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Archdiocese of New York

Continue your faith formation and continuing education journey with Enlighten.

Since its founding 175 years ago, Fordham has steadfastly honored its mission of educating students in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. Today, in partnership with the Archdiocese of New York, Fordham continues this tradition with Enlighten, an online adult faith education program.

Enlighten offers you new online courses that will help you understand and live your Catholic faith.

Who Should Participate in Enlighten?

Enlighten for ADNY is opened to all member of the Archdiocese of New York:

  • Those involved in parish leadership or ministry
  • Catechists and youth ministers looking to satisfy certification requirements or simply renew their knowledge
  • All who are interested in learning more about their faith

Program Highlights

  • The all-online Enlighten program offers parishioners of the Archdiocese of New York the opportunity to explore their faith, church history, and church teachings.
  • Through coursework, you will examine the scriptures, the sacraments, Catholic social teaching, and more.
  • All instructors have ample experience in teaching catechesis.
  • Each course is designed in a way that caters to adult learners.
  • You’ll have many opportunities to discuss course content with other students and the broader faith community.

Program Basics

  • Six core courses run for six weeks each.
  • Each week, coursework is delivered in small modules that can be completed at a time that's convenient for you.
  • Lectures are presented in a combination of video and audio format.
  • Readings and other resources are provided.
  • Participation in the program is a step toward certification for catechists and other lay leaders.
  • Currently, the program is open to parishioners of the Archdiocese of New York, which covers all costs.

2019 Sessions


Summer Session
Classes Begin May 20, 2019
Classes End June 30, 2019
Registration starts April 22nd
*Add/drop ends May 13, 2019

September Session
Classes Begin
September 16, 2019
Classes End October 28, 2019
*Add/Drop ends September 9, 2019

October Session
Classes Begin
October 29, 2019
Classes End December 10, 2019
*Add/Drop ends October 22, 2019

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Contact Enlighten

441 E Fordham Rd
Keating 303
Bronx, NY 10463

Tel: 718-817-4800

Fax: 718-817-3352