Learn to Live a Supernatural Lifestyle
Drawing from the richness of our Catholic heritage, we seek to teach, equip and activate disciples to demonstrate the love of God through the power of the Holy Spirit in their sphere of influence.
Why a 2-Year Ministry School?
This short video gives an overview of the Encounter School of Ministry (ESM) explained by co-founders, Fr. Mathias Thelen and Patrick Reis, along with members of Encounter Ministries. Our Satellite Campus follows the curriculum, core values and classroom environment explained in this video, but is led by a local team who receive ongoing training and formation from the Encounter Ministries and Encounter School of Ministry leadership team.
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
200 Veterans Blvd, Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3A5, Canada
The Edmonton Campus is a satellite school of the Encounter School of Ministry (ESM) founded by Fr. Mathias Thelen and Patrick Reis. Our leadership and instructors have been trained and equipped by ESM and receive ongoing formation through Encounter Ministries.
2023-2024 Class Schedule
All Classes Date/Time: MONDAYS from 6-9PM
Typical Class Night Schedule:
6:00 Praise & Worship, Testimonies
6:45 Session 1
8:00 Session 2
Q5: Power Evangelization
Q6: Advanced Ministry Training
Q7: Intimacy with God
Q8: Leadership & Deployment
Before approval, our curriculum undergoes a rigorous academic curriculum review with a team of respected Catholic theologians, including Dr. Mary Healy, Dr. Alan Schreck, Dr. Daniel Keating, Rev. Peter F. Ryan, S.J., and Dr. Robert Fastiggi.
Not only did they work to guarantee that the curriculum is free from moral and doctrinal error and rooted deeply in Scripture, official Church teaching and the testimony of the early Church fathers, but they helped to provide greater precision and accuracy in the curriculum to diminish possible confusion and ensure full continuity with Church teaching.
This campus has been reviewed and approved by the bishop of this diocese.
All satellite campus leaders and instructors are graduates of the Encounter School of Ministry and strive to live out the ESM Core Values.
Fr. Paul Moret
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Cost of Tuition
The tuition for the upcoming school year is $200 USD per quarter or $700 USD if paid annually. Supplemental Reading and potential Mission Trips cost extra.
Foreign, Onsite Campus Tuition Disclaimer: For students who are attending a foreign satellite campus, your tuition is charged in US Dollars. Please be aware of the exchange rate for your nation.
Students enroll and pay tuition for one year at a time. Classes usually start mid-September and run through May. Official dates and class times vary per campus. Upon completion of the 2nd Year School of Ministry, students receive a graduation certificate.
Tuition includes Free Admission to the annual Encounter Conference (in-person or online ticket).
Tuition & Financial Aid
Graduation & Curriculum
The application is free. Applications are accepted until halfway through Q1. You will receive submission confirmation as we begin our discernment process. You should be notified within two weeks.
– A min. of 18 years of age or High School graduate
– You do not need to be Catholic to apply
What is the Summer Intensive?
The summer intensive is an evening school that provides a survey of the content offered in the first four quarters of the Encounter School of Ministry over a fast four-day* period.
Who Should Attend the Summer Intensive?
The summer intensive is perfect for anyone (clergy, religious, and laity) desiring to attend the Encounter School during the year but unable to do so because of distance or schedule. It is also ideal for those discerning their enrolment in the school of ministry but needing greater discernment. You do not need to be Catholic to attend this Summer Intensive.
When Is the Summer Intensive?
The Summer Intensive will be held over 4 consecutive days:
July 31st 2023 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM MDT
August 1st 2023 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM MDT
August 2nd 2023 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM MDT
August 3rd 2023 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM MDT
How Much Is It to Attend the Summer Intensive?
We only charge $110 CAD + GST for 4 days of instruction. If you are unable to afford that, no problem, please email us at email@example.com. We do not want anyone to not be able to attend due to finances.
Thank You to Archbishop Richard Smith
Jesus Is Healing His People in Edmonton
Lucas Case, Edmonton, AB | Functional Neurological Disorder
A week before attending the May 6th 2023, healing service in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Lucas was hospitalized and diagnosed with Functional Neuorlogical Disorder. He had lost the ability to walk on his own. With the support of his wife, Chera, Lucas was guided into the church. During Father Paul Moret’s preaching, Lucas felt the presence of the Holy Spirit and felt God doing something to his body. Within an hour, we had regained full control of his legs and was able to walk around the church completely on his own. He came into the church crimpled and left it praising Jesus!
Guy Labontee, Wetaskiwin, AB | Chronic Back Pain
Barbara Bayton, Spruce Grove, AB: Kidney Stones
Barbara Baynton was diagnosed with two large kidney stones after experiencing sharp pain. She had some pain relief after several people prayed over her at the Holy Trinity healing service. A few days later, the change was even more remarkable.
“My doctor called and asked me ‘How’s the pain?” I said ‘Gone.’ ‘‘Did you have any excruciating pain and bleeding?’ my doctor asked. Obviously my doctor assumed that I had physically passed the kidney stones. I said no. No, not at all. I hadn’t passed anything,” Barbara recalled.
“Well my CT scan showed that my kidney stones are gone. And I never passed them. They were just gone. So I firmly believe in this miracle – praise the Lord!”
Why a 2-Year School of Ministry?
Designed and established from the heart of Encounter Ministries, this school draws from the richness of our Catholic heritage as we seek to teach, equip, and activate disciples to demonstrate the love of God through the power of the Holy Spirit in their spheres of influence.