2017 Summer Catechist Course Schedule

 

Monday, June 19

Tuesday, June 20

Wednesday, June 21

Thursday, June 22

 

Pastoral Center

SS Peter & Paul

Pastoral Center

Pastoral Center

8:30 – 11:30 am

Morality-Human Sexuality

 

 

Heather Vento

Tier IV

 

The Gospels

 

 

Kim Diaz

Tier V

 

12:30 – 3:30 pm

 

Faith Growth in Persons w/ Dev. Disabilities

 

Dave Gregson

Tier IV

History of Christian Spirituality

 

Kim Diaz

Tier III

Catechesis, Ecumenism & Inter-Faith Dialogue

 

Cheryl Sommer

Tier V

 

Monday, June 26

Tuesday, June 27

Jun 28(10a) – 29(4p)

Thursday, June 29

 

Pastoral Center

Pastoral Center

King’s House Retreat

Pastoral Center

8:30 – 11:30 am

Sacraments of Vocation

 

 

Rev Nick Junker

Tier V

Old Testament

 

 

Kim Diaz

Tier IV

Formational/Catholic Retreat Experience

STARTS: 10am- Jun 28th

Gary Landoll

Tier II

Social Justice

 

 

Cheryl Sommer

Tier III

12:30 – 3:30 pm

 

New Testament

 

 

Kim Diaz

Tier III

Formational/Catholic Retreat Experience

ENDS: 4pm – Jun 29th

Gary Landoll

Tier II

Pope Francis’ Encyclica, Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home

Cheryl Sommer

Elective

 

Monday, July 10

Tuesday, July 11

Wednesday, July 12

Thursday, July 13

 

Pastoral Center

St Joseph Parish, Olney

Pastoral Center

SS Peter & Paul

8:30 – 11:30 am

Virtues

 

 

John Bouc

Tier V

Old Testament

 

 

Rev Mark Stec

Tier IV

Praying the Psalms

 

 

Ed Koszykowski

Tier IV

Sacraments of Healing

 

 

Karen Seaborn

Tier IV

12:30 – 3:30 pm

Leader of Prayer

 

 

John Bouc

Tier V

New Testament

 

 

Rev Mark Stec

Tier III

Four Marks of the Church

 

 

Gary Landoll

Tier IV

Sacraments of Initiation

 

 

Karen Seaborn

Tier III

 

Monday, July 17

Tuesday, July 18

Wednesday, July 19

Thursday, July 20

 

 

Newman Center

Pastoral Center

Pastoral Center

8:30 – 11:30 am

 

Social Justice

 

 

Tim Taylor

Tier III

Knowing Jesus through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Cheryl Sommer

Elective

Trinity

 

 

Tim Taylor

Tier III

12:30 – 3:30 pm

 

Morality-Human Sexuality

 

 

Tim Taylor

Tier IV

Engaging Parents

 

 

Tom Posnanski

Tier III

Communion of Saints and Resurrection of the Body

 

Tim Taylor

Tier V

 

 

Tier II

 

Tier III

 

Tier IV

 

Tier V

 

Electives

 

 

2017 Summer Catechist Courses

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Dear Catechist/Teacher:

Thank you for your ministry in the Diocese of Belleville.  The format of the Summer Catechist Certification presentations is similar to last year.  The location for the sessions was determined through an analysis of where the teachers taught and lived.  This should place the sessions in the closest geographic proximity for the greatest number of participants. 

Every tier of the revised Catechist Certification includes six categories. Presentations build on one another, so that deeper and more probing questions can be pondered as the process is continued.  Therefore, only one tier can be undertaken at a time. The Retreat may be taken one time as Renewal credit.

The cost for each course is $15.00. 

The cost for retreat is $130.00. 

If you need additional information, please contact Julie Novy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or (618)722-5058.

 

REGISTER NOW!!!

 

Payment deadline:  June 1st, 2017 for June courses and June 15th for July courses

Checks made payable to:  “Diocese of Belleville”

Mail payment to:  ATTN:  Julie Novy, Office of Education, 2620 Lebanon Ave, Bldg 6, Belleville, IL 62221

Credit Card and PayPal payments accepted through the Online FORM

 

ELECTIVES (3 credit hours per course)

Pope Francis’ Encyclica, Laudato Si:  On Care for our Common Home

Join Cheryl Sommer as she opens up Pope Francis’ Encyclia, Laudato Si, to us and shares the importance of this document for our life on earth.

June 29, 2017 @ Pastoral Center            Presenter: Cheryl Sommer        12:30-3:30pm

 

Knowing Jesus through the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola

Join Cheryl Sommer as she shares with you how to know Jesus through the spiritual exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola.  This prayer experience will enrich your prayer life.

July 19, 2017 @ Pastoral Center             Presenter: Cheryl Sommer        8:30-11:30am

 

Tier I

All mandatory Tier I courses are to be completed through the Echoes of Faith Plus using both the DVD and the workbooks or the Echoes of Faith 3.0 using the online modules.  Both are essential for the completion of the courses.  Contact Julie Novy to borrow DVD’s, purchase books or acquire an online account.   Through the use of the Echoes of Faith series, the entirety of Tier I can be achieved on the local or cluster level.  Experienced catechists with several renewals or individuals with Graduate degrees in Theology are the preferred facilitators for sessions of the Echoes of Faith series.

 

Tier II - Summer Retreat

This tier is composed of two parts that total 30 hours.  There are six hours of electives.  The credit for the other 24 hours is achieved through the retreat.  The summer of 2017 Tier II overnight retreat will be offered at King’s House Retreat Center in Belleville.  The cost of $130.00 includes overnight lodging, four meals, presentations, prayer times, and full access to the property.  Catechist must participate in the entire retreat in order receive full credit.  Overnight stay is not optional.

          King’s House Retreat Center, 700 North 66th Street, Belleville, IL 62223 (618) 397-0584

DATE:         Start:          Wednesday, June 28, 2017—Beginning at 10:00 am                

 End: Thursday, June 29, 2017—Ending at 4:00 pm

 

Tier III (3 credit hours per course)

 

Engaging Parents in Their Child’s Catechesis

As the primary catechists, the role of the parent is essential for effective faith formation.  This session will assist teachers in developing the skills to help parents in their role as primary Catechist.

July 19, 2017 @ Pastoral Center              Presenter: Tom Posnanski         12:30-3:30pm

 

Overview of the New Testament

The Catholic tradition of the interpretation of Scripture stresses the importance of understanding the context and literary genre.  This overview of the New Testament will balance the necessary historical critical information with other forms of Catholic interpretation.

June 27, 2017 @ Pastoral Center             Presenter: Kim Diaz                  12:30-3:30pm

July 11, 2017 @ St Joseph’s, Olney         Presenter:  Rev Mark Stec         12:30-3:30pm

 

Trinity

The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are known by all Catholics.  The meaning and significance of three persons in one God is not as well known.  This presentation seeks to deepen the participants’ understanding of the Church’s Trinitarian theology.

July 20, 2017 @ Pastoral Center             Presenter: Tim Taylor                8:30-11:30am

  

Sacraments of Initiation

Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist are profound markers in the faith lives of Catholics.  Through lecture and discussion, participants will deepen their knowledge of these Sacraments.

July 13, 2017 @ SS Peter & Paul             Presenter: Karen Seaborn         12:30-3:30pm

 

Social Justice

Catholic morality stresses the social nature of the human being and the necessity of the Church to be active in the modern world.  This session explores the ramifications of seeking justice for all people from the womb to the tomb.

June 29, 2017 @ Pastoral Center            Presenter:Cheryl Sommer        8:30-11:30am

July 18, 2017 @ Newman Center             Presenter: Tim Taylor                8:30-11:30am

 

History of Christian Spirituality

Two thousand years and several continents of prayer and spiritual life will be covered in broad strokes.  Then the spiritualties (charisms) of many Religious communities that have served in the Diocese of Belleville will be studied.

June 21, 2017 @ Pastoral Center            Presenter:Kim Diaz                  12:30-3:30pm

 

Tier IV (3 credit hours per course)

 

Faith Growth in Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Faith grows in a variety of ways and different prayer practices are natural for different people.  This session will examine a number of developmental challenges and offer insights for faith growth.

June 20, 2017 @ SS Peter & Paul            Presenter: Dave Gregson            12:30-3:30pm

 

Overview of the Old Testament

The Catholic tradition of the interpretation of Scripture stresses the importance of understanding the context and literary genre.  This overview of the Old Testament will balance the necessary historical critical information with other forms of Catholic interpretation.

June 27, 2017 @ Pastoral Center            Presenter:  Kim Diaz                 8:30-11:30am

July 11, 2017 @ St Joseph’s, Olney        Presenter:  Rev Mark Stec         8:30-11:30am

 

The Four Marks of the Church

We state every Sunday that we believe in “one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church.”  The fullness of the meaning of this statement will be studied and discussed.

July 12, 2017 @ Pastoral Center             Presenter: Gary Landoll            12:30-3:30pm

 

Sacraments of Healing

The Sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick were significantly altered by the teachings of the Second Vatican Council.  Come and learn the theology of these Sacraments as well as the pastoral implications.

July 13, 2017 @ SS Peter & Paul             Presenter: Karen Seaborn           8:30-11:30am

 

Moral Teachings on Human Sexuality    

Healthy Christian relationships recognize that we were created in the image and likeness of God as male and female.  This is a great gift and a great challenge.  An adult understanding of this aspect of morality is important in this materialistic culture.

June 19, 2017 @ Pastoral Center             Presenter: Heather Vento           8:30-11:30am

July 18, 2017 @ Newman Center             Presenter: Tim Taylor                 12:30-3:30pm

 

Praying the Psalms                        

The Psalms have been at the heart of Christian prayer since the Apostolic Age.  This session will explore the variety of ways that the Psalms can be used.

July 12, 2017 @ Pastoral Center    Presenter:Ed Koszykowski                 8:30-11:30am

 

Tier V (3 credit hours per course)

 

Catechesis, Ecumenism and the Inter-Faith Dialogue

In the multi-cultural world of 21st century America, we need to be able to speak intelligently and appropriately about other religions.  This presentation will highlight the Catholic approach to other world religions as well as effort towards Christian unity.

June 22, 2017 @ Pastoral Center            Presenter:Cheryl Sommer        12:30-3:30pm

 

 The Gospels

The Catholic tradition of the interpretation of Scripture stresses the importance of understanding the context and literary genre.  This study of the four Gospels will balance the necessary historical critical information with other forms of Catholic interpretation.

June 21, 2017 @ Pastoral Center            Presenter:Kim Diaz                  8:30-11:30am

 

Communion of Saints and Resurrection of the Body

St. Paul stated that death has lost its sting with the resurrection of Jesus.  The Nicene Creed affirms these two teachings which highlight the link between the living and the dead and the end of times.  Through lecture and discussion, the meaning of these teachings will be pursued. This session includes discussion of the development of the doctrine of Mary.

July 20, 2017 @ Pastoral Center             Presenter:Tim Taylor                12:30-3:30pm

 

Sacraments of Vocation                                              

This session will study on the meaning of marriage as a sacrament and study the three Orders of Holy Orders.  Reflection on how to promote these vocations will be included.

June 26, 2017 @ Pastoral Center            Presenter:Rev Nick Junker       8:30-11:30am

 

Virtues                                             

While public schools are promoting character education and seeking to instill values into the curriculum, we who are blessed in Church ministry can turn to the virtues and seek to inspire greatness.  Through a variety of teaching methods, this session will explore the rich tradition of the virtues.

July 10, 2017 @ Pastoral Center             Presenter:John Bouc                8:30-11:30am

 

Being a Leader of Prayer                                  

Leading prayer is different than teaching or public speaking.  Come and learn the variety of prayers that a lay person can lead as well as skills for being an effective leader of prayer.

July 10, 2017 @ Pastoral Center             Presenter:John Bouc                12:30-3:30pm

 

Locations

Pastoral Center, Belleville – 2620 Lebanon Ave, Bldg 6, Belleville, IL 62261 (618-722-5058)

SS Peter & Paul Parish, Waterloo– “Adult Faith Formation House” @ 204 West Mill St, Waterloo, IL (618-939-6426)

St Joseph’s Parish, Olney – Parish Hall @ 220 S. Elliott St, Olney, IL 62450 (618-392-8181)

Newman Center, Carbondale – Student Center @ 715 S. Washington St, IL 62901 (618-529-3311)

Contact

Position Vacant, Coordinator of Parish Formation and Catechist Certification
 Ext. 1052