Objective:  "Prepare the way for the Lord. Get ready. The Lord is coming." That's the message of Advent. 

Advent is a special time of grace, and in this course, students will learn all about the importance of this great season. During Advent, the Church calls us to clean our rooms, clean the house within, and sets aside special times for increased prayer and worship. Why do we do this? So we'll be ready for his coming, by having the clarity of living faith so we can recognize Him.

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    Advent & Christmas Season - The Season of Advent

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Advent & Christmas Season - The Season of Advent - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Advent & Christmas Season - The Season of Advent - VIDEO

    • Advent & Christmas Season - The Season of Advent - QUIZ


Instructor Bio:

Deacon Keith Fournier has been ordained as a Deacon for twenty six years. He and his wife have been married for 46 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