Parish and Adult Education Courses.
Maryvale offers a comprehensive range of courses, providing gradual levels of formal achievement, with programmes, Certificates and Diplomas in Scripture, the Catholic Faith, Catechist Formation, Marriage and Family, Evangelisation and Ministry, and many other topics central to the life and mission of the Church.
Anchor is an adult catechetical resource to be used in the parish, in the Catholic school or in the home. In six sessions, it presents and explains the fundamental truths of the Catholic Faith, the Mass and the basic principles of our life in Christ, in a simple, straight-forward language. Anchor provides for a time of personal and common prayer to take place, using Scripture, thus introducing adults in a heart-to-heart relationship with Christ. Finally, Anchor offers practical suggestions for parents who wish to root their families in the practice and love of the Faith. Anchor can be offered to anyone above the age of 15. More information
Echoes is different from other programmes that Maryvale offers. Echoes is a parish-based training resource designed to prepare those involved in handing on the faith to others. Whether working with adults or children, Echoes provides a rounded formation in the central aspects of the Catholic faith and how to transmit this to others in different contexts. More information
The Teachings of The Popes
The Teachings of the Popes is ideal for students who have completed the Adult Studies in the Catholic Catechism, or a similar course, and who want to understand important aspects of the Faith and modern society more deeply. It consists of a series of Study Guides on key works by recent Popes studied at home or in the parish. Each module is totally self sufficient with 10 to 12 weeks of study spread over six months. More information
Certificate in Catechesis.
The course is for anyone interested in developing his or her own faith for the sake of explaining it to others. The course provides a solid foundation in the key areas of Catholic faith which a person needs to understand in order to be able to pass it on. This might be as a catechist in a parish group, but the course is also for those who simply want to be able to give an account of their faith to others. More information
Certificate in RCIA Catechesis
This is a one-year collaborative-learning course, leading to the Certificate in RCIA for catechists. It is intended for catechists involved or intending to be involved in RCIA in their parishes. More information
Certificate in Studies in the Catechism.
The Catechism is offered to all who wish to understand better the inexhaustible riches of salvation. It is a treasury of wisdom and spirituality, as well as providing the reliable reference point for understanding and appreciating the Catholic faith. This two-year, part-time, distance-learning course gives a thorough introduction to the teaching of the Catechism. The course can be studied at home on one's own, or as part of a local group. Three residential weekends each year support those undertaking the course. More information
Certificates & Diplomas in Evangelisation and Ministry.
The four following one year distance-learning programmes have a common structure. Three modules are taken over the course of a year and each module requires about five hours study a week over a three month period. The programmes have been written in collaboration with the Agency for Evangelisation of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. More information
Certificate and Diploma in New Testament Studies.
(Previously 'Listening to the Word')
The Certificate in New Testament Studies is a two year part-time, distance learning course. Each module focuses upon one or more of the books of the New Testament. The Diploma in New Testament Studies is a further,one-year, part-time, collaborative learning course building upon the Certificate work and completing the study of the New Testament. More information