Welcome to Cohorts Gatherings 2015-2016

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Schedule:  Master of Arts in Applied Pastoral Theology (MAAPT) & Master of Divinity (MDiv)  Cohort Classes & Ritual/Events . Each cohort weekend includes three rituals, three classes, announcements, and community building get-togethers.

These weekends provide a student and faculty dinner – usually on Sunday evening. Once in a while, the dinner is on Saturday evening. These weekends include student Mentor meetings for individuals and community and Biblical Exegetical Meetings. There are also meetings focused on student and faculty preparation for Practicum and Thesis-Project classes.  To be announced.

1st Year MAAPT/MDiv cohort     

2nd Year MAAPT/MDiv cohort 

3rd Year MAAPT/MDiv cohort

 

Fall 2015 – MAAPT/MDiv Cohort Classes

Date & Time // Cohort & Class

Friday, Oct 02, 2:00 PM – 9:15 PM // PMT 550A

Saturday, Oct 03, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM // PMT 551A

Friday, Oct 09, 6:00 PM – 9:15 PM // PMT 572A; PMT 575A; PMT 591A

Saturday, Oct 10, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM // PMT 572A; PMT 575A; PMT 591A

Sunday, Oct 11, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM // PMT 572A; PMT 575A; PMT 591A

Friday, Nov 06, 6:00 PM – 9:15 PM  // PMT 572A; PMT 575A; PMT 591A

Saturday, Nov 07, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM // PMT 572A; PMT 575A; PMT 591A

Saturday, Nov 07, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM // PMT 571A; PMT 576A; PMT 587A

Sunday, Nov 08, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM // PMT 571A; PMT 576A; PMT 587A

Friday, Dec 04, 6:00 PM – 9:15 PM // PMT 571A; PMT 576A; PMT 587A

Saturday, Dec 05, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM // PMT 571A; PMT 576A; PMT 587A

Sunday, Dec 06, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM // PMT 571A; PMT 576A; PMT 587A

 

Winter 2016 – MAAPT/MDiv Cohort Classes

Date & Time // Cohort & Class

Friday, Jan 08, 6:00 PM – 9:15 PM // PMT 570A; PMT 579A; PMT 582A

Saturday, Jan 09, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM // PMT 570A; PMT 579A; PMT 582A

Sunday, Jan 10, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM // PMT 570A; PMT 579A; PMT 582A

Friday, Feb 05, 6:00 PM – 9:15 PM // PMT 570A; PMT 579A; PMT 582A

Saturday, Feb 06, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM // PMT 570A; PMT 579A; PMT 582A

Saturday, Feb 06, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM // PMT 573A; PMT 577A; PMT 583A

Sunday, Feb 07, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM // PMT 573A; PMT 577A; PMT 583A

Friday, Mar 04, 6:00 PM – 9:15 PM // PMT 573A; PMT 577A; PMT 583A

Saturday, Mar 05, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM // PMT 573A; PMT 577A; PMT 583A

Sunday, Mar 06, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM // PMT 573A; PMT 577A; PMT 583A

 

Spring 2016 – MAAPT/MDiv Cohort Classes

Date & Time // Cohort & Class

Friday, Apr 01, 6:00 PM – 9:15 PM // PMT 574A; PMT 578A; PMT 585A

Saturday, Apr 02, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM // PMT 574A; PMT 578A; PMT 585A

Sunday, Apr  03, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM // PMT 574A; PMT 578A; PMT 585A

Friday, April 29, 6:00 PM – 9:15 PM // PMT 574A; PMT 578A; PMT 585A

Saturday, April 30, 9:00 AM –  12:30 PM // PMT 574A; PMT 578A; PMT 585A

Saturday, April 30, 1:30 PM –  5:00 PM // PMT 599-1A/PMT 589-1A; PMT 599-2A/PMT589-2A

Sunday, May 01, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM // PMT 599-1A/PMT 589-1A; PMT 599-2A/PMT589-2A

Friday, May 200, 6:00 PM – 9:15 PM // PMT 599-1A/PMT 589-1A; PMT 599-2A/PMT589-2A

Saturday, May 21, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM // PMT 599-1A/PMT 589-1A; PMT 599-2A/PMT589-2A

Sunday, May 22, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM // PMT 599-1A/PMT 589-1A; PMT 599-2A/PMT589-2A

 

Special Events: 2016

Saturday June 04- 9:00-5:00 * subject to change
PMT593A/ MDT593AColloquium Presentation for Master’s Project

1st Year; 2nd Year; & 3rd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort are encouraged to attend as audience participants and student observers)

Friday, June 17, 2016
Master’s Hooding~ 4:00PM – Wiegand Chapel Hall

Friday, June 17, 2016~ 7:00 pm St. Anne’s Chapel
Baccalaureate Mass

Saturday, June 18th
Commencement 10am – Oregon Convention Center

Photo: ankakay via Flickr, Creative Commons license

My Church~ on the Eve of St. Patrick’s Day

My Church~ On the Eve of St. Patrick’s Day

Pope Francis I
Pope Francis I

Photo credit: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters New York Times

The question is asked in so many of the quarters of my life.  “What’s happening to my Church?”  They don’t really mean the Universal Church. They don’t mean the people of God.  They don’t think of the Church as the dedicated community of men, women and youth who dedicate their lives to the call of Jesus in service of justice and compassion.  By the Church they mean the Vatican, the Pope and the scarlet robed hierarchy.

When I’m asked, “What’s happening to my Church?” my first answer is, “I have no idea!  I’m watching this drama with you; but I do believe the Holy Spirit is in charge.”

That is an accurate answer, but not completely honest.  With the exception of Pope Benedict’s untimely withdrawal, nothing else surprises me.  Although in retrospect, I see his Sede Vacante as part of his plan.  The Holy Father Benedict spent his pontificate doing what he does best, writing theology.  Benedict XVI is an exceptional theologian and I am in awe of his insights.

He left the chair of Peter, Pope Benedict said, because he lacked “strength of mind and body.”  The only other Pontiff to abandon his chair was the hermit, St. Celestine V, who in 1294 left his office due to overwhelming Vatican corruption. Like our own Holy Father Benedict, Celestine abandoned his office to commit to a life of prayer. This was the same Celestine, whom Dante recognized in the abyss. The cowardice of this Great Refusal placed him –in Dante’s fantasy-in the deepest hell in his Inferno.

I saw and recognized the shade of him
Who by his cowardice made the great refusal.

Inferno III, 59–60

        In 2009, Benedict XVI proclaimed a worldwide year of St. Celestine.  Surely, his Holiness saw the actions of Celestine as not only moral, but honorable.  It is with the greatest humility and magnanimous courage that the Holy Father released his power and authority.

I hear Jesus saying “Blessed are the Meek, Blessed are the poor in spirit.”  So I bless Pope Benedict in his journey into sanctuary, to pray, reflect, and wait for sister death to lead him into eternity.  With him I trust that Divino Afflante Spiritu will lead Mother Church.

With that said the nightmare of priest scandals, and the Vatican’s full fledged attempt to sinkhole the world’s chronology back a few centuries is beyond disappointing. It’s actually heart-wrenching. I’m a dedicated fan of Vatican II and believe that it was the Lord who called us to reform and enter the Modern Age. And my people have been Christians since before St. Patrick who interestingly was sent to Ireland by  Pope Celestine I.

I hear people say that we have lost credibility, our shepherd  left his post.   Yet I’m proud of our fragile old Pope who lived through Nazi Germany, wars, famines, upheavals too many to name.  I couldn’t miss the theatrics as we watched as our pope ascended out of the Vatican Gardens (in a helicopter).  He’s gone, but I know that our tabernacle is not empty.

I’m a realist. On one hand my expectations on an organization that is more than 2,000 years old and represents some 1.2 billion of the earth’s population, is that it’s human.  Yet in my soul I know that we as church are called to be the people of Christ, to be Christ to the world.   Yet, as I ponder the plague that has struck both my personal and ecclesial family, I also see the healing.  I see this reversal of tradition as a call to conversion.

And now we welcome the pontificate of Cardinal Bergoglio, the Jesuit from Argentina, His Holiness Pope Francis I.  There is new hope, revived trust that we as a family of faith will face the mounting stress of the 21st-century’s issues together.

Yes, Pope Francis is a conservative in his theological and doctrinal positions as well as his thoughts on orders of discipline, but he is outrageously passionate about his commitment to the disenfranchised.  I love his radical humility.     When he called for all of us to bless him before he spoke, I wept.  When he chose the Our Father and the Hail Mary for his opening message, I wept.  But then of course, I am Jesuit educated and have committed myself to incarnating the Gospel in all my activities -my commitment to academics, my art, in my relationship with my friends, students, my role as wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother.  In style and vocation I am Dominican- Third Order territory actually since 78, but in essence most simply, I am a follower of Jesus and his Mum.

I prefer to stand in the light, to celebrate this man’s refusal to play royalty. I’ve heard that in his directives to his cardinals, he ordered them to come to his meetings in “black cassocks, and not red with white lace surplices”.

Don’t get me wrong, I love embroidery and lace.  I love wearing great fabrics, but outside of Mass and official activities, I think our church men could follow the example of our Sisters and dress in ways that make us feel like family.

In times of confusion, fear and disappointment, I hold the words of Jesus close as he promised, “I am with you always, (Matthew 28:20).  And almost daily, I think of St. Peter when so many of the followers had run away from Jesus in fear. In essence our first Holy Father Peter said, “Where would I go Lord, you have the words of eternal life (John 6:68)?

So I say, let’s welcome this new Pontiff. Let’s commit to changing the world one day at a time, one person at a time, starting with ourselves.

I invite you to clink onto the link to The New York Times.  They offer a most informative article.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/15/world/europe/pope-francis.html

New Year New Look

Dear Seekers,

New Year blessings are offered for 2013,  a year of peace, health, prosperity and justice for all. You will notice that the Religious Studies Department Blog has been given a brand new updated look and function designed by Marylhurst’s very own stellar techno star, Heather McLendon Social Media and Web Content Coordinator.

I encourage you to log into the Religious Studies blog to see commentaries on current events and sources that support our journey together as we yearn to understand the Holy One, the world in which we serve and the communities who embrace this mission with deep commitment.

Our Winter Term begins in the season of the Epiphany on January 7. 2013.  It will be grand to explore the mysteries, traditions, spiritualists and ministries of our ancestors in faith as well as our brothers and sisters in mission in our time.

Happy New Year

Photo: schani via Flickr

Vatican II ~50 Years Later

Greetings Seekers, I remember it well! October  10th, 1962, when the Good Pope John XXIII called the bishops from across the world to gather in St. Peter’s Basilica.  There within the ancient eternal city – shocking at the time- not only clerics, but religious brothers and sisters, as well as lay men and women, even non-Catholics gathered to dialogue and pray to bring the Roman Catholic Church into the 20th century.  No one could have imagined the outcome. 
We watched the Vatican on TV, heard the rumors of change and as the years went on, felt the fallout from those who feared what was to be a metamorphosis for Catholics world wide. It’s fair to say that we all still are wrestling with the meaning and implications of the Vatican II Council. 
Sixteen documents were the literary tribute of the Council, documents that changed the Catholic governance structures, our relationship to one another, how we celebrated Eucharist and understood what was meant to be members of this most ancient family of Christ.  16 documents of Vatican II Council

     
Opening the Church to the World~

New York Times Opinion Page
By JOHN W. O’MALLEY
Published: October 10, 2012
Olimpia Zagnoli
Excerpt from The New York Times:
 

The church validated for the first time the principle of religious freedom and rejected all forms of civil discrimination based on religious grounds. Thus ended an era of cozy church-state relations that began in the fourth century with Emperor Constantine.

Before the council, Catholics were not only forbidden to pray with those of other faiths but also indoctrinated into a disdain or even contempt for them. (This was, of course, a two-way street.) Now, for the first time, Catholics were encouraged to foster friendly relations with Orthodox and Protestant Christians, as well as Jews and Muslims, and even to pray with them. The council condemned all forms of anti-Semitism and insisted on respect for Judaism and Islam as Abrahamic faiths, like Christianity.
John W. O’Malley, a university professor at Georgetown and a Jesuit priest, is the author of “What Happened at Vatican II” and the forthcoming book “Trent: What Happened at the Council.”

Access the full article at The New York Times.

Cohort Schedule Fall 12~Spring 13

Welcome Religious Studies Students to our Fall 2012 School Year.

This is an exciting time to honor our relationship to the Holy, to investigate the mysteries of life and to hone our ministerial skills to offer service for the greater good.

We look forward to meeting our new students as well as catching up with our current undergraduate religious studies, Master of Arts in Applied Theology and Master of Divinity students.
As our Jewish brothers and sisters mark 5,773 years of sacred history by the celebrations of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we pray to commit ourselves and to dedicate our studies to build a world of justice, compassion and peace for all.
The Religious Studies Department of Marylhurst University wishes you an exciting, challenging and meaningful academic year. The founder of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary~ Mother Marie Rose Durocher challenged us to remember at all times that, “ We are guardians of the future”.

In that spirit, we invite you to explore some of the professions in which our alums serve.  Below you will find links to associations for chaplaincy, spiritual direction, bereavement and hospice pastoral care providers.  Also our cohort schedule for the year is posted below.

Blessings

MAAT & MDiv Cohort Schedules
Fall 2012
September
9/28/2012 (Friday)
02:00 PM-09:15 PM –
PMT 550A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
9/29/2012 (Saturday)
09:00 AM-06:00 PM –
PMT551A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
October
10/5/2012 (Friday)
06:00 PM-09:15 PM –
PMT 572A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 575A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 591A – 3rd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
 
10/6/2012 (Saturday)
09:00 AM-05:00 PM –
PMT 572A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 575A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 591A – 3rd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
 
10/7/2012 (Sunday)
01:00 PM-05:00 PM –
PMT 572A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 575A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 591A – 3rd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
November
11/2/2012 (Friday)
06:00 PM-09:15 PM –
PMT 572A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 575A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 591A – 3rd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
 
11/3/2012 (Saturday)
09:00 AM-12:30 PM –
PMT 572A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 575A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 591A – 3rd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
01:30 PM-05:00 PM –
PMT 571A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 576A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 587A – 3rd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
11/4/2012 (Sunday)
01:00 PM-05:00 PM –
PMT 571A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 576A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 587A – 3rd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
11/30/2012 (Friday)
06:00 PM-09:15 PM –
PMT 571A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 576A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 587A – 3rd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
December
12/1/2012 (Saturday)
09:00 AM-05:00 PM –
PMT 571A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 576A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 587A – 3rd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
 
12/2/2012 (Sunday)
01:00 PM-05:00 PM –
PMT 571A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 576A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 587A – 3rd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
Winter term 2013:
January
1/11/2013 (Friday)
06:00 PM-09:15 PM –
PMT 570A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 579A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 582A – 3rd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
 
1/12/2013 (Saturday)
9:00 AM-05:00 PM –
PMT 570A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 579A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 582A – 3rd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
 
1/13/2013 (Sunday)
1:00 PM-05:00 PM –
PMT 570A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 579A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 582A – 3rd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort

February
2/1/2013 (Friday)
6:00 PM-9:15PM –
PMT 570A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 579A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 582A – 3rd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
2/2/2013 (Saturday)
09:00 AM-012:30 PM
PMT 570A 1st Year MAAT/MDivcohort;
PMT 579A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 582A – 3rd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
01:30 PM-5:00 PM
PMT 573A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 577A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 583A – 3rd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
2/3/2013 (Sunday)
1:00 PM-05:00 PM –
PMT 573A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 577A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 583A – 3rd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
March
3/1/2013 (Friday)
06:00 PM-09:15 PM –
PMT 573A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 577A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 583A – 3rd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort

3/2/2013 (Saturday)
09:00 AM-05:00 PM –
PMT 573A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 577A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 583A – 3rd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort 
3/3/2013 (Sunday)
01:00 PM-05:00 PM –
PMT 573A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 577A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 583A – 3rd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
Spring term 2013:
April
4/5/2013 (Friday)
6:00 PM-09:15 PM –
PMT 574A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 578A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 585A – 3rd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
4/6/2013 (Saturday)
9AM-05:00 PM –
PMT 574A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 578A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 585A – 3rd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
4/7/2013 (Sunday)
01:00 PM-05:00 PM –
PMT 574A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 578A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 585A – 3rd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
May
5/3/2013 (Friday)
06:00 PM-09:15 PM
PMT 574A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 578A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 585A – 3rd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
 
5/4/2013 (Saturday)
09:00 AM-12:30PM –
PMT 574A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 578A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 585A – 3rd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
 
01:30 PM-05:00 PM –
PMT 599-1A/PMT 589-1A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 599-2A/PMT 589-2A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
 
5/5/2013 (Sunday)
01:00 PM-05:00 PM
PMT 599-1A/PMT 589-1A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 599-2A/PMT 589-2A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
 
5/31/2013 (Friday)
06:00 PM-09:15 PM –
PMT 599-1A/PMT 589-1A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 599-2A/PMT 589-2A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
June
6/1/2013 (Saturday)
09:00 AM-05:00 PM –
PMT 599-1A/PMT 589-1A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 599-2A/PMT 589-2A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
6/2/2013 (Sunday)
01:00 PM-05:00 PM –
PMT 599-1A/PMT 589-1A – 1st Year MAAT/MDiv cohort;
PMT 599-2A/PMT 589-2A – 2nd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort
6/8/2013 (Saturday)
09:00 AM-05:00 PM –
PMT593A/ MDT593A Colloquium Presentation for Master’s Project class for graduating students
(e.g. 1st Year; 2nd Year; & 3rd Year MAAT/MDiv cohort ought to attend as audience participants and student observers) 
6/14/2013 (Friday)
Baccalaureate & Celebration for Graduates
6/15/2013 (Saturday)
– Commencement