Objective: Work is an important part of who we are as Christians. The Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed, is a nine-part Christian devotion that asks the intercession of St. Joseph in the lives of all who work, and who are seeking work. 

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed

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    • Introduction to Novenas
    • Introduction to Novenas - VIDEO
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Introduction to Novenas - STUDY GUIDE
    • Introduction to the Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - VIDEO
    • Introduction to Novenas - QUIZ
  • 02

    Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 1

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 1 - STUDY GUIDE
    • Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 1 - VIDEO
    • Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 1 - QUIZ
  • 03

    Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 2

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 2 - STUDY GUIDE
    • Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 2 - VIDEO
    • Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 2 - QUIZ
  • 04

    Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 3

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 3 - STUDY GUIDE
    • Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 3 - VIDEO
    • Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 3 - QUIZ
  • 05

    Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 4

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 4 - STUDY GUIDE
    • Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 4 - VIDEO
    • Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 4 - QUIZ
  • 06

    Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 5

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 5 - STUDY GUIDE
    • Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 5 - VIDEO
    • Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 5 - QUIZ
  • 07

    Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 6

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 6 - STUDY GUIDE
    • Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 6 - VIDEO
    • Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 6 - QUIZ
  • 08

    Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 7

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 7 - STUDY GUIDE
    • Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 7 - VIDEO
    • Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 7 - QUIZ
  • 09

    Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 8

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 8 - STUDY GUIDE
    • Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 8 - VIDEO
    • Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 8 - QUIZ
  • 10

    Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 9

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 9 - STUDY GUIDE
    • Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 9 - VIDEO
    • Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed - Day 9 - QUIZ

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 of Students

Deacon Keith Fournier