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.

In addition to our flagship Biblical and Catechetical School programs, we offer year-long, lecture-based Enrichment Courses, that delve deeper into special interest topics. This year, we’ll offer the following three Enrichment Courses: Dante’s Divine Comedy, Icon: Catholic Art & Culture, and The Wisdom of the Saints. (Apologetics is taking a break for 2020-2021, but we hope it’ll be back on the schedule for the 2021-2022 academic year.)

“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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ALL 2020-2021 CLASSES TO BE TAUGHT ONLINE The 2020-2021 school year is a new — and hopefully temporary — time for the Biblical and Catechetical Schools. Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions/considerations, all 2020-2021 classes will be taught online for the entire 2020-2021 academic year.

  • Registration for Catechetical School (Ladder of Ascent class) and Biblical School is now closed. But, it is still possible to enroll in an Enrichment Course (Dante’s Divine Comedy; ICON: Catholic Art & Culture; The Wisdom of the Saints). Contact the office for assistance.
  • 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 schedule.

Fall Break: October 26 – 30  NO CLASSES

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