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Saturday Institute for Lay Ministries

A broad foundation for ministry

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 Saturday Institute 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. Saturday Institute courses 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.

faith formation

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 affordable, and are offered in English OR Spanish.

More program information Más información en español.
leadership pilgrimage

The Leadership Pilgrimage

The Leadership Pilgrimage is a one semester professional development program that promotes the growth of Catholic school and parish leaders. Participants bring faith and leadership together as they apply leadership principles to their specific ministry situations.

Topics include responding to your call, maximizing your gifts, focusing your vision, motivating others and resolving conflict. This program is offered each semester.

Participants in the Leadership Pilgrimage must be employed in a leadership role in a Catholic school or parish, and must be recommended by a previous participant or a recognized leader in the Archdiocese. 

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Mary E. Gentile

Associate Director of St. Clare Center|Adjunct Faculty - College of Undergraduate Studies

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(414) 410-4404

Michael V. Taylor

Director - Saint Clare Center for Ministry and Leadership|Adjunct Faculty - College of Undergraduate Studies

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(414) 410-4353