Current Schedule

COURSES FOR FALL 2017 SEMESTER
September 11 – Dec. 01, 2017

Registration deadline: September 1, 2017  


CLASSROOM COURSES

Students must purchase prior to class any required textbooks listed in course description below.

ST 101 CATECHISM I: BASIC CATHOLIC DOCTRINE (2 credits) CANCELLED
A study of the fundamental beliefs of the Catholic faith as outlined in the creeda nd described in Part I of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Required text:
Catechism of the Catholic Church, second edition

Mondays, Sept. 11 – Nov. 27, 2017
Immaculate Conception, Dardene
7:00 – 9:15 p.m.
Fr. Phil Krill

LT/RE 159 PRAYING THE LITURGICAL YEAR WITH CHILDREN (2credits)FULL
This course will examine the Church's liturgical calendar including its readings,cycles, major feasts and development. The meaning of the liturgical year, which emanates and derives its growth from the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ will be explored. The Liturgical Year will also be explored on how topray the year with children of all cultures. Practical ideas on what is prayer and what does praying look likeritually within the year will be presented.

Mondays, Sept. 11 – Nov. 27,2017
Our Lady of Guadalupe
4:00 – 6:15 p.m.
Sr.Cathy Doherty, SSND

MT170 PREPARING TO IMPLEMENT VIRTUE-BASEDRESTORATIVE DISCIPLINE (VBRD™) (2 credits)Prepare your VBRD™committee for full Implementation at every level in your parish and school community. Committees of five (5) participating members(administrators, staff, parents) will work together to plan and implement theVBRD™ model.The course Integrates Evangelization, Catholic Identity, virtue education with restorative discipline to show measurable outcomes in addressing bullying andother disruptive behaviors. Committees will implement some components in their respective schools and results will be presented and discussed in class.

Location and time TBA. Please visit www.archstl.org/paul6 forinformation

Lynne Lang

RE136 THE ARTS AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (2credits)FULL
Icons.Hymns. Architecture. Film. The Church has always recognized the arts not only as illustrations and adornments to truth but to be expressions of truth themselves. So how can the arts advance the purposes of religious education?This course will introduce students to the dynamics of art, immerse them inmeaningful encounters with painting, music, popular culture, poetry, film, and architecture, and provide practical instruction on integrating the arts inreligious and catechetical education.

Required Texts:
William A. Dyrness, Senses of the Soul: Art and the Visual in Christian Worship, Cascade Books, 2008.
ISBN 978-1-55635-864-7

James McCullough, Sense and Spirituality: The Arts and Spiritual Formation, Cascade Books, 2015.
ISBN 978-1-62564-921-8

Wednesdays, Sept. 13 – Nov. 29
St.Gerard Majella Parish Meeting Rm 220/221
7:00 – 9:15 p.m.
James McCullough, PhD

RE 170 CREATIVITY IN CATECHESIS (2 credits) FULL
This course will open you to new and creative ideas as you teach catechetics on all grade levels (Primary to Junior High); a comprehensive course for new and experienced catechists; practical skills and activities from traditional and contemporary sources make this a spiritually renewing experience. Satisfies the two credit hour requirement in RE for Archdiocesan Elementary/PSR Teacher Certifications. Required texts:

There will be an activity and book fee for this class, collected during the first class.

Saturdays, Sept. 16 – Nov. 4, (no class on Oct. 7)
Christ Prince of Peace
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Dotty Sanning

FALL CLASS LOCATIONS

Christ,Prince of Peace, 417 Weidman Rd.,Manchester, MO 63011 (636) 391-1307

Immaculate Conception, Dardenne, 7701 Highway N Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368 (636) 561-6611 

Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1115 So. Florissant Rd, Ferguson, MO 63121 (314) 522-9264

St. Gerard Majella, 1969 Dougherty Ferry Rd.,Kirkwood, MO 63122 


ONLINE COURSES

Students must purchase prior to class any required textbooks listed below.

ST 101 CATECHISM I: BASIC CATHOLIC DOCTRINE (2 credits) Dr. John L. Gresham
A study of the fundamental beliefs of the Catholic faith as outlined in the creed and described in Part I of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Required texts:
The Catechism of the Catholic Church, second edition
Peter Kreeft, Catholic Christianity ( IgnatiusPress 2001) ISBN 0-8987-0798-6

LT 101 CATECHISM II: CATHOLIC SACRAMENTAL& LITURGICAL THEOLOGY (2 credits)  (CLOSED)Fr.Phil Kril
A study of the theology of the seven sacraments as revealed by their origin, development, and liturgical celebration as described in Part II of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Required text:
The Catechism of the Catholic Church, second edition

MT 101 Catechism III: Foundations of catholic morality (2 credits) Dr. ShawnMcCauley Welch
A study of the foundational principles of moral theology and thefundamental moral teachings emphasizing that the way of Christ "leads to life,"as described in Part III of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Required texts:
The Catechism of the Catholic Church: second edition
Morality, The Catholic View; Servais Pinckaers (author), MichaelSherwin(Translator), ISBN 1587315157

SP 101 CATECHISM IV: INTRODUCTION TO CATHOLIC PRAYER AND SPIRITUALITY (2 credits) FULL
Sr. Adriane Torrisi, SDSH & Sr. GuadalupeRodriguez, SDSH
An introduction to Catholic spirituality and the life of prayer as a personal relationship with the "living God." Covers the nature and meaning of prayer,prayer in scripture and tradition, types of prayer, obstacles to prayer and the Our Father as the model prayer. Based on Part IV of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

SS 101 INTRODUCTION TO SACRED SCRIPTURE (2 credits) Dr. Michael Hardwick
A general survey of the Old and New Testament scriptures from a literary, historical and theological perspective, and an introduction to basic principles of Catholic scriptural interpretation.

Required text:
Hahn, Dr. Scott, Understanding The Scriptures: A Complete Course On Bible Study (The Didache Series)
# ISBN-13: 978-1890177478 

LT139 THE SPIRIT OF THE LITURGY (2 credits) Jack Keithley FULL

Diving into the theological and historical foundations of Christian worship, students will become familiar with the illuminating reflections of Romano Guardini and Pope emeritus Benedict XVI. In addition to learning the contributions of these two masterful theologians,this course is designed to provide a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the spirituality at the heart of the liturgy.

Required texts:
Romano Guardini. The Spirit of the Liturgy. New York: The Crossroads Publishing Company, 1997.
ISBN: 0-8245-1777-6.

JosephCardinal Ratzinger (Pope emeritus Benedict XVI). The Spirit of the Liturgy. SanFrancisco: Ignatius Press, 2000. ISBN: 978-1-58617-997-7.

RE137 DEATH AND THE MEANING OF LIFE (2 credits) Christine Middendorf
How do we help our students deal with the death of a family member, a classmate, a neighbor? This class covers attitudes toward death from sociocultural and historical perspectives as well as moral and theological. Topics include suicide, funerals, grief, and life threatening illnesses. A Christian response to death is highlighted through the writings of some of the saints.

Required text:
On Christian Dying – Classic & Contemporary Texts, Matthew Levering, 
ISBN:0-7425-3465-0. Published by Rowan & Littlefield

Recommended text:
The Last Dance – Encountering Death & Dying, 10th Edition, Lynne Ann DeSpelder & Albert LeeStrickland,
ISBN: 978-0-07-803546-3, Published by McGraw Hill Education

SP108 SPIRITUAL FORMATION: BEATITUDES AND EUCHARIST (2 credits) Rev. Damien R. Dougherty, OFM
A reflective examination of the New Law of the Beatitudes, the lived expression of our persistent, dynamic remaining in the Eucharist, as constitutive of the Church,imperative of the Christian.

SS183 ST. JOHN'S GOSPEL (2 credits) Rev. Damien R. Dougherty, OFM
The Gospelof John is a rich, complex and beautiful work of literary art. The goal of thecourse is to assist a reader/listener in approaching the text, both as theinspired Word of God and a source of spiritual enrichment and delight asliterature. By examining the actual text, a reader can easily discern thecraftsmanship of the author which can "open" both familiar andpreviously obscure passages to new and experienced readers. 


SPECIAL TRAVEL COURSE COMING IN SPRING SEMESTER

Course title: Learning Lectio Divina in the Holy Land: A Travel Course (2 credits)
Dates: April 16-27
Instructor: Fr. Phil Krill
Join Fr. Phil Krill on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and get Paul VI course credit. Fr. Phil will guide participants on a tour of sacred sites (such as Bethlehem, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee and Jerusalem) and lead them in Lectio Divina meditation on the biblical texts on-site where the sacred events occurred. Tour participants willl earn how to enter into the spiritual interpretation of scripture through attention to both text and the sacred environment.

For cost and details of the tour visit:

https://www.proximotravel.com/trip-store/?action=view_trip&triptemplateid=531

After registering for the tour,register for course credit with Paul VI in spring 2018.
(Costs for course registration are in addition to the cost of the tour). 
 

  

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

  

FALL FACULTY

Sr. Cathy Doherty,S.S.N.D. – M.A., Notre Dame University

Rev. Damien R. Dougherty, O.F.M. –M.A., WashingtonTheological Union; M.A., Catholic University of America; S.S.L., Pontifical Biblical Institute; S.T.D., Pontifical Athenaeum Antonianum, Jerusalem/Rome

Dr. John L.Gresham –M.A., Wheaton College; M.S., University of N. Texas; Ph.D., BaylorUniversity

Dr.Michael Hardwick –M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Hebrew Union College

Jack Keithley –M.A,Saint Louis University

Rev.Phil Krill –M.A.,Yale Divinity School, D.Min., Graduate Theological Foundation

Lynne Lang -M.S., Lindenwood University.

Dr. James McCullough - MDiv/ThM, Princeton TheologicalSeminary, PhD, University of St Andrews

Christine Middendorf- M.A., St. Leo University

Dotty Sanning - M.A., Loyola University

Sr. Adriane Torrisi, S.D.S.H.- M.M., Temple University; D. M. A., University of Southern California

Dr.Shawn McCauley Welch –M.A., Loyola University, Ph.D., Marquette University