Rev. Allen R. Kuss portrait

Rev. Allen R. Kuss

Director of Pastoral Formation
Degree
S.T.B. University of St. Thomas Aquinas Rome, 1983
B.A. North Dakota State University, 1980
Office
Fr. Charles Froehle Administration Bldg., Room 140
Phone
(651) 962-5968
Fax
(651) 962-5790
Mail
The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity
University of St. Thomas
2260 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
DVPT 501 - 01 Teaching Parish 2 - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

20553 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Allen R. Kuss

Provides the opportunity to continue developing pastoral care skills according to the Roman Catholic tradition. Gives the student a foundation for Ctholic sacramental care of the sick; teaches listening skills; and prepares for a hospital mnistry program such as CPE (DVPT 508), SPM (DVPT 509), or another one as directed. In the Teaching Parish the student continues to meet with the Committee; does theological reflections; attends Sunday liturgies and participates in parish life; may begin visiting the homebound, nursing homes, or hospitals; and in conjunction with the Supervisor may assist with funeral preparation, wake services, and funeral liturgies. Prerequisitie: DVPT 500

Schedule Details

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DVPT 601 - 01 Teaching Parish 4 - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

20558 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Allen R. Kuss

Applies the theory of the Rite of Christian Initation of Adults that is being studied in the classroom to the parish setting. Students are involved in weekly meetings of catechumens, candidates, and sponsors and participate in rites during Lent, the Triduum, and the Mystagogia. In the classroom the students examine how various parishes approach the RCIA in rural, urban and suburban settings. The students focus on RCIA in theological reflections with the pastor and teaching parish committee, at Sunday liturgies, and within the parish life of the community. Prerequisite: DVPT 600

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DVPT 707 - 01 Supervised Parish Preaching - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

20567 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Allen R. Kuss

Develops preaching skills, an appreciation of the difficulties in being an effective preacher, and a personal plan for continued improvement. Students must be assigned to a teaching parish or parish of affiliation in order to enroll in this course. Prerequisite: DVPT 620 and at least one other preaching course or workshop.

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DVPT 714 - 01 Multicultural Ministry Practic See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

20563 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Allen R. Kuss

Students reflect on the integration of life and ministry, and on their individual strengths and challenges in intercultural ministry. Students are required to do some of their inquiry in local parish communities and neighborhoods.

Schedule Details

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BEC LL190800-0930- T - - - - -
BEC LL190945-1115- - - R - - -
DVPT 751 - 01 Marriage Preparation Practicum - - - R - - - 0800 - 0900 BEC 104

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- - - R - - -

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0800 - 0900

Location:

BEC 104

Course Registration Number:

21102 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Allen R. Kuss

This course provides an introduction to the methodology of Catholic marriage preparation. In addition to addressing the fundamentals of pastoral interaction and catechetical instruction, attention will be given to developing strategies to assist pastoral ministers in offering possible solutions to the practical problems faced by engaged couples.

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DVPT 790 - 01 Super Min: Leadership/Admin - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

20807 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Allen R. Kuss

Examines leadership roles and means to promote advocacy and outreach in the parish, local, regional and global communities by presiding at liturgies, attending parish meetings, Deanery meetings, ecumenical gatherings and diocesan meetings, and by participating in local and city gatherings that deal with social justic issues. When possible, preparation for baptisms and marriage occur in the parish. In the seminar, the students will draw up job descriptions for pastors and associates, analyze the systems within which parishes exist to discover means of working toward justice, and examine their own leadership styles in view of the rural, urban, and suburban church. With the pastor/supervisor and the teaching parish committee, the student continues discussions of liturgical, educational and spiritual leadership. Prerequisite: DVPT 740

Schedule Details

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DVPT 982 - 01 Mdiv Intergrative Seminar M - - - F - - 0945 - 1115 BEC LL19

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M - - - F - -

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0945 - 1115

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BEC LL19

Course Registration Number:

20568 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Allen R. Kuss

Provides the opportunity for students to draw on their experience in supervised ministry as they address the relationship between pastoral practice and the theological disciplines. This course is a capstone seminar for M.Div. degree candidates.

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Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
DVPT 511 - 01 Summer Pastoral Program I M T W R F - - 0815 - 1700 BEC LL19

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M T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 1700

Location:

BEC LL19

Course Registration Number:

30442 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Allen R. Kuss

The program provides an opportunity to integrate theological studies with pastoral experiences involving ministry to the sick and dying. Both didactic and practical elements are included in one of three options: Spiritual Pastoral Ministry (SPM), based in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis; Directed Spiritual Pastoral Ministry (DSPM), arranged at institutions in the student's home diocese; and Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at an accredited medical facility. Prerequisite: DVPT 512

Schedule Details

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DVPT 514 - 01 Pastoral Ministry to the Sick M T W R F - - 0815 - 1700 BEC 104

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M T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 1700

Location:

BEC 104

Course Registration Number:

30446 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Allen R. Kuss

This course immerses the seminarian in the Roman Catholic Church’s spirituality and ministry of pastoral care. The course addresses the Church’s approach to sickness, addiction, suffering, death, and ministry to grieving families. Under the mentorship of a Catholic priest and a health care facility chaplain, the student visits residents and patients as a means to refine his ministry skills and strengthen his pastoral presence.

Schedule Details

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DVPT 660 - 01 Summer Pastoral Program 2 - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

30444 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Allen R. Kuss

Provides an opportunity for students to be involved in Hispanic ministry in parish settings in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis or Latin America. Students live in the communities for six to ten weeks to engage in parish ministry and are involved in individual and group theological reflection. Prerequisite: DVPT 601. Noncredit requirement.

Schedule Details

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DVPT 742 - 01 Supervised Diaconate Placement - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

30445 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Allen R. Kuss

Provides deacons and third year students pastoral experience in local parishes from June 1 to August 15 that includes: theological reflection with the pastor, preaching homilies, assisting with Baptisms and Marriages, participating in Summer Bible School and youth programs, leading programs for seniors, visiting nursing homes, hospitals and homebound. Students gather for group theological reflection three times over the summer in local parishes. Non-credit requirement.

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Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
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