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School of Theology Now Offers Certificate in Catholic Evangelization  

Certificate in EvangelizationImmaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, in collaboration with St. Paul Inside the Walls, Madison, NJ, is proud to offer a Certificate in Catholic Evangelization (CCE), and is now accepting applications for its 2014-2017 cohort.

This unique program seeks to equip Catholics to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to their homes, parishes and local communities. This corresponds with the wishes of Pope Francis, who emphasizes: "I want the Church to go out to the streets! I want us to resist everything worldly, everything static, everything comfortable, everything to do with clericalism, everything that might make us closed in on ourselves. The parishes, the schools, the institutions are made for going out."

The Certificate program offers two track options: non-credit bearing courses, or 18 credits in graduate courses through the School of Theology. These 18 credits may be applied toward a Master of Arts in Theology.

Courses include Biblical Call Narratives, Catholic Evangelization, Evangelizing Church, The Parables of Jesus, Practical Evangelization, and Prayer, Discipleship and Community. Classes meet on Tuesday evenings at St. Paul Inside the Walls, Madison, and include one Saturday session per year.  

Jean Pankow, a 2014 CCE graduate from Cedar Knolls, NJ, said, "The CCE program exceeded my expectations. The scope of knowledge shared was impressive and of tremendous value. From gaining greater understanding of the theological and scriptural foundations of evangelization, to navigating the practical application of principles at the parish level, this program served as a springboard for advancing the mission of evangelization throughout our diocese and beyond."

For information on tuition and tuition assistance or to request an application or brochure, e-mail Allan Wright at or Dianne Traflet at, or click the Get Involved tab at

Immaculate Conception Seminary is a House of Formation for the Roman Catholic priesthood and the School of Theology of Seton Hall University. As a House of Formation, for over 150 years, the Seminary has been committed to offering men preparing for the priesthood the personal, academic, ministerial and spiritual formation essential for their conversion to Jesus Christ and for their commitment to a life of service to the Church. As a School of Theology, the Seminary provides: a theological and philosophical foundation for men and women pursuing undergraduate studies; a theological foundation and a pastoral and spiritual formation for men and women preparing for ministries among the people of God; a theological foundation for men and women desiring to pursue doctoral studies; and varied opportunities for continuing theological education.

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For more information, please contact:

  • Dianne Traflet
  • (973) 761-9353
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