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SXU students complete Pastoral Ministry program

Four students awarded certificates

news story image(From left) Carina Spendel, Helene Albano, Michael Fekete and Octavio Trejo Flores pose for a photo after receiving their Pastoral Ministry certificates from Saint Xavier University.

Chicago (May 14, 2008) Four Saint Xavier University students were awarded undergraduate and graduate Pastoral Ministry certificates during a ceremony on May 8 at SXU’s McDonough Chapel & Mercy Ministry Center, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago.

Michael Fekete of Oak Lawn received a graduate certificate in Pastoral Studies. Carina Spendel of Cincinnati, Ohio, Helene Albano of Oak Lawn and Octavio Trejo Flores of Chicago completed undergraduate minors in pastoral ministry.

“We are very proud these students have chosen to deepen their understanding of ministerial theology in order to better serve a variety of ministries in the future,” said SXU Professor of Religious Studies Avis Clendenen, who serves as faculty in the Pastoral Ministry Institute.


Contact: Rick Ducat
773-298-3325 or ducat@sxu.edu