The two Foundational Certificates offered by the Theological Institute at Saint John's Seminary (SJS) provide a full experience of the truth of Christ.
Either the Catechetical Certificate or the Catholicism Certificate provide you with the formation you need to enter more deeply into the truth of Christ.
The Catechetical Certificate prepares you to be a better teacher of the faith. The Catholicism Certificate gives you the opportunity to dive deeper into the truths of the faith. Both Basic Certificates meet at the same time, with different small-group experiences. Skills workshops are required for both the Catechetical and Catholicism Certificates.
Classes meet once a month for eight Saturdays, 9am to 4pm.
Portland, ME Site: Diocese of Portland, 510 Ocean Avenue, Portland, ME
(taught by Drs. David and Angela Franks)
Dates: 9/28, 10/26, 11/23, 1/4, 2/1, 3/1, 4/5, 5/17
St. Mary of the Nativity Parish, Scituate (a remote site, which follows the Brighton sessions via videoconferencing)
Dates: 10/5, 11/16, 12/14, 1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/12, 5/3
Please note that these dates are subject to change.
Plus valuable practical skills for teachers and parents, such as ...
Check back here for the 2013-2014 Skills Workshops schedule.
2013-2014 registration is now open! Please click here to register.
Questions? Please contact Michael Ruane for more details.
The Theological Institute also offers a sequel, the New Evangelization Certificate, for those who have completed a Foundational Certificate. This offers the knowledge and confidence you need to become more adept at apologetics: to communicate the beauty of Christian truth in the new millennium. Students will be provided with in-depth study of hot-button, as well as social analysis based on philosophical and theological wisdom.
Meets once a week for one semester at The Theological Institute (149,Washington Street, Brighton)
Check back in the spring of 2014 for more details!
This certificate is for those who have completed a Foundational Certificate