Certificate in Pastoral Care (PC)

The participants in the Pastoral Care Program will study Catholicism, Scripture, Jesus, and the Sacraments.  In addition to the theory and practice of Pastoral Care, the participants will serve those who have become sick, who have had an accident, or who have stopped worshipping or praying in their Church communities. 

Note that for those participants who serve as Extraordinary Ministers to shut-ins and sick in the hospitals, private homes and care centers of the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton, successful completion of the ten hour Certificate Program for Volunteers, is a requirement, Ministry of Pastoral Care: Certificate Program for Volunteers. Please contact Teresa Kellendonk at the Catholic Pastoral Centre at 780-469-1010 for more information.


  • General Interest in your personal faith formation
  • Adults working with the sick, injured, and elderly who are not able to worship or pray with their church community.
  • Pastoral Assistants in the parishes
  • Others whose ministry would be enriched by formal certification in this field.


CCS-001 Catholicism
CCS-002 Scripture
CCS-003 Jesus Christ
CCS-004 The Sacraments
CCS-017 Pastoral Care
CCS-018 The Practice of Pastoral Care

To complete this certificate in an academic year students must register for the courses in the following order.

(This does not apply to those who take more than one course per cycle and Certificates are not required to be completed within a year.)

Cycle 1 - CCS-017

Cycle 2 - CCS-018

Cycle 3 - CCS-002

Cycle 4 - CCS-003

Cycle 5 - CCS-001

Cycle 6 - CCS-004