The Catholic Institute


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The Catholic Institute is a tertiary education provider. Our approach to education can be summarised in three words: Information, Formation and Transformation


PM101 CHURCH AND MINISTRY   
Level 5, 10 Credits
This course examines different understandings of Church, with special emphasis on the “Community of Disciples” or “Communio” model. The significance of liturgy, the meaning of mission and ecumenism, and the role of ministers, ordained and lay are some of the issues explored.
Taught in Auckland and Christchurch in 2014
 
PM102 INTRODUCTION TO LITURGY                                                                           
Level 5, 10 Credits
Using an experiential teaching method, the aim of this course is to look at the theory and principles of liturgy and how these can be adapted to practical situations that relate to the everyday liturgical practice of the Church.
Taught in Christchurch in 2014
 
PM202 CELEBRATING THE LITURGY
Level 6, 15 Credits
This course will examine in some depth the many dimensions that are essential to a more extensive research of liturgy. Both theoretical and practical in delivery, the course will examine Vatican Council II and the renewal of the liturgy, the purpose of the Scripture in worship, the Eucharist, Church art and architecture, various rites and a more detailed look at some of the main ministries in our liturgical celebrations as well as the role of the liturgy committee.
Taught in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in 2014
 
PM203 RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)                                
Level 6, 15 Credits
The aim of this course is to give participants an appreciation of the RCIA as a process rather than a programme. It will explore the key elements of each period and stage of the RCIA, as well as possible ways of on-going development.
Taught in Auckland and Christchurch in 2014
 
PM206 TRADITIONS OF PRAYER                                                                                  
Level 6, 15 Credits
Prayer is at the heart of our Christian tradition. This course will provide an introduction to different forms of Christian prayer over the centuries.
Taught in Timaru in 2014
 
PM232 LITURGICAL LEADERSHIP AND PRACTICE
Level 6, 15 Credits
The course is designed to assist those who are called to be lay leaders in parishes, to evaluate important issues in the liturgical theology and spirituality of the Catholic Church. The course includes a practical dimension which will help participants appreciate the skills required for leadership in community prayer.
Taught by Distance in 2014
 
PMH101 PASTORAL THEOLOGY FOR HOSPITAL MINISTRY                                
Level 5, 10 Credits
Pastoral Theology seeks to understand the implications of faith within the experience of the Church.  This course will study pastoral care in hospitals.  Students will use theological reflection to identify ways of helping people respond to God’s transforming love in the midst of experiencing trauma, tragedy, terminal illness and grief. 
Not offered in 2014
 
PMH102 INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUALITY FOR PASTORAL MINISTRY IN A HOSPITAL CONTEXT 
Level 5, 10 Credits
This course will provide an opportunity for participants to explore the meaning of spirituality and ways of nourishing it in their own lives. It will also provide participants with practical suggestions for appropriate prayer with individuals and groups in a hospital-related context.
Taught by Distance in 2014
 
PMH103  PASTORAL CARE OF THE SICK IN A HOSPITAL CONTEXT                  
Level 5, 10 Credits
Ministry in hospitals bears witness to Christ’s presence through pastoral care.  This course evaluates values and skills for the pastoral care of patients with particular needs.  Students will also examine the professional requirements for pastoral carers working in hospitals and explore their implications.
Taught by Distance in 2014
 
PMP101   PASTORAL THEOLOGY FOR PRISON MINISTRY                                  
Level 5, 10 Credits
Pastoral theology seeks to understand the implications of faith for the actual situation of the Church, specifically here in relation to pastoral care in a prison context. Christian faith holds that God’s transforming love can help people who are experiencing incarceration, pain and suffering of any kind. Students in this course will use theological reflection to identify ways of helping people in prisons to respond to God in the bicultural context and multicultural reality of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Not offered in 2014
 
PMP102 INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUALITY FOR PASTORAL MINISTRY IN A PRISON CONTEXT
Level 5, 10 Credits
Christian spirituality, or the experience of following Jesus Christ in everyday life and in prayer, is at the heart of pastoral ministry. This course will provide an opportunity for participants to explore the meaning of spirituality and ways of nourishing it in their own lives. The course will also provide participants with practical suggestions for appropriate prayer with individuals and groups in a prison-related context. 
Taught by distance in 2014
 
PMP103 PASTORAL CARE IN A PRISON CONTEXT
Level 5, 10 Credits
Ministry in a prison context bears witness to Christ’s presence through pastoral care. The course will examine theological and spiritual values that inspire pastoral care relationships in a bicultural/multicultural society. It will evaluate values and skills for the pastoral care of inmates with particular needs and those who experience trauma, grief or conflict. Students will examine the boundaries outlined in professional documents and codes in Aotearoa New Zealand and explore the implications of these boundaries as they relate to the prison context.
Not offered in 2014