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PLEASE NOTE: STUDENTS MUST PURCHASE ON THEIR OWN ANY REQUIRED TEXTS FOR BOTH ONLINE AND CLASSROOM COURSES PRIOR TO CLASS. (Required texts are listed in the course descriptions on CURRENT SCHEDULE page, the print Brochure as well as on the online REGISTRATION form. )

For those taking online classes, please read the instructions for accessing online courses provided on this website as well as in the print brochure and in the online registration form

In addition to courses on each part of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, we have some great electives this fall.
Classroom electives include some helpful Religious Education courses. Praying The Liturgical Year with Children will help teachers better understand the Church calendar and pick up practical ideas for the classroom.  The Arts and Religious Education - a course on integrating painting, music, poetry, film and other art forms in catechesis.
Online electives include"The Spirit of the Liturgy" focusing on insights of Ratzinger and  Guardini. We are offering an online Religious Education course on 'Death and the Meaning of Life" which will equip religious educators with insights and tools for dealing with death in the classroom. Fr Dougherty offers online electives on the Gospel of John and on "Spiritual Formation, Beatitudes and Eucharist." 


Dr. John GreshamPaul VI Institute welcomes new director.  Dr. John Gresham, formerly Academic Dean at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary and a long-time teacher for Paul VI assumed leadership of Paul VI on June 1, 2017. Dr. Gresham taught his first Paul VI class in 2001 and he introduced the first online classes soon thereafter. He has been a regular teacher of Paul VI classes both online and face to face ever since. Even when he moved into a full-time position at the seminary, Dr Gresham continued teaching courses for Paul VI on the side. Dr. Gresham has also been one of the presenters for the Paul VI Lay Formation Program. Dr. Gresham is a convert traveling a spiritual pilgrimage from Evangelical and Pentecostal roots through the Anglican tradition finally finding his way home to the Catholic Church in 1996. You can hear his story on the EWTN program Journey Home here. He earned an MA in Theological Studies at Wheaton College and completed his Ph.D. in Religion at Baylor University. He also has a Masters in Library Science from the University of North Texas and in his academic career has worked both as a librarian and a professor at such places as Sterling College, Franciscan University of Steubenville and Fontbonne University. He is the author of Jesus 101 and Holy Spirit 101 published by Liguori. John and his wife Mary Jane have 5 grown children and two living grandchildren (so far!). John and Mary Jane are resident care-takers of Vision of Peace Hermitages in Pevely MO. With 16 years experience teaching for Paul VI , Dr. Gresham knows and loves its mission and is eager to be of service to you in his new capacity as director.


PAUL VI INSTITUTE IS SUPPORTED BY THE ACA  The Annual Catholic Appeal helps to open the door of faith for Catholics across the Archdiocese and beyond.  Because of the generosity of ACA supporters, the Paul VI Institute is able to offer its courses at about half their actual cost.  Thank you!

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