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 more than 2,200 students in 60+ 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.

Click on the buttons below to view the new 2019-2020 locations with their information sessions by individual program and to register!

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Our new 2019-2020 class locations for the Biblical School, Catechetical School, and Enrichment Courses are now finalized! Click on the links below to view the new locations with their information sessions by individual program and register! (Click here for a master list of all locations in a printable PDF.)

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR 2019-2020 BIBLICAL SCHOOL STUDENTS: We are NOT having the start-of year Saturday Prayer Day this year. Instead, we have posted two introductory lecture recordings for each year of Biblical School on the Student Documents page of this website. Biblibl School students should listen to the appropriate two lectures BEFORE classes begin the week of September 9

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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