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. Every school year, we typically serve approximately 2,500 students in 70 locations throughout the Archdiocese of Denver and the Diocese of Colorado Springs. For the 2020-2021 academic year, however, our classes are all offered online. See below or click on dropdown menus above for more information.

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.

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.

Enrichment Courses  In addition to our flagship Biblical and Catechetical School programs, we offer year-long, lecture-based Enrichment Courses, which delve deeper into special interest topics. For the 2020-2021 year, we’ll offer the following three Enrichment Courses: Dante’s Divine Comedy (with Dr. Seth Fabian); Icon: Catholic Art & Culture (with Dr. Jared Staudt); and The Wisdom of the Saints (with Mr. Daniel Campbell).

“Ignorance of Scripture is Ignorance of Christ.”

St. Jerome

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

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News & Events

ONLINE SHORT COURSE ON CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING STARTS JANUARY 27
Join us for our newest Short Course with Dr. Alan Fimister (Assistant Professor at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, Denver) examining the truth of Catholic Social Teaching, using the writings of Pope Leo XIII as reference. Wednesday evenings, starting January 27, 2021. Click HERE for more information and to register.
COMING MARCH 2021 — “LENT WITH THE DIRECTOR” ONLINE LECTURE SERIES
Our Director, Daniel Campbell, is offering his next live-stream lecture series, “Lent with the Director,” which will look into the meaning and source of the season of Lent. This three-week series will be taught LIVE online (via Microsoft Teams) on Mondays, starting March 1, 2021. Attend one or both sessions each week — whatever works best for your availability and interest! Click HERE for more information and to register.
Dates:  March 1, 8, and 15
Times: 9-10 a.m. and 7-8 p.m. MST
Cost:    $35.00 (due at registration)

OTHER NEWS…
ALL 2020-2021 CLASSES TO BE TAUGHT ONLINE due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions/considerations. Our hope (dependent on COVID status) is to return all continuing 2020-2021 classes back to their hosting parishes for the 2021-2022 year, as well as start up some new classes at new locations. (Click HERE for tentative 2021-2022 class schedule.) Registration for Catechetical School (Ladder of Ascent class) and Biblical School is now closed. But, you can still enroll in an Enrichment Course (Dante’s Divine Comedy; ICON: Catholic Art & Culture; The Wisdom of the Saints). Contact the office for assistance.

UPCOMING BREAKS:
Winter Break:
Feb 15-19          NO CLASSES
Easter Break: Mar 29-Apr 9     NO CLASSES
(Click HERE for 2020-21 calendar.)

Need More Information?

Call 303.715.3195 or email us at sjvlaydivision@archden.org.

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