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"Mission of the Redeemer"
On The Permanent Validity Of
The Church's Missionary Mandate

Encyclical Letter of Pope John Paul II

Course Description:
How does Christ minister in the world today?
What does the Holy Spirit do for Catholic evangelization?
Do you know your value to the Kingdom of God?

This course covers in four lessons:
• Jesus Christ, the only Savior, and his mission today
• The Holy Spirit, the principal agent of this mission
• The paths of mission and the road to successful evangelization
• Missionary spirituality in your own everyday life

Tuition: $10
Scholarships are available for those who are unable to pay

Each lesson gives you a portion of the Church document, Redemptoris Missio. Below is a list of options for obtaining this material:

  • Read it on this website.
  • Download it as a Windows Word document file (warning! this is a 68-page print-out). HOW TO DOWNLOAD IT: Place your mouse pointer over its link and right-click your mouse to open the Windows dialog box, then choose "Save target as..." and save it in your "My Documents" folder (or wherever you want to keep it).
  • Preferred Method (much easier to use!)
    You can buy it at your local Catholic book store or order it online from The Catholic Company (we provide this link as a courtesy to you, not as an endorsement of this company).

Instructor: Terry Modica
You can get an idea of Terry's perspective on the Church's teachings about the mission of the Redeemer and the Church by reading her WordBytes on the topic (see links to them in the left column). Terry is the author of the daily Good News Reflections and has been teaching parish seminars on the Catholic Catechism and Church documents since 1994.

Terry converted to Catholicism in 1977, at which time she began to study official Church teachings in order to understand and dig deep into her new faith. Always involved in her parishes, she gained a reputation for inspirational teaching and spiritual leadership in Adult Religious Education, prayer groups, Parish Council, and as diocesan staff writer. She was certified by the Diocese of Trenton, NJ, in Pastoral Administration and by the Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida. ( more )

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At the end of the course, if you have posted your homework assignments, you may request an emailed certificate that acknowledges successful completion of the course. This is useful for those who need continuing education for their work as catechists or in other ministries.

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