Formation offers opportunity to learn about the faith through Dayton University courses

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As Bible study becomes more important and in demand for Catholics, diocesan leaders continually search for new ways to provide learning opportunities.

Recently, the diocese partnered with the University of Dayton to offer adult faith formation for those who need continual education credits, including teachers, principals, and parish staff.

The courses are also open to lay people interested in learning about their faith.

“It’s a great opportunity for evangelization,” said Sister Kathy Adamski, associate director of the Office of Spirituality and Formation for Ministry. “The more people know the more they can live out their faith and inform others.”

Sister Kathy said she was able to secure the program, which is supported by the Society of Mary (Marianists), through a grant to make the partnership affordable for the diocese.

Msgr. Richard Harris, Vicar General, encourages people to participate and grow in their faith, noting that one course is free online.

Courses include church history, morality, spirituality, prayer, and much more. The cost per course is $40 and $50, but parishioners will receive a 50% discount since the diocese is a participating partner. Also, Sister Kathy said a limited amount of tuition assistance grants are available to diocesan employees through her office.

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To sign up for a course and new classes starting in the fall, visit Create a student profile and chose a course.

*Los cursos se ofrecen en inglés y español. Visite la Comunidad de aprendizaje virtual de la Universidad de Dayton aquí: