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 (CLOSED)

Spring (April) - Foundations of the Church and Sacraments of Inititation (OPENING MARCH 1)

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


To register for a Catechetical Institute course, an online registration form will be posted to this page below when Registration opens.

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