In the Gospels, we see time and again that when people
encounter Jesus, when they make a decision to follow him, that they want to
learn more. The Saint Clare Center’s Saturday Institute is a resource for those
adults who want to learn more about their faith.
The Saturday Institute for Lay Ministries offers courses
that extend over six Saturdays each semester.
These courses help students to understand scripture and church tradition
more fully, to embrace their faith more deeply, and to participate in service,
ministry, and mission more actively.
Courses in the institute are perfect for catechists or other
parish volunteers who want to learn more about their faith in a more systematic
way. They are also a good starting point
for parish staff members who do not have formal theological training and who
need a basic foundation to support their ministry.
Courses may be taken individually, or as part of a four
semester program leading to a Certificate of Completion in Lay Ministry. The Saturday Institute takes place at the
main campus of Cardinal Stritch University in Glendale, WI. Courses are not for college credit, and no
specific educational background is required to enroll. Courses are affordable, and are offered in
English OR Spanish.
A schedule and course descriptions for the upcoming semester may be
A registration form is available here.
Information about our "Ministry with Youth" course is here.
register, to inquire about the Saturday Institute for Lay Ministries, or to request information about scholarship assistance, please contact Mary Foley at email@example.com or call 414-410-4405.