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Graduate Program inPastoral Ministries

Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries

The Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries at SCU seeks to transform hearts and lives through the engagement of theology and ministry for competence, conscience, and compassion in accompanying others. We are excited to announce that we are now offering a new emphasis in Youth and Young Adult Ministries. There are currently two other emphases available in Latina/o Ministries and Restorative Justice and Chaplaincy along with the general MA degree with no emphasis and the Diaconate Education program. We also offer a Graduate Certificate in Restorative Justice and Chaplaincy as part of the Catholic Restorative Justice Network.


Fall 2021 Classes in the GPPM


Caste, Race and the Catholic Church: Implications for Spirituality and Ministry

People of indistinct ethnicity praising and raising hands in prayer

September 20 through November 29

Mondays 5:00-8:00 PM

Course # 36549            

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Scriptures and Spirituality

New Testament with flowers

September 21 through November 30

Tuesdays 6:00–9:00 PM

Course # 36544

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Theological Foundations for Ministry

two hands clasped together

September 23 through December 2

Thursdays 6:00-9:00 PM

Course # 36545

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Evangelization and Discipleship

 male washing a foot 

September 25 through December 4

Mondays and three Saturdays (10/2, 10/30, 12/11)

Course # 36568

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Intercultural and Interreligious Competencies

Woman bowing outside holy place

Wednesdays and three Saturdays (9/18, 10/16, 11/20)

Course # 36546

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Ignatian Spirituality and Discernment

 Saint Ignatius of Loyola 

September 25  through December 4

Wednesdays and three Saturdays (9/25, 10/23, 12/4)

Course # 36547

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Church History

Tuesdays and three Saturdays (9/18, 10/16, 11/20)

Course # 36548

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SCU GPPM Student Lee Campbell Leads Prayer Ministry for Victims at the scene of the violence

SCU GPPM student Lee Campbell leads prayer service at the scene of the recent VTA homicides in the Diocese of San José with the Victim Street Prayer Ministry that he established. Also present are GPPM alumni Claudia Buchner, MA '10, Deacon Ray Gans, MA '16, and current students Deacon Joe Cabrido and Crystal Catalan. Covered by KRON 4 News on 7/26/2021, click the image for the news report.

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