This course aims to help the people working in the Diakonia sector in a parish, to relate their work to their spiritual journey. Participants will acquire basic skills on how to deal with mental issues. By the end of the course, the participants will have the opportunity to learn about the new guidelines issued for pastoral workers helping out in the Diakonia ministry.
- Pastoral operators, staff, or volunteers who work in the Diakonia ministry
- People interested in this ministry
Target Audience Age: 18+
Please Note: Following this course does not entitle the student to become automatically a pastoral worker involved in Diakonia in any given parish. Pastoral workers involved in Diakonia are chosen by the pastor of the parish/community.
|Date||Session Title||Mode of Delivery|
|17th October||Introduction||Recorded Video|
|November 2023- January 2024||The poor and social justice in relation to our spiritual life||Recorded Videos|
|30th January 2024||In-person seminar||18:00 – 20:00|
|February – April 2024||Understanding basic mental health issues||Recorded Videos|
|30th April 2024||In-person seminar||18:00 – 20:00|
|May – June 2024||New Guidelines for Pastoral Workers||Recorded Videos|
|18th June 2024||In-person seminar||18:00 – 20:00|
Duration: 9 hours
Certificate of Attendance
To obtain a Certificate of Attendance, students must attend all the course contact hours.
Teaching and Awarding Institution: Pastoral Formation Institute
Digital: Applicants are required to be digitally literate, including knowing how to access the internet and Moodle.