Current Schedule


Cycle 2 (3/2-4/14) 

  • Intro to Catechesis CR
    • Liz Ryan
    • St. Paul, Fenton
    • March 7, 14, 21, 28, and April 4
    • 1:00-3:30 pm
  • Intro to Christian Morality CR
    • Paul Kraus
    • Christian Brothers College High School
    • March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1
    • 6:30-8:30 pm

Cycle 3 (4/19-5/9)

  • Basic Catechist Formation for PSR Catechists
  • Praying with Students for PSR Catechists
    • What is prayer?  What does praying look like?  How does praying feel?   In the class we will focus on praying with children, using rituals, life experience, stories, scripture, theology, etc.   Come for your own enrichment as catechists and as persons of prayer.
      • Sr. Cathy Doherty
      • Our Lady of Guadalupe
      • April 20, 27, May 4
      • 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Cycle 4 (5/24-6/27) 

  • Scripture
  • Intro to Catechesis
    • Barb Yoffie
    • June 8-11, June 15-18
    • 10:00-1:00 on the 8th and 18th 
    • 10:00-12:30 on the other 6 days
    • St. Clement of Rome
  • Intro to Liturgy
    • Sr. Cathy Doherty
    • June 11, 12, 15, 16, 17
    • 9:00am - 1:00 pm
    • Our Lady of Guadalupe

Cycle 5 (7/12- 8/15)

  • Sacraments

Cycle 6 (8/30-10/3)

  • Survey of Catholic Doctrine
  • Holy Spirit


Online courses will be offered through VLCFF - Dayton as we realign the formational needs of adults seeking personal enrichment and faculties seeking religion certification.

Over 45 courses are available online. These include Scripture, Christology, Ecclesiology, Sacraments, Catholic Beliefs, Media Education, Catholic Social and Prayer; to name just a few.  Courses run for 3-6 weeks and are capped at 15 participants. They are password protected and run by credentialed facilitators. 

Classes are open to any interested adult and may be applied toward certification requirements. Because our diocese is a VLCFF Partner, your cost is only $50.00 per course, plus the cost of text.  

    1. Go to:
    2. Find "Become a new student". It may be at the bottom of the page.
    3. See “New Student: Create a profile.” Select this link and follow the instructions. Be sure to select the Archdiocese of St. Louis to receive the partnership price ($50) for the course. Be sure to list your school parish in your profile. This will allow us to bill your parish.
    4. When finished you will be asked if you want to register for a class.  If you say “yes” it will give you a list of classes that are coming up in the next cycle.
    5. Click on register.
    6. The payment code is 2020StLouis
  • Requirements for Basic Catechist Certification and VLCFF course equivalent
  • Survey of Catholic Doctrine is equivalent to ST101
  • Sacraments is equivalent to LT101
  • Intro to Christian Morality is equivalent to MT101            
  • Intro to Scripture is equivalent to SS101
  • Intro to Prayer is equivalent to SP187
  • Intro to Catechesis is equivalent to RE174