Students and priests will gain special knowledge through the research about the practice of pastoral's work in parishes, institutions and social communities. They will be informed through realistic and direct resources about issues that priests and social workers are facing during their work. Moreover, the co-operation between lay theologians and the parish life, as partners of a pastor, is reinforced.
Course Content (Syllabus)
1) Introduction of the subject and its purpose. Presentation of work shop’s assignments and guidelines for their completion. Information on bibliography.
2) Basic Principles of pastoral practice. Pastoral practice and methodology within church’s tradition.
3) Conditions of pastoral ministry and practice.
4) The structure of the Church’s body as the carrier of Pastoral work. Priesthood, Charisma and Institution.
5) The personality of a priest and his responsibility towards his people. The Pastoral version of Sacraments
6) The individual action and pastoral’s involvement into challenging social teams.
7) Pastoral and Canonical Tradition. Pastoral Practice and the current world.
8) Parish and Administration. Parish and social Institutions
9) Spiritual advising (Counselling) and Psychological counselling today. Coordination, opposition or isolation.
10) Teenage crisis and personal identity.
11) Personality. Factors which contributes to personality’s growth. Pathological personality.
12) Approved psychotherapy and its association with the patristic therapeutic practice.
13) The spiritual life and the mental health.
Pastoral care, priesthood, parish, mysteries