Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington
ROMAN CATHOLIC
DIOCESE OF BURLINGTON
55 Joy Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403     802-658-6110
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DIRECTOR OF EVANGELIZATION & CATECHESIS

Deacon Phil Lawson
802-658-6110, ext. 1453
Fax: 802-658-6112    
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DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP

Josh Perry
802-658-6110, ext. 1460
Fax: 802-658-6112    
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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Lori Daudelin
802-658-6110, ext. 1131 or 846-5813
Fax: 802-658-6112
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Certification Class Descriptions

PART 1:

1. CREED

We begin our profession of faith by saying, “I believe”. However, we must first ask what “to believe” means. Whoever says: “I believe” says “I pledge myself to what we believe. Communion in faith needs a common language of faith, normative for all and uniting all in the same confession of faith. This presentation will follow the Apostles’ Creed with references to the Nicene Creed, and how this faith is lived in the Catholic Church. (CCC Part I)

2. SACRAMENTS

Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. There are seven sacraments that touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life. They give birth to faith and increase it, and are a source of healing and mission for the Christian’s life. Those who teach the meaning of sacraments need a clear grasp of them to maintain a balanced view of revelation and the role of the Catholic Church. (CCC Part II, Section Two)

3. TEN COMMANDMENTS AND THE BEATITUDES

Jesus Christ himself is “the way, the truth and the life”. It is by looking to him in faith that Christ’s faithful can hope that he himself fulfills his promises in them, and that, by loving him with the same love with which he has loved them, they may perform works in keeping with their dignity. Catechesis has to reveal in all clarity the joy and the demands of the way of Christ. This is a Catechesis of the Holy Spirit, of grace, of beatitude, of sin and forgiveness, of human virtues, of Christian virtues and an ecclesial catechesis. (CCC Part III, Sections One and Two)

4. PRAYER

St. Therese of Lisieux said “For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.” The great mystery of faith requires that the faithful believe in it, that they celebrate it, and that they live from it in a vital and personal relationship with the living and true God. This relationship is prayer. The power of the Spirit who introduces us to the Lord’s Prayer is expressed as straightforward simplicity, filial trust, joyous assurance, humble boldness and the certainty of being loved. (CCC Part IV, Sections One and Two)


PART 2:

1. DIVINE REVELATION AND SACRED SCRIPTURE

God, in His goodness and wisdom, revealed himself and made known the mystery of his will that all should have access to the Father, through Christ, the Word made flesh, in the Holy Spirit, and thus become sharers in the divine nature. God wants to communicate his own divine life to all he freely created . God communicates himself to us gradually and prepared humankind by stages to welcome the supernatural Revelation that culminated in the person and mission of the incarnate Word, Jesus Christ. God is the author of Sacred Scripture. Interpretation of the inspired Scripture must be attentive above all to what God wants to reveal through the sacred authors for our salvation. (CCC Part I, Section I)

2. LITURGY: THE CELEBRATION OF THE PASCHAL MYSTERY

From the beginning until the end of time, the whole of God’s work is a blessing. The Law, the Prophets, and the Psalms interwoven in the liturgy of the Chosen People, recall these divine blessings and at the same time respond to them with blessings of praise and thanksgiving. In the Church’s liturgy, the divine blessing is fully revealed and communicated. The Father is acknowledged and adored as the source and the end of all the blessings of creation and salvation. In His Word who became incarnate, died, and rose for us, he fills us with his blessings. Through his Word, he pours into our hearts the Gift that contains all gifts, the Holy Spirit. The Church was made manifest to the world on the day of Pentecost by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The gift of the Spirit ushers in a new era in the “dispensation of the mystery” – the age of the Church, during which Christ manifests, makes present, and communicates his work of salvation through the liturgy of his Church, “until He comes”. (CCC Part II, Section I)

3. CONSCIENCE AND MORALITY/VIRTUE

Every person is obliged to follow the moral law which urges one to do what is good and avoid what is evil. This law makes itself heard in one’s conscience. Deep within one’s conscience and in his/her heart, we discover a law, inscribed by God, which we have not laid upon ourselves, but which we must obey. Its voice, ever calling us to love and to do what is good and to avoid evil, sounds in our hearts at the right moment. One’s conscience is their most secret core and sanctuary where we are alone with God whose voice echoes in his/her depths. Virtue allows the person not only to perform good acts, but to give the best of his/her self, to pursue the good and choose it in concrete actions. (CCC Part III, Section 1, Chapter 1)

4. HUMANS IN COMMUNITY: SOCIAL JUSTICE

The vocation of humanity is to show forth the image of God and to be transformed into the image of the Father’s own Son. This vocation takes a personal form since each of us is called to enter into the divine beatitude; it also concerns the human community as a whole. All are called to the same end: God himself. There is a certain resemblance between the unity of the divine persons and the fraternity that men are to establish among themselves in truth and love. Love of neighbor is inseparable from love for God. Society ensures social justice when it provides the conditions that allow associations or individuals to obtain what is their due, according to their nature and their vocation. Social justice is linked to the common good and the exercise of authority. It can be obtained only in respecting the transcendent dignity of the human person. (CCC Part III, Section 1, Chapter II)

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