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.
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!
To register for any of the following sessions,
The development of Church teaching has always been effected, even driven, by the way the Church prays. For every generation, the principal gateway into the faith is the way it worships. 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, 23, October7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11.
Pope's Prayer Intention for February: Comfort for the Afflicted
That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.
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.
The Pope's prayer intention for January-- "Christian Unity.
That all Christians may be faithful to the Lord’s teaching by striving with prayer and fraternal charity to restore ecclesial communion and by collaborating to meet the challenges facing humanity.