Catechesis

Catholic Biblical School of Michigan

The Catholic Biblical School of Michigan (CBSM) and the Diocese of Lansing will be offering its exciting Scripture Study at Church of the Resurrection, Lansing, beginning this fall.   Whether you have been a long-time student of the Scriptures or are a beginner, this four-year curriculum will provide an in-depth study of the entire Bible.  CBSM provides devoted and experienced faculty with graduate degrees in Catholic theology who will guide students through lectures, small-group discussions, and coursework.  Classes will meet weekly on Monday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00pm from September to May and will cost $580 a year plus textbooks. 

To learn more, plan to attend one of the Information Nights at the Church of the Resurrection Parish Hall, 127 Rumsey Ave., Lansing, at 7:00pm, July 6 or August 10.  For more information, call Deacon Jack Gardner, Director of CBSM, 313-274-4500.or visit http://www.cbsmich.org .

Click here to view brochure for complete details (PDF)


The Office of Catechesis supports and implements policies for religious education carried out in Catholic schools and parish religious education programs of the Diocese of Lansing. It is committed to all catechetical ministries, offered to both adults and students, which have as their goal a deepened faith and a more profound understanding of the person of Christ (Pope John Paul II, Apostolic Exhortation Catechesi Tradendae, 5).

The aim of catechesis is not simply to instruct, but to form people as Christian disciples and bring them to lifelong communion with Jesus Christ. The Diocesan Office of Catechesis accomplishes this mission through efforts in three areas:

Leadership development
Forming and supporting more than 3,000 catechetical leaders 

Religious education programs
Catechetical programs for 34,000 children and adolescents

Catechist certification
Forming catechists for their mission to spread the good news

The priorities of the Diocesan Office of Catechesis are:

• To ensure that the Catechism of the Catholic Church is incorporated into all catechesis.

• The formation and certification of directors of religious education, teachers and catechists to reflect the importance of the four pillars of the Catechism (Creed, Sacraments, Commandments, Prayer).

• A comprehensive evaluation of religious education texts with respect to their doctrinal content and appropriate pedagogical methodology.

• The continued support and development of all those engaged in passing on the Catholic faith to the newest generation of believers.

Directory

Overview


Praying the Mass with children and adolescents
A catechist’s guide to the new translation


First Communion interviews


Elementary religion curriculum


Secondary religious education curriculum

Religious education for teens and children


Catechist formation in the Diocese of Lansing

Genesee/Shiawassee Vicariate 

Ingham/Clinton/Eaton Vicariate 

Jackson Vicariate (March 21, 2015, St Rita, Clarklake)

Lenawee/Hillsdale Vicariate  (March 21, 2015, St Rita, Clarklake)

Livingston Vicariate 

Washtenaw Vicariate

Catechist Formation Session Evaluation Form


Reporting forms


Confirmation

Confirmation liturgical preparations

How to assist the bishop at the confirmation liturgy

Celebrating the sacrament of confirmation:
Protocol and preparation


Models of catechesis:
The keynote address of His Eminence Avery Cardinal Dulles


National Catechetical Sunday

National Catechetical Sunday, designated by the U.S. Catholic Bishops as the third Sunday in September each year, is set aside as an opportunity for all the baptized to rededicate themselves to the mission of handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel.

Resources:

http://www.usccb.org/catecheticalsunday/

http://foryourmarriage.org/


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Awareness Sessions for Adults

(duration of all sessions is 3 hours)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
6:30pm
St. Martha Church
1100 West Grand River, Okemos
Facilitator:  Jackie Rosalez
 
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
6:30pm
St. John the Evangelist Church
600 North Adelaide Street, Fenton
Facilitator: Paul Johnston
Session in Grand Hall, Activity Center
 
Thursday, September 3, 2105
6:00pm
St. Thomas More Academy
6456 E. Bristol Road, Burton
Facilitator: Deacon Ron Kenney
 
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
6:30pm
St. John Church and Student Center
327 M.A.C Ave, East Lansing
Facilitator: Al Weilbaecher
 
Thursday, September 10, 2015
6:00pm
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2201 South Old US 23 Hwy, Brighton
Facilitator: Deacon Gary Prise
 
Sunday, September 13, 2015
3:00pm
St. John Church and Student Center
327 M.A.C Ave, East Lansing 
Facilitator: Al Weilbaecher
 
Thursday, September 17, 2015
6:00pm
St. Mary Church
201 Westphalia St, Westphalia
Facilitator: Ray Rzepecki 
 
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
6:30pm
St. Francis of Assisi School
2270 East Stadium Boulevard, Ann Arbor
Facilitator:  Linda Miller
 
Thursday, September 24, 2015
6:00pm
St. Gerard Church
4437 West Willow Hwy, Lansing
Facilitator: Ray Rzepecki
 
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
6:00pm
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2201 South Old US 23 Hwy, Brighton
Facilitator: Deacon Gary Prise
 
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
6:00pm
St. Mary Church
201 Westphalia St, Westphalia
Facilitator: Ray Rzepecki
 
Thursday, April 14, 2016
6:00pm
St. Gerard Church
4437 West Willow Hwy, Lansing
Facilitator: Ray Rzepecki
 
For more information, contact:
Safe Environment Coordinator
Sally Ellis at 517-342-2551 
 
Pre-register for a session at www.virtus.org.
 
Please do not call the hosting parish to pre-register.