Crucifx at Brent Chapel
RE 552 Principles of Catechesis 2 credits
Theory and praxis of catechesis in the Roman Catholic tradition.
Development of the catechetical movement in Christianity. Principles
articulated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and other pertinent
Church documents. Developmental theories and their implications for
catechesis and growth in faith life.
RE 621 Methodology in Catechesis 3 credits
Educational and catechetical theories, methods, and techniques for effective
use in a catechetical process. Examination of textbooks, materials, and
resources. Relation of faith development to catechetical methodology.
RE 631 Sacramental Catechesis 2 credits
Catechesis of sacraments based on current Church teaching, theology, and
liturgical rites. Emphasis on Eucharist, Reconciliation, and Confirmation.
Sacramental preparation of students, involvement of parents, catechetical
approaches to main sacramental themes through signs and symbols.
Application of diocesan policies and canon law.
RE 641 Catechesis within the Mission of Evangelization in the US 2 credits
Study of the National Directory for Catechesis (NDC) and the ongoing renewal
of catechesis within the contexts of a diverse US culture. Focus on the nature,
purpose, object, tasks, basic content, and various methodologies of catechesis
as well as the formation of catechists and catechetical resources.
RE 762 Youth Ministry and Catechesis 2 credits
Catechesis of adolescents in the Church today as envisioned in recent
Church documents. Developmental theories, principles of moral and spiritual
formation and curriculum models. Relationship of catechesis to youth
Also listed as PM 762
RE 772 Adult Faith Formation 2 credits
Holistic and interdisciplinary approach to religious formation of the adult
in today’s parish that includes the vision, presumptions, structures and
programming principles and guidelines as proposed in the catechetical
documents affecting adult faith formation. Principles of psychological and
faith development of the adult. Planning and evaluating religious formation
programs for adults.
Also listed as PM 772
RE 990 Directed Study 1-3 credits