Summer Intensive Program 2018

  • The catechetics module for Catholic School teachers (Catholic Identity) and four sexuality catechesis modules are being offered at the Chancery at St. Dominic Center on June 6-8.
  • All nine FTCM theological content courses are being offered at the University of St. Thomas June 11-29.
  • The first semester FTCM theological content courses are being offered at St. Helen Church (Pearland) the week of July 16-20.
  • The second semester FTCM theological content courses are being offered at St. Laurence Church (Sugar Land) the week of July 9-13.
  • The third semester FTCM theological content courses are being offered at St. Edward Church (Spring) the week of July 23-27.

See the tabs below for more details.



    • Catechetics Modules
    •  

      Friday, June 8, 2018

      10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Catholic Identity in Catholic Schools
      Room 140, Chancery, St. Dominic Center

      This module is for Catholic school personnel only.

      It is offered to Catholic school personnel by the Catholic Schools Office at no charge. The revised Catholic Identity module is an introduction to the basics of Catholic identity within the Catholic schools. It focuses on the gospel values which must be an integral part of the school culture and gives teachers guidance on how to incorporate those values into all subjects and areas of school life.

      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 38 

    • Sexuality Catechetics
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      Wednesday, June 6, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Sexuality Catechesis with Children (Grades 1-5)
      Room 140, Chancery, St. Dominic Center

      Sexuality catechist modules provide an age-specific skill set that complements the theological content in the area of sexuality within the archdiocesan Moral Teachings course. Completion of both the Moral Teachings course and the appropriate module is required for those who serve as principal catechist in the area of sexuality.

      Each 3-hour module consists of two parts.

      • One part (90-minutes) is focused on helping the catechist to understand and appropriate the Catholic vision for human sexuality catechesis into one’s own experience.
      • The other part (90-minutes) provides the catechist with the age specific catechetical content for Children (Grades 1-5) to be taught along with resources and skills appropriate for engaging learners of that age.

      Because the first part of every module is the same, catechists who choose to attend additional sexuality modules, need to attend ONLY the age-specific component for that module.

      Remaining Capacity: 25 
      1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Sexuality Catechesis with Younger Adolescents (Grades 6-8)
      Room 140, Chancery, St. Dominic Center

      Sexuality catechist modules provide an age-specific skill set that complements the theological content in the area of sexuality within the archdiocesan Moral Teachings course. Completion of both the Moral Teachings course and the appropriate module is required for those who serve as principal catechist in the area of sexuality.


      Each 3-hour module consists of two parts.

      • One part (90-minutes) is focused on helping the catechist to understand and appropriate the Catholic vision for human sexuality catechesis into one’s own experience.
      • The other part (90-minutes) provides the catechist with the age specific catechetical content for Younger Adolescents (Grades 6-8) to be taught along with resources and skills appropriate for engaging learners of that age.

      Because the first part of every module is the same, catechists who choose to attend additional sexuality modules, need to attend ONLY the age-specific component for that module.

      Remaining Capacity: 40 
       

      Thursday, June 7, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Sexuality Catechesis with Older Adolescents (Grades 9-12)
      Room 140, Chancery, St. Dominic Center

      Sexuality catechist modules provide an age-specific skill set that complements the theological content in the area of sexuality within the archdiocesan Moral Teachings course. Completion of both the Moral Teachings course and the appropriate module is required for those who serve as principal catechist in the area of sexuality.


      Each 3-hour module consists of two parts.

      • One part (90-minutes) is focused on helping the catechist to understand and appropriate the Catholic vision for human sexuality catechesis into one’s own experience.
      • The other part (90-minutes) provides the catechist with the age specific catechetical content for Older Adolescents (Grades 9-12) to be taught along with resources and skills appropriate for engaging learners of that age.

      Because the first part of every module is the same, catechists who choose to attend additional sexuality modules, need to attend ONLY the age-specific component for that module.

      Remaining Capacity: 60 
      1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Sexuality Catechesis with Adults (Age 18 and older)
      Room 140, Chancery, St. Dominic Center

      Sexuality catechist modules provide an age-specific skill set that complements the theological content in the area of sexuality within the archdiocesan Moral Teachings course. Completion of both the Moral Teachings course and the appropriate module is required for those who serve as principal catechist in the area of sexuality.

      Each 3-hour module consists of two parts.

      • One part (90-minutes) is focused on helping the catechist to understand and appropriate the Catholic vision for human sexuality catechesis into one’s own experience.
      • The other part (90-minutes) provides the catechist with the age specific catechetical content for Adults (Ages 18 and up) to be taught along with resources and skills appropriate for engaging learners of that age.

      Because the first part of every module is the same, catechists who choose to attend additional sexuality modules, need to attend ONLY the age-specific component for that module.

      Remaining Capacity: 57 

    • FTCM – UST
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      Monday, June 11, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Introduction to Scripture - Session 1
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This course presupposes that an individual has not had a general overview of the Bible and is interested in a more academic approach. The Introduction to Scripture course cannot cover everything one needs to know for navigating into the world of the Scriptures but one is given a few basic concepts to begin the journey. This course will focus how the Bible came about, what were some of the cultural factors which influenced the events around the writing of the Old and New Testaments, and what Church documents today tell us about the Bible. You are about to begin an interesting journey.

      Participants should expect to spend about 3 hours reading in preparation for each 2 hours in class. Please review the assigned reading to be completed before each class.
      Reading List

      Copies of the following handouts will be provided in class. Some participants find it helpful to review them ahead of class as they are doing their reading.
      Handout Packet

      Required Books
      • Catholic Bible
      • Catechism of the Catholic Church (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      • Harrington, Daniel J., S.J. How do Catholics Read the Bible? Rowman and Littlefield, Publishers. 2005 ISBN: 0742548716; ISBN-13: 978-0742548718 (Available form Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      Instructor:
      Capacity Full 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      Introduction to Scripture - Session 2
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the second session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 1 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Introduction to Scripture - Session 3
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the third session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 2 
       

      Tuesday, June 12, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Introduction to Scripture - Session 4
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the fourth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 3 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      Introduction to Scripture - Session 5
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the fifth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 3 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Old Testament - Session 1
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This course is the 2nd introductory course to Scripture. To enable one to cultivate a strong foundation, we recommend the courses be taken in sequence: (1) Introduction to Scripture, (2) Old Testament, (3) New Testament.

      This course helps develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for the biblical context, structure, authorship, meaning, and historical impact of the Old Testament. Participants are introduced to methods of reading, the importance of cultural contexts in interpretation, how to respect the integrity of the texts, and current trends in biblical research. This assists one to acquire new skills to navigate through the Old Testament and apply its wisdom to one's spiritual life and ministry.

      Participants should expect to spend at least 3 hours reading in preparation for each 2 hour session. Assigned Reading

      Copies of handouts will be provided. Some find it helpful to review them as they are reading. Handout Packet

      Required Books
      • Catholic Bible
      • Catechism of the Catholic Church (Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      • Boadt, Lawrence. Ed. Richard Clifford and Daniel Harrington, Reading the Old Testament Paulist Press 2012. 2nd Edition ISBN: 0809147807 (Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      • Dowley, Tim The Student Bible Atlas Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 2015 ISBN: 1506400108 (Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      Remaining Capacity: 22 
       

      Wednesday, June 13, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Old Testament - Session 2
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the second session of a five session course spread over three days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Remaining Capacity: 22 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      Old Testament - Session 3
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the third session of a five session course spread over three days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Remaining Capacity: 21 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Old Testament - Session 4
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the fourth session of a five session course spread over three days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Remaining Capacity: 22 
       

      Thursday, June 14, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Old Testament - Session 5
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the fifth session of a five session course spread over three days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Remaining Capacity: 21 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      New Testament - Session 1
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This course is the 3rd introductory course to Scripture. To enable one to cultivate a strong biblical foundation, we recommend the courses be taken in sequence: (1) Introduction to Scripture, (2) Old Testament, (3) New Testament.

      This course explores the stories in and behind the New Testament. The course is a general overview introducing the cultural context, composition, themes and pastoral application of the New Testament. We will study the texts from the threefold perspective of the world within the text, the world behind the text, and the world in front of the text. Through this study, one can grow in New Testament knowledge, understanding and application to one's life and ministry.

      Participants should expect to spend at least 3 hours reading in preparation for each 2 hour session. Assigned reading: Reading List

      Copies of handouts will be provided. Some find it helpful to review them as they are reading. Handout Packet

      Required Books
      • Catholic Bible
      • Catechism of the Catholic Church (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      • Carmody, Timothy R. Reading the Bible (A Study Guide) Paulist Press 2004 ISBN: 0809141892 (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      • Dowley, Tim The Student Bible Atlas Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 2015 ISBN: 1506400108 (Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 3 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      New Testament - Session 2
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the second session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 3 
       

      Friday, June 15, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      New Testament - Session 3
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the third session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 5 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      New Testament - Session 4
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the fourth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 5 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      New Testament - Session 5
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the fifth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 5 
       

      Monday, June 18, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Catholic Beliefs - Session 1
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006

      This course will give a broad overview of Church doctrine with a strong emphasis on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Daniel Pilarczyk's Being Catholic, and numerous articles by reputable Catholic authors, allowing the individual to see the relevance of the creedal statements to Christian living and showing the importance of handing down authentic doctrine to future generations. This course will enable individuals to recognize and use terms appropriately and to appreciate the function of doctrine for the Church through the ages.

      Participants should expect to spend about 3 hours reading in preparation for each 2 hours in class. Please review the assigned reading to be completed before each class. Reading List

      Copies of the following handouts will be provided in class. Some participants find it helpful to review them ahead of class as they are doing their reading. Handout Packet

      Required Books:

      • Catholic Bible
      • Catechism of the Catholic Church (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      • Pilarczyk, Daniel E. Being Catholic St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2006. ISBN: 0867167084; ISBN-13: 978-0867167085 (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 18 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      Catholic Beliefs - Session 2
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the second session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 18 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Catholic Beliefs - Session 3
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the third session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 18 
       

      Tuesday, June 19, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Catholic Beliefs - Session 4
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the fourth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 19 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      Catholic Beliefs - Session 5
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the fifth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 18 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Christology - Session 1
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      Christianity stands on the person of Jesus Christ. Before Jesus uttered a single word or performed a single act, God revealed in him God's will for us. Jesus' very existence as fully God and completely human, excluding sin, and how Jesus is a divine person whose divine and human natures harmoniously co-exist in a mutual relationship where one neither absorbs nor divides from the other, reveals how God wants to relate to us: in a permanent, harmonious relationship. Jesus' earthly ministry, climaxing in his death and Resurrection, made possible our ability to reconcile with God and become co-workers in bringing forth the Kingdom of God. This understanding of Jesus Christ is the fruit of the study of the mission and Person of Jesus Christ: Christology. This has been a central focus for theology since the beginning of the Church. What we believe today about whom Jesus is and what he did was earned through much prayer, thought and argument. This course will enable students to learn and understand the theology developed from the apostolic age through the Council of Chalcedon in the 5th century A.D.

      Participants should expect to spend about 3 hours completing the assigned reading in preparation for each 2 hours in class. Reading List

      Copies of the following handouts will be provided in class. Some participants find it helpful to review them ahead of time. Handout Packet

      Required Books

      • Catholic Bible
      • Catechism of the Catholic Church (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      • Luttenberger, Gerard H. Who do you Say that I Am? An Introduction to Christology CreateSpace, 2012 ISBN: 1466384344 (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 24 
       

      Wednesday, June 20, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Christology - Session 2
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the second session of a five session course spread over three days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 23 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      Christology - Session 3
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the third session of a five session course spread over three days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 21 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Christology - Session 4
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the fourth session of a five session course spread over three days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 20 
       

      Thursday, June 21, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Christology - Session 5
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the fifth session of a five session course spread over three days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 22 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      Sacraments - Session 1
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This course is an introductory overview of the theology of the sacraments, the public, liturgical prayer of the Church. The Church is never so much the Church as when it is gathered together for Liturgy. Jesus himself is Sacrament, the visible sign of the invisible God. Eucharist is THE Sacrament for it contains all that we are, all that the Church is, and all that Jesus says of God. Each of the sacraments will be discussed within the context of its role in the lives of the faithful: initiation into God's life, healing and reconciliation, and service to God's community.

      Participants should expect to spend about 3 hours reading in preparation for each 2 hours in class. Please review the assigned reading to be completed before each class.
      Reading List

      Copies of the following handouts will be provided in class. Some participants find it helpful to review them ahead of class as they are doing their reading.
      Handout Packet

      Required Books

      • Catholic Bible
      • Catechism of the Catholic Church (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      • Stasiak, Kurt Sacramental Theology: Means of Grace, Ways of Life Loyola Press, 2001. ISBN: 0829417214; ISBN-13: 978-0829417210 (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      • Mick, Lawrence E. Understanding the Sacraments Today (Revised Edition) Liturgical Press, 2006. ISBN: 0814629253; ISBN-13: 978-0814629253 (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 2 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Sacraments - Session 2
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the second session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 2 
       

      Friday, June 22, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Sacraments - Session 3
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the third session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Capacity Full 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      Sacraments - Session 4
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the fourth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Capacity Full 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Sacraments - Session 5
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the fifth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Capacity Full 
       

      Monday, June 25, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Morality - Session 1
      Jones Hall, Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX
      The twenty-first century, characterized by rampant materialism and individuals’ search for meaning, challenges Christians in the way they live and witness to their faith. In this course the participant will examine the most important norms that guide a Christian way of life and the importance of the centrality of the Person of Jesus Christ in the Christian moral life. These norms will serve as the basis for a thoughtful reflection on the moral life. This reflection will acknowledge the developmental character of human moral development. The course will conclude with a personal reflection.

      Participants should expect to spend about 3 hours reading in preparation for each 2 hours in class. Please review the assigned reading to be completed before each class. Morality Reading List

      You will be provided with a Handout Packet at class. That packet contains, among other things, some questions related to the reading. Some people find it helpful to have those questions prior to doing the reading. If you wish, therefore, you may download an electronic copy of the Morality Handout Packet.

      Required books:
      • Catholic Bible
      • Catechism of the Catholic Church (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      • Connors, Russell B Christian Morality: In the Breath of God (Catholic Basics: A Pastoral Ministry Series) Loyola Press, 2001 ISBN: 0829417222; ISBN-13: 978-0829417227 (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 1 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      Morality - Session 2
      Jones Hall, Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX
      This is the second session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 2 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Morality - Session 3
      Jones Hall, Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX
      This is the third session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 1 
       

      Tuesday, June 26, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Morality - Session 4
      Jones Hall, Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX
      This is the fourth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 3 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      Morality - Session 5
      Jones Hall, Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX
      This is the fifth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 1 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Church History 1 - Session 1
      Jones Hall, Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX
      Basic knowledge and deep appreciation of Church History enables us to understand how the Catholic Church has evolved through time. We see how the Holy Spirit was and continues to be present. We become familiar with men and women who attempted to define the nature and role of the Church in each period of history. The road was not easy as religious, political, economic and social tensions impacted the Church's unfolding story.

      Church History 1 is one of two parts of a basic introduction to the history of the Church. This course covers the period from Pentecost to the beginning of the Reformation.

      Participants should expect to spend about 3 hours reading in preparation for each 2 hours in class. Please review the assigned reading to be completed before each class. Church History 1 Reading List

      You will be provided with a Handout Packet the first day of class. That packet contains, among other things, some questions related to the reading. Some people find it helpful to have those questions prior to doing the reading. If you wish, therefore, you may download an electronic copy of the Church History 1 Handout Packet.

      Required Books:
      • Catholic Bible
      • Vidmar, John, OP. The Catholic Church Through the Ages: A History Paulist Press. 2005. ISBN: 0809142341: ISBN-13: 978-0809142347 (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble) OR Vidmar, John, OP. The Catholic Church Through the Ages: A History, Second Edition Paulist Press. 2014. ISBN: 0809149044: ISBN-13: 978-0809149049 (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 18 
       

      Wednesday, June 27, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Church History 1 - Session 2
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the second session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 18 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      Church History 1 - Session 3
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the third session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 16 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Church History 1 - Session 4
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the fourth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 16 
       

      Thursday, June 28, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Church History 1 - Session 5
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the fifth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 17 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      Church History 2 - Session 1
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      There are two parts to our Church History courses: Church History 1 and Church History 2. It is recommended that Church History 1 precede engaging in Church History 2 in order to understand the flow and development of the Church through her 2000 year old history.

      Church History 2 navigates the participant from the Reformation (where Church History 1 ended) through the Second Vatican Council into the 21st century. Cultural, political, social and religious factors which influenced the Church's journey will be explored. Significant men and women emerged to support and challenge the Church's understanding of herself and her relationship with the world.
      Participants should expect to spend about 3 hours reading in preparation for each 2 hours in class. Please review the assigned reading to be completed before each class. Church History 2 Reading List

      You will be provided with a Handout Packet the first day of class. That packet contains, among other things, some questions related to the reading. Some people find it helpful to have those questions prior to doing the reading. If you wish, therefore, you may download an electronic copy of the Church History 2 Handout Packet.

      Required Book:
      • McGonigle, Thomas A History of The Christian Tradition: From the Reformation to the Present Paulist Press. 1996. ISBN: 0809136481; ISBN-13: 978-0809136483 (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 12 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Church History 2 - Session 2
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the second session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 13 
       

      Friday, June 29, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Church History 2 - Session 3
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the third session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 13 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      Church History 2 - Session 4
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the fourth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 13 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Church History 2 - Session 5
      Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, 4000 Mt Vernon St, Houston, TX 77006
      This is the fifth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 13 

    • FTCM – St. Laurence
    •  

      Monday, July 9, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Catholic Beliefs - Session 1
      St. Laurence Catholic Church, Ave Maria Center, 3103 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479

      This course will give a broad overview of Church doctrine with a strong emphasis on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Daniel Pilarczyk's Being Catholic, and numerous articles by reputable Catholic authors, allowing the individual to see the relevance of the creedal statements to Christian living and showing the importance of handing down authentic doctrine to future generations. This course will enable individuals to recognize and use terms appropriately and to appreciate the function of doctrine for the Church through the ages.

      Participants should expect to spend about 3 hours reading in preparation for each 2 hours in class. Please review the assigned reading to be completed before each class. Reading List

      Copies of the following handouts will be provided in class. Some participants find it helpful to review them ahead of class as they are doing their reading. Handout Packet

      Required Books:

      • Catholic Bible
      • Catechism of the Catholic Church (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      • Pilarczyk, Daniel E. Being Catholic St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2006. ISBN: 0867167084; ISBN-13: 978-0867167085 (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 17 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      Catholic Beliefs - Session 2
      St. Laurence Catholic Church, Ave Maria Center, 3103 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479
      This is the second session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 17 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Catholic Beliefs - Session 3
      St. Laurence Catholic Church, Ave Maria Center, 3103 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479
      This is the third session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 17 
       

      Tuesday, July 10, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Catholic Beliefs - Session 4
      St. Laurence Catholic Church, Ave Maria Center, 3103 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479
      This is the fourth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 17 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      Catholic Beliefs - Session 5
      St. Laurence Catholic Church, Ave Maria Center, 3103 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479
      This is the fifth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 18 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Christology - Session 1
      St. Laurence Catholic Church, Ave Maria Center, 3103 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479
      Christianity stands on the person of Jesus Christ. Before Jesus uttered a single word or performed a single act, God revealed in him God's will for us. Jesus' very existence as fully God and completely human, excluding sin, and how Jesus is a divine person whose divine and human natures harmoniously co-exist in a mutual relationship where one neither absorbs nor divides from the other, reveals how God wants to relate to us: in a permanent, harmonious relationship. Jesus' earthly ministry, climaxing in his death and Resurrection, made possible our ability to reconcile with God and become co-workers in bringing forth the Kingdom of God. This understanding of Jesus Christ is the fruit of the study of the mission and Person of Jesus Christ: Christology. This has been a central focus for theology since the beginning of the Church. What we believe today about whom Jesus is and what he did was earned through much prayer, thought and argument. This course will enable students to learn and understand the theology developed from the apostolic age through the Council of Chalcedon in the 5th century A.D.

      Participants should expect to spend about 3 hours completing the assigned reading in preparation for each 2 hours in class. Reading List

      Copies of the following handouts will be provided in class. Some participants find it helpful to review them ahead of time. Handout Packet

      Required Books

      • Catholic Bible
      • Catechism of the Catholic Church (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      • Luttenberger, Gerard H. Who do you Say that I Am? An Introduction to Christology CreateSpace, 2012 ISBN: 1466384344 (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 32 
       

      Wednesday, July 11, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Christology - Session 2
      St. Laurence Catholic Church, Ave Maria Center, 3103 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479
      This is the second session of a five session course spread over three days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 34 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      Christology - Session 3
      St. Laurence Catholic Church, Ave Maria Center, 3103 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479
      This is the third session of a five session course spread over three days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 34 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Christology - Session 4
      St. Laurence Catholic Church, Ave Maria Center, 3103 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479
      This is the fourth session of a five session course spread over three days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 34 
       

      Thursday, July 12, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Christology - Session 5
      St. Laurence Catholic Church, Ave Maria Center, 3103 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479
      This is the fifth session of a five session course spread over three days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 34 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      Sacraments - Session 1
      St. Laurence Catholic Church, Ave Maria Center, 3103 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479
      This course is an introductory overview of the theology of the sacraments, the public, liturgical prayer of the Church. The Church is never so much the Church as when it is gathered together for Liturgy. Jesus himself is Sacrament, the visible sign of the invisible God. Eucharist is THE Sacrament for it contains all that we are, all that the Church is, and all that Jesus says of God. Each of the sacraments will be discussed within the context of its role in the lives of the faithful: initiation into God's life, healing and reconciliation, and service to God's community.

      Participants should expect to spend about 3 hours reading in preparation for each 2 hours in class. Please review the assigned reading to be completed before each class.
      Reading List

      Copies of the following handouts will be provided in class. Some participants find it helpful to review them ahead of class as they are doing their reading.
      Handout Packet

      Required Books

      • Catholic Bible
      • Catechism of the Catholic Church (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      • Stasiak, Kurt Sacramental Theology: Means of Grace, Ways of Life Loyola Press, 2001. ISBN: 0829417214; ISBN-13: 978-0829417210 (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      • Mick, Lawrence E. Understanding the Sacraments Today (Revised Edition) Liturgical Press, 2006. ISBN: 0814629253; ISBN-13: 978-0814629253 (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 26 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Sacraments - Session 2
      St. Laurence Catholic Church, Ave Maria Center, 3103 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479
      This is the second session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 27 
       

      Friday, July 13, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Sacraments - Session 3
      St. Laurence Catholic Church, Ave Maria Center, 3103 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479
      This is the third session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 27 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      Sacraments - Session 4
      St. Laurence Catholic Church, Ave Maria Center, 3103 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479
      This is the fourth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 28 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Sacraments - Session 5
      St. Laurence Catholic Church, Ave Maria Center, 3103 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479
      This is the fifth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 27 

    • FTCM – St. Helen
    •  

      Monday, July 16, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Introduction to Scripture - Session 1
      Helena Hall, St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, TX 77581
      This course presupposes that an individual has not had a general overview of the Bible and is interested in a more academic approach. The Introduction to Scripture course cannot cover everything one needs to know for navigating into the world of the Scriptures but one is given a few basic concepts to begin the journey. This course will focus how the Bible came about, what were some of the cultural factors which influenced the events around the writing of the Old and New Testaments, and what Church documents today tell us about the Bible. You are about to begin an interesting journey.

      Participants should expect to spend about 3 hours reading in preparation for each 2 hours in class. Please review the assigned reading to be completed before each class.
      Reading List

      Copies of the following handouts will be provided in class. Some participants find it helpful to review them ahead of class as they are doing their reading.
      Handout Packet

      Required Books
      • Catholic Bible
      • Catechism of the Catholic Church (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      • Harrington, Daniel J., S.J. How do Catholics Read the Bible? Rowman and Littlefield, Publishers. 2005 ISBN: 0742548716; ISBN-13: 978-0742548718 (Available form Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 56 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      Introduction to Scripture - Session 2
      Helena Hall, St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, TX 77581
      This is the second session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 56 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Introduction to Scripture - Session 3
      Helena Hall, St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, TX 77581
      This is the third session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 56 
       

      Tuesday, July 17, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Introduction to Scripture - Session 4
      Helena Hall, St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, TX 77581
      This is the fourth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 56 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      Introduction to Scripture - Session 5
      Helena Hall, St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, TX 77581
      This is the fifth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 56 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Old Testament - Session 1
      Helena Hall, St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, TX 77581
      This course is the 2nd introductory course to Scripture. To enable one to cultivate a strong foundation, we recommend the courses be taken in sequence: (1) Introduction to Scripture, (2) Old Testament, (3) New Testament.

      This course helps develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for the biblical context, structure, authorship, meaning, and historical impact of the Old Testament. Participants are introduced to methods of reading, the importance of cultural contexts in interpretation, how to respect the integrity of the texts, and current trends in biblical research. This assists one to acquire new skills to navigate through the Old Testament and apply its wisdom to one's spiritual life and ministry.

      Participants should expect to spend at least 3 hours reading in preparation for each 2 hour session. Assigned Reading

      Copies of handouts will be provided. Some find it helpful to review them as they are reading. Handout Packet

      Required Books
      • Catholic Bible
      • Catechism of the Catholic Church (Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      • Boadt, Lawrence. Ed. Richard Clifford and Daniel Harrington, Reading the Old Testament Paulist Press 2012. 2nd Edition ISBN: 0809147807 (Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      • Dowley, Tim The Student Bible Atlas Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 2015 ISBN: 1506400108 (Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 73 
       

      Wednesday, July 18, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Old Testament - Session 2
      Helena Hall, St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, TX 77581
      This is the second session of a five session course spread over three days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 73 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      Old Testament - Session 3
      Helena Hall, St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, TX 77581
      This is the third session of a five session course spread over three days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 73 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Old Testament - Session 4
      Helena Hall, St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, TX 77581
      This is the fourth session of a five session course spread over three days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 73 
       

      Thursday, July 19, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Old Testament - Session 5
      Helena Hall, St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, TX 77581
      This is the fifth session of a five session course spread over three days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 73 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      New Testament - Session 1
      Helena Hall, St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, TX 77581
      This course is the 3rd introductory course to Scripture. To enable one to cultivate a strong biblical foundation, we recommend the courses be taken in sequence: (1) Introduction to Scripture, (2) Old Testament, (3) New Testament.

      This course explores the stories in and behind the New Testament. The course is a general overview introducing the cultural context, composition, themes and pastoral application of the New Testament. We will study the texts from the threefold perspective of the world within the text, the world behind the text, and the world in front of the text. Through this study, one can grow in New Testament knowledge, understanding and application to one's life and ministry.

      Participants should expect to spend at least 3 hours reading in preparation for each 2 hour session. Assigned reading: Reading List

      Copies of handouts will be provided. Some find it helpful to review them as they are reading. Handout Packet

      Required Books
      • Catholic Bible
      • Catechism of the Catholic Church (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      • Carmody, Timothy R. Reading the Bible (A Study Guide) Paulist Press 2004 ISBN: 0809141892 (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      • Dowley, Tim The Student Bible Atlas Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 2015 ISBN: 1506400108 (Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 61 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      New Testament - Session 2
      Helena Hall, St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, TX 77581
      This is the second session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 62 
       

      Friday, July 20, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      New Testament - Session 3
      Helena Hall, St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, TX 77581
      This is the third session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 59 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      New Testament - Session 4
      Helena Hall, St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, TX 77581
      This is the fourth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 59 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      New Testament - Session 5
      Helena Hall, St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, TX 77581
      This is the fifth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 58 

    • FTCM – St. Edward
    •  

      Monday, July 23, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Morality - Session 1
      St. Edward Catholic Church
      The twenty-first century, characterized by rampant materialism and individuals’ search for meaning, challenges Christians in the way they live and witness to their faith. In this course the participant will examine the most important norms that guide a Christian way of life and the importance of the centrality of the Person of Jesus Christ in the Christian moral life. These norms will serve as the basis for a thoughtful reflection on the moral life. This reflection will acknowledge the developmental character of human moral development. The course will conclude with a personal reflection.

      Participants should expect to spend about 3 hours reading in preparation for each 2 hours in class. Please review the assigned reading to be completed before each class. Morality Reading List

      You will be provided with a Handout Packet at class. That packet contains, among other things, some questions related to the reading. Some people find it helpful to have those questions prior to doing the reading. If you wish, therefore, you may download an electronic copy of the Morality Handout Packet.

      Required books:
      • Catholic Bible
      • Catechism of the Catholic Church (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      • Connors, Russell B Christian Morality: In the Breath of God (Catholic Basics: A Pastoral Ministry Series) Loyola Press, 2001 ISBN: 0829417222; ISBN-13: 978-0829417227 (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 37 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      Morality - Session 2
      St. Edward Catholic Church
      This is the second session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 37 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Morality - Session 3
      St. Edward Catholic Church
      This is the third session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 37 
       

      Tuesday, July 24, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Morality - Session 4
      St. Edward Catholic Church
      This is the fourth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 36 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      Morality - Session 5
      St. Edward Catholic Church
      This is the fifth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 36 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Church History 1 - Session 1
      St. Edward Catholic Church
      Basic knowledge and deep appreciation of Church History enables us to understand how the Catholic Church has evolved through time. We see how the Holy Spirit was and continues to be present. We become familiar with men and women who attempted to define the nature and role of the Church in each period of history. The road was not easy as religious, political, economic and social tensions impacted the Church's unfolding story.

      Church History 1 is one of two parts of a basic introduction to the history of the Church. This course covers the period from Pentecost to the beginning of the Reformation.

      Participants should expect to spend about 3 hours reading in preparation for each 2 hours in class. Please review the assigned reading to be completed before each class. Church History 1 Reading List

      You will be provided with a Handout Packet the first day of class. That packet contains, among other things, some questions related to the reading. Some people find it helpful to have those questions prior to doing the reading. If you wish, therefore, you may download an electronic copy of the Church History 1 Handout Packet.

      Required Books:
      • Catholic Bible
      • Vidmar, John, OP. The Catholic Church Through the Ages: A History Paulist Press. 2005. ISBN: 0809142341: ISBN-13: 978-0809142347 (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble) OR Vidmar, John, OP. The Catholic Church Through the Ages: A History, Second Edition Paulist Press. 2014. ISBN: 0809149044: ISBN-13: 978-0809149049 (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 51 
       

      Wednesday, July 25, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Church History 1 - Session 2
      St. Edward Catholic Church
      This is the second session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 51 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      Church History 1 - Session 3
      St. Edward Catholic Church
      This is the third session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 51 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Church History 1 - Session 4
      St. Edward Catholic Church
      This is the fourth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 52 
       

      Thursday, July 26, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Church History 1 - Session 5
      St. Edward Catholic Church
      This is the fifth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 50 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      Church History 2 - Session 1
      St. Edward Catholic Church
      There are two parts to our Church History courses: Church History 1 and Church History 2. It is recommended that Church History 1 precede engaging in Church History 2 in order to understand the flow and development of the Church through her 2000 year old history.

      Church History 2 navigates the participant from the Reformation (where Church History 1 ended) through the Second Vatican Council into the 21st century. Cultural, political, social and religious factors which influenced the Church's journey will be explored. Significant men and women emerged to support and challenge the Church's understanding of herself and her relationship with the world.
      Participants should expect to spend about 3 hours reading in preparation for each 2 hours in class. Please review the assigned reading to be completed before each class. Church History 2 Reading List

      You will be provided with a Handout Packet the first day of class. That packet contains, among other things, some questions related to the reading. Some people find it helpful to have those questions prior to doing the reading. If you wish, therefore, you may download an electronic copy of the Church History 2 Handout Packet.

      Required Book:
      • McGonigle, Thomas A History of The Christian Tradition: From the Reformation to the Present Paulist Press. 1996. ISBN: 0809136481; ISBN-13: 978-0809136483 (Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble)
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 48 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Church History 2 - Session 2
      St. Edward Catholic Church
      This is the second session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 48 
       

      Friday, July 27, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Church History 2 - Session 3
      St. Edward Catholic Church
      This is the third session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 48 
      11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
      Church History 2 - Session 4
      St. Edward Catholic Church
      This is the fourth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 47 
      2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Church History 2 - Session 5
      St. Edward Catholic Church
      This is the fifth session of a five session course spread over two days. To register for this session you must register for the entire course.
      Instructor:
      Remaining Capacity: 48 
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