Faith Formation and Spirituality

Our Catechist Training Courses focus on content and teaching methods. This page lists the courses we offer on for home educators. As Catholic Education is all education through the lens of Catholicism, this section will eventually have courses that are not strictly catechetical.

AFF241: Our Vocation: The Virtuous Life

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

AFF213: The Domestic Church: Catholic Parenting

Instructor: David Wallace, M.A.

This course presents an overview of the natural and supernatural rights, responsibilities, and obligations of the Catholic family in educating children in the faith, including practical guidelines for implementing religious instruction in the home and for planting the seeds of faith that then might be watered and nourished by parish catechesis. Ideal for newly married couples, expectant parents, or parents with young children (0-6 years of age).

Classes include: Marriage and Holiness, The Priestly Role of the Parent, The Magisterium on Parental Rights and Responsibilities in Education, Forming a Catholic Conscience, The Cardinal Virtues, The Virtue of Religion, Temperaments in the Child, Moralistic Therapeutic Deism, Choosing Godparents, Preparing for a Child's Baptism

AFF214: Building the Domestic Church

Instructor: David Wallace, M.A.

This course discusses ways to fostering a deeper understanding of the Faith and leading your children to worship and prayer in the Church. 

Classes include: Evangelization and the Tasks of CatechesisFostering the Theological Virtues, Salvation History Fulfilled in Christ, Part 1, Salvation History Fulfilled in Christ, Part 2, Principles of Moral Training in Christ, Principles for Prayer in the Home, Family Participation at Holy MassThe Parish Church: House of God, Understanding Sin and Preparing for a Child's First Confession, Preparing for the Reception of a Child's First Holy Communion

AFF215: Leading Children to a Mature Faith

Instructor: David Wallace, M.A.

This course is designed to assist parents and educators with the task of leading children to a mature faith so they might lead a life of holiness.  This course is ideal for parents and catechists of children between the ages of First Communion through Confirmation.  

The Lord's Day and Liturgical Seasons, Vices, Virtues, and Beatitudes, Part 1, Vices, Virtues, and Beatitudes, Part 2, The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, The Corporal Works of Mery, The Spiritual Works of Mercy, Reading Scripture in the Home, Prayer with Older Children, Preparing for Confirmation, Spiritual Combat and the Defense of the Faith

CAT200: Faith Development: Youths and Adults

Instructor: Romano Kidd, M.A.

This course looks at the faith development of those who will be, and in fact already are the future of the Church.  This course addresses not only the needs of Youths and Adults, but also discusses ways to form them into true leaders of the Church, including meeting the needs of their parish.

Classes include: Introduction to Faith DevelopmentStages of Faith DevelopmentFaith Development for TeensFaith Development for Young AdultsFaith Development for AdultsFaith Development for ConvertsFaith Development for Diverse Groups, Faith Development in Relation to Other Faiths, Developing Leaders, Part I, Developing Leaders, Part 2