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Foundational Certificates :: Advanced Certificate

Foundational Certificates

Catechetical Certificate & Catholicism Certificate

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The Theological Institute at Saint John's Seminary (SJS) offers two foundational certificates, which provide a full experience of the truth of Christ.

Either the Catechetical Certificate or the Catholicism Certificate provides you with the formation you need to enter more deeply into the truth of Christ.

The Catechetical Certificate prepares you to be a better teacher of the faith.  The Catholicism Certificate gives you the opportunity to dive deeper into the truths of the faith.  Both certificates meet at the same time with different small-group experiences.

Each certificate requires student participation in three skills workshops. One of these skills workshops (Psychology of Learning and Emotional Development) is mandatory. Students can choose the other two workshops from a workshop schedule which the Certificate Program coordinates and creates. Students will receive the skills workshop schedule at the first Certificate Program session.

When and where?

Classes meet one Saturday a month from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for nine months during the academic year.

Brighton, MA:

Theological Institute, 149 Washington Street, Brighton, MA 02135
(Dr. David Franks)

Dates (subject to change):


Satellite / Remote Sites (through satellite videoconferencing):

Saint Jerome Parish (North Weymouth, MA) and

Saint Michael Parish (North Andover, MA)


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Questions? Please contact Michael Ruane for more details.

Advanced Certificate:

The Theological Institute also offers a sequel, the New Evangelization Certificate, for those who have completed a Foundational Certificate. This program offers the knowledge and confidence you need to become more adept at apologetics: to communicate the beauty of Christian truth in the new millennium. The Advanced Certificate will provide students with an in-depth study of hot-button topics as well as social analysis based on philosophical and theological wisdom.

When and where?

Saint John's Seminary is currently attempting to organize instructors for this Advanced Certificate. Check back periodically for more details!


The Advanced Certificate is for those who have completed a Foundational Certificate.