The program envisions that diocesan priest students become persons who are holistically renewed and transformed in faith as they fully participate in the mission of the Church in our society today.
To realize this vision, the program commits itself to the following principles:
Primacy of faith experience and its cultural context;
A Christ-inspired mission and ministry;
Global, ecumenical and interfaith in perspective, action, and celebration;
Interdisciplinary in approach; and
Focus on servant leadership in the management of change.
Process the priests’ life issues and resolve matters accordingly toward self-enhancement and personal maturity;
Focus their spiritual search toward the charism and lifestyle befitting diocesan priests;
Evaluate their theological views vis-à-vis the Church, Church and His mission (Ecclessiology, Christology and Missiology), starting from their concrete experiences leading to the acquisition of an updated theological framework;
Experience community life with fellow diocesan priests, enriched by mutual trust and support, and in the process, formulate the dynamics and goals of community building with the parish setting; and
Acquire new skills in participatory research, communications, project planning and management, community organization, and organizational development and planning.
Lectures, workshops, reflections, structured learning exercises and a one-week live-in field exposure in selected rural-urban poor communities.
SPRCP Course Video Part 1
SPRCP Course Video Part 2
Perspectives on Transformative Praxis
Process of Values Development and Human Relations Training
Understanding the Community from a Socio-Cultural Perspective
Principles, Theories and Practices
Basic Principles and Phases in Community Development
Participatory Action Research
Project Development and Management (Planning, Implementation, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Resource Mobilization)
Community Disaster Risk Reduction
Development on the Mezzo Level: Co-creating Sustainable Bio-regional Communities (CSBCom)
Communication for Development
Sociology of Communication
Spirituality of Communication
Communication Skills Development (Newsletter-writing, which includes graphic design and PowerPoint presentation; Visual Arts, which includes poster-making and photo-voice; and, Community Drama)
Training Design and Techniques
Spirituality and Discernment
Personhood and Sexuality
Monday to Saturday
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
The applicant must submit the following:
Fully accomplished application form for the Socio-Pastoral Renewal Course for Priests
Letter of recommendation from the bishop
Medical Certificate indicating fitness to undertake the course
Twenty-one (21) to fifty (50) years old
With experiences in pastoral (parish) work
Committed to stay for the entire duration of the seminar
Proficient in the English language
Fees include materials, exposure, cultural fest, graduation, etc. Transportation expenses to and from place of origin and pocket money are shouldered by the participants.
Board and Lodging
Please address all check payments to: Asian Social Institute, Inc.