Study Opportunities


The University of Notre Dame offers online
STEP Courses:(Satellite Theological Education
Program) courses for the further study of our Faith
in an online environment.  The series offers
multiple opportunities on topics of interest and
enrichment.  For more info find them directly online.
What is STEP?Since 1999, the Satellite Theological Education Program (STEP) at the University of Notre Dame has offered quality theological education to pastoral ministers and other adult Catholics across the country. Conducted via the Internet, STEP provides a wide variety of adult faith formation opportunities.
STEP is a part of Notre Dame’s Institute for Church Life (ICL). The Institute exists as an integral component of the University’s larger mission of teaching, research, and service to society and to the Church. It reaches out to the whole spectrum of Church leaders, both ordained and lay, to provide training and service as well as
opportunities for spiritual rejuvenation and personal growth.Visit the STEP Web Site to Learn More


Notre Dame STEP Classes

New Course: The Liturgical Year

This course will explore liturgical time – the structure of the Church’s calendar, its theological meaning, and its liturgical expression. Christians are invited to enter ever more deeply into Christ’s life through the liturgical use of time. The talks and the other materials presented in this course are intended to make you conscious of the way liturgical time is used by God for our redemption.  Learn more »

Upcoming Courses

The following courses will begin on September 2, 2013:

View Complete Catalog »

Paulist Evangelization Ministries invites you to join us in a series of webinars celebrating The Year of Faith. Each month, our webinars will focus on the ways Catholics can share their faith more vibrantly and reach out to seekers and those disconnected from the faith. We will showcase resources that can assist Catholics in becoming more committed evangelizers.

A recording of the webinar Creating Vibrant, Evangelizing
, with Frs. Frank DeSiano and Kenneth Boyack, is
now available. If you missed it you can now view it as well share it with
friends and colleagues. View the recording.


Webinar: From TEAM RCIA

RCIA as the model for all parish formation

As initiation ministers, we know that the RCIA is a powerful conversion process. The bishops in Rome know it too. That’s why they said that “the model for all catechesis is the baptismal catechumenate” (General Directory for Catechesis, 59).

So far, most parishes have not taken this seriously. Very few of our formation programs follow a catechumenate model. However, if they did, it would make our job so much easier.

If the whole parish was focused on the stages and rituals of conversion—24/7—imagine how much stronger the RCIA would be in your parish.

That’s what we’re going to focus on in this important webinar. Specifically, we will explore:

  • Why a catechumenate model is important for all parish      formation
  • What we mean by a catechumenate “model”
  • How to take what we need—and no more—from the      catechumenate process and apply it to parish-wide formation
  • What might happen in your parish—especially to the RCIA      process—if you moved toward this vision

Be sure to get this on your calendar. And invite the rest of the catechists from your parish to sit in. The ideas we will talk about could change your entire parish.

Presenters: Nick Wagner and Diana Macalintal

Date: Thursday, August 8, 2013

Time:  2:00 pm Eastern


  • $15.00 for individual registration
  • $37.50 for your whole parish team of three or more      people

Discount registration for Premium and All Access Members* (login to get your discount)

Please join us for this important
webinar. It could change the way
you lead the catechumenate.

All are Welcome!







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