Module 1: Exploring the Bible – September 12th – October 17th, 2016
This module aims to introduce participants to the narratives of salvation history as presented in the Jewish and Christian Scriptures. It will enable participants to have an overview of the bible and will provide them with some basic skills with which they will be able to engage with the text as individuals and as small faith sharing groups.
Module 2: Jesus God’s Beloved – November 7th – December 12th 2016
Module 3: Church: A Sacramental People – January 16th – February 20th 2017
Module 4: Who is the Holy Spirit- March 6th – April 10th 2017
It is the study of the Holy Spirit and his ongoing vivifying presence in the life of the Church. The course invites students to explore some of the key scriptural references to the Spirit with particular attention to the Pauline and Johannine corpus. It will look briefly at the Old Testament understanding of the Spirit and examine an ongoing evolution of thought from various theologians on the person and gifts of the Spirit.
Module 5: Called to Mission – September 11th – October 16th 2017
Module 6: Moral Decision Making – November 6th – December 11th, 2017
This module will introduce participants to the principals of liturgical renewal set out in the Second Vatican Council and in the documents that followed it. Attention will be given to the rites of Christian initiation, celebrating the Sunday liturgy, the liturgical year and the lectionary.
Module 8: Interfaith Relations – March 5th – March 26th and April 9th and 16th 2018