In His final act of Self-giving love revealed on Golgotha's Hill, Jesus explained the importance of His mother. 

We are taught that this encounter was about more than the relationship between the Apostle John and Mary. It is about the expanded family of the Church, the community that Jesus came to create and of which, He is the Head. Jesus was not minimizing His relationship with His mother; He was expanding it. He intends to include all men and women in the "family circle" of God. 

That is the mission of Mary. She is the first Evangelizer, committed to bringing every man, woman and child into the family by bringing the whole world to His Body, the Church, of which she is a sign. 

Objective: In this course, students will learn about Mary's mission and her role as the first Evangelizer. Students will learn about the Eucharist, Marian prayer and the Marian movement.

This course is best suited for young adults, adults, and seniors.

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    An Introduction to Mission of Mary with 'Certificate of Completion'

    • How to get your 'Certificate of Completion'

  • 02

    Mission of Mary - Lesson 1 - Mary and the Eucharist

    • Mission of Mary - Lesson 1 - Mary and the Eucharist - Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Mission of Mary - Lesson 1 - Mary and the Eucharist - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Mission of Mary - Lesson 1 - Mary and the Eucharist - VIDEO

    • Mission of Mary - Lesson 1 - Mary and the Eucharist - QUIZ

  • 03

    Mission of Mary - Lesson 2 - The Way of Mary

    • Mission of Mary - Lesson 2 - The Way of Mary - Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Mission of Mary - Lesson 2 - The Way of Mary - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Mission of Mary - Lesson 2 - The Way of Mary - VIDEO

    • Mission of Mary - Lesson 2 - The Way of Mary - QUIZ

  • 04

    Mission of Mary - Lesson 3 - Mary's Mission

    • Mission of Mary - Lesson 3 - Mary's Mission - Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Mission of Mary - Lesson 3 - Mary's Mission - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Mission of Mary - Lesson 3 - Mary's Mission - VIDEO

    • Mission of Mary - Lesson 3 - Mary's Mission - QUIZ

  • 05

    Mission of Mary - Lesson 4 - Mary and the New Evangelization

    • Mission of Mary - Lesson 4 - Mary and the New Evangelization - Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Mission of Mary - Lesson 4 - Mary and the New Evangelization - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Mission of Mary - Lesson 4 - Mary and the New Evangelization - VIDEO

    • Mission of Mary - Lesson 4 - Mary and the New Evangelization - QUIZ

  • 06

    Mission of Mary - Lesson 5 - The Mary Moment

    • Mission of Mary - Lesson 5 - The Mary Moment - Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Mission of Mary - Lesson 5 - The Mary Moment - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Mission of Mary - Lesson 5 - The Mary Moment - VIDEO

    • Mission of Mary - Lesson 5 - The Mary Moment - QUIZ

  • 07

    Mission of Mary - Lesson 6 - Marian Prayer and Piety

    • Mission of Mary - Lesson 6 - Marian Prayer and Piety - Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Mission of Mary - Lesson 6 - Marian Prayer and Piety - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Mission of Mary - Lesson 6 - Marian Prayer and Piety - VIDEO

    • Mission of Mary - Lesson 6 - Marian Prayer and Piety - QUIZ

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Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

Deacon Keith Fournier has been ordained as a Deacon for twenty four years. He and his wife have been married for 44 years. Together they raised five children and have seven grandchildren.

Deacon Fournier holds his Bachelors Degree (BA) in Theology and Philosophy from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He holds his Juris Doctor in Law (JD) from the University of Pittsburgh Law School. He holds His Masters Degree in Sacred Theology (MTS) from the John Paul II Institute of the Lateran University. He holds His Masters in Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Moral Theology from the Catholic University of America. He is currently working toward completion of a Doctorate in Moral Theology by completing his dissertation.

Deacon Fournier is serving the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, under Bishop Joseph Strickland. He serves at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and works with the Bishop. He is the General Legal Counsel for the Diocese of Tyler. He is also the Director of Deacon Formation for the Diocese of Tyler. Finally, He is the Dean of Catholic identity for the Bishop Gorman Catholic School in the Diocese of Tyler.

Deacon Keith Fournier is the Dean and Chaplain of Catholic Online School.

Deacon Keith Fournier

Dean and Chaplin