The RC Diocese of Scotland, Aberdeen is partnering with Catholic Distance University (CDU) to provide high quality online programs and courses in adult faith formation. The online option from CDU gives each person in the diocese the opportunity to study the Catholic Faith alone or with a group using a convenient, flexible, and adult-friendly format.
Members are also invited to work towards receiving one of CDU’s noncredit certificates. The courses and seminars required for each of the noncredit Certificates provide a systematic way to grow in knowledge of the Catholic Faith. As a subsidy partner you can take the required seminars and courses at a discounted tuition rate of $30 (@£25) per module.
All new Catechists and Children’s Liturgy leaders are encouraged to take the 3-lesson module:
RELED N001 Basic Catechetics for Discipleship
to assist in understanding their formative role and provide practical information for planning and running a successful catechetical session.
In addition to the support provided by CDU’s excellent staff, the Dominican Sisters at Greyfriars Convent are happy to assist those taking the CDU courses in any way, from walking them through the process of registration to understanding lectures more clearly. Please contact us via the contact form with questions.
For more information: www.cdu.edu/group-subsidy
Catechist Formation Events:
Why Do We Need the Church?
CDU is offering an engaging three-week online seminar from 4-25 February : Why Do We Need the Church? taught by instructor Steven R. Hemler, president of the Catholic Apologetics Institute of North America (CAINA) and author of The Reality of God: The Layman’s Guide to Scientific Evidence for the Creator.
To register, visit https://cdu.catalog.instructure.com/.
Those wishing to register will need the promo code for your diocese: CDU17ABERDEEN to receive the significant tuition reduction.
Level I Part 1 Formation Course
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is an approach to the religious formation of children grounded in Sacred Scripture, Christian Teaching, Liturgy and Prayer.
Other Adult Formation Links:
- Discerning Hearts – A treasure of faith formation podcasts and articles on every area of spiritual interest, free!
- Dynamic Catholic – Be inspired by the engaging videos, books, and other resources, offered free or at very little cost.
- St Paul Center – Dive into the Holy Bible using state-of-the-art resources developed by international speaker and teacher, Dr. Scott Hahn, free!
- Faith Cafe – Wonderful videos and resources developed here in the UK.