Lakeshore Academy for the New Evangelization
Make Disciples, Be Witnesses

Classes

LANE classes unpack the treasures of Sacred Scripture and Tradition, making them comprehensible, accessible, and shareable in the twenty-first century. Classes focus on five major themes of the Catholic faith: Bible, Doctrine, Prayer and Liturgy, Social Teaching, and Pilgrimage. Instructors are recruited from the best and brightest at local academic institutions, Catholic organizations, and the Diocese of Grand Rapids.

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PIL 101: Introduction to Pilgrimage

Winter 2019: January 7, 14, and 21
Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake

What’s the difference between a pilgrim and a tourist? How can a pilgrim worldview and spirituality bring meaning to our everyday lives? This three-week intensive will explore pilgrimage from a variety of perspectives and help you prepare for your next pilgrimage, including upcoming LANE pilgrimages.

  1. What Is a Pilgrimage, and Who Is a Pilgrim?

  2. Why Do Catholics Go on Pilgrimages?

  3. How Can Your Prepare to Go on Pilgrimage?

Tuition is $15 plus optional materials. You can register beginning on October 22, 2018, up to the first day of class.

Instructor: Richard Ray

Rich is Provost Emeritus and Professor of Kinesiology at Hope College in Holland, MI. A recognized leader in the field of athletic training and Christian higher education leadership, Rich is also an experienced pilgrim. He received his EdD in educational leadership, as well as a master’s degree in physical education, from Western Michigan University.

LANE Theme: Pilgrimage

Catechist Certification Credits: 0.75 CEU or 4.5 DFH in Spirituality


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BIB 101: Introduction to the Bible

Winter 2019: January 7, 14, and 21
Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake

How did 73 different books end up in the Bible? Why are Catholic and Protestant Bibles different? What is the biblical story all about, and how can we interpret it? This three-week intensive is perfect for those who are new to the Bible or more experienced readers who wants to strengthen their foundation. It is also an excellent preparation for LANE classes on the Old and New Testament.

Tuition is $15 plus optional materials. You can register beginning on October 22, 2018, up to the first day of class.

Instructor: Greg Smith

Greg is a dynamic teacher, prolific writer, and experienced leader who serves as the Director of Ministry Strategy at Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Holland, MI. He brings a unique perspective as a former Protestant minister and adult convert to Catholicism. Greg attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, Calvin Theological Seminary, and UCLA.

LANE Theme: Bible

Catechist Certification Credits: 0.75 CEU or 4.5 DFH in Professional Theology


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DOC 202: Who Is the Blessed Virgin Mary?

Winter 2019: January 9, 16, and 23
Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake

Why do Catholics make such a big deal about Mary? Who is she? What does the Church teach about her? Why do we pray to her, and what are Marian apparitions all about? This three-week intensive will unpack Mary’s role in the Bible, the Church, and our lives today. It will help you grow closer to Jesus through Mary’s intercession.

  1. Who Is Mary in the Bible?: Mary's Life and Her Role in the Story of Salvation

  2. Who Is Mary in the Church?: Teachings on Mary and Her Role in the Lives of the Saints

  3. Who Is Mary in My Life?: Praying to Mary and Her Messages in Apparitions

Tuition is $15 plus optional materials. You can register beginning on October 22, 2018, up to the first day of class.

Instructor: Jack Mulder

Jack is a native of Grand Rapids, MI, and a Hope College alumnus. He studied Philosophy and Religion at Hope before pursuing an MA and PhD in Philosophy at Purdue University. Dr. Mulder was received into the Catholic Church while at graduate school. He is currently chair and associate professor in the Philosophy Department at Hope College. He is happily married to Melissa and father to two adorable children, Luke and Maria. 

LANE Theme: Doctrine 

Catechist Certification Credits: 0.75 CEU or 4.5 DFH in Professional Theology


PRAY 102: Treasures of the Mass

Winter 2019: January 9, 16, and 23
Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake

Do you know why we do what we do and say what we say at Mass? Can you tell a chasuble from a ciborium? Do you know why it’s so important to go to Mass every Sunday? This interactive three-week intensive will unearth the hidden treasures of the Mass and help you participate more fully in the liturgy. 

  1. The Mass in the Life of the Church and Her Saints

  2. A Walk Through the Mass: The Prayers of the Liturgy

  3. An Interactive Tour of the Sacristy, Chapel, and Sanctuary 

Tuition is $15 plus optional materials. You can register beginning on October 22, 2018, up to the first day of class.

Instructors: Fr. Kyle Kilpatrick, Fr. Nicholas Monco, O.P., and Fr. Michael Cilibraise

Fr. Kyle is the Associate Pastor at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Holland, MI. He has an MDiv and STB from the University of St. Mary of the Lake.

Fr. Nick is the chaplain of the Saint Benedict Institute at Hope College in Holland, MI. He received a Master of Theology and Master of Divinity degree from the Aquinas Institute of Theology. 

Fr. Mike is the pastor at Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Holland, MI. He received his MDiv from Mundelein Seminary. He worked in law enfo75 CEUrcement for 24 years before following a call to the priesthood.

LANE Theme: Prayer and Liturgy

Catechist Certification Credits: 0.75 CEU or 4.5 DFH in Spirituality


2019 Class Schedule

 
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Catechist Certification

Catechists, diocesan leaders, and ministry professionals who take LANE classes can earn credit toward certification. Students can earn 7 Diocesan Formation Hours (DFH) or 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU) for a seven-week class. They can earn 0.75 CEU or 4.5 DFH for a three-week intensive. Credits are in Professional Theology, Spirituality, or Evangelization/Methodology.