COURSES FOR SUMMER 2015 SEMESTER
CLASSROOM COURSES - JUNE 1 – JULY 31, 2015
Registration deadline: June Courses: May 22, 2015
SUMMER INSTITUTE IN JUNE
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.
Thur., Fri, Mon. & Tues., June 18, 19, 22 & 23
Our Lady of Guadalupe
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sr. Cathy Doherty, S.S.N.D.
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
ST 221 – SUMMER INSTITUTE ON FAITH AND SCIENCE (2 credits) The Comprehensive Catechetical Program (CCP) pricing does not apply to the Summer Institute.
Father Robert J. Spitzer, SJ, noted lecturer, author and director of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith will conduct this three-day institute specially to prepare teachers, who are already well-qualified in their individual disciplines, to teach their students the compatibility and integration of faith and science through the development of a specific program in faith and science. Send a team from your school. To register on line for the Institute, please go to www.archstl.org/paul6.
June 8, 9 & 10
St. John Vianney High School
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J.
COURSES IN JUNE
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. Please bring a snack or a sack lunch.
Mon. – Fri., June 15 – 19
Immaculate Conception, Dardenne
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Barb Blackburn
RE 128 INTRODUCTION TO CATECHETICS (2 credits)
This foundational course introduces students to a systematic training in catechetics-- the study of the who, what, where, why, and how of passing on the Catholic faith-- through a study of Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and relevant magisterial documents, making mention of the philosophy and history behind contemporary catechetical practice.
Mon. – Thur., June 22 – July 2
St. Joseph, Cottleville – Fr. Pezold Room
9:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Fr. Anthony Gerber
RE 160 TEACHING RELIGIOUS EDUCATION TO CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (2 credits)
Currently in Catholic education (full-time and PSR), all classrooms include students with special needs and challenges. This course will explore ways to accomodate the unique learning needs of these students in a typical setting. We will answer the question "What is it?" about AD(H)D, autism, developmental and learning disabilities, and other special needs, but the real focus will be to answer the question, "What can I do in my classroom?" We will discuss and create simple methods and materials that can enhance learning for all your students. This course is very interactive and "hands-on". If you know the religion text you will be using in the fall, please bring it to class so that we can help you to develop lessons you will really use.
Mon. – Thur, June 15 - 26
630 - 9:15 p.m.
Dr. Anne Bachmann & Mary Beth Schulte
**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. There will be a book and material fee that will be collected the first day of class. ** Satisfies the two credit hour requirement in RE for Archdiocesan Elementary Teacher/PSR Elementary Catechism Certification.
June 8, 10, 12, 16, 18
St. Joseph, Manchester
8:30 – 12:00 p.m.
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.
Tue. – Fri., Week 1 & Mon. – Fri., Week 2 June 9 -19
St. Gerard Majella
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
SP 107 THE BIBLE AND PRAYER (1 credit)
Praying the Bible This is a one credit practicum on Divine Reading (Lectio Divina). We will explore the four aspects of Lectio Divina; reading, meditating, praying, and contemplating. Furthermore, we will reflect on and investigate the four senses (meanings) of Scripture: literal, allegorical, moral, and anagogical. We will correlate these with different dimensions of our faith. We will use Lectio to pray the Psalms and the Gospels; concerning the Gospels, we spotlight the parables of Jesus.
Mon. – Fri., June 8 - 12
St. Raphael the Archangel
9:00 – 11:15 a.m.
SP 131 THE MANY FACES OF PRAYER (2 credits)
Saints and spiritual movements have introduced a variety of forms and styles of prayer throughout the history of Christianity. Each style has a gift to offer and can be useful at various times in one’s spiritual journey. These sessions will explore insights from Benedictine, Dominican, Ignatian, liturgical and devotional traditions in ways that will enrich your prayer life and develop new ways of discovering God. (This is classroom course with 5 or 6 on site meetings and the remainder with internet assignments).
Mon. – Fri., June 15 – 26
St. Robert Bellarmine, St. Charles
9:00 – 11:15 a.m.
SS 174 THE PSALMS AS PRAYER: Praying the Psalms in Christ (2 credits)
The Psalms are not only texts to be studied, but also (and especially) texts to be prayed. In this course, we will look at the Psalms from the perspective of prayer, drawing on biblical studies to help us pray them more deeply.
Mon. – Fri., June 15-26
9:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Fr. Laurence Kriegshauser
ST 188 CORPUS MYSTICUM: The Mystical Body of Christ in Scripture and Tradition (2 credits)
Beginning with its prefigurements in the Old Testament, the origins of this Mystery in the four gospels, and the theological vision of the Mystical Christ in the preaching of St. Paul, we trace the development of the Mystical Body of Christ through Scripture and Tradition. Key focal points include: the teaching of the Mystical Body in the Early Church Fathers, and the revival of this vision in the Communio ecclesiology that was the inspiration and fruit of the Second Vatican Council.
Mon. – Fri., June 15 – 26
10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Fr. Phil Krill
COURSES IN JULY
Registration Deadline for July classes: June 12, 2015
RE 218 The Catholic Educator: Alive in Christ (2 credits)
Catholic educators are called to be Alive in Christ. To be truly alive one must know the person of Jesus Christ; understand the traditions and teachings of the Catholic Church; and actively reach out to serve
the needs of others. The eight featured speakers, leaders in the field of Catholic education, will cover topics that
explore many facets in the ministry of a Catholic educator. Their messages will inspire the participant to be more confident and courageous in the calling to be Alive in Christ!
Mon. – Thurs., July 13-16 and 20-23
St. Clement of Rome (St. Clement Room)
9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m
Speakers: Dr. Kurt Nelson, Msgr. John Unger, Lucia Signorelli, Dr. Barbara Blackburn, Sr. Cathy Doherty, Paul Kraus, Paul Cooper
SP 117 ST. TERESE OF LISIEUX: Little Flower and Spiritual Giant (2 credits)
She entered a Carmel at 15, lived a quiet and hidden life for nine years, and died at the age of 24. A year later, with the publication of her autobiography, Thérèse of Lisieux – a most unlikely candidate for fame and celebrity – took the world by storm. The Little Flower remains, undoubtedly, one of the most beloved saints in the Catholic Church. Come and discover the secret of her holiness, and the lasting appeal of her spiritual doctrine.
Mon.,Wed. & Fri., July 20 – Aug. 5
9:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Fr. Fadi Auro
ST 109 THE PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY OF ST. THOMAS AQUINAS (2 credits)
An introduction to key ideas and writings of “the Angelic Doctor.”
July dates TBA
ST 205 THE THEOLOGICAL VISION OF POPES JOHN PAUL II AND BENEDICT XVI (2 credits)
This course centers on the Christ-centered Teaching of John Paul II and Benedict XVI. These great popes have shown us how to put the Person of Jesus at the heart of all theological reflection and prayer. The personalistic philosophy of John Paul II and the Communio theology of Benedict XVI will be the twin-lenses through which we view their Christo-centric approach to our life in Christ.
Mon. – Fri, July 13 – 24
10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Fr. Phil Krill
ONLINE COURSES - JUNE 1 – JULY 31, 2015
DEADLINE FOR ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION IS: May 22, 2015
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 19, 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.
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).
Dr. John L. Gresham
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 CCC.
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.
Dr. Michael Hardwick
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.
SP/ST 184 THE SPIRITUALITY OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI (2 credits)
This online course fulfills the spiritual requirement for deacons seeking preaching facilities.
The current international scene demonstrates the need for serious self-examination, and the ideals of St. Francis provide the means to that end through a stimulating contrast. Not content with a superficial depiction of a saint disfigured by contemporary writers for revisionist purposes, this course seeks to arrive at an appreciation of the authentic Francis. Course materials use only his own writings and the earliest biographies, i.e., "those words composed" by the people with whom he lived or who were in a position to speak with his intimate friends and companions, "so that we may discern," cherish and live his genuine faith convictions.
Rev. Damien R. Dougherty, OFM
SS 195 THE JOHANNINE EPISTLES (2 credits)
Among the New Testament documents, the Letters of John and, particularly, the First Epistle, are considered texts that are especially rich with doctrine. This course will consider the affirmations about God as "Light" and "Love," to the Christological confessions of faith, as well as the demanding conditions of our communion with God. This course is an exegetical presentation of the Letters of John. Envisioned outcomes: an ability to interpret Johannine passages in their context, with attention to such key features as irony, symbolism, characterization, and spirituality; an ability to derive key concepts, themes, and messages from these texts for personal formation, catechetical and pastoral ministry.
Rev. Damien R. Dougherty, OFM
ST 210 THE APOLOGETICS OF FLANNERY O’CONNOR (2 credits)
This online course will introduce students to the thought and spirituality of Flannery O’Connor, a hard-hitting 20th century Catholic writer from the Deep South. O’Connor’s personal faith, environment, encounter with suffering and sharp sense of humor combine to make her writings some of the most fascinating contributions to Catholic thought, art and spirituality in America. Students will become acquainted with the religious themes in O’Connor’s stories – found within her unmatched literary employment of the grotesque, violence and epiphany – as well as her unique defense of Christianity from her letters.
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PAUL VI CERTIFICATE OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES-------- 20 Credits
PAUL VI CATECHISM CERTIFICATE ----8 credits
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