CCDI announces winter-spring 2015 courses

The Continuing Christian Development Institute (CCDI) of Northern Virginia will offer the following daytime, lay volunteer formation certificate courses at St. John Neumann Church, 11900 Lawyers Rd., in Reston:

Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 7 through Feb. 11, "Creation, original sin, grace and justification" taught by Kevin Jones from the School of Theology of Catholic University in Washington. This course will be followed on Tuesdays from Feb. 24 through April 14 by "The sacraments of Christ," presented by Father Michael Witczak from Catholic U. The final course will run Wednesdays beginning April 15 for five weeks, "Marriage, family life issues and the synod of bishops," presented by John Grabowski from Catholic U.

Two adult faith formation courses will be offered Monday evenings, 7:15 to 9 p.m.: "New emphases and challenges in moral theology," presented by William Mattison from Catholic U. at Christ the Redeemer Church, 46833 Harry Byrd Hwy., Sterling, Feb. 23 through March 16; and "Back to the basics: understanding the Ten Commandments, the beatitudes and the Our Father according to their original Scriptural meanings," presented by Joseph Jensen from the Catholic Biblical Association of the United States at a location to be determined.

These courses form part of CCDI's ongoing celebration of "Vatican II at 50" as encouraged by Popes Francis and Benedict XVI and the U.S. Catholic bishops.

Find out more

Contact William J. Tobin, CCDI director, at, or during business hours at 703/941-4329.

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