Saint Jude Theological Institute (SJTI)
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SJTIis a Catholic ecclesiastical formation seminary, under the supervision of the Catholic Church in America (CCIA), in affiliation with St. Anthony's Cathedral Liturgical House of Studies (St. Anthony's). We are currently providing educational and spiritual formation for students who are interested in pursuing a vocation within conservative, Catholic/liturgical ordained ministry. At this time our course of study leads to a "licentiate in pastoral studies" which is an acceptable prerequisite to ordination within the Catholic Church in America as well as other independent Catholic jurisdictions. Our focus is upon traditional Catholic principles and a conservative moral theological polemic.
- Historical Christian tradition and ethos of morality.
- Academic excellence, personal integrity, equality, non-discriminatory procedures, and intellectual freedom on the part of all students, faculty, and staff.
- A challenging, affordable theological education that is perceived by students, faculty, staff, the community, and educational partners as adding value to their ministries and enriching their lives.
- A solid educational delivery system that undergoes continuous evaluation and improvement and is built and maintained through:
- Well-trained, motivated faculty, staff, and administrative leaders.
- Access to an adequate supply of and equal access to tools and resources.
- A quest for knowledge and understanding through scholastic research and distinction.
- Rigorous academic standards.
- Use of modern technology and teaching methods to enhance the educational experience.
- An expanded customer base by growing, strengthening, and delivering educational programs and services that appeal to diverse liturgical populations.
- A secure financial base.
- Two tracks are available: Continuing education units (CEUs) and clock hours are awarded for all courses. Each CEU earned represents approximately 10 hours of time spent interacting with course materials through the Canvas portal or F2F with the instructor in a residential setting. Only a short assignment is submitted to gauge the participant's comprehension of the course content. Academic credit is awarded for approximately 15 hours of instruction per credit and successful completion of additional assignments.
- Clergy: CE courses might qualify for (re)certification requirements. Before enrolling, contact your licensing body to determine if it will accept House of Studies CEUs and credits.
- Seniors (age 62+): Ask about our special discounted rates, tuition-free audits, and scholarship programs.
- Old Testament Survey (3 credits)
- New Testament Survey (3 credits)
- Introduction to Church History (3 credits)
- Biblical Hermeneutics (3 credits)
- Introduction to Biblical Languages and Use of Key Resources (3 credits)
- Mapping the Theological Terrain: Finding Yourself within the Christian Context (3 credits)
- Personal Spiritual Direction and Formation (3 credits)
- Missions and Apologetics (3 credits)
- Contemporary Ministry Issues (3 credits)
- Introduction to Catholicism
- History of Catholic Church*
- The Legacy of Utrecht
- First Seven Ecumenical Councils
- Introduction to Patristics
- Systematic Theology
- Christian Ethics/Moral Theology
- Sacramental Theology
- The Mystery of Faith: The Eucharist
- Ecclesiastical Theology
- Catholicism and Human Sexuality
- Catholic Apologetics*
- Greek or Hebrew
- Elective textual course
- Elective textual course
- Homiletics 1
- Homiletics 2
- Business of Church
- Introduction to Pastoral Care
- Spiritual Direction*
- Introduction to Catholic Spirituality
- CCIA Distinctives/Heritage
- Contemporary Issues in Christianity*