July 16th-22nd, 2017


This is an advanced certification course in media literacy for teachers, catechists, ministers and anyone interested in connecting faith formation with media literacy. 


Topics include: 

  • Media Literacy: What is it?
  • Faith Formation for a Digital Age
  • Theology of Popular Culture/Cultural Mysticism
  • Philosophy in the Media
  • Panorama of Church and Media: A History
  • Forming Catholic Cultural Imaginations
  • Film History and Analysis
  • Spirituality of the Arts
  • Pop Music and Media Mindfulness
  • Character Formation in a Media Culture
  • Virtue Ethics and Social Media
  • WORKSHOP: Creation and Presentation of a Final Project


Schedule for the Course:

Sun., July 16th 3:00pm-6:00pm
Mon., July 17th-Sat, July 22nd 9:30am-4:30pm each day


Teaching staff includes:

Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP, media literacy educator and film critic
Sr. Nancy Usselmann, FSP, theologian and media literacy educator
Sr. Hosea Rupprecht, FSP, author and media literacy educator
Joan Doyle, Master Catechist and author
Rev. Scott D. Young on the history of cinema.


A Certificate in Media Literacy will be awarded at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in September 2017 upon completion of the course and final project. (If you cannot be present we will send your certificate to you). You can register here, or scroll down for additional information.

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Additional Information on the Advanced Certificate in Media Literacy Course

The National Directory for Catechesis (1995) lists five ways catechists are to bridge faith and culture with media:

  1. Become media literate
  2. Make popular media the subject of catechesis
  3. Use media in catechesis
  4. Advocate for authentic media in the public sphere
  5. Produce media in every parish
  6. Media literacy education is an educational and faith formation imperative for the 21st century.

Deadline for early registration is June 15, 2017.
Final deadline for registration is July 1, 2017.

Early Registration Fee: $225
Full Registration Fee: $250.00

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Fee includes text books (except the National Directory for Catechesis) and a flash drive with all presentations; continental breakfasts, snacks and coffee breaks, two suppers (lunch is on your own), and a tour of Sony Studios.


Please note: Each student is required to bring a laptop computer (with wireless Internet capability if possible) and is able to use it competently before the course begins. Please arrive early to “plug in”. This is a paperless course. Lunch is from 12noon to 1pm. Please bring your own lunch or venture out to several eateries nearby. If the weather is good you can eat outside on our patio or in the conference room. We have coffee, tea, and water.


For more information please contact:


Sr. Nancy Usselmann

You can download a flyer for the course here.

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To develop and encourage Media Mindfulness

within the context of culture, education,

and faith formation.

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