"These programs give us people not only dedicated to ministry but qualified to do their ministry because they have the theological knowledge behind them," said Alice Hughes, director of the Office of Faith Formation.
asked the four graduates to describe how their Spring Hill
experience and degree will help them in their ministry.
said for those interested in ministering in the church, theological courses deepen their relationship with God."They gain a greater understand of how God relates to them personally.But more than that, they also gain a greater understanding of how God relates to the greater community."And while Spring Hill
and basic theology courses offered in various parishes can fill the requirements for lay ministry certification in the diocese, they are not just for people seeking to work in ministry, Hughes
said."These courses are for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding and knowledge of the church and their relationship with God.They are for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of theology," she