Sacred Heart Major Seminary is once again offering a free non-credit online course. The course, “The Mission of the Laity,” is perfect for the everyday Catholic seeking to encounter the radiating beauty of the laity's mission. Participants will be introduced to the incredible dignity and mission of the lay faithful. Through their consecration in Baptism and their anointing in Confirmation, the laity receive a high calling in Christ and the Spirit. Christ gives each of us a share in His mission and calls us into a radical life of missionary discipleship. There are three traditional roles assigned to this lay mission: the priestly, the prophetic, and the royal. Each week of the course will be dedicated to one of these and the ways we are called to live them out — both in the Church and in the world.
The class is conducted entirely online, giving students the freedom to engage with the material and complete course tasks around their own schedule. It will consist of three modules (each a week long) and run from July 8, 2019 to July 28, 2019.
Welcome Module: “Introduction to the Mission of the Laity” - Dr. John Gresham
Module 1: “Prophetic Mission” - Dr. John Gresham
Module 2: “Priestly Mission” - Dr. Matthew Gerlach
Module 3: "Royal Mission" - Dr Matthew Gerlach
This course is currently closed. Look back later this year for the next course!