Everybody wants to be happy, and God wants us to be happy.  This course explains the four levels of happiness (body, mind and will, heart, soul) and uses Scripture, stories, and common-sense to help us achieve emotional health, spiritual growth, and real happiness. Catholic Home Study Service (CHSS), sponsored by the Vincentian community and the Missouri Knights of Columbus, has been offering free courses on the Catholic Faith for more than sixty years. It is based at Saint Mary’s of the Barrens, historic “motherhouse”of the Vincentian Community in America. Father Oscar Lukefahr, C.M. is the Director of Catholic Home Study Service.

Catholic Home Study Service invites you to learn more about our faith by studying at home. Six free courses, faithful to the teachings of the Church, are available. When you request a course, you will receive a textbook and a workbook with study questions. After reading a section of the book, you can send your workbook answers to us either over the internet or by postal mail. We will make whatever corrections are necessary and answer any questions you want to ask. All who complete the course receive a graduation certificate. There is no charge for the course, and no one will call on you. You may take the course alone or with friends or family members.

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