Religious Education | Foundational Catechetical Certification (FCC)
Profess Your Faith (Explore your faith through the Creed)
Celebrate Your Faith (Deepen your understanding of the Sacraments)
Live Your Faith (Learn Catholic Morality Teachings)
Pray Your Faith (Explore Catholic Spiritualities that enrich our faith)
Foundational Catechetical Certification seeks to engage the whole community in the ongoing formation of their Catholic faith and to attain a basic standard of knowledge of Christ and of Church teachings.
The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults (USCCA) is the foundational text for all adult faith formation and catechesis in the Diocese of Green Bay.
Summer 2019 Learning Opportunities!
Bible This live, in-person course will be led by Cassandra Kowaleski, using the Jeff Cavin series, "The Great Adventure: A Journey Through the Bible". The Great Adventure introduces Catholics to Scripture, equipping them with a basic biblical literacy. Class dates/times: (each class entails five 2-hour sessions): Monday-Friday, June 17-21; 9am-11am or Monday-Friday, July 8-12; 9am-11am Location: Diocesan Campus, Green Bay No textbook required, however a handy bible timeline (optional) will be available for purchase ($5). Handouts/notes provided. Register Registration closes June 10 and July 1st
Morality | Five-session course based on third pillar of the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults: Christian Morality, the Faith Lived. Diocesan Campus Class date/times: Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 10 | 10:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m. Kristin Bird, Instructor Register
Diocese of Green Bay Catechetical Certification Policy
Bishop David Ricken established the Diocese of Green Bay Catechetical Certification Policy in 2012.
What? An opportunity for all adults and catechetical leaders to grow "in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ." (Catechesi Tradendae, 5)
Who? Certification courses are open to all adults who wish to grow in their faith. Catechetical certification is a requirement for all religious education administrators, youth ministers, catechists, Catholic school teachers and school administrators.
Why? The purpose of catechetical certification is to “help the whole community of faith to come to at least a basic standard of knowledge of Christ and of the teachings of the Church” and to “prepare the next generations to answer generously the call to holiness.” (from Bishop David L. Ricken’s Pastoral Letter A New Moment for Catechesis in the Diocese of Green Bay, November 2009).
To register to attend any components listed below, please contact the host parish/school directly. Registration is required.
Hosts are responsible for notifying registered participants of any cancellations.
Attendance at all 5 sessions of each component is required for certification. However missed classes can be made-up by attending the missed session at an alternate location/date/time. If you attend one session of a series as a make-up class, you must still contact the host parish to let them know.
The only FCC Component that is not available in an online format. This live, in-person course will be led by Cassandra Kowaleski, using the Jeff Cavin series, "The Great Adventure: A Journey Through the Bible". The Great Adventure introduces Catholics to Scripture, equipping them with a basic biblical literacy.
Class dates/times (each class entails five 2-hour sessions): Monday-Friday, June 17-21; 9am-11am or Monday-Friday, July 8-12; 9am-11am
Location: Diocesan Campus, Green Bay
No textbook required, however a handy bible timeline (optional) will be available for purchase ($5). Handouts/notes provided.
Methods B (Faith Integration) | Five-session course for school teachers based on the 9 Principles of Faith Integration created by the Diocesan Faith Integration Committee and adopted by the Diocesan Board of Education.
The Office of Families & Schools offers a series of online FCC classes, which can be taken at the participant’s own pace and place. Each course involves five 2-hour lecture videos, downloadable notes, and supplemental resources pertinent to the topic. Online courses follow the same lesson plan as classroom sessions and may be used to take the entire course or specific sessions as make-ups. Participants are responsible for submitting their own completion form. There is no registration fees, thanks in part to Bishop’s Appeal funding.
Kristin Bird will lead this series (five 2-hour sessions) based on the Christopher West commentary on Pope St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body, his revolutionary teaching and reflections on the body and authentic sexual liberation.
Class dates/times: Monday-Friday, June 10-June 14; 10:30am-12:30pm
Location: Diocesan Campus, Green Bay
Textbook: "Theology of the Body for Beginners" (2009) by Christopher West. [Limited number of copies will be available for $10, or may be purchased online or at your local Catholic bookstore.] Handouts/notes provided.
Catholic Home Study Service offers online courses at no charge (donations appreciated) that can serve as Ongoing Formation (certification) classes. The student works through a textbook and assessment and is issued a certificate of completion when finished. These classes ARE NOT equivalent to FCC Components, only to Ongoing Formation.