Catechetical Institute


The Catechetical Institute at STS provides the required courses for the certification program of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office for Catechetical Formation. This program is suited for parish catechists and Catholic elementary school teachers (who are required to seek the certification in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia). It is also provided for those who simply want to grow in their faith. Cost is $50 per course. Courses are offered four times per year online -- in Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.


The 8 Required Core Courses are offered in the 2015-2016 Academic Year as follows:

Fall (November) - Old Testament and Christian Anthropology

Winter (February) - New Testament and Person of Jesus

Spring (April) - Foundations of the Church and Sacraments of Inititation

Summer (July) - Catholic Moral Teachings and Sacraments of Healing and Vocation


To register for a Catechetical Institute course, an online registration form will appear below when registration opens for the upcoming courses. If you do not see the registration form below, then registration has not yet opened.

To visit the Course Pages, go here: Catechetical Institute Course Pages