Parish Satellite Courses
Sacred Heart Major Seminary will offer two undergraduate level courses at three parish satellite locations throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit during Winter 2013 semester.
Intro to Sacred Scripture- THE 249
The course is a theological examination of the biblical record of God's saving interaction with his people through his Word, Jesus. This course is a general introduction to the Scriptures through an analysis of their forms and content. Some emphasis will also be given to biblical scholarship, the nature of exegesis, hermeneutics, and literary tools for biblical study.
Our Lady of Sorrows, Farmington Hills
Thursdays, January 10 – April 25, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Mrs. Patricia Ernst, instructor
St. Andrew, Rochester Hills
Wednesdays, January 9 – April 24, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Mrs. Anita Houghton, instructor
The total cost of the course is $1235 ($1155 for three credit hours, plus a $30 admissions fee and the $50 registration fee). Please note that the cost is the same whether you take the course for credit or you audit the course without doing the homework or taking the tests.
Intro to Catholic Church – THE 219
The course is an introduction to the biblical and theological foundations of the doctrine of the Church. Central to this course are the documents of Vatican II, particularly Lumen Gentium and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This course also gives special attention to the Church's teachings on ecumenism, inter-religious dialogue and Eastern Catholic Churches. NOTE: Students must have completed THE 123 Intro to Theology and THE 249 Intro to Sacred Scripture to register for the course.
Holy Name, Birmingham
Mondays, January 7 – April 22, 7:00 – 9:05 pm
Mr. Mark Hornbacher, instructor
The total cost of the course is $850 ($770 for two credit hours, plus a $30 admissions fee and the $50 registration fee). Please note that the cost is the same whether you take the course for credit or you audit the course without doing the homework or taking the tests.
Can I get financial aid?
There are many financial aid opportunities! If you are doing any catechetical work (i.e. teaching catechism, RCIA, youth ministry) at a parish, you may be eligible for the Archdiocesan Catechetical Leaders award. If you have more questions on financial aid opportunities, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (313) 883-8534 to review these opportunities in greater detail.
How do I sign up for the class?
- Complete an online application. Be sure to complete all the requested fields and hit the Submit button at the end of the form.
- Request official transcripts (not student copies) from every past academic institution you have attended to be sent directly to Sacred Heart Major Seminary. This includes transcripts from any colleges and universities where you took classes but did not earn a degree
- Set up a phone interview with an Admissions representative. During the interview, you will be asked about your faith journey and the ministries and other volunteer work you have done at the parish and other organizations.
Is there an admissions deadline?
Yes! New students must first be admitted before you can register for the course. All admissions materials must be submitted by December 7, 2012.