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.”

St. Jerome

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(Registration for our 2019-2020 Biblical School, Catechetical School, and Enrichment Courses is closed. Please check back in the Spring to see the new 2020-2021 roster of class locations!)

Registration now open for our Fall Retreat!! This year’s retreat will be held at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park,  November 8-10, 2019. Space is limited, so don’t wait to sigh up!! Click HERE for flyer.

For more information and register for Fall Retreat

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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