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! Registration is open for Fall Classes!Learn More
A special THANK YOU to everyone who responded to our summer survey!Based on survey feedback, CEC is pleased to announce two brand new courses in our Faith and Culture seriesDrawing Family Members Back to the ChurchThe Virtues
Gospel of Luke: (8 weeks) starting with details of our Lord's nativity, Luke's Gospel is focused on joy. Note:Due to the size of the locations, this class has limited enrollment Offered in-person at two locations: Mon 10-12 at the Newman Center on the UCCS campus; Wed 3-5 at Windows of HeavenREGISTER
Salvation History: (6 weeks) A survey of Salvation History from Creation through King Solomon focusing on God's love story with all of humanity. Along the way, you will meet some of the most intriguing people who ever lived (Adam, Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Moses, David, and more). Let's explore how the Historical Narrative books of the Old Testament show us God's love, patience, and mercy Offered online via Zoom Wed evenings 6:30-8:30REGISTER
CEC's Catechetical Courses have passed diocesan review! 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
Drawing Family Members Back to the Church: (7 weeks) 6.5 people leave the Catholic Church for every one who joins, and 50% of young people who were raised Catholic no longer practice the faith. We are hemorrhaging young people. The passive wait-and-see approach is no longer an option. We need a different strategy; a game plan to bring them home Offered in-person Thur evenings 6:30-6:30 at Holy ApostlesREGISTER
The Virtues: (8 weeks) Until modern times, virtue as the essential foundation for civil society was never questioned. Until modern times, the indivisible link between virtue and the moral life was taken for granted. But today we are encouraged to abandon our sense of shame (an essential part of Temperance). We have become soft and largely unwilling to endure hardship or sacrifice as Fortitude has waned. And we have such a distorted understanding of Charity that much of what passes for charity today spiritually harms those we seek to help. We must increase our understanding of the virtues and develop the virtues within us to transform our lives so we can serve as beacon to transform our society. Offered in-person Tue 12:30-2:30 at the Newman Center on the UCCS campus and online via Zoom on Thur evenings 6:30-8:30. Registration permits attendance at either/both in-person and online sessionsREGISTER
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.
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.
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:
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.
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
CEC’s goal is to help adult Catholics in the Diocese of Colorado Springs to
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.