On Feb. 25 and 26, seven UD students traveled to Austin with Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Michael Probus, BA '12 MBA '15, to advocate for continuing and/or increasing Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) money.+ Read More
"We're enthusiastic about this new joint venture, a new path for volunteers to gain dynamic ministry training and learn more about their Catholic faith, while strengthening our service to the Diocese of Dallas."
-Theodore Whapham, Ph.D.
The Certificate in Pastoral Ministry (CPM) Program, a collaborative venture of University of Dallas and the Diocese of Dallas, is designed to meet the educational and formational needs of adults who serve their parishes, schools or other Catholic organizations on a volunteer basis.
The CPM program requirements encompass a broad range of topics and are designed to provide foundational theological and pastoral resources for those entering professional or volunteer ministry. The CPM courses are offered in several convenient locations across the Diocese of Dallas and typically meet once a week for two hours in five-week segments. Also offered in Spanish!
The CPM program focuses on key areas of intellectual, pastoral, human and spiritual formation. Courses cover a broad array of topics including Christian anthropology, ministry in a multicultural church, morality and social justice, new testament and prayer and spirituality. Read the course descriptions >>
In addition to a series of core courses, the program offers elective courses in five specific areas to help those involved in the following ministries: catechesis, liturgical ministry, marriage and family life, pastoral care and youth and young adult ministry. Additional endorsements can be developed in the future, subject to pastoral need and student demand.
Questions? Don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-721-4118.
Mike Kiegerl's youngest daughter, Christine, would have graduated from UD in the Class of 1994, but just before her graduation, she was struck by an impaired truck driver and died instantly. Kiegerl and his wife, Peggy, established the Christine S. Kiegerl Memorial Scholarship in their girl's memory in 1997.+ Read More
UD students not only read St. Augustine's "Confessions" in Rome, traveling to Ostia to marvel at the place in which, according to Book IX, St. Augustine and his mother, St. Monica, had a joint mystical vision of God — they also travel 4.4 miles from the Irving campus to read the text with residents of South Irving.+ Read More