Saturday, May 23, 2020

Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America to Offer Summer Courses

With Archbishop Peter's blessing, this year summer courses will again be offered in the Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America.  Applications for admission for the summer semester are due June 12, 2020. The following courses will be offered this year – dates for the courses are June 15 – August 1, 2020 (Liturgics is slightly longer in duration):

Church Slavonic
Intermediate/Advanced Church Slavonic
Parish Management and Operations
Thesis Writing Workshop
New Testament Greek
New Testament Latin

All Pastoral School summer courses are available to the general public without the need for a formal application to our complete Diploma program.  To register please visit the following link:


To learn more about the summer courses and all the offerings of the Pastoral School please visit this link:


For more information or with questions please contact the Dean of the Pastoral School, Archpriest Gregory Joyce (

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Synodal School of Liturgical Music Pastoral School Bridge Program 2020

Most years, non-pandemic years that is, our cooperative program with the Synodal School of Liturgical Music, the Pastoral School Bridge program, takes place at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. But this year, as with most aspects in our lives, everything is different. Please visit the web site below to learn more.


The same courses offered by SSLM are also offered by the Pastoral School with some of the instructors, but the dates of instruction will be different. So that is really probably the biggest difference this year. Usually we can say that the biggest difference is the opportunity to live and study in Jordanville for several weeks - and that is a very valuable opportunity. We are sorry that this cannot happen this year. God willing perhaps next year.

Fr. Gregory Joyce