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Religious Studies Program

Basic & Advanced Religious Education Courses

The Religious Studies Program offers certification (Basic and Advanced Certificates) for adult lay Catholics who wish to serve in catechetical ministry.

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Adult Formation

DRVC School of Missionary Disciples

A two year process of personal, intellectual, spiritual and pastoral formation for adult Catholics.

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Formación en la Fe para Adultos

DRVC Escuela de Discípulos Misioneros

DRVC Escuela de Discípulos Misioneros es un proceso de dos años de formación personal, intelectual, espiritual y pastoral para adultos católicos.

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Adult Formation

Participants of The School of Missionary Disciples and Graduates Page

We are happy to announce the new School of Missionary Disciples Graduate page. This page was created to assist you as your journey continues.

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Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Completion in Ministry for Parish Volunteers

This Certificate is for all those called to evangelize, catechize, and sacramentalize in our parishes.

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Adult Education

University of Dayton: Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation

The Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) is an online learning initiative through the University of Dayton. Online courses for adults are offered in the area of Scripture, leadership, catechist formation, Christology, church history and doctrine and more.

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Latest Updates

Adult Education

New STEP 2020 Courses

STEP at the University of Notre Dame usees digital technology to offer theological education to pastoral ministers and other adult Catholics across the United States and beyond.

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Apostolic Letter

Apostolic Letter: On The Meaning and Importance of the Nativity Scene by Pope Francis

The enchanting image of the Christmas crèche, so dear to the Christian people, never ceases to arouse amazement and wonder.

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Adult Education

Online and Onsite Faith Formation Programs

Looking for more, take some time to grow your faith with online and onsite faith formation programs.

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Adult Formation

Basic Religious Studies Course Series (2020)

This course is for anyone pursuing a Basic Religious Studies certificate. This series of courses is designed for teachers, catechists and interested adults.

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Faith Formation

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

This reflection about keeping the faith during the Advent and Christmas seasons.

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Upcoming Events

Jan
6

Basic Religious Studies Course (2020) – Old Testament

This course is for anyone pursuing a Basic Religious Studies certificate. This series of courses is designed for teachers, catechists and interested adults.

Monday, Jan 6, 2020
3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
St. Mary’s Elementary School Building (Marian Room)
West Islip

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Jan
15

RCIA Level I – West Babylon

For individuals wishing to be members of an RCIA team in a parish.

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of Grace
Seaford

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Jan
16

RCIA Level I – Bethpage

For individuals wishing to be members of an RCIA team in a parish.

Thursday, Jan 16, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Martin of Tours, Bethpage (St. Alphonsus Parish Hall)
Seaford

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Feb
6

Building Intercultural Competences in Ministry – Morning Location

A workshop addressing the changing cultural landscape in our Faith Formation Programs.

Thursday, Feb 6, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Frances Cabrini
Southampton

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