COURSES FOR SUMMER 2014 SEMESTER
CLASSROOM  COURSES - JUNE 2 – AUGUST 1, 2014

Registration deadline:  June Courses:  May 23, 2014 
IF REGISTRATION FORM IS STILL UP, YOU MAY STILL REGISTER.
*Late charges may apply"
 

CH 103  THE HISTORY OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF ST. LOUIS:  1698 THROUGH PRESENT (2 credits)

This will be a survey course on the history of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.  Students will have an opportunity to learn about the archdiocese’s development through her leaders

 **Monday the 16th: three hours, venue: Saint Louis Arch grounds/ Old Cathedral, * Tuesday; Wednesday; Thursday 17, 18, 19: three hours each. Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, Monday; Tuesday; Wednesday 23,24,15: three hours each, Cardinal Rigali Center, Ebo room. 

 The reason behind this is to give the first day experience over to the topography of the colonial settlement, the days of Du Bourg and Rosati at the very site of where they ministered and to tour the cathedral which Bishop Rosati built.

 We will then move to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary built by the mature Glennon and study the architecture of the building and use the classroom to explore the growth of the diocese under Kenrick.

 We will end up at the Cardinal Rigali Center which was built by the young Glennon as a tribute to Archbishop Kenrick. We will study the architecture of the building and use the classroom to consider the issues of the twentieth century at least up to the Papal visit of 1999.

 There will be two optional tours of archdiocesan sites on the two Saturdays: June 21 and 28.  The first will explore the places of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, old Florissant and old Saint Charles.  The second will either tour the great churches of the Kenrick era (Mary of Victories, Saint Vincent de Paul, Saints Peter and Paul, Saint Joseph Shrine, Most Holy Trinity) or get down to our Creole roots and visit Kaskaskia and Sainte Genevieve.

Mon.– Fri.,  June 16 – 27
See above schedule for location meeting places and the summer class location page for addresses.
** PLEASE GO TO WWW.ARCHSTL.ORG FOR EXACT MEETING PLACE ON OUR PAUL VI HOME PAGE ABOUT FIRST CLASS.  ALSO LISTED BELOW;

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                                  
Msgr. Michael Witt              

MSGR WITT CLASS INFORMATION

On the first day, June 16th, Monday we will meet beneath the south leg of the Saint Louis arch at 9 AM.  At that time, I'll introduce the course, explain the importance of the Mississippi river in the French colonial strategy, consider the topography of the original village from the waterfront to Fourth street and then spend time in the Gateway Expansion Museum.  Before departing, we'll visit the Old Cathedral.

 LT 184  LITURGY AND LITURGY OF THE WORD FOR CHILDREN (2 credits)
This course will cover various issues in the area of liturgy with children:  the liturgical seasons, sacramental celebrations, Eucharist and worship, art and music, celebrating the saints of the liturgical year, planning prayer services and liturgies, preparing children for liturgy.  Also included will be Sunday Liturgy-of-the-Word for Children.  Please bring a sack lunch or snack.

June 5, 6, 9 and 10
Our Lady of Guadalupe
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sr. Cathy Doherty, S.S.N.D.          

 MT 105 HEALTH CARE ETHICS (2 credits)
This course aims to clarify Church teaching on health care ethics, focusing particularly on beginning- and end-of-life issues. The class will begin by contextualizing Church teaching on health care ethics within the moral tradition of the Church. We will then turn to Church teaching on specific topics such as maternal-fetal relations, artificial reproductive technologies, withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment, and organ transplantation. These topics will be taught through analysis of real-life cases as well as examination of underlying theoretical concepts such as the principle of double effect, and ordinary versus extraordinary means.

Mon. – Thurs., June 2 - 12
Aquinas Institute of Theology
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Gina Fullam

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.  Prerequisites: School must be registered with the Catholic Education Center as a VBRD™ school, to register for this course.

(Please see registration form for more info)
Lynne Lang

**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 Teacher/PSR Elementary Catechism Certification.

Mon. – Fri.,
June 16 – 20
Sts. Joachim and Ann 
8:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m. 
Dotty Sanning

**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.   

Please bring a sack lunch or a snack.

Mon. – Fri., June 23 - 27
Cardinal Rigali Center, Lally Room
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sr. Diane Schlueter, O.S.F.

RE 178  ADMINISTRATION OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAMS (2 credits)

This course introduces new and potential CRE/DRE’s to the many components of administering a religious education program:  curriculum development, teacher recruitment and formation, communication skills, resources, etc. 

Mon. – Fri., June 9  – 20 (No class on 6/10)
St. Gerard Majella, Parish meeting room
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Kathy Schoen

SP 111   The Rule of Saint Benedict: Wisdom for Everyday Living (2 credits)
Seeking the Lord above all things:  this is the single feature that St. Benedict uses to define one who is called to monastic life. A monk is one who, like our Blessed Virgin Mary, always contemplates Christ within his heart. This course will look at the early monastic movements and lifestyles that led to St. Benedict’s rule, which will be the main focus of the class. But the Rule has a lot to offer anybody who wishes to enrich their relationship God!  Therefore a major goal of this course will be how to apply the Rule’s lessons to one’s own not-very-monastic life. Particular emphasis will be placed on the monastic virtues of silence, obedience (listening) and humility along with praying the psalms and monastic practice of renunciation.

Mon. – Fri., June 30 – July 11
St. Louis Priory Junior School
9:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Fr. Francis Hein, O.S.B.

SP 115 THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF SAINT FRANCIS DE SALES (2 credits)
In the tumultuous culture of pre-Revolution France, the figure of St. Francis de Sales emerged to light the path to holiness in the midst of deep darkness.  This course examines the challenges to the Faith in the 17th Century and the response of St. Francis de Sales, whose contribution remains as valid now as it was then.  In addition to studying the life of this great Doctor of the Church, this course will place special emphasis on his spiritual doctrine, particularly as articulated in The Introduction to the Devout Life, and in selected Sermons and Letters. 

Mon. – Fri., June 9 - 20
Ascension, Chesterfield
6:30 – 8:15 p.m.
Fr. Fadi Auro

SP 116: UNION WITH GOD IN THE CARMELITE TRADITION  (2 credits)
An Introduction to the Stages of the Spiritual Life as described and lived in the Carmelite Tradition, with special emphasis on the writings and spiritual vision of Sts. Theresa of Avila, John of the Cross, and Therese of Lisieux.

Mon. – Fri., June 2-13
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Fr. Phil Krill

SS 193  Women in Scripture (2 credits)
This course will explore the various roles women have had in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures.  It will consider how the interpretation of these stories has influenced and shaped women's reality.  Attention will also be given to the female God-images in the Bible.

Mon. – Fri., June 16 - 27
St. Justin the Martyr
9:00 – 11:15 a.m. 
Elizabeth Balbo-Ryan

ST 127   C.S. LEWIS (2credits)
Have you ever wanted to spend two weeks just reading C.S. Lewis?  Here’s your chance!  In this course we will read two of the major works of Lewis and several of the essays of Lewis.  Students should have the following books on the first day of class:  The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, The Weight of Glory.

 

Mon. – Fri., wk 1 & Mon. – Thur., wk 2, June 2 -12
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Dr. Ed Hogan

COURSES IN JULY
Registration Deadline for July classes:  June 13, 2014

 

RE 149A  SAINTS FOR THE JOURNEY:  MENTORS, HEROES AND FRIENDS (2 credits)
The Church actively promotes the value of having role models and helpers to assist us during our lives on earth.  The saints are such mentors and companions for our spiritual journey.  This course will include saintly topics such as life stories, feast days, patrons, charisms, devotions, creative ways to celebrate, and much more!  Come meet these holy people and discover how they can inspire you and enrich your life.

Mon.-Thurs. July 14-17 and 21-24
St. Clement.  The Music Room.
10:00a.m. -12:30 p.m. 
Barb Yoffie

SS 170 OLD TESTAMENT THEMES (2 credits)
This course focuses on the thematic unity of the major portions of Old Testament literature, with close reading of selected biblical passages.    

Mon. – Fri., July 7 - 18
CBC High School
1:30 – 3:45 p.m.
Paul Kraus


SS 171  THE HERITAGE OF JESUS  (2 credits)
Explore the Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testament to better understand the religious and social heritage of Jesus. We will examine the contexts in which the Bible books were written and the types of writing employed. This course is designed to help you deepen your spirituality and better understand the Scripture passages included in religion textbooks.  Main topics will include the following: Primary History (Creation, Exodus), Monarchy and the Prophets, Post Exilic Wisdom.

Mon. – Fri., July 7 - 11
Queen of All Saints, Parish Hall
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Sr. Lynne Schmidt, S.S.N.D.

ST 125: THEOLOGY OF THE EARLY CHURCH FATHERS  (2 credits)
An overview of the central theological and ecclesial themes of the Early Church Fathers, with a special emphasis on Trinity, Incarnation, and the Mystery of deification.

Mon. – Fri.  July 14-25.
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
10:00.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Fr. Phil Krill

ONLINE COURSES

 DEADLINE FOR ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION IS:  May 23, 2014

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

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 for summer online courses (June 20, 2014), 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.

 

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 CCC.
ONLINE 
Rev. Phil Krill

MT 101  Catechism III:  Foundations of catholic morality (2 credits) FULL
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 CCC. 

 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 181  NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTOLOGY (2 credits)
This course will present a theological synthesis of the N.T. data forming the foundation for subsequent formulations of the Church concerning Christology as expressed in the Profession of Faith.  Specifically, the three sections will draw from the scriptural affirmations regarding the Son as (1) “Mediator of Creation,” (2) “Savior,” (3) “Judge.”

(This course can serve for either Sacred Scripture or Systematic Theology.)

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

 SS 183  ST. JOHN’S GOSPEL (2 credits)
The Gospel of John is a complex, rich, and beautiful work of literary art.  The goal of the course is to assist a reader/listener in approaching the text both as the inspired Word of God, but also a source of spiritual enrichment and delight as a piece of literature.  By taking a closer look at the actual text, a reader can easily discern the craftsmanship of the author which can “open” both familiar and previously obscure passages to new or experienced readers.

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

ST 129   CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS – KNOWING AND DEFENDING YOUR CATHOLIC FAITH (2 credits)This course follows the directive of St. Peter, who instructed us to: “Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence…” (I Peter 3:15b-16a). Class participants will be instructed on how to teach doctrines of the faith in a way that meets the challenges commonly found in our culture. The course will identify those challenges and illustrate ways of responding to them. Each participant will give presentations and interact with fellow classmates in order to refine their skills. 

ONLINE
Mr. Bryan Jones