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Curriculum

The curriculum for the St. Junipero Serra Institute.

Breakdown of Formation Options

General Track

  • 3 Levels (Foundational, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • 5 Courses per level
  • 4 Weeks per course

Ministerial Track

  • 3 Levels (Foundational, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • 5 Courses per level with at least 1 Ministerial Track course per level
  • 6 Core courses: (Introduction to Apologetics, Evangelization and Catechesis, Vatican II, Biblical Foundation, Introduction to Christian Spirituality, Our Moral Life in Christ)
  • 4 Weeks per course

General Track

This track would include the following levels and classes:

Level One Courses:  Foundational
  • Evangelization and Catechesis
  • Introduction to Apologetics
  • Vatican II
  • Biblical Foundations
  • Theology of the Body
Level Two Courses:  Intermediate
  • Introduction to Doctrine I
  • Introduction to Doctrine II
  • Introduction to Christian Spirituality
  • The Seven Sacraments
  • Introduction to the Gospels
Level Three Courses:  Advanced
  • Church History
  • The Liturgy
  • Our Moral Life in Christ
  • Holy Matrimony and the Role of the Family
  • Introduction to Mary

Ministerial Track Concentrations

Introduction
The premise of the ministerial tracks is to offer additional specific course content related to the curriculum offerings already in place through our three-year program. Thus, if someone were interested in the RCIA track they would participate in the regular program by taking specific courses throughout the three-levels of courses offered related to the ministry track chosen.

Purpose and Mission
The purpose and mission of these tracks is to offer the lay faithful the opportunity to learn a specific catechetical discipline and strengthen their abilities and desires to assist the Church in these catechetical areas of need.

New Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation Track

This track would include the following levels and classes:

Level One Courses:  Foundational
  • Evangelization and Catechesis
  • Introduction to Apologetics
  • Vatican II
  • Biblical Foundations
  • Introduction to the New Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation I
Level Two Courses:  Intermediate
  • Introduction to Doctrine I
  • Introduction to Doctrine II
  • Introduction to Christian Spirituality
  • The Seven Sacraments
  • Introduction to the New Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation II
Level Three Courses:  Advanced
  • Church History
  • The Liturgy
  • Our Moral Life in Christ
  • Holy Matrimony and the Role of the Family
  • Introduction to the New Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation III

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Track

This track would include the following levels and classes:

Level One Courses:  Foundational
  • Evangelization and Catechesis
  • Introduction to Apologetics
  • Vatican II
  • Biblical Foundations
  • Introduction to Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults I
Level Two Courses:  Intermediate
  • Introduction to Doctrine I
  • Introduction to Doctrine II
  • Introduction to Christian Spirituality
  • The Seven Sacraments
  • Introduction to Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults II
Level Three Courses:  Advanced
  • Church History
  • The Liturgy
  • Our Moral Life in Christ
  • Holy Matrimony and the Role of the Family
  • Introduction to Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults III

Youth Ministry Track

This track would include the following levels and classes:

Level One Courses:  Foundational
  • Evangelization and Catechesis
  • Introduction to Apologetics
  • Vatican II
  • Biblical Foundations
  • Introduction to Youth Ministry I
Level Two Courses:  Intermediate
  • Introduction to Doctrine I
  • Introduction to Doctrine II
  • Introduction to Christian Spirituality
  • The Seven Sacraments
  • Introduction to Discipleship
Level Three Courses:  Advanced
  • Church History
  • Catechesis in Discipleship
  • Our Moral Life in Christ
  • Discipleship Groups: Practical Applications
  • Introduction to Mary

Marriage and Family Life Track

This track would include the following levels and classes:

Level One Courses:  Foundational
  • Evangelization and Catechesis
  • Introduction to Apologetics
  • Vatican II
  • Biblical Foundations
  • Theology of the Body
Level Two Courses:  Intermediate
  • Sacrament of Matrimony
  • Practical Tools for Marriage and Family Life Ministry
  • Introduction to Christian Spirituality
  • Marriage and Family Documents
  • Introduction to the Gospels
Level Three Courses:  Advanced
  • Canon Law and Marriage
  • The Liturgy
  • Our Moral Life in Christ
  • Catholic Perspective on Difficult Situation
  • Introduction to Mary

 


Contacts:

Paola Quintero-Araújo, MA
Director of St. Junipero Serra Institute
817-945-9353

Marlon De La Torre, MA, MEd.
Department Director of Evangelization and Catechesis
817-945-9350

Monica Rolling
Administrative Assistant
817-945-9357

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