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Planning adult formation for your parish community? Do you know that many cannot come out to evening programs? In collaboration with My Catholic Faith Delivered the Archdiocese is pleased to offer a variety of excellent online learning opportunities (in addition to in-parish live programs) for adults to learn the faith. All online courses have the option for usage by a group, for online facilitation and discussion, and individual use depending on your parish needs. All courses are in English and Spanish with group discounts available.

Full information on catechists certification is here.

Group Purchasing

We can assist you with group purchases. Please call 1-866-981-8964 or fill out the form to the right and we will be happy to contact you about an institutional or group purchase.

If you are interested in registering for an individual course, click here for a list of course offerings.


Course Descriptions

Living Catholic

Living Catholic: The four online lessons of Living Catholic parallel the four parts of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: the faith we profess (the Nicene Creed), the way we worship (the sacraments), the way we live (Christian morality), and the way we relate to God (prayer).



Creed

Creed: From the dawn of Christianity, the Church has expressed and handed on “professions of faith” which serve as the fundamental frame of reference for catechesis. This course is designed to deepen understanding of the principal truths of the faith outlined in the Creed as a summary of baptismal and ecclesial faith.



Sacraments

Sacraments: Through her sacraments and liturgy, the Church celebrates, above all, the Paschal Mystery by which Christ accomplished God’s loving plan for the redemption of the world. This course is designed to deepen understanding of the Church’s sacramental life, through which Christ now acts, and in which we participate in the saving work of God.



Christian Morality

Christian Morality: Living the Christian life is a response to God’s loving initiative in which we choose the way of love and “put on Christ.” This course is designed deepen understanding of moral catechesis as the exercise of authentic freedom in light of conscience formed by God’s Word, the teachings of the Church, prayer and the sacraments.


Prayer

Prayer: In prayer, the Christian humbly raises heart and mind to God as a response of faith and love to Christ who is our salvation. This course is designed to deepen appreciation of the Trinitarian nature of Christian prayer and to explore the prayer of Jesus as the perfect model of prayer.



Scripture

Scripture: The Bible is more than a religious text or a collection of literary works of the ancient world – it is the revealed Word of God which challenges understanding and invites conversion and faith. This course is designed to provide an introduction to reading, interpretation and study of Sacred Scripture.



Catechesis 101

Catechesis 101: “The catechist knows that the content of catechesis cannot be indifferently subjected to any method. It requires a process of transmission which is adequate to the nature of the message, to its sources and language, to the concrete circumstances of ecclesial communities as well as to the particular circumstances of the faithful to whom catechesis is addressed”(GDC, 149).

This course is both instructional and formational in nature and presents theological, relational and practical approaches to catechetical formation for all ministers of catechesis: parish catechetical leaders; catechists for adults, young adults, teens, and children; RCIA coordinators; and school catechists.


Want to host a live course in your parish on the faith?

Expert archdiocesan catechists for adults are available to teach the Foundations courses live in your parish. To arrange a course simply contact the Events Office at events@adw.org or 301-853-5334.

For existing courses near you, click here to see the events calendar

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Catechist Discount Coupons

Contact the Office for Catechesis at 301-853-5385 to receive discount coupons for your parish.

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