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.


8 Required Core Courses are offered 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


This Fall, we are offering the Old Testament and Christian Anthropology. The courses will begin November 2nd and run through November 30th. After registering and after payment has been made, you will receive an email with information on where and how to log in to your course. If you have any questions, you can email us at

Please note, each person who wishes to take a course must register herself/himself below, even if a third-party is paying for your course: