Formed In Faith

Retreat and Classes for March

Pre-registration is required for all classes and the retreat. Space is limited.

Our office is closed today, Friday, 2/4/2022 due to the weather.

Jesus Christ as the Definitive Priest

‘I have called you by name’ Come and See retreat with Sisters of Providence

How is God calling you? Join the Sisters of Providence at their motherhouse in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, the weekend of April 8-10 to explore if you might be called to life as a Catholic sister.

This free weekend retreat is open to single, Catholic women ages 18-42. You can spend time praying and communing with God, meet the sisters and walk our spirit-filled holy grounds. God is calling you. Explore where that call may lead.

Learn more or register at ComeandSee.SistersofProvidence.org or contact Sister Joni at 361-500-9505 or jluna@spsmw.org

DISCOVER YOUR STORY: Level 2

Online or Media Option Classes

With COVID numbers on the rise, it is understandable that many of our teachers and catechists are cautious about attending in-person classes. Below is a list of online and media options that are available for catechist credit. Contact Lynn in the Office of Faith Formation at lmcdaniel@archlou.org if you have questions about classes, catechist credit, or catechist certificates.

ONLINE CLASSES via ZOOM or GOOGLE CLASSROOM 

Jesus Christ as Definitive Priest

Date:                           Saturday, February 5, 2022

Time:                           10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Location:                     Online- Zoom (Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants one week prior to class)

Presenter:                   Adam Zoeller, Theology Teacher, Saint Xavier High School

Cost:                            $10.00 (check payable to ALMI)

Registration:                Register prior to class to ensure class availability.  Contact Lynn McDaniel at lmcdaniel@archlou.org or (502) 636-0296, ext. 1267.                  

Catechist Credit:         1.5 hours applies toward Theology in the content area of Scripture

This session will explore scriptural evidence from the Gospels which points to Jesus Christ as the fulfillment of Old Testament priesthood. This session is designed for secondary school theology teachers; however, it is open to any participants who are interested in learning more about Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God and the New Temple. This session will include scripture research, discussions, group work, lecture, and video clips from Bishop Robert Barron’s series Priest, Prophet, King (Word on Fire).

 

Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching

Date:                           Ongoing: This online class may be started at any time.

Location:                     Google Classroom

Cost:                            $10.00 (check payable to ALMI)

Registration:                Contact Lynn McDaniel at lmcdaniel@archlou.org  or (502) 636-0296 ext.1267.   

Once your registration has been processed, you will receive directions on how to enroll in the course.

Catechist Credit:         7 hours applies toward Theology in the content area of Catholic Social Teaching

This course will provide you with a general understanding of Catholic Social Teaching and practical ways to integrate it into your curriculum. 

 

Overview of Catechetical Ministry Part I

Date:                           Ongoing: This online class may be started at any time.

Location:                     Google Classroom

Cost:                            $10.00 (check payable to ALMI)

Registration:                Contact Lynn McDaniel at lmcdaniel@archlou.org or (502) 636-0296, ext.1267.   

                                    Once your registration has been processed, you will receive directions on how to

enroll in the course.

Catechist Credit:         2 hours applies toward the Associate Level in the area of Overview of Catechetical Ministry

This course is an introductory overview of catechesis which will provide you with a general understanding of the purpose, goals, and methodology of the ministry of catechesis.  It will introduce documents on catechesis and provide you with ideas and resources to use in catechetical session planning.

 

ONLINE VIDEO CLASSES

Foundation of the Liturgy: Part 1 and Part 2
(You must watch both parts to receive credit)
These presentations are a brief overview of the historical development of liturgy, the basic principles of celebrating liturgy and the introduction/concluding Rites of the Mass.
Assignment Information Sheet
(2.5 hours applies toward Theology in the content area of Liturgy)


Images of God
An exploration into both the personal and communal images of God and how those images impact our sense of community and ministry.
Assignment Information Sheet
(2.5 hours applies toward the Associate Level or Theology in the content area of Spirituality)


Introduction to Prayer
This study of the diverse forms of individual and communal prayer and identification of one’s own preferred style of prayer.
Assignment Information Sheet
(2.5 hours applies toward the Associate Level or Theology in the content area of Prayer)


Introduction to Spirituality
This presentation is an appreciation of diverse expressions of both personal and communal spirituality and the exploration of the activities of the Spirit of the Church and in the world.
Assignment Information Sheet
(2.5 hours applies toward Theology in the content area of Spirituality)


Introduction to the Sacraments: Part 1 and Part 2
(You must watch both parts to receive credit)
These presentations explore the meaning of the sacraments, the role they have in the Church, and the principles of liturgical celebration of the sacraments.
Assignment Information Sheet
(2.5 hours applies toward the Associate Level or Theology in the content area of Sacraments)


Major Themes of Scripture: Part 1 and Part 2
(You must watch both parts to receive credit)
These presentations are a survey of the primary themes of Scripture and how they are relevant in our lives today.
Assignment Information Sheet
(2.5 hours applies toward Theology in the content area of Scripture)


Overview of the Mass: Part 1 and Part 2
(You must watch both parts to receive credit)
These presentations focus on the Mass, the “source and summit” of all the Church’s activity, as well as, the meaning and purpose of the primary elements of the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
Assignment Information Sheet
(2.5 hours applies toward Theology in the content area of Liturgy)


Theology of the Church: Part 1 and Part 2
(You must watch both parts to receive credit)
These presentations explore the meaning and mission of the Church and the role Baptism has with it.
Assignment Information Sheet
(2.5 hours applies toward Theology in the content area of Church)

CLASSES via MEDIA OPTION

Creating Sabbath Space in Our Lives
Cost: $10.00 (check payable to ALMI)
Contact: Contact Elo Rowan at erowan@archlou.org or (502) 636-0296, ext.1236 for class materials and additional assignments.
Catechist Credit: 7 hours applies toward Spiritual Formation.
There are a total of 5 sessions.

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, O.M.I., originally presented this three-day retreat at King’s House Retreat and Renewal Center, Belleville, IL. It has been replicated as a five-session video program that can be used for small group faith sharing, or for private spiritual renewal. Sessions presented are: 1) Sabbath As The First Retreat; 2) Obstacles to Sabbath; 3) Showing Up for the Wedding Feast and Taking the Ointment; 4) Sabbath as Solitude and Reconciliation; and 5) Sabbath: The Rest in God.

Completion Requirement: After viewing all sessions, write a one-to-two page reflection paper to summarize what you have learned. Papers should be prepared in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins on all four sides.

 

Foundation of Liturgy 
Cost: $10.00 (check payable to ALMI)
Contact: Contact Elo Rowan at erowan@archlou.org or (502) 636-0296, ext.1236 for class materials and additional assignments.
Catechist Credit: 2.5 hours applies toward Theology in the content area of Liturgy

This presentation is a brief overview of the historical development of liturgy, the basic principles of celebrating liturgy and the introduction/concluding Rites of the Mass.

Completion Requirement: Type a minimum of two pages to summarize your learning from the assignment. Papers should be prepared in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins on all four sides.

 

Images of God 
Cost: $10.00 (check payable to ALMI)
Contact: Contact Elo Rowan at erowan@archlou.org or (502) 636-0296, ext.1236 for class materials and additional assignments.
Catechist Credit: 2.5 hours applies toward the Associate Level or Theology in the content area of Spirituality

An exploration into both the personal and communal images of God and how those images impact our sense of community and ministry.

Completion Requirement: Type a minimum of two pages to summarize your learning from the assignment. Papers should be prepared in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins on all four sides.

 

Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching
Date: Ongoing
Location: Archdiocese of Louisville Online Course
Cost: $10.00 (check payable to ALMI)
Registration: Contact Lynn McDaniel by email or (502) 636-0296 ext. 1236
Once your registration has been processed, you will receive directions on how to enroll in the course.
Catechist Credit: 7 hours applies toward Theology in the content area of Justice

This course will provide you with a general understanding of Catholic Social Teaching and practical ways to integrate it into your curriculum.

 

Introduction to Prayer 
Cost: $10.00 (check payable to ALMI)
Contact: Contact Elo Rowan at erowan@archlou.org or (502) 636-0296, ext.1236 for class materials and additional assignments.
Catechist Credit: 2.5 hours applies toward the Associate Level or Theology in the content area of Prayer

This is a study of the diverse forms of individual and communal prayer and identification of one’s own preferred style of prayer.

Completion Requirement: Type a minimum of two pages to summarize your learning from the assignment. Papers should be prepared in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins on all four sides.

 

Introduction to Sacraments 
Cost: $10.00 (check payable to ALMI)
Contact: Contact Elo Rowan at erowan@archlou.org or (502) 636-0296, ext.1236 for class materials and additional assignments.
Catechist Credit: 2.5 hours applies toward the Associate Level or Theology in the content area of Sacraments

This presentation explores the meaning of the sacraments, the role they have in the Church, and the principles of liturgical celebration of the sacraments.

Completion Requirement: Type a minimum of two pages to summarize your learning from the assignment. Papers should be prepared in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins on all four sides.

 

Introduction to Scripture
Cost: $10.00 (check payable to ALMI)
Contact: Contact Elo Rowan at erowan@archlou.org or (502) 636-0296, ext.1236 for class materials and additional assignments.
Catechist Credit: 2.5 hours applies toward the Associate Level or Theology in the content area of Scripture

Echoes of Faith Plus: The Scriptures explores the central themes and message of the Bible. It explains what the Bible is and why it is considered the holy book of the Christian community. It introduces some of the foundational stories of the Bible.

Completion Requirement: Type a minimum of two pages to summarize your learning from the assignment. Papers should be prepared in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins on all four sides.

 

Introduction to Spirituality 
Cost: $10.00 (check payable to ALMI)
Contact: Contact Elo Rowan at erowan@archlou.org or (502) 636-0296, ext.1236 for class materials and additional assignments.
Catechist Credit: 2.5 hours applies toward Theology in the content area of Spirituality

This presentation is an appreciation of diverse expressions of both personal and communal spirituality and the exploration of the activities of the Spirit of the Church and in the world.

Completion Requirement: Type a minimum of two pages to summarize your learning from the assignment. Papers should be prepared in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins on all four sides.

Living in the Image and Likeness of God
Cost: $10.00 (check payable to ALMI)
Contact: Contact Elo Rowan at erowan@archlou.org or (502) 636-0296, ext.1236 for class materials and additional assignments.
Catechist Credit: 3 hour applies toward Spiritual Formation.
There are a total of 3 sessions.

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, O.M.I., originally presented this three-day retreat at King’s House Retreat and Renewal Center, Belleville, IL. It has been replicated as a three-session video program that can be used for small group faith sharing, or for private spiritual renewal. Sessions presented are: 1) The Struggle – Our Congenital Discontent and its deep root, Its Deep Root – The “image and likeness of God” inside of us; 2) The Struggles inherent in our Blessedness, Our simplistic and romanticized notion of this Divine energy inside – its struggles; 3) Living Healthily Inside Divine Madness, Living the Divine Fire Inside us – Commandments for the Long Haul.

Completion Requirement: After viewing all sessions, write a one-to-two page reflection paper to summarize what you have learned. Papers should be prepared in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins on all four sides.

 

Major Themes of Scripture
Cost: $10.00 (check payable to ALMI)
Contact: Contact Elo Rowan at erowan@archlou.org or (502) 636-0296, ext.1236 for class materials and additional assignments.
Catechist Credit: 2.5 hours applies toward Theology in the content area of Scripture

This presentation is a survey of the primary themes of Scripture and how they are relevant in our lives today.

Completion Requirement: Type a minimum of two pages to summarize your learning from the assignment. Papers should be prepared in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins on all four sides.

 

Morality, Ethics, and Social Justice
Cost: $10.00 (check payable to ALMI)
Contact: Contact Elo Rowan at erowan@archlou.org or (502) 636-0296, ext.1236 for class materials and additional assignments.
Catechist Credit: 2.5 hours applies toward Theology in the content area of Morality

Echoes of Faith Plus: Catholic Morality explores the foundations of Catholic morality and the practice of the moral life. It covers topics such as, Virtues, Objective and Subjective Morality, Human Actions, the Meaning of Sin, and Conscience.

Completion Requirement: Type a minimum of two pages to summarize your learning from the assignment. Papers should be prepared in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins on all four sides.

 

Overview of Catechetical Ministry Part I
Date: Ongoing
Location: Archdiocese of Louisville On-Line Course
Cost: $10.00 (check payable to ALMI)
Registration: Contact Lynn McDaniel by email or (502) 636-0296 ext. 1267
Once your registration has been processed, you will receive directions on how to
enroll in the course.
Catechist Credit: 2 hours applies toward the Associate Level (Required) in the area of Overview of Catechetical Ministry

This course is an introductory overview of catechesis, which will provide you with a general understanding of the purpose, goals, and methodology of the ministry of catechesis. It will introduce the Kentucky Religious Education Guidelines and provide you with ideas and resources to use in catechetical session planning.

 

Overview of the Mass 
Cost: $10.00 (check payable to ALMI)
Contact: Contact Elo Rowan at erowan@archlou.org or (502) 636-0296, ext.1236 for class materials and additional assignments.
Catechist Credit: 2.5 hours applies toward Theology in the content area of Liturgy

This presentation focuses on the Mass, the “source and summit” of all the Church’s activity, as well as, the meaning and purpose of the primary elements of the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Completion Requirement: Type a minimum of two pages to summarize your learning from the assignment. Papers should be prepared in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins on all four sides.

 

Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, Past and Present
Cost: $10.00 (checks payable to ALMI)
Contact: Contact Elo Rowan at erowan@archlou.org or (502) 636-0296, ext.1236 for class materials and additional assignments.
Catechist Credit: 1 hour applies toward Theology in the content area of Sacraments

Expert author Kathleen Chesto leads viewers through the development and history of the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, starting from Biblical times to post-Vatican II.

Completion Requirement: After viewing video, write a one-to-two page reflection paper to summarize what you have learned. Papers should be prepared in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins on all four sides.

 

Sacrament of Baptism, Past and Present
Cost: $10.00 (checks payable to ALMI)
Contact: Contact Elo Rowan at erowan@archlou.org or (502) 636-0296, ext.1236 for class materials and additional assignments.
Catechist Credit: 1 hour applies toward Theology in the content area of Sacraments

Expert author Kathleen Chesto discusses the nature and purpose of the Sacrament of Baptism, and how its theology and ritual changed over 2,000 years.

Completion Requirement: After viewing video, write a one-to-two page reflection paper to summarize what you have learned. Papers should be prepared in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins on all four sides.

 

Sacrament of Confirmation, Past and Present
Cost: $10.00 (checks payable to ALMI)
Contact: Contact Elo Rowan at erowan@archlou.org or (502) 636-0296, ext.1236 for class materials and additional assignments.
Catechist Credit: 1 hour applies toward Theology in the content area of Sacraments

Expert author Kathleen Chesto leads viewers through the development and history of Confirmation, starting from Biblical times to post-Vatican II.

Completion Requirement: After viewing video, write a one-to-two page reflection paper to summarize what you have learned. Papers should be prepared in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins on all four sides.

 

Sacrament of Eucharist, Past and Present
Cost: $10.00 (checks payable to ALMI)
Contact: Contact Elo Rowan at erowan@archlou.org or (502) 636-0296, ext.1236 for class materials and additional assignments.
Catechist Credit: 1 hour applies toward Theology in the content area of Sacraments

Expert author Kathleen Chesto discusses the nature and purpose of the Sacrament of Eucharist, and how its theology and ritual changed over 2,000 years.

Completion Requirement: After viewing video, write a one-to-two page reflection paper to summarize what you have learned. Papers should be prepared in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins on all four sides.

 

Sacrament of Holy Orders, Past and Present
Cost: $10.00 (checks payable to ALMI)
Contact: Contact Elo Rowan at erowan@archlou.org or (502) 636-0296, ext.1236 for class materials and additional assignments.
Catechist Credit: 1 hour applies toward Theology in the content area of Sacraments

Expert author Kathleen Chesto leads viewers through the development and history of the Sacrament of Holy Orders, starting from Biblical times to post-Vatican II.

Completion Requirement: After viewing video, write a one-to-two page reflection paper to summarize what you have learned. Papers should be prepared in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins on all four sides.

 

Sacrament of Matrimony, Past and Present
Cost: $10.00 (checks payable to ALMI)
Contact: Contact Elo Rowan at erowan@archlou.org or (502) 636-0296, ext.1236 for class materials and additional assignments.
Catechist Credit: 1 hour applies toward Theology in the content area of Sacraments

Expert author Kathleen Chesto leads viewers through the development and history of the Sacrament of Matrimony, starting from Biblical times to post-Vatican II. Chesto offers an engaging presentation in language that is comprehensible and clear.

Completion Requirement: After viewing video, write a one-to-two page reflection paper to summarize what you have learned. Papers should be prepared in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins on all four sides.

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation, Past and Present
Cost: $10.00 (checks payable to ALMI)
Contact: Contact Elo Rowan at erowan@archlou.org or (502) 636-0296, ext.1236 for class materials and additional assignments.
Catechist Credit: 1 hour applies toward Theology in the content area of Sacraments

Expert author Kathleen Chesto discusses the nature and purpose of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and how its theology and ritual changed over 2,000 years.

Completion Requirement: After viewing video, write a one-to-two page reflection paper to summarize what you have learned. Papers should be prepared in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins on all four sides.

 

Seven Deadly Sins/Seven Lively Virtues
Cost: $10.00 (check payable to ALMI)
Contact: Contact Elo Rowan at erowan@archlou.org or (502) 636-0296, ext.1236 for class materials and additional assignments.
Catechist Credit: 2.5 hours applies toward Spiritual Formation

Reverend Robert E. Barron presents a challenging presentation of the Seven Deadly Sins… and for his message of hope, found in the Seven Lively Virtues.

  • Pride/Humility
  • Envy/Admiration
  • Anger/Forgiveness
  • Sloth/Zeal
  • Avarice/Generosity
  • Gluttony/Asceticism
  • Lust/Chastity

Completion Requirement: After viewing the DVD, write a one-to-two page reflection paper to summarize what you have learned. Papers should be prepared in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins on all four sides.

 

Spiritual Growth in Tough Times
Cost: $10.00 (check payable to ALMI)
Contact: Contact Elo Rowan at erowan@archlou.org or (502) 636-0296, ext.1236 for class materials and additional assignments.
Catechist Credit: 3 hour applies toward Spiritual Formation.
There are a total of 3 sessions.

This series by well-known presenter Joyce Rupp, OSM, offers practical ideas and inspirational stories to help us through the difficult times of our lives. Sessions presented are: 1) Wait, Watch, Work, and Don’t Give Up; 2) Find a Reason to Hope; and 3) Trust and Lean On God.

Completion Requirement: After viewing all sessions, write a one-to-two page reflection paper to summarize what you have learned. Papers should be prepared in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins on all four sides.

 

Spirituality and the Two Halves of Life
Cost: $10.00 (check payable to ALMI)
Contact: Contact Elo Rowan at erowan@archlou.org or (502) 636-0296, ext.1236 for class materials and additional assignments.
Catechist Credit: 2.5 hours applies toward Spiritual Formation

Ron Rolheiser, a Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate, focuses on two distinct parts of growth and discipleship. We leave home at an early age and spend many years trying to find our way back. How do we get back again? That’s the spiritual task for the first half of life. But where do we go once we’re back home? That’s the spirituality for the second half of life.

Completion Requirement: After viewing Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the DVD, write a one-to-two page reflection paper to summarize what you have learned. Papers should be prepared in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins on all four sides.

 

Theology of Church 
Cost: $10.00 (check payable to ALMI)
Contact: Contact Elo Rowan at erowan@archlou.org or (502) 636-0296, ext.1236 for class materials and additional assignments.
Catechist Credit: 2.5 hours applies toward Theology in the content area of Church

This presentation explores the meaning and mission of the Church and the role Baptism has within it.

Completion Requirement: Type a minimum of two pages to summarize your learning from the assignment. Papers should be prepared in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins on all four sides.

 

Untold Blessings: Three Paths to Holiness

Cost: $10.00 (check payable to ALMI)
Contact: Contact Elo Rowan at erowan@archlou.org or (502) 636-0296, ext.1236 for class materials and additional assignments.
Catechist Credit: 3 hour applies toward Spiritual Formation for each session completed.
There are a total of 3 sessions.

Robert Barron paints a beautiful and mysterious image of what it takes to be a follower of “the One who is, Jesus Christ.” He lays out three intriguing paths to holiness: 1) Finding the Center; 2) Knowing You’re a Sinner; and 3) Realizing Your Life is Not About You. He also provides practical approaches to enhance the journey along these three paths.

Completion Requirement: After viewing all sessions, write a one-to-two page reflection paper to summarize what you have learned. Papers should be prepared in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins on all four sides.

Class Cancellation

Upcoming classes in January and February, 2022

Merry Christmas

The Office of Faith Formation will be closed Dec. 23 at 1 pm until Dec. 28. We want to wish you a Merry Christmas. We pray that the joy of the holiday will bless you and your loved ones throughout the Christmas Season and into the new year.

Vatican releases text for installing catechists, explains ministry

VATICAN CITY — Catholic men and women formally installed in the new ministry of catechists are not simply religious education teachers but are engaged in “the proclamation and transmission of the faith, carrying out this role in collaboration with the ordained ministers and under their guidance,” said a letter accompanying the Latin text of the Rite of Institution of Catechists. Click here to continue reading this story from the Catholic New Service.

Abraham Luque, a catechist from the Scalabrinian Parish of Our Lady of the Perpetual Help, prays during a Christmas event at the Scalabrini welcome center in Lima, Peru, in this Dec. 16, 2018, file photo.  (CNS photo/Oscar Durand)
Abraham Luque, a catechist from the Scalabrinian Parish of Our Lady of the Perpetual Help, prays during a Christmas event at the Scalabrini welcome center in Lima, Peru, in this Dec. 16, 2018, file photo. (CNS photo/Oscar Durand)

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