Opportunities to Learn and Grow in the Catholic Faith
The Christ Renews His Parish Renewal Weekend is an overnight retreat right here at All Saints. CRHP is for adult parishioners looking to renew their faith, gain a spiritual boost and make lasting friendships with other members of the parish. The two-day, one-night retreat is carefully planned and includes all meals. Don’t miss this opportunity to take time to reflect on Holy Scripture and deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ.
Retreats are January 26-27, 2019 for women, and February 9-10, 2019 for men. Watch parish communications for updates or the CRHP web page.
“Honor His invitation, and He will give you rest. You will find the joy hidden in you.” – Fr. Anthony
- Tuesday mornings, 10-11:30am, Parish Library, 11/13 – 12/18
- Tuesday evenings, 7-8:30pm, Parish Library, 11/13 – 12/18
On Friday, November 9th women of the parish and their guests are invited to spend an evening together to share a meal and fellowship. After dinner speaker, Melissa Foley, will inspire us to prepare for Advent with her presentation.
We have our hostesses and still have seats available for those who would like to attend but not hostess. It’s a lovely evening of food and fellowship.
This event is being sponsored by the Women’s Guild and CRHP and will benefit the Gift of Grace House. We hope you will join us. Tickets are $10.
A spiritual study that will give you a deeper understanding of the precious gift of Christ’s body, blood, soul and divinity that you can receive at each and every Mass.
Christ is alive and fully present in the Eucharist. Join us as we delve into the “source and summit” of our Faith with Bishop Robert Barron’s DVD-based program: Eucharist: Sacred Meal, Sacrifice and Real Presence. This spiritual study will give you a deeper understanding of the precious gift of Christ’s body, blood, soul and divinity that you can receive at each and every Mass.
Small groups will meet weekly for 6 weeks beginning 9/10. This book will be available for $15 at the first meeting of each group.
- All groups full
On Mondays, this 20-week study is limited to 25 participants.
September 10 – March 25, McGivney Hall
Leader: Kathy Mazza & Susan Buffington
Cost: $20 Book
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC? Never been baptized or baptized in another non-Catholic Christian Church? The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) sessions, which help to prepare you for the sacraments that will bring you into full communion with the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil.
SPONSORS ARE NEEDED! Contact Richard Ducate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is RCIA?
RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the process by which persons become fully initiated Catholics. RCIA is for adults:
- Who were never baptized.
- Who were baptized in another Christian faith and who wish to become Catholic.
- Who were baptized Catholics but were never confirmed.
RCIA meets weekly on Sundays, starting in September. Sessions typically include prayer and instruction on some aspect of the Catholic faith.
Each RCIA candidate is paired with a parish sponsor who also attends the weekly sessions. Candidates are initiated gradually through a series of liturgical rites. They receive the sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil, the highlight of the Church year.
What is the Role of Sponsors?
Sponsors play an important role in the initiation process. They remind us that we are participating in a process of conversion, which involves a personal experience of being welcomed into a faith community of human persons. RCIA sponsors represent the faith community; they insure that no individual walks the journey of conversion on their own.
Parish Sponsors serve as formal representatives of the Catholic faith community. They are active Catholics who represent the local parish community, and, by extension, the universal church. Parish Sponsors may be personal friends or relatives of the candidate (such as a spouse or fiancé) if they are also members of the local parish community and are able and willing to assume responsibilities of the Sponsor.
The Parish Sponsor accompanies the candidate through the periods of Catechumenate, Enlightment and Mystagogia. He or she serves the candidate as a mentor, a companion, and a representative of the faith community.
- As mentor, serves as a living example or role model of what it means to be a person of faith.
- As companion, accompanies the candidate to RCIA activities, is available to the candidate outside of RCIA process, encourages and supports the candidate in the discernment process, offers the candidate guidance and understanding when the candidate is doubtful or hesitant, and, if necessary, challenges the candidate to be faithful to the discernment process.
- As representative of the faith community, helps the candidate feel welcome, introduces the candidate to other members of the faith community, and invites the candidate to participate in community activities.
- Talks by our priests, deacons and other religious speakers
- Movie screenings, like for the 100th Anniversary of Fatima and the Passion of the Christ
- Rosary Events – Patriotic Rosary the first Thursday each month at 1PM in the church; 13th Day Rosary on the 13th of each month after the evening Mass, 7PM on weekdays or 5PM if the 13th is on a weekend; and 5th Sunday Rosary by the K of C after 10:30AM Masses when there is a 5th Sunday in a month (9/30/2018, 11/30/2018).
Watch the eNews, website and bulletin for announcements of upcoming events.
Catholic Faith Discussions for Men – Men’s Bible Group Invites You!
Catholic Scripture and Faith Discussions for Men starts Sunday, December 2nd! If you have struggled to make prayer a regular part of your life you will appreciate this program. Get up early and join us on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month as we work toward a closer relationship with God. We will be studying the series Walking Towards Eternity: Engaging the Struggles of Your Heart as presented by Jeff Cavins. The study materials use a structured process for reading and praying over scripture known as Lectio Divina. Our sessions on Sunday will include group discussion on the scripture passages assigned between meetings as well as a video presented by Jeff Cavins that helps tie it all together.
Meeting 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month: 7:00 – 8:25 am, in All Saints’ parish library. To reserve your place, contact either Scott Cohen at email@example.com or 404-354-6362, or Michael Tobia at 404-642-9313.
- All Saints Calendars
- Daily Readings
- 3-Minute Theology videos
- Kid’s content
Special content is added for Advent and Lenten seasons. Our app will also help you find Masses when you travel!
ADVENT & CHRISTMAS DIGITAL CONTENT
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD (CHRISTMAS)
Study: Symbolon Knowing the Faith, Session 4: The Story of Salvation
Study: Kristoph and the First Christmas Tree
Watch: The Story of the Nativity
Watch: Joseph of Nazareth
Watch: Mary of Nazareth
Watch: Brother Francis: The Rosary
Ver: Hermano Zeferino: El Rosario
Watch: Brother Francis: O Holy Night
Ver: Hermano Zeferino: Hermano Zeferino: Nació el Rey
Read: God is Love
Read: Mary: God’s Yes to Man
Read: God Sent His Son: A Contemporary Christology
Read: Love: A Fruit Always in Season
Read: Read-Aloud Book of Bible Stories
Read: My Path to Heaven
Read: The Year and Our Children
Read: Christmas with Bernadette
Read: Come, Lord Jesus
Listen: The True Meaning of Christmas
Listen: God Made Man
Listen: The History of Salvation
Listen: The Story of Christmas
Listen: The King is Born
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