September 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – September 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm America/Denver Timezone
Sacred Heart Retreat Center
167 NM-602, Gallup, NM 87301

The Diocese of Gallup offers courses in preparation for the following ministries:

  • permanent deacon
  • parish administrator
  • pastoral life coordinator
  • liturgical coordinator
  • parish manager
  • director of religious education

Preparation for the permanent diaconate takes four years, parish administrator requires three years and the remaining are two-year programs. Adults who wish to participate in a course or courses solely for personal enrichment without intending to complete training for a particular ministry may do so. The intent of these courses is to provide academic training and adult religious education. They are not intended as a means of earning academic credits. All classes are at Sacred Heart Retreat Center on the following weekends:

  • September 20-22
  • October 18-20
  • November 15-17
  • December 20-22

Courses and Times


7:00-8:20 PM
Moral Theology
A summary overview of Moral Theology, including some of the more difficult moral questions of our day.
Instructor: Fr. Peter Short


8:30-9:20 AM
Part III of the review of western philosophy.
Instructor: Fr. Cornelius Onyigbuo

10:30 AM-12:20 PM
This course will strive to understand the nature of the prophets and their message, and in particular to shed light on their prophecies and in the fulfillment thereof in Christ.
Instructor: Fr. Mitchell Brown

2:00-4:30 PM
Sacramental and Liturgical Theology
The purpose of this course is to understand more fully what liturgy and sacraments are so that their salvific content can be celebrated, explained and lived well.
Instructor: Fr. Mitchell Brown


8:00-9:50 AM
Deacon Spirituality
Present the historical and canonical basis for the Permanent Diaconate as newly constituted at the Second Vatican Council by the review of pertinent documents related to its institution and development.
September: Deacon Randy Copeland
October: Deacon Jim Betts
November: Deacon Jorge Compos
December: Deacon Ed Schaub

10:00-11:50 AM
Pastoral Counseling
Theory and practice of integration of compassionate listening skills and moral theology.
Instructor: Mrs. Diane DiPaolo