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

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
DVPT 500 - 01 Teaching Parish I - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

40562 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Allen R. Kuss

Provides an opportunity at a parochial site for students to examine the mission and spirituality of a parish by attending Sunday liturgies and prayer opportunities for the people, interviewing parishioners, attending parish council meetings, reading parish documents, and working in the parish office. Through classroom time and meetings with the pastor/supervisor, the student develops an understanding of the format for theological reflection. A teaching parish committee of parishioners is formed to guide and support the student over four years.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
DVPT 512 - 01 Community Leadership M - - R - - - 0830 - 0930 BEC 105

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M - - R - - -

Time of Day:

0830 - 0930

Location:

BEC 105

Course Registration Number:

41871 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Allen R. Kuss, David P. Jenkins, Deborah M. Savage Percic, Elizabeth Sullivan

The course provides an introduction to the basic skills of community leadership necessary for priestly ministry. It presents principles and practices necessary for public speaking, leadership, and teaching in diverse settings. The course includes acquiring skills to build community and to provide effective catechetical formation in multicultural parish contexts.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
DVPT 600 - 01 Teaching Parish 3 - - - - - - - -

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Location:

Course Registration Number:

40563 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Allen R. Kuss

Introduces the student to how a parish passes on the "Good News of Jesus Christ" in the parish. The student visits and assists in the teaching parishioners of all age groups who participate in various programs, including sacramental preparation sessions, religious education, and school programs. In the classroom the students examine how rural, urban, and suburban parishes pass on the "Good News." Theological Reflection continues with the pastor/supervisor and teaching parish committee as well as involvement in liturgies and parish life. Prerequisite: DVPT 501

Schedule Details

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DVPT 740 - 01 Supervised Ministry:Ministeria - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

40688 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Allen R. Kuss

Provides an opportunity for students to examine the relationships of parish personnel, staff and volunteers, to compare job descriptions by interviewing staff, and to observe hiring and staff support. Students review the pastoral relationship with administration by examining the finances, budgeting system and property management. In the seminar, students examine the differences in personnel and administration in rural, urban, and suburban settings. Theological reflections on this subject are presented to the pastor/supervisor and to the Teaching Parish Committee. Students continue to participate in the liturgical and community life of their teaching parish. Prerequisite: DVPT 500

Schedule Details

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J-Term 2019 Courses

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Spring 2019 Courses

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