Adult Education Opportunities


Sacraments – 8 Week Course will be offered this January in two locations. Father Timothy Grimme will be teaching at Saint Michael Church Hall, St. Michael on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 PM beginning January 7th.   Dr. James Merrick will be teaching at the Seton Suite, Cathedral, Altoona on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 PM beginning January 9th.  These classes may be taken for continuing education credit and Master Catechist requirements.  For registration, please contact Marybeth at (814) 361-2000 or by email at  All are welcome.

Paul, a New Covenant Jew
Doctor James Merrick will be offering a six week course beginning Tuesday, January 7th from 6:00-8:30 PM at the Seton Suite, Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona on St. Paul, a New Covenant Jew.   A study on Pauline theology, this course will look at Paul not as a construct of Reformation and post-Reformation exegesis, but on Paul’s own terms – “as a New Covenant Jew.”  Rooted in Scripture, the course explores Paul the man, Paul the Apostle and Paul the Saint.

Doctor Merrick is a lecturer at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Theology and Latin teacher at St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy in Boalsburg, and on the faculty for Lay Ecclesial Ministry and Diaconal Formation.  The cost of this course, which includes registration and textbook is $62.00.  For more information or to registration please call Marybeth at (814) 361-2000 or email at  Registration forms are also available online at