The St. Paul School of Catechesis (SPSC) is part of the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis. Its responsibilities include the formation of parish catechetical leaders, parish catechists and all those seeking ministerial leadership in the diocese. The formation includes those catechists in Catholic schools. Participants will engage in a systematic catechetical curriculum , which includes a skill course f or their particular area of ministry, while working toward being commissioned to represent the diocese as a ministerial leader. The SPSC is also responsible for maintaining a resource library as a parish resource for all areas of catechesis.
From the very beginning, the Catholic Church has considered catechesis a primary task based on the final command which the Lord Jesus gave to His apostles, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Mt 28: 19-20). With this in mind, the primary purpose of the St. Paul School of Catechesis is threefold:
o To lead people to an intimate communion with Jesus Christ;
o To prepare local ecclesial ministers in areas such as catechesis and youth ministry among others;
o To facilitate adult faith formation.
The Diocese of Corpus Christi is partnering with Catholic Distance University (CDU) to provide high-quality online noncredit courses and seminars for general audlt adult formation in any number of topics of interest. As a subsidy partner, all adults of the Diocese of Corpus Christi are eligible to take any non-credit seminar or independent study course at a discounted tuition rate of $30 each. Click here to begin your course! (Registration begins October 1, 2016)
You may also find the Diocese of Corpus Christi CDU webpage at cdu.edu.
Click on Partnerships or go to Continuing Ed and click on Groups Subsidy Partners.