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Established in 1975 as one of the first Catholic lay formation programs in the country, we now have over 750 graduates. They have ranged in age from 25 to 80 and have come from all walks of life, occupations and educational backgrounds. They live throughout our 19 county diocese-from rural farming communities to the inner city. They have contributed hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours to hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, soup kitchens, life agencies, schools and churches. They are well-educated, passionate about their faith, and are actively working to bring Gospel values to the marketplace and workplace.

All of them, at one time, had the same questions, concerns and interest that you have and all of them found their place in our community.


LPMP Application Process
Who can apply?

For admittance to the Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry program or the Graduate Certificate Option, applicants must have a 4 year undergraduate degree (in any area) and some experience of service in parish, school or community agency.

For admittance to the non-degreed Certificate option, applicants must have a High School diploma or a G.E.D. and some experience of service in parish, school or community agency.


We look for people who:



The application process begins with:

If the interview indicates, then the application process is initiated. It consists of:

The Athenaeum Admissions and Degrees Committee acts upon applications with a decision by mid-June for those applicants whose files are complete.

To set up a personal interview or to ask a question about the application process, call 513-231-1200 or email smcgurgan@athenaeum.edu.

You too go into my vineyard. Matthew 20:4

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