St. John Vianney Seminary

Lay Division


The St. John Vianney Theological Seminary Lay Division houses our flagship programs of the Biblical and Catechetical Schools in addition to a number of Enrichment Courses that help people know, love, and share their faith. We currently serve over 2200 students in over 60 locations in the Archdiocese of Denver and the Diocese of Colorado Springs.

The Biblical School is a four-year journey through every book of Scripture that helps people understand the narrative history of God’s saving acts through his patriarchs, prophets, and people leading up to the fullness of revelation in Jesus Christ.

The Catechetical School is a two-year journey through the Catechism of the Catholic Church that reveals the Catechism to be not a dry book of dogmas but rather a “Ladder of Ascent” which leads us to communion with God in a life of prayer.

“Ignorance of Scripture is Ignorance of Christ.”

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Introducing our new scholarship fund to help students encounter Jesus through study and prayer!

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  • The Denver Catholic Biblical School is proud to honor Dr. Peter Williamson as this year’s Servant of the Word. Dr. Williamson holds the Adam Cardinal Maida Chair in Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan and is the author of Revelation (2015) and Ephesians (2009) in the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture and coeditor of the series. He will give a series of three talks on the general theme: “Revelation: An Ecclesial Lectio Divina.” The event will be held on the beautiful St. John Vianney Seminary campus on Saturday, Feb 2 from 9-3pm. A catered breakfast and lunch will be provide and Bishop Rodriquez will celebrate Mass in the gorgeous Christ the King chapel. Everyone is invited to attend but space is limited, however, to 150 attendees, so act fast! For more information and to register, please click here.
  • Join us for a new live-stream course on Christ in the Early Church!
    The Denver Catholic Biblical and Catechetical Schools of the SJV Lay Division is offering a new Short Course on “The Mystery of Christ in the Early Church” starting on Thursday, January 24 from 6:30-8:00pm. Taught by Dr. John Sehorn, Associate Professor of Theology at the Augustine Institute, this course can be live-streamed from your personal device or attended in person at Bonfils Hall at the St. John Paul II Center in Denver. For more information about the course, including dates, tuition, and registration, please visit our “Short Courses” webpage.
  • We’re looking for substitute instructors: The Biblical and Catechetical Schools are looking for qualified substitute instructors. Subs are among those first considered for future part-time or full-time positions. Interested? Contact Dr. Nicholas Lebish at

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