Candidate Formation Classes
Deacons Invited

Registration links below - next to course title

In September we begin the second year of theological formation of our diaconate candidates. As a way of fostering the effort of continuing formation among our diaconate community, deacons are invited to the sessions provided as one means of fulfilling the annual requirements for continuing formation credits.

Please find listed below the course offerings for the upcoming year. If you would like to audit one of the courses please click on the Registration link next to the course title, or for further information, please contact Fr Bob Oliveira at: 508-992-3184 or Deacon Frank Lucca at 508-999-8872.

Spring Semester 2017


Old Testament: [ Register ]
Mrs. Patricia Pasternak

Tuesday Evening Classes:                

January: 10,17,24,31

February: 7,14,28

March: 7,14,21,28

April: 4,25

May: 2,9


Moral Theology:  [ Register ]

Rev. Riley Williams

Thursday Evening Classes:              

January: 12,19,26

February: 2,9,16

March: 2,9,16,23,30

April: 6,27

May: 4,11

Class Schedule for 1st & 2nd Semester of Year Three Diaconate Formation 2017-2018

Fall Semester 2017 


Patristics: [Registration Opens in Summer 2017)

Instructor -- Rev. David Pignato

Tuesday Evening Classes:                

September: 5,12,19,26

October:     3,17,24

November: 14,28

December:  5,12


Synoptic Gospels:  [Registration Opens in Summer 2017)

Instructor -- Rev. Freddie Babiczuk

Thursday Evening Classes:              

September: 7,14,21,28                                                                  

October: 5,19,26                                                                     

November: 16,30                                                                      

December: 14



Spring Semester 2018


Pauline Scriptures: [Registration Opens in Summer 2017)
Instructor Rev. Jack Schrader

Tuesday Evening Classes:               

January: 9,16,23,30                                                                        February: 6,13,27                                                                        March:  6,13,20                                                                             April: 3,10,24 

May: 1,8


Patristics: [Registration Opens in Summer 2017)
Instructor: Rev. David Pignato

Thursday Evening Classes:              

January:11,18,25                                                                        February: 1,8,15                                                                        March:  1,8,15,22                                                                        April:   5,12,26                                                                      

 May: 3,10

Please note:  The sessions begin with prayer at 6:30 pm and classes are held from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm.


Rev. Robert A. Oliveira

Associate Director

Classes will be held at Holy Name Sacred Heart Parish Center, 121 Mt. Pleasant St. New  Bedford,  02740.


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