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We face many misleading views of our faith. Too often religion is blamed for being anti-science, and some claim that religion foments violence. Learn the truth. The University Series offers a variety of sessions that help us learn more about our faith so that we can better live our life and can evangelize others.

Pre-register to show up at the parish door. We welcome everyone.


Robert Barron

Bishop Robert Barron
Chairman of the Board

Bishop Barron


There is so much going on in our world today, as there has been actually in every age. We believe Our Lord can address every modern issue in a way that will bring you lasting happiness. Our courses are designed to do just that, as they have done over the 23-year history of The University Series. Decide now to deepen your understanding of our faith and find the peace that has always been Our Lord’s will for you. Decide to attend these University Series sessions. All are welcome!

God bless!


Fr. Dave Heney

Fr Dave Heney

When, Who & What to Expect

  • The University Series runs Feb 15 to March 22 in person. See the "Calendar at a Glance" for the complete schedule.
  • The University Series offers seminars connecting faith with real life in areas such as current events, contemporary moral issues, evangelization, faith and science, marriage and family, church history, scripture, and prayer. All sessions are non-accredited and presented for the purpose of spiritual and personal growth.
  • University faculty have extensive knowledge in their fields. They love to teach and connect faith with real life. Sessions include presentations, multi-media, and time for your questions at the end of each session. You do not need to worry about quizzes or tests. Just ask your own questions!

Registration & Tuition

  • SEASON PASS OPTION Season Pass $75 (only available for purchase through Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14).  The Season Pass allows access to ALL sessions. Simply print your Season Pass from your emailed receipt or show it on your phone in order to attend sessions.  No laminated Season Passes will be distributed this year. Once again, you can bring a friend for free.
  • SINGLE SESSION OPTION Discounted price of $7.50 per class (only available for purchase until Ash Wednesday, Feb.14). Simply print your receipt ahead of time, or show it on your phone at the door. Once again, you can bring a friend for free.
  • OR Pay full cash price of $10 per class at the door. Once again, you can bring a friend for free.
  • Use your credit card @ All credit cards are accepted on-line.
  • This program is presented by University Series Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.  Tax donation statements will be found at the bottom of your emailed receipt, following your on-line registration. All net proceeds go toward future educational programs.
  • Refund/Cancellation Policy - There will be no refunds processed this year. Instead, we thank you for your donation to The University Series for further development.
  • Check here for any updates or changes during the Series.
  • Questions? Email any time, or call 805-496-0222 Ext. 119 during regular business hours.
  • All in-person presentations are subject to the Archdiocese and County Health Directives at that time, including, but not limited to, mask mandates, and hospitality guidelines. If an in-person presentation must be cancelled at the last minute, a replacement session will be substituted. Please watch the website for current, up-to-date information.