Course Description

In this seminar, Fr. John Parks outlines the key principles in the Council's document on the Church in the Modern Word, Gaudium et Spes.

Hours of Instruction:  3


Fr. John Parks

Fr. John Parks was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Phoenix on June 5, 2010, and has served as parochial vicar of St. Daniel the Prophet and St. Timothy parishes. He has also served as the chaplain of Notre Dame Preparatory.  He received a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from Arizona State University, a Master of Arts in Catholic Thought and Life and a Master of Divinity from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. Fr. Parks is currently pursuing a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff.  In December of 2016, Fr. Parks was appointed by Bishop Olmsted as the new Vicar for Evangelization for the Diocese of Phoenix. Fr. Parks is also a frequent speaker at Steubenville Youth Conferences and is a regular contributor to, an online apostolate which seeks to engage and re-engage millennial Catholics.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    About the Seminar

    • Reflection Questions for Online Courses

    • Accessing the Document

  • 2

    Session 1

    • Handouts Session 1

    • Video

  • 3

    Session 2

    • Handouts Session 2

    • Video

  • 4

    Session 3

    • Handouts Session 3

    • Video