Certificate in Pastoral Ministry Offered

The Diocese of Greensburg, in conjunction with Seton Hill University, is once again offering the Certificate in Pastoral Ministry program. The two-year certification program was put on hold for a year because of the pandemic.  It has now been modified to offer nearly all of the coursework online, according to Father Daniel E. Carr, Director of Adult Formation for the Diocese. “This will make the program more available to those living in parts of our diocese where it is a hardship to commute weekly to Greensburg.”  The certificate program is slated to start in July.

Father Carr said the program will offer courses on liturgy, sacraments, scripture, moral teachings of the church, relationships and how to teach and convey the faith to others. “This two-year certificate equips disciples of Christ with the tools they need to be ministers of Christ as catechists, teachers, evangelists, pastoral associates, and much more,” Father Carr explained. “It is also a starting point for men who are interested in the permanent diaconate program.”

Over the years, more than 150 people have graduated from the program and many are now serving our Church in a variety of ways throughout the Diocese of Greensburg. The Diocese is sharing a testimonial video on social media and will conduct three Zoom information sessions for those who are interested in learning more.

They can also visit our webpage a or contact Father Carr at

[email protected].



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