THIS WE BELIEVE!!
IF YOU ARE YOU ARE AN INQUIRER INTERESTED IN KNOWING MORE ABOUT THE CATHOLIC FAITH
A CATHOLIC WHO WANTS TO DEEPEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE TEACHINGS OF THE CHURCH
YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR ADULT FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM
WEDNESDAY EVENINGS - 7PM
BEGINNING SEPT. 15TH
The classes will guide and form our catechumens and candidates as part of the R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults), but the presentations and format will help all of us to deepen our love for and understanding of the Church.
The class is open to:
Inquirers, baptized and unbaptized
Those wishing to convert from another faith
Baptized but uncatechised Catholics
Catholics who want a fuller understanding of the Church and her teachings
THE TEXT: THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
"A sure norm for teaching the Faith." John Paul II
For further information contact Eleanor at 206-763-9047
Terms and Information Regarding Faith Formation
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or RCIA
"A thoroughly comprehensive catechesis on the truths of Catholic doctrine and moral life, aided by approved catechetical texts, is to be provided during the period of the catechumenate" (RCIA, Appendix III, #7).
Catechumens- individuals who have never been baptized in any tradition and need basic evangelization and catechesis.
Candidates - individuals seeking full communion with the Church. They fall into two groups: 1) baptized Christians seeking full communion with the Church; and 2) Catholic people who may have been baptized but who are not fully initiated, with little or no instruction in the Bible or general Christian teachings.
Faith Formation Course Outline
Session 1: Divine Revelation - Life of Faith Response
Session 2: The Mystery of the Trinity
Session 3: The Mystery of Creation - Mystery of Sin
Session 4: The Mystery of the Incarnation
Session 5: Jesusí Ministry: Teaching, Healing, Reconciling
Session 6: The Mystery of Redemption
Session 7: The Mystery of the Resurrection, Ascension, Lordship of Christ
Session 8: The Holy Spirit
Session 9: The Mystery of the Church: One Holy, Catholic, Apostolic
Session 10: Mary, the Virgin Mother of God
Session 11: The Four Last Things - The Communion of Saints
Session 12: The Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation
Session 13: Eucharist: Theology and Structure of the Mass
Session 14: Sacraments of Healing: Penance and Anointing
Session 15: Sacraments of Service: Matrimony - Holy Orders
Session 16: Catholic Morality and the Dignity of the Human Person - Living the Moral Life -
Ten Commandments: 1-3
Session 17: Ten Commandments 4-10
Session 18: Prayer
The primary text to be used will be the Catechism of the Catholic Church.Home