COURSES FOR SPRING 2019 SEMESTER
February 11 – April 12, 2019
Registration deadline: February 1, 2019
Classroom Courses are now offered in an 8 week format. Attendance is required for all eight weeks to receive credit for your course.
CH 111 CHURCH IN THE AGE OF PERSECUTION (2 credits)
A study of Church History from the first Pentecost to the rise of the Emperor Constantine, who made Christianity legal in the Roman Empire. Major themes will be the nature of Roman persecution of the Church, the development of the Sacramental life of the Church, evangelical strategies, and the development of doctrines. Students will have the opportunity to gain a thorough knowledge of this formative period of Church history.
Thursdays, Feb. 14 – April 11, 2019 St. Gerard Majella, Meeting Room 224
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Deacon Carl Sommer
LT 101 CATECHISM II: CATHOLIC SACRAMENTAL & LITURGICAL THEOLOGY (2 credits)
A study of the theology of the seven sacraments as revealed by their origin, development, and liturgical celebration as described in
Part II of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.We will also review how to culturally adapt the celebration of sacraments within our Church.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church, second edition
Tuesdays, Feb. 12 – April 9, 2019 Assumption, Mattese, Church Basement
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Fr. Tom Keller
RE 150 PRAYING WITH CHILDREN (2 credits)
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.
Mondays, Feb. 11 - April 8, 2019 St. Cletus, Duchesne Room
4:00 – 6:30 p.m. Sr. Cathy Doherty, SSND
**RE 174 TEACHING RELIGION TO CHILDREN ( 2 credits)
This course will explore ways to enhance your teaching ministry and help you become a more confident catechist. Topics include: the spirituality of the catechist, the faith development of children, establishing a positive learning environment, and innovative ways to teach religion and nurture the faith.** Satisfies the two credit hour requirement in RE for Archdiocesan Elementary Religion Teacher/PSR Elementary Catechist Certification.
Tuesdays, Feb. 12 – April 9, 2019 Cardinal Rigali Center, Lally Room
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Marianna Merkatoris
RE 191 TEACHING OTHERS TO DISCOVER THE TREASURES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (2 credits)
This course will reflect part of the mission statement of our Archdiocese to bring Jesus Christ to others with a new energy and new enthusiasm. We will explore methodologies that assist educators in teaching about the Holy Spirit in ways that integrate the materials used in your teaching and ministry.
Tuesdays, Feb. 12 - April 9, 2019 St. Clare of Assisi, Library
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Jane Guenther
ST 115 THEOLOGY OF SUFFERING, DEATH, AND AFTERLIFE (2 credits)
A survey of the theological and pastoral aspects of death and suffering. It includes a study of biblical perspectives of death, suffering and afterlife, as well as the theological development of the Church’s understanding of mortality and afterlife, with a focus on the Cross and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The goal of the course is that participants will experience personal growth in these areas of concern so that life can take on deeper meaning and value.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church, second edition
N.K. Sanders,The Epic of Gilgamesh (Penguin Books) ISBN 014044100X
William J. O’Mallley, Redemptive Suffering (Crossroad Publishing) ISBN 9780824516802 (www.crossroadpublishing.com)
Thursdays, Feb. 14- April 11, 2019 Sts. Joachim & Ann, Adult Ed Rm
4:00 – 6:30 p.m. Dr. Barbara Blackburn
Assumption, Mattese, 4725 Mattis Rd., St. Louis, MO 63128 (314) 487-7970
Cardinal Rigali Center, 20 Archbishop May Dr., MO 63119 (314) 792-7454
St. Agnes, 40 St. Agnes Dr., P.O. Box 124, Bloomsdale, MO 63627 (573) 483-2555
St. Clare of Assisi, 15642 Clayton Rd., Ellisville, MO 63011 (636) 394-7307
St. Cletus, 2705 Zumbehl Rd., St. Charles, MO 63301 (636) 946-6327
St. Gerard Majella, 1969 Dougherty Ferry Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122 (314) 965-0709
Sts. Joachim & Ann, 4110 McClay. St. Charles, MO 63304 (636) 441-4835
February 11 – May 3, 2019
DEADLINE FOR ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION IS: February 1, 2019
Auditing online courses is not permitted except with permission from the instructor.
Access online courses at edvance360.com/paulvi/.You will receive an e-mail from edvance360.com with instructions for logging on, February 11 - 13.If you do not receive an e-mail, please email Patrick Iver for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your e-mail, please include your names, course and your e-mail address.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Some people have reported problems with their spam filter blocking confirmations and other important emails regarding their online classes. If you are using a spam filter, please make sure it is set to allow emails from the domains archstl.org and edvance360.com to pass through.
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- It is recommended to use a computer when completing course work, cell phones and tablets are not recommended ONLINE COURSE WITHDRAWAL POLICY See Policies and Procedures listed on page 3 of this brochure.Students will have until the end (Friday) of the first week, (February 15, 2019), after the course is scheduled to withdraw from the course with a full refund.At that time, any students (who have not logged on the course and made their presence and participation known to the instructor) will be removed from the class list.Students who are removed from the class list will not receive any refund if they have not requested to withdraw before that time.
ST 101 CATECHISM I: BASIC CATHOLIC DOCTRINE (2 credits) Bryan Jones
A study of the fundamental beliefs of the Catholic faith as outlined in the creed and described in Part I of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Required texts:The Catechism of the Catholic Church, second edition Peter Kreeft, Catholic Christianity ( Ignatius Press 2001) ISBN 0-8987-0798-6
LT 101 CATECHISM II: CATHOLIC SACRAMENTAL & LITURGICAL THEOLOGY (2 credits) Deepan Rajaratnum
A study of the theology of the seven sacraments as revealed by their origin, development, and liturgical celebration as described in Part II of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Required text:The Catechism of the Catholic Church, second edition This course is full.
MT 101 Catechism III: Foundations of Catholic Morality (2 credits) Dr. Shawn McCauley Welch
A study of the foundational principles of moral theology and the fundamental moral teachings emphasizing that the way of Christ “leads to life,” as described in Part III of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Required texts:The Catechism of the Catholic Church: second edition Morality, The Catholic View; Servais Pinckaers (author), Michael Sherwin(Translator), ISBN 1587315157
SS 101 INTRODUCTION TO SACRED SCRIPTURE (2 credits) Elizabeth Balbo Ryan
A general survey of the Old and New Testament scriptures from a literary, historical and theological perspective, and an introduction to basic principles of Catholic scriptural interpretation.
LT 139 THE SPIRIT OF THE LITURGY (2 credits) Jack Keithley
Diving into the theological and historical foundations of Christian worship, students will become familiar with the illuminating reflections of Romano Guardini and Pope emeritus Benedict XVI. In addition to learning the contributions of these two masterful theologians, this course is designed to provide a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the spirituality at the heart of the liturgy.
Required texts:Romano Guardini. The Spirit of the Liturgy. New York: The Crossroads Publishing Company, 1997. ISBN: 0-8245-1777-6.Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope emeritus Benedict XVI).
The Spirit of the Liturgy. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2000. ISBN: 978-1-58617-997-7.
SP 108 SPIRITUAL FORMATION: BEATITUDES AND EUCHARIST (2 credits) Rev. Damien R. Dougherty, OFM
A reflective examination of the New Law of the Beatitudes, the lived expression of our persistent, dynamic remaining in the Eucharist, as constitutive of the Church, imperative of the Christian.
SS/ST 179 HOLY SPIRIT, CHURCH, AND ETERNAL LIFE (2 credits) Fr. Damien R. Dougherty, O.F.M.
This in-depth study of the revealed data of the New Testament provides the basis for subsequent formulations of the Church regarding the Holy Spirit (Pneumatology), the Body of Christ, the Church (Ecclesiology), the resurrection of the body and hope of glory, as participation in divine life (Eschatology).
ST 128 MARY IN CATHOLIC DOCTRINE AND DEVOTIONAL PRACTICES (2 credits) Dr. James McCullough
This course will examine the scriptural, historical and theological background of of the Church’s reflection on and veneration of Mary. Texts will include the Gospel of Luke, selections from Lumen Gentium of Vatican II, selections from the Catechism, and the encyclical Redemptoris Mater by John Paul II. Special attention will be paid to practical ways Marian devotion can be a part of one’s spiritual formation.
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE - A Journey in Contemplative Prayer and Reflection (2 Credits)
From June 17-28, 2019, Fr. Phil Krill will lead a contemplative pilgrimage to the Holy Land. This is not a sight-seeing tour. Beginning in Galilee and finishing in the Judean desert, we will visit carefully selected sacred sites, absorbing the ethos of the places where Jesus lived and taught. We will also seek to experience, through a combination of lectio divina and contemplative prayer, a strengthened sense of His risen Presence. Our pilgrimage to Israel will proceed at a very measured pace. No “off-the bus, on-the-bus” rushing as is routine on most such tours. We will spend extended time at each sacred place, allowing ample time for reflection and personal prayer. This is essentially a practicum in contemplative practice, employing a synergistic combination of lectio divina, contemplative prayer, and group faith-sharing/spiritual direction. For more information about this pilgrimage and/or to register, go to: www.bibletrektours.com or call George Makhlouf (702) 339-5533.
After booking your trip, please call Paul VI Institute at 314-792-7454 to register for credit.