Our Lady of Orchard Lake Shrine Chapel
Goals and Objectives
The Master of Divinity degree program is designed to guide the student in developing the following attitudes and competencies:
Human — To integrate the intellectual, spiritual, pastoral, and human dimensions of priestly ministry.
--To engage in the practice of self-assessment to ascertain growth in the areas needed for effective ministry
--To develop emotional and psycho-sexual maturity, moral integrity, and social concern for the people of God.
Spiritual — To grow in the practice of the art of spirituality for the Roman Catholic ordained ministry
--To engage in reflection upon how God is working in one’s life.
--To develop a habit of prayer and participation in the sacramental life
of the Church.
Intellectual — To understand and communicate the Roman Catholic faith
tradition in the context of the contemporary world and society.
--To write an exegesis on a passage of scripture.
--To articulate and address the moral problems of society today
--To write a coherent thesis which demonstrates an understanding of the tradition and magisterial teaching.
Pastoral — To develop responsible, collaborative, culturally sensitive pastoral
leadership in a variety of ministerial situations.
-- To communicate the faith through preaching, worship, and ministry.
--To minister effectively within multicultural faith communities.
--To collaborate with others in developing their gifts and ministries.
-- To demonstrate the ability to be a leader of public prayer and worship.