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. We are now offering an in classroom course. Please see below for details.
For our online courses, we will be starting a new format in November using Google Classroom. Don't miss your chance to check out this new learning platform!
If you don't already have one, you will need to sign up for a gmail account. Please watch this video to learn how to sign up for your new account so that you will be ready to start the course on November 5th. "How To Create a Gmail Email Account"
REGISTRATION for November courses (online and in person) is NOW OPEN through 10/20/18. Please follow the registration directions below.
Online courses start November 5, 2018 (Due to the observance of All Saints Day) and end on 11/30/18.
The "in classroom" course will meet regularly throughout the month on the selected dates. Please see course details.
The 8 Core Courses online are cycled as follows:
Registration is now open for the NEW
In CLASSROOM experience with Sr. Sara Butler "The Person of Jesus" (click on the Registration icon below today!)
Follow these Registration Steps When Registration is OPEN:
1. Click on "REGISTRATION for CATECHETICAL INSTITUTE" pic 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.
Information and login passwords will be emailed to all registered students. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not receive your email about 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.
Courses are nonrefundable.
NOTE: Effective January 1, 2019, the Catechetical Institute course price will change from $50.00 per course to $60.00 per course. We appreciate your understanding and continued support as we update and add changes to our programs.