Foundation Stones Online Course (12 Sessions)
Foundation Stones is a 12 sessions introductory course to Catholicism. Participants learn about the key Catholic beliefs and practices and the course is structured to allow participants to ask questions and discuss ideas so they can gain insights into the Catholic faith. This in turn aids the teaching of RE and understanding of the Catholic Life of each school. It is excellent CPD for non-Catholic teachers or those who are not confident teaching RE. The online structure of this course enables schools across the Diocese to access the course and it means a group of teachers can take part without needing to leave school.
The cost of Foundation Stones is £200 per staff member or £300 per school for two or more staff members. There needs to be a minimum of 3 schools and 10 participants for each course to run. Each school will be responsible for purchasing participants the course text book. The title of the text book is Catholic Foundation Stones: Exploring the Basics of the Faith by John Wilson and Andrew Allman.
Course Day and Timing
- 26th September – Introduction to the Catholic Faith
- 3rd October – God’s Revelation and God the Father
- 10th October -God the Son: Jesus Christ
- 17th October – God the Holy Spirit, Mary and the Saints.
- 7th November – The Church
- 14th November – The Liturgical year and the Seven Sacraments
- 21st November – Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation
- 28th November – Sacrament of the Eucharist
- 5th December – Sacrament of Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick
- 12th December – Sacrament of Marriage and Ordination
- 9th January – Living a Christian Life
- 16th January – Prayer
Please note: Each school will be responsible for purchasing participants the course text book. The title of the text book is Catholic Foundation Stones: Exploring the Basics of the Faith by John Wilson and Andrew Allman.
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