COURSES FOR FALL 2015 SEMESTER
September 10 – December 4, 2015

CLASSROOM  COURSES
Registration deadline:  August 31, 2015

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.   One will also visit a casket/urn room.  The processions of Christian burial will 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, Sept. 14 – Nov. 30
TBA
4:00 – 6:15 p.m.
Sr. Cathy Doherty, SSND

 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.             

Tuesdays, Sept. 15 – November 30 
St. Simon the Apostle School
4:00-6:30 p.m.
Lynne Lang

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

Saturdays, Sept. 12 – November 21 No class on 9/19
TBA  
9:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Evelyn Tucker

 **RE 174  TEACHING RELIGION TO CHILDREN ( 2 credits) 
This class will be a practical hands-on experience for teachers of Religion in either the catholic school or the Parish School of Religion.  Using Jesus as a model teacher, we will explore various techniques that will engage the learner.  ** Satisfies the two credit hour requirement in RE for  Archdiocesan Elementary Religion Teacher/PSR Elementary Catechist Certification. 

Tuesdays, Sept. 15 – Dec. 1
St. Francis Borgia Grade School
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Debbie Johnson

 RE 270  CREATIVITY IN CATECHESIS PART II  (2 credits)
This course is designed for experienced catechists who want to take it to the next level. We will explore radical commitment and response to evangelization, stewardship, creation centered faith,authenticity and zeal for the Catholic faith. The focus group will be elementary age students, however all are invited. Plenty of projects will fill your "Spiritual Backpack"! Creative ideas and connections will be shared!  Please be advised there will be a book and activity fee.

Saturdays, Sept. 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31
St. Joseph, Manchester
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Dotty Sanning

 ST 115   THEOLOGY OF SUFFERING, DEATH, AND AFTERLIFE (2 credits)
A survey of the theological and pastoral aspects of death and suffering. It includes a study of biblical perspectives of death, suffering and afterlife, as well as the theological development of the Church’s understanding of mortality and afterlife, with a focus on the Cross and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The goal of the course is that participants will experience personal growth in these areas of concern so that life can take on deeper meaning and value.  Required Books: the Catechism and a Bible.

Thursdays, Sep. 10 – Nov. 19  
Immaculate Conception, Dardenne
(No class on Nov. 12)
St. Justin Room
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.  
Dr. Barbara Blackburn 

ST 196   UNDERSTANDING THE MASS (2 credits)
This course will be geared toward those who teach about the meaning of the Mass and the theology of the Eucharist to children.  We will break open the document on the General Instruction of Roman Missal and examine the various parts of the Mass, the sacramental symbols and signs, and an understanding of why liturgy is the work of the people of God.  It will help teachers discover deeper insights of Eucharistic Spirituality as well as the history of the Sacred Liturgy.  The instructor’s hands-on teaching approach will renew your faith and deepen your devotion to the Eucharist so as to easily bring it to the classroom.

Tuesdays, Sept. 15 – Nov. 17
St. Joseph, Farmington
7:00 – 9:15 p.m. 
Rev. Rickey J. Valleroy

ONLINE COURSES

September 14 – December 4, 2015

 

DEADLINE FOR ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION IS:  August 31, 2015

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

Students will have until the end (Friday) of the third week, (October 2, 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)      FULL
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     

 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.

ONLINE
Dr. Shawn McCauley Welch

 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

 SS/ST  179   HOLY SPIRIT, CHURCH, AND ETERNAL LIFE  (2 credits)
This in-depth study of the revealed data of the New Testament provides the basis for subsequent formulations of the Church regarding the Holy Spirit (Pneumatology), the Body of Christ, the Church (Ecclesiology), the resurrection of the body and hope of glory, as participation in divine life (Eschatology).

ONLINE
Fr. Damien R. Dougherty, O.F.M.

 SS/SP  208    THE LORD'S PRAYER:  A BIBLICAL, THEOLOGICAL, SPIRITUAL COMM
 (2 credits) 
While this course is entirely independent of it and a unity unto itself, in a sense it does continue the reflective examination of "SP 108:   Spiritual Formation:   Beatitudes and Eucharist," by turning the focus on the Lord's Prayer.   Within the Beatitudes, Jesus expounds upon his program; within the Eucharist, Christians commit themselves to living the Beatitudes through their communal praying of the Our Father.

ONLINE
Fr. Damien R. Dougherty, O.F.M.

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