Feb 10 - Mar 16, 2021 | $60
Sacramentality is the evidence of God’s presence in the world. Investigate how the sacraments of initiation, healing, and communion help us to recognize this presence throughout our lives. This course examines how each of the seven sacraments integrates the Christian community, empowers us for the mission of discipleship, and brings us into union with Christ. It touches on the historical roots, the renewed sacramental rites, and the experience of sacraments and sacramentality. Videos of sacramental celebrations and suggestions for spiritual practice are offered to enhance the exploration of the content and to deepen discipleship.
Feb 24 - Mar 30, 2021 | $60
The church embodies a series of core dynamics: divine invitation and human response; gathering in order to be sent; membership and mission. Reflecting theologically on the way in which these dynamics are expressed in the church today makes up the discipline of “ecclesiology.” Through this course, we explore the nature of the church including discussion of ministries, the church’s foundation in word and sacrament, and the call to be an evangelizing people about the work of transforming the world in light of the Gospel.
Mar 10 - Mar 30, 2021 | $30
In the U.S. today, over 35% of adult Catholics are Hispanic, while over 50% of Catholics under the age of 18 are Hispanic. In many places around the country this “minority group” are the dominant presence in the Catholic Church, and there are large communities of Hispanic Catholics in every diocese in the U.S. Hispanic Catholics bring forth a richness in spirituality, tradition, practices, and opportunities for U.S. Catholicism in the 21st Century. Join us as we reflect on the pastoral needs of the Hispanic families and youth and the meaning of this treasure for your parish and community. The course is guided by the articles in The Treasure of Hispanic Catholicism, the Spring 2016 issue of C21 Resources, which was edited by Dr. Hosffman Ospino.