Santa Clara University

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley

Ministerial Formation

The goal of ministerial formation at JST is ministers who are:

  • Men and women of faith, familiar with the Word of God in Scripture and with the Catholic tradition in interpreting and understanding that Word; contemplative in their personal assimilation of this faith in a life of prayer.
  • Prepared to exercise leadership in Christian worship, through planning liturgies, preaching, administering Sacraments, and presiding at Eucharist and other community liturgical celebrations, according to the gifts each has received.
  • Prepared to counsel, guide, encourage and instruct in the Christian way of life, with special attention to issues of justice and human dignity, to lead in the formation of the just society and to exercise ministries of reconciliation, according to their gifts.
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