CCS-041 Holy Orders Course Outline

The Sacrament of Holy Orders in the Catholic Church includes three orders: Bishop, Priest, and Deacon. In the phrase "Holy Orders", the word "holy" simply means "set apart for some purpose." The word "order" designates an established civil body or corporation with a hierarchy, and ordination means legal incorporation into an order. In context, therefore, a group with a hierarchical structure that is set apart for ministry in the Church.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lesson 1: Sacraments
  • Lesson 2: Do This In Memory Of Me
  • Lesson 3: Ministers of Grace
  • Lesson 4: What is the Sacrament of Holy Orders?
  • Lesson 5: Bishops
  • Lesson 6: Priests - Part One
  • Lesson 7: Priests - Part Two
  • Lesson 8: Priestly Formation
  • Lesson 9: Deacons
  • Lesson 10: Rite of Ordination

INSTRUCTOR

Deacon George Newman

TEXTBOOK

Online Resources

REFERENCES

Catechism of the Catholic Church.
The Holy Bible.

ASSESSMENT:

Holy Orders consists of ten lessons and ten assignments, as well as weekly discussions; with each assignment weighted at 10% (percent) of the total grade. Completion of the entire course is determined by either a pass or fail.

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must have Internet access. A high speed connection, either ADSL or cable, is recommended.
  • You should know how to use a web browser to navigate the web to locate educational resources and download files.
  • You will need the files management skills necessary to create directories, to save files and to retrieve files.