COURSES FOR SPRING 2017 SEMESTER

Feb. 13 – May 5, 2017

CLASSROOM COURSES

Registration deadline: January 31, 2017

LT210 FAMILY RITUALS (2 credits) A study of 10 liturgical rituals for children andfamilies. Each one will look at churchdocuments, rites and ways to pray with all ages. The 10 areas of study are: Eucharist, Death, Commitment, Sickness,Birth, Mercy and Reconciliation, Holidays, Prayers, Social Media and CommunitySocial Responsibility.

Mondays, Feb. 13 – May 1
OurLady of Guadalupe
4:00– 6:15 p.m.
Sr.Cathy Doherty, S.S.N.D.

MT171 FOUNDATIONS OF VIRTUE-BASED RESTORATIVE DISCIPLINE, PART 1(1 credit)Virtue-Based RestorativeDiscipline (VBRD™) is a Catholic response to bullying that supports the beliefthat quality relationships are the most valuable asset within our parish andschool communities.

"Discovering that they are lovedby God, people come to understand their own transcendent dignity. Men and women are made 'new' by the love of Godare able to change the rules and the quality of relationships." (John PaulII, Encyclical Letter Redemptoris Missio)

This five-week course offers onecredit, and also serves as preparation for the upcoming 2017 RestorativeDiscipline Summer Institute (for a second credit). Students will read and reflecton Restorative Practices and Virtue Literacy to understand the foundations ofVBRD™ and best practices for implementation.

Students may take Part 1 withoutattending the Summer Institute.

Mondays, February 13 – March13.
First and last classes will be inperson.
Middle three classes will be online.

Cardinal Rigali Center,
Kenrick Board Room
3:00– 5:30 p.m. Lynne Lang

**RE134A DYNAMIC AND EFFECTIVECATECHESIS: Catechetical Methods (2credits)
If you took a great course in theology andwondered: "But how do I teach this to mystudents?" this methods course will help you! This course presents an effective catechetical method to present theCatholic Faith clearly, dynamically, and personally. Included in the course will be thedemonstration of illustrated lesson plans which can be immediately applied byparticipants, as well the complementary elements of catechesis: prayer, music, arts/crafts, discussion, etc.

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

Tuesdays, Feb. 14– May 2
CardinalRigali Center,
May Board Room
6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Sr.Adriane Torrisi, SDSH

**RE 170 CREATIVITY IN CATECHESIS (2 credits)
Formerly listed as RE 170: Introduction to Catechetics

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. **Satisfies the two credit hour requirement in RE for Archdiocesan ElementaryTeacher/PSR Elementary Catechism Certification. There will be an activity and book fee for this class.

Thursdays, Feb. 16,23, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,Apr 6, 20 & 27
Assumption, Mattese,
Church Lower Level
7:00 – 9:15 p.m. EvelynTucker

RE 191 TEACHING OTHERS TO DISCOVER THE TREASURES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (2 credits)
This course will reflect part ofthe mission statement of our Archdiocese to bring Jesus Christ to others with anew energy and new enthusiasm. We will explore methodologies that assisteducators in teaching about the Holy Spirit in ways that integrate thematerials used in your teaching and ministry.

Wednesdays, Feb. 22, March 1, 15, 29, April 19, 26 and May 3
Cardinal Rigali Center,
St. Louis Room
7:00– 9:30 p.m.
Jane Guenther 

ONLINE COURSES

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

LT 101 CATECHISM II: CATHOLIC SACRAMENTAL& LITURGICAL THEOLOGY (2 credits)
Astudy of the theology of the seven sacraments as revealed by their origin,development, and liturgical celebration as described in PartII of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

ONLINE
Fr. Phil Krill

MT 101 Catechism III: Foundations of catholic morality (2 credits) A study of the foundational principles of moral theology and thefundamental 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)Anintroduction to Catholic spirituality and the life of prayer as a personalrelationship with the "living God." Covers the nature and meaning of prayer,prayer in scripture and tradition, types of prayer, obstacles to prayer and theOur Father as the model prayer. Based onPart IV of the CCC.

ONLINE
Sr. Adriane Torrisi, SDSH & Sr. Guadalupe Rodriguez, SDSH

SS 101 INTRODUCTION TO SACRED SCRIPTURE (2 credits) A general survey of the Old and New Testamentscriptures from a literary, historical and theological perspective, and anintroduction to basic principles of Catholic scriptural interpretation.

ONLINE
Dr. MichaelHardwick

SS185 LUKE/ACTS (2 credits) A study of the main themes of St. Luke's Gospel andthe account of the early Church as found in the Acts of the Apostles

ONLINE
Rev. Damien R.Dougherty, OFM

SP/ST184 THE SPIRITUALITY OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI (2 credits)
This online course fulfills thespiritual requirement for deacons seeking preaching facilities.
The current international scene demonstrates the need for seriousself-examination, and the ideals of St. Francis provide the means to that endthrough a stimulating contrast. Not content with a superficial depiction of asaint disfigured by contemporary writers for revisionist purposes, this courseseeks to arrive at an appreciation of the authentic Francis. Course materialsuse only his own writings and the earliest biographies, i.e., "those wordscomposed" by the people with whom he lived or who were in a position tospeak with his intimate friends and companions, "so that we maydiscern," cherish and live his genuine faith convictions.

ONLINE
Rev. Damien R. Dougherty, OFM