Ministry course to ‘open minds to the riches of the Church’

Donna and Martin Brennan (The Catholic Leader)

A Catholic ministry course founded in the United States is coming to Australia and two Brisbane Catholics known for their seafood are casting their nets for students. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Martin and Donna Brennan, owners of seafood restaurant The Prawnster, are the directors of Encounter School of Ministry’s budding Brisbane campus, which is set to start teaching in February 2022.

Mr Brennan said he hoped the two-year course in ministry would build “leaders in the Church” and “open minds to the riches of the Church”.

The course is available to anyone over the age of 18 and applicants do not need to have a background in theological studies.

The school was developed in the US by executive director Patrick Reis, president and instructor Fr Mathias Thelen, and theological curriculum advisor Dr Mary Healy. It has opened a further 17 campuses this year alone.

Mr Brennan said the course was based on Scripture and drew on the many saints and thinkers of the Church. He said it would help people to grow in practical ministry in the sphere of influence they find themselves in from the home to the workplace.


New Brisbane ministry campus to ‘open minds to the riches of the Church’ (By Joe Higgins, The Catholic Leader)  

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