Called to Discipleship is composed of the sixteen hour Core Course and Skills Formation & Retreat Day. It is not necessary to participate in both components of the program unless you want Diocesan Basic Catechist Certification. Many people who take the Core Course are parishioners who want to learn more about their faith. For your convenience, the Core Course: An Introduction to Theology is offered online through the University of Notre Dame STEP Program.
Called to Discipleship is intended for
The Core Course is a sixteen hour course consisting of a variety of theological areas of study including Old Testament, New Testament, Sacraments and Liturgy, Morality and Profession of Faith. The course is based on the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults and is offered throughout the Diocese according to published schedules in either a series of eight week nights, e.g., every Wednesday, or a series of three Saturdays.
FOR PARISH CATECHISTS & CATHOLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS
St. Denis Parish, Hanover
October 1, 22, and 29, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
REGISTER ONLINE FOR HANOVER
Diocesan Administration Building, Manchester
February 4, March 4 and 11, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
REGISTER ONLINE FOR MANCHESTER
The University of Notre Dame’s Satellite Theological Education Program (STEP) has partnered with the Diocese of Manchester to create an online version of the Called to Discipleship Core Course. STEP is an online learning community focused on bringing quality faith formation resources to the faithful for the enrichment of catechists, teachers, catechetical leaders, youth ministers, diocesan administrators, and parishioners. The Core Course is the first component in the Called to Discipleship Program and is open to all adults from the Diocese of Manchester interested in enriching their faith. Visit step.nd.edu for more information.
Receive a 50% discount when registering for online courses through The University of Notre Dame’s Satellite Theological Education Program (STEP). From the discount menu, select Diocese of Manchester.
Core Course for Catholic School Teachers
Upon recommendation by Bishop Libasci, all principals and teachers of religion in grades PreK-12 in diocesan Catholic schools must obtain Basic Catechist Certification prior to September 2014. Principals or teachers hired after September 2014 will have one year to complete the requirement. Teachers with advanced degrees in theology should confirm with the Superintendent of Catholic Schools regarding an exception to this policy.
The Skills Formation Day is for both catechists and Catholic school teachers. The skills formation part of the day includes a keynote address and catechetical and liturgical workshops designed to meet the needs of the participants.The retreat part of this day gives participants an opportunity to reflect on our baptismal call to discipleship.
Date & Location: TBD
For more information, please contact:
Diocese of Manchester
The Catholic Church in New Hampshire
153 Ash Street, Box 310
Manchester, NH 03105-0310
Fax: (603) 669-0377
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