing their diverse relationships, roles, structures and understandings. Clergy, teachers and parish workers need an awareness of what those might be in order to serve individuals and families from diverse cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. Whether in pastoral work, in teaching family life education or in other forms of service, awareness of possibilities and questions will be useful. Two presentations and final exam.

Schedule: Saturday, 9:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 6
Instructors: Suzanne R. Scorsone
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
WYP2636HF  L4101

Rooted in God: Personal Prayer as the Soil of Ministry

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

This course focuses on personal contemplative prayer as essential for our relationship with God and the soil out of which healthy and effective ministry grows. The course covers Biblical teaching on prayer; the contemplative tradition arising from the early desert fathers and mothers; spirituality, theology and psychology of prayer; and various Christian traditions of prayer including lectio divina, Ignatian prayer, other forms of scripture prayer, centering prayer, Christian meditation, and the awareness examen.The course concludes with suggestions for planting and growing a prayer-based parish ministry. Lectures, small group and plenary sharing, and practicum. Two reflection papers and a final paper designing a course to be taught in a ministry seeting. Also self-evaluation based on a learning covenant which includes a daily prayer requirement. This course will be held at St. John's Convent, 223 Cummer Ave., North York.

Schedule: Saturday, 9:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: 5 Saturdays 9:00 - 16:00 at SSJD Convent. Dates Sept 13, 27, Oct 11 (optional prayer and art day) Oct 25, Nov 15, Dec 6
Instructors: Sr. Constance Joanna Gefvert
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 20

9:30 to 16:30

EMP1601HF  L0101

Context and Ministry

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Numerous historical and social forces shape what we think ministry is and how we practice it. Each of us inherits and embodies these forces to varying degrees of disadvantage and privilege. In this course, using the lenses of "Intentional Community" and "Vocation," students learn to analyze and respond to the multiple social forces at play in diverse ministry contexts, particularly as each relates to their own social location. In addition to providing space for vocational reflection on the self-in-context, this course calls students to responsibility for dismantling the 'cult of normalcy,' and the role that they play in. Our task is integrative. Students explore and nurture connections between their learnings in this class and others, their prior and current ministry, faith and life experiences, all with a view to the topic of their own vocation. Evaluation includes participation in site visits outside of class, small group discussions, reflection paper and integrative papers. Successful completion of this course is required for enrollment in Contextual Education II EMF3020YY.

Schedule: Saturday, 9:30 to 16:30
Schedule Notes: Thursday Sept 4, Saturday Sept 27, Nov 1 & Dec 6
Instructors: Natalie Wigg-Stevenson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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