This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
Your student will be guided through the time-tested Baltimore Catechism Q & A with a practical, clear format, giving your child a solid grounding in (and deep understanding of) the Catholic faith.
The main goal of the course is to gain mastery over the content of the Baltimore Catechism as presented therein that students might KNOW God. Each class will also try to show how the lesson of the week is reasonable and beautiful so that the children will grow in LOVE for God. Finally, I hope to present how this most lovable faith can be lived out in a practical way so the students may begin (or continue) to SERVE God and put into practice what we have learned.
NOTE: The structure that we will follow will be that found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Baltimore Catechism says – Creed, Commandments, Sacraments, Prayer. The Catechism of the Catholic Church presents it as Creed, Sacraments, Commandments, Prayer.
Class 1 – Intro to the Catechism
Lesson 1: The Purpose of Man’s Existence
Class 2 – God
Lesson 2: God and His Perfections
Lesson 3: The Unity and Trinity of God
Class 3 – Creation of the Angels
Lesson 4: Creation and the Angels
Class 4 – Creation of Man and the Fall
Lesson 5: The Creation and the Fall of Man
Lesson 6: Actual Sin
Class 5 – The Son’s Redemption
Lesson 7: The Incarnation
Lesson 8: The Redemption
Class 6 – The Holy Spirit
Lesson 9: The Holy Ghost and Grace
Lesson 10: The Virtues and Gifts of the Holy Ghost
Class 7 – The Church on Earth
Lesson 11: The Catholic Church
Lesson 12: The Marks and Attributes of the Church
Class 8 – The Church in Heaven and the End Times
Lesson 13: The Communion of Saints and the Forgiveness of Sins
Lesson 14: The Resurrection and Life Everlasting
Class 9 – Mysteries of the Kingdom – The Sacraments
Lesson 23: The Sacraments
Lesson 24: Baptism
Class 10 – Children of the King
Lesson 25: Confirmation
Class 11 – Soldiers of the King
Lesson 26: The Holy Eucharist
Class 12 – Wedding of the King
Lesson 27: The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Class 13 – Mystery and the Mass
Lesson 28: Holy Communion
Course Materials: The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism (No. 2) Paperback – July 1, 1999, ISBN #978-0899422428 (https://amzn.to/3rQxdlJ)
Homework: Homework will include: Daily reading for 10-15 minutes, weekly faith practicum, copying questions from the textbook into a notebook, and online quizzes.