School of Faith Course:
The Catechism of the Catholic Church

En Español

Revised Spring 2014 Schedule

  • For adults and young adults
  • Cost: $10 per person (normally $300)
  • Open to any Catholic in the Archdiocese
  • Required materials: a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. A copy may be purchased ($20) when you make your reservation online
  • Suggested materials: a copy of the School of Faith course book may be purchased ($25) when you make your reservation online

                                  

Why does the Catholic Church…? Have you ever wondered why the Catholic Church teaches the things that she does? Did you know that the reasons, teachings and truths upon which our faith is founded are contained in the Catechism of the Catholic Church? Get to know these teachings and truths better through this School of Faith Course, which features engaging lectures and lively discussion rooted in prayer. 

With twenty different course locations, you can find the School of Faith that is most convenient for you to attend. These courses are open to parishioners from all parishes.

 

To Register:

  • Click on the Parish Name below, on the left, to reach the registration page for the particular School of Faith location that you have chosen.
  • Complete the registration form.  You will have an option to purchase materials after you register for the course.
  • If you have already registered for a School of Faith course but still need to purchase your books, please speak to your instructor at the beginning of class.
  • If you are not certain of the closest location for you, please use the parish link below to find the most convenient School of Faith location.
  • NOTE: If you registered and attended in the 2012-2013 cycle, you are already registered for the second year. Just come to your class!

The registration fee is $10 for all sessions (normally $300); the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas is helping reduce this fee as part of the Faith Initiative.

Please review the class schedules listed below to find the locations and times that will work best for your schedule.

 

SPRING 2014 SCHEDULE CLICK HERE:YOF-Class---Spring-2014-Schedule---with-Instructor-assignment-REV-0310
Feel free to print this schedule and share with others.  All are welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATIONS

Location (click the location to register) Day Time Spring 2014 Session Dates
Sacred Heart (Shawnee)  Monday  7-8pm 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5
Nativity (Leawood)  Monday  7-8pm 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10
Holy Trinity (Paola)  Monday  7-8pm 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10
Mother Teresa (Topeka)  Monday  7-8pm 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10
St. Joseph (Shawnee)  Monday  7-8pm 3/24, 4/7, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5 (no class 3/31 [parish concert] or 4/14)
Our Lady of Unity/Sacred Heart (KCK)  Monday  7-8pm 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5 (no class 4/14)
Christ the King (Topeka)  Monday  7-8pm 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5 (no class 4/14)
Holy Spirit (Overland Park)  Tuesday  7-8pm 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6 (no class 4/15)
Annunciation (Baldwin)  Tuesday  7-8pm 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11
Holy Trinity (Lenexa)  Tuesday  7-8pm 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6 (no class 4/15)
St. Mary/St. Anthony (KCK)  Tuesday  7-8pm 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11
Prince of Peace (Olathe)  Tuesday  7-8pm 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11
Most Pure Heart (Topeka)  Wednesday  6-7pm 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7 (no class 4/16)
Sacred Heart (Emporia)  Wednesday  7:15-8:15pm 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7 (no class 4/16)
St. Michael (Leawood)  Wednesday  7-8pm 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/12, 3/19 (no class 3/5)
St. Joseph (Atchison)  Wednesday  7-8pm 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7 (no class 4/16)
St. Ann (Prairie Village)  Thursday  7-8pm 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13
Ascension (Overland Park)  Thursday  7-8pm 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5 (no class 4/14)
Sacred Heart (Sabetha)  Thursday  7-8pm 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13
Curé of Ars (Leawood)  Thursday  7-8pm 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13
St. John the Evangelist (Lawrence)      Schedule TBD

 

Click here for a map that includes a searchable database of ALL parishes of the Archdiocese of KC in KS:

http://www.archkck.org/parishes
 

 

About the COURSE AUTHOR:

Mike Scherschligt has a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL) from the Marianum in Rome. He serves as the founder and Director of School of Faith. The School of Faith program currently teaches over 1,200 individuals, including students at KU, parishioners throughout the Archdiocese and Catholic school teachers.

Mike previously taught at the Saint Lawrence Catholic Center at the University of Kansas for ten years. These programs have certified many catechists, with a 3-year program completed to prepare students to become active and vital participants in their parishes and church communities. Mike and his wife, Sandy, have five children and are co-founders of a new Catholic lay movement with the Apostles of the Interior Life, called "Collaborators of Your Joy."

For Participants: Regional events are open to any Catholic in the Archdiocese; please attend the session that is most convenient for you.

For Parish Leaders: If you are interested in hosting one of the regional events at your parish, please contact please contact Mr. Tim Chik, Pastoral Teams Leader, at tchik@archkck.org.

 

Meet the School of Faith Presenters:

Mike Scherschligt is the founder and executive director of the Holy Family School of Faith. Mike has a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL) from the Marianum in Rome. Holy Family School of Faith is a public association of the faithful established by Archbishop Joseph Naumann, Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, to form catholic school teachers, catechists and the faithful. In addition to this Catechism series, he is the author of the on-line series, Faith Foundations used to certify catechists throughout the United States. Mike and his wife Sandy have five children and reside in Overland Park, Kansas.

Dr. Troy Hinkel holds a masters degree in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and a doctorate in Modern European History with an emphasis on Church/State relations from University of Kansas. Troy devotes his time to teaching as well as being a spiritual director/mentor to Catholic school teachers and adults in the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas. Troy and Laura, his wife, are co-founders of a new Catholic lay movement with the Apostles of the Interior Life called “Collaborators of Your Joy”. Troy and Laura have six children and reside in Lenexa, KS.

Dr. John-Mark Miravalle has been a School of Faith instructor since 2005. He received his doctorate in theology from the Regina Apostolorum in Rome. Besides teaching adult parishioners and Catholic school faculties, he also offers classes to University of Kansas Students at the St. Lawrence Center. He is the author The Drug, the Soul, and God: A Catholic Moral Perspective on Antidepressants, and has published articles in The Thomist, The Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly, and Homiletic and Pastoral Review, as well as in other journals. In 2010 he debated the atheist activist Dan Barker on the topic of God's existence, which was recorded and is available for online viewing. John-Mark and his wife Jessica have three children and reside in Lawrence, Kansas.

Michael Podrebarac serves as director of the Office for Liturgy and Sacramental Life for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. Born in Kansas City, Michael grew up in Emporia, KS and attended Emporia State University, earning a bachelor's and master's degree before engaging in post-graduate studies in music at the University of Kansas and liturgy at St. John's School of Theology in Collegeville, MN. Michael is a professed third-order (secular) Franciscan, and a candidate for the permanent diaconate for the archdiocese. He has served as an adjunct instructor for the School of Faith for four years. He is the father of four children, and resides in Lawrence, KS.

Keith Jiron is currently the Coordinator of Adult Education and RCIA at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Leawood, Kansas.  A native of Colorado, he graduated from Colorado State University in 1990.  He went on to study at Conception Seminary College in Missouri and St. Thomas Theological Seminary in Colorado before completing his Masters in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio.  He is currently pursuing a Licentiate/Doctorate in Mariology from The Marianum.  He is an adjunct instructor for School of Faith and the Bishop Helmsing Institute in Missouri.  Keith and his wife Kate have four children and reside in Merriam, Kansas.

Dr. Matthew Ramage is an adjunct instructor for School of Faith and Assistant Professor of Theology at Benedictine College where he teaches a variety of courses.  His research and writing concentrates on the theology of Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI.  Dr. Ramage's book, Dark Passages of the Bible: Engaging Scripture with Benedict XVI and St. Thomas Aquinas, explores some of the most challenging parts of the Bible and articulates how these are compatible with the doctrines of biblical inspiration and inerrancy.  In addition to his scholarly and teaching pursuits, Dr. Ramage remains actively involved in other areas of Christian ministry through teaching candidates for permanent diaconate and spiritual direction programs, offering spiritual guidance through Benedictine College campus ministry, and seeking to advance the New Evangelization through the Institute for Missionary Activity,. Dr. Ramage particularly enjoys organizing and leading international education trips as well as teaching and participating in inter-religious dialogue,  Dr. Ramage’s wife, Jennifer, is an adjunct theology professor  at Benedictine.  They live in Atchison with their children, Julia and Joseph.  Dr. Ramage blogs on his personal website, www.truthincharity.com.

 

 

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