COURSES FOR SPRING 2016 SEMESTER

February 13 – May 6, 2016

 

CLASSROOM  COURSES

Registration deadline:  January 29, 2016  

 

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.

Tuesdays, Feb. 16 – May 3
St. Joseph, Farmington
7:00 – 9:15 p.m. 
Fr. Rickey Valleroy

 

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. 18 – May 5
St. Robert Bellarmine
4:30 -6:30 p.m.
Dr. Barb Blackburn

 

**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. 16 – May 3
Cardinal Rigali Center, Stl. Room
6:45 – 9:00 p.m.    
Sr. Adriane Torrisi, SDSH
Sr. Guadalupe Rodriguez, 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. 

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

Wednesdays, Feb. 17 – May 4
St. Peter, Kirkwood
4:00 – 6:15 p.m. 
Evelyn Tucker

 
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, Feb.13, 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19, April 2
St. Joseph, Manchester
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Dotty Sanning

 

 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.

Tuesdays, Feb. 16 – May 3
St. Joseph, Imperial - Cafeteria
7:00 – 9:15 p.m. 
Dr. John L. Gresham

 

SP 141  THE UNNAMED EVIL OF OUR TIMES (2 credits)
Jane usually teaches “Good Angels, Bad Angels” at this point in our course cycle.  Instead, this semester, she will concentrate on one spiritual reality –“The Noonday Devil” – and how it has become one of the fundamental spiritual attacks of our day and age.  This course will look at some key theological, spiritual and practical aspects of this deadly sin as it appears in Church tradition and as it manifests itself in contemporary culture.

Required Text: The Noonday Devil: Acedia, The Unnamed Evil of Our Times.  Jean-Charles Nault, O.S.B.

Thursdays, Feb. 18 – May 5
Cardinal Rigali Center, Stl. Room
7:00 – 9:15 p.m.
Jane Guenther

 
SP 171  SPIRITUALITY AND SERVICE – DURING A YEAR OF MERCY  (2 credits) CANCELLED
This course is designed to offer Confirmation Teachers, Service Moderators and Parish Ministers the tools to develop – in themselves and students – a life-long practice that balances prayer and service.  We will study a variety of religious charisms that focus on essential themes of Christian Spirituality, and how those themes call and help us to be instruments of grace and mercy.

Tuesdays, Feb. 16 – May 3
CBC High School
7:00 – 9:15 p.m.
Paul Kraus 


 

 

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)   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 Catechism of the Catholic Church.

ONLINE
Dr. Shawn McCauley Welch

 

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

  

 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

 

SP 132   SEEDS OF CONTEMPLATION:  AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY  OF THOMAS MERTON (2 credits) FULL
This online course will introduce students to the spiritual writings of Thomas Merton, a 20th century Trappist monk and prolific author from Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky. In particular, we will focus on the value of cultivating a contemplative spirituality in our own circumstances by reflecting on a variety of Merton’s ruminations on this topic. Although he was a monk, Merton was acutely aware that a person did not need to enter a monastery to reap the benefits of developing the deep, interior spirituality such places foster. In an age in which the individual is increasingly bombarded by noises of every sense, this class hopes to assist the busy, harried student in refocusing the heart and exploring the voice of God as found in the stillness of the contemplative life.

ONLINE
Jack Keithley

 

SS 186   SYNOPTIC GOSPELS (2 credits)
A study of the first three Gospels, stressing the theology, especially the Christology of the early Church.

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

 

SS  193  Women in The Bible (2 cr.) FULL
This introductory course, Women in the Bible, will explore and study a variety of women mentioned in both the Old and New Testament.    In studying and reading their particular story in Sacred Scripture, along with ancient and modern commentaries, the student will be able to understand each character’s contributions, struggles, and the roles throughout salvation history.  Finally, students will apply what they have learned about these women and make a connection to the woman of faith in modern times. What can we learn from them?  What have they taught us?  How has the role of women changed throughout generations? Or, has it?

 Required Texts:   

New American Bible

Women’s Bible Commentary Third Edition 

 

ONLINE
Elizabeth Balbo Ryan

 

SS/ST 181 NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTOLOGY (2 credits)
This course can serve for either Sacred Scripture or Systematic Theology.
This course presents 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 draw from the scriptural affirmations regarding the Son as 1) "Mediator of Creation," 2) "Savior," and 3) "Judge."

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