Advanced Media Literacy Course 2016

PCMS Sony 7_12

Our 2012 participants! L to R Sr. Jennifer, Sr. M. Thecla, Clair, Kathy, Diana (Singapore), Liz (Singapore) and Dione. (Not shown: Carol Shelton and Sr. Rose)

We are pleased to announce that the Advanced Certificate in Media Literacy will take place from Sunday, July 17 – Saturday, July 23, 2016.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to Media Literacy Education
  • Core Concepts & Key Questions of Media
  • Media Literacy & Media Mindfulness
  • Theology & Spirituality of Communication
  • Becoming Cultural Mystics
  • Philosophy/Ideology & the Media
  • Film History and Analysis
  • Popular Culture, Music and Advertising
  • Influence of Digital Culture on Faith
  • Online Safety
  • Seminar on How to Prepare Electronic Presentations (on request)

The teaching staff includes: Sister Rose Pacatte, FSP, nationally recognized media literacy educator, Sr. Nancy Usslemann, FSP, specialist in music and popular culture, Joan Doyle, Master Catechist and author, Sr. Jennifer Hyatt, FSP, master catechist on spirituality and theology of communication, the Rev. Scott D. Young on the history of cinema.

A certificate in Media Literacy will be awarded at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in September 2016 upon completion of the course and final project to be submitted no later than August 20, 2016. (If you cannot be present we will send your certificate to you.)

The National Directory for Catechesis (1995) lists five ways catechists are to bridge faith and culture with media:

  • Become media literate
  • Make popular media the subject of catechesis
  • Use media in catechesis
  • Advocate for authentic media in the public sphere
  • Produce media in every parish

Media literacy education is an educational and faith formation imperative for the 21st century.

Fee: $225.00

The deadline for registration is July 5, 2016

One full scholarship is available for one bi-lingual student who teaches in at least two languages. Please note on your application that you are seeking the scholarship.

Fee includes text books (except the National Directory for Catechesis) and a flash drive with all presentations; continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, two suppers (lunch is on your own), and tour of Sony Studios.

Please note: Each student is required to bring a laptop computer (with wireless Internet capability if possible) and is able to use it competently before the course begins. Please arrive early to “plug in”. This is a paperless course. At this time a laptop is essential (rather than an iPad or other tablet.) We will give you a flash drive with all materials except the books as noted above. We will provide a nice continental breakfast and snacks. Lunch is from 12noon – 1pm – please bring your own or there are several eateries nearby. If the weather good you can eat outside on our patio or in the conference room. We have coffee, tea, and water. Please bring your own water bottle.

For more information please contact Sr. Nancy Usslemann at








Movie Bible Nights 2015



Feb 14    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 6th Wk Ordinary Time (Gospel)

Mar 7      Secretariat                                           3rd Wk of Lent (Gospel)

Apr 11     Fault in Our Stars                             2nd Wk Easter (Gospel)

May 9     The Giver                                              6th Wk Easter (Gospel)

Jun 13    Calvary                                                   11th Wk Ordinary Time (Gospel)

Jul 11     Maleficent                                             15th Wk Ordinary Time (Gospel)

Aug 8     Trouble with the Curve                  19th Wk Ordinary Time (Gospel)

Sep 12   Transcendence                                    24th Wk Ordinary Time (Gospel)

Oct 10    Gravity                                                    28th Wk Ordinary Time (Gospel)

Nov 14   Man of Steel                                          33rd Wk Ordinary Time (Gospel)

Dec 12   Noah                                                          3rd Wk Advent (Gospel)

Daughters of St Paul who completed the Basic Level Media Literacy Course in January 2015


Advanced Certificate in Media Literacy 2016


Advanced Certificate in Media Literacy Course 2016

Registration form: Advanced Certificate in Media Literacy 2016

To register please copy and paste this form into a Word or text document, fill it out and send with your check for $225.00 to:


Pauline Center for Media Studies

Att. Registrar

3908 Sepulveda Blvd

Culver City, CA 90230

(Make check out to DAUGHTERS OF ST PAUL)


Deadline for registration: July 5, 2016

This registration for 6 1/2 day course. For information please contact Sister Nancy at

Registration Form 2014 – 2015


Name _________________________________________________________________

Address _________________________________________________________________

City  _______________________________________ State _____  Zip _________

Current ministry or educational role/interest:


Parish, Diocese, Organization

Best phone  _______________________  

Cell phone  _________________________________

Email Address _________________________________________________________________

___ I enclose my check in the amount of  $225.00 for the 2016 Media Literacy Advanced Certificate Course.

___ I understand that I am responsible for all transportation, accommodation, health insurance and meals except for continental breakfasts, morning and afternoon breaks, and one dinner.


Signature _____________________________________________________________


For further information contact:

Sr. Nancy Usslemann, FSP


Media Literacy Course participants 2012 (Tour of Sony Studios)

L to R Sr. Jennifer, Sr. M. Thecla, Clair, Kathy, Diana (Singapore), Liz (Singapore) and Dione. (Not shown: Carol Shelton and Sr. Rose)

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