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Upcoming Events
2024-2025

New! Spanish Courses!

Beginning in July, Deacon Anthony Calderon will offer our Teaching the Faith Courses in SPANISH at Christ the Redeemer! Register now for EC101: EDUCACIÓN CATÓLICA: LO QUE TODO CATEQUISTA DEBE SABER!

About the Instructor:

Deacon Anthony Calderón was ordained in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1999. He is fully bilingual in the English and Spanish languages. He vast experience in the educational field. Since his move from Puerto Rico to Virginia, he had served for 6 years as the D.R.E. for the Parish of Our Lady of Angels in Woodbridge. He is currently the D.R.E. for the parish of Christ the Redeemer in Sterling. He has been a VIRTUS facilitator since 2018. He has been married for over 46 years, had 4 children, has 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

 

El Diácono Anthony Calderón fue ordinado en San Juan, Puerto Rico en 1999. Él es completamente bilingüe en los idiomas de inglés y español. Desde que se trasladó de Puerto Rico a Virginia, él ha servido por 6 años como el D.R.E. de la parroquia Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles en Woodbridge. Actualmente, él es el D.R.E. de la parroquia Cristo Redentor en Sterling. Él ha sido facilitador de VIRTUS desde 2018. Él ha estado casado por más de 46 años, tuvo 4 hijos, tiene 12 nietos, y 3 vis nietos.

About the Instructor:

Delores Nelson, M.A., earned an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from National University in San Diego, California in 1984 and a Masters in Computer Information Systems in 1990 from Strayer University. She earned a Masters in Theology from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College in 2003. Delores has retired from being a Director of Religious Education, but she continues her work in catechist formation as an instructor for the Catholic Education Center (for 12 years) and her work as founder of the Marian Society of Catechists and Teachers.  

Sept.-Oct. 2024

Teaching the Faith Courses for Catechist Certification Include:
CAT101: Catholic Education: What Every Teacher Needs to Know
CAT102: Teaching the Creed
CAT103: Teaching the Sacraments
CAT104: Teaching the Moral LIfe
CAT105: Teaching Prayer and Tradition

Arlington Diocese catechist certification recognizes the commitment and dedication of catechists who receive formation to strive for excellence in ministry.

About the Instructor:

Delores Nelson, M.A., earned an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from National University in San Diego, California in 1984 and a Masters in Computer Information Systems in 1990 from Strayer University. She earned a Masters in Theology from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College in 2003. Delores has retired from being a Director of Religious Education, but she continues her work in catechist formation as an instructor for the Catholic Education Center (for 12 years) and her work as founder of the Marian Society of Catechists and Teachers.  

BIBLICAL CATECHESIS is the Specialty of teaching the Faith with the Scriptures. Come, learn your Bible! This course offers a thorough review of Salvation History, and how it relates to our faith today. These five courses earn a Specialized Catechist Certification in Arlington Diocese. Come, join Delores Nelson to become confident in teaching with the Bible, understanding key figures and symbols in the Bible, and how our faith is truly Scriptural.

Beginning
Fall 2024

About the Instructor:

Delores Nelson, M.A., earned an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from National University in San Diego, California in 1984 and a Masters in Computer Information Systems in 1990 from Strayer University. She earned a Masters in Theology from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College in 2003. Delores has retired from being a Director of Religious Education, but she continues her work in catechist formation as an instructor for the Catholic Education Center (for 12 years) and her work as founder of the Marian Society of Catechists and Teachers.  

Beginning
Jan. 2025

About the Instructor:

Delores Nelson, M.A., earned an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from National University in San Diego, California in 1984 and a Masters in Computer Information Systems in 1990 from Strayer University. She earned a Masters in Theology from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College in 2003. Delores has retired from being a Director of Religious Education, but she continues her work in catechist formation as an instructor for the Catholic Education Center (for 12 years) and her work as founder of the Marian Society of Catechists and Teachers.  

Want to learn to confidently teach with any resource? These courses will review what we believe - and HOW to teach it!

Come learn from the best! Delores is amazing!

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