Deacon Frederick Bartels will begin Live Lessons for this Catechism course on April 6, 2021! 

In this course on The Catechism of The Catholic Church, students will explore fascinating, relevant, and life-transforming doctrines of the divine faith of the Church—all with the expert help and guidance of Catholic educators and theologians at Catholic Online School.

In this series of lessons, we begin with Part One of the Catechism—The Profession of Faith: Section One: “I Believe” – “We Believe”

Objective: In this course, students will discover how and why man has an in-build capacity for God and what that means in their life. Explore how we can come to know God and how we can speak about him to others.

Learn God himself always takes the first step by coming to meet us, how he reveals himself, including the nature and scope of that revelation. Find out what Sacred Tradition is, why it’s essential, and why it’s inseparably linked to Sacred Scripture. And with this course, you’ll discover why Christ is the heart and unique Word of the written Word of God.

These are just a few of the interesting topics students will learn. As a student, you’ll build your faith literacy and gain knowledge about the Lord Jesus Christ and the belief of the Church he founded. It’s all about entering into the life and mystery of God.

Join us and others. Together, we’ll set sail on the wondrous journey of faith.

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    PART 1 - SECTION 1 - CHAPTER 1 - MAN'S CAPACITY FOR GOD

    • Introduction

  • 02

    Man’s Capacity for God - Lesson 1 - God's Loving Plan for Man

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Man’s Capacity for God - Lesson 1 - God's Loving Plan for Man - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Man’s Capacity for God - Lesson 1 - God's Loving Plan for Man Live Lesson Recording with Deacon Frederick Bartels (4/6/21)

    • Man’s Capacity for God - Lesson 1 - God's Loving Plan for Man - QUIZ

    • Live Lesson Opening Prayer

    • Live Lesson Scripture Reading

    • Live Lesson - Catechism In Focus

    • Man’s Capacity for God - Lesson 1 - God's Loving Plan for Man - Live Lesson with Deacon Frederick Bartels on April 6, 2021 @10:00 AM PT

  • 03

    Man’s Capacity for God - Lesson 2 - The Desire for God

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Man’s Capacity for God - Lesson 2 - The Desire for God - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Man’s Capacity for God - Lesson 2 - The Desire for God Live Lesson Recording with Professor Marshall Connolly (4/7/21)

    • Man’s Capacity for God - Lesson 2 - The Desire for God - QUIZ

    • Live Lesson Opening Prayer

    • Man’s Capacity for God - Lesson 2 - The Desire for God - Live Lesson with Deacon Frederick Bartels on April 7, 2021 @10:00 AM PT

  • 04

    Man's Capacity for God - Lesson 3 - Ways of Coming To Know God

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Man's Capacity for God - Lesson 3 - Ways of Coming To Know God - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Man's Capacity for God - Lesson 3 - Ways of Coming To Know God Live Lesson Recording with Deacon Frederick Bartels (4/8/21)

    • Man's Capacity for God - Lesson 3 - Ways of Coming To Know God - Quiz

    • Live Lesson Opening Prayer

    • Man's Capacity for God - Lesson 3 - Ways of Coming To Know God - Live Lesson with Deacon Frederick Bartels on April 8, 2021 @10:00 AM PT

  • 05

    Man's Capacity for God - Lesson 4 - The Knowledge of God According to The Church

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Man's Capacity for God - Lesson 4 - The Knowledge of God According to The Church - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Man's Capacity for God - Lesson 4 - The Knowledge of God According to The Church Live Lesson Recording with Deacon Frederick Bartels (4/9/21)

    • Man's Capacity for God - Lesson 4 - The Knowledge of God According to The Church - QUIZ

    • Live Lesson Opening Prayer

    • Man's Capacity for God - Lesson 4 - The Knowledge of God According to The Church - Live Lesson with Deacon Frederick Bartels on April 9, 2021 @10:00 AM PT

  • 06

    Man's Capacity for God - Lesson 5 - How Can We Speak About God

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Man's Capacity for God - Lesson 5 - How Can We Speak About God - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Man's Capacity for God - Lesson 5 - How Can We Speak About God - QUIZ

    • Man's Capacity for God - Lesson 5 - How Can We Speak About God - Live Lesson with Deacon Frederick Bartels - April 13 @ 10:00 AM Pacific

  • 07

    PART 1 - SECTION 1 - CHAPTER 2 - GOD COMES TO MEET MAN - ARTICLE 1 - THE REVELATION OF GOD

    • Introduction

  • 08

    God Comes to Meet Man - Article 1 - The Revelation of God - Lesson 1 - God Reveals His Plan of Loving Goodness

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • God Comes to Meet Man - Article 1 - The Revelation of God - Lesson 1 - God Reveals His Plan of Loving Goodness - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • God Comes to Meet Man - Article 1 - The Revelation of God - Lesson 1 - God Reveals His Plan of Loving Goodness - QUIZ

    • God Comes to Meet Man - Article 1 - The Revelation of God - Lesson 1 - God Reveals His Plan of Loving Goodness - Live Lesson with Deacon Frederick Bartels - April 14 @ 10:00 AM Pacific

  • 09

    God Comes to Meet Man - Article 1 - The Revelation of God - Lesson 2 - The Stages of Revelation

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • God Comes to Meet Man - Article 1 - The Revelation of God - Lesson 2 - The Stages of Revelation - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • God Comes to Meet Man - Article 1 - The Revelation of God - Lesson 2 - The Stages of Revelation - QUIZ

    • God Comes to Meet Man - Article 1 - The Revelation of God - Lesson 2 - The Stages of Revelation - Live Lesson with Deacon Frederick Bartels - April 15 @ 10:00 AM Pacific

  • 10

    God Comes to Meet Man - Article 1 - The Revelation of God - Lesson 3 - Jesus Christ-Mediator and Fullness of All Revelation

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • God Comes to Meet Man - Article 1 - The Revelation of God - Lesson 3 - Jesus Christ-Mediator and Fullness of All Revelation - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • God Comes to Meet Man - Article 1 - The Revelation of God - Lesson 3 - Jesus Christ-Mediator and Fullness of All Revelation - QUIZ

    • God Comes to Meet Man - Article 1 - The Revelation of God - Lesson 3 - Jesus Christ-Mediator and Fullness of All Revelation - Live Lesson with Deacon Frederick Bartels - April 16 @ 10:00 AM Pacific

  • 11

    PART 1 - SECTION 1 - CHAPTER 2 - GOD COMES TO MEET MAN - ARTICLE 2 - THE TRANSMISSION OF DIVINE REVELATION

    • Introduction

  • 12

    God Comes to Meet Man - Article 2 - The Transmission of Divine Revelation - Lesson 1 - The Apostolic Tradition

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • God Comes to Meet Man - Article 2 - The Transmission of Divine Revelation - Lesson 1 - The Apostolic Tradition - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • God Comes to Meet Man - Article 2 - The Transmission of Divine Revelation - Lesson 1 - The Apostolic Tradition - QUIZ

    • God Comes to Meet Man - Article 2 - The Transmission of Divine Revelation - Lesson 1 - The Apostolic Tradition - Live Lesson with Deacon Frederick Bartels - April 20 @10:00 AM Pacific

  • 13

    God Comes to Meet Man - Article 2 - The Transmission of Divine Revelation - Lesson 2 - The Relationship Between Tradition and Scripture

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • God Comes to Meet Man - Article 2 - The Transmission of Divine Revelation - Lesson 2 - The Relationship Between Tradition and Scripture - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • God Comes to Meet Man - Article 2 - The Transmission of Divine Revelation - Lesson 2 - The Relationship Between Tradition and Scripture - QUIZ

    • God Comes to Meet Man - Article 2 - The Transmission of Divine Revelation - Lesson 2 - The Relationship Between Tradition and Scripture - Live Lesson with Deacon Frederick Bartels - April 21 @10:00 AM Pacific

  • 14

    God Comes to Meet Man - Article 2 - The Transmission of Divine Revelation - Lesson 3 - The Interpretation of The Heritage of Faith Part I: The Magisterium

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • God Comes to Meet Man - Article 2 - The Transmission of Divine Revelation - Lesson 3 - The Interpretation of The Heritage of Faith Part I: The Magisterium - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • God Comes to Meet Man - Article 2 - The Transmission of Divine Revelation - Lesson 3 - The Interpretation of The Heritage of Faith Part I: The Magisterium - QUIZ

    • God Comes to Meet Man - Article 2 - The Transmission of Divine Revelation - Lesson 3 - The Interpretation of The Heritage of Faith Part I: The Magisterium - Live Lesson with Deacon Frederick Bartels - April 22 @10:00 AM Pacific

  • 15

    God Comes to Meet Man - Article 2 - The Transmission of Divine Revelation - Lesson 4 - The Interpretation of The Heritage of Faith Part II: The Sensus Fidei

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • God Comes to Meet Man - Article 2 - The Transmission of Divine Revelation - Lesson 4 - The Interpretation of The Heritage of Faith Part II: The Sensus Fidei - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • God Comes to Meet Man - Article 2 - The Transmission of Divine Revelation - Lesson 4 - The Interpretation of The Heritage of Faith Part II: The Sensus Fidei - QUIZ

    • God Comes to Meet Man - Article 2 - The Transmission of Divine Revelation - Lesson 4 - The Interpretation of The Heritage of Faith Part II: The Sensus Fidei - Live Lesson with Deacon Frederick Bartels - April 23 @10:00 AM Pacific

Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

Deacon Frederick Bartels is a member of the Catholic clergy who serves the Church in the diocese of Pueblo, CO. He received an MA in Theology and Educational Ministry from Catholic Distance University, where he is currently employed as an adjunct professor of theology. He is founder and editor of Joy In Truth (joyintruth.com), an online magazine dedicated to the New Evangelization. As a Catholic educator, public speaker and evangelist, Deacon Bartels strives to infuse culture with the saving principles of the gospel. He lives in Colorado with his wife, Shelly, and the youngest two of their six children. Professor Bartels is Chairman of the Theology Department.

Deacon Frederick Bartels

Professor of Theology, Department Chair