School Notes

Date posted:   Jan 16, 2019

Sacraments in Catholic Life


Fee:  $50
Five Weeks

Check the course schedule for future offerings of this course.

featuring articles by Dr. Jennifer Bader and clips of feature films


Introductory Week
Week 1:  Sacramentality, Baptism, and Confirmation
Week 2:  Eucharist
Week 3:  Healing: A Holistic, Christian Understanding  (Reconciliation and Sacrament of Anointing)
Week 4:  Vocation: Gift and Service  (Marriage and Holy Orders)

Special Features

This course includes:

  • Five articles by Dr. Jennifer Bader;
  • Streaming video of film clips, used each week to discuss key points;
  • Text transcripts of each featured video;
  • Weekly questions for reflection and discussion;
  • A weekly introduction and study guide; and
  • A regularly updated Resources page to use 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.
  • The course site is usually available to participants at least three months after the course.
  • An orientation on 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.

Additional Materials Needed:

Everything you need for this course is provided on the course web site.

Time Commitment

A participant can expect to spend an average of approximately 4 hours each week. This commitment includes both the assigned reading and interaction online.

Content Scholar
:  Dr. Jennifer Bader, associate dean for academic affairs, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.