About Our Catechetical School:
The mission of the Denver Catholic Catechetical School is to place people in contact and communion with the Person of Christ, who alone leads us to the heart of the Father in the Spirit – in essence, making and maturing disciples.
We do this through a prayerful, organic, and systematic presentation of the Catholic Faith, contained both in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition (Catechism of the Catholic Church 80-82). This occurs in a setting that takes advantage of all the facets of effective adult learning: engaging lectures, small group dynamics, independent study, and personal application.
Is it time now for you to explore the Catholic Faith more seriously than ever before?
Imitating the successful structure and format of the Denver Catholic Biblical School, the Catechetical School consists of both of lectures and small group discussions for further enrichment and understanding of the material. In addition to class time, students also complete reading assignments for homework and an open-book, take-home “test” at the end of each semester. At the end of the two-year program, the student is awarded a Certificate of Catechetical Studies. This certificate can also qualify for the Archdiocese of Denver’s Advanced Catechetical Certificate.
The Catholic Catechetical School is a two-year (four semester) study of the Catechism of the Catholic Church entitled, “The Ladder of Ascent” (previously known as “Pillars”). Under the guidance of an experienced and talented instructor, students make an in-depth study of the four areas of the Catechism:
New Year 1 Catechetical School Locations
St. Bernadette (Lakewood): Mondays, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Information Sessions: Mondays, Jul 29, Aug 12, Aug 26 at 9:00 a.m.
St. Joseph (Colorado Springs): Tuesdays, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Information Sessions: Tuesdays, Jul 30, Aug 13, Aug 27 at 9:00 a.m.
Spirit of Christ (Arvada): Wednesdays, 9:45-11:45 a.m.
Information Sessions: Wednesdays, Aug 7, Aug 21, Sep 4 at 9:45 a.m.
Our Lady of Fatima (Lakewood): Thursdays, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Information Sessions: Thursdays, July 25, Aug 8, Aug 29 at 9:00 a.m.
Ave Maria (Parker): Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Information Sessions: July 29, Aug 12, Aug 26 at 6:30 p.m.
St. Augustine (Brighton): Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Information Sessions: July 30, Aug 13, Aug 27 at 6:30 p.m.
St. Thomas More (Centennial): Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Information Sessions: July 31, Aug 14, Aug 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Diocesan Pastoral Center (Col. Springs): Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Information Sessions: Thursdays, July 25, Aug 8, Aug 29 at 6:30 p.m.
St. Mary of the Crown (Carbondale): 2nd Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Information Sessions: Aug 9, Sep 6 at 6:30 p.m. & Aug 10, Sep 7 at 9:00 a.m.