Date of Degree


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Religion (MAR)


Pastoral Ministry


Eilish Ryan


I will be implementing my Pastoral Project with the parishioners and catechists at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church. During my site visit for my Program Planning for Adult Education class, Sister Mary T. Phalen asked if I would consider a Bible Study Class in English for my project because the people had been asking for this type of class for the past three to four years. The parish has many opportunities for the Spanish speaking community, but the need for the English track was very evident.

Some obstacles that I suspect may come up, since it will be my first time working with this population, is that I may start on too low or too high a level. I will be able to assess this on the first day of class and need to revamp the timeline in order to meet the needs of the people. I may also find, because of their low economic status, they cannot afford Bibles. Sr. Mary T. has a few to lend out that belong to the parish. St. Andrew's Convent also has a few to lend, but I would prefer to find some that can be left in the hands of the participants.