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TITLE Ministry Placement

LEVEL 05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course


DEPARTMENT Pastoral Theology, Liturgy and Canon Law

DESCRIPTION During the first year of the S.Th.L, the student is expected to work in a parish/community setting on projects linked to four of the six main areas of the Course: Pastoral Planning, Social Ministry, Catechetics, Liturgy, Church Development; Pastoral Counselling/Spiritual Direction.

Through this field placement, one should be able to:
(i) develop appropriate ministerial responses in particular experiential contexts;
(ii) identify and articulate areas of needed personal and professional growth which emerge out of the experience of ministry as well as develop a self-evaluation process which will help continual growth;
(iii) acquire the practice of theological reflection within ministerial experiences.

• CIOLA N. (ed.), La parrocchia in un’ecclesiologia di comunione, Bologna 1995.
• FISCHER M.F., Pastoral Councils in Today’s Catholic Parish, Mystic 2001.
• LANZA S., Convertire Giona. Pastorale come progetto, Roma 2005.
• PICKETT W.L., A Concise guide to Pastoral Planning, Notre Dame 2007.
• WIJSEN F., HENRIOT P., MEJIA R. (eds), The Pastoral Circle Revisited. A Critical Quest for Truth and Transformation, New York 2005.


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Joe Galea Curmi
Carl Mario Sultana

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