Study to show thyself approved a workman that need not be ashamed II Timothy 2:15
Sacred Heart of Jesus Theological Seminary is a progressive higher education community tailored to the needs of those preparing for service in faith communities around the world. Sacred Heart is an independent educational institution and utilizes the best in traditional and contemporary education models to provide the widest possible access to quality academic and practical education. Sacred Heart provides ministry development and training to dioceses, parishes, missionary districts and other organizations, and is open to students in the independent Catholic community. The learning programs used by Sacred Heart are designed for the express use of Ordinands or Incardinand's who need to fill gaps in their study. The Seminary makes no claim of academic accreditation of any kind nor is accreditation implied. Sacred Heart of Jesus UK is not connected to any academic institution of the same or similar name in the UK or abroad. The Seminary provides an on-line distance learning study programme and practical training is delivered at a parish level to meet the needs of our churches. The use of e-mail means that tutor support is available and this makes the submission of academic assignments much easier. Seminarians are encouraged to have regular contact with their Deans through video conferencing tools such as Skype or Messenger providing a low cost one-to-one contact solution. Each of the churches served by this seminary has a Dean who administers and monitors our candidates in the programme. Each student is assigned a mentor: a priest who will guide, encourage and support them with their study. Being on-line, this study can be done at any time, or in any amount, allowing for complete flexibility. Credits for existing work or experience can be given leading to exemptions where relevant for certain candidates. Seminarians on completion of each course are awarded a Diploma or Certificate of Seminary training. Currently we have Seminarians studying in almost every continent studying mostly on-line.