Live and Online Course

Due to the unprecedented situation with Covid-19 the Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis has canceled all remaining "live class" for this catechetical year. All participants that had previously registered for a live class can contact Christine Georgi at cgeorgi@diobrook.org to be enrolled in an online course of equal value. Reimbursements at this moment are not possible.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

The Secretariat prays for you and your families, stay safe.

Forming Missionary Disciples - The Basic Tasks of Catechesis
This online independent study course will examine the six fundamental tasks of catechesis that the Church summarizes in the General Directory for Catechesis as the most effective and fruitful means to form authentic disciples of Jesus Christ. Particular emphasis will be on the need to foster in students a sense of responsibility towards the community of the Church, and the need to incorporate a missionary initiation in their catechesis. Reflecting on these tasks, catechists will give consideration to how they might equip the laity to witness Christ in their everyday lives by using their gifts and talents.
$45 (Credit Hours: 10)
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Introduction to Scripture - Scripture and the Gospel Message
Introduction to Scripture and the Gospel Message provides a basic overview of Sacred Scripture that is advantageous for all adult Catholics, but was developed primarily for catechists. The content focuses on the Church’s principles for Biblical interpretation as explained in concrete examples drawn from the New Testament as well as a brief discussion of the benefits and shortcomings of both the ancient and modern approaches. Students will also be introduced to the Gospels and Letters of St. Paul as the fulfillment of Israel’s story in Christ and the implications for Christian doctrine and discipleship. Those who complete this course should be able to appreciate more fully the Biblical narrative as alive for themselves as Catholics and consequently, for all those that will benefit from their teaching.
$45 (Credit Hours: 10)
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Called to Accompany
The Called to Accompany series invites youth ministry volunteers to learn and explore the many aspects that make a parish youth ministry successful. Through videos and group discussion, volunteers are encouraged to respond to Pope Francis' call.
FREE (Credit Hours: 10)
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Catechesis 101
Catechesis 101 is an innovative, 8-lesson course designed to give all Catholic catechists a solid foundation. This course provides a solid understanding of the Church's vision for catechesis as well as practical, hands-on methodology that is proven to bear fruit in catechetical sessions.
$29 (Credit Hours: 10)
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Church History
This course is meant to help familiarize catechists with the rich and complicated history of the Catholic Church in order to better equip them to teach and defend the faith.
$10 (Credit Hours: 5)
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Introduction to Catholicisim
Introduction to Catholicism, 2nd Edition, contains the same Catholic teaching found in the popular original textbook, with expanded topics. Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this text covers the basic tenets of the Faith and what it means to be Catholic.
$33 (Credit Hours: 10)
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Living Catholic
The online lessons of Living Catholic parallel the four parts of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: the faith we profess (the Nicene Creed), the way we worship (the sacraments), the way we live (Christian morality), and the way we relate to God (prayer).
$10 (Credit Hours: 5)
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New Testament Studies
Old Testament Studies provides learners with a chance to deepen their overall knowledge and passion for the Old Testament with emphasis on origins, history, context and theology of the New Testament and early Christianity.
$25 (Credit Hours: 10)
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Old Testament Studies
The main idea for this course is to provide learners with a chance to deepen their overall knowledge and passion for the Old Testament with emphasis upon the main teachings of Catholicism and how it incorporates Sacred Scripture as an essential aspect of the faith.
$25 (Credit Hours: 10)
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Revelation of God
This course is designed for learners to be able to take the more important concepts and ideas that are presented in the initial formation Creed course and develop them to a more profound level.
$25 (Credit Hours: 10)
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Scripture
This series on Sacred Scripture will give you an overview and introduction to this intriguing book; a book that has not only changed the world but is also given a divine role to play in each of our lives. The Scripture course is filled with rich detail, inspirational imagery, engaging interactions, and over 60 fantastic videos featuring Matthew Kelly.
$25 (Credit Hours: 10)
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Spirituality for Teachers and Catechists
Spirituality for Teachers and Catechists is an engaging, 5 part course that guides the participant along the road of holiness. The course explores the foundations of spiritual theology while offering concrete applications to help participants grow in their daily prayer life. Each lesson contains high quality video instruction, interactive activities, and quizzes to apply the knowledge gained throughout each lesson.
$25 (Credit Hours: 10)
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The Church and Social Justice
The Church’s social teaching is a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society. It offers moral principles and coherent values that are badly needed in our time.
$10 (Credit Hours: 5)
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The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit is an interactive, five part course that dives into the Charismatic and Hierarchical Gifts of the Holy Spirit. In this course, participants will develop an understanding of the history and nature of both types of gifts and learn to discern how the Holy Spirit is working in the Church today. Each lesson contains high quality video instruction, interactive activities, and quizzes to apply the knowledge gained throughout each lesson.
$25 (Credit Hours: 10)
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The Gospels
The Gospels means the good news! The Gospels course will give catechist an intensive review of the books and writers of the Gospels. The course also connects the way the Gospels connect and fulfill the teaching and prophecies of the Old Testament. Catechist will learn about the birth of Christianity and our Church.
$10 (Credit Hours: 5)
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The History of the Church
This comprehensive history of the Catholic Church includes every major event in the Church’s history from the life of her founder, Jesus Christ, to the present day. Complete with maps, timelines, sidebars, paintings, and photographs, The History of the Church is a critical historical resource for Catholic and non-Catholic historians alike.
$33 (Credit Hours: 10)
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TOB in Touch - Adults and Educators
Parents and Catechists will find this handy in giving a brief, powerful, and foundational glimpse of Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, which he himself called the “most suitable” way of educating people nowadays. Find hints about how to reach teens, do’s and don’t’s, and a focus on the Bishops’ Document, The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality.
$44 (Credit Hours: 10)
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