Certificate in Pastoral Studies

The Pontifical College Josephinum will award a Certificate in Pastoral Studies to Josephinum Diaconate Institute students who complete the following requirements:

Students must apply for the Certificate Program prior to the final semester of completing the certificate requirements. All Josephinum Diaconate Institute courses completed within five years of the certificate application may be used to satisfy these requirements.

Certificates will be awarded by the Josephinum at the Commencement following completion of all requirements.

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The Pontifical College Josephinum Certificate in Pastoral Studies has been awarded to:


Year Certificate Holder Capstone Paper
2016-17 Daniel Emmett Pogue

Diaconate in the Contemporary Church: The Vocation of Administration

2016-17 Jay C. Frantz

The Diaconate in the Archdiocese of New Orleans: The Prominence of the Social Apostolate

2017-18 Steven K. Gretencord A Quest for Excellence - A Case Study of Diaconal Formation in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis
2017-18 Collin Michael Nunis A Minister of the Divine Economy - Examining the Liturgy of the Diaconate from a Trinitarian Perspective
2018-19 William F. Glinka Why did the Permanent Diaconate Disappear from the Early Western Church