July 14th-20th


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 in a Digital Age
  • Theology of Popular Culture/Cultural Mysticism
  • Philosophies in the Media
  • Panorama of Church and Media: A History
  • The Art of Television: Media Mindfulness Praxis
  • How To Read a film/Film History 
  • Praying the Media/Media Spirituality
  • Top 10: Media Mindfulness in Pop Music
  • Character Formation in a Media Culture
  • Virtues and Social Media
  • WORKSHOP: Creation and Presentation of a Final Project



    Schedule for the Course:

    Sun., July 14th 3:00pm-6:00pm
    Mon., July 15th-Sat., July 20th  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, film critic, and media literacy educator

    A Certificate in Media Literacy will be awarded at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in September 2019 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.

    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

    Media literacy education is an educational and faith formation imperative for the 21st century.

    Deadline for early registration is June 14, 2019.
    Final deadline for registration is July 14, 2019.

    Early Registration Fee: $225.00
    Full Registration Fee: $250.00

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    Fee includes text books (except the National Directory for Catechesis) and online access to all presentations; continental breakfasts, snacks, lunch, and a tour of Sony Studios.


    Please note: Each student is required to bring a laptop computer or other electronic device with wireless Internet capability access to be able to do research and access the handouts. This is a paperless course. 


    For more information please contact:


    Sr. Nancy Usselmann

    You can download a flyer for the course here.

    Register now!


    To develop and encourage Media Mindfulness

    within the context of culture, education,

    and faith formation.

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