Join us for a festive afternoon celebrating the Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program at CTU.
This year we will honor Auxiliary Bishop Joseph N. Perry, DD (Retired), Vicariate VI, Archdiocese of Chicago and Postulator for the canonization cause of Venerable Augustus Tolton
Named for the first recognized Black Catholic priest in the United States, the Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program at Catholic Theological Union is an academic, scholarship, formation and mentoring program that seeks to integrate the spirit and culture of Black Catholics with rigorous academic study. Tolton Scholars receive a full-tuition scholarship for graduate theological study. Scholars participate in formation and mentoring, and receive guidance and support from ministerial leaders in the Black Catholic community. The program is sponsored in part by the Archdiocese of Chicago.
The impact this theological and ministerial training has on Chicago is significant. Tolton alumni serving across the Archdiocese of Chicago as chaplains, teachers, pastoral associates, campus ministers, directors of diocesan offices and other ministerial roles. The network and ongoing programming of the Tolton Program continue to nourish its graduates and parishes and remains the only formation program of its kind in the nation.