Weekly outline

  • General

  • Week 1, Jan 4-8 Origin of the Church


    Meaning of Church

    Foreshadowed by Israel

    Instituted by Christ

    Founded on a Rock

    Built from His side


    Key Terms:  diocese, hierarchy, people of God, charism,  Jaws of death, keys of the kingdom, bind & loose

    Yellow Book: Read pgs 9-36 Reviews pg 37 1-12.

  • Week 2 Jan 11-15, The Holy Spirit: Giver of Life


    Who is the Holy Spirit?

    Pentecost: Reversal of Babel

    What the Holy Spirit does

    Gifts and Charisms

    Key Terms: animate, sanctify, ruah, petition, intercession, charism, charismatic, infallible, inerrant, 

    Yellow Book: Read 21-36, Reviews pg 37, 1-12

  • Weeks 6-8, Feb 8-Feb 26 Images of the Church


    Timeline: Church of the Middle Ages(AD 600-1300)

    Why Images?

    Lumen Gentium

    People of God

    Temple of Holy Spirit

    Bride of Christ

    Body of Christ


    Key Terms: Vatican II, Lumen Gentium, community, transubstantiation, chalice, theology of the body, mystical, virtues, mystical body

    Yellow Book: Read pgs 49-59 Reviews pg 60 1-6

  • Week 9, Feb 29-Mar 4 The Church is One


    Timeline: Late Middle-ages, Reformation, Counter-Reformation (AD 1300 1650)

    First Mark

    Bonds of Unity

    Wounds to Unity


    Key Terms: Marks of the Church, Creed, Apostolic Succession, schism, excommunicated, indulgence, theologian

    Yellow Book: Read pgs 63-78 Reviews pg 78 1-8

  • Week 10, Mar 7-11 The Church is Holy


    Timeline: The Modern World (AD 1650-1900)

    Why the Church is Holy?

    Source of Sanctification

    Communion of Saints

    The Saints: Models and Intercessors

    Mary: Model of perfect holiness

    Key Terms: Conversion, Sanctifying Grace, Actual Grace, Sacramental Grace, Communion of Saints, Theotokos, Assumption

    Yellow Book: Read pgs 79-96, Reviews pg 96 1-10

    • Week 11, Mar 14-17 The Church is Catholic


      Timeline: The Catholic Church in the 20th Century (AD 1900-1963)

      The meaning of the word 'Catholic'

      Catholicity: The fullness of Christ in the Church

      The Church's Relationship with all people

      Universality and Diversity

      Key Terms:catholic, Vatican dialogue, icon, iconastasis

      Yellow Book: Read pgs 97-110 Reviews pg 110 1-8

    • Week 12, Mar 21-23 The Church is Apostolic


      Timeline: Postponed until after Easter

      The Apostles continue Jesus' mission

      Apostolic Tradition

      Papal Succession

      Key Terms: apostolic succession, apostolic, sacred tradition, bishop,ecclesial, Holy Orders, epicopal

      Yellow Book: Read pgs 111-122  Reviews 123 1-8

    • Week 13 April 4-8 Church's Salvation and Mission


      Timeline: Vatican II to St. Pope John Paul II(AD 1963-2005)

      The Fullness of Truth and Salvation

      Who can be saved?

      Who needs organized religion?

      Engaging modern, post-Christian culture

      The New Evangelization & Bishop Robert Barron

      Key Terms: Catholic Intellectual Tradition, sacramentum, mysterium, inculturation

      Yellow Book: Read pgs 125-146  Reviews pg 136 1-6 & pg 147 1-6

    • Week 14-15 April 11-22 Church Leadership/Magisterium


      Timeline: Pope Benedict  (AD 2005-2013)

      The Church and Hierarchy

      The Papacy

      The Episcopate



      The Magisterium and Truth

      Key Terms: dogma, ecumenical council, indefectibility, doctrine, magisterium, infallibility, discernment, vocation, presbyterate, diaconate, presbyterate,collegial, ministry, province, college of bishops, vicar, domestic church, holy see, curia

      Yellow Book: Read pgs 150-167 Reviews pg 167 1-9 & Read pgs 187-196 Reviews pg 196 1-6

    • Week 16, April 25-29 Lay and Religious Vocations


      Timeline: Pope Francis(AD 2013-)

      The Evangelical Counsels

      The Mission of the Laity

      The Work and Vocation of the Laity

      Consecrated Life & Religious Orders

      Key Terms: celibacy, vows, evangelical counsel, chastity, poverty, obedience, laity, consecrated life, institute, hermit, monk, brother, sister, eremetic

      Yellow Book: Read pgs 169-184, Reviews pg 185, 1-9

      • Week 17-18, May 2- May 13 The Church and Young People


        John Paul II and World Youth Day

        Called to belong to the Church

        Participation in the Church: Before and After Confirmation

        College life as a Catholic

        Key Terms: aspiration, sacred chrism, age of reason, WYD, FOCUS, NET

        Yellow Book: Read pgs 199-210 Reviews pg 210, 1-8

        • Week 18 May 16-19 Sent Out with Holy Spirit


          Sent as a disciple

          Discipleship in everyday life

          Empowered by the Holy Spirit

          Key Terms: discipleship, Confirmation

          Yellow Book: Read 211-222 Reviews pg 223, 1-6

        • The University and Schools

          • Science

            • The Monks

              • Art

                • Charity and Hospitals

                  • Music

                    • Architecture

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