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Seton Hall University

Workshop for Laity Considering Professional Church Ministry  

Bible and CandleHave you ever thought about working for the Church and wondered if you have the particular gifts that are needed for Church service? The Institute for Christian Spirituality will present a full-day workshop aimed at helping individuals to answer just that question.
The Institute’s second annual Ministry Resource Day will take place at St. Peter the Apostle Parish in River Edge on Saturday, January 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (attendance at the 9 a.m. mass is optional). Topics and activities will include a brief history of lay service in the Church and a spiritual gifts inventory to assist participants in discovering and confirming their own gifts, as well as discussion of the various roles and responsibilities that make up parish ministry and possible resources for further education and training. In addition, Monsignor Robert H. Slipe, pastor of St. Peter’s, will speak on the pastor’s view of gifts needed for church service, and Diane Pew, pastoral associate at St. Joseph Church in Maplewood, will share her thoughts on her personal journey to professional church service. There will also be opportunity for prayer and reflection, as well as group sharing and asking questions
The day will be facilitated by Julie V. Burkey, M.A.P.M., coordinator of the Christian Employment Outreach (CEO) Program, and Jo-Anne Lieder, M.A.T., DVM, coordinator of the Seminary's Theological Education for Parish Services (STEPS) Program. A charge of $30 per person will be requested at the door, which includes a light breakfast, lunch, and a spiritual gifts booklet. Please call or email Jo-Anne at (973) 313-6331 or to register or to learn more.


For more information, please contact:

  • Jo-Anne Lieder
  • (973) 313-6331
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