Dec
11
6:30 PM18:30

Church History (December 11 & 18-MUST ATTEND BOTH PARTS FOR CREDIT)

Church History (December 11 & 18-MUST ATTEND BOTH PARTS FOR CREDIT)

This course looks at the history of the Roman Catholic Church. A timeline will be established. Major events and movements impacting the growth and direction of the Church will be discussed.

LEVEL:  Advanced             LOCATION:  Saint Joan of Arc, St. Thomas Aquinas Room #342 (6:30-9:00 PM)

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Nov
13
6:30 PM18:30

Volunteers and Collaboration—Ministry II (November 13 & 20-MUST ATTEND BOTH PARTS FOR CREDIT)

Focuses on recruiting, training, coordinating and supervising volunteers. Develops the ability to collaborate, using your gifts within an area of expertise and consulting with appropriate others.

LEVEL:  Master/ELM        LOCATION:  Saint Joan of Arc, St. Thomas Aquinas Room #342 (6:30-9:00 PM)

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Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

Catechetical Process

A good learning process is a structured path to deeper meaning that leads from experience through an exposition of concepts to application and integration back into life. It is a process that includes dialogue, presentation, reflection, and activities to apply, integrate, and reinforce learning. A good catechetical session also begins and ends with prayer

LEVEL:  Basic       LOCATION:  Saint Joan of Arc, St. Thomas Aquinas Room #342 (6:30-9:00 PM)

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Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

Calling for Gifts for Ministry - Ministry 2 must attend both September 25 and October 2

Explores the participant’s gifts and raises awareness of the differences of gifts and talents others possess. Grow in appreciation of diversity of gifts and learn to affirm and call forth gifts of others.

LEVEL:  Master/ELM        LOCATION:  Saint Joan of Arc, St. Thomas Aquinas Room #342 (6:30-9:00 PM)

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Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Calling for Gifts for Ministry—Ministry I (September 25 & October 2-MUST ATTEND BOTH PARTS FOR CREDIT)

Explores the participant’s gifts and raises awareness of the differences of gifts and talents others possess. Grow in appreciation of diversity of gifts and learn to affirm and call forth gifts of others.

LEVEL:  Master/ELM        LOCATION:  Saint Joan of Arc, St. Thomas Aquinas Room #342 (6:30-9:00 PM)

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Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

Lesson Planning

This course provides practical tips for basic lesson planning to help you be a more effective catechist with peace and motivation through classroom activities. Lesson planning is of vital importance for presenting the topics of our faith formation in an organized and understandable process. You will be able to develop basic lesson plans suited to your own skills, ideas and methods of teaching. Most of the work is already prepared for you in the materials of the resource books and catechist guide for the textbook series you are using in your parish.

LEVEL:  Basic       LOCATION:  Saint Joan of Arc, St. Thomas Aquinas Room #342 (6:30-9:00 PM)

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Sep
11
6:30 PM18:30

Prayer

This course will cover the basic dynamic of prayer as listening to and responding to God’s call. It will develop the tools to build a stronger relationship with the one, true God.

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Sep
6
3:30 PM15:30

Volunteers and Collaboration—Ministry II (November 13 & 20-MUST ATTEND BOTH PARTS FOR CREDIT)

Focuses on recruiting, training, coordinating and supervising volunteers. Develops the ability to collaborate, using your gifts within an area of expertise and consulting with appropriate others.

LEVEL:  Master/ELM        LOCATION:  Saint Joan of Arc, St. Thomas Aquinas Room #342 (6:30-9:00 PM)

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Jul
18
6:30 PM18:30

Introduction to Theological Reflection

Introduction to Theological Reflection (Tuesday, July 18)

This course focuses on introducing the participants to the process of theological reflection. Theological reflection is a model and method that can assist us in integrating all compartments of our life, work, family, leisure, and faith.

LEVEL:  Basic                       LOCATION:  Saint Joan of Arc, Room 342 (6:30-9:00 PM)

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Jul
18
9:30 AM09:30

Use of Media & Resources

Use of Media & Resources (Tuesday, July 18)

The purpose of this course is to assist the well formed catechist with resources and the use of media. Catechists will learn what resources are available and when certain methods of presentation are preferred. They will also discuss ways of using media to their advantage.

LEVEL:  Specialized           LOCATION:  Saint Patrick, OLP Room (9:30-11:30 AM)

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Jul
12
12:00 PM12:00

Virtues

Virtues (Wednesday, July 12)

This course will cover the virtues - the habitual disposition to do good. It will focus in particular on the cardinal and theological virtues.

LEVEL:  Advanced             LOCATION:  Saint Patrick, OLP Room (Noon-5:00 PM)

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Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

Spiritual Plan of Life

Spiritual Plan of Life (Tuesday, July 11)

This course will cover the importance of having a spiritual plan of life to add constancy and regularity to aid the individual’s growth in holiness. Practices that foster personal piety and encourage sanctification will be discussed.

LEVEL:  Basic       LOCATION:  Saint Joan of Arc, Room 342 (6:30-9:00 PM)

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Jul
11
9:30 AM09:30

Temperaments

Temperaments (Tuesday, July 11)

This course explores the four basic temperaments and their traits. They are part of our unique make-up and may indicate which path to holiness would be most effective for each unique individual.

LEVEL:  Specialized           LOCATION:  Saint Patrick, OLP Room (9:30-11:30 AM)

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Jun
19
9:30 AM09:30

Presentation Skills

Presentation Skills (Monday, June 19)

This course will cover the basic skills of presenting a catechist certification course for the F.I.R.E. program. The course will deal primarily with courses in the Basic and Specialized levels, however a brief overview of working with Power Point presentations in the Advanced and Master levels will be provided.

LEVEL:  Advanced             LOCATION:  Saint Joan of Arc, Room 342 (9:30-3:30, includes hour for lunch on own)

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Jun
13
9:30 AM09:30

Overview of Christology

Overview of Christology (Tuesday, June 13)

This course provides a very brief introduction to the theology of the Church’s doctrine about Jesus Christ in the light of Christian faith, practice, and worship.

LEVEL:  Specialized           LOCATION:  Saint Patrick, OLP Room (9:30-11:30 AM)

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May
15
6:30 PM18:30

Overview of the Word of God

Overview of Word of God (May 15)

This is a brief study of the Bible as the inspired Word of God. Students will work with Second Vatican Council document Dei Verbum in applying the tools and methods the Church employs to interpret texts and to deepen its understanding of revelation.

LEVEL:  Basic                       LOCATION:  Saint Joan of Arc, St. Thomas Aquinas Room #342- (6:30-9:00 PM)

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May
8
6:30 PM18:30

Classroom Management

Classroom Management (May 8)

This course will provide practical tips and guides for maintaining peace and order in the classroom while fostering growth in faith formation. We will define classroom management and its limits as well as various styles in various settings.

LEVEL:  Basic                       LOCATION:  Saint Joan of Arc, St. Thomas Aquinas Room #342- (6:30-9:00 PM

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May
1
6:30 PM18:30

Apologetics

Apologetics (April 24 & May 1-MUST ATTEND BOTH PARTS FOR CREDIT)

Goal of workshop is to introduce you to the basic concepts of Catholic apologetics.

LEVEL:  Advanced             LOCATION:  Saint Joan of Arc, St. Thomas Aquinas Room #342- (6:30-9:00 PM)

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Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

Apologetics

Apologetics (April 24 & May 1-MUST ATTEND BOTH PARTS FOR CREDIT)

Goal of workshop is to introduce you to the basic concepts of Catholic apologetics.

LEVEL:  Advanced             LOCATION:  Saint Joan of Arc, St. Thomas Aquinas Room #342- (6:30-9:00 PM)

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Apr
3
6:30 PM18:30

Overview of Moral Theology

Overview of Moral Theology (April 3)

An introduction to the nature and process of moral decision-making and the principles derived from the Catholic Faith that would be involved in such moral decision-making.

LEVEL:  Specialized           LOCATION:  Saint Joan of Arc, St. Thomas Aquinas Room #342- (6:30-9:00 PM)

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Mar
27
6:30 PM18:30

Overview of Liturgy

Overview of Liturgy (March 27)

This course offers a brief overview of the parts of the Mass and an explanation of each part. The Mass celebrates the central article of our faith – that Jesus Christ died for our sins and by His Resurrection, saved us from death. The Liturgical Year will also be discussed.

LEVEL:  Basic                       LOCATION:  Saint Joan of Arc, St. Thomas Aquinas Room #342- (6:30-9:00 PM)

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Mar
20
6:30 PM18:30

Social Justice

Social Justice (March 6 & 20-MUST ATTEND BOTH PARTS FOR CREDIT)—NO SESSION ON March 13 (Parish Mission)

This workshop explores the modern Catholic social teaching as the body of social principles and moral teaching that is articulated in the papal, conciliar, and other official documents issued since the late nineteenth century dealing with economic, political, and social order. This teaching is rooted in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures as well as in traditional philosophical and theological teachings of the Church.

LEVEL:  Advanced/ELMLOCATION:  Saint Joan of Arc, St. Thomas Aquinas Room #342- (6:30-9:00 PM)

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Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

Social Justice

Social Justice (March 6 & 20-MUST ATTEND BOTH PARTS FOR CREDIT)—NO SESSION ON March 13 (Parish Mission)

This workshop explores the modern Catholic social teaching as the body of social principles and moral teaching that is articulated in the papal, conciliar, and other official documents issued since the late nineteenth century dealing with economic, political, and social order. This teaching is rooted in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures as well as in traditional philosophical and theological teachings of the Church.

LEVEL:  Advanced/ELMLOCATION:  Saint Joan of Arc, St. Thomas Aquinas Room #342- (6:30-9:00 PM)

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Feb
27
6:30 PM18:30

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catechism of the Catholic Church (February 20& 27-MUST ATTEND BOTH PARTS FOR CREDIT)

This workshop breaks open the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It explores the history of the catechism and how to ground one’s ministry in the rich wisdom contained in it.

LEVEL:  Advanced             LOCATION:  Saint Joan of Arc, St. Thomas Aquinas Room #342- (6:30-9:00 PM)

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Feb
20
6:30 PM18:30

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catechism of the Catholic Church (February 20& 27-MUST ATTEND BOTH PARTS FOR CREDIT)

This workshop breaks open the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It explores the history of the catechism and how to ground one’s ministry in the rich wisdom contained in it.

LEVEL:  Advanced             LOCATION:  Saint Joan of Arc, St. Thomas Aquinas Room #342- (6:30-9:00 PM)

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Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

Theological Reflection

Theological Reflection (February 6 & 13-MUST ATTEND BOTH PARTS FOR CREDIT)

Focuses on familiarizing the participants with the process of theological reflection.

LEVEL:  Master/ELM        LOCATION:  Saint Joan of Arc, St. Thomas Aquinas Room #342- (6:30-9:00 PM)

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