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

Sacred Heart of Jesus one-day workshop w/ Daniel Campbell
– Two dates: May 15 or Aug 28, 9:30a-3:00p (attend one or both dates!)
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The Holy Eucharist: The Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ Short Course w/ Derek Barr
– June 2, 9, and 16
– AM & PM sessions
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Lessons from St. Joseph: Husband, Father, Saint Short Course w/ Daniel Campbell
– July 13 – August 26 (no sessions week of August 1)
– Tuesdays & Thursdays (AM & PM sessions)
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