Catechetical Leadership Program
CATECHETICAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
An academic program for Coordinators of Religious Education, it consists of courses in theology and catechetics as well as in catechetical administration. It is a necessary component of the certification process for the Coordinator.
All courses are 8 sessions of 3 hours each.
Classes are held once a week. Students should expect several hours of homework a week.
provides an overview of the Church's understanding of the person and mission of Jesus as revealed in the Scriptures and in the development of Christology in the history and tradition of the Church.
presents Catholic morality and explores the criteria for moral decision making.
Church History up to the Present
provides an exploration of the development of the Church as affected by sociological, political and historical factors.
Church Documents including Vatican Council II
presents an overview of the rich tradition of Church documents from the period of the early Church to the present, with a special emphasis on the Second Vatican Council
History of the Sacraments
examines the theological and the historical development of the seven Catholic sacraments
Development of the Christian Person
explores the development of the Christian person according to Catholic spirituality and human psychology.
teaches the nature and history of catechesis and its multi-cultural context as well as leadership styles and collaborative ministry; developes skills for the promotion of parish catechetical programs for all ages. Some sessions are specialized for Coordinators of elementary religious education, youth ministry, adult faith formation and RCIA leaders
teaches those skills necessary for effective parish catechetical administration, focusing on listening skills, interviewing, group management, effective oral and written communication, public speaking, conflict management.
Pre-requisites for admission into the Catechetical Leadership Program
Catechist Formation, Level I and Level II
Basic Leadership Training Course
Tuition for Program:
Each course is $ 350. Parish provides the tuition for its Coordinator.
Courses for 2013
St. Catherine's Parish, Pelham
Thursday Mornings 9:30 a.m. to 12:30
This course teaches the nature of catechesis, the history of catechesis, its multi-cultural context as well as leadership styles, collaborative ministry and the communication and promotion of parish catechetical prograqms for all ages.
January 31 to March 21, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 12:30
Nature of Catechesis
Jan. 31, 2013
Sr. Joan Curtin, CND
Director of Archdiocesan Catechetical Office
Development of Catechetical Ministry From Early Church to Present, Part 1
Director of Communications, Catechetical Office
Development of Catechetical Ministry, Part 2
Feb. 7, 2013
Catechesis, Culture and Inculturation
Feb. 14 and Feb. 21, 2013
Fr. Emile Frische
Millhill Fathers Missionary
Coordinator of Special Ministries, Archdiocese of New York
and Part of Leadership Team for Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Feb. 28, 2013
Sr. Teresita Morse, RJM
Director of Formation for Religious Education Leaders
Myers-Briggs Personality Types and Leadership Styles
March 7 and March 14, 2013
Sr. Barbara Szorenski, SC
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Iona College
Promotion of Parish Catechetical Program and its Personnel
March 21, 2013
History of the Sacraments
Mrs. Rita Ferrone, M. Div.
St. Catharine's Adult Learning Center, Pelham
Oct. 3 through Nov. 21, 2013
9:30 to 12:30
This course presents the theological and historical development of the seven Catholic Sacraments. It will be taught by Rita Ferrone, an award-winning writer and teacher of liturgy, catechesis and Christian Initiation. She holds a Masters of Divinity from Yale Divinity School. Rita Ferrone is the author of several books, including Liturgy: Sacrosanctum Concillium, which received the 2008 Catholic Press Award. She prepared the meditations for an evangelization program well-used by parishes called Living the Eucharist. Rita has taught this Advanced Catechetical Leadership Course before and was greatly appreciated by the students.
For more information or to register please contact:
Sr.Teresita Morse, RJM
Director of Formation for Catechetical Leaders
1011 First Ave, Room 1879
New York, NY 10022