EAST AURORA — Christ the King Seminary will offer a new course, Ministry Essentials: Introductions to Catholic Teachings, this fall. The course will offer foundational information on Catholic teachings, including essential themes, history and vocabulary for faith formation and other parish ministries. Dennis Mahaney, M.Div., director of evangelization and parish life for the diocese, will serve as the primary instructor for the class, along with seminary faculty and guest lecturers. The course sessions are designed for catechists, Catholic schoolteachers and principals, youth ministers, lay volunteers and others who wish to develop a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith. The curriculum is approved for diocesan catechist and Catholic schoolteacher catechetical formation. Students may opt to take all 12 sessions or choose from individual sessions. Classes will take place on Tuesday evenings, 6:30-9 p.m., beginning Sept. 13, at the seminary's main campus in East Aurora.
For further information visit www.cks.edu or contact Eileen Warner, director of mission and pastoral outreach for the seminary, at 716-652-1127.