Course Information

 

for Lay Formation Department


Introduction to Catechetical Documents (CC301)

Credits:0

Christology (CC302)

Credits:0

Sacramental and Liturgical Theology (CC303)

Credits:0

Moral Theology and Catholic Social Teaching (CC304)

Credits:1.8

Dimensions of Formation for Lay Ecclesial Ministry (LF100)

Credits:0

Canonical Marriage Issues Encountered in RCIA (LF101)

Credits:0

Catholic Rites in the Church--Which Rite are You? Formation Day (LF102)

Credits:0.6

Christian Morality (LF103)

Credits:0

Youth Ministry Annual Mentor Fee (LF104)

Credits:1

Go and Make Disciples Formation Day (LF106)

Credits:0

The Practice of Ministry Formation Day (LF107)

Credits:6

Spirituality of a Minister Formation Day (LF108)

Credits:0

Difficult Topics in Ministry (LF109)

Credits:1

Opening Retreat Year I (LF401)

Credits:0

Opening Retreat Year II (LF402)

Credits:0

Opening Retreat Year III (LF403)

Credits:0

Closing Retreat Year II (LF404)

Credits:1.3

Closing Retreat Year III (LF405)

Credits:1.3

Building Catholic Community (LF410)

Credits:0

Building a Catholic Identity and Culture (LF411)

Credits:0

Being and Building Catholic Community (LF412)

Credits:0

Evangelization and Accompaniment (LF413)

Credits:0

Application of Leadership Practices I (LF414)

Credits:0

Service and Stewardship (LF415)

Credits:0

Inspiring Witness (LF416)

Credits:0

Forming Disciples (LF417)

Credits:0

Application of Leadership Practices II (LF418)

Credits:0

Summer Book Discussion (LF419)

Credits:0

Masculine and Feminine Genius/Letter to a Suffering Church (LF420)

Credits:0

Accompaniment Through Social Outreach (LF421)

Credits:0

Come and See Formation Day (LF422)

Credits:0

Encountering Jesus within the Family Formation Day (LF423)

Credits:0

Follow Me Formation Day (LF424)

Credits:0

Remain in Me Formation Day (LF425)

Credits:0

Introduction to the Catechetical Coordinator Program (LF431)

Credits:0

The Three Paths of Holiness (LF432)

Credits:0

Catechist Formation and Certification (LF433)

Credits:0.6

Catechetical Methodology I (LF434)

Credits:0.6

Canon Law (LF435)

Credits:0

Catechetical Methodology II (LF436)

Credits:0.6

Religious Education Curriculum Development (LF437)

Credits:0.6

RCIA Intensive Workshop I (LF438)

Credits:0

RCIA Intensive Workshop II (LF439)

Credits:0

Making Disciples (LF440)

Credits:0

Spiritual Consolation and Desolation (LF441)

Credits:0

The Devotional Life and Mariology (LF442)

Credits:0

Christian Morality (LF443)

Credits:0

Accompaniment Through Social Outreach (LF444)

Credits:0

Charism Workshop (LF445)

Credits:0

Introduction to Catholic Doctrine (LF446)

Credits:0

MAPS Elective (LF500)

Credits:3

Theological Methods (LF501)

Credits:1

Introduction to New Testament (LF502)

Credits:3

After some introductory classes on the origins of the New Testament, on methods of reading it, and of its roots in the Jewish Scriptures, the course will spend most of the semester on the Synoptic Gospels and Acts.  Students will also do an assignment involving the study of the New Testament Epistle.

Liturgical Leadership of Prayer (LF503)

Credits:3

Field Placement (LF504)

Credits:2

This course engages the participants in the practice and application of pastoral theology. A focus on pastoral care and parish skills will be emphasized. This course will prepare the student to enter pastoral situations with an in-depth Catholic perspective from the human, cultural/contextual, and theological dimensions. The fact that every aspect of Church teaching lead to specific ways of involvement with ministry will inform the pedagogy for this course.

Introduction to Old Testament (LF507)

Credits:3

This course will be an introduction to the contents of the Old Testament. The history of ancient Israel will be used as a way of understanding the content and the development of the biblical books. Methods of exegesis encouraged by official church teaching will be used and introduced.                  

Theology of the Human Person (LF510)

Credits:2

Christology (LF511)

Credits:3

This course is a general introduction to the theology of the person and work of Jesus Christ. The first part of the course surveys the development of dogma of the person of Christ from Jesus’ teaching about himself to the Third Council of Constantinople.  The second part of the course examines the contemporary challenge of historical-critical investigation of Scripture to the identity and saving mission of Christ and the Scriptural foundations for the doctrine of Christ as universal savior.  The third part of the course surveys the development of understanding of the saving work of Christ, emphasizing the Roman Catholic understanding of the dynamics of salvation in comparison with Eastern, Protestant and contemporary pluralist soteriologies.

Pastoral Care & Parish Skills (LF512)

Credits:3

This course prepares students to bring an in-depth perspective to the range of pastoral situations they will encounter as an ecclesial minister. The course will address specific content that is pertinent to pastoral ministry as well as introduce basic pastoral skills.

Catholic Moral Theology (LF513)

Credits:3

Part one of this course sets forth fundamental moral theology.  Scripture, Apostolic Tradition, various ecclesial traditions, and natural reason are studied in light of moral decision-making.  Christ is the paradigm of human action.  The believer is challenged to live the faith.  Virtue as a path to holiness is discussed along with fundamental concepts including:  natural law, sin, double effect, scandal, material cooperation with evil, and action theory (the role of intention and the moral object in voluntary human acts).  Part two applies foundational moral principles to practical questions concerning sexuality, marriage, and family.

Christian Anthropology (LF515)

Credits:3

This course will treat theological notions about the origin and destining of the universe and humanity. Encompassing the major themes of creation; sin, grace and eschatology, we will examine topics such as the image of God, free will and Original Sin, justification, death, judgment, heaven, hell and purgatory.

Introduction to Liturgical Leadership (LF516)

Credits:3

Through the Church’s liturgical and sacramental life the paschal mystery is made present in the lives of the faithful. This course provides background and skills necessary in the preparation of liturgical celebrations, discusses current liturgical issues, and encourages the development of a liturgical spirituality.

Spiritual Theology (LF517)

Credits:2

Spiritual Theology is the branch of theology that asks the question “What is holiness?” It covers both ascetical and mystical theology in an attempt to answers that question.  This course is a systematic study of spiritual theology, which looks at some of the great spiritual masters of the Church, men and women who have lived the life of holiness. It is also designed to work in conjunction with the First Year Formation program on the theology and practice of prayer.

Bible Elective (LF518)

Credits:3

We will study the Book of Genesis in its entirety, employing a canonical reading of the text. We will engage the text from three perspectives: a penetrating insight into the complexity of the human person; a challenging revelation of the workings of God throughout all creation; and a transformative proclamation of God’s desire to bring all humanity into perfect union with him.

Ecclesiology (LF519)

Credits:3

This course will analyze the origin, nature and mission of the mystery of the Church.  There will be a special emphasis on the four marks of the Church: one, holy Catholic and apostolic.  The major ecclesial themes presented in the conciliar documents of the Second Vatican Council Lumen Gentium and Gaudium et Spes will be highlighted and analyzed throughout the course.  In a particular way, the Universal call to Holiness will be presented as benchmark for living the Christian life.   Finally, Chapter VIII of Lumen Gentium will be offered as a guide to the Church’s rich Marian doctrine and devotion.  The course will also provide a survey of the role of

Foundations of Catholic Doctrine (LF520)

Credits:3

Ecumenism & Interreligious Dialogue (LF522)

Credits:2

Mission & Culture (LF525)

Credits:3

Canon Law (LF527)

Credits:2

This first course in Canon Law treats briefly the history of Canon Law up to and including the Revised Code. The first three Books of the Code are discussed: General Norms, the People of God, the Teaching Office of the Church.

Church History (LF528)

Credits:3

This course is intended to provide students with a broad overview of some of the major events and persons in the History of the Church.  Particular emphasis will be placed on the history of the Roman Church. Important themes include: the papacy, the development of doctrine, church/state relations, and the relationship between Christianity and culture.

Scripture - OT Themes (LF530)

Credits:2

Sacramental Theology (LF532)

Credits:3

This course treats the history of Christian sacramental theology by considering crucial theological issues, key theologians, and major magisterial initiatives in different historical periods (patristic, medieval, Tridentine, and modern).  The influence of modern biblical studies is evaluated.  Students not only receive a survey of the sacramental practice of the Church in different historical periods but are also equipped to understand the theological contributions which each period made to the Catholic understanding of the sacramental doctrine and practice.

Principles - Sacramental Theology (LF538)

Credits:2

Matrimony and Orders (LF540)

Credits:3

Catholic Social Teaching (LF575)

Credits:2

This course explores the dignity of the human person and its practical implications of human life in society.  Topics to be discussed include: ware and peace, poverty and wealth, private environment, racism, domestic and community violence, and the life issues of abortion and capital punishment.

MAPS Capstone Project (LF580)

Credits:1

This final integration project allows the student to demonstrate his/her capacity to integrate and articulate what s/he has learned through the MAPS academic and formation program. The project focuses on application of these learning to a specific pastoral situation.

Opening Retreat I (LF601)

Credits:0

Year II Retreat (LF602)

Credits:0

Year III Retreat (LF603)

Credits:0

Day with Cardinal (LF604)

Credits:0

Integration Seminar (LF605)

Credits:0

Pillars of Formation, Year I (LF606)

Credits:0

American Grace & New Evangelization (LF610)

Credits:0

Ministerial Identity: Qualities of LEM (LF611)

Credits:0

Interreligious Dialogue (LF612)

Credits:0

Identifying Your Ecclesiology (LF613)

Credits:0

Ministry in Context of Parish Life (LF614)

Credits:0

Catholic Identity: Personal Mission & Vision (LF615)

Credits:0

Ministry to Families (LF616)

Credits:0

Building Catholic Identity in a Multi-Cultural Church (LF617)

Credits:0

Evangelization & Accompaniment (LF618)

Credits:0

Levels of Teaching & Theological Thinking (LF619)

Credits:0

Human Formation I (LF620)

Credits:0

Being and Building Catholic Community (LF621)

Credits:0

Temperaments I (LF622)

Credits:0

Temperaments II (LF623)

Credits:0

Living Catholic Identity - Virtues & Vice (LF624)

Credits:0

Mature Sexuality (LF625)

Credits:0

Understanding & Discerning Boundaries/Shame (LF626)

Credits:0

Ignatian/Benedictan/Franciscan Spirituality (LF630)

Credits:0

Baptism (LF631)

Credits:0

Liturgical Spirituality (LF632)

Credits:0

Intro to Christian Spirituality & Prayer (LF633)

Credits:0

Spirituality of Suffering (LF634)

Credits:0

Spiritual Warfare (LF635)

Credits:0

Liturgy & Sacrament in Evangelization (LF636)

Credits:3

Vocation to LEM & Care of Souls (LF637)

Credits:0

Joy of the Gospel (LF670)

Credits:0

Catholic Identity (LF671)

Credits:0

Life of Thomas Merton (LF672)

Credits:0

Catholic Identity and Mission (LF673)

Credits:0

Candidates for Ordination and LEM (LF674)

Credits:0

Social Media in Ministry (LF675)

Credits:0

Science and Religion (LF676)

Credits:0

History of Archdiocese (LF677)

Credits:0

Introduction to Revelation and Creed (LL101)

Credits:0

Introduction to Liturgy, Sacraments and Prayer (LL102)

Credits:0

Introduction to Catholic Morality (LL103)

Credits:0

Old Testament (LL104)

Credits:0

Introduction to Divine Revelation (LL105)

Credits:0

Introduction to Catholic Doctrine (LL106)

Credits:1.4

Introduction to Christian Anthropology (LL107)

Credits:1.4

Theology of the Holy Spirit/Pneumatology for our Times (LL108)

Credits:0

New Testament (LL201)

Credits:0

Church History and Vatican II (LL202)

Credits:0

Ecclesiology (LL203)

Credits:1.8