Pope's Prayer Intention: Lapsed Christians
That our brothers and sisters who have strayed from the faith, through our prayer and witness to the Gospel, may rediscover the merciful closeness of the Lord and the beauty of the Christian life.
www.flocknote.com/catechism - a website for a daily reading from the Catechism. Great way to help you digest this document in easy-to-read bytes. Check it out!
www.flocknote.com/gospels - provides daily readings and commentary about the Gospel for the current year.
Year of Faith- It is important that we understand what our faith teaches. Our US Bishops have a couple resources that you can tap for catechesis. The US Catholic Catechism for Adults is a companion to the larger document that was published several years ago. There are several videos you can view on the website.
Disciples Called to Witness - Another important avenue is the emphasis on personal witness. We need to tell others and witness to others what being a Catholic is all about. The Bishops have a document called "Disciples Called to Witness".
Lighthouse Catholic Media CDs are available in the gathering space of our church. These CDs provide a great way to inspire your faith at your own convenience. Speakers include Matthew Kelly, Scott Hahn, and other vibrant people. Topics range from the Sacrament of Reconciliation to personal stories of conversion. Pick one up today for a suggested donation of $3.
OnDemand Catholic Update - If you like "Catholic Update," there is an online access to Catholic videos for catechists and parishioners. It comes from Franciscan media.
Do you find it easy to pray? Is prayer an integral part of your day? Do you hear God's voice in your daily life and know how to respond accordingly? For most of us, prayer becomes a source of frustration as we struggle to calm our minds and find even a few minutes to set aside to pray. In our busy lives, prayer is seen as a luxury, when in reality it is at the foundation of a healthy spiritual life. The good news is you can overcome your difficulties with prayer, and it is easier than you might think. Come join this series for all people on a prayer journey. There will be video presentations and time for sharing. Sessions are held between Sunday morning Masses, except on K of C Breakfast weekends. All are welcome!
The presence of the Catholic Church in the United States reaches back to the founding days of our country through the leadership of Archbishop John Carroll, the first Catholic bishop in the United States. His story, like other stories at the start of the chapters in the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, gives us a glimpse into the lives of Catholics who lived out their faith throughout our country's history. Each chapter in the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults includes stories, doctrine, reflections, quotations, discussion questions, and prayers to lead the reader to a deepening faith. We will have DVD presentations, questions for discussion, and group sharing. Please join us on Mondays in the Zimmerman Conference Room.
In this series, Fr. Robert Spitzer dispenses with the contemporary statement, "Science has proven God does not exist," and then goes on to demonstrate God's existence from science, philosophy, medicine, transcendtentals, and metaphysical proofs. Fr. Spitzer is at once entertaining and overflowing with pertinent information. This series will utilize FORMED and be facilitated by Dcn Wayne Talbot. All are welcome!
If you would like to have a deeper relationship with God, a better understanding of your faith, and fellowship with other men of faith, you are invited to join The Bible Study Timeline. It is a great way to get the big picture of the Bible and see how our Catholic faith is rooted in Scripture. You'll see how the Bible reveals God's loving plan for your life, and you will learn helpful ways to put your faith into practice. The study includes a series of informative and engaging half-hour videos presented by Jeff Cavins. Each video presentation will be followed by a lively group discussion. All men are welcome!
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The Church's Creeds evolved out of a doctrinal concern, but they were always more than doctrine; they were prayed by the Christian community. The ways the Church prayed her faith, primarily in the Eucharistic gathering, even contributed to the formation of the New Testament. For every generation, the principal gateway into the faith is the way it worships. Thus worship must be regarded as one of the most vigorous and central elements of the Pastoral Ministry Formation curriculum. This course will consider the relationship between liturgical prayer and religious imagination, focusing particularly on the meaning liturgy can have for contemporary Catholics, as well as present day challenges. Sessions are held Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on September 9, 16, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18.
2017 is the 500th Anniversary of "the" Reformation. We often think "the" Reformation was a single, unified movement. Actually, there were many reformations. This course will uncover multiple reformations before and after Luther and the Council of Trent, discovering not only religious movements, but also the political, social, economic, and cultural context of centuries that changed the world. This series will also utilize a DVD series created by "Now You Know Media" featuring Christopher Bellitto. Sessions are held Wednesdays form 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on October 18, 25, November 8, 15.