Second Day for Young Men
Second Day for Young Men
The Church of All Saints, a parish and apostolate of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), is pleased to be able to offer the St. Peter Colloquium, a program for homeschooled young men (ages 13-18) that seeks to provide something sorely lacking in these perilous times: traditional Catholic and academic formation for in an atmosphere of authentic friendship and brotherhood. The key virtues we desire to inculcate include fortitude, purity, devotion, along with the development of leadership and an understanding of Christian heroism.
The day begins with chanting the Divine Office with the priests. The young men will also attend Holy Mass together, serving as the choristers during all High Masses. This spiritual framework grounds all the time between, because our faith in Jesus Christ and His Church must inform and guide all that we do and are. In addition, the tutors are themselves believing Catholic men, providing mentorship and examples so lacking in most young men’s lives today. Spiritual formation must include intellectual growth as well, and so our classes focus on reading, writing, speaking, and thinking at a high level. The Socratic method of teaching, as well as excellent texts, spur this growth.
Finally, because contemporary culture has all but abandoned boys to isolation, selfishness, and even vice, the St. Peter Colloquium provides a godly, healthy context for young men to build good friendships and participate in true Catholic fraternity. Besides the praying and singing of the Divine Office and Holy Mass and growing in the powers of the intellectual life, time is allotted for the playing of an assortment of organized and coached sports and games. “Sport, properly directed, develops character, makes a man courageous… it also makes the mind itself a more refined instrument for the search and communication of truth…” -Ven. Pope Pius XII
1st Period 8:50 – 9:40 Scripture/Civics
2nd Period 9:45 – 10:35 Scripture/Civics
Recess 10:40 – 11:00
3rd Period 11:05 – 11:55 – Romans (joined)
MASS 12:15 (confession avaliable)
BIOLOGY LAB (co-ed) 1:30 – 3:30
Boys Sports 1:30 – 3:30
Cost: $600/Year – Does not include cost for sports
Instructor: Fr. Bauknecht, FSSP
Father Bauknecht will offer this course using the book Understanding Scripture by Dr. Scott Hahn which presents a Catholic approach to Scripture, highlighting the theme of covenant. Tracing a path through salvation history, this book explains the various books of the Bible and the importance of each event in salvation history. Understanding the Scriptures is so critical to understanding Christ and the fullness of the Catholic Faith.
There will be homework and quizzes, and students will be expected to be prepared for class.
Required text and workbook:
Understanding the Scriptures: A Complete
Course on Bible Study (text and workbook),
from the Midwest Theological Institute’s The
*No new text and workbook required for returning students.
Catholic Civics I and II and Roman History and Thought
Instructor: Mr. John Niemann
Catholic Civics I. Students will learn the structure and intended function of our United States Constitution. They will read from the Enlightenment political philosophy that shaped the American founders (Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau), and then carefully consider the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution (including the Bill of Rights) from a Catholic perspective. Our goal will be to empower young Catholics to be responsible citizens and to understand what rights they possess moving through a post-Christian nation.
Catholic Civics II. With a basic understanding of the form and function of the Constitution as designed, we will dig deeper to gain insight into how both court decisions and administrative law have come to alter the Constitutional order designed by the founders. Students will learn to read actual Supreme Court cases and administrative law decrees that have had a profound impact on our national life. Our goal will be to arm Catholic young people to fight for positive change and advocate for the rights of people of faith in a hostile environment.
Roman History and Thought. Students will explore the history of the very culture that our Lord chose for His glorious Incarnation. As Catholics, we would be foolish not to pay close attention to Rome. Its empire came to encompass the Holy Land. Its laws punished our Lord and many martyrs. Its mail system allowed Paul to write his Epistles. Its roads allowed the the Apostles to spread the Gospel. But there is both good (philosophy, history, art) and bad (decadence, corruption) that plays into what the Scriptures call “the fullness of time.”
SPORTS FOR YOUNG MEN
Instructor: Mr. Jacob Flaherty, All Saints Music Director and long-time Junior High Baseball coach.
“Sport, rightly understood, is an occupation of the whole man, and while perfecting the body as an instrument of the mind, it also makes the mind itself a more refined instrument for the search and communication of truth and helps man to achieve that end to which all others must be subservient, the service and praise of his Creator.” -Ven. Pope Pius XII, 1945
All Saints is pleased to be able to offer a Sports course on Wednesdays from 1:45 – 3:15 pm. (Non-Boys Day members are welcomed to join). During this 90-minute block of time, the boys will practice and play a variety of sports, ranging from Flag Football, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Basketball, Volleyball, Broom Hockey, Dodgeball, Baseball, and others in a safe and fun environment. This program provides the boys with skills, strategies, and a chance to grow in a Christ-centered, fun, competitive environment that encourages good teamwork and fair play. Depending on participants’ skills, competitive league play in some of these events is a possibility. Much of the equipment, (but not all), will be provided. More details on this and fees will be provided in the coming weeks. Ages 12 and up. The instructor is Mr. Jacob Flaherty, All Saints Music Director and long-time Junior High Baseball coach.