KENYA: Catholic Varsity Launches Course for Parish Collaborators

NAIROBI, MARCH 29, 2019 (CISA) – The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) has launched an annual Certificate course for Parish Collaborators.

“In conformity with the recent Apostolic Constitution, Veritatis gaudium (8 December 2017) and Instructions on the, “Studies in Canon Law in the Light of the reform of Matrimonial Process” (28 April 2018) published by the Congregation of the Catholic Education, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) has launched a Certificate course for Parish Collaborators,” read a statement sent to CISA on March 28 by CUEA’s Institute of Canon Law office.

The course, designed and administered by CUEA’s Institute of Canon Law, will be running for one month every year in the month of June from dates 1-30.

According to the Institute of Canon law office, the aim of the course is to enlighten parish collaborators to cooperate more effectively with the Parish priests in the parish ministry.

The Institute offers a 2 year First Cycle course for applicants without background in Philosophy and Theology.

The objective of the First Cycle is to study philosophical and theological disciplines necessary to acquire basic information to study the institutions of canon law which is necessary for applicants to qualify for the Licentiate programme.

Also offered at the Institute is Licentiate programme that runs for three years, and Diploma in Ecclesiastical Tribunal and Matrimonial Cases that runs for one academic year.

“The overall objective of these programmes is to train necessary personnel who will serve in the diocesan curia, ecclesiastical tribunals, religious institutes, or as lecturers and practitioners of canon law in ecclesiastical offices, seminaries and other institutions of higher learning,” reads the statement.