Lakeshore Academy for the New Evangelization
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Fall 2018 Courses

The fall 2018 term runs from Monday, October 1, to Wednesday, November 14. Classes are located at Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Fr. Nash Hall.

Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m.

  • PRAY 101: Introduction to Catholic Prayer

  • BIB 201: The Old Testament Story

Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m.

  • DOC 101: The Nicene Creed

 

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PRAY 101: Introduction to Catholic Prayer

Fall 2018, Mondays from October 1 to November 12 (7 Weeks)
6:30-8 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake

Theme: Prayer and Liturgy

This course will cover the basics of Catholic prayers and Catholic spirituality surrounding prayer. We hope to add depth to anyone's prayer life, whether you already have a personal prayer life or are interested in beginning one for the first time. If you are seeking a way of connecting on a deeper level with God, this will be a great class for you.

  1. Introduction to Prayer: What is prayer? The Jewish roots of Christian prayer. Prayer as a personal and communal activity.

  2. Rote Prayers (Prayers We Memorize): The Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, and the Magnificat. The scriptural basis of these prayers, their roots in the Tradition, and their broader use in Mass, the Liturgy of the Hours, and the Rosary.

  3. The Mass: The Mass as prayer. The prayers we say in the Mass.

  4. Centering Prayer: Wordless contemplation. Use of Scripture in prayer. Lectio divina. The role of silence in prayer.

  5. Ignatian Prayer: Discernment of spirits. The examen.

  6. Contemplation in Action: What does it mean to "pray always"? Finding the role of prayer in an active life.

  7. Liturgy of the Hours: The prayer of the Church. How it's organized and how to pray it.

Tuition is $35 plus optional materials for a seven-week course. The registration deadline is Friday, September 21.

Instructors: Fr. Kyle Kilpatrick and Tom Eggleston

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.

Tom is a life-long Catholic from West Michigan. A parishioner at Our Lady of the Lake, he has worked in pastoral care in Holland for six years. He received a Master of Divinity degree in practical theology from the University of the Notre Dame. He serves as the Pastoral Associate at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Holland.

1.5 CEU or 7 DFH in Spirituality


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BIB 201: The Old Testament Story

Fall 2018, Mondays from October 1 to November 12 (7 Weeks)
6:30-8 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake

Theme: Bible

The Old Testament is not a jumbled collection of anecdotes, legalisms, and poetry. Instead, it is a dramatic and coherent narrative history of how humanity rejected its Creator, and how God chose one man and that man’s descendants as the means by which he would reach and restore his lost world. We will discover that story and apply it to our faith and life.

Participants will benefit from having taken Bible 101: Introduction to the Bible. Bible 202: The New Testament Story will follow during the spring semester of LANE.

  1. Paradise Lost: Creation and Fall (Genesis 1-11)

  2. Call and Covenant: The Patriarchs (Genesis 12-50)

  3. A Holy Nation, A Kingdom of Priests: Exodus and Formation (Exodus-Deuteronomy)

  4. No King in the Land: Crisis and Rescue (Joshua-Judges)

  5. A Nation Divided: (1 Samuel-2 Kings)

  6. Prophets and Poets: The Word of the Lord (Psalms-Lamentations)

  7. A New Hope: Restoration and Promise (Baruch-Malachi)

Tuition is $35 plus optional materials for a seven-week course. The registration deadline is Friday, September 21.

Instructor: Greg Smith

Greg is a prolific writer and experienced leader who serves as the Director of Ministry Strategy at Our Lady of the Lake Parish. Greg attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, Calvin College, and UCLA. Greg and his family live in Holland, Michigan.

1.5 CEU or 7 DFH in Professional Theology


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DOC 101: The Nicene Creed

Fall 2018, Wednesdays from October 3 to November 14 (7 Weeks)
6:30-8 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake

Theme: Doctrine

Every week in Mass, we not only say the Nicene Creed, we say that we believe it. Do we understand what we are publicly proclaiming, much less believe it? In this class, we will walk through the creed, explaining what each line means, why it matters, and how we should live out that belief in our daily lives. Since the creed is structured around the Trinity, we will spend two weeks each on the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  1. Introduction: The What, Who, When, and Why of the Creed

  2. Father: “I Believe in One God...”

  3. Father: “Maker of Heaven and Earth...”

  4. Son: “Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God...”

  5. Son: “Seated at the Right Hand of the Father...”

  6. Holy Spirit: “The Lord, the Giver of Life...”

  7. Holy Spirit: “One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church...”

Tuition is $35 plus optional materials for a seven-week course. The registration deadline is Friday, September 21.

Instructor: Fr. Michael Cilibraise

Fr. Mike is the pastor at Our Lady of the Lake Parish. He received his M.Div. from Mundelein Seminary, and he also has a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and an Associate degree in Criminal Justice. He worked in law enforcement for 24 years before following a call to the priesthood.

1.5 CEU or 7 DFH in Professional Theology


Catechist Certification

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