MAPS-Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Virtual Information Session

Friday Apr 23, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Congratulations! Your discernment process has led you to this exciting point where you want to know more about whether a MAPS-CGS degree might be the next right thing for you and for your ministry. We imagine you have many questions as you begin this journey. From “How will I pay for this?” to “Is it really possible to balance work and life AND graduate school?”.

We have assembled a panel of faculty and staff from Aquinas and alumni from the MAPS-CGS program for this 90-minute virtual session where you will get answers to questions like these (and any others that are on your mind!)

– What is the admissions process like? What is required for the application? If I apply, when will I find out if I am admitted?

– What are the opportunities for financial aid?

– What kinds of courses will I be taking? How long does it take to finish the degree? What’s special about this program compared to all the others out there?

– What is it actually like to be a student in the program? What will I gain from this experience?

We hope that you will join us for what is sure to be an enlightening and enlivening conversation! See you soon!


Carolyn Wright, Assistant Professor and Director of the MAPS-CGS Program, Aquinas Institute of Theology

Mary Mirrione, National Director, United States Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Jessica Adams, Coordinator of Enrollment Management, Aquinas Institute of Theology

Clare Behrmann, Assistant Coordinator of Enrollment Management, Aquinas Institute of Theology


Friday Apr 23, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Saturday Jun 05, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Tuesday Aug 10, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Friday Sept 10, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM


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