Adult Courses

Adult Education in Theology

St. Thomas Aquinas High School offers a program of evening adult education classes in theology.  The purpose of this program is to provide the Seacoast Region opportunities for continuing education in the Catholic Faith.  The courses will be aimed at those who are interested in deepening their understanding of their faith, Scripture and the Church.  It may also be of interest to Catechists who would like to deepen their understanding of the issues they teach to children, adolescents, or adults in the R.C.I.A.  Course offerings will depend upon interest.  Each course will last 6 weeks, meeting once a week from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  The cost is $60.  Cost reductions available for financial hardship.

A class will be offered during lent on  Pope Francis, his life and teachings.  The Course will be based upon Pope Francis:  Untying the Knots by Paul Vallely and Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) Apostolic Exortation of Pope Francis.  Neither is required for participants but they are available through Amazon.  Evangelii Gaudium can also be downloaded for free from the Vatican Website

At St. Thomas the dates will be Tuesday Evenings, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, and 4/8.  We will meet from 6 to 8 pm in Room 107 near the Atrium entrance.

At Sacred Hearts Parish in Bradford, MA, the dates will be Thursday Evenings, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, and 4/10.  We will meet in the Rectory.
To register or for more information please contact Dr. Paul DiPietro at

A course on Christian Life will be offered later this Spring by Mr. Brett Payeur.

For more information please contact Dr. Paul DiPietro.
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Future Offerings
We hope to offer the following courses in the future, depending upon public interest.
  • Scripture: The Stories of the Hebrew Scriptures
  • Scripture: The Prophets and Post Exilic Period
  • Scripture: Paul’s Letters
  • Scripture: The Gospels
  • Scripture: Acts of the Apostles and other Writings
  • Second Vatican Council
  • Church History: Early Church
  • Church History: Medieval Church
  • Church History: Reformation and Early Modern
  • Catholicism: Church Doctrine, Practice, and Spirituality
  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Catholic Philosophy of the Human Person
  • Lay Ministry
  • Sacraments