Diploma in Formation of Faith Educators and Youth Ministers

The Aim of the Course

This course aims at the formation of faith educators and youth ministers at the diocesan, parish, congregational and community level to respond effectively to the emerging challenges of the pluralistic contexts of today. It includes the spiritual, the intellectual and the human formation of the participants in a community environment.

Course is divided into 3 Phases

Articulation of Phase I

This Phase aims at equipping the participants to express and formulate their experience of life on a twofold level:

On the more general human level of philosophical reflection, where the focal points can be broadly spelt out as: God, the Human Person and the World. This course treats of all the basic dimensions of the Real, considered in its integrality and would include a study cum reflection on the following issues: Knowledge, the Real the Human Person, World and Society.

On the more specific level of theological reflection where the course treats of God's self-communication and its implications: God's Word, Sacred Scripture, (Revelation, Trinity, Christology, etc.).

The response to this communication, both on the part of the human person in particular and the community in general (Faith,Theological anthropology in all its implications, Christian life) and finally, the articulation of this experience in the life of the believing community (Ecclesiology, Liturgy, and the sacraments).

Articulation of Phase II
    The following are objectives of the second phase of the diploma course:
  • the formation of a pastoral and catechetical mentality;
  • the acquisition of adequate scientific knowledge;
  • the acquisition of professional skills in youth ministry and catechetics.

Curriculum of Phase III
  • Basics of Communication
  • Media Education
  • Poster-making
  • Workshops on street theatre
  • Sound recording
  • Radio programmes
  • Digital Photography (theory and practice)
  • Digital Videography (theory and practice)
  • Use of the Internet
  • Use of Power Point Presentation for classes, seminars, prayers and meditation.

Three Phases Together Rs 11,220 + Food and Lodging
Phase I only Rs 3,840 + Food and Lodging
Phase II & III Rs 9,010 + Food and Lodging
Phase III Rs 3,150 + Food and Lodging

  • Introduction to Sacred Scripture
  • The Synoptic Gospels
  • Gospel of John
  • Letters of Paul
  • Introduction to Theological Reflection
  • Revelation
  • Faith
  • Christology & Trinity
  • Mariology
  • Ecclesiology
  • Sacraments in General
  • Eucharist
  • Theological Anthropology
  • Fundamental Moral Theology
  • Formation of Conscience
  • Fundamental of Liturgy
  • Church Documents
  • Canonical Issues
  • Church History
  • Fundamentals of Faith Formation
  • Fundamentals of Youth Ministry
  • Theology of the Word
  • Fundamental Pastoral Theology
  • Eucharist and Faith Formation
  • Analysis of Youth Situation
  • Methodology of Scientific Research
  • Skills in Youth Ministry
  • Education to Love
  • Value Education
  • Ministry towards the Young at Risk
  • Initiatory Faith Formation
  • Youth Catechesis
  • Faith Formation in School
  • Faith Ministry to Adults
  • Preventive System of Education
  • Psycho Emotional Growth
  • Model Lesson Plans
  • Faith Formation in the Family
  • Responding to the Challenges of Religious Pluralism in India
  • Spiritual Direction of Youth & Vocational Guidance
  • Youth Counselling
  • Ministering to Life
  • Missiology
  • Faith Formation and Popular Devotion
  • Challenges of Globalization to Faith Education
  • Liturgy and Catechesis
  • Youth Spirituality
  • Introduction to Communication
  • Media Education
  • Digital Photography
  • PowerPoint Skills
  • Audio world - digital sound recording, microphones, amplifiers
  • Internet
  • Photoshop
  • Street Theatre
  • Movie making
  • The Participants can participate in Phase I, II and III: 10 Months
  • The Participants can join only Phase I: The Basic Theology: 3 Months
  • The Participants who have done Basic Theology can join Phase II & III: 7 months
  • The Participants can join only Phase III: 1 Months

Admission to Diploma courses closes on 15th May. Application forms can be downloaded, kindly contact us for more information.