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 Training and Certification Schedule

​We highly encourage our diocesan community to register for these courses using the online registration resource. You'll find a button to register in the far left column of each schedule listing. We accept MasterCard, Visa, and Discover. Group registration is also available. Please contact the Office of Evangelization and Faith Formation at 724-837-0901 for more information.

 Available Courses

​Course:
​When:
​Where:
​Orientation

(Orientation is full, so registration is now closed.)
Monday, September 25, 2017
 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
​Diocese of Greensburg Pastoral Center
Description:
​Anyone who is new to the Catholic school system or new to ministry in evangelization and faith formation is required to attend.

​Creed
Register $10.00

(Registration closes Monday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m.)
Saturday, October 21, 2017
​​9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
​​Diocese of Greensburg Pastoral Center
Description:
This course/workshop will enable the student to appreciate the doctrine/beliefs of the Catholic Church that are presented in the Nicene Creed. Topics t​o be presented will include the Holy Trinity, the paschal mystery, Mary, and the church.

​Sacraments
Register $10.00

(Registration closes Monday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m.)
Saturday, October 21, 2017
​​9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
​​Diocese of Greensburg Pastoral Center
Description:
​This course/workshop will give the participant a deeper understanding of the nature and role of sacraments in our life. It will include an in-depth look at the sacraments of initiation, the sacraments of healing, and the sacraments of service.​
 
Ecclesiology
Register $10.00

(Registration closes Monday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m.)
Saturday, October 21, 2017
​​9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
​​Diocese of Greensburg Pastoral Center
​Description:
This course/workshop will introduce the participants to the theological study of the church. They will become familiar with basic terms and concepts that are essential for understanding the church's nature and mission, and how these have been a constant theme in the church's evolution as a "living organism" throughout history.

​Scripture
Register $10.00

(Registration closes Monday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m.)
​Saturday, October 21, 2017
​​9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
​​Diocese of Greensburg Pastoral Center
Description:​
​In this course/workshop participants will discuss an overview of salvation history; the cultural factors, which influenced the events around the writing of the Old and New Testaments; and what church documents tell us about the Bible, particularly the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Catholicism in America
Register $10.00
​Saturday, January 20, 2018
​​9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
​​Diocese of Greensburg Pastoral Center
Description:
This course/workshop will look at the history of the Catholic Church in America. The workshop will begin with a look at the landing of the ark and the dove and the founding of the California missions. It will also include a survey of the Plenary Councils of Baltimore, American saints and blesseds, and Catholicism in Western Pennsylvania.

Church History
Register $10.00
Saturday, January 20, 2018
​​9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
​​Diocese of Greensburg Pastoral Center
​​Description:
This course/workshop will cover the Apostles and early church; the doctors and the Middle Ages; the reformation; and the Second Vatican Council and the church today.

Catholic Social Teaching
Register $10.00
Saturday, January 20, 2018
​​9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
​Diocese of Greensburg Pastoral Center
Description:
This course/workshop will look at the seven key themes of Catholic social teaching outlined by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in their document, Sharing Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions and the social doctrine of the church.