Our Catechist Training Courses focus on content and teaching methods. This page lists the courses we offer on Catechism, Scripture, Church History and other Special Topics. For courses on methods, please click here.

TEACHING CATECHISM


CAT101: Catholic Education: What Every Teacher Needs to Know 

Instructor: Colette Lienhard, M.A.
An introduction to the Ministry of Catechesis outlining sources for ministry, classroom methods and management, and presenting an overview of the Scriptures and the Catechism. Classroom ideas provided.  Ideal for all catechists  and school teachers.
Classes include: An Introduction to Teaching the Faith, Teaching Methods and Classroom Management, The Catechism and Scripture (An Overview), The Old Testament (Key Figures and Events), The New Testament (Key Figures and Events), What to Teach (Part 1): The Creed, What to Teach (Part 2): The Sacraments, What to Teach (Part 3): The Moral Life, What to Teach (Part 4): Prayer, The Ministry of Catechesis

CAT102: The Creed

Instructor: Colette Lienhard, M.A.
This course presents the Creed based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  Each class also provides classroom ideas for teaching, and a forum for sharing your own ideas. Ideal for all catechists and teachers of the Faith, including parents and home-schoolers.
Classes include: I Believe in God, Creator of Heaven and Earth, I Believe in Jesus Christ, Jesus was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus' Passion, Jesus rose again and ascended into heaven, Jesus will come again to judge the living and the dead, I believe in the Holy Spirit, I believe in the Holy Catholic Church, I believe in life everlasting

CAT103: The Sacraments

Instructor: Colette Lienhard, M.A.
This course presents the Sacraments based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  Each class also provides classroom ideas for teaching, and a forum for sharing your own ideas. Ideal for all catechists and teachers of the Faith, including parents and home-schoolers.
Classes include: Sacraments and Liturgy, Baptism, Eucharist, The Mass, Confirmation, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, Matrimony, Sacramentals

CAT104: The Moral Life

Instructor: Colette Lienhard, M.A.
This course presents the Moral Life based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  Each class also provides classroom ideas for teaching, and a forum for sharing your own ideas. Ideal for all catechists and teachers of the Faith, including parents and home-schoolers.
Classes include: Called to Holiness, The Moral Life, Commandments 1-3, Commandment 4, Commandment 5, Commandments 6 & 9, Commandments 7 & 10, Commandment 8, Virtue and Vice, Beatitudes

CAT105: The Life of Prayer

Instructor: Colette Lienhard, M.A.
This course presents Prayer based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church as well as various traditions and devotions commonly taught throughout the liturgical year.  Each class also provides classroom ideas for teaching, and a forum for sharing your own ideas. Ideal for catechists and all teachers of the Faith, including parents and home-schoolers.
Classes include: Prayer (An Overview), The Our Father, The Hail Mary, The Rosary, The Stations of the Cross, Divine Mercy, Devotions for Advent and Christmas, Devotions for Lent and Easter, Marian Devotions, Devotions for Catechists

 

TEACHING WITH THE BIBLE

AFF101: Eden to Eden

Instructor: Sebastian Carnazzo, S.T.D.

 

CAT220 : Biblical Catechesis, Part 1: Eden to Egypt

Instructor: Colette Lienhard, M.A.

Learn the Scriptures and how they relate to the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Classes include: Our Loving Creator, Together in the Garden, Turning Away from God, Offering Sacrifice, A New Creation and Reaching for Heaven, Promises Made by God, A Test of Fidelity, The Blessing of Marriage, A Trick and a Blessing, Duty and Love.

 

CAT221: Biblical Catechesis, Part 2: Passover to Promised Land

Instructor: Colette Lienhard, M.A.

Learn the Scriptures and how they relate to the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Classes include: Slave and Savior, From Water to the Kingdom, Called by God, No Other gods, Freed From Slavery, I will be your God and You will be My People, True Worship, To the Promised Land, Forty Years in the Desert and Entering the Promised Land

 

CAT222: Biblical Catechesis, Part 3 Judges to Jesus

Instructor: Colette Lienhard, M.A.

Learn the Scriptures and how they relate to the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Classes include: Judges, A New King for Israel, The Throne of David, A Divided Kingdom, Exiled, Restoration of Israel, The Kingdom of God is at Hand, The Annunciation and Visitation, The Birth of Jesus, Escape to Egypt.

 

CAT223: Biblical Catechesis, Part 4: Jesus' Public Ministry

Instructor: Colette Lienhard, M.A.

Learn the Scriptures and how they relate to the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Classes include: Lots and Found in the Temple, This is My Beloved Son, Do Whatever He Tells You, The Call of the Apostles, The Kingdom of God, Jesus' Teaching, Healing and Nature Miracles, Bread of Life, Friend of Sinners, My Father's House, The Last Supper, Jesus' Passion and Jesus is Risen

 

CAT224: Biblical Catechesis, Part 5: Early Church

Instructor: Colette Lienhard, M.A.

Learn the Scriptures and how they relate to the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Classes include: Jesus explains the Scriptures, Feed My Sheep, Pentecost, Stephen the Martyr, Philip and the Ethiopian, Peter and Cornelius, The Conversion of Saul, The Council of Jerusalem, TO the Ends of the Earth, Paul's Trial, Our God Reigns

 

TEACHING CHURCH HISTORY

 

CAT230: Church History: 0-800

Instructor: Denise McNulty, M.A.

Learn about the rich History of the Church during its formative years through the first ecumenical councils which defined our faith!

Classes include: The Discipline of Church History, The Underground Church, Leadership in the Early Church, Faith and Practices of the Early Church, The Appeal of Christianity and the decline of Rome and North Africa, Fathers and Doctors of the Early Church, The Emergence of Christendom, Carolingian Culture and Monasticism, The Muslim Conquest of Spain and Christian Culture of the First Millennia, Conversions Among European Peoples.

 

CAT231: Church History 801-Reformation

Instructor: Denise McNulty, M.A.

Learn about the Catholic Church and the transformation of culture - a timely course from which we can learn today.

Classes include:  Introduction to Medieval Church Life, Papal Reassertion and the East-West Schism, High Medieval Church Structure and Monasticism, The Crusades, The Torch of the Middle Ages, Late Middle Ages and Marian Devotion, Renaissance Papacy and Changes to Europe, Church Art of the Middle Ages/Renaissance, The Church and Martin Luther, Apologetics and the Reformation.

 

CAT232: Church History: Counter Reformation - Present

Instructor: Denise McNulty, M.A.

The Catholic Church becomes truly universal as she become global in location, politics, and thought. 

Classes Include: The Aftermath of the Reformation and its Effects, The Counter-Reformation and the Council of Trent, St. Ignatius of Loyola, the Jesuits, and Missions, Catholicism Expands Across the Oceans, The Church, Science, and Reason, Divisions and Revolution, The Slave Trade, the American Civil War, and Catholics, The Church's Emergence into the Modern Age, Catholicism and the First Half of the Twentieth Century, Vatican II to the Present.

 

 

TEACHING SPECIAL TOPICS

 

 

AFF241: The Virtues

Instructor: Patricia Maskell, M.A.

This course on the virtues is designed to present the beauty of the Church's moral teachings on living a virtuous life.  As such, it will present the theological and cardinal virtues, as well as the relation of the virtues to the beatitudes and the moral life.  Ideal for individuals, Youth Ministers, Catechists for all ages and those striving to grow in holiness!

Classes include: To Live a Virtuous Life, The Theological Virtue of Faith, The Theological Virtue of Hope, The Theological Virtue of Charity, The Cardinal Virtue of Prudence, The Cardinal Virtue of Justice, The Cardinal Virtue of Fortitude, The Cardinal Virtue of Temperance, Virtue and Beatitude, Virtues, Moral and Christian Ethics

 

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