School of Christian Formation … Online

Approved by the Office of Catechetical Leadership, Youth and Young Adult Ministry Formation • Anthony C. Marchica, Director

School of Christian Formation Online Courses

Course Description, Requirements, Ordering, and Online Access

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Introduction to the Bible

Old and New Testament

Christology

Ecclesiology

History of the Church

Liturgy and Sacraments

Vatican II

Morality

Catholic Social Doctrine

Spirituality

Pastoral Ministry

An Introduction to the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

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Vatican II — $30

Those who have earned Basic and Intermediate Catechist Certification through the Searchlight Virtual School automatically receive credit for this course when they enter the School of Christian Formation. 

Course Description: This course develops the principle that the Second Vatican Council remains the fundamental event in the life of the contemporary Church and is the constant reference point for pastoral action. This course will:

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Vatican II Today

Calling Catholics to Holiness and Service

Edited by Judy Ball and Joan McKamey

St. Anthony Messenger Press

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Morality — $30

Course Description: This course emphasizes that the Christian moral life begins with the experience that we are loved by God in an unimaginable, unfathomable way and that living faithfully is our attempt to respond to the gift of that love. This course will help students:

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Discerning the Voice of the Good Shepherd

By Michelle Willis (Based on: The Way of the Lord Jesus Volume 1- Christian Moral Principles by Germain Grisez

The Ten Commandments: Sounds of Love From Sinai

By Alfred McBride, O.Praem.

Who Will Be Saved? What Catholics Believe About Salvation

By Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M.

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Christian Morality: 

In the Breath of God 

Russell B. Conners, Jr., Ph.D. 

Loyola Press

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Catholic Social Doctrine — $30

Those who have earned Basic and Intermediate Catechist Certification through the Searchlight Virtual School automatically receive credit for this course when they enter the School of Christian Formation. 

Course Description: This course stresses that “to work for social justice is embedded in the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, who came ‘to bring good tidings to the poor ... liberty to captives ... and recovery of sight to the blind’” (NDC #42-C).  This course will:

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A Concise Guide to Catholic Social Teaching

Kevin E. McKenna

Ave Maria Press

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Building A Culture of Life - The Church's Social Teachings

A Six-Step Tutorial

Theological Advisor: Rev. John D'Mello, Ph.D., S.T.L.

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Spirituality — $30

Course Description: The history of the Church is the story of faith handed on, of how fallible human people have struggled to live out the Gospel in the very concrete circumstances of their lives for two thousand years. This course will help students:

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Christian Spirituality: Themes from the Tradition

By Lawrence S. Cunningham

and Keith J. Egan

Paulist Press

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A nine-part tutorial based on the book:

Six Keys to a Deeper Spiritual Life

By Therese Cirner

Used with the permission of the author. 

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http://www.theresecirner.com

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Pastoral Ministry — $30

Course Description: This course provides an overview of lay ecclesial ministry situated within the social and ecclesial environment and within the framework of the Church's belief, teaching, and pastoral practice. This course:

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Forward in Hope

Saying AMEN to Lay Ecclesial Ministry

Bishop Matthew H. Clark

Ave Maria Press

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Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord

A Resource for Guiding the Development of Lay Ecclesial Ministry

A Statement of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

 

Co-Workers Tutorial 1: Describing and Responding to New Realities

Co-Workers Tutorial 2: Understanding the Realities in Light of Theology and Church Teaching

 

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