Full course description
Catechist Formation: Profession of Faith
This course will unpack the First Pillar of the Catechism of the Catholic Church through a presentation of the following modules: Revelation: Sacred Scripture, Revelation: Sacred Tradition, Trinity, Jesus: The Paschal Mystery, The Church: Supernatural Reality, and The Church: Band of Joyful Missionary Disciples.
What do Catholics believe? This course on the first pillar of the Catechism of the Catholic Church will challenge you to grow in your knowledge of the basic articles of the Creed. The course modules will illustrate two basic features of the Catholic faith: (1) how God reveals Himself and gives His gifts to man, and in return, (2) how man is invited to respond to God by a life of faith.
Anita Houghton, Associate Director, Office of Evangelization, Archdiocese of Detroit
John Lajiness, Pastoral Associate, St. John Vianney Catholic Church
Dr. Daniel Keating, Professor of Theology
Rev. John Michael McDermott, S.J., Professor of Theology
Dr. Robert Fastiggi, Bishop Kevin M. Britt Chair of Dogmatic Theology and Christology
Patty Chase, Sacramental Preparation and Adult Faith Formation Coordinator, Archdiocese of Detroit
Module Activities: Videos, Quizzes, and Reflection Exercises
This course consists of six different modules that must be completed in sequential order. In each module, participants are required to view all lecture videos and complete the quiz before being able to proceed on to the next module. Additionally, each video is accompanied by a reflection prompt. Participants seeking catechist certification are required to respond to these prompts and review their reflections with their local facilitator. Students are encouraged to keep a journal of their reflections as they progress throughout the course. A compilation of course reflection questions can be found/downloaded in the introductory module. Upon successful completion of all required activities, participants will be issued a course certificate of completion (partial-requirement for Catechist Certification) and will be ready to progress to the next course in the program.
Schedule of Topics
This course covers the first pillar of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Profession of Faith and consists of an introductory module (resources and orientation to learning tools) and six modules covering content from foundational areas of Catholic theology. These modules are designed to be self-paced and may be completed in 1-2 hours each.
- Introduction Module
- Module 1 - Revelation: Sacred Scripture
- Module 2 - Revelation: Sacred Tradition
- Module 3 - Trinity
- Module 4 - Jesus: The Paschal Mystery
- Module 5 - The Church: Supernatural Reality
- Module 6 - The Church: Band of Joyful Missionary Disciples
No required textbooks for this course. Presenters will be referring to numbered paragraphs in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (abbreviated “CCC”) found in the first part: The Profession of Faith. This part is found in paragraphs 26-1065 of the CCC (CCC 26-1065).
Please consult the resources list for each module for additional references and citations.
Contacts / Support
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