- A pre-requisite course that reviews the content of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
A systematic overview of the natural and supernatural rights, responsibilities, and obligations of the Catholic family in educating children in the faith, including practical guidelines for implementing religious instruction in the home and for planting the seeds of faith that then might be watered and nourished by parish catechesis. This course of thirty lessons is divided roughly into three components: Catholic parenting principles (lessons 1-10), domestic church building (lessons 11-20), and forming the Catholic child into a mature Christian (lessons 21-30). The progression of the lessons parallels the sacramental life of the child, beginning with the parents’ bringing the child to Baptism, continuing with the reception of Penance and the Eucharist, and concluding with Confirmation.
When you look at the many titles of Jesus, the one most used is that of Teacher. We will look at his methods with an eye toward imitation of course---he commands us to do this. But the course is written more from the perspective of our being learners and observers first.To this end, the course has three sections: Formation looks at how Christ our teacher called and formed his learners into disciples, and eventually the 12 Apostles; Re-Formation looks at how he challenged their foundational understanding of the Messiah and the mission of his
New Kingdom;Perspective looks at how he revolutionized their point of view, their way of ‘seeing’, on everything they were called to do in leading and serving this New Kingdom.
- A study of important catechetical documents throughout the history of the Church with an emphasis on methodology within the historical context.
This course provides the basic knowledge of Windows operating systems which may be used to have seamless technology streamline your ministry. This tutorial focuses on the Windows 7 application however most of these same lessons apply for Windows Vista as well, and will also work with all higher versions of Windows (e.g. just-released version Windows 8). Tools learned from this course are specifically for quick learning, practical use for beginning computer users and users who are frustrated with learning the application through trial and error. Students must purchase software (offered at an educational rate).
This course studies catechesis for adults: its tasks and goals, as well as formational needs for Adults and Catechists who teach Adults. By addressing issues in catechesis, this course also prepares Adult Catechists for the New Evangelization.
- A survey of the historical, wisdom, and prophetical books of the Old Testament seen as a preparation for the New Testament era; includes the revelatory stages of salvation history, the importance of Biblical typology, and the function of fulfilled prophecy.
- 50 years after the Second Vatican Council, its sixteen documents are constantly cited and invoked in connection with the life and teaching of the Church. Studying this council and its documents, brings a wisdom and understanding to the Church, her Members and mission.
A study of the Church’s Liturgy from the East and West, including the Mass, the Sacraments and Liturgy of the Hours.