FEBRUARY 10 – MAY 2, 2014

Registration deadline:  January 31, 2014


CH / ST 121  WHERE FAITH AND SCIENCE MEET: 2000 YEARS OF CATHOLIC SCIENTISTS (2 credits)    The goal of this class is to equip Catholics with the historical and theological information they need to speak clearly and persuasively about the Catholic Church’s understanding of the relationship between faith and science.  We will learn to do that by studying the contributions of Catholics scientists to both faith and science, and the Church’s sponsorship and support of the natural sciences, throughout the history of the Church. 

Saturdays, Feb. 15, March 1, 15, 29, April 12, 26 and May 10
St. Mark Parish Center
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Evelyn Tucker


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.

Thursdays, Feb. 13 – May 1
Cardinal Rigali Center, St. Louis Room
7:00 – 9:15 p.m. 
Fr. Tom Keller


RE 128  INTRODUCTION TO CATECHETICS (2 credits) The late (and soon-to-be-canonized) Pope John Paul II called for an “army of catechists” eager to help the Church in her mission of making all nations disciples of Jesus Christ. To answer such a calling requires a systematic training in catechetics: the study of the who, what, where, why, and how of passing on the Catholic faith. This foundational course introduces students to the catechetical mission of the Church through a study of Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and relevant magisterial documents, making mention of the philosophy and history behind contemporary catechetical practice.

Tuesdays, Feb. 11 – April 29
St. Joseph, Imperial
6:45 – 9:00 p.m.
Fr. Anthony Gerber


**RE 134A  DYNAMIC AND EFFECTIVE CATECHESIS:  Catechetical Methods (2 credits) CANCELLED 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. 18 – April 29
Cardinal Rigali Center, Lally Room
6:45 – 9:00 p.m.
Sr. Adriane Torrisi, SDSH & Sr. Teresa Liu, SDSH


**RE 170  CREATIVITY IN CATECHESIS (2 credits) Formerly listed as RE 170:  Introduction to Catechetics   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 our requirement in RE for Archdiocesan Elementary Teacher/PSR Elementary Catechism Certification.

Saturdays, Feb. 22 – April 5
St. Anslem
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Dotty Sanning


RE 176  ADOLESCENT CATECHESIS (2 credits)   For the catechist of junior-high and high-school age youth, this course will explore the adolescent experience, factors in their spiritual growth, effective methods, and the role of the adult catechist with youth.

Saturdays, March 15, 22, April 5, 12, 26, May 3 & 10
Mary, Mother of the Church
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ed Lewandowski


RE 187 A SPIRITUALITY OF TEACHING (2 credits)  The class will present a Scriptural and traditional foundation for spirituality designed to inspire and help educators, parents and ministers.  It will emphasize both readings from St. John Baptist De La Salle, the patron of teachers, as well as modern writings that identify qualities that maximize openness to God in the educational setting.  It will look at teachers’ potential for personal integration and spiritual transformation.

Mondays, Feb. 10 – April 28
CBC High School
7:00 – 9:15 p.m.
Paul Kraus


SS 185  LUKE/ACTS  (2 credits CANCELLED 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.

Tuesdays, Feb. 11 – April 29 
St. Joseph, Farmington
7:00 – 9:15 p.m.
Fr. Rickey Valleroy


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.

Thursdays, Feb. 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20 & 27
St. Gertrude,Krakow
6:00 – 9:15 p.m.
Fr. Phil Krill


FEBRUARY 10 – MAY 2, 2014


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


Students will have until the end (Friday) of the third week, (February 28, 2014), after the course begins 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.  They will not receive any refund if they have not requested to withdraw before that time.



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

 ONLINE     Dr. John L. Gresham


 MT 101  Catechism III:  Foundations of catholic morality (2 credits)  CLOSED  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) CLOSED   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, forms and expressions of prayer, obstacles to prayer and the Our Father as the model prayer.  Based on Part IV of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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


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

 ONLINE     Dr. Michael Hardwick


SS 187  PAULINE LETTERS (2 credits)    Who was Paul, why is he important and why do his writings make up 30% of the New Testament? Paul's letters are complex, and difficult for many readers. But Paul provided a framework for understanding the Christian faith in its earliest decades, and constructed a theological system upon which all of Catholic doctrine builds. This course will provide the tools for tackling the writings of this fascinating and sometimes challenging biblical writer and Apostle by looking at: a) Paul's understanding of grace and salvation; b) his sacramental and moral theology; c) his understanding and vision for the Church; d) how the interpretation of Paul lies at the center of differences between Catholic and Protestant thought.

ONLINE     Dr. Michael Hardwick


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

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


SS 190  THE BOOK OF REVELATION (2 credits This course first treats of Apocalyptic Literature:  its unique characteristics, themes, and interpretation.  This will then be applied to a study of the Book of Revelation to highlight the book’s predominant message of hope to the believers of the first century and of our time.

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


Catechesis is the act of handing on the Word of God intended to inform the faith community and candidates for initiation into the Church about the teachings of Christ transmitted by the Apostles.  It also involves the lifelong effort of forming people into witnesses to Christ and opening their hearts to the spiritual transformation given by the Holy Spirit.  (USCCB, How We Teach)