July 15th-21st


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 15th 3:00pm-6:00pm
Mon., July 16th-Sat, July 21st  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
Sr. Jennifer Hyatt, FSP, master catechist and media literacy educator 

A Certificate in Media Literacy will be awarded at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in September 2018 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 15, 2018.
Final deadline for registration is July 15, 2018.

Early Registration Fee: $220
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. This is a paperless course. Lunch is from 12 noon to 1 pm.  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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