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 Core Courses online are cycled as follows:
Registration for Online Catechetical Institute Courses
November courses Registration Opens Sep. 1 Registration Closes Oct. 26
February Courses Registration Opens Dec. 1 Registration Closes Jan. 26
April Courses Registration Opens Feb. 1 Registration Closes Mar. 26
July Courses Registration Opens May 1 Registration Closes June 26
1. Click on "Catechetical Institute" Below
2. Choose your course(s) and "Add" them to your Shopping Bag.
3. Complete Registration Process and agree to the payment terms.
4. Click "Submit Order" to complete your Registration.
You will be emailed a few days prior to the start date of the course with Login Information and other relevant information pertaining to your course.
To visit the Online Course Page where you will be taking the course, go here: Catechetical Institute Course Pages
PLEASE NOTE: IF A THIRD PARTY IS PAYING FOR YOUR COURSE, PAYMENT MUST BE MADE ON YOUR BEHALF BY THE END OF THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASS IF YOU WISH TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THE CLASS. IT IS THE STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO NOTIFY THE PARISH FINANCE OFFICE OR SCHOOL FINANCE OFFICE THAT PAYMENT IS DUE.