The Department of Formation & Mission for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston is offering a Faith Formation seminar, “Sacraments”, which will meet for 5 consecutive Thursdays from 7:00pm-9:00pm, beginning on Thursday, September 12th, at the St. Agnes Parish Center in Shepherdstown. The seminar is an in-person adaptation of the online seminars that the diocese offers through its partnership with the University of Dayton. This course is an introductory overview of the theology of the sacraments, the public, liturgical prayer of the Church. The Church is never so much the Church as when it is gathered together for liturgy. Jesus Himself is Sacrament, the visible sign of the invisible God. Eucharist is THE sacrament for it contains all that we are, all that the Church is, and all that Jesus says of God. Each of the sacraments will be discussed within the context of its role in the lives of the faithful: initiation into God’s life, healing and reconciliation, and service to God’s community. Successful completion of this seminar earns you 2.5 CEU’s with UD’s Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) and counts towards diocesan catechist certification requirements. The fee is $25. Scholarships are available if the cost presents an obstacle.
The seminar will be facilitated by Dr. Rodica Stoicoiu, who holds a Masters in Theology from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from The Catholic University of America.
Space is limited, so sign up today to reserve your spot.
Registration will close on September 1st.