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What sort of curriculum will be used by the Catechetical Institute?
The heart of the curriculum is based on the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church:  The profession of faith, the sacraments, life in Christ and prayer.  This two-year class is comprised of four modules of 11 classes each, with an extended break over Christmas and January, and no classes in the summer months.  Students will also have two formative sessions during each module for personal application of the key themes of the faith curriculum.

After completing all four modules of the Institute curriculum, a certificate of completion will be granted in the name of the Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

When will classes begin?
The first module for the Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute will begin September 15, 2014, and is titled "The Creed: The Story in Miniature."  The class will be held at the Brady Educational Center at The Saint Paul Seminary campus. The lectures are given on Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m.  The two formative sessions are on Saturday mornings from 8 to 11 a.m., beginning with Mass.

Where will the classes be held?
The class of 2014-2016 will be hosted by The Saint Paul Seminary, 2115 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55105.

What is the application process?
Applications will be available January 2014 online on this website for the next Catechetical Institute enrollment forming for Fall 2014.  Applications will be reviewed and acceptance granted to 150 students. Application Deadline is June 1, 2014.  

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