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 2,500 students in 70 locations throughout 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.

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“Ignorance of Scripture is Ignorance of Christ.”

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News & Events

Registration for our 2019-2020 Biblical School, Catechetical School, and Enrichment Courses is now closed. Our 2020-2021 classes and locations will be announced April 1, 2020, so please check back in the spring to find out more!

Attend our new events planned for the New Year!

  1. Servant of the Word: This year the Lay Division is honoring Mr. Thomas Smith (international speaker and author) as our Servant of the Word! The Mass and workshop will be on Saturday, February 1, from 9-3pm at the St. John Paul II Center in Denver. Click here for more information and to register!
  2. Winter Short Course: We will be having a new 8 lecture short course on the “History and Theology of the Reformation,” taught by Dr. Jared Staudt. It will be held at the St. John Paul II Center in Denver on Tuesday evenings, from 6:30-8:00pm, starting on Jan 21. Click here for more information and to register.
  3. Lenten Retreat: Our annual one-day Lenten Retreat will be on Saturday, Feb 29, from 8:15-2:45 at the St. John Paul II Center in Denver. The class, “Perfection and the will of God,” will be taught by Daniel Campbell. Click here for more information and to register.

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 [email protected]

Need More Information?

Call 303.715.3195 or email us at [email protected].

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