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July 2020

MAT I: The Spiritual Life: Online – July 8, 13, 20, 26, 2020

July 8

This course is designed to introduce participants to the theological principles of Christian holiness in order to better understand the general directives by which souls can be guided in their journey to the goal of the Christian life. Along the way, the participants will encounter an authentic spirituality centered in Jesus Christ and through him the Trinity as the vital principle of the spiritual life comes to us only through the mediation of Jesus Christ. Description Due to issues surrounding…

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MAT II: Wisdom Literature: Online – July 8, 13, 20, 26, 2020

July 8

This course introduces participants to the Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament within the context of a Catholic interpretation of the Sacred Scriptures as outlined in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. To this effect, students will learn the historical setting of the Wisdom Literature, the importance of literary genre, the messages relayed and the use of the “Four Senses”, all while reading in the light of the New Testament revelation of God in Jesus Christ and within the living…

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MAT I: The Catholic Faith: Online – July 9, 14, 21, 27, 2020

July 9

This course will explain what a creed is, its role in the Catholic Church and how it reflects Scripture and the Catechism. It also highlights our belief in a Trinitarian God by exploring in greater depth God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Description Due to issues surrounding COVID-19, the Tracy Center has been “closed indefinitely”. Therefore, all MAT summer courses have been modified to be taught completely online in one format or another. Dates and…

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MAT I or II: Catechesis 101: The Catechism of the Catholic Church: Online – July 9, 14, 21, 27, 2020

July 9

This course introduces participants to the Catholic Catechism of the Catholic Church and explains its importance, how it’s related to the Deposit of Faith, how to enter into its great depths and use it as an effective tool to deepen one’s own faith life as well as the faith lives of those we teach. It explains how the Catechism is centered on God and how it pulls from Sacred Scriptures to support its teachings. The purpose of this course is…

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MAT I: Sacred Liturgy: Online – July 13 and 14, 2020

July 13

This course introduces students to a deeper understanding of the Liturgy as “the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed” (SC 10).  Students will discover the richness of the Church’s Liturgical tradition, and study the role of the Trinity in our sanctification through the Liturgy. The course provides students will tools for greater participation and prayer within the celebration of the Liturgy and in this way, can be a means to a renewed relationship with God, who…

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MAT I: The Catholic Scriptures: Online – July 13 and 14, 2020

July 13

This course serves the purpose of giving the participant an overview of the plot and plan of the entire Bible by investigating introductory methods of biblical interpretation.  These methods of biblical interpretation will allow the participant to identify the main plot of the Bible’s narrative story, the covenants of Salvation History, by identifying the key people, places, and events of the Old and New Testaments.  Additionally, this course serves the purpose of illuminating to the participant that Christ is truly…

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MAT II: Sacraments of Initiation: Online – July 13 and 14, 2020

July 13

This course seeks to demonstrate a connection of the process of conversion with the meaning of the Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, & Eucharist. It will also explore the evolution of the Sacraments of Initiation throughout the history of the church. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to recognize that a conscious commitment is essential to grow in faith and a deeper understanding of the meaning of sacrament in one’s life. They will also be able…

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