Programs

Programs

Reporting Abuse

 
The Office of Child and Youth Protection serves persons who bring forward allegations of sexual abuse by a member of the clergy or by lay employees or volunteers of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis.  To make a report of current or past sexual abuse please contact:
Deacon Phil Hengen, Director   

Office of Child and Youth Protection

314-792-7704

phengen@archstl.org

In addition the Archdiocese of Saint Louis encourages all victims of abuse to contact the appropriate civil authorities.

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Current Schedule

COURSES FOR SUMMER 2017 SEMESTER

CLASSROOM COURSES – June 5 – Aug. 4, 2017
Registration deadline: June Courses: May 26, 2017

SUMMER INSTITUTE IN JUNE

MT170 PREPARING TO IMPLEMENT VIRTUE-BASEDRESTORATIVE DISCIPLINE (VBRD™) (1 or 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 andother disruptive behaviors. Committeeswill 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.

Note: This course will have additional assignments due after the Institute.
(Please see registration form for more info)
Lynne Lang

COURSES IN JUNE

CH 101 HISTORY OF THE CHURCH, The Beginning to 1274 (2 credits) CANCEL
This course covers the time period from Christian origins on into theHigh Middle Ages, including the beginnings of church organization, early councils and the development of doctrine, and the founding and progress of monastic life. Basic time periods covered include early church, the beginning of the medieval church, and the Great Schism between the Eastern and Westernchurches. 
Students will need to purchase the book People of Godby Anthony Gilles for the first day of class. 

Monday – Thursday,June 5 – 8 & June 12 -15
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, Library Classroom
9:30 a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Fr. Scott Jones

MT 101 Catechism III: Foundations ofcatholic 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.

Monday– Thursday, June 19 – 23, 26 – 29
Sts. Joachim & Ann
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
Dr. Barb Blackburn

MT 105 HEALTH CARE ETHICS (2 credits) CANCELLED
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.

Mon. –Thurs., June 5 – 8 & 12 - 15
Cardinal Rigali Center- St. Louis Room
1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Gina Fullam

MT138 ENCOUNTERING AND APPRECIATING CULTURES OF CHILDREN
This course would study the Church's documents (OneChurch, Many Cultures, Educating to Intercultural Dialogue in Catholic Schools,Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers, Sacraments and Social Mission,and V Encuentro), Archbishop Carlson'sstatements on migrants, the Iceberg Theory, Catholic Social Teaching, CorporalWorks of Mercy , cultural titles for the Blessed Virgin Mary, and social justice issues for schools. We would meet migrants and deal with unpacking their backpack. What are ways schools can interact and live the issues of the day ? Ways to fund projects would also be discussed.

June 8,9,12,13 (Thursday, Friday,Monday, Tuesday)
Our Lady of Guadalupe
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sister Cathy Doherty
(bring a lunch) 

ST 211 VATICAN II & THE CATECHISM (2 credits) CANCEL
Participants will examine selections from the principal documents of the 2nd Vatican Ecumenical Council and their use in The Catechism of the Catholic Church. Importance will be given to exploration of the implications for spiritual growth and apostolic service of the Laity. Areas of consideration will be: the Sacred Liturgy, the Church and her mission, Sacred Scripture and a life of prayer.

Monday– Thursday June 5 – 8 & 12 - 15
Cardinal Rigali Center, St.Louis Room
9:00– 11:45 a.m.
Sr. Mary Kathleen Ronan, R.S.M.

RE 149A SAINTS FOR THE JOURNEY: MENTORS, HEROES AND FRIENDS (2 credits)
The Church actively promotes the value of having role models and helpers to assist us during our lives on earth. The saints are such mentors and companions for our spiritual journey. This course will include saintly topics such as life stories, feast days, patrons, charisms,devotions, creative ways to celebrate, and much more! Come meet these holy people and discover how they can inspire you and enrich your life.

Monday – Thursday, June 19 – 22 & 26 - 29
St. Clement Music Room
10:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Barb Yoffie

**RE 170 CREATIVITY IN CATECHESIS (2 credits) FULL

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 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 ElementaryTeacher/PSR Elementary Catechism Certification.

June 5, 7, 9, 13 and 15
Christ Prince of Peace, School Music Room
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Dotty Sanning

**RE174 TEACHING RELIGION TO CHILDREN ( 2credits)FULL
This class will be a practical hands-on experience for teachers of Religion in either the catholic school or the Parish School of Religion. Using Jesus as a model teacher, we will explore various techniques that will engage the learner. ** Satisfies the two credit hour requirement in RE for Archdiocesan Elementary Religion Teacher/PSR ElementaryCatechist Certification.

Monday – Friday, June 19 – 23
St. Gerard Majella, Meeting Room #224
8:00a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Debbie Johnson 

RE178 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.

June 5 – 7, 9, 19 - 23
St. Joseph, Clayton- Madonna Room
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Kathy Schoen

SS 170 OLD TESTAMENT THEMES (2 credits) CANCEL
This course focuses on the thematic unity of the major portions of OldTestament literature, with close reading of selected biblical passages.

June 26-30 and July 5-7
TASK Sports, Fenton
8:00– 10:30 am
Paul Kraus

ST 194 Fathers of the Church (2 credits) CANCEL
A study of the history of early Christianity from the birth of the Church through the fifth century, with special emphasis on the theology and spirituality of major figures of theEastern and Western Church, including Gregory of Nyssa, Athanasius of Alexandria,Ambrose, and Augustine.

Monday – Friday, June 12 – 23
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Deacon Carl Sommer

ST 231 GOD IS LOVE: EXPLORING THE HEART OF CHRISTIAN FAITH (2 credits)
Focusing on seven key terms in the Creed, Catechism and Scripture - Father, Son, Cross, Resurrection, Holy Spirit, Church, and Eternal Life - this course will develop a holistic or 'catholic' (kat'holou = 'openness to the whole') vision of who and what God is as Creatorand Redeemer. Textbook: God is Love: The Heart of Christian Faith, Anthony Kelly, CSsR.

Topics include:

Love: The Trinitarian Mystery
The Father: Love as Origin and End
The Son: Love as Self-Surrender
The Cross: Love as Unconditional
The Resurrection: Love as Transformational
The Holy Spirit: Love as Communicative
The Church: Love Formed in History
Eternal Life: Love Consummated

Monday – Friday, June 12 – 23
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
10:00 –12:15 p.m.
Fr. Phil Krill

COURSES IN JULY
Registration Deadline for July classes: June 16, 2017

SP114 DISCERNING GOD'S WILL (2 credits)
An in-depth examination of the Rules for Discernment of St. Ignatius of Loyola, with a special emphasis on their application for discerning God's will in our everyday lives.

Monday– Friday, July 10 - 21
Kenrick-GlennonSeminary
10:00a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Fr. Phil Krill

ONLINE COURSES
ONLINE COURSES– June 5 – August 4, 2017

Registration deadline: May 26, 2017

DEADLINE FOR ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION IS: May Auditing online coursesis not permitted.

ONLINE COURSES

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

ONLINE
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.

ONLINE
Dr. Shawn McCauley Welch

MT 135 SOCIAL TEACHINGS OF THE CHURCH (2 credits) FULL
This course is an investigation in the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church as articulated in the Social Encyclicals. It will cover the followingthemes: God's plan of love for humanity, the Church's mission with regard to social doctrine, rights of persons, principles found in Church's socialdoctrine, the family's role in society, the value and dignity of human work,economic life and concerns, the political dynamic, the international community,stewardship of the environment, promotion of peace, social doctrine and ecclesial action, and the building of a civilization of love.

SS 101 INTRODUCTION TO SACRED SCRIPTURE (2 credits)FULL
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
Liz Balbo Ryan

SS/ST179 HOLY SPIRIT, CHURCH, ETERNAL LIFE IN TheNEW TESTAMENT (2 credits)
An in-depth study of the revealed data of the New Testamentthat provide the basis for subsequent formulations of the Church regarding the Holy Spirit (Pneumatology) the Body of Christ, the Church (Ecclesiology), andthe resurrection of the body, hope of glory, as participation in divine life(Eschatology). (This course can serve for either Sacred Scripture or Systematic Theology.)

ONLINE
Rev. Damien Dougherty, OFM

SS195 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 withGod. 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 toderive key concepts, themes, and messages from these texts for personalformation, catechetical and pastoral ministry.

ONLINE
Rev.Damien R. Dougherty, OFM

ST121 FAITH AND SCIENCE: ARE THEY COMPATIBLE? (2 credits)
Is the Catholic Church anti-science? Does the Church fear that modern science willeventually disprove the existence of God? What about the "Galileo Affair"? Did the Church really persecute Galileo because his scientific conclusions contradicted the worldview of theBible? What about the Theory of Evolution? Does evolution through the process of natural selection disprove the belief that we were created by a loving God? Where does the Church stand on the Theory of Evolution? In thiscourse we will examine these questions and explore the relationship between faith and science. We will discover how faith and science are not opposed to each other, but are actually complementary to each other, giving us a fuller understanding of the truth.

ONLINE
Bryan Jones

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For information on Introductory Sessions for Natural Family Planning please click here


Upcoming NFP Events and Meetings

Monthly - Special Blessing for Couples Trying to Conceive, Expectant Couples, and High-Risk Pregnancies

A special blessing with a first class relic of St. Gianna is offered on the first Saturday of every month at St. Gianna Catholic Church in Wentzville. All couples trying to conceive, expecting or experiencing a high-risk pregnancy are invited to receive the grace offered through this powerful prayer opportunity. The blessing is offered immediately following the 8 a.m. mass at the Shrine of St. Gianna. The parish address is 450 E. Highway N, Wentzville, MO 63385. 


 Monthly - Free Infertility Counseling

(Free half-hour counseling sessions are available for couples experiencing problems trying to conceive through the Office of Natural Family Planning's Enkindle Infertility Counseling Ministry. Call the Office of NFP for more information or to schedule your appointment at 314-997-7576 or email stlnfp@archstl.org - the next sessions are April 13, 2017 and May 11, 2017. Please call for an appointment.)

 

Annually - Humanae Vitae Mass and Celebration

Each summer the Office sponsors a Mass and Family Dinner at the Cathedral Basilica to commemorate the Anniversary of Pope Paul VI encyclical Humanae Vitae.  This year's mass is July 8, 2017 at 5:00PM.  Stay tuned for details!


Parent Child Fertility Appreciation Programs at Mercy HospitalThe 2016/2017 school year Parent/Child programs at Mercy Hospital are now taking reservations.  The events provide an atmosphere of love and learning to promote communication between parents and their children.  Age appropriate information on the function of the reproductive systems is included - emphasizing respect, understanding and appreciation of God's gift of sexuality.  For more information, please call the Department of Fertility Care Services at Mercy Hospital, 314.991.0327.      
13-17  year old boys      October 15, 2017
10-12 year old girls       October 22,2017
11-12 year old boys       November 12, 2017
10-12 year old girls        February 26, 2017
11-12 year old boys       March 19, 2017
13-17 year old girls        April 2, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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