Religion Teacher/Catechist Certification Program and Adult Faith Studies

The office offers stimulating classes for teachers, parish catechists, diaconate aspirants and any adult who would like to expand their knowledge of the Catholic faith — everyone is welcome to attend any course/workshop! The courses are separated into two categories: Certification courses and Maintenance Courses.

*Walk-ins accepted, but preregistration is encouraged.

Certification Courses

There is a basic, general and advanced level of certification for religion teachers in the Diocese of Covington. At the recommended rate of two courses per year, an individual should reach the advanced level of certification within a six-year period.

Praying All Ways - Jan. 25 and Feb. 1

Praying All Ways – Taught by Rosanne Thomas

Jan. 25 and Feb. 1, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Blessed Sacrament Church, Ft. Mitchell

Using Arts in Faith Formation - Feb. 8 and 15

Using Arts in Faith Formation – Taught by Rosanne Thomas

Feb. 8, and 15, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Blessed Sacrament Church, Ft. Mitchell

Liturgy and Rites - Feb. 22, 29 and March 7

Liturgy and Rites – taught by Father Dan Schomaker

Feb. 22, 29 and March 7, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

St. Augustine School gymnasium, Covington

Introduction to Scripture - Feb. 29

Introduction to Scripture – Taught by Father Andrew Young

Feb. 29, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Curia building, Bishop Howard Memorial Auditorium

Introduction to Catholic Spirituality - March 14 and 21

Introduction to Catholic Spirituality – Taught by Claire Therese

March 14 and 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

St. Mary Church, Alexandria

Maintenance Courses

Once an individual has completed the advanced level of certification, he or she must complete 30 hours of maintenance every three years.

The Mass as Prayer - Dec. 7 and 14

The Mass as Prayer – Taught by Deacon Gerald Franzen

Dec. 7 and 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Covington Latin School

Bioethics - March 7 and 14

Bioethics – Taught by Father Ray Enzweiler

March 7 and 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Curia building, Bishop Howard Memorial Auditorium

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Upcoming Events

NCYC 2019 - Nov. 21-23

National Catholic Youth Conference, Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana, Nov. 21-23. More information Here.

Candlelight Mass,Dec. 6

December Young Adult Candlelight Mass, Friday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m., at Divine Mercy Parish (Sacred Heart Church), Bellevue, Ky. Confessions begin at 6:30 p.m. A social gathering will take place following Mass.

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Bible Study Workshops

The Department of Catechesis and Faith Formation is sponsoring workshops on books of the Bible, presented by Father Timothy P. Schehr.

Father Schehr is a Biblical Professor at the Athenaeum of Ohio (Mt. St. Mary Seminary) of the West. He has a B.A., M. Div.,  and an M.A. from the Athenaeum of Ohio. He also has a Ph.D. from Hebrew Union College.

This course study will provide adult learners in the diocese with a more in-depth understanding of specific books of the Bible. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn, know and understand more about the Catholic  Bible.

Sessions are  Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Each workshop will take three days and will cover one book of the Bible. The cost to participate in each book of the Bible workshop is $35.00. Call (859) 392-1500, ext. 1529.