The St Patrick’s Pontifical University Centre for Mission and Ministries, located within the Faculty of Theology, exists to advance the participation of the Irish Church in the Missio Dei for the 21st Century.
It fosters the life and mission of the church by attending to its pastoral practice, liturgical celebration, and reflective heart.
The work of the Centre has a three-fold focus • practical theology • integrated formation, and • interdisciplinary research.
Its activities are rooted in ongoing scholarship and a creative responsiveness to the ‘signs of the times’ in an evolving landscape. It seeks to be a valuable resource to parishes, pastoral areas, dioceses, religious communities and institutes, and faith-based agencies and organisations.
Rooted in the Catholic tradition and open to the work of the Spirit of God in the world, the Centre recognises and seeks to support and develop a wide diversity of callings and giftedness among the people of God. It is committed in the first instance to go out to the margins and engage comprehensively with contemporary culture.
It seeks to model communities of learning, research and liturgy and to empower partner organisations. The Centre is committed to peacebuilding, right relationships and dialogue with the other in the church and beyond.
The programmes delivered and associated with the centre foster these attitudes and values and are characterised by attention to service, theological reflection, human lived experience and the complex realities of the contemporary church in the world.
Your theology studies have the potential to shape both who you are and what you do, just as it did with me.
My journey to St Patrick's was fuelled by a passion for sacred music, the pursuit of a high-quality postgraduate education, and a life-long love of Ireland.
We take seriously Jesus' challenge to be salt and light, recognising that we can only be so to the extent that our imaginations and actions are shaped by the Gospel. By taking seriously both academic and formational aspects, CMM programmes aim to equip people for effective ministry in church and society.”
Check out our Centre for Mission & Ministries prospectus for more information.
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