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Computer Basics

2nd - 21st October, 2017

Basic features of Microsoft Office, Windows basics and file management. Familiarity with Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Email, Internet basics, Social media. Usefulness of the computer and internet in the pastoral ministry today, Taking care of computer soft and hardware, evaluation, recollection.

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Counseling Basics Course

16th February - 4th March, 2017

Basic counseling skills: Empathy, exploration, feedback, affirmation, challenge, etc. Group dynamics, Growth groups, support groups; Group sharing on relevant topics in priestly ministry: Prayer, liturgy, pastoral work, self-sustenance, dependants, celibacy, transfers, relationships, Dream work, Anger Management, evaluation, recollection.

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Comprehensive Renewal

September 3rd - 27th, 2017

Project writing management and reporting, Pontifical mission societies, Managing Stress and Burnout, Lectio Divina, Addictions and substance abuse, Growth Groups, Guidance and Counseling, Youth Ministry, Priests/Religious Relationship, Midlife Transition, Enneagram, Recollection.

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Short courses for Catholic Teachers

Uganda badly needs a moral conscience. Corruption in the civil service is almost something acceptable, even a value for some. In secondary schools chaplains are simply too few to make a reasonable impact on the students. Often one chaplain is responsible for as many as 20 or 30 schools, and this with other pastoral duties besides. He probably will have time simply to say Mass once in a term, and often in a rush to go to another school. It is imperative that Catholic teaching also be extended to teachers.

Starting 2016 St. Augustine’s Institute in collaboration of Education Secretaries of selected dioceses (for a start) intends to undertake, not simply to host, but to organize renewal courses for Catholic professionals, beginning with secondary school teachers. It is hoped that in future there will be workshops for teachers at differently levels, (primary schools, tertiary institutions and universities,

These courses are to be offered during weekends in order to allow teachers to attend them even during school time. For the start they are offered to schools whose teachers are near enough to be able to return to their respective schools in the afternoon of Sunday.

 

 

30 Day Ignatian Retreat

18th April - 20th May, 2017

Ignatian Directed Retreat: 4-5 “prayer periods” of at least 45 minutes each day, one daily session with a Director, individual leisure time and sport, Eucharist, Holy Hour, and an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

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25 Year Classmates Reunion

19th - 29th June, 2017

Usually Christian communities celebrate with their priests the occasion of 25 years of priestly ministry. However, this is usually done for individual priests in their respective dioceses, parishes and institutions. At St. Augustine's Institute priests are offered a chance to meet as classmates of the 19 dioceses of the country, celebrating their silver jubilee. This gives them a chance in enriching ways that would otherwise not be possible among their Christians: 

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New Evangelization

7th - 15th July 2017

Union with Christ as a Basis of Evangelization, Prayer, Papal documents, African synodal documents, Pontifical Council for Promoting Evangelization, challenges in the Church in Uganda today: Islam, witchcraft, secularization,

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