COURSES FOR SUMMER 2016 SEMESTER
CLASSROOM COURSES – June 6 – Aug. 05, 2016
Registration deadline: June Courses: May 20, 2016
SUMMER INSTITUTE IN JUNE
MT170 PREPARING TO IMPLEMENT VIRTUE-BASEDRESTORATIVE DISCIPLINE (VBRD™) (1 or 2 credits)
Prepareyour VBRD™committee for full Implementation at every level in yourparish and school community. Committees of five (5) participating members(administrators, staff, parents) will work together to plan and implement theVBRD™model. The course Integrates Evangelization, CatholicIdentity, virtue education with restorative discipline to show measurableoutcomes in addressing bullying and other disruptive behaviors. Committees will implement some components intheir 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 seeregistration form for more info)||LynneLang|
COURSES IN JUNE
LT 201 LITURGY CAMP FOR ADULTS (2 credits)
This course will examine 10 issues dealing with Liturgy:Life and Liturgy; History of the Eucharist; Planning Eucharistic Celebrations;Mission of being Ministers; Music through the Ages, Liturgical Year; Art &Environment; Prayer (planning services, adoration); Liturgy of the Hours;History and Planning of Reconciliation. Each topic will deal with the elements of ritual, prayer and planning.
|June 8, 9, 10, 13 & 14||Our Lady ofGuadalupe|
|9:00a.m. 1:00 p.m||Sr. Cathy Doherty, S.S.N.D.|
**RE 170 CREATIVITY IN CATECHESIS (2 credits)
Thiscourse will open you to new and creative ideas as you teach catechetics on allgrade levels (Primary to Junior High); a comprehensive course for new andexperienced catechists; practical skills and activities from traditional andcontemporary sources make this a spiritually renewing experience. There will be a book and material fee thatwill be collected the first day of class. **Satisfies the two credit hour requirement in RE for Archdiocesan ElementaryTeacher/PSR Elementary Catechism Certification.
|June 6, 8, 10, 14 & 16||Christ Prince of Peace|
|8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Dotty Sanning|
RE178 ADMINISTRATION OF RELIGIOUSEDUCATION PROGRAMS (2 credits)
This courseintroduces new and potential CRE/DRE's to the many components of administeringa religious education program: curriculum development, teacher recruitment and formation, communicationskills, resources, etc.
|Mon. – Fri., June 6 – 17(No class on 6/13)||St.John Bosco|
|6:45 – 9:15 p.m.||Kathy Schoen|
SS169 SEEING JESUS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT (2 credits)
Followers of Jesus have beenlooking for ways to know and understand him ever since the two disciples on theroad to Emmaus. Jesus came to those disciples in their confusion and,"beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them whatreferred to him in all the scripture." Then they recognized him in the breakingof the bread and said to one another, "were not our hearts burning while hespoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?" Luke 24: 13-32. In this course we will be reading the OldTestament from a distinctly Christian understanding of salvation history. Wewill come to know our Lord Jesus Christ more deeply by examining those scripturesthat foretold his coming, ministry, death and resurrection.
|Mon. – Fri., June 13 – 24||St. Gerard Majella|
|9:00 – 11:15 a.m.||Carrie Sallwasser|
ST109 THE PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY OF ST.THOMAS AQUINAS (2 credits)
An introduction to key ideas andwritings of "the Angelic Doctor."
|Mon. – Thur., June 13 – 16 & 20 - 23||Kenrick-GlennonSeminary|
|9:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Justin Noia|
ST216 THE THEME OF DIVINE MERCY IN THEWRITINGS OF POPES ST. JOHN PAUL II, BENEDICT XVI AND FRANCIS (2 credits)
Beginning with St. Pope John Paul II's Dives inMisericordia, continuing in Pope Benedict XVI's Deus Caritas Est, andculminating in Pope Francis' The Church of Mercy, the theme of Divine Mercypermeates the hearts and minds of our three most recent popes. Could there be a better course ofcontemplation to undertake than studying these documents in this special yearof Mercy?
|Mon. – Fri., June20 – July 1||Kenrick-GlennonSeminary|
|10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.||Fr. Phil Krill|
ST/RE228 THE THEOLOGY OF CATECHETICALMINISTRY (2 credits)
This course is a study of the relationship betweentheology and catechesis and the role of religious education in the NewEvangelization. Through a criticalreading of Scripture, Church Fathers, creedal formulations, and principalauthoritative ecclesial catechetical documents, this course will examine therole of the catechist in the Christian tradition and explore the historicaldevelopment of catechesis from early Christian times to the present day. Required texts: A complete Bible and A study pack provided bythe instructor.
|Mon. – Fri., June 6 – 10||ImmaculateConception, Dardenne|
|9:00a.m. – 2:30 p.m.||Dr. Barb Blackburn|
COURSES IN JULY
Registration Deadline for July classes: June 17, 2016
RE 128 INTRODUCTION TO CATECHETICS (2 credits)
This foundational course introduces students to a systematic training incatechetics-- the study of the who, what, where, why, and how of passing on theCatholic faith-- through a study of Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, andrelevant magisterial documents, making mention of the philosophy and historybehind contemporary catechetical practice.
|Mon. – Thur., June 11 - 21||St. Joseph, Cottleville|
|9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Fr. Anthony Gerber|
RE 149A SAINTS FOR THEJOURNEY: MENTORS, HEROES, AND FRIENDS (2credits)
The Church recognizes the valueof having role models and helpers to assist us during our lives on earth. Weall need saintly mentors and companions for our spiritual journey. This course will include saintly topics suchas life stories, feast days, patrons, charisms, devotions, creative ways tocelebrate, and much more! Come meet these holy people and discover how they caninspire you and enrich your life.
|Mon. – Thur., July 11– 14 & 18 – 21||St. Clement Parish Center|
|10:00 a.m. – 12:30p.m.||Barb Yoffie|
ST/LT265 THE TRINITARIAN AND LITURIGICALVISION OF VATICAN II (2 credits)
Vatican II arose from a needwithin the Church, prophetically discerned by Pope John XXIII, to refresh ourvision of liturgy as a Trinitarian event into which the entire People of God isincorporated, involved, and inspired. This class will explore the spiritual and theological movements thatmade the Council both possible and important. It will also offer a vision for the future of what St. Pope John Paul IIcalled the Ecclesia de Eucharistia (The Church Of the Eucharist).
|Mon.– Fri., July 18 – 28||Kenrick-Glennon Seminary|
|10:00a.m. – 12:15 p.m||Fr. Phil Krill|
ONLINE COURSES – May 31 – August 5, 2016
DEADLINE FOR ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION IS: May 20, 2016
Auditing onlinecourses is not permitted.
ST 101 CATECHISM I: BASIC CATHOLIC DOCTRINE (2 credits) FULL
Astudy of the fundamental beliefs of the Catholic faith as outlined in the creedand described in Part I of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC).
|ONLINE||Dr. John L. Gresham|
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 principlesof Catholic scriptural interpretation.
|ONLINE||Dr. Michael Hardwick|
SS 183 ST.JOHN'S GOSPEL (2 credits)
The Gospel of John is a rich, complex and beautiful work of literary art. Thegoal of the course is to assist a reader/listener in approaching the text, bothas the inspired Word of God and a source of spiritual enrichment and delight asliterature. By examining the actual text, a reader can easily discern thecraftsmanship of the author which can "open" both familiar andpreviously obscure passages to new and experienced readers.
|ONLINE||Rev. Damien R. Dougherty, OFM|
SS 191 THE CATHOLIC EPISTLES: James, I Peter, Jude, II Peter (2 credits)
This course studies these letters to interpret them within theirhistorical and literary contexts and discern their key concepts, themes andmessages both for the Church of today and for own personal formation ascommitted Christians.
|ONLINE||Rev. Damien R. Dougherty, OFM|
ST 129 CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS – KNOWING AND DEFENDINGYOUR CATHOLIC FAITH (2 credits) FULL
This course follows the directiveof St. Peter, who instructed us to: "Always be ready to give an explanation toanyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness andreverence..." (I Peter 3:15b-16a). Class participants will be instructedon how to teach doctrines of the faith in a way that meets the challengescommonly found in our culture. The course will identify those challenges andillustrate ways of responding to them.
|ONLINE||Mr. Bryan Jones|
UPDATES: Please visit www.archstl.org/paul6 for updates,changes to the current schedule or for viewing projected course offerings.