Guided by the Holy Spirit
to Live Our Faith More Fully

Community, support, classes and workshops
in the main areas of Catholic Theology and Scripture
to help each of us respond to Christ’s call
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations” (Mt 28:19)


The Center for Evangelization and Catechesis is just the sort of effort of renewal that is needed at the grass-roots level!
-- Dr. Christopher Blum, Augustine Institute


GREAT NEWS! CEC summer classes are offered both IN PERSON and online!

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Announcements

CEC's Catechetical Courses have passed diocesan review!

Foundations of our Faith (Part 1 of the CCC)
Liturgy and the Sacraments (Part 2 of the CCC)
Living the Good Life (Part 3 of the CCC)
Life of Prayer (Part 4 of the CCC)

Students who successfully complete all four Catechetical Courses will receive special recognition in a personalized letter issued by the Diocese of Colorado Springs

Congratulations to our Catechetical instructors for their hard work in bringing together an outstanding Catechetical Formation progam

Registration Now Open for This Special Summer Class
Offered in both In-Person and Online Format

Spiritual Combat in the Modern World

Persecution of the Church is increasing. Around the world, governments are shuttering churches. In our own country, parishoners have been threatened with arrest or denied Communion for failure to comply with goverment mandates; and for many, access to the Sacraments has been limited.

We live amidst a secular culture of death where abortion is common and euthanasia is increasing; a culture of narcissism that places self above God; a culture where you can be threatened and attacked, lose your job, or be destroyed financially for living according to your faith.

  • Conflict, riots, and looting is rampant
  • Lies and false narratives fill the airwaves
  • Fear permeates society
  • Moral relativism supplants truth

  • Do you understand the source and the nature of what is happening?
  • Can you recognize the demonic forces at work in our society?
  • Are you properly prepared to fight for your eternal soul; and the souls of those you love?

Join us for a 6-week course
designed to open our eyes to the reality of the spiritual realm
and to prepare ourselves for the war that is already engaged

In Person
Tuesdays 12:30-2:00 (following 12:00 Mass)
June 8th - July 15th
St John Henry Newman Center, UCCS Campus
4785 Stanton Rd, Colo Spgs, CO 80918

Wednesday Evenings 7:00-8:30
June 9th - July 14th
Holy Apostles Catholic Church
4925 N Carefree Cir, Colo Spgs, CO 80917

Online
Thursday Evenings 7:00-8:30 via Zoom
June 10th - July 17th

Please note: Enrollment entitles attendance at both the In-Person and Online formats

Course Fee: $50 / $25 for students

Center for Evangelization and Catechesis

Welcome to the CEC, promoting Catholic adult faith formation across the Diocese of Colorado Springs. We hope you will journey with us as we work together to live our faith more fully and serve more effectively in the various ways God calls us to serve.

Courses

CEC courses are highly interactive, designed to engage you in your faith. CEC programs are not video-based nor do we leverage distance-education models. Rather, we believe that live instruction and person-to-person interaction holds a privileged place of blessings for evangelization and catechesis.

All courses focus on deepening our understanding of God acting in and influencing every facet of our lives from our participation in Mass and the Sacraments to our prayer life and how we go about our daily activities.

All instruction will be in strict fidelity to magisterial teachings and our Bishop’s diocesan plan.

Instructors

CEC instructors are fully qualified including several clergy and lay individuals with advanced degrees from the Augustine Institute or other accredited institution.

CEC employs a team-facilitation strategy. At this time, CEC has two teams:

  • DC4EC Journey Team: a group of clergy and qualified lay individuals committed to walking with program participants in the exploration of their faith and how they are being called to grow as active Catholics
  • DC4EC Scripture Team: a group of Augustine Institute graduates called to share what they've been given with others

Community

More than just live classroom interaction, CEC seeks to build a community of people on fire for their faith, working with others to fulfill the call of Vatican II for a New Evangelization. When possible, classes are scheduled to enable people participating in different programs to interact during common break-times. CEC also hosts evening events, dinners, and workshops encouraging all our fellow journeyers to get to know each other beyond the classroom.

Endorsements

The Center for Evangelization and Catechesis is just the sort of effort of renewal that is needed at the grass-roots level throughout the country: practically minded, warm-hearted, and energized by a great deal of charity. Long may its work prosper!
-- Dr. Christopher Blum, Augustine Institute


Keep the Fire Going came at the right tim in my life. I was able to meet new people and share our faith journey through the Scriptures, group discussions, and powerful talks.
-- Debbie Rocco


The Christian Prayer class was wonderful! I learned so much and am so glad that I took the course. My instructor, Margit McCarthy, brought so much energy and excitement to the subject and was so committed to her students' learning. I will definitely be taking more courses.
-- Margaret A Kinney

Our Mission

CEC’s goal is to help adult Catholics in the Diocese of Colorado Springs to

  • - deepen their faith
  • - defend their faith
  • - expand their awareness of God acting in and through every facet of our lives

toward our ultimate mission of building a strong Catholic community willing to face the increasing secularization of our society by answering the Church's call to the New Evangelization.

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