Weekly outline

  • Welcome to Paschal Mystery: 1st Semester

    • Week 1-2

      Welcome back. Introductions. Class Information Notes How to create your Notebook. What is Theology? What is Paschal Mystery? What is Ecclesiology?

    • Week 1 Aug 16-18 In The Beginning


      The Story: Big Picture of Scripture

      Creation Accounts and Creationism

      Attributes of God

      Human Beings Icon of Trinitarian God

      Eden -Original Happiness.

      Definitions: Biblical interpretation, Divine Inspiration, Fundamentalism, Hyper-Rationalism, Contextualism, Imago Dei, True Freedom. Holiness, Pure Love, Complimentarity, Trinitarian Communion, Original holiness, Original justice, Seen and Unseen Creation.The Plan

      Orange Book Assignments: Read pgs 11-24, Review Q's 1-7 pg 24.

    • Week 2-3, Aug 17-28 Catastrophic Fall


      The Fall of the Angels-The Reality of Satan

      Pride &Envy

      Genesis 3: Original Sin and Religious Truth

      Catastrophy of the Fall: God, Self, Others, Nature

      The Hole and Innate

    • Week 4-5, Aug 31-Sept 11 Sacrifices and Covenants


      Sacrifices and Oaths

      The Role of Blood in religion

      The Old Testament Covenants/Israel as Bride

      The Passover Lamb

      God Keeps His Promises

      Humans Don't

      Messianic Hope

      Definitions: The Exile, Paschal Mystery, Polytheism, Monotheism, Infidelity, Circumcision, the Passover, Haggadah, Anamnesis and Memorial, Levites, High Priest, Theophany, Patriarchs, The Ark of the Covenant, The Tabernacle, The Day of Atonement, Covenant, Blood of the Covenant. Sacrificial offerings, Messiah, Hope.

      Orange Book: pg 41-55 Reviews pg 55 1-7.

    • Week 6, Sept 14-25 Let it Be Done


      Messianic Expectation/Fulfillment: Prophecy and Typology

      Mary The New Ark, New Eve, New Esther

      Mary: The Immaculate Conception,Theotokos, Perpetual Virgin, and Assumption

      Definitions: Theotokos, Immaculate Conception, Annunciation, Foreshadowed, Christological, Acronymn, YAHWEH, Incarnation, Expiation, Jesus, Christ, Son of God, Savior, ICHTHYS, Lord

      Orange Book: Read pgs 57-71, Reviews 1-7 pg 71.

    • Week 7: Sept 28-Oct 2 The Redemptive Life of Jesus


      The Eternal Word: Jn 1 Prologue

      The Life of Jesus: A Rosary Approach

      The Joyful and Luminous Mysteries

      Jesus as Model of True Masculinity

      Healer, Teacher and Wonder Worker

      Jesus as Victor over the Devil (Prelude)

      Jesus the Divine Son of God

      Definitions; Joyful Mysteries, Luminous Mysteries, Kingdom of God, Redemption, Poverty of Heart, Excorcisms

      Orange Book: Read 72-93, Reviews 1-9 pg 93.

    • Weeks 8-9, Oct 5-Oct 9 The Passion of Christ


      The Last Supper: The New Passover Lamb, The New Moses

      The Garden:The New Adam Accepts the Will of the Father

      The Cross: Paradoxical Triumph

      The Paschal Lamb is Slain: Sacrificial Love

      Crucifixion: The Tree of New Life

      The Woman: Stabbat Mater

      The Paschal Mystery Transcends Time:Liturgy-Eucharist

      Holy Thursday and Good Friday: family traditions

      Who Killed Jesus? Why?

      Definitions: Passion, Chief Priest, Sanhedrin, Pontius Pilate, Blasphemy, Procurator, Scourging, flagrum, universal culpability, anti-semitism, atonement, expiation, satisfaction, redemption

      Orange Book: Read pgs 95-109, Reviews pg 110, 1-6. Read pgs 210-215, Reviews pg 224, 1-6

    • Weeks 10 and 11, Oct 12-23 Resurrection and Ascension


      • Week 12 Oct 26-30, Paschal Mystery and Time



        • Week 13 Nov 2-6, Liturgy and Sacraments


          How the Church is the Body of Christ

          How the Paschal Mystery's four-fold event is mysteriously entered into in Liturgy

          How, the through the Holy Spirit, Paschal Mystery Powers the Supernatural Efficacy of Sacraments

          Definitions: The Promise, Pentecost, Efficacy, Efficacious Sign, Liturgy, Liturgical acts, Mystical body, sacraments

          Green Book:

        • Week 14 Nov 9-13, Christ's Suffering and Ours


          The Culture and Suffering

          Paschal Mystery and Our Suffering

          Why Suffering Has Meaning

          The Saints and Suffering


        • Weeks 15-16, Nov 16-Dec 4, Prayer in the Paschal Mystery


          • Week 17, Dec 7-11 Last Things


            Saved from...

            Saved for...

            Our Judgment by God

            Heaven, Hell and Purgatory

            Definitions: Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, Particular Judgement, Final Judgment

            Orange Book: Read pgs 131-148

          • Semester Two: Ecclesiology

            • 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:

            • 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,

            • Week 3-5, Jan 19-Feb 5 Apostolic Age-6th Century


            • 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

              • 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

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


                Timeline: Pope Benedict

              • 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

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