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Online Level 1

The Level 1 Online Certification option consists of three segments:

25 Faith Foundations lessons that present the content of the Catholic Faith,

8 Catechesis 101 lessons that cover evangelization and catechetical methodology

Closing Retreat to help connect the participant to the catechetical mission of the Archdiocese, develop the spirituality of the catechist and provide an opportunity for theological reflection.

Each lesson of the Online Level 1 Certification

course includes:

 opening prayer and meditation

 objectives for the lesson

 pre-assessment

 vocabulary

 foundational Scripture ref-erence

 introduction

 lesson content

 conclusion

 additional questions and/or

 questions for reflection

 post-assessment

 closing prayer

Faith Foundations - 25 Lessons

Each lesson is designed to take approximately 60 minutes during the full course of studies – Faith Foundations +

Catechesis 101. Both are required to meet Level 1 standards

Faith Foundations presents the teachings of the faith in an interactive format that presents the lesson through

videotaped presentations which draw from Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Using a mix

of solid content, personal stories, prayer and discussion questions, this course makes it easy to learn and

understand the Church’s teaching about topics such as the Revelation, Prayer, the Mass and the Sacraments.

The course also seeks to answer common questions that Catholics encounter each day.

The Trinity and Creation

 Original Sin and Its Consequences

 The Incarnation

 Ecclesiology: Christ Establishes the Church

 The Church’s Ecumenical and Missionary Mandate

 Divine Revelation: God Speaks to Us

 The Liberation of Humanity from Sin

 The Sermon on the Mount

 Prayer

 Mary, Our Spiritual Mother

 Marian Doctrines

 Liturgy and the Sacraments

 Baptism and Confirmation

The Mass, Part I: Introduction and Liturgy of the Word

 The Mass, Part II: Liturgy of the Eucharist

 The Blessed Sacrament

 The Sacraments of Healing

 Holy Orders

 The Sacrament of Marriage

 Christian Morality, Part I

 Christian Morality, Part II

 The Human Community

 The Ten Commandments

 Death, Judgment and Purgatory

 The End Times

Catechesis 101 - 8 Lessons

Catechesis 101 is an innovative, 8-lesson course designed to give Catholic catechists a strong foundation for passing on the Faith. It provides a solid understanding of the Church’s vision for catechesis as well as

practical, hands-on methodology designed to bear fruit in catechetical sessions. Each lesson contains high

quality video instruction along with text grounded on and referencing the Catechism of the Catholic Church,

the General Directory for Catechesis and the National Directory for Catechesis.

Catechesis, A Moment of Evangelization

 The Nature of Catechesis

 The Content of Catechesis

 Inculturating The Gospel Message

Those Who are Catechized

 Methodology—Part 1

 Methodology—Part 2

 The Person and Spirituality of the Catechist

Closing Retreat - 6 Hours

To receive Level 1 Certification, ALL participants in the online Catechist certification pro-gram MUST complete a specialized 6 Hour closing retreat to be led by a certified Level 1 faculty member of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.


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