Adults seeking to learn more or deepen their understanding of topics in faith and Catholic Church practice can take advantage of new online opportunities provided by the Office of Religious Education of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown. Fall courses include “Catholic Belief and Tradition,” led by Sister Joyce Candidi, OSHJ; “Living Catholic Morality,” led by Father Ken Miller; and “The Letter of James: Pearls for Wise Living,” led by Sister Therese Ann Rich, OSU. Other course topics include Celebrating Mary Through the Year, Celebrating Catholic Customs and Traditions, Sowing God’s Word, and Living the Sacraments. During Advent, lifelong learners can explore seasonally based scripture courses.
These online sessions allow flexibility in schedules, because learners can read, reflect, and respond at any time of the day. Materials are provided and assignments posted at the beginning of a given week, and participants have the week to respond, until the following week’s learning is posted. Different courses vary in the number of weeks, from three to ten. Course fees vary depending on costs of materials and length of time.
Registration information, course dates, and descriptions are found by going to go to the Office of Religious Education’s Catechist Café website, (https://catechistcafe.weebly.com) under “For Catechists/Catechist Courses.” For more information, contact the Office of Religious Education by phone, 330-744-8451, ext. 302, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.