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A Sacramental People

3-week course

Based on the Spring 2012 issue of C21 Resources edited by Fr. John Baldovin, S.J., this course provides an opportunity to reflect on and discuss a sacramental view of life. The sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, and Marriage are the focus.  This C21 Resources installment is a companion to previous issues that have addressed Eucharist, Holy Orders, and lay ecclesial ministry. 

NOTE: For a complete overview of Catholic sacramental life, we recommend you also consider eventually enrolling in three other C21 Resources courses: The Eucharist: At the Heart of Catholic Life, Grace and Commitment: Religious and Ordained, and Grace and Commitment: The Laity.  We also offer a four week course, Sacraments in Catholic Life.

Check the course schedule for future offerings of this course.

Special Features

  • All reading materials available online
  • A study aide that guides participants through the course material
  • Weekly questions for reflection and discussion
  • Resources for further study

All STM Online: Crossroads courses include these features:

  • Participants have access 24 hours/ 7 days a week to the course's password-protected web site. 
  • Each participant belongs to a small Community for Conversation and faith sharing guided by a facilitator.
  • Site is usually available to participants at least three months after the course.
  • An orientation in how to navigate the web site is always available.
  • Technical assistance is easy to contact and prompt in returning a message.
  • A Certificate of Active Participation is awarded to those who post at least three messages of substance for each week of content.

Week 1:  A Sacramental People 1: A Sacramental View of Life, Baptism, Confirmation, and Marriage
Week 2:  A Sacramental People 2:  Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Christian Funerals

Additional Materials Needed
No additional materials needed.  You can read or print the pdf format of of C21 ResourcesClick here to access the issue.  A hard copy may be available.   Contact and ask for the Spring 2012 issue entitled “Catholics: A Sacramental People.”

Time Commitment
A participant can expect to spend an average of 4-5 hours each week.  This commitment includes both preparation and interaction online.

Fee: $25

Content Scholars:
  Various authors selected by the editor, Professor John Baldovin, S.J.