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COURSES
FOR SPRING 2015 SEMESTER
February 16 – May 1, 2015

CLASSROOM  COURSES
Registration
deadline:  February 6, 2015

*denotes that the course starts before the given spring semester date 

 

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

Thursdays, Feb. 19 –April 30
Immaculate Conception, Dardenne, Library
7:00 – 9:15 p.m.  
Dr. Barbara Blackburn                                        

SP 101   CATECHISM IV: INTRODUCTION TO CATHOLIC PRAYER AND SPIRITUALITY (2 credits)
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 CCC.

Wednesdays, Feb. 18 – April 29
St.Alban Roe
7:00 – 9:15 p.m.                                                                                                    
Dr. John Gresham

LT 198  GRIEF, ANOINTING AND CATHOLIC FUNERAL RITES (2 credits)
This course will study the Sacrament of the Sick, its history and ritual in the church. Resources will be explored on how to celebrate this sacrament at Eucharist in a parish setting and also with an individual at home, nursing home
or hospital.   The Rite of Christian burial will be studied according to the rites of the church.  The course will cover body burial, cremation and giving one's body to science.  

A visit to a mortuary will be included to talk with a funeral director for their part in the burial process.   We will also visit a casket/urn room.  The processions of Christian burial would be studied with the rituals: prayers for the visitation, closing of the "casket", Eucharist vs. Memorial Mass, and then the prayers at the cemetery.  The grieving process for adults and children will be addressed also. Music resources will be explored on what is permissible in the Church.  

Mondays, Feb. 16 – April 27
Our Lady of Guadalupe
4:00 – 6:15 p.m.  
Sr. Cathy Doherty, SSND

MT 134  AN INTRODUCTION TO THE THEOLOGY OF THE BODY (2 credits)
Grow in your love of God, His Church, and those around you through the study of Theology of the Body.  Be confident and unashamed of what the Church has always taught, particularly in the area of morality.  Be
uplifted by the beauty of how God made us and find ways to share it with those you encounter, particularly your family. Understand some of the more controversial or ignored Scripture verses, such as Genesis 1 and 2, Eph 5,
etc.  Understand the connection between Theology of the Body, the Eucharist and eternal life.  Become more familiar with the terminology and language of the body as seen through the lens of John Paul II. 

Mondays, Feb. 16 – April 27
Cardinal Rigali, St. Louis Room
7:00– 9:15 p.m.
Eileen Carney 

MT 135 SOCIAL TEACHINGS OF THE CHURCH (2 credits)
A study of Catholic moral teaching, with a focus on social justice issues from the perspective of the
Social Encyclicals, and how to impart this to youth. 

Tuesdays, Feb. 17 – April 28
CBC High School
7:00 – 9:15 p.m.
Paul Kraus

MT 170  PREPARING TO IMPLEMENT VIRTUE-BASED RESTORATIVE 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 the VBRD™ model. The course Integrates Evangelization, Catholic Identity, virtue education with restorative discipline to show measurable outcomes in addressing bullying and other disruptive behaviors.  Committees will implement some components in their respective schools and results will be presented and discussed in class. 

*Thursdays, Jan. 15 – Mar. 19
St. Peter, St. Charles
4:00– 6:00 p.m. 
Lynne Lang

**RE 134A  DYNAMIC AND EFFECTIVE CATECHESIS:  Catechetical Methods (2 credits)
If you took a great course in theology and wondered:  “But how do I teach this to my students?” this methods course will help you!  This course presents an effective catechetical method to present the Catholic Faith clearly, dynamically, and personally.  Included in the course will be the demonstration of illustrated lesson plans which can be immediately applied by participants, as well the complementary elements of catechesis:  prayer, music, arts/crafts, discussion, etc.  

 ** Satisfies the two credit hour
requirement in RE for Archdiocesan Elementary Teacher/PSR Elementary Catechism
Certification.

Tuesdays, Feb. 17 – April 28
Cardinal Rigali Center, Lally Room
7:00 – 9:15 p.m.
 Sr. Adriane Torrisi, SDSH & Sr. Teresa Liu, SDSH

 

**RE 170 CREATIVITY IN CATECHESIS, (2 credits)
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.  There will be a book and material fee that
will be collected the first day of class.

 **Satisfies the two credit hour requirement in RE for Archdiocesan Elementary Teacher/PSR
Elementary Catechism Certification.

 *Saturdays, Feb. 14, 21, 28, Mar. 21, 28 and April 11 and 18 
Holy Infant, Ballwin
8:30 – 11:30 a.m. 
Dotty Sanning 

Saturdays, Feb. 21,28, Mar. 14, 21, 28 and April 11 & 18 
St. Joseph, Imperial, Cafeteria
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Evelyn Tucker

ST 114   GOOD ANGELS, BAD ANGELS (2 credits)
Angels have become a popular topic in the media.  But do you know what the Church really teaches about angels? Topics: (1) the role of angels in salvation history – especially in the Bible; (2) the nature of angels; (3) devotions to angels; (4) Satan and the fallen angels; (5) the truth about exorcism and possession. 

Thursdays, Feb. 19 – April  30 
Cardinal Rigali Center, St. Louis Room
7:00 – 9:15 p.m.                                                                                                     
Jane Guenther

 ST 130   JESUS THE SAVIOR: WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM?  (2 credits)
Christ’s question to His apostles has continued to confront Christians throughout the ages.  The mystery of
the Incarnation, the central belief of our Catholic faith, has been explored since the very beginning of the Church’s history, and great controversies have arisen due to this investigation.  This course examines the first eight
hundred years of Christianity as the initial converts and those who came after them struggled to understand what it meant when St. Peter answered: “Thou art Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matt 16:16).  The class content places particular emphasis upon the first seven ecumenical councils and their
Christological debates.  Church councils, which St. Gregory of Nazianzus described in 381 as “nothing but fighting and confusion,” became the battlegrounds for our Catholic beliefs.  Our classes highlight not only
the theological issues at stake but also the historical context for the dispute. At the same time, we consider the wider story of early Christianity and how it laid the seeds for the civilization of the Middle Ages.

Mondays, Feb. 16 –April 27
St. Mary Magdalen, South City
 7:00– 9:15 p.m.
 Joe Reidy

ONLINE COURSES
February 16 – May 1, 2015

 

DEADLINE FOR ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION IS:  February 6, 2015

Auditing online
courses is not permitted except with permission from the instructor.

SYSTEMS REQUIREMENTS
Operating System: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7; Mac OS 10+

  • Internet Access:  DSL
    or cable recommended; or at least 56k modem
  • Operating System Office 2000 or more recent
  • Web Browser: 
    Internet Explorer 7 or 8; Firefox 3.5 or later

ONLINE COURSE WITHDRAWAL POLICY

See Policies and Procedures listed on
page 3 of this brochure.

 Students will have until the end (Friday) of the third week, (March 6, 2015), after the course is scheduled to withdraw from the course with a full refund.  At that time, any absent students (who have not logged on the course and made their presence and participation known to the instructor) will be removed from the class
list.  Students who are removed from the class list due to absence will not receive any refund if they have not
requested to withdraw before that time.

ONLINE COURSES

ST 101  CATECHISM I: BASIC CATHOLIC DOCTRINE (2 credits)
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 (CCC).

ONLINE     Dr. John L. Gresham 

LT 101  CATECHISM II: CATHOLIC SACRAMENTAL & LITURGICAL THEOLOGY  (2 credits)
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.

ONLINE      Fr. Phil Krill      

SP 101   CATECHISM IV: INTRODUCTION TO CATHOLIC PRAYER AND SPIRITUALITY (2 credits)
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 CCC.

ONLINE      Sr. Adriane Torrisi, SDSH & Sr. Teresa Liu, SDSH

 MT 133   CATHOLIC SEXUAL MORALITY (2 credits)
An overview of Catholic teaching on human sexuality.

ONLINE     Dr. Shawn McCauley Welch

SP108  SPIRITUAL FORMATION: BEATITUDES AND EUCHARIST (2 credits)
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. 

ONLINE     Rev. Damien R. Dougherty, OFM

 SS 101 INTRODUCTION TO SACRED SCRIPTURE (2 credits)
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. 

ONLINE     Dr. Michael Hardwick

SS185  LUKE/ACTS  (2 credits)
A study of the main themes of St. Luke’s Gospel and the account of the early Church as found in the Acts of the
Apostles. 

 ONLINE     Rev. Damien R. Dougherty, OFM
UPDATES: Please visit www.archstl.org/paul6 for  updates, changes to the current schedule or for viewing projected course offerings.

 


 

 Christ Alive Speaker Series
Co-sponsored by Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, the Paul VI Institute and the Catholic Renewal
Center.

Lectures are open to the public. (Free will offerings will be accepted!) To register contact Jane Guenther at janeguenther@archstl.org or call 314-792-7734.

Can also be taken for 1 credit with the Paul VI Institute. To register for credit, contact Mary Beier at mbeier@archstl.org or call 314-792-7454.

Forgiveness, Inner Healing and Mental Health: A Psychotherapy of New Beginnings.
Dr. Peter Martin

Saturday, January 24
9am-Noon
Cardinal Rigali Center

Interpersonal wounds and trauma can potentially plague an individual for life. Research has shown that
forgiveness can be a significant aid to working through these past wounds and resentments. This presentation focuses on early interpersonal attachment experiences as foundational for learning how to give and receive love and on forgiveness as one of the greatest gifts of love one can offer. The choice to forgive can paradoxically confer the forgiver deep inner healing in return. The presentation will also clarify common misconceptions about
forgiveness and provide a 4-phase model to help authentically forgive the perpetrator of the injustice so that Christ may reign more fully in one's life.

Affectivity and Effectivity: Drawing on St. Thomas Aquinas' Understanding of How to Order Human Emotions in Faith.
Ms. Suzanne Baars

Saturday, April 11
9am-Noon
Cardinal Rigali Center

This series of three talks by Catholic psychotherapist Suzanne Baars will focus on the importance of developing the
full capacity of the emotional life for a life of both holiness and happiness.  While the secular world extols the benefits of indulging all feelings, some Christians take the opposite track – which excludes the emotions from a life
given to God. Ms. Baars will explain how St. Thomas Aquinas saw the passions as gifts given to us by God which, when cultivated rightly, may actually be instrumental in strengthening a virtuous life.

These talks will appeal to individuals, couples and families, as well as to clergy and religious, in their
emphasis on the role of the heart in becoming a joyful Christian.

Co-sponsored by Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, the Paul VI Institute and the Catholic Renewal
Center.