News Release #11


CONTACT: Lydia Szyjka
610-647-4400, Ext. 3143


Immaculata University, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Office of Religious Education, announces a religion certificate program designed for diocesan teachers, catechists, and liturgists. In addition to its regular three-credit theology offerings, Immaculata is providing one-credit academic courses that may be used to satisfy the diocesan requirements of Theology electives from a Catholic college. Also available are workshops that equal 1.5 archdiocesan credits. These educational opportunities are designed for teachers who are seeking their Professional Religion Certificate from the Office of Religious Education.

The following one-credit courses are being offered this fall. Cost for each course is $305 for one credit, $30 for diocesan teachers, catechists, and liturgists. These courses can also be taken as non-credit workshops for $160.

MEDIA, CULTURE AND THEOLOGY. This course focuses on the issues of communication and ministry in a mass-media dominated society. Students explore the links between the media, culture, and the underlying moral perspectives.

Steven Bozz, MA, will lead this class on Saturdays, September 13 and 27, from 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

ROOTED IN CHRIST: RENEWING THE FAMILY. This course investigates the various dimensions of the fulfillment of the family in Christ as well as the family´s role in the Church´s mission to build a culture of love. Dominic Lombardi, MA, will lead this course on Saturdays, October 4 and 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

GETTING ACQUAINTED: JOHN PAUL II. This course will examine the life and impact of John Paul II. Content will include perspectives on John Paul II´s personal witness, literary legacy and theological vision. John Corrigan, MA, will lead this class on Saturdays, October 11 and 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

LIFE BEGINS AT FORTY: VATICAN II AND SUNDAY MASS. By considering the Biblical roots, historical development and renewed ritual celebration of Sunday Mass, this course explores the meaning of "full, active, and conscious participation" called for by Vatican II four decades ago. Sr. Regina Foy, IHM, MA, will lead this class on Saturdays, October 25 and November 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

CHRISTIAN COMMITMENT IN A WORLD OF CHANGE. The course investigates the mystery of Christian commitment as it is challenged by a world in transition. It examines the Christian call to love expressed in the vocations of Marriage, Religious Life, Ordained Ministry, and the Single Life. Course content draws on the disciplines of theology, psychology, literature, as well as film. Father Bob Murray, OSA, will instruct this class on Saturdays, November 1 and 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

LOST IN COSMOS: REFLECTING FAITH AND REASON. Life´s trials compel us to ask: Who am I? Where did I come from and where am I going? This course examines such questions in the light of God´s love revealed through His Incarnate Son, Jesus. Richard Poce, MA, will lead this class on Saturdays, November 8 and 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more information on these workshops, please call the College of LifeLong Learning at 610-647-4400, ext. 3241.

Immaculata University, a Catholic, liberal arts institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.

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