What Is the Catechetical Institute?

The Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute is based out of the St. Paul Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, under the direction of Jeff Cavins. The Institute offers a two-year program on the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Applications are available in the spring for each fall registration. For further information on how to register and a full explanation of this great opportunity, click here!


Registration for the Newest Class!

Come discover the plan that will transform your work, your marriage, your family… your life!  This fall the Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute will begin another 2 year course at The Saint Paul Seminary. Under the direction of Mr. Jeff Cavins and taught by some of the best instructors in the Twin Cities, the program follows the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and will make sense of all things Catholic, deepen your faith, and lay out the roadmap to heaven.  The classes are divided into 4 eleven week modules and meet on Monday evenings starting at 7:00 pm with two Saturday morning formative sessions per module.  

For more information call (651) 962-6890

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· The Catechetical Institute is a two-year catechesis and study program.
· The program is offered by the St. Paul Seminary, with the blessing and support of the Archbishop.
· Faculty: Executive Director, Jeff Cavins, Fr. Peter Laird, Fr. Bill Baer, Fr. Klockeman, Fr. Michael Keating, Fr.       Christopher Beaudet, Joe Michalak, Dr. Todd Flanders, Christina Smith, Elizabeth Kelly, and Dr. Hippler.
· The program covers The Catechism of the Catholic Church
· Each semester covers a quarter of the Catechism in great depth: 1) The Creed, 2) The Sacraments,
  3) Christian morality, 4) Prayer.
· Class meets once a week on Monday nights from 7-9 pm. There is both lecture and small group discussion
   time every week.
· Each semester, there are two formative sessions on a Saturday morning where we go deeper on a specific
· Cost is $250 a semester.