What Online Courses Can I Take To Deepen My Faith?

If you wanted to learn more about your faith here are a few suggestions of online courses, you can take.

Got to bqonlineformation.org if you have an account you’ve been to our site and know how to log in. Sometimes your difficulty is deciding on what to take.

Teachers in a parish program or a Catholic school/academy here are our four suggestions. Having an opportunity to learn more of your faith and to be able to hand it down to your students or even your children is valuable.


21st Century Lesson Planning for Faith Formation



In this 21st century, the church is at a critical crossroads in faith formation. Parishes are losing families and faith no longer seems relevant to our youth. Young people are changing rapidly. They are learning differently and living their faith differently. How do we effectively design a person-centered faith experience that engages both the minds and hearts of young Catholics in this complex 21st century? Come with us on the journey and find out!




Learner-Centered Environment ( 4 lessons)

Thinking Backwards (4 lessons)

Aiming for Change (4 lessons)

Evaluating Success (4 lessons)

Achieving Flow (4 lessons)

Extending your Reach (4 lessons)

Flipped First Exposure (4 lessons)


Practical Spirituality for Teachers



As someone called to be a teacher, it is as a teacher that you will become holy. In this course, Fr. Thomas Dailey from the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales describes how the simple, practical wisdom of St. Francis de Sales can help you to grow in holiness through your vocation as a teacher.



Salesian Spirituality (3 reflections)

The Devout Life (2 reflections)

Becoming More Prayerful (3 reflections)

Doing the Little Virtues (3 reflections)

Teacher Temptations (3 reflections)

Never-ending Need to Know (2 reflections)


Teach Lead Serve



Teach lead to serve informs teachers as ministers, deepens their understanding of church teaching, and inspires them in their calling to catholic education. There are 15 sessions to these sessions are all relatively short with thought-provoking discussion questions, quotes, articles, and supplemental content. Each session has a video, reflection time, collaboration time, and a review.


Spirituality for Teachers and Catechists



Spirituality for teachers and catechists is an engaging, 5 part course that guides the participant along the road of holiness. The course explores the foundations of spiritual theology while offering concrete applications to help participants grow in their daily prayer life. Each lesson contains high-quality video instruction, interactive activities, and quizzes to apply the knowledge gained throughout each lesson.


The Call to Universal Holiness

Growing in the Life of Prayer

Spirituality through the Sacraments

Christ as teacher

Review and Stages of the Interior Life

St. Joseph in the Shadow of the Cross

In previous years, the Secretariat’s Lenten reflection would be a coming together in prayer and fellowship. With so many restrictions in place, and I will add for a good reason, this Lenten season, like all other moments in our lives this past year, had to be different. We hoped when we did our Virtual Advent Reflection in December 2020 that by Lent, we would be able to gather. Not wanting to leave anyone out, we went the route of virtual.

On Friday, March 19, 2021, Our Lenten Reflection premiered on our YouTube channel.  Being that this is the Year of St. Joseph and we purposefully premiered on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, and our theme was “St. Joseph In the Shadow of the Cross.”

Very little is mentioned of St. Joseph in the bible, but no one can deny how important he is and what an important role he played in the life of Jesus Christ. He was a religious and humble man, who like Mary, did not question God’s will, and accept Mary as his wife. With that acceptance, he became a husband and a father. A father to no ordinary child, but a child who would bring salvation to the world.

With the thought of the different languages in our diocese, the stations of the cross and the reflections were a snapshot of our diversity. Bishop Raymond Chappetto’s reflection was in English, Bishop Octavio Cisneros in Spanish, Bishop Witold Mroziewski in Polish, Fr. Peter Bai in Chinese Mandarin, Fr. Cosmas Nzeabalu in Igbo, and Msgr. Joseph Malagreca in Haitian Creole.

Bishop Gregor Mansour’s reflection was in English, but he gave another layer of perspective from the Marion Rite. We hope that you take the opportunity to look into the Marion Rite and see how our similarities and difference still unite us.

Bishop Raymond reflects on the life of St. Joseph: Joseph was a happy man who loved Jesus and Mary so much. He loved with his whole heart. Joseph gives Jesus an example of fatherly love and compassion. Joseph speaks by his actions, not his words. Joseph teaches the church how to depend on God’s love and will.