Catechetical Institute

Catechetical Institute / Instituto Catequético

Online registration for February now open!
Courses begin February 1 and end March 1.

February 2022 courses
1. Catholic Moral Teachings / Enseñanzas Católicas Morales
2. Sacraments of Healing & Vocation / Sacramentos de Curación y Vocación

Questions? Please contact us at or 610-785-6287.

The Catechetical Institute of the School of Theological Studies (STS) provides the required courses for the certification program of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office for Catechetical Formation. The Catechetical Institute is for Catholic elementary school teachers (who are required to seek the certification in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia), parish catechists, and anyone who wants to grow in their faith.

Courses are offered four times per year online—February, April, July, and November.

Our online learning platform is Google Classroom. You will receive an email with the Google Classroom link on the day the course begins. You will have four weeks to complete the course.

$60 per course

Students are responsible for payment in full at the time of registration. We accept PayPal, Visa/Mastercard/Amex/Discover, and Visa/Mastercard gift cards for payment. Checks are no longer accepted. Courses are non-refundable. Students may request reimbursement from their school or parish if applicable. Receipts are available through the payment process online after your payment is accepted. However, if you need a separate receipt, please email your request to


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