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Indigenous Pastoral Leadership Formation Program 

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Kateri Native Ministry

July 29th to August 2nd, 2019

This program is offered in partnership between Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa and Saint Paul University through the Providence School of Transformative Leadership and Spirituality and the Centre for Religious Education and Catechesis. The purpose of the program is to equip Indigenous people to exercise pastoral leadership and ministry in their local communities. Non-Indigenous people who serve or who would like to serve in Indigenous communities are also welcome to join us.

This five-day summer program follows a three-year cycle that explores “The Way of the Good Life” or Mino-bimaadiziwin through the themes of Belonging, Purpose and Direction. This year’s theme is “Belonging.” Participants register for the program one year at a time.

For the first time participants can register for the program and receive university credits. For more information, see the admission requirements and program requirements.

 

Program brochure

Registration Form 

2018 Newsletter 

This program is for Indigenous people who are interested in education and faith formation for pastoral ministry. Non-Indigenous persons who are serving in Indigenous communities are also welcome to join us.

Participants have a number of options to register for the program. They can register for the program and receive an attestation for their participation. They can also register to complete the program as a three-credit course.  The participants seeking this option will be expected to complete readings and assignments before and after the week of the program through distance learning. In order to receive these credits participant not currently enrolled at Saint Paul University will need to register as a special student.

Please note that the cost will vary for those seeking university credits. Scholarships are available. Please inquire with Gabrielle Dupuis at indeplfp@ustpaul.ca.

Please register by April 15, 2019

Offered Spring/Summer 2019

IPA 2124 IPL Special topics in Human Relations and Spirituality I: Indigenous Pastoral leadership—Belonging (3 credits) Exploration and development of special topic in line with Indigenous pastoral leadership and spirituality. Focus on Mino-bimaadiziwin—the way of the good life through the theme of belonging.

Offered Spring/Summer 2020

IPA 2124 IPL Special topics in Human Relations and Spirituality I: Indigenous Pastoral leadership—Purpose (3 credits) Exploration and development of special topic in line with Indigenous pastoral leadership and spirituality. Focus on Mino-bimaadiziwin—the way of the good life through the theme of purpose.

Offered Spring/Summer 2021

IPA 2124 IPL Special topics in Human Relations and Spirituality I: Indigenous Pastoral leadership—Direction (3 credits) Exploration and development of special topic in line with Indigenous pastoral leadership and spirituality. Focus on Mino-bimaadiziwin—the way of the good life through the theme of direction.

The Program begins on Monday, July 29th at 8 a.m. and ends on Friday, August 2nd at 5 p.m. Holding faith and culture, the program begins with two days on the land at Camp Natagaama (Fitzroy Harbour) for experiences and teachings of traditional ceremonies. Participants will be bussed to the land and return to the University campus for dinner. These two days are followed by three days on the Saint Paul University campus in Ottawa. Throughout the week, participants explore connections between Indigenous spiritualties and Christian faith through ceremony, teachings, and conversation. Topics include faith and culture, community and church life, the Bible, and leading the community prayers.  Certificates of attestation are given to participants who complete the week-long program. Participants can also apply for 3 university undergrad credits.

The participants seeking 3 university credit will be expected to complete reading and assignments before and after the week of the program through distance learning.

Courses: 

The week of the program is structured as follows:

Monday:  Morning and afternoon: 
Land-based learning:  Ceremonies, traditional teachings and Sharing Circle

Tuesday:  
Morning: Faith and culture
Afternoon:  Creation Story and Belonging 

Wednesday: 
Morning:  Baptism and Water
Afternoon:  Our Living Church

Thursday:
Morning:  The Bible creation stories
Afternoon:  Leading Liturgy and Ceremony  

Friday: 
Morning: Integration and Sharing Circle 
Afternoon: Closing Ceremony and graduation.  

For more information, contact:

Gabrielle Dupuis
Administrator of Continuing Education
Saint Paul University

613-236-1393, ext 2658
indeplfp@ustpaul.ca

or

Donna Naughton
Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa

613-565-4180
info@katerinativeministry.ca
www.katerinativeministry.ca





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Saint Paul University

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